Thursday, 7 March 2013

Guilty Pleasures and Demon Slaying

I have a confession. There are days when I'm worn out, exhausted, stressed out by trying to finish homework, when I find myself with a few hours free. Do I head to the computer and start typing away? No. Alas.
*sigh*
I go to Netflix.

Allow me to introduce....

Supernatural.


If you haven't heard of this show, A) where have you been? and B) watch it! It follows two brothers, Dean and Sam (the two on the left in that picture) and their buddy Cas (on the right), who isn't quite human, and their quest to... well... kill monsters.

As a writer, what do I appreciate about this show? Well...

A) Fantasy Elements - Demons, angels, vampires, werewolves, Roman gods, and different monsters from around the world try to feed on innocents. And headstrong humans called hunters track them down, figure out how to kill them, and save the day.

B) Characterization - TRUST ME on this. This show has the amazing ability to change the tone and style of relationships as the characters change, instead of just hanging onto the same-ol-characters-that-never-change of so many long-running TV shows. Sometimes the relationships change for the worse, constantly it's heartbreaking, but the writers and actors do such a good job of portraying it realistically.

C) Amazing cast - the kind any writer would dream of to play an adaptation of their book. Throughout the different possessions/secrets/plot twists, these actors adjust their character just enough, never too much.

So there's my guilty pleasure AND my recommendation. Supernatural! But only start to watch it if you're ready to get your heart ripped out. It's totally worth it.

XOXO
Bethany




9 comments:

L.G. Smith said...

Nope, haven't seen it. But I do have a few guilty pleasure shows I watch. I do take mental notes on "writerly" subjects such as character and plot while I watch to feel less guilty, though. :P

laurenwaters.net said...

Okay...now I'm going to have to go check this out :)

Tara Tyler said...

you make it sound so good! must check it out!

Carol Kilgore said...

OK...it's probably a good thing we don't have Netflix. I do have my own guilty pleasure shows though :)

Anne said...

I've heard of it but haven't gotten a chance to see it. Maybe now I will...

The Golden Eagle said...

. . . heart ripped out? Well, okay, most shows with emotional impact are probably going to be good. :) Thanks for the recommendation!

Missed Periods said...

I do love good writing and acting. I have to get Netflix first, though.

Sarah Allen said...

I was just thinking I needed a new show...

Sarah Allen
(From Sarah With Joy)

Paul Tobin said...

My daughters used to watch it so i am some what familiar with it.