Supernatural (2005-) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. The show was broadcast first on Warner Bros in 2005, then it became part of CW. The show is airing its twelfth season currently, with over 254 episodes under its belt, the show is really doing great, it continues to garner good ratings and entertain the audience. CW has renewed Supernatural for a thirteenth season which will air in 2017. You won’t believe this, but this amazing show was meant to be only five seasons long, but because of the love, amazing response the show received from the fans, it continued. Supernatural is not just a show, it’s an expression of love, friendship, pain, tragedy, and emotions.
The series creator Eric Kripke has always been fascinated with the urban legends, supernatural stuff, ever since he was a child. It took him nearly ten years to develop the concept for the show, earlier he had envisioned the idea as a movie, but the concept evolved into a TV series. The original idea was the show being about a tabloid reporter driving in a van around the country in search of the truth and fighting the supernatural demons and stuff. The reason Eric wanted the series to be a road trip series because he believed it was the best way to tell these stories in their purest and American form. These supernatural legends exist in many small towns all across the country, so it would make sense to drive to the place and discover the truth.
Eric Kripke changed the idea of the show from tabloid reporters to the characters being brothers. The reason he chose the brothers belonging to Lawrence, Kansas is because the state is close to Stull Cemetery, a location which has dubious reputation due to urban legends.
The show centers around two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester, they both are hunters, they travel around the country and hunt ghosts, monsters, demons, and all sorts of supernatural stuff. The boys were raised by their father, John Winchester, after their mother was murdered brutally by a demon when they were young. If you’re a fan of horror, mystery, thriller, action, comedy, then you should definitely watch Supernatural. Supernatural has gained a cult status, it has a dedicated fan base.
So Here Are 5 Reasons Why We Love SUPERNATURAL!
1. The Fandom!
The show has gained a cult status, this series has a dedicated fan base. Supernatural has arguably the best fandom, the fans of the show are very active on the internet, they write fan fiction stories ranging from Destiel to Wincest. Even the show has referenced this numerous times in the series, the fifth episode “Fan Fiction” of season 10 makes references to Sastiel, Destiel, and Wincest. Supernatural fandom has taken over the tumblr. From hilarious, sarcastic to deep emotional, touching posts, Supernatural fandom has a GIF for everything. The show definitely has a very loving, amazing and talent community.
2. Family Comes First
The reason why Supernatural is so different from most of the today’s shows is that it’s not about romance. Surely, a fling or a glimpse of what it’s like if Sam and Dean have a permanent family. The brothers lost their mom, their dad, and pretty much everyone they cared for. Dean, the older brother, he never got to enjoy his childhood, like a good soldier he followed all his dad’s orders. The only life he knows is the ‘hunter’s life’. Sam, the younger brother who got away from this life and was studying at Stanford to become a lawyer. But ultimately circumstances forced him to choose the hunter’s life.
They need each other, they are the heart and soul of each other, they protect each other. Right from the beginning, it was Dean who looked after his younger brother, protected him, cared for him. Even when their dad dies, it’s Dean responsibility to look after Sam. Nothing is more important than the bond these boys have between each other. Bobby, who cared for these boys like they were his own sons, he’s a father figure for the brothers. Castiel, the angel with a human heart, he’s like a brother to the Winchesters. The Winchesters care about their family and are willing to sacrifice everything for their family. Family always comes first.
3. The Cast
These actors are extremely talented and they have brought their characters to life with their acting. But what’s more interesting is the friendship these actors share, how much comfortable they are working with each other, they make the most of it and create moments for the fandom community. Even if you’ve never met them personally, I am sure you have seen their interviews, seen their twitter exchanges, these guys are hilarious, but most importantly really good and inspiring people. They respect their fans and we love them.
4. Castiel & Crowley
Castiel, he is my favorite Supernatural character. The character of Castiel has undergone many transformations, as an angel, he had no emotions towards humans, he blindfoldedly followed all the orders given to him and had no room for disobedience. But his time on earth and interactions with the Winchesters have a humanizing effect on him. He starts displaying emotions and cares about humanity welfare. And well Crowley, he’s the demon that you simply can’t hate. His character often shifts from the main antagonist to the anti-hero in the series. He helps the Winchesters because he needs him.
5. Supernatural Stuff And AWESOME Soundtrack!
Leviathans? Vampires? Witches? Werewolves? Demons? Angels? Satan? God? Satan? And the list can go on and on and on–But you get the picture, you just name it, Supernatural has everything you’d want. Great music like Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Metallica, Kansas is featured in the show. This makes the show even more AWESOME!