What's so great about Season 1?
With all of the rumors, gossip, hope or whatever, that there will be a Season 6 the prevailing theme (in the two or three comments I've painstakingly sought out and read) is that Kripke is going to return Supernatural to its roots, you know, the ones of Season 1.
So, with winter hellatus upon us (two weeks down, seven to go) I thought I'd explore what's so great about Season 1 and why there would be anyone out there thrilled that we'd go back there. Also, while I have plans, dreams, inspiration, aspiration and most definitely perspiration, to achieve some sort of literary magnificence during this winter hellatus, I currently have no creativity in that writing arena, so "˜tis fluff, and nothing but fluff I'm doing here in the hopes of jarring loose a modicum of creativity.
With that in mind, here we go"¦
What's so great about Season 1, let me count the episodes:
Pilot, Skin, Home, Scarecrow, Faith, Nightmare, Shadow, Dead Man's Blood, Salvation, Devil's Trap.
Then there's the other episodes:
Bugs, Route 666, The Benders, Hookman -- they're worth watching if for no other reason than to compare to the likes of BUABS, WIAWSNB, AVSC, MS, JIB, Lazarus Rising, OTHOAP, Lucifer Rising, AAH and so very many others.
Have I mentioned the actors/actresses?
Samatha Smith, Adrianne Palicki, Loretta Devine, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Nicki Aycox, Taylor Cole and the introduction of Jim Beaver (to name just the standouts in my mind, and off the cuff, feel free to add others.)
What about the anemic alternative pop music?
Won't find any here! It's all Allman Brothers, AC/DC, Foreigner, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Squire, Bad Company, Def Leppard, Rolling Stones, Iron Butterfly, Quiet Riot, Boston, CCR, Blue Oyster Colt, Ozzy Osbourne, Kansas and so very much more...ah, memories.
Then there's the monsters, monsters and more monsters:
Wendigos, ghosts, vampires, cannibalistic humans, shrtigas, daevas, shapeshifters, pagan gods"¦hey, maybe we'll finally see a chupacabra! Yeah!!!! (or better yet, zombie alligators "” I'm with you, Suze.)
Bring on the funny!
- Dean, muddy and stinky from plunging into the river.
- No chick flick moments
- Sheriff: "Is there anything real about you?" Dean: "My boots."
- Sam: "You're afraid to fly?" Dean: "It's never really been an issue before."
- Sam: "Are you humming Metallica?"
- Dean: "Oh, honey, I don't do shorts."
- Everything in Hell House (especially the brotherly pranks)
Yeah, Season 1 has loads of good stuff. Should Mr. Kripke and his posse decide to go back to the roots of the show, I'm in. Of course, I'm a bit of a lemming, I'll admit it, I'll go where they lead"¦as long as there's Carry On, Wayward Son.
Thanks for reading. Elle2