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Between darkness and deliverance

When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America ... and he taught them how to kill it. Now, the Winchester brothers crisscross the country in their '67 Chevy Impala, battling every kind of supernatural threat they encounter along the way.

Wokeness: 50%

Overall Score: 80%

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Wokeness: 0/5 Overall Score: 4/5

Great show.

Great show after season 1. I admit I don’t recall any woke content, but has been a while since I watched. Usually these things stand out to me.

Created: 03-05-2023

john r

Wokeness: 0/5 Overall Score: 4/5

Created: 03-31-2023


Wokeness: 4/5 Overall Score: 3/5

The OG Seasons are woke-free... The later ones on the other hand...

Supernatural had a really good chance to be the ONE show that celebrated traditional family values and masculinity in the best way possible. At least that tone was consistent up until seasons 8 and 9. After 10 it was a steady downward slope. On the 13th the propaganda became blatant. 14 and 15 are downright unwatchable.

So much for the Winchesters being men among men.

Created: 12-20-2023


Wokeness: 4/5 Overall Score: 2/5

First few seasons are excellent

First few season are pre-2016, and therefore a 0/5 on the wokeism. Not until about season 7 or 8 that it starts seeping in subtly. Luckily I stopped watching before it got too woke, the creators realized most their viewership came from teenage girls who had a crush on the actors and started portraying toward that audience more.. clearly evident with the new 15yr old girl character who has no training or experience but magically becomes some super tactical badass monster killer.. in just a few months of training.. PLUS they made it so animals could talk.. the two together in the same episode was so cringe I stopped watching and never went back.. good thing too cuz I heard it got much worse overall and with the wokeism

Created: 12-30-2023


Wokeness: 2/5 Overall Score: 4/5

Starts off groundbreaking but later weakens its grip

Supernatural begins in a way that would be groundbreaking today. It has 2 white heterosexual young brothers with unabashed masculinity born into a family legacy of fighting the supernatural and travel the country doing so. They live the life of warriors and along the way flirt with romance, tragedy, humor and extreme PTSD..

The show always had a diversity of characters (minorities, women, gays) but it felt very natural in the first 3rd to 2/3rds of the show.
After that bad writing and a caving to certain niche fans begin to seep in. There was even a demand to throw characterization out the window and make one of the brothers turn gay. Fortunately the creators didn't cave to that one but threw them a bone by making an angel gay and secretly pining for the brother.

They also begin to cave to the notion that masculinity and toxic masculinity are the same thing and started tossing in young female fighters in an unnatural way.
They also steered away from the brothers and any romantic entanglements because some young fans got jealous and hated on the actresses.
The writing became more and more simplestic and all mystery was eliminated, villians neutered and characters more and more behaving out of character.

These different aspects they suddenly felt compelled to include contributed to the downward spiral of the writing. And then again, 15 years is a long time. Almost a lifetime from young men to knocking on middle age.

Everyone has different opinions but I found it underrated for s2-5. It became a prime show during these years with its blend of tragedy and humor and outstanding characterization . Season 1 was set up.
Season 6 through maybe 12 was still sometimes brilliant but other times
mediocre and tedious.
Seasons 13-15 are nearly unwatchable for me. No magic exists any longer.

Created: 03-16-2024

Megiddo Iscariot

Wokeness: 3/5 Overall Score: 4/5

Uniquely Woke with several redeeming factors

"Supernatural" is a near-classic part of TV history at this point. The seasons progressed from a fairly-standard sci-fi monster hunt, akin to X-Files all the way to an existential crisis in latter seasons. Jensen and Padalecki absolutely nail their respective characters, growing into them over the over-decade long run. Sam and Dean are the sons of a paranormal investigator slash hunter who inherit his skill and natural talent.

Unfortunately, as the seasons go on, we find more and more blasphemy, going so far as to mimic the Kevin Smith "Dogma" approach to God as an absent child with power. Eventually, we run into "God" as a demiurge as is consistent with Masonic beliefs. He is little more than another piece of a creationist puzzle and relegated and limited by his status as the Demiurge. This concept of God is in-line with the more Masonic concept of a universal architect with flaws, rather than the pure and perfect God of Catholicism and protestant faiths.

There are several moments of "girl boss" fervor and of course, the typical "sympathy for the devil" tropes, but at least the latter is largely assuaged by showing Satan to be quite the ass. This is despite the Winchesters giving him a chance. The issue is, we're also inundated with the trope of "evil angels", and of course, the "false paradise" where being good and going to heaven just means you're stuck in a positive-reinforcement which enforces your biases, rather than becoming content with being in the glory of God.

Regardless, I give credit to the writers for depicting Satan as a tempting being but still untrustworthy and ultimately evil. Unfortunately, they also portray God as the kind of skeeball-loving limited being that Dogma did.

Still, a really enjoyable show, despite the latter seasons becoming very repetitive and bland. I would recommend it to others, particularly the early seasons, as the visuals are incredible. It is worth watching for certain, but just be vigilant for the heretical and obviously anti-Christian vibes especially in later seasons.

Created: 03-29-2024


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