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Dec 29, 20109The season 2 finale left us with Dean selling his soul to revive Sam, giving him only 1 year of his life left. From there on, the main arc overlapping this season is the brothers trying to save Dean from hell. The number one best thing about this show has to be the brotherly relationship between Sam and Dean, and it is pushed to the limits here, with one of them going to be in hell by the seasons end. The season dished out some of the shows best episodes. Sam getting plagued by bad luck in "Bad Day At Black Rock", The return of the ghostfacers (wannabee monster hunters) in the imaginitivley titled "Ghostfacers", Gordon Walker, psychotic vampire hunter, returning as a vampire, in "Fresh Blood", Supernatural going all festive in "A Very Supernatural Christmas", Henricksen returning, finally capturing the brothers, in "Jus In Bello" and, probably the shows best episode, "Mystery Spot", where Sam is forced to watch Dean dying over and over again, each in a different way. But this season isn't all great. There are only two let down episodes, "The Magnificent Seven", involving the seven deadly sins, and "Sin City", which is just boring. The season also introduced two new main characters, both female. Ruby, a demon and Bela, a hunter (and seller) of rare artefacts. The problem with Bela, is that she's just genuinly unlikeable. The writers try to make us care for her in the seasons penultimate ep (she sold her soul also) but it fails, cause it seems so out of the blue, and tacked on. Bela was only in the show anyway cause the network felt there weren't enough female characters in the show. Then theres Ruby. Katie Cassidy tries to portray the bad ass demon, but it doesn't work that well. Rubys just pretty one note "I'm here to help you and kick ass, and I can't really help you" character. The finale is genuinly gripping. Dean actually goes to hell! A lot of shows would wussy out on promises like that *cough*Heroes*cough* but Supernatural genuinly goes through with it. Long live the true successor to Buffy (in protector against evil type of way, True Blood is the successor in vampire kind of way)… Expand
Sep 4, 20119From the very first episode of the very first season Supernatural has rarely failed to entertain and, despite the writers' strike cutting this season to a slightly shorter 16 episodes, for me season three remains the pinnacle of this excellent show.
Throughout this series we are given a mix of interesting mythology episodes alongside some of the best stand-alone episodes this show has ever produced. With two series behind them the writers seem more confident to experiment with increasingly crazy scenarios and with Dean's life hanging in the balance throughout there is always a sense of tension hanging over proceedings.
A must see for fans of show like The X-Files.… Expand