In this post
goes on about how SPN fans in current state of freak out over the Reaper situation, are freaking out for the sakes of it (which, as it's also mentioned in that post, is not wrong at all if you really want to do it for the damn sakes of it
All of which has inspired me to ask y'all: why do you want our show back?
In full force, I mean, with a fairly decent season 3 and the fully developed myth arc and all the inherent fireworks.
I want it back because, mostly, it's everything a TV show has to be to keep me hooked for the long run. I am not embarrassed to admit that I am a quitter when it comes to TV, I didn't bother finishing up Buffy and left things around the time Spuffy came to an end (because I figured they couldn't top that, it's just impossible to get better than that), Angel lost me way before that, around the time Angel's kid got Cordelia pregnant, so I have NO IDEA what happened with those characters and really, when you don't care anymore? you know something's wrong.
Supernatural, otoh, is snarky (yes, snark ALWAYS comes first, which is not to say snark wasn't abundant in other shows, it's just a must have for me), tells compelling stories and has believable, emotionally realistic characters, it has a defined personality
even if it is still working on it's own mythology (or to me it feels like it sometimes). This show has have some seriously stellar moments, moments that have stayed with me and have become iconic
, even the weakest episodes were thoroughly enjoyable and thus I enjoyed. SPN emits this "we really care about and love what we do
" vibe that just spills from every pore, and as a viewer I feel respected (even despite those, admittedly few and far between, moments my intelligence has been somewhat insulted. But even then, the awesomeness surpasses the possibly-not-there insult). It doesn't have completely far-fetched story lines, it´s all based on stuff we've been hearing/reading/knowing about since our most tender childhood, which adds that dash of veracity that is highly appreciated by a drop-out like me.
All this without including those little details that make us feel smart for liking this so much (for the reasons that we do, of course), like cinematography, sets, props, actors, scripts, themes. I mean, this show has episodes versing on CHOICE AND SACRIFICE, on the true meaning of faith, on the relativity of right and wrong, that's heavy stuff (I'm not saying other similar shows don't go there, they're just not as masterful as SPN is). They tell stories about brothers being brothers, and how you can be your own worst enemy, how the weak is often the strongest and how actions speak, but intentions behind actions matter
. They drive a classic, muscle car to the beat of the very best mullet rock to be found, they butt heads and make fun of each other in the same breath, they fight and they make up within three minutes (they're brothers, do not forget, this is what siblings do); we've seen JP grow as an actor in front of our very eyes, JA has proved over and over again that there is always room for improvement and for repeatedly mind-blowing performances.
SPN has given us Dean and Sam, two characters so complex and yet so easily understood it's not possible to develop any kind of relationship with them that does not include both love and hate, sometimes in equivalent amounts. Tell you've never found yourselves wanting to hug them real tight and smack their heads together simultaneously, in the same motion if possible too; Dean girls out there, tell me you haven't agreed with Sam over Dean in more than one occasion; that you haven't wished Sam could have had a better life; Sam girls, tell me you haven't felt your hearts ache because of Dean, even when Sammy was hurt as well; that you weren't proud
when Dean finished off the YED while Sam was pinned to the bark of a tree; tell me all these things and I shall not believe you for you be lying liars who lie. Even John is a fantastic example of what this show can do to get to the viewer's heart, loved and hated in equal proportions, he has stirred emotions so deep we're still feeling them even after all this time without him.
And that is why I want my show back. What are your reasons?