|Sometimes you get fulgurites (luzdeestrellas) wrote,|
@ 2008-02-23 12:37:00
|Current music:||Shinedown - Heroes|
I sort of hesitated to make this post, but, well, no, I still love my show. I still love it a lot.
Up front, I am incredibly sad Henricksen is dead. I loved how competent and professional he was from the start, and how, once he got on board with the demons, he just took it in stride. I think he could've been a useful ally and a friend on top of that, and I loved the potential for him to be an awesome hunter, not because he had terrible trauma forcing him into it, but because he couldn't ignore what he knew, and because saving people was the thing he wanted to do. And, yes, I think their record on black men is--unintentionally, I think--shitty, and I would be really happy if they could see about fixing that.
I can also see why, in this particular instance, they did it, but it still sucks, and I will be pretending he is not dead.
But...I still loved it. I loved competent Dean and the airline announcement exorcism. I loved (hated) that Dean and Sam just got back on track, and suddenly, there is this potentially bigger rift between them. I want to see that play out--um, not, you know, for a long time, because I am a horrible sap and I don't like it when they really fight--and to see how far Sam will go for Dean, and how Dean manages to pull him back in. I love, "But you did not shoot the deputy," and matching tattoos and latinating Sam, and Dean kicking ass and taking names. And Dean's smile of cuteness when Henricksen said he had no one but his little brother to go home to. Shut up.
I also, in general, love what they're doing with the arc this season. I am excited that they've finally introduced the new big bad, and, yes, that she's a woman. I think they have made Ruby incredibly interesting, and I love that we have no idea what's going on with her. (She was going to kill herself to buy them victory? Oh, really? Really? But she wouldn't stay to help them win?)I like the new mythology, and while I think the writing in individual eps has at times been spotty, right now, I like where it could go.
Also, I like that their love is still epic. You know, I like it a little bit.
So, um, yeah. That's kind of where I'm at, and where I mostly hope to stay.