Supernatural episode 5.05 Fallen Idols aired this last Thursday on the CW Network and as I said in my sneak peek posting, it is the episode with the most controversial guest star the series has ever had: Paris Hilton. Yet in watching Fallen Idols, for this reviewer, her presence as a guest star wasn’t the most controversial thing to come out of the episode. I had a lot of issues with the interactions between Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles).
However before I go into my review of Supernatural episode 5.05 Fallen Idols, lets take the usual look around the fandom first and see what’s been going on.
There seems to be a mixed perception between some fans of the hit series and the CW Network of how well Supernatural season 5 is doing. The CW Network is still ecstatic about the veteran action series’ overall performance coupled with its new lead in show, The Vampire Diaries. The CW released the following stats on Friday October 9th, which was the day after the airing of Fallen Idols:
VAMPIRE DIARIES and SUPERNATURAL Make It Another Killer Thursday For The CW With Double-Digit Year-To-Year Growth Across Key Demos SUPERNATURAL Up Year-To-Year in Adults and Women 18-34. SUPERNATURAL grew 8% year-to-year in both adults 18-34 (1.4/4) and women 18-34 (1.3/3).
Sounds like a good thing to them, but Brian over at supernatural-web.net seems to think otherwise and published this statement urging fans and viewers to take action and sign a petition.
“We’re sick and tired of the way, our favorite TV-Show, Supernatural is being treated. We get the minimum of promotion and losing viewers every week. Instead of taking chances and finally starting some promotion TheCW keeps on promoting shows, which don’t seem to have a future. If you want Supernatural to get its deserved ratings, please sign up.”
I would love to hear from Supernatural viewers and fans on this concept that Brian has put forth about the promotion of Supernatural. Do you agree or disagree with the lack of promotion. Do you think a petition is the way to go?
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