SUPERNATURAL beyond S5

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by david g, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. david g

    david g Commodore Commodore

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    Hi all,
    I am currently halfway through S5 (just saw "Sam, Interrupted"). Fans I respect have told me that the series simply isn't very good post-S5. I'm wondering how fans of the series who have seen it all of the way through feel about it post-S5?

    I have to hand it to the lead actors for still seeming committed to the characters at least up to the fifth season... I was sorely disappointed at the killing off of the female hunter bar-owner lady and her daughter--why didn't they develop their characters? I do like the daring of the show--what an arc, Lucifer as the big bad...Has Kripke ever revealed himself as a fan of Milton's "Paradise Lost"?
     
  2. Mr Light

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    S6: it's a decent follow-up
    S7: I almost stopped watching the series. it really lost it.
    S8: got interesting again.
    S9: solid season premise so far.

    But I would say S3-5 was the highpoint.
     
  3. RoJoHen

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    Season 7 is pretty terrible, but I didn't mind Season 6 or 8. Haven't seen any of Season 9, but I'm excited to watch it based on the way that Season 8 ended.
     
  4. JD

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    I didn't really start watching it regularly until season 6, but even without the earlier seasons to compare it too, I thought Season 7 wasn't very good. It wasn't bad enough for me to stop watching, but it definitely wasn't as good as the seasons before or after.
     
  5. Kestrel

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    Pretty much agreed with the above. Biggest complaint about Season Six was too many plots that resolved too abruptly. Season Seven did introduce one of my favorite recurring characters. I need to catch up with Nine.
     
  6. Mr Light

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    Damn, nobody liked Season Seven :lol:
     
  7. Sto-Vo-Kory

    Sto-Vo-Kory Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Season seven, for the most part, was unsuccessful. It was clear what they were attempting, but the show's creators just weren't able to satisfy the build-up or premises they began.

    That being said, however, the seventh did contain 2 massive high points:

    +The introduction of Felicia Day's Charlie

    +One of the best episodes of the series, IMO, "Death's Door."
     
  8. Skywalker

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    Yeah, I pretty much agree with the consensus. Season Six is still pretty decent, while Season Seven wasn't all that great (though it had its moments). But Season Eight was a really nice return to form and I've enjoyed Season Nine so far, too.
     
  9. DonIago

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    Forgot what thread I was viewing and for a few confused moments I thought this was a DS9 thread. :)

    I've only seen S1-2 and the first episode of S3 myself. Not sure what happened there, maybe it was the abrupt change in premise. I mean to get back to it at some point.
     
  10. Kestrel

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    Agreed, and personally I also really liked (and I think OP will too given one of his comments)

    the brief return of Jo. While she had a hell of an exit it was a very lovely coda after I was sad she only got name-dropped in Ellen's AU return.

    Garth getting more focus was a lot of fun too, IMO.
     
  11. david g

    david g Commodore Commodore

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    Thanks for all of these helpful insights, everyone. Looks like I have at least S6 to look forward, and maybe further seasons beyond it.
     
  12. auntiehill

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    Season 7 tends to spin its wheels for a long time but has the best, most gut-wrenching episode of the series, episode 10. I cried like a baby.
     
  13. Sto-Vo-Kory

    Sto-Vo-Kory Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Same here.

    "We'll, as fate would have it, I adopted two boys, and they grew up great. They grew up heroes. So you can go to hell!"
     
  14. auntiehill

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  15. Starbreaker

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    I really enjoyed seasons 2-5. I'm only on Season 8, but 6 and 7 were just overall bad.
     
  16. lvsxy808

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    Indeed, agreeing person agrees.

    I watched 1 to 5 as they aired, but from 6 onwards I was no longer in a place that actually broadcast them regularly so I had to wait for the DVD sets.

    Season 6 was good, a bit confusing in some spots when it seems like there's lots of contradictory stuff going on, but it all makes sense in the end and in retrospect is actually a clever and logical follow up to the events of season 5.

    Season 7 had some great episodes but the overall arc wasn't as strong. You might compare it to Buffy s4 in that way.

    Only just got season 8 for Xmas and haven't had time to crack into it yet.

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