It’s May again! That means it’s Asian-American Heritage Month, and like last year, I want to take a look at how Asians and Asian-Americans are doing in my favorite medium of TV. Some of the following are from last year’s list because their shows have advanced and they are still on said shows; it’s always good to catch up with old friends!
I am officially one billion percent done with this fucking show! Congratulations Supernatural, you’ve become the new Heroes: you now suck so much that all I can hope for is that show is cancelled. It’s sad because I really love the actors, but even that can’t make up for the bullshit that was last night’s episode.
So I’m here to tell all the people reading this review, especially those who have considered watching Supernatural, don’t watch this show. If you are interested in the show, just read the fanfic. Hell, I will write you fanfic so that you don’t have to watch the fucking show.
I guess I should explain why this episode “Holy Terror” is the straw that finally broke the camel’s back for me.
Big Goddamn Spoilers Below!
The season is winding down (winding up, really—with suspense building for the finale in just two short weeks and with no more hiatuses in between!). “The Great Escapist” had Castiel, Crowley, Naomi, and more, but was it any good? Hit the jump to find out.
So this is the last episode we’re going to get before Supernatural goes on hiatus for a few more weeks. Was it any good? Hit the jump to find out.
This episode, oh my Chuck, people, this episode is brilliant. I have had a really hard time writing this review because this was just one of those episodes that make you really emotional.
But I’ll try to control myself, so let’s press forward to talk about the return of Mrs. Tran, Kevin, and of course, Castiel.
This episode does a lot in a really short amount of time, so let’s move quickly.
Wow, just wow, I was so impressed with yesterday’s episode that I thought Ben Edlund wrote it. Edlund is my favorite Supernatural writer and usually if after I watch an episode I say, “That was amazing,” and then check who the writer is, it’s him, but this time it surprisingly wasn’t.
It was actually written by Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin, who are usually hit or miss for me lately. They have written awesome episodes like, “Yellow Fever,” “Dark Side of the Moon,” and “Plucky Pennywhistle’s Magical Menagerie.” But then they wrote two of my least favorite episodes of season seven, namely, “The Girl Next Door,” which killed yet another interesting female character for the hell of it, and “Season Seven, Time for a Wedding,” which forever ruined Becky for me. Surprisingly, the thing I hate about those episodes–their portrayal of female characters–is what I loved about this one.
The boys are back in town and ready to hunt some monsters and save the day. Well, they might be. Dean’s got a new monster pal, Sam’s got a dog, and Cas is trapped in Purgatory. Hmmm… the way things are shaping up you might actually want to go to Kevin Tran to solve your monster problems.
Anyway, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s talk Supernatural!
As those of you who have read my past Supernatural reviews know, I wasn’t overly found of season seven. Certain episodes were good, but the overall plot and lackluster villain was just uninteresting. Despite that, after hearing more about the season eight plot from SDCC interviews I was actually pretty excited about season eight.
So what do I think about the premiere? Well, I’ll tell you.
Yeah, it’s totally not trailer Tuesday. Deal with it.
First, yes, we need to talk about Kevin. I obviously only know what happens in this trailer, but can I say that I am very happy that Kevin seems to be a major player in this season, and that he is, on a show rife with racefail, apparently a hot badass instead of the frightened, emasculated, academically over-achieving Asian stereotype he was last season? For all I know this will come to naught in the first damn episode, but a girl can hope.
Also, I definitely noticed Sheriff Jodi Mills in there somewhere, and may I say I am happy to see her too! She has always been a standout character to me, as she is a kickass woman who can take care of herself and is somehow still alive on Supernatural. (*cries* Why must this be considered an accomplishment?!)
As for my personal first priority, Castiel… Let’s just say I think I’m going to need a lot of fix-it fic this season. Sigh.
I’m unsure about the year-jump. They keep doing that! It’s tired. I know it opens the door for more Dean-ignorant-of-pop-culture (a la “What’s a Snooki?”) jokes, but seeeeriously. I have put a lot of hopes in Jeremy Carver’s hands as far as characters and plots go, and I am praying that he doesn’t give us another S6 or S7.
On the other hand, I am not unsure about Sam’s hair. I am, in fact, very sure that Sam needs to cut his damn hair!
What do you think about this trailer, friends?