30 November 2009

Misha's Minion - Stand Strong & Be Proud

Why do we love Misha? Because he is a rare individual. Yes he is!

Misha and the lovely Julie McNiven (aka Anna) were at London's Collectormania over the weekend (28 - 29 Nov, 2009) with SGA Jason 'Ronon' Mamoa and a whole bunch of Stormtroopers. Julie was wearing a Minion badge and we found out Jason watches Supernatural, he was at the Misha and Julie panel and asked Julie about the Impala love scene with Dean. Thanks to the awesome SuperWiki, you can found reports and photos there, including sighting of Mini Castiel.

Here is a new Misha's interview. Read this with your breakfast, I hope you will have a nice day.

Do I have any Italian Supernatural fans? I am so so jealous, you know what I'm talking about! Jus In Bello Italian Supernatural Convention will be held in Rome 2-4 April 2010 with Jared, Jensen, Misha, Jim, Traci, Samantha Smith, Jake Abel, Fred Land (YED 1.0), Richard Speight Jr,
Jason Manns and Steve Carlson.

29 November 2009

Summer TV schedule for Channel Ten (Australia)

Australia. The apocalypse is here. Finally.

Australian fans, you can watch season five of Supernatural on Channel Ten from Monday 30th November at 8:30pm with double episodes - the season premier Sympathy for the Devil and Good God Y'all.

I don't care if you've seen them already, JUST WATCH THEM AGAIN! We need the ratings in order to keep the show going in Australia.

Channel Ten also picked up Stargate Universe, I think the air date is Monday 14 December at 9:30pm. i.e after Supernatural. Yay, coz I have nothing better to do on a Monday than staying home and watch Supernatural and SGU.

My only hope is that Ten won't move SGU to a later time slot IF the rating is low. Fingers crossed. However, Supernatural should remain in the 8:30/ 9:30/ 10:30pm time slot.

Anyway Channel Ten... thank you!

24 November 2009

After-thoughts: Episode 5.10 Abandon All Hope

Abandon All Hope is my Jus in Bello for season 5 - the hunters fought in a confined environment, heaps of people died, lives were scarified and there was no happy ending for the good guys. I don't know how you feel about Jus in Bello, but it happened to be one of my favorite episodes from season 3.

Abandon All Hope almost feels like a movie to me. After last week The Real Ghostbusters, we get right back into the mytho heavy story on an epic level. What I find interesting and this is the reason why I love Supernatural so much is the way the writers give us clues here and there foreshadowing the future of the characters and story. I never feel that the story is going in circle, going nowhere. Supernatural is one of the most layered shows on television, this season is full of twists and surprises. There is never a dull moment on the show.

Sam, Lucifer and Detroit

Let me talk about Sam, Lucifer and Detroit first. It is the second time Detroit is mentioned in season 5
. It's going to happen. Something big, bloody and heart-breaking is going to happen in Detroit and the Winchesters will once again be in the center of it. In The End, future Dean said something happened in Detroit, and that was where Sam said YES to become Lucifer's vessel. We don't know how and why, but it is going to happen.

Talking about angel vessels, why hasn't Michael appeared to Dean in a dream like Lucifer did to Nick? In recently interviews, Eric Kripke and Sera Gamble indicated that we will see Michael. I can't wait to see what they have planned for us.

There are only 12 episodes left in season 5, so the Detroit event will
take place before the end of the season. (CRAP! I need stock up Kleenex!) Detroit is a significant location on the show, just like Lawrence (where it all began) and Wyoming (where the Devil's Gate is), I'll be keeping my eyes on Detroit for sure!

The Colt

Abandon All Hope also tells us something about the Colt. John Winchester said the Colt was made by Samuel Colt and it can kill anything. We've seen the Colt killed vampires (eat it Twilight!) and YED (and stunt demon 1,2 and 3). In this episode, we found out there are five things in all of creation that the Colt can't kill, including Lucifer. I wanted so badly for the Colt to return and to play a big part, but that's ok. But dang! How do you kill Lucifer?

You are functioning.. morons.. moron

New demon, Crowley is played by the brilliant Mark Shepperd. I love his Godfather like mannerism and his accent! 'We need to talk, privately.' I love him from the second he appeared!

I like the modern look of the Crossroads.. under the highway! I like how Supernatural re-invents itself. Finally, we have a male sales person from hell! Who thought of it?! Seriously!

So Crowley wanted Lucifer dead so that he (and his race) can survive. Does Crowley have another agenda? He wanted Sam and Dean to take the Colt and kill Lucifer. Was it a trap? I'm not so sure.

When the Winchesters and the Harvelles arrived in town with Huggy Bear Pretty Boy Angel, Lucifer didn't really try hard to keep them there or smite them or anything. Yes, there were some confrontations, but Lucifer almost didn't really care about the Winchesters. He did try to recruit Castiel and when Sam confronted
Lucifer, he didn't expect Sam to say yes anyway. He didn't force them or anything. It seems to me that Lucifer just wanted to unleash Death. If Crowley's agenda was to help Lucifer by delivering the Winchesters to him, then Lucifer should either smite Dean or give Sam a keynote speech with PowerPoint Presentation as to what he should say yes. So yeah, I am not so sure if Crowley is helping Lucifer here. But then again, Crowley could be like Ruby, may be he is trying to gain their trust for a greater evil.

By the way, can Death kill demons too?

Lucifer is confident and arrogant and I hate it when he is acting like as if he knows Sam is going to say yes.
That bothers me in a way that this is all going to be very sad and bloody.

How awesome was Mark Pellegrino? He is a fantastic addition to the cast! I really enjoyed his performance in this episode.

The Harvelles

Ellen and Jo are two of the strongest female characters on the show. I knew they were going to die, I wished they didn't, but that was a good heroic send-off. I am impressed with Jo. She has grown up and she would have been a great hunter should she didn't die. Ellen's tears broke my heart. Samatha Ferris and Alona Tal
really nailed the death scene.

Any SGA fans here? This is like the death of Dr Carson Beckett. I couldn't revisit that episode for awhile because I can't believe he just died and it made me sad to watch it again.

Dean and Jo

Personally, I thought the Dean and Jo scenes in Abandon All Hope were done beautifully. Whether Jo was introduced as a potential love interest or an allied, Jo is a good supporting character just like her mother Ellen.

There are some sparks between Dean and Jo in season 2 when they first met, which was playful, nothing serious that would turn into a romantic soap opera. It was pretty obvious that Jo liked Dean, but Dean wasn't thinking about it (Dean? Relationship? Yeah right!). Like Sam said, Jo was like a sister to Dean. But in this episode, Dean was trying to hit on Jo for the first time since Everybody Loves a Clown. Both scenes in Everybody and Abandon are symmetrical, while Dean was checking Jo out, Sam was looking at something else (newspaper clips on Ellen's wall or commenting about the drinking game.)

Interpret Dean and Jo anyway you like, this episode provided a good closure.

You've got to give Jo some credit after watching Abandon All Hope. The way she saved Dean, all guns blazing on the hellhound, was pure bravery. She would fight and defend for him, whether it's for love or just friendship. And for this, I would have liked Dean to say a bit more to Jo around or before their goodbye kiss. Say something Dean!!! She was loyal, she understood what was it like to be a hunter, she was not a monster, she was strong and she was playful and she was not afraid of going after something supernatural.

Finally, I thought the editing was good. I am glad they didn't chop up the hellhounds/ death scenes, which added extra strength to the part of the episode, making it a lot more emotional.
It was a good send-off for Ellen and Jo. The death scene was really well done, it's very sad but it's really well written and designed. It wasn't like the death scene of other hunters on the shows such as Ash, Elkinds or Caleb.. Their death scenes were either short or you don't see it at all. This confirmed the status of Ellen and Jo, they are part of the family.

I am not in the television business, I am not a writer but I appreciate and admire people who have the talent and the passion to write good story for viewers to watch. For this, I can never hate Supernatural. I am 200% behind the show. Personally I can't find anything that I don't like about the show, nothing ever bothered me except I want to see JDM to return for at least one episode. This truly is the best show on television right now.

I swear the review of Curious and The Real Ghostbusters are coming! I am just really busy with stuff happening in my life (all good thought, don't worry!), but December will be a great time to catch up.

Supernatural 100th Episode - Where is the birthday cake and purple nurple?!

Ausiello has posted this on the Entertainment Weekly website. NO mention of Jensen will be directly (which was a rumor by the way). To be really honest, I don't see him directly this episode because the episode will largely focuse on Dean. Unless he gets his double to do it?

"Time flies when you’re battling demons and preventing apocalypses and stuff. Case in point: Supernatural will celebrate its milestone 100th episode this spring with an hour that focuses largely on Dean (Jensen Ackles).

“We’re aiming for it to be a big mythology episode,” reveals Supernatural boss Eric Kripke, adding that, “The Archangel Michael plays a very large part as we explore his relationship with Dean."

Source: EW

21 November 2009

Supernatural news digest

As previously mentioned, the writers are planning on something big for the 100th episode of Supernatural. We don't know what it is exactly. There was a rumor going on this morning on Twitter than Jensen Ackles is directly that episode, but apparently it's not true.

I cannot verify this (I should hey!), but according to a comment posted by a fan on BuddyTV, the Entertainment Weekly has this to say about the 100th episode:

'Time flies when you're battling demons and the apocalypse. Case in point, Supernatural will celebrate it's 100th episode this Spring with an hour that focuses largely on Dean
"We're aiming for it to be a big mythology episode." reveals Supernatural boss, Eric Kripke, who adds "Archangel Michael plays a very large part as we explore his relationship with Dean." And it will all be capped off with a cake cutting ceremony hosted by Lucifer.'

This is another story from E!Online. What's interesting is the speculation on God, Archangel and Dean.

Here is another interview by TV Guide with Sera Gamble. WE WILL MEET MICHAEL. How? We don't know, but we will. Will Dean say yes? May be may be not. But we will meet Michael!

The master has spoken. Click here to read Eric Kripke's interview with USA Weekend.

It's no surprise that the second half of season 5 will be more mytho related.. we only have 12 episodes before what could be the series finale.

Supernatural will return on January 21, 2010 with Sam Interrupted.

Review on Abandon All Hope is coming! There are too much awesomeness I have to watch it again before I write anything. I know I haven't done the review on The Curious Case of Dean Winchester and The Real Ghostbusters. I've been a little busier than usual recently.

Don't forget to submit your Happy Supernatural Moment of 2009,
deadline if Sunday 20 December 2009. Details here.

19 November 2009

Abandon all cheeseburgers! New promo for Abandon All Hope (Space promo)

This is the TV promo by SPACE.

I am on lock down, so I won't watch this. So enjoy!

Supernatural's 100th episode - first scoop!

As far as I can tell, this is the first piece of news we hear about the 100th episode of Supernatural. It's a major achievement in the industry when a TV show/drama reaches the 100th episode. So what's Eric Krikpe planning for it? Two words: JENSEN ACKLES.

EW's Ausiello has this on The Ausiello Files.

Question: I need some Supernatural scoop. —D. Stephens

The show’s 100th episode (slated to air in March or April) will be a big one for Jensen Ackles. To find out why, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on sale Friday.

18 November 2009

Supernatural Chicago Convention was a huge success...

There are just so many photos, videos and reports on the Convention, I am still trying to catch up! My life is a bit busier than usual at the moment, so I will catch up during my December holiday. In the meantime, I've book-marked the following! Please check them out too.

Check out my friend's blog at Tripping the Wasteland. It's a fantastic read!

If you want to see the clips from the Convention, please check out Cloudyvisions' YouTube Channel. I can sit here and go through all the clips all day.

I made many new friends on Twitter over the weekend. I just want to thank you all for your effort and passion. I wish I can go to another Supernatural convention again soon. Australia may be?! Will see!

New sneak preview! Dean and Meg face off; Mark Pellegrino interview!

Ausiello from Entertainment Weekly posted this video clip... Dean and Meg face off! I will not watch this, coz I am on lock down! So enjoy!

Mark Pellegrino's interview on Fearnet. You can also watch the sneak preview there.

I am not sick of saying this, but I CANNOT FRIGGIN WAIT!

5.10 Abandon All Hope airs this Thursday on the CW. This is the last episode of 2009. Supernatural returns on January 14, 2010 with 5.11 Sam Interrupted.

From what I am reading, Abandon All Hope is a cliff hanger! CRAP! How am I going to survive?

Twitter hashtag is #FINDTHECOLT

15 November 2009

Supernatural Chicago Convention by CreationCon

I love the Supernatural fandom! If you can't make it to the Convention and you want live update, there is no better place to be than Twitter! Seriously.

I woke up at like 8:30am AEST and followed all the wonderful live tweets on Jim's and Misha's panel at the Supernatural Chicago Con. Dang! I missed Richard Speight Jr's panel, which was on earlier.

Catch all the live action on Twitter. I created a special list on Twitter, I added fans (and cast members) who are actually there. They are wonderful! Thanks for giving us live update with quotes and photos!

You can also get heaps of photos, reports and videos on SuperWiki.

Tomorrow (Sunday) is a big day! Jensen, Jared and Rob (aka Chuck) will be at the Con. I can't wait to see all the tweets!

Oh, you have to watch this!

14 November 2009

Abandon all pies! Sneak peak of Abandon All Hope

I am not watching the sneaky previews! This is the last lock down of 2009, I can't screw up! *Determined*


Sexy Promo

13 November 2009

Abandon all food! Here comes THE KISS in Abandon All Hope

HOLY CHEESEBURGER! I can't wait for this episode! Abandon All Hope airs on Thursday 19th November on the CW.

Look out for:

- Mark Shappard as the demon Crowley who is going to be awesome! He just said one line in the promo, and I am already saying I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE THIG GUY!

- The Dean and Jo kiss, which I am completely ok with! Jo is probably one of the few female characters I like on the show. Not that I am comparing this kiss to the Clark and Lois kiss.. but my initial thought is that this is sweet! Better than sex with Anna, THERE I've said it! =(

If and I stress 'IF' Jo is going to die, it's a nice closure. I know they are like brother and sister, and they look like brother and sister, but they did have some feelings for each other in season 2, so it'd be a good closure.. =)

- And of course THE showdown between Lucifer and Castiel!

TV Promo

12 November 2009

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man - The Real Ghostbusters

OK so.. The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man will not be on this week's Supernatural... or will it?! Probably not, but crazy fans will!

Sneak preview

Crossroads Podcast - a best podcast for best show on TV SUPERNATURAL

Crossroads Podcast is the best Supernatural podcast in my opinion! Hosts Ty and Star have scheduled a live show on the 24th November 7pm US central time. I couldn't make it to the first live show, but I am definitely going to be there this time and meet the Crossroads nation!

If you want to join, go to uStream. If this link doesn't work, just search for 'Crossroads Podcast'.

You can listen to Crossroadscast on iTune. Follow them on Twitter or join them on Facebook.

11 November 2009

Spoiler spoiler spoiler.. Anna is back!

Anna is back and no more backseat action! Want to know more?! Read it all here.

'Anna returns and wants to kill Sam, so he doesn’t say yes to Lucifer. She travels back in time to kill Mary and John Winchester, so Dean and Sam go back in time to try and stop her.' Source Supernatural.TV

As per my previous post, there is an up-coming episode called Back to the Future II, may be Anna will appear on that episode?! Stay tuned!

Supernatural nominated for the People's Choice AWards 2009

Supernatural is nominated in the Sci-fi/fantasy category in the People's Choice Awards 2009. I am a bit annoyed when people call Supernatural sci-fi, fantasy is ok (just). Shouldn't they be calling them Genre Shows or something? Anyway... I'll take it! As long as Supernatural is nominated!

CAST YOUR VOTE!!!! Details here. But the voting system for the Sci-Fi category sucks. You can only submit your vote via SMS and you can only do so if you live in the US. So if you live in the US, please vote for Supernatural.

True Blood
The Vampire Diaries

Winners announced on January 6th 2010.

09 November 2009

Up-coming episode titles of Supernatural

SpoilerTV posted the up-coming episode titles of Supernatural.

5.09 - The Real Ghostbusters
5.10 - Abandon All Hope
5.11 - Sam, Interrupted
5.12 - Being Sam Winchester
5.13 - Back to the Future II
5.14 - Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

I know I can't wait for Abandon All Hope. Back to the Future II looks very interesting, could this be another back to the future episode?

Source SpoilerTV

Would you marry me? YES - Jensen Ackles and Danneel Harris are engaged

Stop crying fan girls and fan boys.. It's the most wonderful thing that Jensen Ackles and Danneel Harris are engaged. Apparently Danneel confirmed this on her Twitter as well. The couple went to Breeders' Cup World on the weekend and there was a ring on THAT finger. No further details are released.

Congrats to Jensen and Danneel. They are a lovely couple☺

Source: JustJared

08 November 2009

Supernatural is filmed in front a live studio audience.. and here is my review

If Supernatural is filmed in front of a live studio full of fan girls and boys, I think the world would be a better place. Seriously.

I lost count how many times I mentioned 'I'm watching Monster at the End of the Book' on Twitter. Changing Channels is now my 'Monster at the End of the Book' of season 5. I'd rather die than to single out an episode and call it my favorite because season 5 have been beyond great and amazing. But if I have to pick one (or two) episode, The End and now Changing Channels are so far my favorite episodes of this season.

How often do you see a television show make fun of themselves, their fans and other shows? SG1: 'Wormhole Extreme' is probably the closest to this.

Changing Channels has a hilarious beginning, the opening song/ credit alone is Oscar worthy. This episode looks like a filler episode from the surface, but boy was I wrong? Who would have thought the Trickster (Richard Speight Jr) is part of the mythology of the story. Who would have thought the Trickster is the Archangel Gabriel?!

This episode was jam-packed full of goodies - where do I begin? By the end of the episode, I was like.. WTF?! Eric Kripke & co are the evil geniuses. What a group of weirdo writers.. and this is a great thing! The angel/ demon stuff in other movies or TV shows are always very cliche. But in Supernatural, there is no such thing as cliche. This.. this is magnificent! If you are not watching Supernatural, what's wrong with you?

The majority of the episode was a mash-up of prime time television shows, some of them also shared the same timeslot with Supernatural on Thursday night in the USA. I admire the attention to details that were written into the mash-up, kudos to writer Jeremy Carver. And by 'details', I mean Carver actually wrote a television commercial as part of the episode. If you have genital herpes, listen to Sam.. go get yourself a pack of Herpexia.

And now.. back to the review...

WAIT let's play Nut Cracker instead!

Pop quiz 1: what is Dean's favorite TV show? Dr Sexy MD. Seriously!

Eat it Grey's Anatomy! Meet closet fan, Dean Winchester who knew everything about his favorite TV show Dr Sexy MD, from every character to Dr Sexy's shoes. Seriously Doctor! They even poked fun at Jeffrey Dean Morgan's character who returned to Grey's as a ghost. I was half expecting a guest star appearance by JDM. But that would be the day I win the lotto.

A bonus trivia for SG1 fans: The guy who played Dr Sexy was
Camulus (Steve Bacic) from SG1. O'Neill called him Cammy.

Pop quiz 2: what genre does Dean hate the most? Procedural cop shows!

There are 300 of them and they all look the same. That is exactly what I always say! No disrespect to CSI, I like the original series, but seriously, I don't need any more CSI or NSIC or hospital shows.

Pop quiz 3: Can Dean speak Japanese?
Dean no nihongo wa umai desu. Dean wa totemo kawaii desu \(^o^)/

You don't know why.. you know know how, but Dean does speak Japanese. This line alone is enough to drive all Japanese fans crazy and make Supernatural the number one TV show in Japan. They would love it so much there could be a Supernatural Convention in Japan in 2010.

The game show idea was so random! Sam oh poor Sam.. ouch I feel your pain and I am not even a guy! That scene actually looked like a Japanese game show, it looked so authentic! Hiro Kanagawa, the Game Show Host, was simply brilliant! I was expecting them to make this scene cheesy and cheap (from a production perspective) with an actor who isn't even a native Japanese. But the casting was simply brilliant! Kanagawa's mannerism was simply brilliant.

Pop quiz 4: Who doesn't Mr Trickster like? Pretty boy angel.
(Thanks to my friend HazelGreenLuv for the Japanese lesson)

This episode looked like a filler episode from the surface. But boy was I wrong?! When I found out Misha Collins was going to be in this episode, I was like.. ok.. why? Because Castiel is tied to the mytho of the show. I couldn't tell why he was there.

Castiel said the Trickster was more powerful than it should be. At that moment, I actually thought perhaps the Trickster was God!

Pop quiz 5: Who is more awesome? KITT or The Impala?

Dean's Impala of course! BuddyTV has already named this Sampala! Another genius idea from Jeremy Carver! I think it's great to see Carver involved the Impala in the episode, because the Impala is a character on the show!

OK.. so back to the review... again..

Meet the Archangel Gabriel

Holy mother of all cows, seriously! The Trickster is the Archangel Gabriel. I did not see that coming AT ALL. I don't know about you, but the twist at the end of the episode was jaw-dropping awesome! Like Dean-is-Michael's-vessel jaw dropping; or Mary-Winchester-is-a-hunter jaw dropping; or Sam-is-drinking-demon-blood jaw-dropping or Lillith-is-the-final-seal jaw dropping or there-is-a-ghost-on-Grey's-Anatomy jaw dropping. You know what I'm saying?!

I want to know if it was the plan from the get go? Or did this brilliant idea just come to Jeremy Carver while he was eating pies or something? This twist is simply brilliant!

I expect the Archangel Michael to make an appearance soon. If Nick was a Plan B vessel for Lucifer, I think Michael must have a Plan B vessel too. If this is the case, who should play Michael? I still think Michael Shanks should fit in here somehow somewhere.

Richard Speight Jr. nailed the role. We have seen him play the Trickster and he is brilliant as the Trickster, a character much loved by fans. When the Trickster's secret was busted by Dean, Richard
Speight Jr just switched from funny to serious. Awesome job!

It really is a show about families, isn't it? Gabriel feels sad to see his brothers fight against each other, that's why he left. Like Raphael, Gabriel just wants this war to be over.
But I don't think this is the last time we see Gabriel. I think he will help the boys.

I notice that Dean sometimes would say something that changed the mind of another character. It's like it has to be Dean to say to Gabriel 'This is about you being too afraid to stand up to your family.' Just like Dean told Castiel in Lucifer Raising 'If there's anything worth dying for, this is it.'. So yeah, I hope Gabriel will be help.

Lastly, I wonder if there are any similarities between Dean's and Michael's personality. They are both big brothers and loyal to an absent father. What if other angels are putting pressure on Michael to take Dean as his vessel? But like Dean, Michael might not want to do this. Anyway, I am expecting Michael to make an appearance, I think he will use a Plan B vessel to appear in his dream or something.

Overall, this episode was simply brilliant. I think 5 out of 5 was just not enough! Your thoughts?

I know I haven't completed my review on The Curious Case of Dean Winchester. I've got to get my priority right!

Don't forget, I am calling for your Happy Supernatural Memories of 2009. Details here.

07 November 2009

The Real Ghostbusters - promo

TV promo of The Real Ghostbusters.

AND OH MY GOD! How awesome was Changing Channels? I will post my review soon.. Also my very late review on Curious! Sorry, I have been very busy!

04 November 2009

Hot new pics for 'Abandon all hope'

Thanks to Kryptonsite for posting the awesome hot pics of the mid-season finale. I don't know about you but I am so in love with this picture! You don't see this very often on the show for sure!!!

The highly anticipated showdown between the most awesome angel in the garrison Castiel and the big baddie Lucifer. I can't wait to see Mark Pellegrino again!

There are heaps more photos on SPN. Please check them out!

03 November 2009

Abandon all work for 'Abandon all hope'

Your beloved CW has released an official subscription of the mid-season finale 5.10 Abandon All Hope.

SAM AND DEAN FACE OFF AGAINST LUCIFER — Sam, Dean and Castiel track down the Colt and head off to find Lucifer (guest star Mark Pelligreno) to send him back to Hell. It’s a hunters’ reunion when the crew joins forces with Bobby (Jim Beaver), Ellen (guest star Samantha Ferris) and Jo (guest star Alona Tal) for what could be their last night on Earth. Episode written by Ben Edlund and directed by Phil Sgriccia.

Watch out for Mark Sheppard who will appear as Crowley.

I cannot friggin for this episode. It's going to be EPIC!

01 November 2009

Michael Shanks talks Smallville - I am officially excited about Society & Legion

I don't think I've ever been this excited about an upcoming Smallville episode. Not only Michael Shanks will be on the show as the Hawkman, Tom Welling will be directing the second part of the two-parter episode.

Read the Michael Shanks interview here!

Smallville episodes "Society" and "Legion" will air on January 21st and 28th 2010.