Page 1 of 3The fans have spoken, and now it's our turn! The Winchester Family Business Admins - Ardeospina, sweetondean, and Alice - have complied a list of awards for Supernatural Season 8 using totally unscientific, completely subjective, and somewhat questionable methods. Just like in prior seasons, these awards were selected by bored minds who have had plenty of time this season to overanalyze various things. But we think they're right. In other words, the kind of thing a "Supernatural" fan would love!
So, without further fanfare, on with the awards!
Worst Use of a Totally Awesome TV/Sci-fi icon: If you've never watched the classic TV show "Barney Miller," you should do yourself a favor and go find it because it is awesome. Hal Linden is stellar as the title character. I was pumped when he showed up in "Everybody Hates Hitler" as Aaron's kooky grandfather. And then he was dead. Come on! He's way to awesome to die so early in an episode!
Most Overused Plot Device: Oh, there's a powerful demon/monster we have tied up/is lurking around, so let's walk away/split up. Really, how many times have they split up only to have that bite them in the ass? You'd think they would have learned by now. It drives me nuts.
Most Overdone Gag/Overused Words in a Season: Dean and porn. He likes it. We get it. Moving on. We really don't need to be hit over the head with this fact every season. (From Alice - However, I did love Dean discovering the predecessor to Busty Asian Beauties, Voluptuous Asian Lovelies!)
Best Use of the Castiel Squint of Smiting: Minimart runs out of pie. That poor minimart employee is going to forever remember the day the hot guy in a trench coat knocked a bunch of stuff down, squinted at him, and then busted out the wrath.
Best Monologue: Tie. Crowley and Crowley. The first one goes to his "What's the line? Saving people, hunting things. The family business" evil villain speech in "Clip Show." That was terrifying. The second gs to his "I'm having all these feels because you're turning me human" speech to Sam in "Sacrifice."
Episode I Loved That I Wasn't Expecting To: "Bitten." This episode was so different. I loved the whole thing. The story was great, the way Sam and Dean were worked into it intrigued me, and I even liked the filming style. It probably wasn't well-served by airing as the fourth episode, though.
Best Bait and Switch: "Sacrifice." The ending was so epic that you didn't even notice that NOTHING got resolved in the rest of the finale.
Best (and only allowable) Use of Comic Sans: "Hunteri Heroici." Comic Sans is literally the worst font ever, but it was used to great comic effect in this episode.
Best Montage: Charlie trying on clothes in "Pac Man Fever." That was really, really fun. And the fact that she even called herself on the montage thing was a great in-joke.
Best Series-Long Myth Put to Rest: What the Hellhounds really look like. I was a little worried because imagination can sometimes be scarier than truth, but the whole FX team really nailed the Hellhounds. They were super scary.
Plot Device Introduced That Should Be In All Episodes: Reverse exorcism. That was hella smart. And useful.
Best Appearance By A Supposedly Important Figure That Didn't Go Anywhere: Naomi. Don't get me wrong, I loved the character of Naomi. I was just really hoping for more from her than getting a drill to the brain and dying.
Worst Retcon: Tie. Henry Winchester and the Grand Canyon. I don't mind the MoL storyline, but does literally EVERYONE in the Winchesters' backstory have to have some kind of connection to the occult? And don't even get me started on the whole suddenly they went to the Grand Canyon thing. No! No! Remember your own history, show. Come on.
Best Attempt At Making Dinner: Peanut Butter Cups on a Plate. Peanut butter cups are damn good, but really, serving them on a plate for dinner? It was a nice effort by Dean, but there's running low on supplies and there's eating like you're a freshman in college.
Best Dean Tries To Parent Sam Moment: Attempted airplane feeding. Ha ha ha ha, who hasn't wanted to do that at one time when a sibling is being surly? Treating your little brother like a picky toddler is definitely an older brother's prerogative.
On the next page, sweetondean's Awards!