Sam Winchester

  • Supernatural's Brotherly Moments Part 4: Chick Flick Moments

    When I started this series of articles, I tried to make a "Top Ten" list but picking out just ten "Broments" was simply not possible. Then I also had to ponder what justifies a Brotherly Moment.  To me it was more than just the heart to heart, hugging, emotional  moments. I also felt the pranks, the way they work together on a case and even their disagreements could be considered Brotherly moments. 

  • Fan Video of the Week: Supernatural Reflections "Just My Imagination"

    “Things change…things happen…things you can’t even imagine when you’re young and full of hope.” - Judy Blume

    After that Fan Video Ultimate Edition, my articles are back to covering one episode at a time. This week I will tackle the episode Just My Imagination. For this video I chose the word "Young" as the theme since children were a theme in this episode and "the Zannas" were there to support them. I found a music video about the WEEchesters (Young Sam and Dean) and luckily the music fits the theme I had chosen! I actually fell in love with the song on this video and it gave me some new thoughts while I was watching it.
  • The Winchester Family Business Short Attention Span Theater Presents - A Very Special Supernatural S11 Thanksgiving

    We at the Winchester Family Business wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!  In honor of this special holiday, we present a new, original Short Attention Span theater.  Enjoy "A Very Special Supernatural Season 11 Thanksgiving."  

  • Supernatural's Brotherly Moments Part 3: Brothers In Unison

    When starting this series of articles, I tried to make this a Top Ten list but picking out just ten "Broments" was simply not possible. Then I also had to ponder what justifies a Brotherly Moment.  To me it was more than just the heart to heart, hugging, emotional  moments. I also felt the pranks, the way they work together on a case and even their disagreements could be considered Brotherly moments. 

  • Supernatural Season 11: 6 Potential Game Changers

    With fall in the air, the 11th Season premiere of Supernatural is close at hand.  No matter what you may have thought of season 10, the finale set up many new storylines for this coming year.  Dean no longer has the Mark of Cain, he presumably killed Death (though we know it’s never that easy), The Darkness has been released, Rowena has the Book of the Damned and the Codex in her possession, Castiel is under Rowena’s attack dog spell and is out to destroy Crowley, who seems trapped with no escape (but he’s Crowley – He’ll always escape) and a human Metatron has the Demon tablet and an unknown agenda.  That seems like a whole lot of story mileage for Season 11.  

    On the surface, it may seem like another run of the mill season of Supernatural:  We have a bunch of players clamoring for power, the brothers must face a threat that’s worse than ever before, and on and on ad infinitum.  However, the information we’re getting about the upcoming season seems to be telling a different story.  But first things first:  Unfortunately, there’s no way to discuss this season without mentioning spoilers that have been released.  So, to be clear - THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SEASON 11 SPOILERS. 

    Right now, there’s no way to know how the season will unfold.  But from what we have learned so far, it certainly appears that the storylines could shift Supernatural in a very interesting direction.  Specifically, that direction would be reminiscent of earlier seasons, but have a higher level of sophistication as a result of all that the Winchesters have endured, and how far the Supernatural universe has come in 10 seasons.  In essence, these plotlines could be true game changers that may give us a year filled with lots of scares, compelling mythology, and brotherly moments.  And that’s when Supernatural is at its best.  The following list details some areas to watch out for in what could be one of our show’s best seasons in recent history.  
  • Supernatural's Brotherly Moments Part 2: No Chick-Flick Moments!

    When I started this series, I tried to make this a Top Ten List of "broments". When I found that was simply not possible, I pondered what constitutes a Brotherly Moment and realized it was more than just the heart to heart, hugging, emotional  moments.

  • Supernatural: The Animation, Closer Look PART 2

    Time for Part Two of my look at Supernatural: The Animation! In Part 1 of my Closer Look series, I introduced the characters of the anime story and outlined some of the similarities and differences between the live and anime versions of the show! In this installment I will look at each episode in detail, introducing episodes 1 - 6 and giving a few words on what I thought of them. I also have surprises in store!  In Part 1 of my article, Nate shared links to his blog reviews of the anime series, so I have added his review links to my introduction of each episode. Give them a peek! Also YellowEyedSam contacted me and offered to create custom, brand new videoscomparing scenes from the show to scenes from the anime version. I thought it was a great idea so some of the episodes will have those videos for you to see! So, thank you Nate and Y.E.S.! 

  • Supernatural's Brotherly Moments Part 1: The Family Business

    Broment: When dudes share a special moment with each other.

    Brother: A person whom you are related to. Sometimes a role model. Sometimes an ass. Sometimes a friend. A person who you are stuck being related to until the day you die through good or bad.

    (Note: Both definitions found in the online Urban Dictionary)

    When I started this article I tried to make this a Top Ten list but picking out just ten "broments" was simply not possible. Then I also had to ponder what justifies a Brotherly Moment.  To me it was more than just the heart to heart, hugging, emotional  moments. I also felt the pranks, the way Sam and Dean work together on a case and even the times they disagree could be considered Brotherly Moments.  

    So I created several categories of Broments. In fact there ended up being so many broments that I will be writing and sharing them in a four part series!

  • A Deeper Look at Supernatural Season Ten Sam Winchester, Part Two

    In part one of my "Deeper Look at Season Ten Sam Winchester", Sam was pretty driven to save Dean, but for the most part Sam was thrown into the background.  It was right around episode 17 where stuff got real.  Let's go through episodes 18-23.    

  • A Deeper Look at Supernatural Season Ten Sam Winchester, Part One

    In the past few seasons when the time has come to write my “Deeper Look” analysis for Sam, the first thing that comes to mind is how poorly his overall lack of characterization has been.  After all, Sam is one of those enigmas who internalizes so much that what he's thinking and feeling isn't drawn out by a majority of the writing team due to, hell, I really don't know why.  It's work.  I don’t have that to say about season 10 though.  I’m not saying Sam's overall development was ideal, especially in the first 16 episodes of the season, but he did some things that really draw attention to his mindset and fractured psyche.  Sam was pushed in a very dark direction and the results were both fascinating and rather disturbing.  In the end I'm very worried about what direction he's headed and where he goes from here, but he’s not beyond redemption either.   
  • Supernatural's Top Ten Funniest Lines

    Welcome to part 3 is a series on Supernatural's best comedic moments!
  • Old vs. New Sam Winchester – Part 1: Self

    Old vs. New Sam Winchester – Part 1: Self

    There can be no question that Sam Winchester has changed dramatically from the young man who left school on a short trip with his older brother Dean to the Sam we know now, ten years later. Many experiences, revelations, friends and enemies, losses and gains have coloured the man Sam has grown into over those years. If Season One Sam were to look today at Season Ten Sam, he’d see a wholly different man reflected back. The Sam who Dean left with from Stanford all those years ago had deep rooted anger towards the hunter lifestyle and his family, a powerful drive towards “normalcy”, and wholly different designs and understandings of moral absolutes. He was much more emotionally reactive and most significantly, had a completely different sense of self than the one he has today.
  • Fan Video of the Week: Supernatural Reflections "There's No Place Like Home"

    "A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others" L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    Well, this weeks video was a pickle. I am glad that Nightsky did her weekly re-watch because CW is not showing reruns and who knows what episode we will get next. Until then I will follow WFB re-watch with my weekly fan video articles. So, in this episode we got Charlie back but not like she was before. Her time in OZ had been full of battle and she had been split to two, her good side and her bad side. During the run of Supernatural she hasn't been the only one that has done that.
  • Sam Winchester Needs a New Car!

    In the comments to Nightsky's "Threads" article on the Supernatural season 10 finale, a lively conversation got started on the various cars that would be perfect for Sam (Yeah...we don't always stay on topic. Actually, there was a small relationship to the episode. We noticed that Sam had the Impala once again for maybe a whole day before giving it back to Dean). We agreed that we are all tired of the beaters Sam steals so "Threads" readers came up with some great car buying suggestions for Sam. The conversation was hilarious, complete with pictures (go to the end of the comments to see everyone's suggestions), which gave Nightsky the idea of asking the WFB writing team which car they thought would be perfect for Sam...
  • Faith and Supernatural

    It's always disappointing to read casual, dismissive references to Supernatural as simply a fantasy genre show featuring two hunky brothers.  While that superficial description of the show is true on its face, it merely provides the framework for a profound exploration of a multitude of  bigger themes: loyalty, family, morality, self-sacrifice, free will and destiny, to name just a few. Indeed, this season culminated in an argument between the brothers about the sometimes blurry line between good and evil.

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    One recurring theme on Supernatural practically since its inception has been faith, both in the religious and secular sense.  Faith and religion are often intertwined, but the show has portrayed these two concepts very differently.
  • Fan Video of the Week: Supernatural Reflections "The Prisoner"

    Dedicated to Sam, who #AlwaysKeepFighting
  • Far Away Eyes' Deeper Look: Supernatural 10.16 "Paint It Black"

    “Paint It Black” is the perfect title for this week's Supernatural episode.
  • Threads: Supernatural 10.16 "Paint It Black"

    On the surface, “Paint It Black” was not a particularly intense or memorable episode. It was quieter and slower, but that’s probably okay once in a while.  Several tweeters commented that they were bored and I have to admit that it was difficult to think of anything exciting to live tweet! This story didn’t have shocking scenes or plot twists. The deaths were predictable and the climactic attack on Dean with Sam racing to save the day wasn’t particularly moving.  Upon rewatch, though, there were parallel stories and foreboding incidents that were actually rather significant. I detected clues for the rest of this season and possibly season 11! I was excited to see this second layer of meaning, and I’m anxious to share it with you!
  • Far Away Eyes' Deeper Look: "Supernatural" 10.15 "The Things They Carried"

    Supernatural's standalone episodes are at their best when grounded in reality.
  • Threads: The Road to Supernatural 10.15 "The Things They Carried"

    I loved “The Things They Carried”. It was intense. Too gross for my liking, but still, intense. I owed you a BIG Threads article though, so you are not going to believe what I tried to do with this article. I don’t believe it myself.