Supernatural Season 3

  • Recap - Dream A Little Dream of Me

    The best horror I’ve ever seen were psychological thrillers, where some twisted bastard skillfully freaked me out with mind bending twists as opposed to a hockey mask and a chainsaw.  So, I had to admit the idea of Supernatural tackling such a concept in “Dream A Little Dream of Me” was pretty intriguing.  How could I not embrace a story that involved the Winchester boys doing a little mind screwing of their own?  The show didn’t disappoint me, delivering a thriller with a strange combination of vivid imagery, a very creepy yet believable villain, shaman folklore involving Silene Capensis, big character development, a shocking look into Bobby and Dean’s heads, and a scarier glimpse of what Sam can do if in one’s head.  
  • Review: "Malleus Maleficarum"

    Sure, it was a repeat, but weren't we all a little excited on Thursday to go to the TV Guide and see our beloved show Supernaturallisted in the lineup again? I got a little emotional, and I didn't even care what episode was on. The CW played a cruel joke on us for six weeks, and I'm glad it's over.

    The episode chosen for repeat viewing was "Malleus Maleficarum", a graphically gross tale about shallow suburbanites who unwittingly sold their souls to the devil via witchcraft all in hopes of getting a better mortgage rate. The writer of this episode was Ben Edlund, who makes my short list of writers whose warped mind I most want to emulate when writing my own stuff. This wasn't his best script (that honor belongs to season two's "Nightshifter"), but I still enjoyed his unconventional view of witches and demons, and he delivered plenty of drama for the Winchester boys. There was one element in particular that made this episode stand out from others, but first let's cover the other stuff.