Obligatory ‘why is Supernatural still on?’ post.

Comic Con and Supernatural are two things I actively avoid, but apparently my news app (ironically called ‘SmartNews’) is having a funny turn today.

Just reading this article gave me a headache. Castiel is dead but not dead dead. Mary is gone but not gone gone. Dead Bobby is dead dead but might come back anyway. Sam and Dean won’t agree on something or other. Crowley is definitely gone (LOOOOOOLLLLLLL at the article and the comments).

The show is dead in the water but not truly dead in the water.

Jared Padalecki, knocking it out of the park and showing that he’s the CW’s FINEST! And the answer to the question is: make fun of your hair. 

Somehow they managed to pay Kansas enough money to perform, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

To conclude, nothing has changed and if you value your time, avoid the show. If you’re someone who has time to waste or problems letting go of fictional characters and/or poor judgement, by all means continue.

On a different note, how is that Jared and Jensen can get private jets to conventions but no producing credits on their own show (correct me if I’m wrong)? After twelve seasons? For shame. Even if they’ve given up on their careers, can they at least be smart about it. Even Tom Welling had a producing credit on two different shows.

There’s also a new spin off called Wayward Sisters. Uh… did someone forget to tell the producers that their audience is a bunch of misogynistic females who are mostly old enough to know better? It will die after one episode. Unless they add in two male characters and called it Wayward Sons. In fact, Wayward Sisters just screams patronising female stereotypes anyway, so the fans might love it after all. It’ll still die after one episode.

Anyway, I’m off to go back to pretending that this trash box, repugnant, abhorrent, tasteless, stale, boring, out of date mess of a TV show doesn’t exist.

Bye.

Wait, there’s more.

Originally, I wrote this (below) up as another post and never published it because who gives a shit? Anyway, here’s a good a place as any to put it.

13 Thoughts On #SPN13

So, I got into a discussion with a fan on Twitter recently. It’s been so long that I was amazed I wasn’t being called names or yelled at for having an opinion.

She wanted to know why Jared and Jensen (of Supernatural ‘fame‘) didn’t make it onto some HotHands thing on Ellen, and I replied and said that ‘it’s not 2010 anymore‘.

I’m a shady bitch, but you already know this.

She tried to say that SPN was popular and one of the top sci-fi shows (before clarifying that it was a top show on the CW lmaooOooooo). One of her points was that it had a confirmed season 13.

And?

1. Season 13 will make it what, eight seasons of bad writing and material?

2. The show should have ended after season 5. Everybody knows this, but they’re all in denial.

3. The show might be the most popular sci-fi show on a network that’s only alive because it heavily relies on pre-existing concepts for most of its shows, but newsflash, it’s still largely ignored by the mainstream media. For good reason. Being a top show on the CW isn’t all that. It doesn’t even get that much of a buzz as shows on other networks. Trust me. I hear more about shows that I’ve never watched than I do Supernatural.

4. It’s ignored because it was never really groundbreaking TV. Look, I was someone who credited the show with good writing etc, but it was just that. Good. It wasn’t spectacular or amazing. It was good for three or maybe two seasons. Or maybe one. If Sam and Dean were ugly, the show would have lasted one episode.

5. Jared and Jensen aren’t that hot anymore. It’s life, man. It happens. They should be grateful that they were considered hot once upon a time by non-fans. Plus I’m a firm believer of beauty being within. Lol.

6. Stop begging TV show hosts to give the cast attention. See #3 & 4. Just like the fucking show. Is that so hard? You get 23 more shitty episodes. Let’s contain everything within that so the rest of us don’t have to deal with any crazy.

7. All of y’all have been complaining about 12. So excuse me for not buying that season 13 is an achievement somehow. It’s a sign that no one is ready to move on.

8. Why are fans so defensive? I’m not the TV police. My opinion means zero, really. If you like something, like it. You can’t have an objective conversation with these people. Nor can they take a joke.

9. Uh. I’ve run out of points.

10. If season 14 happens, I’m going to literally eat a sock. Scratch the literally. But I will eat a sock.

11. Still waiting on my Backstreet Boys themed episode. Even that would be better than putting Scooby-Doo through such torment.

12. See 9.

13. The show still sucks.

26 thoughts on “Obligatory ‘why is Supernatural still on?’ post.

      1. There’s a sock waiting for you to eat it somewhere.
        They’re also discussing season 15 in advance.
        So… that’s a thing.

        All my own sass aside, I do find your snark… amusing. Your willingness to unabashedly tear into everything without it just being “Misha sux!” or some ship war trash. I naturally disagree with some of your opinions, and in fact, with many of them, but that’s the fucking magic of opinions when you’re not festering in a cantine of a bunch of 40 year old housewives who think any time J2 touch each other it’s a secret batsignal of tinhat conspiracy and secret gay love or whatever.

        I think if the hero worship and cultiness of the fandom was lower, J2M probably wouldn’t inspire as bad a reaction out of people like you. Like, the sheer fact that people very logically pointed out Jared was dumb AF to do the Cosby joke and that it was insensitive as shit shouldn’t turn into a goddamn warzone. Same for Misha’s old Rome joke; but at least his ass came out and deleted/apologized without needing a fucking PR team to do it for him.

        You’re looking at like, 2-3 incredibly privileged white men. I think Collins is less on the shitbag list because he also grew up poor-ish whereas J2 are silver spoon kids and they sort of float in their own detached reality of what’s going on in the fandom below them.

        Jared has the most toxic fandom I’ve ever met, Misha has the most hyper reactive knee jerk fandom I’ve ever seen, and Jensen is in some weird tug of war between them while occasionally chewing on his shoe as a hobby.

        But in any other fandom these things probably wouldn’t escalate like they do here. Someone needs to just microwave the tinhats of fandom that source most of the severity and let the damn heap burn.

        I know you don’t really blog SPN anymore, but I wanted to say I appreciated reading your opinions, even if I disagree on certain points and still enjoy parts of the show. It’s the fandom that’s made it an insufferable experience.

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    1. Embarrassing and then some. At this point, the Fast & Furious franchise will end before SPN, but at least those are moderately fun, unlike the show which makes you want to impale your brain with a bread stick.

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  1. It’s apparently an untouchable zombie. It’s almost as if the show itself has become a MOTW. At this point all I can do is roll my eyes. Though I hate to even think what will happen to all the obsessed fangirls once this show actually does end.

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    1. The show is definitely a self-parodying MOTW. They’ll probably cry for a months on end. It depends on how J2 play it when the show ends. Either they keep using the fans as their personal bank accounts or they vanish. My money’s on the former. LOL.

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    2. As long as they can bring in the syndication money, the convention money and the DVD money, and it exceeds the cost of production, it’ll stay on the air.

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    3. What’s funny are the fangirls whining that the CW doesn’t promote SPN but they keep promoting their new show Riverdale. Um yes, that’s how business works. You spend your advertising dollars on the new product to grow the audience, not spend money on an older product that’s reached saturation.

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  2. LOL I got a headache just from reading your summary of that article’s summary haha. It’s an absolute shocker of a show now. Poor Scooby Doo :(.

    I’d probably want to make that an edible sock you’d be eating though lol. My bet is they’lł keep flogging that dead horse & jumping every shark (& milking people at cons) for at least another (14th) season. The CW has low standards, the actors have no other comparable options & I can’t see them cancelling SPN while the viewership holds. And it’s been holding. I’d say the vast majority suffer through it now only for the actors/ships, so they have something to write/make art/complain about in the fandom, & that is a pretty powerful draw.

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  3. Not sure how I only happened to see this post now (gah, I’ve been buried in so much RL stuff it’s not even funny!), but:

    6. Stop begging TV show hosts to give the cast attention. See #3 & 4. Just like the fucking show. Is that so hard? You get 23 more shitty episodes. Let’s contain everything within that so the rest of us don’t have to deal with any crazy.

    OMG if I had a penny for every tweet I’d see to The Ellen Show or any other daytime TV talk show begging them to invite the cast onto their show, I’d be a trillionaire. I heard they were recently on The Talk. I’m not sure how many people watch that show (I certainly don’t but I’m not into shows like that to begin with) so I wonder if it was just SPN fanatics who tuned into that.

    And yep, I suppose it was inevitable they’d get season 14. This show has gone from being a mere shadow of its former (better) self to a zombie that apparently cannot be killed. And yes, the fans are way too defensive. I ended up in a flame war on Tumblr at one point thanks to them. I had to block quite a few people to retain my sanity. So glad I got out of it when I did and am now onto more enjoyable things.

    (watch me now get a flame from a stan to the effect of “OMG YOU IDIOT IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE SHOW DON’T WATCH IT & DON’T POST ABOUT IT!!111”

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  4. They gave the godawful spinoff, Wayward Daughters the green light. The backdoor pilot episode was so bad it made SPN S13 look, well not good, but not all bad.

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      1. Can I vote zero :). It isn’t happening, it got canned. And an SPN producer just came out & said they’re most likely not going to try with a spin-off again. Unsurprising. SPN is garbage now & the writing is beyond bad, & I’m guessing it was the same writing & production team that wanted to produce more of the same.

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        1. I just read that Andrew Dabb is apparently running Supernatural now (as showrunner?) and he was the co-creator of WS. LOL. Pedowitz probably had that red button ready to go even before the backdoor pilot aired. Andrew Dabb. Of all the writers. I can only imagine how awful the show is now.

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          1. Yeah Dabb’s the showrunner, shiver lol. And yep, as far as I know, the show is so very awful. I haven’t watched it since S9 but I still follow what’s going with the plot on SM because I still read the fanfic (the actors are dicks but I’m shallow enough & I think J2 are still pretty, & there are still some great writers making gold out of garbage). I’ve watched snippets of S13 & the acting‘s so bad now it made my head hurt. They’re not trying at all.

            From what I’ve read – the plot’s off the rails. They’ve retconned so much from S1-5 it’s practically a different show, and things are inconsistent from Ep to Ep b/c they don’t have a writers room & the writers don’t talk to each other. They’ve given up on characterisations also. It’s all plot driven, so they’re behaving OOC a lot of the time. They also have dozens of side characters now (everyone’s back from the dead eyeroll) & the plot’s a hot mess with all the side stories.

            The shipping wars & these actor stans, who give their idol a sort of god-like status & have appointed themselves members of his protection squad, & who think whatever actor they’re ‘anti’ (usually the one who gets in the way of their ship) is the son of Satan, make me wanna claw at my brain.

            Pretty sure the only people who still watch are shippers, stans & a few masochistic die-hard fans of the early seasons who are there out of loyalty. Another reason I think a spinoff would never work. People don’t watch it for the actual show anymore. Because it’s sh#t lol.

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  5. From what I understand, Padalecki wants to pack it in, but Ackles nagged him for another season. They basically replaced Cas with a younger version, so it wouldn’t surprise me if they came up with another, younger, Samish type character and limp on for S15.

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