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25 October 2012 @ 01:41 pm
SPN #8x04 Bitten (episode review)  
I was out all day and evening yesterday (didn't actually get back until 12:30am... Eep!), but I recorded the episode and got a chance to watch it today. Here are my impressions...


I'm guessing a lot of people probably feel differently, but this episode was pretty "meh" to me. It reminded me so much of the Blair Witch Project, especially the cinematography (and in a way also reminded me of Paranormal Activity... not that it had any "jump" moments, but just the way it was filmed overall). That's not really a turn-off for me... The boys were hardly in it, and even though I expected this going into it after reading spoilers from the summer, it kinda felt like a different show to me, like a spin-off. I felt it dragging a bit in the middle, and it felt to me like they had less commercial breaks in it than usual (did they? Or did it just seem that way?). And I also got a bit of an American Werewolf In London vibe to it, especially in the way Michael gets that super strength after he turns, and then is all emo about what he's become. The characters? Honestly, I didn't really feel all that drawn to them (maybe I'm too old and don't get the college student thing anymore, lol). I did like the way they all seemed protective of one another, especially the way Brian says at the end that he wanted to protect Kate. And for the ending... Kate not wanting Sam and Dean to look for her, saying she was leaving and that she'd try to survive on animal hearts. Makes me think of Lenore and her fellow vamps from Bloodlust, or Amy from last season. Wonder if she will resurface later on, but I'm betting not...

What little we saw of the boys I liked, of course. The kids thinking there's some "job romance" (or whatever it was) between them was good for a chuckle. Wish they'd shown up more. It was an interesting twist that the professor was the one responsible for everything.

Not my absolute least favorite of all time, but still, not my thing. I guess those types of eps just aren't. Sorry, wish I could've been more positive.


Oops, almost forgot.. before I go I wanted to give a welcome to my newest friend, cindyls ! Great to have you here, hon :) *hugs*
 
 
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Lady Moon-Loona-cy: gemini aujennytork on October 25th, 2012 02:04 pm (UTC)
I felt the exact same way.

Not all episodes are everyone's cup of tea.

Now, I hope I can say this the way it sounds in my head. If I confuse you, please forgive me.

My issue isn't with negativity in general about episodes -- everyone is going to feel negative about at least one per season. My issue is with the virulent negativity and the anger and hate underlying it.

You, when you are negative -- especially in this post -- seem to be more positive, even when you dislike an episode. There is always a thread of hope and LOVE underpinning your dislike of the particulars of an episode.

I am a cockeyed optimist about the show. I love nearly everything about it -- but this particular episode felt, to me, draggy in the middle. I do think, personally, that Show redeemed itself with the last 10 minutes.

jessm78jessm78 on October 25th, 2012 09:54 pm (UTC)
Glad to know I'm not the only one.

And I definitely know what you're saying. It gets so over the top it just gets old... and disheartening.

That's what I try to convey in my reviews, I'm so glad that it is coming off that way. :) I hate to be all ragey and negative and angry.

And I agree about the last 10 minutes... I liked that part a lot more.
Daisy: Boys - making suits hot 4x11daisychain1957 on October 25th, 2012 03:14 pm (UTC)
I didn't like Ghostfacers and this was too similar and only slightly better, only the prettiness of the boys made it watchable!
jessm78jessm78 on October 25th, 2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
I was thinking that too, Susan... seemed almost in the vein of Ghostfacers. Wish we could've seen more of the boys, but what was there was a sight to behold!
cindylscindyls on November 4th, 2012 05:03 am (UTC)
Hi, thanks for the welcome! Sorry I didn't reply earlier, but I am one of those people who never looks at the Friends link, I just go to people's ljs ;-) The less said about Bitten the better ;-)