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Sunday, January 22, 2006

'Supernatural' like a weekly horror movie

I don't watch much television so I don't know how accurate this article is, but it makes me want to check out the show. From The New York Times:

In a recent episode of "Supernatural," the two lead characters, both good-looking men in their 20's, walked down the hallway of an abandoned, haunted insane asylum. "Hey, Sam," one said to the other. "Who do you think is a hotter psychic, Patricia Arquette, Jennifer Love Hewitt or you?" The line was an acknowledgment of the large number of current shows (the hot psychics appear on "Medium" and "Ghost Whisperer," respectively) that share the otherworldly subject matter. But it was also an indication of the wry, self-aware humor that has made this show stand out. "Supernatural," shown on Tuesday nights, chronicles the adventures of two brothers who crisscross the country's back roads in a 1967 Chevy, pursuing and destroying evil as they search for their missing father. The show has emerged as WB's only new hit of the fall season so far, attracting a loyal audience of young female viewers as well as bringing in more young men, which is one of the network's main goals. Before its debut in September, "Supernatural" was just one of a crowded field. "We were in that mix, the one-word genre shows," said Eric Kripke, 31, the show's creator, in reference to "Threshold," "Surface" and "Invasion," new science fiction series begat by the success of "Lost." "But it's like, we're a horror show," Mr. Kripke said. "We weren't a paranoid, government-conspiracy, alien thing. We weren't an endless-mystery 'Lost'-style format. We're just this rollicking, red-blooded horror movie."
Anyone seen it?


Blogger John said...

I Stepped into the first episode wanting to hate it because it airs on the WB.But I kinda liked it.Then I saw an episode about the Shapeshifting Doppleganger and the effects and the plot were good.They actually used makeup effects,and not CGI.Now that its in mid season or nearing its end Im wishing I would have seen more eps.

1/23/2006 02:26:00 PM  
Blogger Cav said...

It's just started in the UK and I'm enjoying it - good pulpy fun...

1/29/2006 05:04:00 PM  

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