Jared Padalecki was a teenager working a summer job as a ranchhand in Texas when his family showed up to tell him he'd won a nationwide search to be a trophy presenter at the 1999 Teen Choice Awards. … Read More
By John Keegan
Normally, the hot women on this show are little more than skinny eye candy. Even Amy Acker was tossed out for show, with very little character to work with (leaving aside commentary on her acting). Jane McGregor, on the other hand, blew me away. Her role still wasn’t overly complex, but since her psychology was at the center of the story, Lori and her interaction with Sam was critical to the episode’s success. I’ve never seen this actress before, but I was impressed at how quickly she could turn on the hotness.
Speaking of Sam, I wasn’t nearly as disappointed in his character as I have been in the past.
- Merry Go Round – Split Habit
- Bang Your Head (Metal Health) – Quiet Riot
- Noise – Low Five
- At Rest – APM
- Royal Bethlehem – APM
- U Do 2 Me – Paul Richards
- Peace Of Mind – Boston
The infamous “Hook Man,” a vengeful spirit who kills his victims with a shiny hook that serves as his hand, terrorizes a small college town in Iowa. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) learn that all the victims are connected to the daughter of a local minister and race to find and destroy the Hook Man’s bones before he comes for them.… Read More
Estranged brothers Sam (Gilmore Girls' Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Smallville's Jensen Ackles) are reunited when their ghostbusting father mysteriously disappears. … Read More
By John Keegan
Sam was the one who escaped, and for that reason alone, Sam should have a lot of internal conflict with his current situation. He thought he had escaped his past, and it came back to bite him. Intersections with his old life are almost impossible, because he has to lie to them, and there’s an inevitable barrier of deception.
Jared plays the character as someone trying to contain his broiling emotions behind a flat affect, which can work if there’s sufficient acting ability. Think of Edward Olmos on “Battlestar: Galactica” and how clearly he can communicate with just a minimal shift of facial expression. Jared doesn’t have that, and so what is meant to seem like an extreme bit of conflict doesn’t necessarily shine through.
Four weeks into the new season, the truth can be told: The year's most distinctive bump-in-the-dark new creepshow is — cue the organ music — Supernatural. … Read More
- "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" – Iron Butterfly
- Poison Whiskey – Lynyrd Skynyrd
- Hey Man, Nice Shot – Filter
- All Right Now – Free