Twenty-two years ago, Sam (series star JARED PADALECKI) and Dean (series star JENSEN ACKLES) Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. As a result, their father, John (recurring guest sta... more »r JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN - "Grey's Anatomy"), raised the brothers to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America...and he taught them how to kill it. Sam, however, wanted nothing to do with this violent and dangerous life, and he left it behind, until the day Dean appeared on his doorstep with troubling news. Their father had gone missing on a "hunting trip." Sam and Dean have spent the last year cruising the highwaysof the United States in their 1967 Chevy Impala, searching for their lost father and encountering creatures that most people believe exist only in folklore, superstition and nightmares. Along the way, they have battled the various supernatural threats--and each other as well, for their sibling rivalries and conflicts were never far from the surface. Finally, they found their father, just as he was closing in on the Demon who claimed their mother.« less
Hollie C. (hollie) from MCMINNVILLE, TN Reviewed on 10/10/2016...
would have enjoyed it more if my copy hadn't skipped through half of it
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K. K. (GAMER) Reviewed on 9/23/2016...
Outstanding TV series. Great acting, action and horror at its best for TV.
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Katy S. (ktyspray) from LAKE OSWEGO, OR Reviewed on 6/22/2011...
I LOVE this series! The kitchy monster of the week story begins to turn into a much larger, much darker plot that is so incredibly engrossing that you become an addict before you even notice that you've been bitten! The brothers have a great chemistry and are so relatable that by the end of season 2, you feel like you've known them for years!
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Lezlie R. from DALY CITY, CA Reviewed on 2/6/2010...
The storyline keeps building as Dean and Sam finally meet up with Dad to hunt the Demon. Smart writing, good action, scary and funny all in one.
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Diana L. (ptomom) from SULTAN, WA Reviewed on 1/30/2010...
Careening back and forth between humor, horror, family drama and fantasy, this exceptionally good series continues with Sam and Dean's hunt for the yellow-demon who killed their mother as they battle various monsters-of-the-week, of course.
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My Favorite Show on TV.
Jennifer Ortiz | Morristown, NJ United States | 06/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Season 2 of Supernatural has far exceeded my expectations and it has far surpassed it's debut season, which I didn't think was possible. Dean and Sam have matured and bonded over countless "hunts" protecting strangers from creatures they couldn't even imagine in their worst nightmares. The acting in this season has been superb. Both actors, Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester) and Jared Padelecki (Sam Winchester) have put in tremendous performances. I think they both deserve Emmy's! My favorite eposides for each would be Jensen's performance in "In My Time of Dying," "Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things," "What Is and What Should Never Be (aka I Dream of Genie)," and "All Hell Breaks Loose Part II." Jared has blown me away in "Hunted," "Houses of the Holy," "Born Under a Bad Sign," "Heart," and "All Hell Breaks Loose Part I." There are some fantastically funny episodes "The Usual Suspects," Tall Tales," "Hollywood Babylon," and "Folsom Prison Blues." The mix of suspense and humor are well balanced.
I love the way that Eric Kripke, et al, add just the right music/song to foreshadow what is coming or what has happened in the episode. It all just ties together making the music almost another character on the show.
Another great thing about this season is that the brothers meet with some new friends and reconnect with some old ones making recurring roles from Bobby, in particular, very enjoyable. There have been some fabulous guest stars on the show from Linda Blair in "Usual Suspects," Tricia Helfer was amazing in "Roadkill," and Emmanuelle Vaugier in "Heart" was just perfect. There are so many surprises this season that just keep you on the edge of your seat. After watching the season finale it looks like Season 3 promises to continue the thrills.
Here is a list of the episodes: 1. In My Time of Dying 2. Everyone Loves a Clown 3. Bloodlust 4. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things 5. Simon Said 6. No Exit 7. The Usual Suspects 8. Crossroads Blues 9. Croatoan 10. Hunted 11. Playthings 12. Night Shifter 13. Houses of the Holy 14. Born Under a Bad Sign 15. Tall Tales 16. Road Kill 17. Heart 18. Hollywood Babylon 19. Folsom Prison Blues 20. What Is and Never Should Be (aka I Dream of Genie) 21. All Hell Breaks Loose: Part I 22. All Hell Breaks Loose: Part II
The DVD is packed with special features. Of course they include the gag reel (which is always fun). There are unaired scenes and commentary from the directors, producers, and Jared and Jensen. I even heard it will have Jared Padalecki's original screen test. It will be interesting to see how he interpreted the character from the beginning and compare how his character has grown over the two seasons.
I already have the episodes downloaded on my Ipod, but will definitely buy the season for the DVD features.
Awesome continuation of a promising series
trashcanman | Hanford, CA United States | 05/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the midst of this television season's coverage of "Lost"'s fall from grace and eventual comeback and the big waves made by "Heroes", not to mention the slew of increasingly brazen reality TV saturating the market this gem of a show got lost in the shuffle. Season one was a solid start for the show, full of monster-and-hottie-of-the-week stories that stood alone while very slowly giving us an inkling of a larger plot at work before ending with a glorious cliffhanger. The music was wonderful, the guest stars brilliant, and the homages to classic and modern horror were thick. If you missed it, now's the time to catch up because season two is a winner in every possible way. The first episode is among the greatest season openers I've ever had the pleasure of viewing and it shakes this show to it's very core and sets the tone for the entire year's events. From there, Sam and Dean set out to get revenge for their deceased family members and save as many people as they can along the way. Second verse, same as the first, right? Well, no, not quite. We still get our monsters-of-the-week and our cute guest stars and our classic rock soundtrack, but the tone of this season is so much darker and the events so traumatic that the stakes just seem to be on a whole other level. Friendships are made and broken, loyalties are tested, long-standing beliefs are challenged, all three Winchesters fight for their very souls, and almost nobody's getting out whole. This season is a tooth-and-nail battle for survival and while it still has a hefty dose of the humor that made the first season so much fun, it's obvious that this show is no longer just playing around at having a larger plot. This is the real deal. Among the baddies met along the way are more vampires (one played by an almost unrecongnizable Amber Benson of "Buffy" fame), a rogue hunter, a living dead girl, a female werewolf (in the most heart-wrenching episode of any show I've seen this season), a deal-making demon for those who remember the legend of Robert Johnson, some of Sam's fellow "gifted" children (we do learn their secret), and a Norse trickster god to name a few. The music, if anything, has gotten better this season and so have the guest stars. My favorite guest performance has got to be the loveable Katherine Isabel from cult-classic werewolf flick "Ginger Snaps" who shows up twice and inspires adoration in every frame she's in. If you missed this show on the CW, shame on you; now buy this set. If you missed the first season buy that set too. This show is so good I'd hate to see it die because nobody bothered to watch it for themselves. These kinds of shows are notoriously short-lived and the television big-wigs have little patience for them so when one of this caliber gets on the air and stays on the air, we need to keep it that way in every way we can. Support horror, sci-fi, and fantasy television now, and we'll be rewarded with more later. I hope."
No witchcraft involved in the success of the second season--
Wayne Klein | My Little Blue Window, USA | 09/15/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Special Features: "The Devil's Roadmap", "Webisodes", three commentary tracks, gag reel, deleted/unaired scenes
There was no witchcraft involved in the success of "Supernatural". The show benefited from top notch writing, direction and performances with just the right dash of quirky humor to offset the horror elements of the show. The second season of the show picks up right where the first ended. Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) have located their dad (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and have the fabled gun fashioned to kill demons in their possession. The trio confront the Demon that killed Dean and Sam's mom only to find it leaping from person to person finally possessing their father almost forcing the boys to kill him. Driving the Demon out of their father the trio escape with the gun believing that they can still track down the creature, find out why it has harvested children with special psychic abilities and how it plans on using them in its "war" against humanity. Then a truck hits Dean's 1967 Impala. Sam is injured but alive and Dean is on the cusp of death with internal injuries. John makes a deal with the Devil or, in this case, the Demon they were pursuing--take his life for Dean's. Before he dies John whispers something to Dean which will resonate throughout the rest of the second season.
We get three commentary tracks on "In My Time of Dying" (director Kim Manners and actors Ackles & Padalecki), "What Is And Should Never Be" (writer Eric Kripe) and the first part of the season two finale "All Hell Breaks Loose" (Kripke, Manners and writer Sera Gamble) along with deleted/unaired scenes on three episodes.
"The Devil's Road Map" is exactly that; a map of the United States showing where each episode takes place in the country You can click on each spot and see material from John's book with writers like Whitley Striber discussing the various monsters. We also see behind-the-scenes footage of the writers/producers discussing the creation of various episodes such as "All Hell Breaks Loose". These are essentially featurettes on each episode and they are kind of cool. We also get Jared Padalecki's original screen test on videotape. The quality of the screen test is typical for home video cameras as it was really never intended to be shown. It's kind of cool to be able to contrast his first take on the character vs. the final performance from the pilot episode and subsequent character development over the course of two seasons.
We also get three "webisode" featurettes including "The Inside Scoop with Ivan Hayden/VFX Supervisor" discussing the visual effects of the show, the overall look of these effects and how he approaches integrating the visuals into the show. "Inside the Writer's Room" which also aired on the "Supernatural" website during season two features writer/creator/producer Kripke, writer/producer John Shiban and producer/writer/director Robert Singer where the trio point out that the show uses Urban folklore as the basis for most of their episodes. Sadly we can't see the board with story ideas behind them. We also get glimpses of some of the storyboards including plenty of clips from the second season. "The Inside Scoop with Chris Cooper" is the final webisode included and features the prop master for "Supernatural" who discusses "all the toys" that the cast use on the show. Cooper discusses some of the fun stuff he gets to create including the guns and devices that Dean & Sam use. The amusing gag reel rounds things out including a very funny scene where Padalecki has a practical joke played on him during shooting.
"Supernatural" looks extremely good overall with nice color reproduction and detail. There are some digital artifacts and the images do blur a bit when there is rapid action on screen (which could be due to the fact that the show is shot and mastered in HD although it largely captures the "look" of film) but on the whole the show looks quite good.
An exceptional second season with only a few dud episodes, I'd highly recommend the "Supernatural". The show has hip humor that manages to capture much of the fun elements that made "The X-Files" so memorable (and hard to reproduce as the failed but interesting "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" from 2005 demonstrated). As with the previous the discs are housed in a fold out case with a brief synopsis and credits for each episode.
Follow The Creepy Brick Road
Barry | 06/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Supernatural stormed onto the WB last season and was a rip roarin' thrill ride with amazing writing, mythology, and acting. With this second season, the series moved to it's new home on the CW, and the series continued to evolve and become even better and deeper. Season 2 of the series finds the Winchester Brothers continue to drive into a horrific tale every week, as well as trying to work out their own story arc, and to find that blasted yellow eyed demon. This year, we delve deeper into the characters of Sam and Dean, wonderfully played Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki. There are deeper layers to both, and the series' work on character development this year is phenomenal. Both brothers go thru the ringer emotionally, mentally, and physically this year, and the show doesn't cheat or let them or anyone else off the hook. The year starts off with "In My Time Of Dying", a pick up where we left off with last season's cliffhanger. Are the boys okay?. The car?. Dad?. A more subtle, less showy premiere. "Everybody Loves A Clown" gets back into season 1 territory with a creepy clown going after parents. Real creepy stuff. Some of the best episodes have to do with the show's mythology. "Hunted" is one of the strongest eps of the show ever. "Born Under A Bad Sign" antes up the pot dealing with Sam and what the yellow eyes demon has in store for him. "What Is And What Should Never Be" is one of the most emotional shows with Dean getting a look at what life would be like if they weren't hunters. The two part finale, "All Hell Breaks Loose", is rightfully titled. Amazing stuff. SN delivers two hysterical comedic episodes with "Tall Tales" and "Hollywood Babylon", the latter being stuffed with jokes, in-jokes, and Dean's nasty food habit. Other notable eps include "Croatoan", "Heart", and the great "Folsom Prison Blues". Linda Blair guest stars in "The Usual Suspects", a strong episode that brings to light what we've all probably wondered. How can they get away with these things and not get caught?. Creator/Producer Eric Kripke knows how to work the audience and to keep things real in an unrealistic word the Winchesters live in. Dean and Sam are who they are and their continuing development in this wonderful season progress naturaly. Both actors do some incredible work here, putting most other CW casts to shame. Any duds?. "Road Kill" was pretty standard, and I didn't care much for "Simon Said". Extras include JP's screen test, deleted scenes, gag reel, a featurette on the myths they use and a featurette on bringing an episode to life. With it's classic rock soundtrack, the impossible to ignore Dean Winchester, top notch horror writing and mythology, Supernatural continues to be the new supernatural/horror show to beat."
Best show on television
zillah975 | 07/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Supernatural is a show about family, loyalty, faith and doubt, and commitment to a cause and to one another, all wrapped in a terrifically acted, beautifully filmed, and gorgeously color-graded monster-of-the-week show. It's the best thing on television since Buffy or Firefly or X-Files, and as much as I adore and respect those shows (I own them all and am glad of it), in my opinion Supernatural is better than any of them. The entire cast does a flawless job, the relationships are both achingly complicated and refreshingly simple, and the writers don't shy away from hard questions or harder answers. Loyalty to your family trumps everything, and you don't have to save the world every week, just the people you can.