The CW series, Supernatural, tells the story of the lives of two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester, who lost their mother to a demon while they were very young. Their father, John, then started “hunting” the thing that killed his wife and taught the boys how to hunt and now that is their life. They have dealt with demons, angels, the apocalypse and everything in between. The show is touching, emotional, funny and scary all at the same time.
Here is my list of top ten signs that Supernatural may be more than a show to you:
#10-You talk about Sam and Dean like you know them personally. Okay, so I have spent the last five years (and am looking forward to the sixth) watching them on television, feeling their pain and sharing their joys which makes me feel like I know them. That’s normal, right?
#9-You start dressing like the boys. From what I can tell there are two camps: Dean’s group and Sam’s group. I, personally, am part of Dean’s camp which just means that he is my more favorite brother. I like the way Dean dresses, who doesn’t like jeans, flannels, t-shirts and work boots? I have been known to dress like him, but that’s normal, right?
#8-You don’t like any of the girls in your favorite brother’s life. That one isn’t fair. The writer’s have not hooked Dean (or Sam) up with a woman worthy of him. He needs a woman of substance who can accept his lifestyle and take care of him like he has always taken care of his family. Dean is complex and has been through so much (for goodness sake, he spent 40 years in Hell), a good woman is important to him. I see most of his woman as “in-betweeners” until he finds the right one. That’s normal, right?
#7-You have this strong desire to own a black, 4-door 1967 Chevy Impala named Baby. Baby is actually the third character on the show, she has her own personality; she is Dean’s pride and joy. She is a beautiful piece of American- made muscle car. Who wouldn’t want to drive her? That’s normal, right?
#6-You cry when Dean and Sam cry. That’s ridiculous. When the boys cry, you know it’s bad and, of course, you cry too. It is so heart wrenching to see them go through these terrible situations always losing the ones closest to them. For instance when the hell hounds dragged Dean to Hell, I cried for a week or so. That’s normal, right?
#5-You feel their “inside jokes” are aimed at you. The writers’ understand the fans and use little inside jokes to keep us connected to the boys and the story. For instance, Dean is in a hospital near death and fighting a reaper when you hear over the PA system “Paging Dr. Kripke.” To the average viewer, it might not be that big of a thing, but for a fan it is huge. Eric Kripke is the creator of the show. They do similar homage’s quite frequently and the fans love it. I try to catch all the inside jokes and rewatch them over and over. That’s normal, right?
#4-You try to bring Supernatural up in all conversations. I have a slight disadvantage, as I am slightly older than the shows demographic. Not many of my peers watch the show, which is too bad as it crosses all age groups. That does not stop me from bringing the boys up in conversation whenever possible, that’s normal, right?
#3-You watch past seasons during the production breaks. Summer is so long without new episodes, so you have to watch the older ones. My favorite seasons are one and two when the boys are innocent. I watch knowing what is ahead for them and my heart aches. That’s normal, right?
#2-Son-of-a-bitch is your favorite swear word. I just love the way Dean says it, sometimes funny, sometimes serious. He makes if fit every situation and now so can I. That’s normal, right?
#1-You have reminders of the boys all around you. Just because the ring tone on my phone is AC/DC’s “Black in Black” and my screen saver is a picture of Baby doesn’t mean I am obsessed. It’s normal, right?
Looks like I am obsessed after all. I guess I knew I was, especially when I feel compelled to write about them, just to keep them close to me. That’s normal, right?
This is my homage to the Eric Kripke, the writers and crew and to Jensen Ackles (Dean) and Jared Padalecki (Sam). This show has given me so many great moments, not many television shows can boast that. I also need to thank my long-suffering husband who puts up with my obsessions and never plans anything on Friday nights from 9 pm until 10 pm (it used to be Thursday nights). I hope you enjoyed my list as much as I did “researching” it.