Ellen Harvelle

  • Mallena's Supernatural Musings: 2.10 "Hunted"

    There has been a lot of talk lately about Jody and the women of Supernatural. In honor of the upcoming spin-off about Jody and her wayward sisters, I wanted to review an episode that had some of my favorite women characters featured in it.  This episode is also very entertaining and well-written.  I do love Ellen, and Ava is a great character (who should have gone down a different path and came back to our show, now and then), but the main thrill here is the battle between Sam, Dean, and Gordon.  

  • Significant Mothers of Supernatural Part Two: The Surrogate


    Significant Mothers of Supernatural Part Two: The Surrogate
    (For Part One: One-Hit Wonders go here.)

    The Winchester Brothers have had their share of loss. Their family has never been large, forged more in arms than in blood, to be sure. From the first moment that the boys meet her, in her own way Ellen adopts the boys - tough-loving them as she does her own daughter. Throughout the series, Ellen has demonstrated many faces ranging from deft huntress to mournful mother. She serves to bring a maternal element to the series in mostly non-conventional, gun-slinging ways.

  • Elle's Review: Abandon All Hope

    I was very pleased to get a review from Elle on "Abandon All Hope."  It's one of those episodes that takes a while to sink in, so I'm thrilled she took some time to absorb it all and come up with this great review. 

    Before I present Elle's review though, I should note that Tigershire let me know about her review for this episode at her blog.  So take time to check this out as well, for she too has some great thoughts regarding this saga.  

    http://tigershire.blogspot.com/2009/11/abandon-all-hope-review.html

    Also, my recap is coming.  I did make some progress on it today, so hopefully it'll just take another day or two.  The pretty boy screen shots are what's taking the longest amount of time.     

    Okay everyone, enjoy Elle's analysis and send some feedback her way! 

  • Recap - "Good God Y'all"

    Wheee, episode two! To quote Dean from this episode, the hits just keep on coming. More angst for Winchesters, more end of the world saga, more fans left curled up in a ball at the end trying to recover from all the drama and distress. In other words, another classic.

    It all begins with another musical montage, but instead of the seriously awesome "Lonely Is The Night" we got in "Are You There God It's Me Dean Winchester," we get a pretty lame "Long Long Way From Home" from Foreigner. Okay, really lame. The song really worked in "After School Special" but not as a prologue for the end of days. Wrong, wrong, wrong. I'll just end with that and move on.

    One thing I do like is when the "Now" segment gets right to the Winchester saga and doesn't try to tease with the monster of the week. It starts with Bobby in a wheelchair, somberly looking out the window, while Sam stands in the doorway with concern. Oh, did I mention Phil Sgriccia is directing this? This means we're gonna get some pretty unique shots, like Bobby looking sad in the foreground while Sam watches in the background. Not unique for this show, but it's still really awesome in terms of emotional impact.