BINGE-WATCHING: SUPERNATURAL S11

Monday, February 13, 2017

Created by Eric Kripke, Supernatural is an American fantasy horror television series first broadcast on September 2005 on The WB, and subsequently became part of successor The CW’s lineup. Starring Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, the series follows the two brothers as they hunt demons, ghosts, monsters, and other supernatural beings. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television, in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision. Originally, Kripke planned the series for three seasons but later expanded it to five. The fifth season concluded the series’ main storyline, and Kripke departed the series as showrunner. The series has continued on for several more seasons with new showrunners, including Sera Gamble, Jeremy Carver, Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb. Supernatural was renewed for an eleventh season, which premiered on October 2015. With its eleventh season, Supernatural became the longest-running American fantasy series.



The Chicago Tribune’s Maureen Ryan named Supernatural among the top ten shows of 2009, stating that the “thoughtfully crafted show got bolder and more creative in 2009, coming up with hilarious and innovative episodes and taking risks with its storytelling.” Mike Hale of The New York Times also named the series on his top ten list for the year: “Supernatural is currently among the wildest and most entertaining series in prime time.” In 2010, AOL TV ranked Supernatural fourth of the Top 20 Magic/Supernatural Shows of All Time, noting that the show had been compared to The X-Files early in its run before “distinguishing itself as a unique, unpredictable and addictive series that not only features monsters, magic and Lucifer himself, but also boasts a dynamic duo arguably better at the banter than Mulder and Scully — Sam and Dean Winchester.”

In 2012, Entertainment Weekly listed the show at #19 in the “25 Best Cult TV Shows from the Past 25 Years”, saying, “Supernatural began with a pretty straightforward premise — hot guys kill spooky things — but it didn’t stay that way for long. The characters have literally been to hell and back, and along the way, they have woven a complicated and compelling mythology filled with friends (angel Castiel), recurring foes (demon Crowley), and inside jokes (Wincest!). Supernatural has also, however, dedicated episodes to mocking the sillier aspects of its own existence, like its hypercritical fandom. This self-referential approach has rewarded longtime viewers and helped build a community so passionate, it’s almost scary.” Source.



Watch Supernatural Season 11 online.

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