Okay, what did everyone think of "Supernatural's" season opening last night? I tried to record it so I could watch it without some distracting big person (the Husband) asking me questions about, oh, life and stuff, so I missed a few minutes and wasn't able to focus.
However, I have to say that it left me rather "Huh?" More distracting than the Husband was Dean's dialogue. I got a feeling it was written by a 12-year-old. "Cram it with walnuts" and other too silly and childish insults peppered his speech. It's Armageddon, not summer camp. I totally blame the writer.
What I liked:
- The always excellent Jim Beaver as Bobby Fisher. Jim Beaver could do a one-man show based on the back of a cereal box and I'd watch it.
- The return of Castiel, played by Misha Collins. Awesome, but who did put the brothers on the plane?
- The shout-out to "Supernatural" fans with the Wincest fanfic chick.
- Dean's admission that he felt defeated.
- Dean picking up one of Castiel's tricks to deal with the angels.
- As mentioned, the corny dialogue for Dean.
- The convoluted, confusing Lucifer takeover of his vessel's body. He's the devil, you think he'd be more convincing than, "Okay, I'll spend a few days scaring him to death and then I'll ask him nice." Dude!
Here's a preview of Season Five, Episode Two.
Here's an interview with Eric Kripke and Jim Beaver about the new season. "[The idea is] that there have to be real stakes and real loss and real obstacles thrown in our heroes' way, because otherwise, what makes the Apocalypse different from any other season? The stakes have to be serious." (Chicago Tribune)
Oh, and I watched two minutes of "Vampire Diaries." In that time, our teenage heroine goes to a cemetary to write in her Hello, Kitty journal. Then a scary bird terrifies her and scary fog appears. So she runs...AND FALLS! Because it's always so thrilling when a girl can't walk two steps without falling over.
And a guy with eyebrows directly over his pupils (i.e., "broody") is there and he's like, "I'm in every one of your classes, but I'm totally not a 200-year-old vampire who's going to high school because I'm stalking a hawt pubescent chick. I'm like a senior citizen who digs on cafeteria food." And she cuts her leg in the fall and it's supposed to be a POWERFUL SCENE as he looks away, because he's a noble senior citizen pervert who likes the Meatloaf Special.
So now you know all about the show.
I've got a deadline so have a great weekend!
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I need something to wake me up. Nothing like a little AC/DC with my coffee.
And here's your Richard Armitage/Guy of Ghisbourne treat for the weekend.