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What ARE Those Big Bad Leviathans Wearing on Supernatural These Days!

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Since the hit CW Network action series, Supernatural has entered it’s seventh season, The Leviathans have given Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester a bigger, even more dangerous enemy to battle than the brothers have faced before. These evil creatures from purgatory make Lucifer look like a choir boy in comparison!

In nerxt week’s new episode of Supernatural, titled ‘Slash Fiction’ (directed by John Showalter and written by Robbie Thompson), two of the Leviathans prove that just because you are a bloodthirsty monster out to destroy the human race doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate wearing the finest in hot looking male fashion. Which is why these two savvy dressers are wearing this season’s coveted ‘Winchester look’ and we aren’t just talking clothes here!

The two Leviathans clone the brothers Winchester; taking on their whole look from sexy head to toe.  Unfortunately for the real Sam and Dean, this is more than just a fashion statement for their Leviathan look a likes; it’s a all out fashion war that puts the ‘Winchester Look” on the FBI’s most wanted list because the Leviathans, dressed in this height of hot looking male fashion, have gone on a killing spree.  Now, everyone wants the originals because who could believe that ‘knock offs’ could look so perfect. Which means Sam and Dean Winchester have become the subject of a nationwide manhunt and need to drop off the grid and hide out untill they can figure out how to get rid of the Leviathan copycats who are using the ‘Winchester look” for their own nefarious purposes!

Check out the images provided by the CW Network to see more of the Leviathans wearing the hottest look in male fashions and tell us if you think they pull it off as well as the originals do. Oh and the always fashionable Crowley(Mark Sheppard) has his own agenda with the Leviathans, so check him out too.

Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW copyright 2011 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

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Supernatural’s Iconic Sci Fi Character Trifecta

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As Supernatural comes up on its season seven premiere on the CW Network this Friday at 9PM (EST), there is a lot of positive mainstream media buzz surrounding the long running action/thriller series. According to reports, Supernatural, which stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as the monster hunting/demon fighting brothers Winchester, is receiving more media attention than some series on bigger networks; even more buzz than Glee according to what we’ve been hearing. Supernatural has come a long way to reach that level of success and attention; like the perilous lives of the Winchesters, the road to Supernatural’s success is paved with missteps and with ‘cliffhangers’, as they often waited ‘on the bubble’ for news of renewal.

Six seasons ago, Supernatural premiered on the now defunct WB Network with two relatively unknown actors in the lead roles and having been created by screen writer Eric Kripke; whose major credit up to that point was the horror movie, Boogey Man. This combination however served to create a unique and fascinating series. Sam and Dean Winchester and their black ’67 Chevy Impala ‘muscle car’ loaded with weapons, immediately found a devoted fan following that tuned into the series every week; never losing track of it even through network and airing night changes. Those same fans led an internet campaign to promote the series and rally around it. In those early years, bloggers and online journalists were the biggest form a media promotion for Supernatural as it steadfastly made its way along the path to where it is now; a long running, successful series for Warner Brothers and The CW Network.

Series stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles are now moderately well known outside of the circle of Supernatural fans and viewers; they, along with the series itself, is now capturing the attention of bigger media ‘fish’ in the pond known as entertainment reporting. More than that, Supernatural hit some major marks by scoring a cover on TV Guide by winning the magazine’s first ever ‘Fan Favorite Poll’ last year. Now, Sam & Dean Winchester and Castiel have joined the hallowed ranks of Captain Kirk, Indiana Jones and Doctor Who; all three Supernatural characters were honored in SFX Magazine as part of the ‘Top 100 Icons of Scif-Fi & Fantasy of the 21st Century’ reader’s poll making it a trifecta inclusion for the series.

[After the article, be sure to leave us your thoughts on the ranking the Supernatural characters received. There’s a prize involved for one lucky, randomly chosen comment.]

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This Friday on Supernatural Things Heat Up For Castiel

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This Friday May 6th, the hit action series Supernatural comes one episode closer to the rocking finale of Season 6. According to the CW, all hell is going to break loose (yet again) in S6.20 The Man Who Would Be King. In the episode directed by Ben Edlund, who also co-wrote it with Eric Kripke, Castiel (Misha Collins) tells Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Bobby (Jim Beaver) about the war in Heaven and how he and Raphael ( Demore Barnes) became enemies.

In the last few episodes of the action packed 6th season of Supernatural, viewers and fans of the long running series have seen the Angel Castiel becoming not so angelic as his battle with Raphael reaches the level of desperate measures. In The Man Who Would Be King, Bobby believes Castiel is hiding something, but Dean refuses to believe it. The Winchesters are also dealing with the returned threat of the Demon Crowley ( Mark A. Sheppard) whom it seems Castiel is in league with behind their backs.

The Man Who Would Be King airs on the CW Network this Friday at 9 PM EST right after the last episode of Smallville before it reaches its two-hour series finale next week.

Television: Spring Break Hiatus Over for Smallville & Supernatural-New Episodes Resume Airing This Friday 4/15

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The CW’s Friday night men of action are back from Spring break and ready to take on more adventures, meeting their destiny and their fates head on!

 

It’s been a long wait for the return of The CW hit  long running action series’ Smallville and Supernatural to come back from their short hiatus This Friday night, the waiting is over as Clark Kent (Tom Welling), Lois Lane (Erica Durance) and Oliver Queen (Justin Hartley) come back to finish out the 10th and final season of Smallville. Right behind them are Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester and the angel Castiel (Misha Collins) to  deal with more twists and turns as season 6 plays out.

Check out the preview clips of what’s in store for Smallville and Supernatural this Friday night starting at 8 PM EST on the CW.

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Television Review: Supernatural S6.15 The French Mistake: Funny Meta Episode? – Sorta Kinda

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Wouldn’t you know it, right after I finished posting my promo article last night for Supernatural S6.15 The French Mistake and go off to bed, The WB puts out an invite to view an advanced screener of the episode. Sometimes it’s tough living on the east coast where you sometimes end up being  late to the media party (and let’s not even go into the freezing cold weather). But better late than never, so after a few minor technical glitches on my end, I was able to grab a can of diet coke, kick back and watch Supernatural S6. 15, The French Mistake.

I’m not exactly sure which of the four definitions of the term ‘the french mistake’ that are listed on the Urban Dictionary site this title refers to and that pretty much sums up my reactions and thoughts on this episode. You see, I’m not exactly sure what the writers and producers were trying to do with Supernatural S6.15, The French Mistake.

In a nutshell the premise of the episode, which is directed by Charles Beeson and written by Ben Edlund, is that Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles) are sent to an alternate universe where their life and their history as brothers is an action series called Supernatural. The angel Balthazar (guest star Sebastian Roche’) has sent them there to protect them from being killed by Raphael (doing a bit of gender swapping by being played in this episode by the lovely Lanette Ware). In concept, the hilarity in the episode is supposed to be based mainly on the meta about the Winchester brothers finding themselves thrust into the lives of actors Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles.

I watched the episode twice, and both times I came to the same conclusion that the idea behind it was like cotton candy; kind of fun to think about indulging in, but not near enough substance to have warranted actually making it into an episode.

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Television: The Guys of Supernatural Go To An Alternate Universe And Break Some Walls in S6.15 The French Mistake

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So let’s see if I get this straight. This Friday at 9 PM EST on the CW Network, Supernatural lead actors Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles play Sam and Dean Winchester who end up in an an alternate reality on a  TV show where they must pretend to be actors named Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. There is no angel Castiel around, only an actor named Misha Collins!

Confused yet? Wait, it gets better.

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Sam finds out that this Jared Padalecki guy is married to Ruby (2.0)…err we mean the beautiful actress Genevieve Cortese who played Ruby (2.0). Well that’s got to be awkward for Sam, who has to make nice and might have to hide the demon killing knife from Dean. I like how they use the best bowie knife in this show, the creators must be campers. No appearances that we know of by the gorgeous Danneel Harris, AKA Mrs. Jensen Ackles, but we’re sure Dean will no doubt appreciate that this Ackles guy knows how to hook up with a really hot chick too!

How does all of this come about? Read on after the jump to see the details and more photos from S6.15, The French Mistake which airs on the CW Network this Friday night (2.25.11) at 9 PM EST. All photos are copyright to Jack Rowand / The CW and used with permission.

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Television: Advance Look at Supernatural Episode S6.16, And Then There Were None

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Are Sam and Dean Winchester playing ‘statue’ or getting ready to race each other to the all you can eat Fish Fry!

Neither actually, but it’s fun to imagine what is happening in photos right! However Supernatural fans and viewers don’t have to imagine what’s going on in the sneak peek photos for Supernatural S6.16 episode, And Then There Were None – and it seems Supernatural is continuing on this season naming episodes after movies. 

The CW Network has provided us with a nice synopsis to along with a gallery of interesting photos from this upcoming episode of the hit action series which stars Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester, Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, along with Misha Collins as the angel Castiel.

“And Then There Were None”

SAMUEL JOINS UP WITH SAM and DEAN — Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Bobby (Jim Beaver) set out in search of The Mother of All’s latest monster.  While investigating, they run into Samuel (guest star Mitch Pileggi) and Gwen (guest star Jessica Heafey), who are also hunting the creature.  Samuel and Bobby get into a heated fight about how to handle the case.  Mike Rohl directed the episode written by Bret Matthews. The episode also guest stars Steven Williams as fellow hunter Rufus.

Follow the jump to see the episode photos. All photos are credited to Jack Rowland/The CW and used with permission. Supernatural S6.16 airs on the CW Network on Friday March 4th at 9 PM EST.

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Television: Sneak Peek Photo Gallery From Supernatural S6.11 Appointment in Samarra

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The hit CW action series Supernatural which revolves around storylines regarding the heroic but angst ridden monster hunting/demon fighting brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester, is having a very good day today. After six seasons of being a cult audience favorite, the series won it’s first ever TV Guide cover which prominently features Jared Padalecki (Sam) and Jensen Ackles (Dean) the two handsome and highly talented stars of the series (read the Eclipsemagazine article by Liana Bekakos for the full story).

This Friday, December 10th, Supernatural will air its final first run episode of season 6 before the holidays bring us into reruns. Supernatural S6.11 is titled Appointment in Samarra. In keeping with the good day feeling for the series, the CW Network has released some photos from the upcoming episode to share with fans and viewers alike.

Before we move on to take a look at the photos, I would like to share a few of my thoughts about season 6 of Supernatural.

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Television: Thoughts on Supernatural S6.05 Live Free or Twi-Hard & A Sneak Peek Look at S6.06 You Can’t Handle the Truth

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Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) got ‘vamped’ and his brother Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) stood by and allowed it to happen.

That has got to be the creepiest thing I’ve ever seen on Supernatural. But, it’s also the first time in a long while that an episode of this hit action series has put me on the edge of my seat. I liked that!

Yes, I like the kind of brotherly interaction that Supernatural started out with. I really don’t want to see them at odds with each other for the rest of the run of the series like they have been since season 3. Yet I have to admit I really like season 6 so far and S6.05 Live Free or Twi-Hard was the kind of thrill ride I like in an action series. I liked Dean’s struggle not to succumb to becoming a monster and to hold onto his humanity. His scenes with Lisa and Ben were heartbreaking and Jensen Ackles hit it out of the ball park again with yet another variation on Dean’s life as a hunter.

In all of the recent interviews done with Jared Padalecki and the writers about the new direction for Sam Winchester in season six of Supernatural, they all talked about how he has abandoned his quest for living a normal life and has embraced the ways of being a hunter. They talked about Sam having a harder edge to him and being more like first season Dean Winchester I.e. kill the monster first and ask questions later. I like how Jared Padalecki has approached playing this new incarnation of Sam Winchester. He has infused the character with an interesting sort of emotional detachment. He has also made some changes to Sam’s body language to a certain degree. Whereas, to me Sam used to have some uncertainty and hesitation in him, now he approaches a hunt with the assurance of a cat stalking its prey. In S6.05 Live Free or Twi-Hard, the writers showed us that Sam is really nothing like he’s ever been before and even more like a great cat on the hunt. It was chilling to watch him just stand there with this look of mild curiosity on his face as he let his brother become bait for a trap to catch the alpha Vampire.

Grandpa Samuel Campbell (Mitch Pileggi) is seriously starting to get on my nerves as a character. The whole ‘the Campbell’s are the best thing in hunterdom since sliced bread’ attitude is grating. Not to mention that there seems to be a concerted effort by the writers to denigrate John Winchester’s contributions to his son’s skills as hunters. I want Dean to give Samuel a good ‘don’t be talking trash about my dad’ slap down like he does everyone else because Samuel deserves  to be reminded that John Winchester was a hunter too and good one.

S6.05 Live Free or Twi-Hard was fun ride that, like I said, kept me on the edge of my seat and it made me remember why I loved watching this show in the first place. Tomorrow’s episode, S6.06 You Can’t Handle the Truth looks like it’s going to be a rocking one too. Sneak Peak look at it after the jump.

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Television: Smallville & Supernatural Are Both in the Running for A Cover on TV Guide

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For the first time ever, TV Guide is letting the fans decide which show should be on their cover. 

Here’s the good news for fans and viewers of the CW Network’s men of action. If you love Smallville starring Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Justin Hartley as Oliver Queen/The Green Arrow and Supernatural starring Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as Sam and Dean Winchester, you don’t have to chose which one to watch. The two hit CW action series air back to back on Friday nights beginning at 8PM EST with Smallville and moving on into 9PM EST with Supernatural.

Here’s the bad news. Only one of them can possibly win the spot on the December 13th cover of TV Guide Magazine and they can only do it if you vote for them. Ah the dilemma of choosing between the Man of Steel and the Green Arrow or the monster hunting, demon fighting brothers Winchester (with the Angel Castiel thrown in for good measure).

Well, there is a little bit more good news.  Both Smallville and Supernatural have been nominated due to their incredible fan bases and both need you to vote now to help one of them win the December 13th cover!  You can vote as often as you like. so please take the time to vote now at the TV Guide cover poll.

Television: Supernatural: A Look Back At S6.04 Weekend At Bobby’s & A Sneak Peek Look At S6.05 Live Free or Twi-Hard

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Supernatural, which stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as the monster hunting- demon fighting brothers Sam and Dean Winchester, is doing very well on Friday nights much to the relief of fans and viewers. Especially those who had a bad feeling about moving the hit CW Network action series from its standard Thursday night timeslot. The series is doing so well in fact, that TV By The Numbers has it listed in their ‘probable for renewal’ column and says they feel that the CW Network would be nuts not to renew Supernatural for a seventh season.

It wasn’t just the switch to Friday nights that had both fans and viewers wondering how well the long running action series would do. The majority were wondering, with good reason, about where the writers and the new show runner Sera Gamble was going to go with storylines after dealing with something as big as the apocalyptic battle between heaven and hell that was culmination of 5 years of story arc for Sam and Dean. Gamble and the writers decided it was time to go back to the roots of season one and two of Supernatural when it was more about monsters. From there, they are building their storylines out and making them fresh by adding in new twists and turns. So far, as a long time viewer of Supernatural, I am liking the storylines over all and am enjoying the new twists they are adding in with the introduction of ‘Alphas’ and with the civil wars going on both in heaven and hell. I like the interactions between the brothers and the new tensions and intrigues going on with them.

However, the characters and the storylines aren’t the only things involved with Supernatural that are going in new directions based on familiar territory. Last Friday night at 9PM 2.844 million viewers tuned into watch S6.04 Weekend At Bobby’s and the Directorial debut of Supernatural actor Jensen Ackles.

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