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Supernatural, Season 6

Supernatural, Season 6

By Patrick Samuel • August 28th, 2011
Static Mass Rating: 3/5
SUPERNATURAL, SEASON 6 (DVD)
Warner Home Video

Release dates:
Volume 1, August 29th, 2011
Volume 2, November 7th, 2011

Certificate (UK): 15
Running time: 990 minutes

Creator: Eric Kripke

Cast: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins

I was there when Mulder and Scully first got teamed up together, when Buffy slayed her first vamp and when Allison Dubois had her first walked into the district attorney’s office with her psychic visions. Suffice to say, I knew my supernatural shows inside out and I didn’t think this one would match those character arcs and plot twists they became synonymous with.

In a way I was right, Supernatural doesn’t match those heights, but it does have a certain rough kind of charm to it, and even though I was a late-comer to the show, I quickly found a couple of things I really enjoyed. The Winchester brothers.

Supernatural, Season 6

For 5 seasons so far they’ve fought all types of evil and averted the apocalypse and while the escalating tension between them has made for some interesting storylines, Season 5 was perhaps the darkest so far. As the brothers drifted apart, I was left wondering what would be in store for them next.

With Season 6 we pick up a year later, Dean (Jensen Ackles) has now put the past behind and he’s given up hunting, choosing instead to settle down with Lisa and her son. From the outside it looks like a happy, normal family, but he knows deep down that he’ll always be a hunter. What he doesn’t know is that Sam (Jared Padalecki) is still out there and their reunion forces him to choose between the life he could have and the life he is destined for.

VOLUME 1 EPISODES:

  • Exile on Main St.
  • Two and a Half Men
  • The Third Man
  • Weekend at Bobby’s
  • Live Free or TwiHard
  • You Can’t Handle the Truth
  • Family Matters
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe..
  • Caged Heat
  • Appointment in Samarra

VOLUME 2 EPISODES:

  • Like a Virgin
  • Unforgiven
  • Mannequin 3: The Reckoning
  • The French Mistake
  • …And Then There Were None
  • My Heart Will Go On
  • Frontierland
  • Mommy Dearest
  • The Man Who Would Be King
  • Let It Bleed
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much

Sam doesn’t seem too happy either. After his stint in Hell, there’s something different about him. He enjoys the hunt and the kill, and he thinks nothing of hurting others to get what he wants. He seems to be completely void of emotion and what’s more troubling is that he doesn’t sleep. When they call on their angelic friend Castiel (Misha Collins) to give him the once over, they find out he’s returned without his soul, but that’s just part of a bigger plan.

With a war in Heaven raging, the angels are now disregarding all rules, thanks to Dean and Sam showing them the benefits of freedom. The first episode was rather dull but the unfortunately titled Two and a Half Men did yield a few laughs as Dean and Sam end up with a shape-shifting baby. When it comes to referencing pop culture and even parodying it, Supernatural has proven to be quite apt and this season they take on Twilight with Live Free or TwiHard, where a coven of vampires prey on teenage girls obsessed with Bella, Edward and the emo lifestyle. Even The X-Files doesn’t escape, in the episode Clap Your Hands If You Believe.. the opening intro is remodelled to resemble Chris Carter’s cult show and the brothers investigate what first appears to be a case of alien abduction.

Supernatural, Season 6

The episode I enjoyed the most was My Heart Will Go On which takes place in a world where the Titanic never sank, James Cameron never made his record breaking movie and no one ever got to hear that awful Celine Dion song because she never recorded it. Frontierland was also interesting because we get to see the brother travelling back in time and Dean gets his chance to live out his Clint Eastwood dream.

Supernatural, Season 6

As the war in Heaven rages, we start to learn that Castiel has a different agenda and by the season finale we get a taste of they will have to deal with Season 7. While I still lament over the loss of those afore mentioned shows, Supernatural delivers a unique brand of action coupled with humour and horror. It’s been an interesting journey so far, even if it is a bit too much on the Christian side for an existentialist like me. Nevertheless, am curious to see where it goes from here and if and how the dysfunctional relationship between Dean and Sam can ever be resolved.

Patrick Samuel

Patrick Samuel

The founder of Static Mass Emporium and one of its Editors in Chief is an emerging artist with a philosophy degree, working primarily with pastels and graphite pencils, but he also enjoys experimenting with water colours, acrylics, glass and oil paints.

Being on the autistic spectrum with Asperger’s Syndrome, he is stimulated by bold, contrasting colours, intricate details, multiple textures, and varying shades of light and dark. Patrick's work extends to sound and video, and when not drawing or painting, he can be found working on projects he shares online with his followers.

Patrick returned to drawing and painting after a prolonged break in December 2016 as part of his daily art therapy, and is now making the transition to being a full-time artist. As a spokesperson for autism awareness, he also gives talks and presentations on the benefits of creative therapy.

Static Mass is where he lives his passion for film and writing about it. A fan of film classics, documentaries and science fiction, Patrick prefers films with an impeccable way of storytelling that reflect on the human condition.

Patrick Samuel ¦ Asperger Artist

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