Supernatural was one of the first TV series I got into properly as a teenager, dedicating 45 minutes every week to watching the new episode. Joining the show when Season Five was airing, I feel as though the Winchester brothers and their adoring angel are a part of my life, especially as the show is now reaching its 300th episode. And despite its downfall in the recent seasons, Supernatural still has and always will have a place in my heart. So in lieu of Supernatural’s milestone, here’s my absolute favourite aspects of the show.
Castiel’s Entrance: It’s fair to say that Supernatural was a mediocre show when it began in Season One. However, what really got me into it was the introduction of my favourite character: Castiel. With the most dramatic entrance known to man – the wings, the sigils and of course the infamous trench coat – this episode got me so excited for the upcoming seasons. Ever since this moment, Castiel has been the highlight of this show. There is no doubt that if he left, I would abandon Supernatural.
Sam and Dean’s relationship: Any scene where we witness the Winchester brothers pour their hearts out, sell their souls, and make deals with the devil in order to save the other is definitely up there as a reason I love Supernatural. Although it can seem excessive in that how many times are these brothers going to cheat death (come on writers), it really is heart-warming to see these two brothers go to the end of the world for each other. Especially when the majority of the seasons episodes they’re bickering and arguing. It’s bittersweet.
Supernatural still has and always will have a place in my heart
Lucifer: Second from Castiel, Lucifer is probably one of the best characters Supernatural has ever introduced. Despite his evil nature, he brings both humour and sarcasm, and his relationship with Sam (especially when he’s in Sam’s conscience) brings a different side to the show that takes it away from typical hunting and killing and makes it something more entertaining and excitingly thrilling. The fact that Lucifer has lasted all these seasons shows he is a fan favourite.
Demon!Dean: As Supernatural was entering its tenth season, a lot of fans wondered exactly what they could bring that was new, original and different. And they did not disappoint. For Season 10, fans were blessed with Demon!Dean: one of the best ideas the writers have ever had. This role definitely tested Jensen Ackles’ acting as he was forced out of his comfort zone to play the villain. And he pulled through. Every single scene had me on the edge of my seat. It was exciting to see a different side to one of the central characters and is definitely up there with the very best plotlines.
There are so many other great episodes, characters, moments that I wasn’t able to articulate here and I strongly encourage you, as the show enters into its new phase, to go and watch Supernatural. Although disappointing, infuriating and even boring at times, these moments more than make up for this. Supernatural will always be that show I return to when I’m feeling nostalgic.