Supernatural Season 12

  • Wednesday’s Re-Cap Refreshments for Supernatural’s 12.03 “The Foundry”

    Hiatus cheers for Supernatural Connoisseurs! Fuel for your thoughts! 

  • The WFB Short Attention Span Theater Presents: Good Riddance 2016

    2017 is here and the Winchesters aren't the only ones happy to see the new year.  It was a bad year all around.  It's time for a little review and reflection of 2016 before moving on. 
  • Top Ten Supernatural Stories of 2016

    Looking back at 2016 overall, I think most of us are in agreement that this was hardly a banner year.  Wait, I take that back, there were plenty of banners, all commemorating some pretty awful and troubling events.  Bottom line, this year pretty much sucked.  
     
    When looking back at “Supernatural,” it wasn’t a marquis year for the show either.  Lord knows I’ve made that point very well known through my reviews and other commentaries.  However, this is a time of year where it’s best to let bygones be bygones, running on hope that a new and much better year is on it’s way.  It’s time to forget all the bad and focus on the good, and despite the weaknesses, “Supernatural” wasn’t all bad.  There were some grand achievements and memorable moments to come from this year and they should be noted.  
     
    Below are my picks for “Top Ten “Supernatural” Stories of 2016,” which covers the last part of season 11 (episodes 11.10 - 11.23) and the first part of season 12 (episodes 12.01 - 12.08).  They are in order from best to bestest, at least according to my humble opinion.  No science went into this ranking, just pure gut feel, and maybe a coin toss or two. 
  • Wednesday's Recap Refreshments for Supernatural 12.02 “Mamma Mia”

    Holiday Cheers Supernatural Connoisseurs!

  • Wednesday’s Recap Refreshments for Supernatural 12.01 “Keep Calm and Carry On”

    Holiday Cheers for Supernatural Connoisseurs! 

  • Fan Video of the Week: Supernatural Reflections "American Nightmare"

    "Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization." — Bo Bennet

    Sometimes you forget how gruesome and disturbing Supernatural can be.

  • Memorable Moments: Supernatural 12.04 "American Nightmare"

    Welcome back to our review of the most "Memorable Moments" of Supernatural season 12! Let's continue our series with episode 12.04 "American Nightmare". Once again I put together a list of what I felt were the best moments from this episode. The list varies from episode to episode depending on what has transpired.  I hope you enjoy it and share what your picks would be. 

  • Memorable Moments: Supernatural 12.03 "The Foundry"

    Welcome back to the "Memorable Moments" series for Supernatural episode 12.03 "The Foundry". Once again I put together a list of what I felt were the best and most memorable moments from this episode. The list varies from episode to episode depending on what transpired.  I hope you enjoy it and share what your picks would be!  

  • Fan Video of the Week: Supernatural Reflections "The Foundry"

    "Loneliness is my least favorite thing about life. The thing that I'm most worried about is just being alone without anybody to care for or someone who will care for me." — Anne Hathaway

    The first word that came into my mind when the episode was over was "hurt". That even though Mary needed to do this, she hurt her boys.

  • Memorable Moments: Supernatural 12.02 "Mamma Mia"

    Welcome back to the "Memorable Moments" series! For episode 12.02 "Mamma Mia", I once again put together a list of what I felt were the best and most memorable moments from this episode. The list varys from episode to episode depending on what transpired.  I hope you enjoy it and share what your picks would be!

  • Fan Video of the Week: Supernatural Reflections "Mamma Mia"

     

    "Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home."— Matsuo Basho

  • Memorable Moments: Supernatural 12.01 "Keep Calm and Carry On"

    It's hiatus once again, so welcome back to the "Memorable Moments" series for Supernatural's Season 12! For each episode I will put together a list of what I felt were the best and most memorable moments from that episode. The list may vary from episode to episode depending on what transpired.  I hope you enjoy the visual story I saw created by each show. Share your picks after seeing my choices!

  • WEDNESDAY’S WATCHING THURSDAY’S SUPERNATURAL 12.08 “Lotus”

    Starts ups and closures. Old and New. Good and Bad. Hot and Cold.

  • Thoughts on Supernatural 12.08: "LOTUS"

    The mid-season final of season 12 – where do we begin?  Somehow this episode was equal parts fluff and actionable content, and whileLOTUSwasn’t unsatisfying per se, whether it was mid-finale caliber is the question of week. Let’s consider the pieces.

  • Alice's Review: Supernatural 12.08 - "LOTUS" aka The Book of Enoch Meets "Jus in Bello"

    Color me surprised!  I went into “LOTUS” with some incredibly low, sub zero basement low, if not totally despondent expectations.  I mean, how in the world were they going to turn around this fiasco known as season 12? The synopsis had me believing this, to quote Comic Book Guy, would be the worst…episode…ever.  Given the fact that I’ve been hardly impressed to downright angry with the episodes all season long, not to mention bitterly disappointed by all the midseason finales over the last several seasons, as well as my fear that the Lucifer storyline has dragged on way to long, it was going to be a near impossible task to win me over.  
     
    Go figure, it happened, and we can thank…*gulp*…Brad and Eugenie.  Suddenly, I’m on board again.  I loved it.  
     
    Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t call “LOTUS” epic or gorgeous, or even standing up to the series classics.  But for season 12, I’m calling it the best episode so far.  I liked that everyone played their part.  Sam and Dean got to be heroes (with a twist), Crowley and Rowena had moments that were quite enjoyable, and even Castiel was slightly better than useless, getting to deliver the big news of Lucifer's offspring thanks to the angel radio.  I also want the British Men of Letters to only be Mr. Ketch.  He’s awesome! 
     
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    I know, this wasn’t an epic emotional story that involved brotherly bonding or strong family moments.  Emotional elements have never been Brad and Eugenie’s strength, so that expectation was never there for me.  The episode dragged in parts like during the presidential scenes, which got too much air time, even if it was Lucifer.  But overall the story had my attention the entire hour.  It was actually fluid and moved very well.  All the parts added up and had a logical progression instead of being a random mess.  Tonally it was very even.  It also moved forward a season that seemed aimless and going nowhere by merely presenting mytharc pieces in an interesting way.  But best of all, the eye rolling moments were at a minimum.  In today’s “Supernatural” landscape, I call that a win.  
     
    So what made “LOTUS” so extraordinary from all the other season 12 selections?  Let’s take a deeper look.    
  • Let's Speculate: Supernatural 12.08 "LOTUS"

    This week’s episode was written by the duo and focused on Lucifer’s rise and fall to political power. The episode begins with a news report of a billionaire’s death as we journey through the halls of a church.

  • WEDNESDAY’S WATCHING THURSDAY’S SUPERNATURAL 12.07 “Rock Never Dies”

    Robert Berens slices up the dark side of idol worship, the industry, the stars, and the fans.

  • Thoughts on Supernatural 12.07: "Rock Never Dies"

    Episode seven was a dark, depressing and flashy look at the gritty underbelly of Hollywood life in the best way as onlySupernaturalcould achieve. Some great venues reinforced a strong atmosphere all around and delivered a deep, gritty episode for us to enjoy.

  • Alice's Review: Supernatural 12.07 - "Rock Never Dies" aka Distraction Addicts Anonymous

    Um…
     
    You know, on the first watch, “Rock Never Dies” wasn’t so bad.  No, it wasn’t very exciting.  I remember when it was half over I thought, “There’s still 30 minutes left of this?”  Pacing was glacial to say the least.  But honestly, three things made it a watchable episode for me.  First, I’m still loving Crowley and Castiel together.  I believe that those two have more value together than apart.  Second, I really loved Rick Springfield as Lucifer.  I’m not sure I wanted to see him be the permanent Lucifer going forward, but for the stint he did have he did a great job. Third, I loved the setting of Los Angeles.  The fact that it was Crowley’s town was so perfect, especially after I’ve visited the so called City of Angels a few times.  People would easily make demon deals in that town!  The stock shots of LA seemed a little over the top and a time waster, but hotels like that do serve cucumber water and people are very much into their veggie smoothies and yoga.  I’m with Sam and Dean, veggie infused water isn’t half bad!    
     
    Beyond that though, it gets messy.  Uncomfortably messy.  There were plot holes and attempts at humor that fell flat, but overall it ended up being a stern slap in the face to the idea of fandom, one that probably hit too close to home given “Supernatural’s” avid fans.  For those that didn’t notice the insult, it was slow and lackluster at best.  For those that did notice, we’re left wondering exactly what are the writers trying to tell us?  It isn’t a celebration of fan loyalty and devotion, that’s for sure.  
  • Threads: Supernatural 12.07 "Rock Never Dies"

    The Morning After

    I realized something rather interesting (at least I thought it was interesting) as I was considering my reaction to Supernatural’s seventh episode of season 12, “Rock Never Dies”.  A pattern is emerging in the look and feel of some of the episodes. It’s as if there’s a “thread” in the approach to telling some of the stories this season. Without knowing where the plot is headed, I can’t yet judge if the style foreshadows future developments or simply reflects storytelling preferences of the new head writer, Andrew Dabb and his executive producing partner Robert Singer.