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
In this good-enough follow-up to the scary pilot, the Dreamboat Brothers pursued the camper-eating Wendigo and Sam's "Carrie" dream made him more determined than ever to find the Thing That Killed The Women In His Life. … Read More
By John Keegan
Surprisingly, I think I liked this episode even more than the pilot. Granted, there were a lot of elements lifted from the “X-Files” episodes “Detour” and “Darkness Falls”, but within the framework of this series, it worked rather well. If Mulder or Scully had expressed such a cocky sense of experience when dealing with the experts, it would have come across as disingenuous. In this case, I expected nothing less.
I’m a guy, and so the characters of Sam and Dean needed to be more than hot actors posturing for the camera. While there’s an awful lot of posturing going on, I’m getting the sense that a lot of that is intentional.
Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) follow the coordinates left in their father’s journal and land in the middle of the woods where they investigate the disappearance of several campers. The two brothers soon learn they are dealing with a Wendigo, a creature made famous in Native America legends. A Wendigo is a former human whose cannibalism has transformed him into a creature with superhuman strength and speed that feasts on human flesh.
- Hot Blooded – Foreigner
- Down South Jukin' – Lynyrd Skynyrd
- Fly By Night – Rush
By John Keegan
That said, I have a deep and unending interest in the "paranormal". I love exploring the possibilities that lie outside of what many consider to be "normal". It's not so much that I buy into the typical explanations for these phenomena, because much of the time, it comes across as an artificial construction of "fact" designed to give order to the unexplained. But what I find interesting is the very fact that these anecdotal experiences are so prevalent. One can pass it off as purely psychological, but if something is unexplained, is that really a conclusion that can be made?
The old adage is that there is no such thing as the "supernatural", only those things that science cannot yet explain.
In the producers' Hollywood-ese shorthand, Route 66 meets The X-Files and Star Wars at a truck stop. Two estranged brothers head out in their '67 Chevy Impala to search for their father, who trained them to hunt for supernatural phenomena — and the answer … Read More
- Gasoline – Ginger
- What Cha Gonna Do – Classic
- Speaking In Tongues – Eagles Of Death Metal
- Ramblin' Man – Allman Brothers Band
- Back In Black – AC/DC
- Highway To Hell – AC/DC
- My Cheatin' Ways – Kid Gloves Music
Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki, “Gilmore Girls”) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles, “Smallville”), witness their mother’s paranormal death as children and grow up trained to fight by a distraught father who wants nothing more than to hunt down the thing that killed his wife. Sam escapes to college to start a new, normal life, but gets pulled back in after Dean shows up on his doorstep to tell him their father is missing. Following clues from their father’s eerie phone message, the boys travel to a small town and encounter a violent and vengeful spirit called the “Woman in White.”… Read More