“The Winchesters” new TV series seems OK for now
Warning: The following contains spoilers from Tuesday’s The Winchesters premiere. Proceed at your own risk!
So I have just finished the new TV series pilot episode of The Winchesters, a Supernatural Prequel, and I have to admit that I was a bit on the fence during the first 20 minutes or so of the show, but it ended up redeeming itself in the end.
However, I really started to get annoyed with the constant whining from the Mary Campbell character about her daddy being missing over and over. Yeah, we get it. Your daddy missing is part of the plot of the series, so STFU!
What was the pilot show about?
John and Mary will have their work cut out for them after last night’s “The Winchesters” series premiere, which actually ended up telling a much different story about how Dean and Sam’s parents actually met from the one that the Supernatural viewers heard.
The Supernatural prequel starts off with John returning from the Vietnam War and literally bumping into Mary outside of a movie theater showing Slaughterhouse-Five. A letter he had from his MIA father led him to the familiar abandoned Men of Letters bunker and also a run-in with Mary again, who told him all about the existence of demons and magic.
The presence of a monster called the Akrida is more of a big deal for our new Scooby gang in their mystery machine. It is described as a malevolent force, not of this world, the Akrida have been trying to invade for centuries and wants to wipe out everyone, including demons and monsters, from our world. And as we are constantly reminded in the first episode, Mary’s dad went missing while searching for a box that can kill the Akrida.
What was that ending about right??
At the end of the pilot, we see Dean writing in his journal, and he’s driving off in his car. In terms of the Supernatural timeline, where is he? Is this before or after he died?
“What they didn’t know was that the Akrida wasn’t just a threat to Earth, but to all of existence,” Dean writes in a journal at the end of the pilot. “Like I told you, there’s going to be some surprises. Hell, I’m still trying to find all the puzzle pieces myself. But I’ll explain everything. And until then, I’ll keep picking the music.”
was am a huge fan of the tv series “Supernatural” and when I saw this in last night’s TV lineup I was all, “NO WAY! Is this what I think it is?” I didn’t even know this was in production. I must have been under a rock or something. I’ll blame it on the pandemic just like everyone else is doing these days, lol!
The last 30 minutes or so of the show reeled me in and I started to get that whole “Supernatural” feel again. I just hope that Mary isn’t going to be going on and on whining about her Daddy all the time though. That got old fast, didn’t it? I hope they pick up the pace a bit for the series as a whole and do not be too overly Dramatic like the first 20 or so minutes of last night’s show.
I wonder if Dean and Sam Winchester will make more appearances in the series. Wil Mary and John get married to make the Show Title official, “The Winchesters.” Although the pilot episode is still fresh and new, I will still give it a chance. Who knows, it may take a dive and become too filled with crybaby Mary drama instead of a Demon Killing duo series. We’ll just have to wait and see now, won’t we?
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