Page 1 of 3Supernatural is first and foremost a television show. Nothing else. People in offices of downtown Los Angeles thought the idea Eric Kripke had some years back worthy of investing money. The parts were cast, the crew assembled and so far five seasons have been shot and the sixth is already in preparation. Itâ€™s just a TV show. Nothing else. Or is there more to it?
Now, some of you might think â€“ ah, the resident shrink is asking stupid, unnecessary questions. Of course there is more to it, these questions are so superfluousâ€¦ Why does she ask that at all? Well, I think itâ€™s kind of geneticâ€¦ the moment you begin to immerse yourself in the human mind and soul, your genes alter (not really, of course, you microbiologists out there!) and you canâ€™t help it â€“ questions just begin to build in your cortexâ€¦
As long as I remember I have always been inquisitive. Always wanted to know moreâ€¦ and Iâ€™m so grateful for that, as it made me curious about life, people and various things. It opened my mind to so many incredible experiences â€“ and to some not so pleasant ones, but thatâ€™s a part of the deal, I think.
As this summer hiatus is upon us, I have been thinking some more about this show and, as I have spent so much time over the past months writing for this site, bouncing ideas for articles around in my head, asked myself again (and in all likelihood for the umpteenth time) why I love this show so much. Why canâ€™t I just skip it and do other things that might be more sensible or meaningful?
Perhaps some of you have been wondering the same thing occasionally when reason would say: come on, falling again for a fictional character? Weeping again over an invented story?
I would like to invite you to share with us what Supernatural means to you and, to make it easier for you, I will begin with telling you some of my story.
I mentioned some of this in another article and, if you read that, it might feel redundant to you, so I ask your forgiveness for repeating myself.
Why canâ€™t I quit writing? This answer is simple: Because I canâ€™t. Itâ€™s so much a part of me that I would have to forsake one important tool of my package of strategies of coping with life. And, having a mind constantly at work in one way or another, this has always been an integral part of my creativity, and as I am suffering a writerâ€™s blockade at present when it comes to the book Iâ€™ve been working on for some time now, writing for this marvellous site is one of my favourite passions. (Perhaps I should be grateful for that block, as I donâ€™t honestly know how to find time for all of itâ€¦).
Exploring the Winchester story and the psychology behind it, the mythological or metaphysical aspects of the show or the hilarious fun stuff in there is relaxing my mind. I wouldnâ€™t want to miss it for the world.
But â€“ I would not be writing about Supernatural if it was only another television show. I have watched other shows before and loved them, too. I was a huge MacGyver fan growing up, I loved to watch Highlander or Buffy and Angel, and today the only other shows I follow are TrueBlood and Criminal Minds. I watch other stuff occasionally, but not on a regular basis. Not any of the mentioned shows ever evoked the need in me to write about it. Or to think more about it than you usually do, watching a TV show â€“ you like the story, at times you drool over the eye candy, you get scared out of your wits or moved by a romantic scene, but thatâ€™s about it.