So when a friend recently found out I didn't watch Supernatural, she couldn't believe it. She had just recently begun watching it, and she suggested I do the same, but I resisted at first. Too busy to try another show, I decided. But she convinced me (and made me laugh) by telling me that it was like a "show designed specifically for me". She went on to say that if a group of writers got together and said, "Okay, how can make the perfect show for this woman who loves hot guys, ghosts, Nephilim, demons, and other paranormal mysteries?", the result would be something like this show. How could I resist that pitch?
|Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester|
So far the early part of the show has been heavy on ghosts and spirits, which is absolutely my thing, and I'm enjoying the chemistry between the brothers as they begin to work together to find their father. There's some strong motivation for what they're doing (which is important to me as a writer), since their mother and then Jessica were killed by an evil entity. In addition, they want to find their father and battle any evil they encounter along the way (take up the family business of "hunting").
|Two hot hunters! Dean and Sam Winchester|
I especially enjoyed the "Dead in the Water" episode, as the entire premise followed a theme I often use in my novels: a desperate spirit, unable to rest, seeking...something. I won't say what here, to avoid spoilers. But the ghost has motivation as well, as opposed to just haunting/killing for no reason beyond a creepy plot device.
In a few other funny coincidences, the hero of my current manuscript is named Dean. And I also remembered another tie I have to the show when I began watching...when writing Divine Fall, my Young Adult paranormal romance, I had to come up with some rules about angels and Nephilim (half-angels, half-humans), and my "research" led me to a post about an episode of Supernatural. That post led me to seek more information on an ancient perfume used by Egyptians that supposedly could kill an angel, and eventually the substance, qeres, became part of my plot. So I look forward to a future episode where Dean and Sam tackle some bad angels (I think it's S4), and to 11 more seasons of my new favorite show!