Supernatural: Why You Should Watch It

Disclaimer: Watch at your own risk. Prepare for all the tears, pain, joy, sadness, and deaths. Seriously. They die. A lot. It's... unnatural.

CW's Supernatural is a wonderful TV show about two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester, who travel across the country - "saving people, hunting things, [the family business]". This show taught me about loyalty, friendship, morality, honor, perseverance, and most importantly, family. Are you sold yet? If not, here's why you should watch this weird-but-in-a-really-good-way-show (I'm not gonna go deep into details, I know you don't want spoilers!):

The Characters:

  • Dean Winchester - Dean is the eldest Winchester. He likes pie, classic rock, and classic cars. Dean is a skilled and highly resourceful hunter.
  • Sam Winchester - Sammy (Oops! I meant Sam. Only Dean gets to call him that.) is the youngest Winchester. Sam is also a skilled fighter like his brother, proficient with firearms, shotguns, and melee weapons.
  • Bobby Singer - Bobby is the Winchester boys' surrogate father. He is an old friend of Sam and Dean's dad, John. Bobby gradually evolved into Sam and Dean's surrogate father. He is rough, but warm-hearted with the outlook that "sometimes there are things that need to be done and they're not fun to do, but gotta be done anyway". Sam and Dean can call Bobby if they need help anything.

Sam and Dean were raised on the road by their father. They are highly skilled warriors and possess abilities that are frowned upon by the law such as lock picking, car jacking, disguised conning, and computer hacking. They pretend to be FBI agents with classic rock star aliases or whatever they need to be to question the citizens, access necessary information to solve their cases, and save people.

The Creatures:

Sam and Dean hunt supernatural creatures. If they read or watch something that sounds suspicious, supernatural, or just really, really weird, they travel to that place, no matter how far, and investigate. They are never wrong about cases. If something sounds monster-y, it most likely is. They talk to the locals and investigate. Some of the most common supernatural creatures they encounter are demons, shapeshifters, ghosts, vampires, and werewolves.

  • Demons - Demons are human souls that went to Hell and were tortured and twisted until there was no more humanity left in them and they were just a cloud of black smoke. Most of them forget what it was like to be human, some even forget they were even once human. Demons are malevolent spirits that practice torture and destructon. During their time in Hell, they are stripped of off their humanity. Either they torture or be tortured. Demons need vessels to manifest themselves. They possess humans.
  • Shapeshifters - Shifters can take on other people's physical appearances and access their thoughts. They often live in dark, wet places like sewers and caves. They shed the skin of the previous person they took the form of to move on to another form. Shifters need to touch you in order to be able to take on your form. Their skin sizzles when touched with pure silver.
  • Vampires and Werewolves - Contrary to popular belief, vampires are not afraid of crucfixes and holy water, they are, however, allergic to sunlight and must sleep during the night. They can be killed with dead man's blood or decapitation. Dean even became a vampire once. (You should watch it to find out how!) Werewolves do turn during full moons and can be killed with a silver bullet. Like shapeshifters, they are allergic to silver. Both creatures can be cured with the blood of the one that turned them.

That's all I can tell you for now! Supernatural will rip your heart out. Just when you it gives you a glimpse of hope, things take a massive turn and gets worse. This show combines gore, lores and legends worldwide, family, friendship, and turns it into something beautiful. It's like fine wine - gets better with age. It's also like all of the alcohol in the world combined together.

So that's Sam and Dean's family. It's a little broken, but it's still good. Just because you're blood, that doesn't make you family, you gotta earn that and family doesn't end in blood either. Family's there for you. Sam and Dean never give up on each other, no matter how tough things get.