I stumbled into something about this show last night. Somehow, this has been on for eight years and I've never heard of it. Urban fantasy is right up my alley. I watched the first four eps online last night and I love it. Does it stay good or does it get dumb in later seasons? -- Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty - Ronald Reagan
So is it comparable to, say, Angel or something like that?
Two brothers that travel the country tracking down and killing supernatural creatures. They are looking for their father (who is missing) and trying to figure out what killed their mother many years ago.
I sent an email to my brother describing the pilot. I'll copy it here. Spoilers for those who haven't seen the pilot ep:
Pilot starts out with a young woman putting a baby in a crib. Big brother (about five years old) comes into the nursery to help out. Dad walks in and kisses everyone good night. Happy family.
A couple of hours later, the woman wakes up hearing the baby fuss on the baby monitor. She rolls over but her husband isnt in bed. She notices the lights flickering in the hallway. She gets up and walks to the nursery where she sees her husband standing next to the crib. His back is to her. She starts to ask if the baby is hungry but he quickly says Shhhhhh!. She goes downstairs to fix a bottle, but then she sees her husband sitting on the couch watching an old movie. She cries out, Sammy! (the babys name) and runs upstairs. The husband stands up to ask whats wrong but shes already up the stairs. He starts to walk over to the steps then hears her scream. He runs up the stairs into the nursery but theres no one there. The baby is lying in the crib like normal. He goes over to look at him and something drops onto the babys head. Its blood. He looks up and the mom is dead, pinned to the ceiling. As soon as he notices her, she bursts into flame. Not just a little flame, but a huge conflagration. The big brother runs in and dad puts the baby in his brothers arms and tells him to get out of the house and not look back, no matter what. Dad tries to put the fire out, but its growing. The boy takes his brother outside. A few moments later, Dad comes running out and grabs them both up, sprinting across the yard. They barely make it before the house explodes.
Flash forward 22 years. Baby Sammy is in college. His girlfriend is trying to get him to a costume party but he hates Halloween. Hes celebrating his LCAT score and his subsequent invitation to one of the most prestigious law schools in the country. His final interview is in a few days. They go to the party and come back to their apartment. In the middle of the night, a noise wakes him up. He creeps into the front room and is attacked. He wrestles with his attacker in the dark until he finally overcomes and is about to brain the guy with a lamp when he hears Sammy, its Dean!. Its his big brother. Just wanted to see if you were keeping in shape. Turns out their Dad is missing. Sammy doesnt want to go but Dean eventually talks him into helping look. Dean agrees to have Sammy back by Monday for his big interview. Sammy doesnt want to be a hunter anymore. Because thats the family business. They hunt supernatural creatures and kill them. Bouncing around from town to town chasing down legends and rumors and killing those that turn out to be true.
They go to the last place they heard from their father. Theres a Woman in White ghost killing young men. Woman in White is a fairly common legend in many parts of the world where a young woman finds out her husband has been unfaithful to her and in a rage kills her children. When she realizes what shes done, she kills herself. Then her angry spirit haunts the place she died, murdering young men that are unfaithful. In the process of uncovering and taking out the ghost, they find their fathers notebook. It contains everything hes ever done with instructions on how to kill all of the supernatural monsters hes gone up against. Hes never been able to figure out what killed their mother. There is also a scrap of paper with a couple of numbers on it. The brothers make the assumption that those numbers are coordinates and look up where they would be. A remote area of Colorado, in the forest. Dean wants to go there immediately but Sammy wants to get back to school. Dean drops him off at his apartment. Sammy walks in and sees a note from his girlfriend next to a muffin on the table. He calls her name but theres no answer. He walks into the bedroom and hears the shower running. He lies down and waits for her to get out of the shower. Something drops onto his head. He looks up and shes dead, pinned to the ceiling. As soon as he sees her, she bursts into flame. Hes stunned, just sits there getting singed and watching. Dean kicks down the front door and grabs him, pulls him out of the building right before the building blows up.
Flash forward a couple of hours. The brothers are sitting in an ambulance while firemen fight the apartment building fire. Sammy gets up and goes over to Deans car. He opens the trunk and grabs a shotgun, loads it, and says to Dean, We got some work to do. -- Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty - Ronald Reagan
I've been subjected to many promos for this show because I watch Arrow. My curiosity was piqued, too -- good to hear that you like it, and I might have to check it out myself.
So is it comparable to, say, Angel or something like that?
I equate more to X files, mainly because some of the former staff is working on the show. Kind of a mash up between X files and Buffy/Angel.
I like the dark humor in the show. Netflix has all the seasons except the current one. Though there is one problem with the streams. I guess due to licensing restrictions, many of the episodes are missing the kick ass sound track of the broadcast shows. -- Is a person a failure for doing nothing? Or is he a failure for trying, and not succeeding at what he is attempting to do? What did you fail at today?.
I watched the pilot on Netflix last night (OT: after catching up on the DVR with the fabulous season premiere of Justified), and it definitely made me want to see more. -- Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.
My wife is into the show, she's seen them on Netflix. I've seen a couple here and there when she's watching. I do remember one episode where one of them (I don't remember who is who) kept dying in strangely entertaining ways, sort of a morbid "Groundhog Day" kind of thing. Turns out it was a work of a trickster(?)
Yes, I vaguely remember that episode. Can't remember which season, or how it ended...
There was another unusual episode in which Balthazar(?) hid our heroes in an alternate universe, and they 'played' themselves, with their real names no less! This was a season or 2 ago. -- You may say I'm a Dreamer.... But I'm not the only one.....
yep, it's a damn cool show... been watching since the beginning. Happened to see somewhere that it's already been ok'd for another season, not sure if I can find the link again....
Sometimes, it's creepy... sometimes it's scary, sometimes it's funny as hell.... sometimes, it's a combination of all of those things. Great writing and acting... LOVE it, and sure glad it's been with us this long. -- Humanity - The greatest natural disaster of all time.
I've watched most of season one and so far still loving it. This show reminds me of the Leandros brothers novels written by Rob Thurman. That set of books is about two brothers that find themselves in some nasty monster slaying trouble. Niko is the older brother and he is a badass ninja warrior. Cal is the younger and his father was a monster, so he's half human and half Auphe. The Auphe were the nastiest predators in the monster world. Cal has some freaky abilities as a result of his bloodline. Niko (who's fully human, different father) will kill anyone and everyone that wants to do harm to Cal. He's also the only thing keeping Cal mostly human.
Lots of similarities between the show Supernatural and the Leandros novels. -- Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty - Ronald Reagan
Love this show. Watch it. YOu won't be disappointed! -- "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." - Galileo
I found a european site that has all eight seasons. They have german subtitles but easily ignored. Once I catch up I'll dvr this show going forward. -- Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty - Ronald Reagan
That's lame, they should have the full current season.
Kinda annoying after watching 7 seasons on netflix that you can't go directly to hulu.
You can thank the networks for that. I think it's sad that you can't stream the current season from Hulu or the network sites. Though they do place the shows up for sale/rent a day after they air. Fox doesn't stream anything for at least 7 to 9 days after it airs [or that is what they did a couple years ago]. IMO, it's their loss, that they want to maximize the profits from selling/renting the shows vs streaming them with ads. Hence why so many turn to torrents as a source for the TV shows, plus they are without ads.
I know if I could go to a network's web site and stream the shows, I'd cut the cord in less then a heart beat. I know I can torrent them, but I'd rather not. -- Is a person a failure for doing nothing? Or is he a failure for trying, and not succeeding at what he is attempting to do? What did you fail at today?.
IMO, it's their loss, that they want to maximize the profits from selling/renting the shows vs streaming them with ads. Hence why so many turn to torrents as a source for the TV shows, plus they are without ads.
It's what I do. These shows are not 1 hour but about 42 minutes. That's over 20 minutes worth of commercials. That is utterly ridiculous. When I downloaded all 3 seasons of Wonder Woman, the running time is about 50 minutes (imagine that). -- Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian. Robert Orben