Supernatural aired its pilot episode in September 2005, making it one of the longest-running television shows in history. The show has quickly cultivated a large following with the leading roles of brother monster-hunters Sam and Dean Winchester, played by heart-throbs Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles.
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At first glance, Supernatural may seem like your basic thrilling series highlighting the creatures nightmares are made of, but to many fans, it’s far deeper. The chemistry between the on-screen brothers, Sam and Dean, is powerful enough to hold the show together. However, with fantastic supporting characters and thoughtful and creative storylines, this show is a captivating powerhouse for your next binge-athon.
As the show has evolved over the last 15 years, Supernatural has learned to embrace its campiness.
It began earnestly, attempting to terrify the audience with creepy sets, serious dialogue, and dark imagery. However, while dealing in the realm of the supernatural, the showrunners quickly learned it couldn’t take itself too seriously. The tone became lighthearted and quirky as its messaging moved from “spooky” to highlighting loyalty, family, bravery, and a dose of true heroism, weaved in-between moments of laughter and comedy.
In my favorite breakout episode, brothers Sam and Dean find themselves in an alternate universe where they are stars of a show, Supernatural, starring Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. Pure… Comedy… Gold.
The show has soldiered on, delivering moments filled with laughter and those filled with tears, with a wide range of support from fans, spawning annual conventions that draw thousands. The series regulars and showrunners, feeling the time had come to end the show, began what turned into the penultimate season of a fantastic series. COVID-19 struck, and the planned ending was postponed, creating an interesting “15 1/2” season title and allowing fans to hold-dear a bit more time with those on-screen characters.
Still, with 15 years of fighting demons, befriending angels, and battling God himself, fans are undoubtedly asking, how will it all end?
Jared Padalecki, more commonly known for his on-screen role of Sam Winchester, stated in a recent podcast interview with Maria Menounos, “In 15 years, I’ve thought a lot about how the show would end and how I would like it to end, and that’s vacillated, and gone all over the place, but I’ll say now, a week and a half out, that I couldn’t be more happy with how it ended.” Padalecki continued, “As a part of the show, obviously I had my opinions, and I vocalized them sometimes, but now that I know how it ends, and they’ve called ‘that’s a wrap’ on the series, I couldn’t be more proud.”
The show may be coming to a close, but the Supernatural family will continue; with Netflix hosting all 320 episodes, there is plenty of binge material.
That brings me to the title card – partner your Supernatural binge with a little at-home workout. I kept things pretty basic to each season (with no spoilers), so you should get a good burn no matter the episode.
As far as how the story will conclude, find out for yourself on October 7, 2020, when the first of the final 7 episodes premiers on the CW.