Supernatural (seasons 5-15)
Supernatural is an American television series created by Eric Kripke. It was first broadcast on September 13, 2005, on The WB, and subsequently became part of successor The CW's lineup. Starring Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, the series follows the two brothers as they hunt demons, ghosts, monsters, and other supernatural beings.
The first four seasons were well-received, and so were these seasons, but were dismissed by fans due to its out-of-focus of its premise.
Why These Seasons Suck
- Starting with the fifth season, everything you loved about the series, involving the whole "paranormal investigation with a twist" is all gone, and by that, it means everything about the series is gone. It's now literally an "apoclyptic" drama involving the two notable brothers having to deal with a religious war between angels and demons, which has absolutely nothing to do with the series, yet it retains the name.
- That would be like having How I Met Your Mother turning into an action series with little to no humor but yet retaining the "comedy" genre.
- Even though there are still some episodes involving the two hunting paranormal things, around its eleventh or twelveth season, no episodes revolving the normal premise have ever been made.
- This is also one of the biggest examples of jumping the shark.
- Sam and Dean have swapped personalities. Originally, Sam was the serious one who takes paranormal investigations seriously and does whatever he can, while Dean was cocky and sarcastic. Now, it's the opposite. Sam is now the cocky one while Dean is the serious one.
- It introduces Castiel, an angel who sides with Sam and Dean. He is a very...very...very boring character that while serving some major plot-points, even then, he's basically a statue, not showing any emotion, and has no backstory on him. In fact, some episodes, if you write him off, it won't affect anything.
- The episode, The One You've Been Waiting For, is extremely offensive. To put it off this way, the entire thing is literally all about Adolf Hitler. His supporters of the 21st century manage to obtain his soul and transfer it to a body. Once Dean kills Hitler's new body, he literally says "I killed Hitler!" and is proud of that.
- It also ruins the history of Hitler. In reality, Hitler commits suicide after his defeat in World War II. In here, someone whispers to his ear before killing himself, which convinces Hitler to not commit suicide. Because of this, Hitler lives and dies later on without involving suicide.
- Eric Kripke actually wanted to end the show at season 5, but thanks to huge fan-service and executive meddling, he was forced to continue the show for a whopping amount of 10 more seasons, making seasons 6 and onward unnecessary.
- On topic of introducing new characters and offensive topics, it literally even introduces God as a character, Chuck Shurley. To make it worse, He's seen as an enemy and somehow more evil than Lucifer (another villain of the show). He's even portrayed as vulnerable and even has His own sister, Amara. Yes, God has a sister in this show! This led to many religious people offended and said people actually even boycotting and no longer fans of the show.
- In the pilot episode, we see Sam and Dean's mother killed by a fire. Around these seasons, their mom is actually seen alive and has appeared in some episodes before magically disappearing. This is another jump-the-shark moment that this show did for ratings bait.
- Before the eleventh or twelveth seasons, the show still has some episodes involving the 2 hunting paranormal activites.
- It actually had a crossover with Scooby-Doo. That, too, is also a good episode.
While the first four seasons were acclaimed and spawned a massive fanbase, Supernatural has now been seen as a series that's outstayed its welcome by fans. The show's popularity has also even declined due to it now being boring and unimpressive, also because of its controversies.