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Catching up with the Party Part 2: Supernatural & Callum Keith Rennie

Aha! Now I know why I didn’t stick with SPN the first time around.

A whole bunch of new SF/horror stories started airing around the same time SPN premiered. I missed the pilot episode, and instead started with episode # 2: Wendigo.

Now, I’ve never been fond of shows about big hairy monsters in the woods. Bigfoot is a good punch line, and certainly was fodder for many issues of the Weekly World News. But Bigfoot and his cousins do not make for good TV. (OK, so the SPN monster wasn’t all that hairy. But he was big, and he was in the woods.)

So I rewatched “Wendigo”, and now believe I must have started with the absolute worst episode of the series. On the plus side, it was fun watching Callum Keith Rennie being all grizzled mountain man. Sad that he got et by the monster, but if you hang out in the woods with wendigos...

Right now I’m making my way through Season One. Things are are improving. Except I still don’t much like the airplane episode, which was the second, and last, episode I saw the first time I tried to watch this show.

I gave up on SPN after the airplane episode. I went to MediaWest the following year, and everyone was CRAZED about SPN. So I gave it another try. Yup, the airplane episode again. At least it wasn't "Wendigo". I could never have gone on from there...

But I persisted, and I watched most of Season Two, which rocked! Thus, my quest to watch this show from the beginnning. Why are these guys so damn hot!!! Do I need a new fandom? Resistance is futile...

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Do I need a new fandom? Resistance is futile...

Yes, you do, and yes, it is. :D *victory arms*

Have you gotten to "Faith" yet? That seems to be the tipping point for a lot of people -- it definitely was for me. Although before that it was "Nightmare" that really first hooked me. I watched them out of order, too.

Resistance is so futile.
Hey there! Waves! How's the move coming along?

Have you gotten to "Faith" yet?

Not yet. I've taken a brief break so I can finish watching "Carnivale". I netflixed this series awhile back and have been discussing it with a friend. I plan to watch the final episode tonight, and then it's back to SPN.

Resistance is so futile.

LOL! I've learned that lesson many times in the past....
How about "Scarecrow," have you seen that one, yet? :D (you are dooooomed)

The move is... there, looming on the near horizon? The last few weeks have been focused on Getting Rid of Stuff and on family crises of one kind or another. We're getting there.

*hugs* So glad we got to visit in LA. Thank you again for making that trip!
How about "Scarecrow," have you seen that one, yet? :D (you are dooooomed)

LOL - doooomed is right! No, I haven't seen that one. I haven't watched much TV for the last week; Thanksgiving stuff. I'll catch up soon.

The move is... there, looming on the near horizon? The last few weeks have been focused on Getting Rid of Stuff and on family crises of one kind or another. We're getting there.
The move is... there, looming on the near horizon? The last few weeks have been focused on Getting Rid of Stuff and on family crises of one kind or another. We're getting there.

Good luck with all of that! There's always so much involved in a move, and family crises are their own special hell. {{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}

*hugs* So glad we got to visit in LA. Thank you again for making that trip!

That was so much fun! It was no problem making the trip; on the weekend it's not that long a drive to the coast, and I would have done it if it had been twice as far. Great seeing you!
Well, I originally got hooked by the fanfic and the squeeing...but the actual canon holds my interest too!
It was the fanfic and the squeeing that made me take a second look. I just can't do that thing where you get into a fandom based solely on the fic; I need to love the canon, too. I'm glad I gave it a second chance; 2nd season had some great episodes. But I still have gaps in my "canon knowledge"; I intend to fill them in quickly. :-)
The SPN boys are cute, but even though I watch the episodes, I don't really read the fic...I'm just not emotionally sold on them, somehow. It's just a weekly horror flick to me.

Whereas Nathan/Peter in "Heroes"...if they just could pick up a little speed again ;)
C'mon in. The water's fine...except when it's full of dead things. ;-)

My fave eps are Night Shifter and the lighter Hollywood Babylon. Both late in season 2, iirc.

Posted my first Wincest story this weekend. The boyz are just... ::sigh::

C'mon in. The water's fine...except when it's full of dead things. ;-)

LOL! Gotta watch out for those murky waters...

My fave eps are Night Shifter and the lighter Hollywood Babylon. Both late in season 2, iirc.

I loved Hollywood Babylon. Not sure if I've seen Night Shifter; I need to google for an episode guide.

Posted my first Wincest story this weekend. The boyz are just... ::sigh::

Is it in your LJ? I'll go take a look. I'm a bit - more than a bit - behind with LJ. Link? Thanks!