What makes Supernatural great? Is it the actors, the storylines, or the music? Well, it’s the right combination of everything. Supernatural is well known for its music. While the show utilized a synthesized orchestra for the background score, it also used musical equipment such as guitars for the score. The musical score occupied around 30 minutes of an episode and the music is based on the theme of the episode. While such original scores are a normal element of every show, but what makes Supernatural different is the classic rock!
You’d be surprised to know that the creator Eric Kripke was so hellbent on using the classic rock that he threatened to leave the show if music of his choice is not included. Kripke’s one favorite band is Led Zeppelin, he wanted to use songs of the bond, but they are too costly to use in the show. But several episodes of the show have titled which are actually references to the songs of Led Zeppelin. Throughout the 15 Seasons, the show has used songs from iconic songs such as AC/DC, Blue Oyster Cult, Rush, and numerous others. Sometimes it would be too expensive to get the rights of the songs so Kripke had the composers write 15-20 rock kind of music to fill the gap between song and score.
After running successfully for 15 Seasons, Supernatural came to an end in 2020. There have been numerous speculations as to why the show ended. Some people believe that the network cancelled Supernatural due to low viewership, but it’s all wrong. In reality, it was a result of the mutual decision of the actors, writers, producers, and everyone involved. Everyone felt that it was the right time to wrap up the show and that’s what resulted in the conclusion of the show. The actors also needed a long awaited break as they had to stay far from their families to shoot the show in Vancouver. The Network executives had spoken on several occasions, stating that Supernatural can go on as long as the creators and the actors want.
1. THE IMPACT
Supernatural has perhaps the most passionate fan base in the world. The fans of this show are pretty expressive and intensely active on the internet. They would writer fan fiction stories and would create ships involving different characters. Even the show has acknowledged the ships/pairings numerous times. Every year, fan conventions are also held where the community is gathered and they celebrate Supernatural. You would be surprised to know the craze of Supernatural is so much that the Mayor of Austin, Texas declared 23 June to be celebrated as the ‘Supernatural Day’ in Austin. As both the lead actors Jensen and Jared hail from Austin.