30 June 2010
Jim Beaver tweeted earlier today that he is in Vancouver and confirmed he is in the episode Jensen is directing!
EW's Michael Ausiello has reported that the CW has confirmed the return of Grandpa Samuel (aka Mary's father, played by The X-Files' Mitch Pileggi). The show's new runner Sera Gamble said that unlike the Winchesters (John's side), the Campbells (Mary's side) is a hunter family. The Campbells has been a mystery, Mary has been a mystery to the viewers until season 4, so the writers will explore this story line a bit more in season six. Read the full article at EW. I am excited!
Mitch Pileggi is amazing! In his first appearance in In the Beginning, he played 2 different characters in just one episode. He channeled YED very well, while YED was played by 4 different actors through out the history of the show, Mitch (and others) was still able to put his own stamp on the character. He played Grandpa Samuel in an amazing fashion, he so owns the role. I can't wait to see what the writers have installed for us!!
Onto ComicCon news! The schedule and details for the Supernatural and Smallville panel were released today. Source: SpoilerTV and ComicCon. Don't forget you can follow ComicCon on Twitter.
A couple of good people on Twitter pointed out that Smallville and Supernatural have been upgraded to a bigger room this year. They truly deserve it! OH HELL YEAH!
July 25 Sunday - Ballroom 20
10:00 – 11:00 am Smallville Screening and Q&A – Comic-Con favorite Smallville returns for its last visit to Comic-Con in advance of the show’s 10th and final season. Series stars to be announced join executive producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson to talk about the year ahead, answer fan questions and give an exclusive sneak peek at clips from the final season. From Tollin/Robbins Productions, Millar/Gough Ink in association with Warner Bros. Television, Smallville airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Smallville : The Complete Ninth Season will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on September 7. Become a fan of the show on Facebook.
11:15am –12:15pm Supernatural Screening and Q&A – Join Supernatural cast members to be announced, executive producers Sera Gamble (Eyes) and Ben Edlund (Angel), and creator/executive producer Eric Kripke (Boogeyman) for an exclusive sneak peek at footage from the highly anticipated sixth season of this thrill-ride series, which moves to a new day – Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW – this fall. The panel will answer questions from the audience and also show a portion of the special features from the upcoming Supernatural : The Complete Fifth Season DVD and Blu-ray™ release, in stores September 7. Supernatural is produced by Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television. Become a fan of the show on Facebook and follow Supernatural on Twitter.
I have to check what time it will be in Australia so that I can follow the live tweets. Not sure who will be moderating the panels, but if they are on Twitter, I sure will be following them!
You can also follow me on Twitter.
29 June 2010
This blog post contains spoilers.
Stuff you know, and not surprised: Bobby and Castiel will be back. At what capacity? I don't know. But as I said before, I expect Castiel to appear as guest star rather than a regular, just like Bobby.
The Examiner mentioned that the 'CW and Collins have some big news coming down the pike...'. Most people reckon it's a web series or a spin-off. I would love to watch a Castiel spin-off.
Anyway, who's next? It's no surprise that Crowley is back, right? I mean, it's pretty obvious that he will return. SpoilerTV reports that in the latest issue of SFX (which I will get when it eventually arrives in Aust - it has an amazing cover by the way), Kripke and Gamble talked about the return of Crowley. I love Crowley, I love Mark Sheppard's performance, I think he makes the character enjoyable to watch. He is such a great actor!
If you don't know it already, Supernatural does fantastic casting!
Stuff you know and surprised: There are speculations about the return of Grandpa Samuel. I am surprised. I am! But happy. Again, at what capacity? I don't know. But it'll be sooooo cool. You know I love the Winchester/ Campbell family stuff. How is he going to come back? It's one way or another, right? Either Grandpa is not dead and he's been hiding. Or he's coming back from his walkabout. Or he is dead and he is a ghost or zombie. Or may be he will appear in a flash-back episode.
Stuff you may not know, but you shouldn't be surprised because the show is called Supernatural: In the mini-interview with SFX, Kripke and Gamble also talks about bringing back Death the Horseman, the Trickster, and Ellen and Jo (as ghosts).
Oh wait.. the Trickster? OH-HELL-YEAH! He is the Trickster after all!
Mark Pellegrino told Digital Spy in a recent interview that he would love to come back to the show, but Nick (the original meat suit) is really dead (or is it?). I think he was just throwing it out there.
Digital Spy also posted a bit more from Kripke and Gamble. Check it out here. Kripke plans on “being around… I’m there to be the safety net and to make sure it all stays within the tone of Supernatural”. AWESOME!
Who is missing?! JOHN WINCHESTER! (JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN!) COME BACK! COME BACK!!
Is it September yet? SpoilerTV reported that the season 6 premier will be called Exile on Main Street.
28 June 2010
Home of the Supernatural animation has been updated. Click here. They have updated their cast page.
The official site of Batman: Under the Red Hood has also been updated with preview clips and soundtrack. It's awesome.
27 June 2010
Here is the first clip from the animation Batman: Under the Red Hood featuring Bruce Greenwood (Batman) and Jensen Ackles (Red Hood)
24 June 2010
I cannot wait to watch Batman: Under the Red Hood! The DVD releases on 27 July.
Bruce Timm, the Executive Producer of the animation talked about Jensen Ackles and Red Hood here.. Again, WB, if you are reading this, please put Red Hood into the new Batman movie and cast Jensen Ackles for the role. Anyway, read the full interview here.
19 June 2010
According to another post on SpoilerTV (here), the episode 6.04 is called A Weekend at Bobby's.
Now... I don't know if it means 6.04 is to be directed by Jensen or are they two separate episodes? Note, episode order may change too (the CW has the habit of changing episode order around).
I guess we'll know more when Comic Con comes. I can imagine this is the one they will show at Comic Con. If so, I think Jensen is highly likely to be at this year's Comic Con. Logical? Just saying..
And guess who is coming back to Supernatural season six? A.D Sk*ne*! OMG!
EW's Ausiello has revealed on his blog that 6.04 will be a Bobby centric episode directed by Jensen. Details here.
17 June 2010
The details of the Supernatural Season 5 DVD/ Blueray have arrived. Here is what you'll get:
Bonus Material includes Gag Reel, an Unaired Scene from Episode 9 (The Real Ghostbusters), a Producer/Writer Commentary Track on Episode 4 (The End), the Supernatural: Apocalypse Survival Guides - Bobby's Exclusive Video Collection and Ghostfacers: The Web Series. Source: TV Shows on DVD
I REALLY want a J2 commentary and some convention footage!!
The DVD will release on 7 September. I've pre-ordered my copy. What about you?
Comic Con is just around the corner. It will take place from 22 - 25 July in San Diego. Supernatural and Smallville will appear on stage at Comic Con, not together, but they will be there. Both panels will appear on Sunday 25th July. Details here. I will be following it from Twitter!
14 June 2010
I thought he was really good as Constantine, he did a great job in Street Kings, he was weird in Dracula but hot! Matrix was epic! Even in The Lake House, he made me cry. He is not out there in-your-face like other celebrities such as Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt, not even in his younger days, he is more low key than Johnny Depp.
What is the Keanu Reeves Day? Well, it all started with a paparazzi image with Keanu eating by himself with a bird. He looked rather sad in the photo. (See original photos here) So anyway, fans started a campaign to cheer him up. They created some Photoshop images with Keanu in different situations. Fans share their thoughts on the actor on different forums and basically talk about what a great guy he is! And then someone started this idea about the Keanu Reeves Day on June 15.
Anyway, to read the origin of the Keanu Reeves Day, here is the start. To see more Sad Keanu Reeves photoshop imagines by fans, check them out here. Tissues anyone?
And here is my Photoshop effort.
12 June 2010
The recent SFX Magazine has 2 Supernatural related articles in one issue. HOT!
Empire (Aussie edition) has a delay on publishing this interview with Chris Evans. This was featured in the previous international edition.
I saw Captain America at Borders last week.
Jensen started it! Although he isn't Captain America, I am too deep into the rabbit hole to not blog about it. So, it's official, I will be blogging about Captain America etc in moderation.
The Spain SPN Con is on this weekend. Go to SuperWiki for a list of reports, videos and photos. According to some of the tweets, J2 are heading back to Vancouver for shooting in 2 weeks. Jensen has confirmed he is directing. According to the tweets, he will make his directorial debut in episode 3. Note: episode order may change... as you know the CW does has a habit of switching episode order.. but you'll know when it's confirmed.
Follow tweets on Twitter by searching #risingcon.
11 June 2010
Stay tuned for details from the official WB Japanese website.
Now, all I need is the Supernatural video game! Eric Kripke, if you are listening.. please action!
10 June 2010
If you don't know already, Jensen Ackles will direct the 4th episode of Supernatural in the new season. More details to come.
The CW is doing their first ever Emmy Awards campaign this year. The CW has designed the OMFG FYC campaign.
The program or insert whatever you want to call it, will be inserted into the latest Emmy Magazine, it also contains a DVD with key episodes for nomination consideration. I think the DVD showreel includes Changing Channels and The End. I want the CW to push Jensen for the Best Actor category with The End. Seriously!
Read more on Vlada's blog, DVR Playground and Deadline Hollywood.
The WinchesterBrothers has posted something I am truly excited about! A possible Supernatural animation series. You must check out the Japanese WB site!!!!
06 June 2010
So, it's the hellatus. Don't expect too much news on the actors of Supernatural, they are just having a break, doing the convention tours and whatever the pie they want.
As blogged, Jensen Ackles will be on the Batman: Under the Red Hood, the Blue-Ray and DVD will release on July 27. Here is a little something from the director Andrea Romano on Jensen's performance. Read the full article at ComicBookMovie.
Fans are be surprised how good an actor Jensen is. But I think industry people are surprised to know he really is one of the best actors from his generation and he can really act and nailed everything that was given to him. Don't shut me up, I vote Red Hood/ Jason Todd to be in the Batman III.
Marvel has big things lined up for the next few years with The Avengers stuff. I am surprised DC hasn't done much. Green Lantern is good, I guess, but for this to be at the front line for DC, that's just weak. You won't see a new Superman movie for awhile, I don't think they will do a Justice League movie, which they should! They have Flash and Aquaman in the works but I think Marvel will win this race.
I have heard some good stuff in recent days about the season six of Supernatural. Also, I've heard Jensen will be directing the 4th episode. I'll do a big update later when I have more details. Until then, know this: Supernatural season six is in good hands. In Gamble, I trust.
Also, I've been catching up with my Lost podcast with Jay and Jack. It makes me realise one thing: FANS ARE HARD TO PLEASE. THEY ARE NEVER HAPPY.
04 June 2010
Kara: While I may have defended this episode saying it wasn’t a complete filler, but for the sakes of this award I am claiming it is. Best Filler is Body Swap. I know it isn’t the most conventional of choices as a lot of people would think. But I found myself laughing and having a strong reaction towards the episode. I loved the whole Demons contacting Witches and goth kids saying ‘Hey, do us a solid and kill Dean Winchester’. I just enjoyed this episode from start to finish.
Tiny: This season I actually find it really hard to define what a filler is. When it comes to a 'legit' filler on Supernatural, I think of Dead in the Water or Bugs or Nightshifter or Ghost-Facers. Many episodes in season five appeared to be fillers but I don't think there were fillers. Anyway, to me the best filler this season is Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid. Although the episode introduced the Death and Bobby story arc, but this is very close to being a 'legit' filler in my book. Best of all, I love a good Bobby centric episode, I love some good zombie action.
Kara: 99 Problems. Which I know isn’t a real outstanding episode to say ‘worst filler’ but I decided worst filler and least favourite episode have to be two different episodes. Anyway, 99 Problems fell short, it idea was promising, but, unfortunately everything else just was a steamy pile of crap. Maybe it has something to do with the ‘let’s throw Lisa in here although we haven’t mentioned her for about three seasons’. An episode shouldn’t rely on Castiel to show up before it can start getting good, and even then it the only good bits were when Castiel was on screen.
However very, very, VERY dishonorable mention, Hammer of the Gods – I don’t need a reasoning, you have seen the episode right?
Tiny: Definitely Fall Idols. But seeing Paris Hilton's head got chopped off made the episode! Having said that, this episode has one of my favourite Dean's lines: Is that Ghandi? This is also one of my favourite hashtags on Twitter!
Kara: Personal favourite episode has to be a tie between Changing Channels and I believe the Children are our Future. Granted they are both comedic episode but they both also have a very 'Monster at the end of this book' feel to it. I refuse to think that Children is a filler as I don’t believe any episode that has the Little AntiChrist. Both of the two episodes were just fantastic, they managed to balance a mythos story line, comedy and character development. Plus how can you pass Herpexia and a hairy hand. What else can I say?
Tiny: The End. I am deeply, truly, madly in love with this episode! This is the kind of episode I love to see on the show. I really love the writing, the character stuff, the production and the execution. I love the Terminator-John-Connor element. I love the setting of the story. I love the double Dean action. Jensen Ackles gave an award-winning performance. The episode was perfect to me.
Honorable mention: Changing Channels, Abandon All Hope and The Song Remains the Same.
Least Favourite Episode
Kara: A lot of people would presume that I would say Fallen Idols but I am sorry its The Real Ghost Busters I hated it. Hate it. Hate it. HATE IT! It fell short, and it wasn’t funny at all. While there were call backs to the previous seasons it wasn’t anywhere near as good as Monster and if you do an episode like this , it should be at least in the same it to be compared to one of the best episodes in Supernatural History that dealt with much the same content. This episode also had the feel of “Let’s make a convention like episode – oh shit forgot I that this episode has no relevance to our overall story line so let’s throw in this thing about the Colt.”
Tiny: If you read my blog previously, you'd know I had issues with Dark Side of The Moon. I just think that Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin had good materials to work on but the writing wasn't top notch and the character stuff wasn't well executed. May be I am a bit harsh here, but this episode was hard to digest.
Best Use of Song
Kara: Two words... CHERRY PIE!
Tiny: Having said that about Dark Side of the Moon, when Knockin' On Heaven's Door was played in the Dean/ young Sammy fireworks scene, it brought tears to my eyes.
Honorable mention: Cherry Pie in The Song Remains the Same. DEAN DEAN DEAN! You one naughty son of a pie!
Kara: “I just looked her in the eyes and told her that it wasn’t her fault her father left, he just hated his job at the post office.” Castiel.
Tiny: As much as I love all the Dean ones, I am going to give this award to my favourite angel Castiel. And I have a few!! God is not on any flat bread; The voice says I am almost out of minute; I don't understand, why do you want me to say my name; Hey ass-butt!
Most Heart Breaking Moment
Kara: While I do want to say Bobby confessing how he wanted to kill himself, it would have to be the iconic scene of Dean dropping the amulet in the bin. This kind of reminds me of the ‘coffee drop’ scene of season two.
Tiny: In The Song Remains the Same, when Dean revealed to Mary he was her son. Why was it heart-breaking? Mary's deal with YED set things in motion (arguably). It was heart-breaking to see young Mary finding out what happened to her kids. Not only Dean and Sam never had the chance to live a normal apple pie life, their lives just got worst and worst. Mary had the will, but there was nothing she could do to save her kids or turn things around. You can't fight City Hall!
Kara: Best death seems like a weird way to put this but it would have to be Ellen and Jo’s death. They went out swinging, literally in a blaze of glory. Plus that ‘Kick It in the Ass’ which just added more emotion to that already emotional scene (RIP Kim).
Tiny: When we say 'best death', we certainly don't mean it like 'Ruby-die-bitch-die-best-death'. It's more like 'heroic-epic-death'. Abandon All Hope deeply effected my week after seeing Ellen and Jo died in this episode. I couldn't re-visit that episode like I normally would. I have always loved Ellen and Jo, in fact, I sometimes think they were a bit under used. So to see them coming back to fight side by side with Team Free Will and then sacrificed themselves was heroic.
Kara: Coolest death is a pretty God Damn easy one for me at least. Anna being burnt by Michael. There is just no way to explain how freaking awesome that death was. Burn baby burn.
Honorable mention: Gabriel being killed by his big bro Lucifer.
Tiny: I have to say Zachariah! Zach is the best villain viewers love to hate! The journey of his character from the get-go to his death was well-written, well-executed and well-performed. I love the dialogue exchange between Dean and Zach in Point of No Return. Kurt Fuller and Jensen Ackles played that scene brilliantly.
Kara: This may become as a surprise to some, but the best fight holds in the 100th episode. There were quite a few awesome fights in that episode however the best fight is between Cas and Dean. Holy Hell! Cas won a fight and against the Dean... and he smacked that little bitch silly.
Honorable mention: Once again Cas kicking major angel ass in Sympathy for the Devil.
Tiny: I am actually going a little left-field here and give the best fight to Mary and Anna in The Song Remains the Same. How often do we get to see Mary engaged in hand to hand combat?! Seeing her in a fight scene with Glenn Close was awesome!
Kara: How can you possibly pass up the King of the Douches? Lucifer, and he was the biggest bad guy in The End when he was wearing Sam. He was so bad ass when he was going around killing other gods and the fact he didn’t care about how many demons, his ‘children’, that he killed was just the icing on the douchifer cake.
Tiny: Zachariah. Kudos to Kurt Fuller for such an incredible performance. Supernatural does really awesome casting and Kurt Fuller was THE MAN to play this role! Zach is a character the show needs. Love him or hate him, the villainous character was well-constructed.
Honorable mention: Mark Pellegrino was awesome as Lucifer.
Favourite Good Guy
Kara: In a show like Supernatural there’s an abundance of good guys, however one really seemed to hit a cord with me. Gabriel. Maybe it’s because it’s not like he just was a good guy like Bobby and Cas and the boys, but he actually chose to go against everything, against his ‘trickster’ nature, against his family and even against the other Gods who were his friends. He didn’t pick heaven or hell, he didn’t choose between his brothers, he chose to be on the side of the Humans.
Tiny: It's a tie between Bobby and Castiel. I love them! On one hand I was prepared to say goodbye to them, but on the other hand I am so glad they are coming back in season six.
Honorable mention: Chuck and Trickster/ Gabriel. I love them so much!
Biggest WTF Moment
Kara: Ok... Ok... WTF? The colt can’t Kill Lucifer. But then how...? What? Oh, no we are so screwed.
Tiny: When Dean threw his amulet into the bin at the end of Dark Side of the Moon. WTF? Seriously WTF?! It was a hard moment to digest.
Most Under Used Character
Kara: For those that have listened to me bitch on twitter or via my blog this will be no surprise for you... but the most under used character was the lovely heart breaking Jessie. How can you have the Anti Christ in only ONE episode of the Apocalypse story arch? Couldn’t Hammer of the Gods be more like Jessie comes back and the boys have to protect them and somehow Lucifer catches where he is and comes after him? Come on! So disappointed with the lack of that sweet kid. I hope he is in season six.
Tiny: The Anti-Christ Jessie. This character has so much potential. I would like to see a closure. But perhaps they couldn't get the kid back or something. I hope Jessie will return in season six.
Kara: Dean confronting Lucifer in Sam’s body in the end. This is a scene that I can just watch over and over again. It was written so well, acted amazingly.
Tiny: I was really looking forward to see the Michael and Lucifer showdown. But surprising, I really really enjoyed the Michael (Matt Cohen) and Dean scene in The Song Remains the Same. I didn't expect to see Michael at all. I was so impressed with Cohen's performance, which made this confrontation so enjoyable to watch.
Favourite Guest Star
Kara: Paris Hilton... ha! Just kidding. While I am not a major Crowley fan I did however really enjoy Mark Sheppard. He had very smart well written one liners and is quite an enjoyable character.
Tiny: I have four, is that ok? The first one is Michael Shank, it's personal, that's all! I was so excited to see Michael on Supernatural. Having played one of my favourite TV characters Daniel Jackson on Stargate SG1, it was just so good to see him on my favourite show.
The second one of Mark Sheppard. He is just super awesome as Crowley. His performance and his interpretation of the character was masterful.
The third one is Richard Speight Jr. aka the Trickster/ Gabriel. I really enjoyed his performance this season.
The forth one is Mark Pellegrino aka Luci. Seriously! I love him as Jacob in Lost and I LOVE him as Luci. I can't think of anyone else who could play the role. (May be Misha Collins.. haha)
PS - I see Jim Beaver as a regular more than a guest star. So that's why you don't see Jim here.
Biggest ‘I KNEW IT’ Moment
Kara: Sam is Lucifers Vessel. Need I say more?
Tiny: When Castiel revealed to Dean that his amulet was God's EMF in Good God Y'All, I was speechless. I was like Seriously!! I knew it! Finally, the amulet's backstory! Although this particular story arc didn't really live up to my expectation and fell flat later, but this particular moment was epic.
Best Character Moment
Kara: Dean manning up in Point of No Return. When he was crying saying yes then looking at Sam and then, then there was that wink. The wink that said "Yeah Bizzatches Dean Winchester is back! Now give me something sharp."
Tiny: I originally picked the scene where Dean prayed to God at the end of My Bloody Valentine. But I changed my mind, because it was more like a out of character moment. So my choice goes to Dean's wink in Point of No Return, which was the turning point of his character. It was good to see the return of classic Dean. Screw Destiny!
Favourite Sam and Dean Moment
Kara: I guess this is sort of cheating, but when Sam as Lucifer is pounding the crap out of Dean and Dean goes ‘Don’t worry Sam I won’t leave you’ then that light hit the impala cue major league flashbacks.
Tiny: Sam and Dean didn't hug this year and their relationship continued to be in a strange place in season five. However the ending of Point of No Return was super cool and significant. It was a mini ending of a chapter before the big finale. Castiel said something before they entered the warehouse: "I don't have the same faith in you that Sam does." Sam knows Dean more than Dean realises. When it counts, it's the little thing we forget in life that makes a difference.
Favourite Comedic Moment in an Episode
Kara: Ok I am pretty sure this doesn’t need any explanation. NUTCRACKER!! Actually any moment in that episode.
Tiny: NUTCRACKER! I mean, seriously NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING, can top that! Unless it's the Herpexia ad. It's funny that both scenes involved Sam. He isn't even the funny one on the show!
Biggest Unanswered Question
Kara: How the hell could Dean kill the Whore and watch the angel light? Who is Chuck? Where is God? How is Sam back? Why are my feet cold?
Tiny: Who EXACTLY is Chuck?
Best Moment in Season Five
Kara: Dean hugging his Mum in Dark Side of the Moon, telling her that he loved her and that he won’t ever leave her. That scene still makes me cry, it’s such a touching emotional scene.
Honorable mention: Sam and Dean coming clean to Mary in Back to the Future 2.
Tiny: This is the toughest category! I am going to give this award to the Winchesters. In The Song Remains the Same, Dean, Sam, Mary and John were in the Impala together, John was driving it and he told everyone to shut up. It was the perfect family moment for this dysfunctional family. I think this was the only time the Winchesters were seen in the family car together. This scene screamed PERFECT to me.
Honorable mention: Dean's "I am your son" moment was as epic as Vader's "I am your father" in Star Wars.
Kara: In season five there have been many outstanding episodes. But I can’t go past Point of No Return. It’s the 100th episode, it has everything an awesome episode of Supernatural needs. It was funny, it was sad, it had brother moments, there was action, there was story line there was 100 reasons why I still watch this show.
Honorable mention: The episode formally known as Back to the Future 2 and Dark Side of the Moon.
Tiny: To me, it's a tie between The End (written by Ben Edlund) Changing Channels (written by Jeremy Carver) and The Song Remains the Same (written by Sera Gamble). These episodes were extremely well-written, well-executed and well-performed. Jensen Ackles out-performed himself in The End. Richard Speight Jr. stepped up his performance as Trickster/ Gabriel in Changing Channels. Young Mary (Amy Gumenick) and John (Matt Cohen) were outstanding in The Song Remains the Same. Matt Cohen nailed his performance as John and Michael in one episode. These episodes were just close to perfection in my book.
Nothing ever really ends, does it? Other honorable mentions
Supernatural season five was filled with awesomeness! Here are a few other random 'best' from me:
Best Pet: Crowley's Hellhound
Best Horseman: Death
Best Dead Returning Character: Ash
Best Dean Food: Veggie Tofu Burger
Best Sam Hair-Do: Oh wait.. there isn't one because he needs a hair-cut and needs to get rid of his sideburns
Best Hugz: Dean and Mary
Best Pop-Culture Reference (for Coco): 'She is Glenn Close.'
Best Thing About Season Five: Ruby is still dead
Best Guest Star Who Wasn't There: Jeffrey Dean Morgan
So there you have it! Cheers to another super awesome season of Supernatural! Thank you Kara for being my guest blogger. ☺
03 June 2010
For Kara... This is from the recent Supernatural official magazine.
For everyone else... This is from the recent SciFiNow Magazine.
02 June 2010
In recent months, I have been a frequent traveler from reality to Twitterverse. Due to high exposure to madness, obsession, endless discussion of Supernatural, Lost, Smallville and 24, my consciousness moves back and forth between reality and Twitterverse, like Eloise the mouse, I think my brain is short-circuited.
May be I can't tell the difference between reality and Twitterverse, it's like I have nothing to attach myself to. I do not have a constant and I need one, something that is present in both times and that I sincerely cares about and can recognise. And I need to put my constant on a bungee.
Constant, I have none. But I have a theory about my headache though. It should heal by itself by May 2011.
One of the best things about television is that it never stops creating or re-inventing itself. Some of us are more than just viewers, we are passionate crazies who love our shows. Sometimes we get very critical, simple because we care. But most of the time, I'd like to think we simple just want to enjoy the ride and want our favorite shows to take us away from reality for 40 minutes every week. If a show can do more than than, I think it's a bonus. I have great admiration for people who can do things I am not able to do.
Television enters a new era every few years. There was a time when we loved a good paranormal drama, The X Files (1993), which set a high standard for other dramas in this genre. Then came the supernatural themed dramas, Buffy (1997), Charm (1998) and Angel (1999). When medical dramas were in their golden age, viewers loved some good quality medical dramas like ER (1994) and Chicago Hope (1994). Of course the industry saw sci-fi genre took off noticeably with Stargate SG1 (1997), Firefly (2002), BSG (2004) and Dr Who (2005). We have an unprecedented obsession with procedural cop shows, even when they aren't that good and they NEVER end, and I mean NEVER! There isn't a moment I switch on my TV without seeing NCIS. Now, the vampires are back sucking our blood with The Vampire Diaries, True Blood and the short-lived Moonlight.
I am a lucky viewer who live in an era of great television (reality TV not included and I don't like them, except Jamie Oliver). But I am afraid the end of an era, based purely on my personal television viewing preference, will come to a halt soon. A emotional farewell of Lost hit me in the head! Smallville season ten is likely to be the last. And who knows if Supernatural will go beyond season 6?
So, what am I going to do when all my favorite TV shows are over? I suppose apart from rewatching the shows, I can try new ones. The only new shows that I watch include Glee and The Big Bang Theory and Chuck. If I start watching The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives or any procedural cop shows, please shoot me immediately.
One chapter closes, and hopefully I have the will to open another.
Send your CV with a photo and register your details if you want a date with me. I will be available from May 2011.