ROADTRIP: Vancouver, Supernatural set visit (April 21st)
It was our last day in Vancouver and we had completely given up hope of catching any Supernatural filming. So, on Monday morning, as we were visiting their previous filming locations in the Delta area (where many parts of the show were filmed, such as the crossroad scenes, Roadhouse exteriors and the gas station bit where Castiel first speaks to Dean), we accidentally bumped into a location sign..
Okay can I just say something really quick?
I really don’t understand the SPN fandom sometimes. People complain that we don’t have enough “monster of the week” episodes. The writers then add in a few extra “filler” episodes to quell that part of the fandom. Now people are saying that we have too many fillers and not enough myth arc.
People complain that women do not get enough screen time on the show. This encouraged Berens to write a lady-centric episode centered around the amazing Jody Mills, an awesome teenage girl, and a really well written lady villain. Now people are complaining to him on Twitter that the episode didn’t have enough of the boys and that they shouldn’t have spent so much time on the women?!
I’m sorry but it really seems like the writers can’t win no matter what they do?!
This is a very divided fandom. It has been for many years.
I do think the show makes some mistakes in terms of pacing. Sometimes there are some pretty poor MOTW episodes, sometimes long strings of them in a row. That means when you get near the end of the season and there are more MOTW episodes, then some fans are upset.
Some fans watch only for Dean and Sam. Some fans watch for Cas. Some for Cas, Dean and Sam. Some want to see stronger women. Some don’t want to see any women. Some just watch for Dean. Some just watch for Sam. Some watch for Crowley. Some hate myth arc episodes and see them as death to the show (especially if they involve angels). Others see myth arc episodes as the only true episodes.
I don’t mind having MOTW episodes this late in the season, because a properly paced myth arc can still have breaks until near the end. One of my favorite episodes, in my second favorite season, is “Hollywood Babylon,” which is near the end of season 2. Did it ruin the pacing or the quality of the end of season 2? Not at all.
I think this season some fans feel that the story hasn’t gotten going and they can’t invest for that reason. I’ve enjoyed more than I haven’t this season, but I can understand their view.
My only advice is to try to ignore stuff in fandom that upsets you (I know it’s not easy to do, believe me), and try to support, on here or Twitter or what have you, what you want to see, and ideally, they will focus on more of that. I know it’s hard and it sometimes feels like you’re the only one who feels that way. Hell, I even got Twitter recently to try to make my voice heard more with the show, and I hate Twitter.
All you can do is hope they keep having what you want to see and that others won’t take that part of the show away from you.
people say they need a MOTW, it means they want to see a hilarious and mind-blowing stand alone episode. And people say there are too many filer episodes, it means mythology episodes have led nowhere.
True #supernatural spin-off I want. Jody and Garth
Supernatural: Sioux Falls
Then we could see Jody and Garth team play.