Saturday, August 27, 2011

Kripke Developing New Show

According to an MTV article, Kripke is developing a new super hero show for the CW to replace the retired Smallville. Deadman, is about a murdered trapeze artist who can take possession of other living bodies--thanks to a Hindu goddess--to solve crimes and save the world.

Honestly, they had me at Kripke. That's enough for me to give it a try, how about you? Let's just hope the hero looks more like J&J and not the comic character!

Friday, August 26, 2011

My Confession: I've Been Converted to Samdom

I confessed on Twitter and Facebook a few weeks ago that I think I've been converted. Then I started watching season 1 again, and I realize it's a lot more complicated than that.

From the first time I watched Supernatural, I was (for lack of a better term) a Dean girl. I mean, I was in my 30s, and he was the older, more experienced, more mature guy. I loved Sam just as much as I loved Dean, and I always identified more with Sam, but for attraction? It was Dean all the way.

Going back, I still feel that way about the early seasons, but I marvel at how freakin' much Jared Padalecki has changed.

During season 2, he started to really grow up. He filled out, caught up to his nose, and just kept getting bigger. And bigger. Not in a huge, scary way, and not in a lanky, buggy way. Just...big. The amazing thing is that he never stopped.

Take us through seasons 3, 4, 5, 6, and his character grew as much as his body did. Dean kept me through at least season 5 because of Jensen's fantastic acting (as well as the writing). He was tortured, and so full of loyalty and determination to save us all. He stayed true to his principles and his convictions. My goodness, how can anyone not stay hooked?

But Kripke always said Sam was the true protagonist of the show, and he faced and overcame some pretty intense obstacles. Season 6, especially the finale, made me flip.

Not that I realized it for a long time. I've never been all on one side—I always loved them both, and I still do. So I claimed to still be a Dean girl the whole time I marveled at the nuances of Padalecki's performance, and the challenges the writers threw at him. In the finale, he overcame all that fragmentation, all that pain, to go try to save his brother. Most of the talk I've seen has been about Castiel going dark side, but what *I* can't wait to see is how Sam comes out of the whole thing.

So all summer, whenever I thought about the show, Sam was who popped into my head. He's who my brain lingered over while I drove to work or did dishes (especially after my iPod got stolen and I had only my brain for company!). I would be lying if I didn't admit that I've been converted.

Except...Sam doesn't exist without Dean. All that character development couldn't have happened without his brother's influence. So it seems almost impossible to me that I or anyone else can really be all Dean girl or all Sam girl. Which puts me right where I was at the beginning of season one: in the middle, with a slight lean to one side.

I know some of you are rabid Sam girls and rabid Dean girls, but how many of you have found yourself switching back and forth? Tell us in the comments!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Supernatural News

Wow, you'd think SPN news would be easier to come by this close to the beginning of the season. I do know Jarpad and Jim Beaver aren't tweeting as much, so I'm thinking they're busy.

Both Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia from Buffy) and James Marsters (Spike from Buffy) will be on an episode. I didn't read the article because it contained spoilers.

I had the Castiel teaser here but Natalie scooped me!

And y'all, with the season starting in less than a month, that's all I can find!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Teaser for Season 7 Premiere

Monday, August 15, 2011

Interviews and Videos and News and Stuff

The best news this week?

Supernatural got an extra episode! The CW ordered 23, which will either extend the season a week or make one of the hellatuses shorter. New CW president Mark Pedowicz says it's part of an attempt to keep out of the ratings black hole they fall into during those breaks.

Bunches of interviews out! I'll mark the ones I know contain spoilers, but I didn't watch the videos, so proceed with caution.

Jim Beaver talks about Bobby and the boys in season 7 (spoilers!).

Buzz Focus interviews Jensen. And Jim.

Mo Ryan interviewed Misha at TCA.

If you're a Vampire Diaries fan, another SPN recurring actor will be showing up over there. Sebastian Roche has been cast as a "mysterious vampire hunter."

Last week's "Supernatural Thursdays" post at Daemon's TV was the show's most quotable lines. I don't care how many times I see posts like that, or watch the show's themselves, I love reading them. Check it out! :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What's Up in the Supernatural World?

Just some random links to keep us all going as we near the end of summer. Obsessives will probably have already seen many of these. Got some new stuff just last night, though, so read on! (Saved the best for last!!!)

A new nonfiction book related to the show came out this week, "The Mythology of Supernatural." The link goes to a review of the book.

Set images featuring Castiel/Misha.

If you're in the UK, you'll be able to get Season 6, Volume 1, on DVD on August 29. This volume has the first 11 episodes.

Lots of interviews from Comic-Con:
Mark Sheppard
Ben Edlund
Sera Gamble
Jensen Ackles
Jared Padalecki

Some Comic-Con Photo Galleries
Mark Sheppard
Sera and Ben

And now, the best for last! A new Ghostfacers video!!!! ETA: Apparently, this video has been leaked or something, as it got removed by Vimeo and YouTube. We'll post again if it ever shows up officially! ETA2: New upload below. As they disappear and reappear, I'll keep updating. :)