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Episode Review: SUPERNATURAL (“Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things”)

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Looks like zombies are kinda good monster-killers in the world of SUPERNATURAL. Or to be exact: clever and intelligent. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that Angela (Tamara Feldman) was only dead for a couple of days after she was resurrected, but her behavior was so not zombie-like. Which is to be taken good, because I like intelligent zombies, who kill for revenge and not because they’re hungry for braiiiiins.

Sometimes I asked myself what would happen if a zombie kills the only factor of its life. In here: Angela broke Neil’s (Christopher Jacot) neck in a very “I don’t care”-ish way, which was the moment where I wondered what zombies are doing with their life, when their only reason for being back from the dead is dead. But that’s just a question about the genre, and the episode didn’t even want to ask that particular question. Other than that the episode was somewhat okay. Just not thrilling enough to be worth remembering throughout the season. Stumbling upon a hunt, because Dean (Jensen Ackles) was not able to visit his mom’s grave was okay, but that Sam (Jared Padalecki) wasn’t so sure about supernatural things going on made it a bit ridiculous. I always remember the two brothers saying that they were starting a hunt with less information and events. And now there is another situation, which clearly looks supernatural, but Sam is not so sure it’s their gig, instead pushes Dean’s feelings about not being able to visit his mom’s grave? That was story-stalling, and the unpacking of Dean’s already-known emotions. Nothing against character drama, but I don’t need the two brothers talking about the same feelings and emotions for three episodes in a row.

The supernatural plot itself was kinda boring. I’m not sure if the episode was supposed to be about Angela being a zombie (she clearly didn’t behave like one – or was it the destruction of genre clichés in a SUPERNATURAL episode?), and I’m not so sure if the writers really wanted to tell that story. Creepy moments (like investigating Neil’s basement) weren’t creepy enough, and there wasn’t even space for character development for any of the guest characters – especially Neil. Here Dean tells him everything about how bad and evil zombies can be, but the only thing Neil is able to is having the hots for the dead girl in the next room, just to be killed in the next scene. Opportunity for something big clearly missed. 5.5/10

Young girls shouldn't play with sharp scissors

It goes right through the heart

Written by Christian Wischofsky

October 21, 2011 at 9:30 AM

Gossip Girl – Season 2

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It’s senior year for our beloved Upper East Siders, and the drama is at an all-time high. Applying for college is only one small part of the story, as new romances (and some not-so-new romances) bloom and fade, scandals erupt at every turn and alliances shift even faster than Gossip Girl (voice of Kristen Bell) can send an update. Families and reputations are destroyed and made; so are fortunes. And even the strongest friendships are tested.

Episode 01: Summer, Kind of Wonderful
Very unlikely that an series season has an epilogue, before the real season begins. This for example was just an epilogue. An average one. I don’t care about Nate (Chace Crawford) and his MILF Catherine (Mädchen Amick), he can screw with whomever he wants and I wouldn’t care, but Chuck’s (Ed Westwick) story was interesting (and I don’t care about the both of them). So he loves Blair (Leighton Meester), but can’t say it to her. Her story with her summer lover slash Lord Marcus (Patrick Heusinger) is not really interesting, but gave a nice twist when his Lord title comes to light. Serena (Blake Lively) and Dan (Penn Badgley): So they are together again (to split again the next episode, I think) or not, I don’t know. The rest was boring and uninteresting, so the season starts with 6/10

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