Top Ten Television Crushes

Have I done one of these already? If so, I don’t care because I am doing another one! My list has certainly evolved the past few months with some pretty awesome and fine gentlemen working their way in! As I’m writing this the post is threatening to turn into a novel, so sorry for the long one!!

Special mentions:

Luke Danes – Scott Patterson, Gilmore Girls

Jon Snow – Kit Harrington, Game of Thrones

Jax Teller – Charlie Hunnam, Sons of Anarchy

Chuck Bass – Gossip Girl

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Jess Mariano – Milo Ventimiglia, Gilmore Girls

Character rating: 8/10

Smoky factor: 8/10

Final Score: 16/20

Jess comes in at number 10 because he is the perfect bad boy that every girl should have once in her life. He is not always good to Rory and his problems in life keeps him back, but later on in the story his character becomes extremely satisfying to see succeed.

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Seely Booth – David Boreanz, Bones

Character rating: 8/10

Smoky factor: 8/10

Final Score: 16/20

I LOVVEEE Bones. The show is good and takes place in a lab which, as it is part of my career world, I enjoy immensely (although the drinking and eating around human remains… nope).

Booth is so damn fine. The height, the size, the character, just take me now. I have a big thing for the whole injured soldier story so that factors in really well too.

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8.

Damon Salvatore – Ian Somerhalder, Vampire Diaries

Character rating:  7.5/10

Smoky factor: 9/10

Final Score: 16.5/20

I’ve only seen the first three seasons and I’m not that interested in seeing the rest because season three is already rather boring, but the main attraction of that show is Damon Salvatore. He is comfortable with his nature and doesn’t whine as much as his brother. Also, the eyes of Ian Somerhalder, paired with the black hair and that fuck-it-all attitude. Win.

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7.

Robb Stark – Richard Madden, Game of Thrones

Character rating: 8/10

Smoky factor: 8.5/10

Rating: 16.5/20

SOB. He was everything until George Martin was George Martin and killed him off. I’ve noticed that GoT has the same route – endear a character to the watcher/reader, and then pop him. Rob, with his curly hair, his kingly nature and his impulsive streak (that lead to said popping) made such a good character. Richard Madden was a great attribute to the show – looky wise, acting wise and execution of the storyline. He is sorely missed.

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6.

Tom Branson – Allen Leech, Downton Abbey

Character rating: 8.5/10

Smoky factor: 8.5/10

Final Score: 17/20

Tom Branson is initially introduced into Downton as a depiction of the unrest that was very much real in the middle and lower classes in Britain in the 1920s. Tom is adorable in his outspokenness and opinions and his fearless determination to give his opinion. His love story with Sybil is so romantic and fun because it is seen as inappropriate.

I love Tom. He is a good man and can see how the upper class isn’t all that bad although he disagrees with the class system. His grief at Sybil’s death had me so upset because it was done so well. His love for his young daughter and his determination to make life good for her.Just YES.

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5.

Khal Drogo – Jason Momoa, Game of Thrones

Character rating: 7.5/10

Smoky factor: 10/10

Final Score: 17.5/20

If this post was based solely on characters Khal Drogo would probably have been lower on the list. His character is cool but let’s face it – even though the love story between him and Khaleesi eventually becomes so beautiful it causes physical pain, the start of their sexual relationship is not at all consensual (at least in the series)

So it is thus the looks department that brings Khal Drogo in at number five on this list. He is so hot. All that muscle and manliness and the little scar above the eye and his looks and everything

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4.

Dean Winchester – Jensen Ackles, Supernatural

Character rating: 8.5/10

Smoky factor: 9/10

Final Score: 17.5/20

Ah Dean. Supernatural is such a great show (until season 5) and I’ve been scared plenty of times watching it. We all know who the better Winchester brother is. Sam Winchester is the most annoying crying baby that any show has had (apart from Carrie Matheson in Homeland). Dean however, is everything. HE is strong and resilient and such a good brother and smoking hot. His taste in music, his taste in cars, clothing and food. Everything just wins where Dean is concerned!

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3.

Peter Quinn – Rupert Friend, Homeland

Character rating:9/10

Smoky factor: 8.5/10

Final Score: 17.5/20

This could really be a list of my favorite shows too, as far as the numbering is currently going! I really enjoy Homeland and even though I find the drama, especially in Season 4, very much like a war propaganda from the US, I think the show is really well produced and the characters extremely well written. Carrie Matheson is the bane of everyone’s existence, not just mine, so the show’s quality relies on the supporting cast and the story.

Peter Quinn came to Homeland in Season 2 but never really received the proper character development he deserved. Every season would start off with some introduction on his life and extraordinary work skills and then just fade as Carrie’s crying face got all the attention.

Season 4 finally really starts to focus on Quinn, and although I retched when his feelings for Carrie came out into the open, I really enjoyed that he got more screen time.

Quinn is efficient and loyal and dedicated to his team, all of the things which Carrie is not. When he goes into avenging mode, it is damn hot and I just want to jump through the screen. I enjoy the many layers the character has and how he struggles with many of the decisions his superiors make.

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2. 

Sherlock Holmes – Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock

Character rating: 9/10

Smoky factor: 9.5/10

Final Score: 18.5/20

Sherlock comes in a close second on the favorite characters list. He is so intelligent and quirky and Benedict Cumberbatch brings the legendary sleuth to the screen in the way that no person could have thought possible. The three seasons are all highly entertaining, the banter between Sherlock and Watson is sharp and acerbic and the chemistry onscreen between Cumberbatch and Freeman contributes to the enormous success of the show. The story is sharp and layered and excellently written and produced. However, without Cumberbatch this show would have been really good, but I don’t think that it would have been as excellent. His unique features and nature brings the character to life – no one will ever be Sherlock as well again as he. Then there are Cumberbatch’s eyes and that voice that just kills me. (The hair and his height and his trench coats too)

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1.

Matthew Crawley – Dan Stevens, Downton Abbey

Character rating: 10/10

Smoky factor: 9/10

Final Score: 19/20

Matthew Crawley has forever ruined television crushes for me, because no one will ever be able to compete against him and walk away the victor. I don’t always go for blonde haired guys, so when I do, you must KNOW that it is for character reasons as well as looks. Matthew really perfected my standards here. His character is amazing. He is kind and compassionate in situations where it wouldn’t be unfair of him to lose his temper. He goes through so much in the show and he remains this gentle soul. I love everything about him and I can’t see myself ever giving this spot away to anyone else.

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Halloween Week: Five Things Friday: Scary Supernatural Episodes

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So, boohoo, the scariest month of the year is drawing to a close. I never thought I would get so into getting jumping out of my skin, but these past few years I have been having such fun with Halloween parties I realised I did need to see some horrors as well, if only for the whole experiencing new things in 2014 mission.

Well, I did, but not nearly enough! I watched The Woman in Black, a movie who made me question my belief that all horrors are low budget and badly done. I LOVED this movie really, and it gave me some exceptional chills. The other Horror/Thriller I stumbled across was Cry Wolf, and although it didn’t scare me a bit, I had some fun watching it!

This year for Halloween we are having a movie marathon at a friend’s house, so you can rest assured I will be reviewing some horrors in November. (PS: It’s effing NOVEMBER, folks)

Today’s Five things post revolves around one of my favorite series out there, Supernatural. I am not going to lie, I only watched until season 5, because my beloved trustworthy informants let me know that anything from season 6 would not make me the happiest bug out there. So without further ado, here are some very jumpity jump moments Supernatural gave poor innocent me:

Season 1, Episode 10 (Asylum)

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rating 3Season one was the absolute best, a season where no supernatural element got repeated twice and the producers had a truckload of things to explore. This season is solid enough and Azazel evil enough to make you tune in for more each time.

In Asylum, Dean and Sam travel to Illinois to investigate the Roosevelt Asylum a place where criminally insane patients were locked up. The boys quickly realize that the patients weren’t treated particularly through ethical approved methods, and they all hated one particular doctor intensely. They establish rather quickly that the place is indeed haunted, but naturally everything is not as it seems and they find out that most of the ghosts aren’t as malicious as the look, and  and some of them just want their peace but are trapped in this world.

Rating: 3/5 Scares

Not in any way the scariest or the strangest of the series, but Asylum works really well because it explores something that is actually quite scary in itself – a place where mentally ill people are kept. That doctor freaked me out, and the whole episode was shot in such a way that the suspense and intrigue kept building.

Season 2, Episode 6 (No Exit)

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rating 4Jo, the daughter of Ellen, a lady whose husband hunted with Sam and Dean’s father, gets it into her head to investigate the disappearance of blond girls in an apartment building in Philadelphia.

Jo is blonde, and that makes her the best target for the ghost of H H Holmes, America’s first serial killer, and she is quickly locked up with his other victims, in boxes waiting to waste to death. Sam and Dean, particularly motivated by Ellen’s threats, race against time to find Jo before she dies, and find a way to keep Holmes at bay since they can’t burn his remains.

Rating: a YUCK EWW GRRR 4/5

This wasn’t the freakiest ever, until Holmes started peering through holes and coffins and leering at those girls. I have never been happier to be a brunette, let me tell you. I was jumping around when he peered through those wooden crates and his entire manner was just too much for me. YEUGH.

Season 2, Episode 16 (Roadkill)

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Roadkill entertains us with the story of a young woman who wakes up to find out she has been in an accident, and a man is hunting her. Sam and Dean are there to save the day, and even tries to help find her missing husband and car, which seems to have disappeared.  It doesn’t sound very scary right? Just another Supernatural episode where we can look at the delectable Dean and the homely Sam (not even sorry, I just don’t like the whiney brat).

WELL here is one of the defining moments in Supernatural for me: One night I was watching series on my tablet in my bed, just like any other twenty first centurion (can I even phrase it like that?) spending precious sleeping hours on shows and then Roadkill began. It was good and eery but not very scary all in all. Then that damn ghost jumped through the window on one scene and I LET MY TABLET FALL FLAT ON MY FACE, jumped out of bed and stuttered like a lunatic. It is the biggest miracle I didn’t throw my tablet against the closest wall, let me tell you, it was very close. My little sister witnessed it and naturally had to tell the entire world what she saw, and I have never lived down that story with my family or friends, so I am sharing it on here today so that you all can have another giggle with me. The best part is it was so obvious what was going to happen, and when it did I still had the biggest jump ever. Well done, producers, well done.

Rating: 5/5 for sheer damn surprise

Season 2, Episode 20 (What Is and What should never be)

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In What Is and What should never be Dean is hunting a Djinn. He nearly catches him but the Djinn manages to send Dean to an dream world where everything is how Dean secretly wants his life to be. He is married to a beautiful woman, his mother is alive and active in his life, and he and Sam are brothers who are merely brothers and not completely dependent on each other as they are forced to be.

It is a rather sad episode, because Dean is and will always be my favorite Winchester brother and I really think he deserves more than life has delt him (taking care of the whiney whiney Sam Winchester).That aside, I thought the Djinn was unique, well created and very freaky. The story was excellently developed and had a good angle, because the Djinn’s power came from leaving you in your perfect world while he was busy destroying you in actual reality.

Rating: a YUCK EWW GRRR 3/5

Season 3, Episode 2 (The Kids are Alright)

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Dean and Sam finds themselves in Indiana, where Dean meets one of his lady loves again. She has a very charming child, who is eerily like Dean and makes him briefly question the kid’s parentage. However, Lisa assures him that the kid is not his, but there is still something very wrong in town. Adults keep dying and children keep acting weirder and weirder, and they soon discover Changelings, creatures that takes over the bodies of children and feeds on their parents.

rating 4   Rating: 4/5: a nice scary yuck all in all as well as a nasty one.

The Changeling’s mouths/faces!!!!!!! FML never again. I really did like the kid, as well as Lisa and could really see how hard it must have been for Dean to leave her behind and follow in his father’s footsteps. BUT THANKS SUPERNATURAL FOR MAKING CHILDREN ALL THE CREEPIER. Like it was more necessary.

Hope you enjoyed my list, and let me know which moments in Supernatural gave you the heeby-jeebies.

5 Things Friday: 5 of the most Villainy Villains on Television

Happy Friday! Pardon my temporary radio silence of yesterday, but I am back in action today with some villains on the small screen that was excellently done. Enjoy!

King Joffrey Baratheon – Game of Thrones

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The expletives that come to mind to describe this rugrat cannot be repeated on this blog. I am pretty sure the internet will break if I truly describe him, so;

$#@$#@$@%^$#!!!!

Plainly put, he is cruel and weak and a coward hiding behind his mother’s skirt, a little incest-bred shithead without any morals.

I HATE HIM. I can admire villains if they serve their own purpose, but he isn’t serving anyone but himself. He has no pride for his Kingdom except what it can offer him.

Red John – The Mentalist

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I was apprehensive to start Mentalist season 6 because I would have been so unimpressed if they did not reveal Red John. These fears were unfounded because the build-up during season five and the first few episodes of six was brilliantly done and when they finally showed him I was truly impressed with how it went down.

I will not reveal his identity because I do not suck that way, but Red John is one of the most brilliantly created villains ever. He is intelligent and capable of staying incognito, and has a finger in many law enforcement pies that keeps him in the loop. He is also one of the few people that have ever been able to play a game with Patrick Jane, and pulled one on him many times. Red John, ultimately was so surprising and incredibly well played out, and the man himself was highly entertaining.

The Yellow eyed demon – Supernatural

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I have some beef with this guy – if he hadn’t killed Sam’s mom, Sam wouldn’t have become such a whiney brat and Dean would have had a much less infuriating life. BUT, without the YED, Supernatural wouldn’t have been because John Winchester would never have started hunting.

I liked the YED, how he had such big plans and how he worked over spans of years – he never rushed his ideas and waited patiently for Sam to grow. He always stayed in the shadows and was so difficult to find and Sam and Dean’s hunt for him was very frustrating at stages. He was the perfect antagonist right up until he was killed.

Klaus Mikaelson – Vampire Diaries

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I know plenty of people see Vampire Diaries as a wimp-show, but there are moments that are actually highly entertaining and scary. The first season was really well done, but the inclusion of Klaus Mikaelson in season two was absolutely fantastic. He is such an entertaining, layered and smart-ass villain, and his development from the cold and cruel goal-orientated hybrid to something a bit more lovable was one of the best plot developments of the story.

Victoria and Conrad Grayson – Revenge

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Season one of Revenge was so gripping, and although they lost the plot a bit in season two, Victoria and Conrad Grayson remain despicable and compelling. They are both so self-serving and spoilt, and they are such a huge part in Emily’s broken psyche that you cannot help but hate them.

Who is your favourite villain? Feel free to drop a comment 🙂

 

Five things Friday: 5 Male Characters in a series who kicks ass while looking DAMN fine

It’s Friday, folks!

I really liked compiling last week’s five female characters who kick ass on the small screen, so today I am bringing you this: 5 Male Characters in a series who kicks ass while looking DAMN fine

Jax Teller, Sons of Anarchy, played by Charlie Hunnam

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I was so happy when CH dropped out of the 50 Shades of Grey movie. Whether it was voluntary or they forced him, starring in that shit would have damaged how much I love Jax Teller.

SOA messes with your mind a lot because you are on the criminal’s side and JT even more because you are vouching for a man that is basically a murdering gangster with questionable morals.

However, I love how badass JT is. He is gorgeous to look at and he has such an attitude that I find extremely appealing. I like that he is at the most basic level actually a man with deep love for the people closest to him and how protective he can be when someone messes with his nearest and dearest.

Dean Winchester, Supernatural, played by Jensen Ackles

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Ah, Dean. He is without a doubt the most appealing of the Winchester brothers. I hated the whiney Snotbag Sam Winchester and how Dean always had to clean up after him. I love Dean’s dedication to his job and his family, his music, clothes and food, his Impala and his courage to never stop moving.

I think Jensen Ackles was excellently cast as Dean Winchester. He was one of the only characters in the show I constantly had sympathy for and rooted for.

Special Agent Seeley Booth, Bones, played by David Boreanaz

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Some characters you support because of their looks and some because of who they are. There is absolutely nothing wrong with how Booth looks, but it is mostly his character that got him on this list. I enjoy his relationship with Bones and how he protects her but understands that she is independent and needs to do some things on her own. I find his hero complex endearing and how he always needs to be there for the people in his life.

Harvey Specter, Suits, played by Gabriel Macht

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It is the suits and the education and work ethic and that hairstyle that would have looked absolutely stupid on anyone else. He is hardworking and very dedicated to the people around him and is okay with lifting himself up. Harvey Specter makes Suits amazing – I think all the other characters just pale in comparison.

Patrick Jane, The Mentalist, played by Simon Baker

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He is without one of the most layered, complex characters on television. I thoroughly enjoy that attitude that gets him slapped ever so often, the dedication to finding his wife’s killer, and his own killer instinct when it comes to people bullshitting police investigations. Simon Baker was as well cast as Jane as Robert Downey Jnr. is cast as Iron Man – they both bring something essential to their characters that just make everything more believable.

5 Things Friday: 5 shows to watch

Happy Friday the 13th!

This week was horrible. Imagine everything going wrong, and then going wrong again. We have had our generator fail at work (a big problem when the lab’s freezers can’t keep samples frozen), pipes had burst, birds attacked people by flying through the shaft, which held the bursting pipe – it was that kind of week.

Watching series always makes me feel better. It is so much easier dealing with other people’s problems than our own, even if they are fictional. Here are 5 of the best shows I have watched this year.

The Mentalist Season Four

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At the end of season three, Patrick shoots and kills the man he suspects of being Red John. Season Four starts with his arrest, and his quest to become free again. How will Patrick get out of trouble this time?

It wouldn’t be on my list if I didn’t think the show was good, but I really enjoyed this one. It is fantastically intelligent and entertaining, and they even manage to keep the cases fresh. I enjoyed the inclusion of Luther Wainwright. Finally a person on Patrick’s intellectual level! Speaking of Patrick, how phenomenal is Simon Baker in his portrayal?

Without giving away too much, I just want to say I hope Season Five brings some closure to many parts of the storyline. The show is in danger of becoming very stretched out if some plots don’t close down.

The Carrie Diaries Season One

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The only new series on this list, The Carrie Diaries was much more enjoyable than I would have expected. Truly, it is extremely frivolous, so it is great to watch on a day where you just don’t want to think.

The show revolves around the teenager Carrie Bradshaw, the main character in the very successful Sex and the City franchise.

The second season needs to have a more structured sequence of events, and a real storyline. A little more originality wouldn’t hurt as well.

The Carrie Diaries is a good, entertaining and short series, but if you seek something more complex, I wouldn’t recommend it.

Sons of Anarchy Season One and Two (I freaked out it is so good)

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Read reviews here and here.

I made the huge mistake of watching episode one of season three while on my stationery bike at home. I nearly fell off. I am not capable of being emotionally detached from it. It is shocking, amoral and violent, but the suspense keeps me going back for more each time. Every episode is jam packed with drama, and you simply can’t stop.

Obviously, I love it. Go watch it.

Supernatural Season Three

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The favorite Winchester boys return and they desperately search for a way to save Dean’s soul. On the way they hunt and kill demons, vampires, werewolves and pretty much every supernatural creature they can find.

I have only watched until season three so far, and I am still impressed with how the show is created and presented. Even though the show is relatively serious, the team still manages to bring humor to it.

I am perpetually irritated with Sam, but his character is an essential part of the show, and Dean has lost too much to lose his brother as well.

Season three is a short season, so it can be a quick watch. The series ended as I expected it would, but the end made it possible for season four to start with a bang (I hope)

Pretty Little Liars Season Three

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It is the one show I never expected to like, but I devoured season one and two. They were both brilliant, but season three struck me as mediocre. It is one of those shows that needs to reach a conclusion, but never does. It seems silly to take the girls to university with A still stalking them, but it would seem if they don’t find him/her by season Four, the show is going to go down the drain.

The show is entertaining and suspenseful, but it seems to follow the structure of season one and two, and they only add in a few more villains.

This is definitely a girl show, so if you are one, you will enjoy some of it.

Have you watched any of these shows? Which other ones would you recommend?

Series Review: Supernatural Season 2

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CONTAINS SPOILERS

My previous experiences with series’ based primarily on the supernatural have been more in line with Vampire Diaries. When my friend recommended that I watch Supernatural, I initially thought I would watch a few episodes and then it would phase out for me. I have to admit that I have rarely been this impressed with a series.

Supernatural revolves around the lives of two demon hunters, brothers Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles). In season two their focus is tracking down the Yellow Eyed Demon Azazel, who is responsible for the deaths of their parents. Azazel visited Sam as a child, like many other children, giving him the ability to see into the future, and killed Sam’s mother when she caught him in the act.

The first episode opens with Sam, Dean and their father John in the hospital after a car crash caused by Azazel’s henchmen. John (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Sam only sustain minor injuries, but Dean lies dying in a coma. Meanwhile, Dean has an out-of-body-experience where he walks through the hospital as a “ghost”. He witnesses a Reaper taking people away as they die, and he himself is visited by the Reaper. Dean is saved from death when his father trades in his own life in exchange for Dean’s. John dies after whispering something in his eldest son’s ear.

After the cremation of their father, Sam and Dean struggle to deal with their loss. They continue to work as demon hunters, and end up at Harvelle’s Roadhouse, a place frequented with hunters. They meet Ellen and Jo Harvelle and the highly intelligent Ash, who uses his skills to track demons. Dean and Sam investigate the murders of visitors of a carnival, and discover that a demon of Hindu mythology takes the form of a clown and then murders the parents of the children who invite them into their homes. While not appearing as a clown, the demon takes the form of a blind knife thrower. They kill the demon with a brass pipe. Afterwards Dean starts to deal with the loss of his father by beating up his beloved Impala.

In the next episode the brothers investigate cattle mutilations and find that is was vampires who chose to live off the blood of cattle rather than humans. They meet another hunter, Gordon Walker, and Ellen warns them that Gordon is dangerous. Sam is taken captive by the vampires, and learns that they are reformed, and do not kill humans. Sam tries to convince Dean that the vampires should be left in peace, but Gordon starts to torture the vampire to prove that they remain evil creatures. Gordon tempts the vampire with Sam’s blood, but after she refuses, Sam and Dean save her and leave Gordon behind after tying him up.

The boys visit their mother’s grave to bury their father’s dog tags, and they become suspicious when they notice that the ground surrounding another grave is completely dead. They discover that a woman named Angela Mason had been brought back from the dead as a Zombie, and are busy killing everyone who wronged her as a mortal. They kill her with a silver stake. Dean apologizes to Sam for his behavior and reveals his troubles with dealing with his father’s death.

Sam has a vision where he sees a man committing a murder-suicide, and Ash helps them track Andy Gallagher. Andy’s mother died in the same way as Sam and Dean’s, and they head over to Guthrie where they manage to prevent the man committing crime, but is unable to stop committing suicide. They learn that Andy has mind-controlling abilities, and that his twin brother, Ansen is responsible, not Andy. Ansen almost kills Andy’s ex-girlfriend, but is killed by Andy. Sam starts to worry that he will end up evil, as everyone like him does eventually, but Dean assures him that he won’t allow that to happen.

After Ellen refuses to allow Jo to investigate the disappearances of blond women in an apartment building, Sam and Dean head to Philadelphia to investigate. Jo secretly follows them and offers her help. They realize the ghost of America’s first serial killer H.H. Holmes is behind the disappearances, and Jo is taken captive by him. They find Jo and other victims in a sewer system under the building and free those alive. They trap the spirit with salt and seal the chamber’s entrance with concrete. Jo reunites with the furious Ellen, and she reveals that Jo’s father died while hunting with John Winchester.

Next, the brothers travel to Baltimore to investigate murders. They are arrested on a previous (false) murder charge of Dean, where a shape shifter impersonated him. Sam manages to escape. One of the detectives, Diana Ballard (played by Linda Blair) sees the apparition of a murdered woman, and sets out to help Sam track the missing heroin dealer when Dean’s insists. The spirit leads them to her body, so that she can be burned and laid to rest, and upon the retrieval of the corpse they find a necklace incrementing Diana’s partner, Pete Sheridan. Pete drives Dean from the police station planning to kill him to clear his own name, but is tracked down by Sam and Diana, and admits to killing the woman and the lawyer and his wife. The spirit distracts him, and Diana kills Pete. She lets Dean and Sam go and tells them to continue saving people.

When Sam and Dean find out that hellhounds are behind an alleged suicide, they realize that the man sold his soul to a crossroads demon in change for success. They track down another man, who made a deal with the demon to cure his wife from cancer and now he is being hunted. Sam stays behind to protect him, and Dean sets out to summon the demon. He traps her, and only releases her when she sets the man free from his terrible fate. She does so, but taunts Dean by revealing that John is suffering in hell.

Sam has a premonition of Dean killing a man, and they travel to Riversgrove to find out what is going on. They soon find that al communication has been cut off, and that the town’s people won’t allow anyone to leave. They head to the doctor’s office, where she tells them that the town’s people are infected with a sulfur containing virus. They deduce that it is a demonic plague, and when one of the nurses become violent because of the plague, Dean kills her, but she has already infected Sam. Sam proves miraculously immune to the virus, and they are able to leave town.

Dean finally reveals that on the night their father died, John told him that he either had to save Sam, or kill him. They head to the roadhouse to try and find more psychic children like Sam, and end up finding Scott Carey, who had been murdered the previous month.  They meet Ava Wilson, who, like Sam, is able to see into the future, and predicted Scott’s death. She “sees” Sam being killed in an explosion, and it turns out that the crazy demon hunter Gordon is behind it. Sam nearly dies, but is saved once again by Dean, but then Dean is taken captive by Gordon. Sam saves Dean, and Gordon is arrested when the police find him. The brothers goes to check that Ava is fine, but find that her fiancé has been murdered and she is gone, probably taken by the demon.

During the next episode Sam and Dean investigate murders at the Piermont Inn. It is run by Susan, a single mother, who lives there along with her ill mother (Susan) and young daughter Tyler. Tyler has an imaginary friend, Maggie, who turns out to be the ghost behind all the murders. They discover that Maggie is the ghost of Susan’s deceased sister who died as a child.  Susan had been practicing hoodoo to keep her away, but Maggie had returned after Susan became too ill to practice it anymore. Maggie attacks Rose, and Rose is saved by Sam and Dean. When Maggie tries to kill Tyler, Susan offers up her life to save Tyler.

Sam and Dean head to Wisconsin to investigate some robbery-suicides.  A former guard thinks it is a Mandroid (half man, half machine), but the brothers realize that it is once again a shape shifter causing havoc. They manage to locate the next target, and head to the bank to try and catch the shape shifter. Hell breaks loose when the security guard arrives to capture his “man-droid”, and takes the people hostage inside the bank. Sam and Dean employ Ron’s help, but before they can catch the shape shifter it morphs into someone else. Ron is killed by the police when he moves out into the open. FBI Agent Victor Henriksen arrives at the scene, telling Dean that the SWAT team will swarm the place inside an hour. Sam and Dean kill the shape shifter, and manage another miraculous escape when they get away by posing as SWAT members.

In Providence, when murderers claim that they were sent by angels to do so; Sam and Dean find that the victims weren’t exemplary citizens, and they set out to find if there is any connection. They find the common link is a shared church, and find out that one of the priests were killed outside the church. Dean is a skeptic to whether it really is an angel, and he summons the spirit of the priest. The spirit believes him an angel, but another priest convinces him otherwise and puts his soul to rest. Dean finally considers the presence of God when he witnesses a man being impaled in a truck after Dean chased him when he attacked a woman.

Dean finds Sam covered in blood after being missing for a week, and discovers he murdered another hunter. Sam runs away from Dean after knocking him out, and tracks down Jo where she is working in a bar. He plays mind games with her, but Dean arrives before he seriously injures her. Afterwards, Sam goes to visit a friend of their father’s, Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver). Bobby traps Sam when he gives Sam beer to drink that has been laced with holy water, and together with Dean they force the demon to leave Sam’s body.

Bobby helps Sam and Dean identify a Pagan trickster that is loose on a college campus in Springfield. They find that the trickster is the janitor, and he fakes his own death and escapes.

Next, they meet a woman, Molly, whose husband is missing after they crashed in the road to miss hitting a man. The man chases after her, and she meets the Winchesters on the road, begging them to help her. After a while, they reveal to her that they are chasing the spirit of Jonah Greely, and burn his corpse when they find it. They tell Molly that her husband is alive and well, and that he has married again, because she is also a ghost. After accepting that she is indeed dead, she moves on.

The brothers head to San Francisco to investigate werewolf attacks, and meets Madison, a secretary to the latest victim. They suspect her obsessive ex-boyfriend Kurt of being the werewolf when she discloses his violent streak. Dean searches for the werewolf, and Sam stays with Madison to protect her, ignoring their attraction. That night, Madison becomes a werewolf and injures Dean while she tries to kill her ex-boyfriend. They realize that Madison knows nothing of her nightly activities, and attempts to save her when they find out that it is possible for a werewolf to be saved if his sire dies. They kill the man who turned her, and when Madison doesn’t turn into a werewolf the following night, she and Sam sleep together. She later turns again, and when she realizes that she hasn’t changed, and begs Sam to kill her.

The Winchesters head to the set of a horror film to investigate the killings there. They find out that a slighted screen writer put Latin summoning rituals in the film’s script, and are summoning the dead through it. They confront him, but he is killed when the spirits turn on him in anger for what he has forced them to do.

During their next supernatural hunting stint, Sam and Dean purposely get locked up in prison to find a ghost. Agent Henriksen shows up again and tries to extradite them. Their public defender believes in their innocence, but says that they can only stall the extradition for a week. Dean is attacked by the vengeful spirit, and they find out from another inmate that she is Nurse Glockner, who used to kill infirmary patients. Dean convinces the public defender to find out where she is buried, and after escaping, they head to the cemetery to burn her corpse.  Their informant gives false information to Henriksen, and the FBI heads to the wrong cemetery and Sam and Dean escapes.

During the third last episode of the season, Dean is attacked by a djinn, and finds himself in a world where everything is perfect. His mother is alive, Sam’s girlfriend is still alive, he himself is married, and his father died a natural death. Even though Dean enjoys his new found happiness, he is haunted by a young woman. He discovers the djinn’s lair, and forces himself to return to the real world where Sam saves him.

In All hell breaks loose, Part 1, Sam is taken captive by the yellow eyed demon and left in an abandoned town. There he meets Andy and Ava again, along with Lily and Jake Talley. Dean and Bobby head over to the roadhouse to find clues, but find it burnt to the ground, along with Ash’s ashes, and Ellen nowhere to be found. Andy, who has mind controlling abilities, is able to tell Dean of Sam’s location through telepathy. Sam is visited in a dream by the demon, who tells him that they have all been bought together with one purpose: the last survivor gets to lead Azazel’s army. He shows Sam many things; like how his mother and girlfriend died. Afterwards, Ava reveals how evil she had become by setting a demon loose on Lily and Andy. Jake kills her, and then attacks Sam in distrust, but Sam manages to knock him unconscious. Bobby and Dean arrive, and see how Sam is killed by Jake.

In the last episode, the devastated Dean sells his soul to a crossroads demon in exchange for Sam’s resurrection, and is given one year to live before the collection of his soul. Ellen arrives at Bobby’s house, and after she proves that she isn’t a demon, she gives them a map that Samuel Colt, the creator of the only gun that can kill Azazel, created a giant devil’s trap using railway lines. Jake goes to the center of the trap, where an old cowboy cemetery is, and opens a doorway to hell. Sam kills Jake, but it is too late – the demons climb out. Azazel enters, and tries to kill Sam and Dean, who is now in possession of the Colt gun again. Azazel gets the gun again, but when he tries to kill them, the ghost of John Winchester appears and the distraction causes Dean to get possession of the gun and finally kill Azazel. John’s spirit moves on, and the boys can see he is going to a better place. Sam promises to save Dean’s life, as Dean has done it so many times for him. Bobby and Ellen tell the boys to prepare to hunt again, as so many demons are now set free.

Rating: 8/10

I simply cannot describe how phenomenal this show is. I am constantly amazed how well it has been written, acted out, produced and executed. It is rare to find fresh material in the overpopulated supernatural genre, and even though this season is actually quite old, I am so impressed with it. All the emotion in the show is one of the factors that make this show so fantastic. Sam and Dean’s relationship is certainly so profound because of the chemistry between Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki. They manage to appear as true siblings, teasing and irritating the hell out of each other frequently. It is so sad how neither of them ever manages to find true happiness. I nearly cried like a baby when Sam had to kill Madison, after finding out she is still a werewolf. How unfair when he finally managed to connect to someone after Jessica! Dean’s relationship/little sister affection with Jo saddened me. Why couldn’t he just date her and be happy?

Their only venture into popular mysticism, it would seem, was the one episode where the vampires were trying to live morally. I enjoyed even that, and it portrayed another thing; that all hunters weren’t necessarily good. Gordon is such a tool, and I really enjoyed seeing him cornered. I have to say, I cannot wait until he meets his end.

It is a good thing that Sam and Dean are finally being hunted by the FBI. It would be completely unrealistic to commit so many crimes and not get cornered.

I would definitely recommend this show to everyone!