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Season two of Grimm starts filming today and is slated to premiere in August (The rumour is August 17). Our reviews will commence on August 23. Also, season two of Lost Girl on Syfy will move to Fridays at 10pm the week of July 20, when Eureka ends. At this point, we will move the Lost Girl reviews to Mondays and Supernatural reviews (if the CW hasn’t already moved the show to Wednesdays) to Fridays, in anticipation of the new season slot.
This week, we have spoilers for Supernatural:
Supernatural (Friday nights, 9pm, CW)
By Paula R. Stiles
It’s a slow news week for Supernatural, but we did get a new promotional poster, advertising the show’s new timeslot after Arrow. And, once again, many fans complained about that Oedipal snake.
There was also an Australia con with several guests (Misha Collins, Richard Speight Jr., Jim Beaver, Traci Dinwiddie, Corin Nemec) but no spoilerage. Also, Jensen Ackles trended Twitter for a while after he pulled out of the upcoming Paris con and asked his wife, Danneel Harris-Ackles, to post an apologetic letter on her Twitter explaining why. Jared Padalecki had already pulled out, citing familial commitments.
Late edit: This spoilery blurb from the latest issue of TV Guide probably will make a lot of fans unhappy, but keep in mind that it’s early days, yet.
TVMerch.com is now advertising three calendars. In addition to the main one, we’ve got a “brothers” theme and a “Supernatural cast” theme (Yes, that last one includes Castiel). They’re also advertising the 2012 main calendar free with only the cost of shipping and handling.
The Essential Supernatural: On the Road with Sam and Dean Winchester has had its publication date moved back to December 25, 2012. Another tie-in novel, Fresh Meat by Alice Henderson, has been listed with a publication date of November 13. And the season seven companion will be out on September 25.
Finally, ratings for the repeat of “Meet the Boss” were surprisingly good at 0.3/1 and 880 thousand in audience, though the finals did drop for the first time since last summer from a more robust 0.4/1 and one million-plus in the overnights. Still, it was number one in audience on the network this week and number two in the demo (The 9pm episode of America’s Next Top Model got a 0.4), even beating out original episodes of two shows. Also, the Live+7 ratings for “There Will Be Blood” rose from a 0.7 to 1.0.
So, with things so slow this week, let me get my wish list for next season out of the way:
- More procedural, less meta. That doesn’t necessarily mean MOTWs and it certainly doesn’t mean going back to season one (if last season’s attempts to regress to the womb were any indication), but it should mean a clear beginning, middle and end, and tight writing. Back off on the experiments that don’t work. And writers? Remember when you guys thought you were getting in touch with your Inner Smartass? I think you mistook that for your Inner Jackass. Please stop.
- STOP THE MISOGYNY. DITTO ON THE RACIAL STEREOTYPES (Kevin can still come back, though. Let’s prayer-circle that kid).
- Give the mytharc to your most popular character. Yes, I mean Dean Winchester. Sam has already had it for several years, so he’s hardly been neglected on that score. Anyway, what is the deal with not capitalising on Dean’s popularity? Get with the program, already.
- Give Sam a new character arc in which he has to react and grow to something external (preferably, someone else’s problem – Dean’s, even), not where something inside him once again means all he has to do is sit there passively and bemoan his accurséd fate. Screw that. If I have to watch Sam Done Come Back Wrong, Part 15, I will scream loudly enough to be heard at 4chan.
- Don’t bring Bobby back. For God’s sake, show, let that poor character rest in peace.
- Stop making Castiel a deus ex machina. He’s a solid, popular character who is capable of many other things. And stop throttling his friendship with Dean every five minutes. The Sam&Dean Bromance will survive Dean having other friends. Honest.
- Dean is in Monsterland. Leave him there for a while. And bring him back as feral as feral can be. Remember season two? Like that.
- Speaking of Dean and feral, stop writing a Princess speech for every new character Dean meets. I don’t mind in the least Dean’s drinking, depression, pill-popping, etc. I do mind how other characters have been written in response to it. Please, no more banjo-strummin’ Campbells, ‘kay?
- Stop Mary-Sueing new characters. Introduce them in one episode as normal people and then have them do really awesome and heroic stuff a few episodes later. I like to get to know characters before they turn insufferable.