The issue many people have with the recent Supernatural is that it has gotten completely out of hand at the level of the story. At first it was two brothers defeating monsters in a little town somewhere, and now they’re teaming up with angels while killing pagan gods and going on a pub crawl with the king of hell. When looking at this, one has to imagine the writing to be like that one child we all knew who had an IQ of 9000 but when he became a teenager started experimenting with magic mushrooms with a side of lysergic acid – that’s what I believe season 10 to be: the product of a crazy acid trip.
While the beginning of the season seemed promising, we soon realised that the writers were straining to find a plot to focus on. We were presented with a cliché twist by learning that Crowley (a demon aka the king of hell) had imprisoned what we were soon to find out was his mother. To be honest it all felt like something you would find on Jeremy Kyle, if he expanded his target audience to the deep infernos of hell. But the worst thing about this season is the ending: an ending should both shock the audience and leave a creative cliffhanger to entice viewers to carry on to the next season. However, after doing it nine times already, we can expect at least one slip up – I mean, even the characters were as confused by the ending as as we were, when presented with something we’re told is called ‘The Darkness’, a very original character idea that’s never been seen before.
In conclusion I believe that Supernatural, like The Simpsons, is long overdue to be cancelled. The story is clearly wearing thin and the writers are running out of ideas while the characters are getting older and older. Just how many times can Sam and Dean die and then come back from the dead, as if they’re trying to beat Jesus Christ’s record?