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Lyda Scott is a freelance writer and editor, among other things. A good day is one spent over-analyzing film, television, and literature. Follow her on Twitter @Lyda_Scott.

TV Review: ‘Supernatural’ – ‘The Executioner’s Song’

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Supernatural’s “The Executioner’s Song” sets a high bar for quality. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Supernatural’ – ‘Halt and Catch Fire’

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Supernatural’s “Halt and Catch Fire” offers a twenty-first century take on the traditional ghost story. Written by Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder, and directed by John F. Showalter, the episode opens in Spencer, Iowa. Two people – driver Billy and companion Janet – are using a navigational app to find a restaurant; Billy, at least, is buzzed and in need ... Read More »

TV Review: ‘Supernatural’ – ‘About a Boy’

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“About a Boy” is a fun episode, largely because Everett nails Dean’s mannerisms. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Supernatural’ – ‘There’s No Place Like Home’

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In Supernatural’s “There’s No Place Like Home” Charlie Bradbury returns from the Emerald City, but she’s found that getting “home” isn’t as simple as clicking her heels. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Supernatural’ – ‘The Hunter Games’

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Although the episode comes across as overloaded at times, I really enjoy the character explorations, and we learn so much about Sam, Dean, Castiel, Claire, Crowley, and Rowena. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Supernatural’ – ‘The Things We Left Behind’

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Supernatural’s fall finale, “The Things We Left Behind,” is easily one of the season’s best episodes. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Supernatural’ – ‘Hibbing 911′

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"Supernatural"'s “Hibbing 911" diverts from the usual formula to focus on the beloved Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) and newly-returning Donna Hanscum (Briana Buckmaster) instead of the Winchesters. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Supernatural’ in-Depth – ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’

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Supernatural’s “Girls, Girls, Girls” uses several storylines to explore the power of the self-crafted stories that drive its characters. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Supernatural’ – ‘Ask Jeeves’

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Supernatural goes back to basics with this week’s “Ask Jeeves.” Read More »

TV Review: ‘Supernatural’ – “Fan Fiction”

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Meta episodes are among my favorite things, and “Fan Fiction” is so very “meta,” resisting reductive readings, encouraging and challenging the audience to think about layers and textual elements, all while contemplating a quintessential question: “What is truth?” Read More »