Supernatural : Season 1

  • Network: The CW
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 13, 2005
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22

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Critic Reviews

  1. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    88
    The series' grim tone and overall look of a grimy world in perpetual need of dusting or wiping is a long way from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and closer to Japanese movies like The Grudge. [12 Sep 2005, p.45]
  2. "Supernatural" is unlike anything else out there and should build a following among viewers who appreciate its combination of spooky mythology and mystery adventure.
  3. 80
    Padalecki and Ackles are hunky, funny and a joy to watch.
  4. 80
    This creepy storytelling carries extra punch because the drama has an excellent, easy-to-root-for cast.
  5. It's likely to startle you the way no show has since The X-Files.
  6. A creepy, atmospheric, sometimes downright scary hour of TV.
  7. Ackles and Padalecki are good-looking, yes, get to drive a '67 Chevy and will undoubtedly run into a lot of really hot women in peril, but "Supernatural" works. It's just serious enough, just hip enough and, as advertised, more scary than imagined.
  8. 75
    Of all the season's new dark-arts adventures, WB's aptly if generically named Supernatural may be the simplest and the scariest.... It wants nothing more than to frighten you -- and tonight, it does.
  9. A loud, believably unbelievable ghost story, a different ghost from classic lore guest-starring each week.
  10. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    70
    It's a romp and a half.
  11. It is a well-made little show of horrors that's likely to scare and thrill its target audience.
  12. "Supernatural" plays like a high-octane B-flick. You could be mildly ashamed at how much you like it.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 845 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 212
  1. KrisJ
    Oct 9, 2008
    10
    This is the show I look forward to the most every week. If you've stayed away because you've seen stills of the leads and have This is the show I look forward to the most every week. If you've stayed away because you've seen stills of the leads and have figured it's just another CW "Cute Boy Show" you were wrong. Supernatural is one of the most consistently well-written, acted, and directed shows on television. The effects are awesome, the scares are effective, the humour is INTENTIONAL, and the relationship between Sam and Dean is some of the most honest and real work that I've ever seen in any medium, television or otherwise. If you never gave Supernatural a chance now is the time. Supposedly the creator plans to end it at the end of his "Five Year Plan". Full Review »
  2. [Anonymous]
    Oct 20, 2005
    10
    It is easly the best show in years
  3. Aug 25, 2010
    10
    A brilliantly written, acted and set Television program. Probably the best tv horror modern times has up for offering? Great actors, likeableA brilliantly written, acted and set Television program. Probably the best tv horror modern times has up for offering? Great actors, likeable characters (ignoring Sam for the first 3 seasons), well-written episode plots AND season-long plots ... Great effects that are believeable rather than as though they've tried to make them look spectacular and failed ... The list goes on. Overall, a great and enthralling series for a wide range of audiences (although it is known that Dean and Sam may appeal to young women quite well, if you know what I mean) as the series go on, a wide range of plots are covered, and after completing such a big task throughout season 5, it is hard to work out where the story will go; many options are available. The ending of the last episode of season 5 is worth watching all 5 series for, but saying this, each and every episode has its own charm, whether it be a thrilling chase from the officials, a timed excursion through america to reach and kill a supernatural entity "Before it's too late" or a joke episode from a certain character who appears first in season 2... 10/10. Why? An amazing series: Good for everyone. Series 1 in particular has more monster-hunting and less story related plots than the rest of the seasons. But this is a plus; you realise this when you watch the rest of the series then get particularly excited that the episode you're about to watch is a monster hunt. Full Review »