Phantom Traveler

October 4, 2005

On TransNational flight 2485, a man possessed by the spirit of the Phantom Traveler causes the plane to crash, leaving only five survivors left alive. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) must exorcise the angry spirit before it attacks the survivors. The brothers realize the only way to do that is to take the battle to the skies.… Read More

Dead in the Water Review

September 27, 2005

By John Keegan

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I’ve been impressed with this series so far, but the real test of any series will come after the first couple of episodes. The pilot is all about establishing premise, and the second episode is typically taking the ideas from the pilot and reshaping them into an ongoing format. After that, it’s all up in the air. Take “Threshold” as a good example: the first two hours were promising, but the third hour didn’t meet the same standard.
I’m happy to say that “Supernatural” hasn’t had the same problem yet. I think this is because it’s not trying to be something more than it is. Whatever opinions I had about the format before haven’t changed after this episode; if anything, those opinions were solidified. The continuity remains at the character development level, and if the characters themselves still feel like mysteries themselves, that’s all the better.
This episode says a lot about Dean, and I love the way that Jason gets to play with his range. He’s been criticized in the past, and while I certainly understand those criticisms, I can’t help but feel a certain something from the character and Jason’s portrayal.Read More

Dead in the Water

September 27, 2005
  • What A Way To Go – Black Toast Music
  • Round And Round – Ratt
  • Too Daze Gone – Billy Squier
  • Movin' On – Bad Company
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Dead in the Water

September 27, 2005

Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate a series of mysterious drownings written off as suicides. They discover the spirit is an angry little boy with the power to travel through water who is taking revenge on certain town inhabitants for a dark secret buried long ago.… Read More

TV review: Supernatural

September 23, 2005

The new drama Supernatural (WB, Thursdays, 9:00 ET) is another variation on what has become a familiar television theme: Beyond our everyday material world is a spiritual realm that impinges upon our lives. … Read More