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07 December 2017 @ 09:41 pm
SPN #13x09 The Bad Place (episode review)  
As I've said before, I don't know why I keep posting these as no one obviously reads them. You probably will be pissed off after reading what I have to say anyway, maybe not so much about this episode but about an aspect of the show in general. Let me preface this by saying if you disagree that's fine and of course I mean no offense. This is all just my opinion.

What I did like was how Jack made it clear that Sam, Dean and Cas are his family, and that Lucifer apparently means nothing to him. I was glad that he told off the d!ck angels (rant coming up about them, just to warn you). I also liked how Patience went to warn Jody at the end. I assume this is going to segue into Wayward Daughters. And finally, I like how Jack ended up in the other world with Mary and I wonder what is going to happen as far as that goes. I assume it's Michael who has her captive?

What I didn't like. Oh boy. Hunker down.

I really didn't care much for Kya or however her name is spelled. I didn't find her quite as annoying as Claire, but... Okay this is probably going to piss a lot of people off, but again it's my opinion. I'm kind of getting tired of the whole "look at me, I'm a troubled young person who's just so misunderstood and is a total victim but I really am a good person" type of character. And yes I can hear you saying that Sam is one of those, but when the show first started, it was not portrayed in the same way as it is now. It just comes off as so cliched. Back then we had Sam and the other special kids, and maybe it's because the characters were richer, more fleshed out and interesting? As things are now, they seem like cookie-cutter type characters. I would say it started with Claire. Then you can add Alex to that, and now Kya, and I suppose Patience as well (although I like her character a little more...not sure why exactly). I really have zero interest in the spinoff. I like Jody but the only way to get me to watch it would be if Jensen and Jared made a guest appearance in an episode. You can say I'm not being fair and I should give it a chance, but as it stands I'm not nearly as excited about watching SPN as I once was, and I like the premise of the spinoff (as well as the characters) even less, so I've made up my mind.

I also didn't like the d!ck angels. I am so tired of their storyline already, and IMO they just looked stupid the way they kept striking the floor with their blades to undo the sigils (so they can do that now too?).

Can't say I liked or didn't like the end where Sam and Dean apparently ended up in Jurassic Park. I was just like "Um...okay?" there.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
cuddyclothescuddyclothes on December 8th, 2017 04:34 am (UTC)
I read this, and I'm not nobody. :)

I have no interest in Wayward Daughters, either. I hated Claire, and you're absolutely right, every teen is written the same way.

Yesterday I caught the episode about the Ghostfacers. Sam was enraged and yelling at Dean about going to hell. I want that Sam back! He was angry, opinionated and smart. I happen to love that episode, it's so deranged. The show no longer has a spirit of adventure. But it hasn't for a long time.
jessm78jessm78 on December 8th, 2017 03:22 pm (UTC)
You certainly aren't! :) I guess it's because it's usually so quiet here. Seems most people have moved on from SPN (can't say I blame them) or they're more active on other sites.

I'm glad it's not just me. Back when they had characters like Andy, Ava and Jake (the guy who killed Sam in AHBL), they were actually interesting. I actually cared about them. But lately they've all been written the same way and it's boring.

I admit I haven't rewatched that particular episode much, but I do remember that scene. Sam was awesome there! It's as if the characters are pale shadows of their former selves. It's pretty sad.
cuddyclothescuddyclothes on December 8th, 2017 03:50 pm (UTC)
You might be right about people moving away from SPN. I've had no difficulty not watching episodes this season. However, I love Jack. He's such an adorable piece of nougat.
jessm78jessm78 on December 8th, 2017 06:27 pm (UTC)
Ooh yes, love me some Jack!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 8th, 2017 05:10 pm (UTC)
Plain and simple, the writing (and showrunning) for SPN is a pale reflection of what it used to be, and now they're segueing to the next generation, trying to cook up something that will catch the teens and 20-somethings, which is what launched SPN into the long-running creature that it is now.

It's my only fandom, but I have zero fannish interest in Wayward Whatever. I may watch it a few times, like a regular civilian, but I honestly don't give two shits about any of the characters, nor is my curiosity particularly piqued. Kaia was melodramatic and flat, Patience was boring and flat, and to be perfectly honest, I like my TV entertainment fluff to include pretty boys. Sue me.
jessm78: Jared Padalecki: Power of Padahairjessm78 on December 8th, 2017 06:06 pm (UTC)
I find myself nodding along to pretty much everything you wrote. I do get the impression that they're segueing to the next generation. Funny, back when the show first premiered on the WB, the premise really interested me, but I was hesitant to start watching due to the station it was on. At the time I was 27 and thought of the WB as a more teen-oriented network. However I caught my then 60 year old mother watching it about a year later, caught a few minutes of it and was hooked.

I've started getting into other shows such as Outlander, but I don't really have any interest in joining the fandoms. After witnessing some of the crazy of SPN fandom, I decided to just watch the show and not get engaged in fandom. I've watched a couple of interview videos and saw some filming photos, but that's the extent of it. Apart from SPN, the only other fandom I participate in now is classic Doctor Who, mainly on Tumblr. It seems quite small, but it's pretty pleasant and drama-free.

I'm with you on the pretty boys, absolutely. ;) Speaking of which, I love your pretty icon!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 9th, 2017 05:15 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on December 8th, 2017 05:00 pm (UTC)

(Let's try it again in the right place, shall we?)
Yesica1993 on December 16th, 2017 05:37 am (UTC)
Let's see if this will let me post -

I am still reading your reviews and love them. I appreciate your efforts! But if you're no longer interested, I totally understand that as well.
jessm78: Supernatural: AHBL Sam and Deanjessm78 on December 16th, 2017 05:02 pm (UTC)
Re: (mosinging)
Yup, it worked!

Thanks for letting me know. No, I've decided I'll keep posting them. I wasn't in a very good mood when I posted that but I will keep up the reviews. I realize a lot of people (especially fans of SPN) seem to have left LJ, but it's nice to know that there are still some of us here. And thanks for the kind words!