Alas, RL caught up with me, and I became the newest victim of computer woes. All of a sudden my trusted laptop refused to get charged up, and is drained of all power juice. I finally took it to the Apple store today and found -- thank goodness -- it was the charger problem not the computer itself. Still, a new charger cost me $79 plus tax! *facepalm*

Anyway I thought to get my thoughts on the last episode out before the finale tomorrow, so here they are:

My grumble and ramble behind the cut, beware of spoilers and speculations... )
xwacky: Dean from Supernatural (expression: :D)
( Apr. 17th, 2010 12:32 am)
Found on BuddyTV -- to celebrate Supernatural reaching its 100th episode, they put together 100 funniest quotes from the show.

Read more... )
I don't have a whole lot to say about this one. I just want to knock it out so I can move on.

My discontent behind the cut... )
This is well over a week late.  But what the heck, I do have a few things to say about this episode.

My thoughts 'n screencaps behind the cut... )
So sorry to spam my flist with this series of magazine scans. I promise this is the last one for this issue. Without further ado, votes are in...

~ for all my friends and fellow fans overseas; no copyright infringements are intended; consider this as a preview ~

Da da da dum, the award goes to... )
xwacky: Dean from Supernatural (spn brothers)
( Jan. 21st, 2010 02:05 pm)
The winter hiatus is over! Supernatural is coming back tonight on CW.  The collective sigh echoed throughout fandom is heard even in Twitterland:  #TheBoysAreBack was reportedly among the top 10 trending topic this morning until it was blocked.  The "funny" thing is I'm so used to long drawn out hiatus from watching Battlestar Galactica, two months of waiting felt like nothing to me these days.

Still, I'm excited.  And I've been thinking about the show and season 5 lately, especially after seeing the Favorite Scene picspam by  [ profile] layne67 last night.  In particular, I was pondering over my favorite episode "The End" and the mid season cliffhanger "Abandon All Hopes" (note both episodes are written by Ben Edlund) when a small light bulb went off in my head:

WARNING: 5.04 & 5.10 spoilers alert --  Is it true that... )

ETA:  Spoiler picture from 5.14 )
As it turned out, writing a review for this episode hasn't been easy because my emotions were conflicted. I really shouldn't let fictional characters get to me so much. In fact, I should just focus on the eye candies sometimes. However, it was catharsis for me to write down how I felt, so here it goes...

My rant and picspam behind the cut... )
I have this evil plan where I want to infect gift all my friends with love for Supernatural. Top on my list is [ profile] stilettos81 (whom some of you may remember from back in the BSG days.) So what do I do? I dropped 4 boxes of DVDs on her head! Anyway, she crammed in four seasons of the show within weeks (bless her heart) and wrote me an email voicing her thoughts at the completion of the 4th season. Previously she dropped me a quick line at the start of season four saying she wasn't quite sure how she would like the whole angel business. And this is her reflection after finishing the whole season:

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This is rather late, but I had an excuse this time.  I went away to Vegas the day after the show premiered.  I tried to post my thoughts via iPhone's in the car, but the app sucks.  It *ate* the entire content of my post!  Lesson learned:  the app is only good when you post something small, and don't ever rely on the "Save Draft" option.

Rant over, let's try this again:  Supernatural launched season 5 with a BANG last Thursday!

And I don't mean just the episode itself.  The fans of the show surely deserve a huge pat on the back for their ardent promotion of the show!  By now many of you may heard the story of How Supernatural broke Twitter.  Apparently life imitates art, or at least virtually in this case.  The "epic" battle between "Lucifer" and "God" in Twitterland even found its way to Fox News last Thursday. Who would have thought this little genre show's season premier would make a resounding splash?

And now onto the episode itself, here's what I thought:

Spoilers for - 5.01 Sympathy for the Devil - tucked behind cut... )
xwacky: Dean from Supernatural (fan!girling)
( Aug. 20th, 2009 10:55 am)
No, seriously, it's not my line. Maureen Ryan from Chicago Tribune said it in her awesome blog about Supernatural!

Hehe, Ms. Ryan obviously fan!girls Jensen Ackles (Yay!) But who can blame her? ;)  The man's acting floors me over and over again.  I too feel like a broken record stating how good Jensen is at his craft.

I love Ms. Ryan's analysis of the seasons, in this case, mostly season 2, with sprinkled references to other seasons. Her character-analysis was in depth and spot on. I particularly favor this from her:

...the sources of Sam's turmoil come from outside him. Yes, the demon blood got into him, but what causes him to question himself are things that happened around him or were done to him.

Dean's guilt seems more internal. He's always put the expectation that he had to take care of the family on himself, and he feels like, in key ways, he's failed at that. He sets up these expectations for what he should be and what he should do (expectations fed by John Winchester's strict standards, of course), and they're so high that of course he's bound to come up short.

Aside from Jensen, Ms. Ryan also gave praise to Jared Padalacki.  I especially agree with her that "...throughout [season 2] he excelled at letting Sam's inner sweetness shine though."  I think she nailed (or rather pointed out Jared nailed) the character here.  It is precisely because of that sweetness, despite everything Sam has done or possibly become at this point (the end of Season 4), I still like him, and root for his redemption (the same as I root for Dean's).

Interestingly, Ms. Ryan didn't much care for Linda Blair.  Personally I liked that episode and thought it kinda cool they got her signed on for that.  But I guess Ryan does have her point, and OMG her suggestion of Michelle Forbes for the role?  Totally kick ass!  And while we are on the topic of wishful female guest stars, can I just say that despite my reservations about "Starbuck" the character, I think it would be epically awesome if TPTB can score Katee Sackhoff to guest star as a gun toting (make that a big gun) badass huntress who gives Dean a run for his money! *g*  Yeah, yeah, I know that won't happen.  But a girl can dream, can't she?

I so want an icon that says "Kripke is a Cylon!"
Title: My Brother's Keeper (1/1)
Author: [ profile] xwacky
Pairing: Sam, Dean
Rating: PG
Warning: angst
Word Count: ~1,700 words
Disclaim: Nope, don't own them. The Winchester boys belong to Kripke, his writers, and CW. But if I do, surely I'd make Dean my personal... uhm, découpage?
Summary: a little coda for 4.21 When the Levee Breaks...

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xwacky: Dean from Supernatural (spn brothers opposite)
( May. 8th, 2009 09:12 am)
Needless to say this week's Supernatural installment broke me. In a very bad way.

I've watched enough preview clips beforehand to know this is not a feel good episode. Still, when the credits started rolling, all I wanted to do was screaming at the TV set, or hurl something at it. But, 'm not a violent person, and I was at friend's house.

So where do I begin? My mind is still a bit jumbled with the onslaught of emotions. ::sigh::

My thoughts on "When the Levee Breaks"... )

Ha!  I'm stuck on past tense.  This is a couple of weeks late.  But better late than never.  I love this installment too much to not  write down some of my thoughts (with a few screencaps I made).

Oh yeah, I saw the episode (late).


Before anything else, I don't think it's spoilery to say this episode showcased how awesome an actor Jensen Ackles is.  As story goes, this one dished out surprising information/answers as well as teased a few new questions.

The episode as I see it... )

Well, I've been busy, I've been lazy, and I've been in hiding.  But apparently I haven't let up on my obsession!

If anything, it had grown since the end of last year.  Thanks to [ profile] silwyna, [ profile] evening_spirit, and Apollo's Lady, I now "officially" add "Supernatural" to my obsess list.  I do not know why it took me so long to give this show a try, [ profile] silwyna had recommended it to me eons ago:  it centers on two main characters (which I prefer over a large ensemble);  and it features CUTE lead actors!

Actually, scratch that.  I do know the reason for my initial reluctance.  It's because the show has the word "Horror" attached to it!  Truthfully I'm not too keen on the genre.  But then I went to Chicago, met with fellow Realmers, and watched "Pulse 2" together.  If I could sit through that movie, I had no more excuse left, did I?! :p

So I gave Season One a try during the Thanksgiving break.  The Pilot gave me the shivers.  Thankfully I was able to get distracted by Dean's pretty eyes and Sam's cute dimples. ;)  But by the third episode "Dead in the Water", I was suitably impressed!  Not only did I notice the pretty stylish camera shots of the lake, I was pleasantly surprised by the glimpses of depth in the character (Dean).  When I got to the season finale, I was hooked on the cleverly laid plot twists and the intense chemistry between the actors.  The shocking last few minutes of the season had me rushing to the store to get my hands on more DVDs. I started to tackle Season Two during my vacation in Madrid before Christmas.  By the beginning of January, I already finished the 3rd Season, and mostly caught up with the 4th up to the mid-season finale!  The show was that addictive.

Long story short, I think Supernatural transcends its genre.  It's engaging because of its honest-to-goodness story telling led by its creator Eric Kripke; and because it's superbly acted, especially by Jensen Ackles who plays Dean Winchester.  Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester) despite being a little green in the beginning, improved much as the show went on.  Together Jensen and Jared brought to life such a dynamic relationship, I couldn't help but being sucked right in!  Also what's amazing to me is unlike most TV shows that often experience growing pains in later seasons (my favorite shows The Guardian and Battlestar Galactic included), Supernatural never meandered.  Each season in my opinion is better than the previous, and the characters were nicely laid out and grew steadily over the years.  Kudos to Mr. Kripke!

So I was ecstatic when mid January rolled around.  Imagine, my two favorite TV shows premiering back-to-back!  Thursdays and Fridays have never been better! :D

The following is my quick take on the episodes aired during the last four weeks.

Spoiler Alert: Supernatural 4.11, 4.12, 4.13, 4.14... )

Next time, it shall be all about Battlestar Galactica. ;)


xwacky: Dean from Supernatural (Default)


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