Wasn't really a fan of the first few episodes of the season, the Ghost-Apocalypse stuff had several issues with it though it did have stuff to enjoy (Belphegor was entertaining). But the last two episodes were much better, especially the most recent one.
Thought it was another Monster of the Week formula. Turns out it was a ploy by Chuck and it was plot revelant most of it. An old demon came back from season 1, Lilith.
It was a big surprise. Yeah, they are literally bringing back everyone they killed off.
I do like Lilith's commentary on Chuck's writing and the transformation of Dean from we are finally free and to oh damn we are still rats in a maze. They still have hope: Sam's dreams of him and Dean killing each other proves he has a connection to Chuck. Those were probably alternative endings from other worlds.
Since season 4 the biblical apocalypse, they are always trying to end it with a brother being killed, sacrificed, or gone. That's why it's hard to end the series since most season finale, none of them ever stay together.
Happy to see Rowena and it was unexpected to see Michael. It was great to close that knot because they had left Michael and Adam since season 4. It could have been more family. Adam was dragged into this mess because he was connected to the Winchesters.
Chuck knows their plans because prophets are his bluetooth. While Castiel and Dean go into Purgatory with the help of Michael opening it, Sam and Eileen are stuck in confronting Chuck.
They just keep adding surprises. Billie wants to be the new god while promising the Empty eternal slumber. However, despite not able to read his own death book, Chuck's omniscience allows him plant visions and anticipate things. Sam manage to convince Dean not to use Jack as a bomb to kill Chuck and Amara.
I did watched the episode last week. It's hard to take pictures off the TV.
Lucifer and Michael came and died. I don't know if it was good writing or not because somehow Jack became an absorbing device instead of a bomb. I should rewatch to see if there were hints. Still, it felt a bit unbelievable and unnatural in how they beat Chuck. That was the end. Compared to ther season endings, this one felt less emotional. Next week is a 2 hour finale or epilogue.
It's not a two hour finale. It was misleading. The first hour from 8 PM to 9 PM was staff commentary on the show, the brief 15 years experience. Probably due to COVID-19, we didn't see Charlie, Kevin, Claire, Donna, Benny, Rufus, and others. They comment on the monsters and talking how they gave them backstory. I feel they missed the chance to add how they make the monsters adapt to modern times. I enjoy that part where monsters got creative such as the pagan gods in the Christmas monsters or the monsters using phones.
I watched the finale. I was on the fence because A) it was sort of fitting and reminiscent of Swan Song (someone mentioned and I just realize the connection) and how Dean kept hammering that they would die hunting and B) on the other hand, the ending felt unsatisfying. It was bitter sweet and folks had ranged reactions to how Dean died. For me, I personally prefer Dean dying in a blaze of glory rather than to that.
The show managed to make me tear up during Dean's final moments with Sam. Then, we see Dean in heaven.
While the show is revolved around the two brothers, I wished they show more of the other cast members. We see Bobby but everything else is name drop. I do wonder if the pandemic played a role.
I usually don't want to comment on the fandom. I get the varied reactions. One reaction I don't get is the shipping side where they called it "wincest" and homophobic over how Castiel's character was treated. I think the "love" statement could be argued platonically or romantically.
I think it's best not to touch on the shipping since shipping tends to be toxic in most communities. For me, Sam and Dean are brothers. Hugging and the forehead pressing is familial love. I don't get how that incestuous. I watched ecchi anime which tends to be more incestuous.
Like Chuck said in season 4, endings are hard to do. The ending for this series is controversial to say the least. It was unsatisfying yet provoking enough that the creators would pulled a surprise.
Not going to talk about the fandom especially the shipping side. I saw Misha's Tweet about the Spanish dub. I haven't seen what it was.
If you scroll down the comments, I let you see what the weird, baffling reaction I seen which I didn't know existed in the Supernatural community regarding homophobia and incest. I don't understand it myself.
Edit: I do not personally see any "incest" or "homophobia". This show makes fun of it in its meta episodes. The ending of the show wasn't explicit. I watched anime where some shows are very explicit.
It's nice to see the actor attempt in good faith to address the situation with Castiel's I Love You scene as it's up to interpretation.
Taka: It's a gigantic mech franchise. I haven't seen Macross myself. I know it's a big one.
Apr 9, 2021 6:17:00 GMT
Old Man Dream: Guess we don't get it. Make things short and sweet: Through some unintentional legal wranglings, Harmony Gold's owned international rights to the Macross name for decades and its Japanese developers, disgusted by the move, had not allowed...
Apr 9, 2021 10:22:58 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...many later Macross anime outside Japan because that would profit Harmony Gold. Macross was one of three anime titles used by HG in the 1980s to edit together the popular Robotech series popular with fans during that time. Under this deal...
Apr 9, 2021 10:24:47 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
Apr 9, 2021 10:26:05 GMT
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
Apr 10, 2021 15:30:45 GMT