I was going to take this month off but thanks to Warner Brothers, I have a clip to share. It's a holiday greeting from the editing crew at Supernatural — a preview of what's to come in January. It's nothing too spoilery; just enough to spark interest in between getting drunk at the holiday party (assuming your company didn't cut theirs this year), writing fake sentiments of joy on Christmas cards, using martial arts on grandmas at the shopping mall while wondering why you didn't try Amazon.com, and getting your fingers stuck to pretty much everything from wrapping too many presents.
For those who have had too much family bonding come 9:00 pm on Christmas Day, the absolutely brilliant "A Very Supernatural Christmas" from season three will be rebroadcast. Just make sure the kids are in bed. It's a trifle disturbing. And bloody. Human eating pagans aren't known for their restraint.
Some Fans Drove Me To This
Recently I've been working on a retrospective of season one, a season I've largely ignored from a critical viewpoint due to lack of time. Also recently, I've been on the fan forums seeking lively discussion and have mostly come across griping about character direction and season four in general, even though this is by far this best season of the series. So, put those two together, and I've easily got a way to change everyone's perspective.
I'm going to show everyone what a bad episode is all about. I'm going to point out what happens when a horrible script, bad acting, crappy special effects and editing, substandard directing, and even poor song choices collide.
It's time to take a gut-turning look back at "Bugs."
If anyone thinks that any episode in season two, three, of four did not measure up, I dare you to sit down for 40 minutes and try to get through this hideous episode without losing your lunch. It didn't work for me, but I went through it anyway for the sake of this review to prove my point; because I'm all about proving points.
You know an episode is bad when the weak teaser is actually the good part of the episode. An unknowing gas company worker falls in a hole at a housing development, one where the homes are huge and fancy (???) so no one working for the gas company can afford them. Come on, this is the pre-mortgage meltdown, where jobless alcoholics are getting loans. Plus, the homes aren't all that extraordinary. Anyway, while the other worker goes for help, the doomed man in the hole has his brain eaten by, well, bugs. Thus the name of the title. Of course the bugs worked pretty damn quick to feast on brain and disappear without a trace, but I'm being petty, right?