Thursday, November 12, 2009

TV Review: Supernatural Season 1 Episodes 1-2

Pilot or Episode 1
Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki, "Gilmore Girls") and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles, "Smallville"), witness their mother's paranormal death as children and grow up trained to fight by a distraught father who wants nothing more than to hunt down the thing that killed his wife. Sam escapes to college to start a new, normal life, but gets pulled back in after Dean shows up on his doorstep to tell him their father is missing. Following clues from their father's eerie phone message, the boys travel to a small town and encounter a violent and vengeful spirit called the "Woman in White."

Episode 2
Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) follow the coordinates left in their father's journal and land in the middle of the woods where they investigate the disappearance of several campers. The two brothers soon learn they are dealing with a Wendigo, a creature made famous in Native America legends. A Wendigo is a former human whose cannibalism has transformed him into a creature with superhuman strength and speed that feasts on human flesh.
(Official WB description)

Review:I first heard about the series when it was shown in Studio 23 but I never got to watch it. It was only when my classmate in Cavite who showed me his Torrent downloads when I got hooked. I was surprised that like the superstitious here in the Philippines, the Winchester brothers uses salt as one of their weapons against the supernatural. They even know the magic circle. The magic circle is used by occultists.You can see that in occult sections of book stores. I can see that these practices are somehow universal. I thought the white lady folklore was only local. The Wendigo was also similar to aswangs here. That's why I always carry salt when I go to Cavite (Just kidding). The Winchester way of busting supernatural are much more cooler and down to earth.Supernatural is also being show on SciFi Channel here but I still wonder why because it's not even scifi.

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