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25 February 2007 @ 11:52 pm
Supernatural: Pilot  
Okay, it was pretty decent. But I can't shake this really strong sense of deja vu when I watched it. Now, it could be my rabid X-Files days coming back to haunt me (especially since I believe some old XF people work on this show) or it could be my natural tendency toward the occult. As a child and a teen I read voraciously into the occult since I adore supernatural type stories -- which influences my writing -- so I'm left scratching my head after watching the pilot. And to think, I purposefully prevented myself from writing stories like these because I didn't want to copy XF. Silly me.

For those of you who don't like this show, please turn away. No worries. I haven't abandoned anything else. Honestly, the only reason why I've put off watching this show is because I like to be contrary.

Really, it wasn't bad. Ackles and Paladeki (sp?) have really good chemistry. I can see brothers acting this way. Heck, I can see siblings period acting this way. There have been times when my bro and I have acted that way. I can only imagine how much worse it can be between two boys.

I think it's kind of sad that I knew exactly what they were talking about. I think I might have gone a little too gung-ho reading all those ghost and monster books when I was a kid. But I'm a big myth fan and there's nothing better than sitting down with American urban legends. Everyone knows about the woman in white. I still remember her being featured on Unsolved Mysteries ;) Man, I loved that show...

So...don't have too much to say except that it's basically what i expected when I first saw it advertised on billboards before its premier. I was afraid this show would be a ripoff of my beloved X-Files, but it's not from what I can see. X-Files was mostly about conspiracies. Many XF cases had to do with the supernatural, but many more dealt with are there/aren't there aliens and mutant monsters or creatures not yet discovered by science (like parasites that take over your body, etc). So XF was based more in science. This show is more about the occult. So I like that.

I figure I'll enjoy the show unless it takes a stupid turn somewhere. But so far, the pilot was enjoyable and reminded me of all those days I sat mesmerized watching Unsolved Mysteries and reading my monster books. We'll see if the series continues to hold me.
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Mish: DeeJ -- Followed Me Homehsapiens on February 26th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
Me too! I'm so contrary - oh, my f-list is going wild over this show? No way am I going to watch it. I'm the only person, I think, who has never see an episode of Twin Peaks, Friends, Seinfeld, or...a bunch of other mega-hit shows. *shrug*

I, too, bought S1 of Supernatural on a really good sale but my motivations were purely hormonal. Jensen Ackles is 12 kinds of ridiculous pretty and I wanted to stare at him study his nuanced and talented performance. Alas, I have this very low threshold for scary/creepy so I've only seen pilot because it scared the crap out of me. :|

I still want to see it, though. Badly. My hormones and my nightmare brain are still fighting for my soul. My money's on the hormones. ;-)
Working for the Mandroid: Corporalmoonshayde on February 26th, 2007 10:09 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit of a horror fan when it's done tastefully so the pilot didn't scare me at all. But that's just the way I am ;)

But I am bad for purposefully ignoring something people like. I don't like to feel like I'm jumping on the bandwagon for anything so if people go on at length about something, I tend to do the opposite. However, I wanted to see both Farscape and Supernatural before I heard of the hype surrounding either show. I just delayed farscape and then Supernatural because of my contrary nature.

So far, it's good though.

And I've never seen Twin peaks, either ;)