Anybody who considers themselves to be a ‘geek’ has heard of the very long-running TV series Supernatural. With 11 seasons, 20-23 episodes, 40 minutes long, it can take about 14-17 days (that’s without work, school, only 8 hours sleep and 2 hours for other things). So, if it’s such a big commitment, you’re probably wondering; is it worth it?
Let me start off by saying there’s a reason it’s so well known. Despite being long-running, the shows content manages to maintain high quality. Sure, some filler episodes can be a bit annoying, but that doesn’t outweigh how good the rest of the show is.
One thing I like about the show is you get to see the characters grow up over about 11 years. If you watch it, whenever you see a post reverting back to the first season you’ll cry at the cute Sam and Dean. I also like how they are still just humans; and you can’t deny your extreme pity of them. Of course it’s not just Sam and Dean, there are others too. By the end, you’ll even end up like the King of Hell. The show is funny and serious, it teaches us some serious lessons and at the same time keeps us well entertained. (Not only that, but you’ll ace any Christian based RE exam). Supernatural also breaks the fourth wall sometimes, and it’s hilarious.
As a review, I also need to mention anything I don’t like. The only thing that really comes to mind is actually the relationship between Sam and Dean. It’s obsessive. They’d literally rather destroy the entire world than let the other one die (or in some cases, stay dead. Spoiler alert). They’re both selfless, intelligent characters; so it can be annoying. Sure, people do make the wrong decisions. But when that decision is choosing one life over billions of others, that’s when you need to rethink somethings.
Besides from that, I really do suggest Supernatural. It may sound like a huge commitment, but it means you won’t have to frantically worry about what to watch next for a while. It also means you can get in with a lot of tumblr gifs.