Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Supernatural - Season 3 Holiday Special

  Supernatural – Season 3 Holiday special 
Judge all you want...Supernatural is a pretty kick ass show. Well at least the first five seasons were. Back at school like I've told before out of pure curiously I discovered this show along with all the hype behind it. Now for the wonderful month of December I decided to write a little post about the season three Christmas themed episode that honestly goes down as one of my favorites.

A Very Supernatural Christmas

PLOT - Sam and Dean follow the trail of an Anti-Claus when victims are apparently pulled up the chimney never to be seen again. After a lead goes nowhere, the Winchesters learn the Anti-Claus in in fact a pair of old pagan gods who have assimilated into society and have found a new way of getting their yearly sacrifices. 

LOWDOWN – Season 3 of Supernatural was honestly one of the best written. After just coming off the complete mind fuck of season two with it's epic finale, season three picks up with the haunting and important question that left viewers very unsettled when two left off. How in the world was Dean going to get out of his deal with the demon, which caused to save Sam's life and give Dean only one year to live until the hell hounds come to collect him. The whole season literary feels like a beat out the clock kind of thing. Dean who is truly the real star of the show now deals with a story arch which I think made his character. Time is running out and there's nothing his brother can go. Taking a brief break from that bleak storyline, the show had just begun to sorta poke fun at itself in making a Christmas special. First we're treated to a great old school late 70's/early 80's TV special logo along with a very creepy opening. The whole “anti Santa” was a great idea and I loved the ending twist within the two sweet old couple who say things like “Fudge!” and “Sweet Peter on a Popsicle stick!” Who would have ever known these two were blood thirsty killers. This was a great story line and yet again showed the whole magic trick in less is more. Who wasn't freaked out when the brothers finally pieced everything together and followed the clues back to the old couple's house only to stumble into their basement. The bloody bags and pieces of hair and flesh laying around were enough for me. With plenty of Christmas references, pretty good violence and gore for a TV show, and some down right classic moments, this is one of the best episodes of the season. I have to even admit, when they couple pulls Sam's nail out my stomach turned. One of the best scenes has to be when the unseen Santa sneaks into the house and knocks out the father stuffing him into a bag while his little boy watches horrified. For us fans we also get to see a little back story behind Sam and Dean and a sweet moment on how Dean got his necklace he wears through the show (which later serves a very important purpose.) I loved the ending bitter sweet moment with the two brothers celebrating Christmas the best way they can knowing this might very well be Dean's last holiday with the snow slowly falling on the Impala. So if you are or aren't a Supernatural fan I urge you to go check out this episode around the holidays. It has some great scenes, gore, and lines that you just can't help but forget. Plus you'll never look at Christmas decorations the same again! 


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