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Television | EclipseMagazine | Page 493
Supernatural on the CW had a good week last week with the airing of S5.07 The Curious Case of Dean Winchester
SUPERNATURAL Hits Season High in Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49;
Delivers Second Largest Audience of the Season. At 9:00PM The CW’s SUPERNATURAL scared up another strong performance, matching its best ratings of the season in adults 18-34 (1.5/4) and adults 18-49 (1.4/3-tie) and delivering its second largest audience of the season (2.9 million).
I on the other hand had a bad week last week. So when I came home on Friday to find an invitation to see an advance viewing of Supernatural 5.08 Changing Channels waiting for me in my inbox I was more than happy to turn my attention towards it. By the middle of the episode I was laughing so hard and so often I was almost falling out of my chair! Yet that is not to say that Changing Channels doesn’t have its serious moments. I would venture to say that Changing Channels is actually one of the more pivotal episodes so far in season 5 in terms of bringing forth more information about the apocalypse and the roles that Sam and Dean Winchester have to play in it. Not to mention what other players there might be and what roles they could play as well.
Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) discover a he-witch (guest star Hal Ozsan) is running a high-stakes poker game where the currency is life years instead of money. Bobby (Jim Beaver) sees the game as a chance to get out of the wheelchair and bets 25 years, but loses. As Bobby begins to age rapidly, Dean steps in to save him but also ends up turning into an old man, leaving Sam holding the bag for their survival. Robert Singer directed the episode with teleplay by Sera Gamble and story by Sera Gamble & Jenny Klein.
I’ll admit right now I went into watching The Curious Case of Dean Winchester with a large grain of trepidation. Not because of the plot line though, because I was fairly certain that Sera Gamble as one of Supernatural’s veteran writers would be able to create a credible storyline around the premise of a he-witch with the powers to give to or take years from a person’s life. What I had the trepidation about was knowing that instead of putting the highly talented Jensen Ackles through the aging process via special effects make up, the studio had chosen to send out a casting call for an older actor to play the part of seventy-some year old Dean Winchester.
The way I saw this,we had a fifty-fifty chance of the casting director making a brilliant choice such as was made when young Ridge Canipe was chosen, not once but twice to portray a younger version of Dean Winchester (most notable as 12 year old Dean in Supernatural S3.08 A Very Supernatural Christmas), or what was in my opinion an unmitigated disaster in the choice of casting Brock Kelly to play eighteen year old Dean Winchester in Supernatural S4.13 episode After School Special.
As we move into colder weather at as the end of October approaches, The CW Network is turning up the heat on Monday nights with a double dose of drama and excitement in the form of the hot pairing of One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl.
Lavish Halloween parties, controversial talk shows, family angst and hot romances..these two highly successful dramas have it all and more. Let’s take a look at what we can expect to find out on this coming Monday’s brand new episodes of One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl.
This week’s episode starts of pretty good with a funny All About Eve dream from Blair. She’s jealous that Vanessa is on the verge getting the honor of giving a toast during Parent’s weekend and sets out to sabotage it. I like Blair and Chuck together but I wish the show would let Blair grow up. This whole quest of hers to rule NYU is just silly and I hate that she has minions now. These girls were “smart” enough to get into NYU and they run around like they Blair’s slaves. Olivia stabs Vanessa in the back by volunteering to give the toast. Nate talks Serena into playing a high-stakes poker game with Bree’s brother to win Carter’s freedom.
Yes we start off with the usual drill, but have to say there is not a whole lot of big things going on around the fandom to talk about this time around. So I’ll focus a bit on some follow up on some things brought up in last week’s recap.
Last week I mentioned that a statement was put out by a reliable source, One Tree Hill actress Danneel Harris, that neither Jensen Ackles nor Jared Padalecki has twitter accounts. I guess the memo didn’t reach whoever is attempting to impersonate Jared Padalecki on Twitter. However @PadaleckiJared was supremely outed when on Saturday, October 13th they posted a twitter saying that they had to ‘take care of a problem at the studio’. Now normally this might sound just legit enough to fool the unsuspecting fan who wants to believe that this is the real Jared Padalecki, but for one thing. Supernatural fans knew what the faker obviously didn’t, that the studio in Canada was closed that weekend due to the Canadian Thanksgiving Holiday and that the real Jared Padalecki was photographed in the Vancouver airport on that Saturday getting ready to catch a flight out to enjoy his time off. The imposter hasn’t yet been back to post to their twitter account since being massively outed by those who don’t take kindly to seeing others being tricked by a faker.
The petition to get more promotion for Supernatural that was mentioned last week is still going strong over at Supernatural-web, but that is an issue in itself that I could devote an entire article to addressing. Speaking of petitions, over on Facebook some fans have started a petition to get Clif Kosterman to be considered as a guest for upcoming Supernatural conventions after Clif jokingly mentioned that he guessed there wasn’t any room on a convention guest list for him as he never seemed to get invited. As mentioned in last week’s recap, Clif played the role of the prisoner Tiny in the S2.19 episode Folsom Prison Blues and has since become bodyguard for series leads Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki. I would love to see Clif be a guest at conventions but I have one really important question to put forth about that: If Clif attends a convention as a headlining guest, does that mean that Ackles and Padalecki would come along to be his bodyguards? I mean after all turn about is fair play right? Ok guess not.
The CW Network is giddy as a school girl over the success of their freshman series THE VAMPIRE DIARIES.
In a recent press release of DVR =7 results, the CW announced that The Vampire Diaries had soared to 100% year-to-year growth in The CW’s target demographic, women 18-34, with a 2.6/8, good for a second place ranking in the time period. VAMPIRE also wooed more female teens than any other show on broadcast last night with a 2.8/11, an absolutely batty 155% increase from the time period a year ago. Additionally TVD grew 20% year-to-year in adults 18-34 with a 1.8/6 and 69% in women 18-49 with a 2.2/6. The show also equaled its bloody good total viewer number from a week ago of 3.5M. The episode, titled “You’re Undead To Me,” was mighty fine, btw.
In this Thursday’s episode titled Lost Girls, Stefan tells his story.
In Supernatural episode 5.06 I Believe The Children Are Our Future, which is directed by Charles Beeson and written by Andrew Dabb & Daniel Loflin, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester, who are still learning to hunt together again as a team, investigate a series of odd murders that strangely resemble fairytales and urban legends. The brothers track down an 11-year-old boy named Jesse (guest star Gattlin Griffith) and realize that whatever Jesse believes in comes true. Castiel (Misha Collins) tells Sam and Dean that Jesse is a serious threat and needs to be eliminated.
Well this sounds like an exciting episode, especially given the fact that in the “Soon” promo that the CW aired at the end of 5.05 Fallen Idols Castiel tells the Winchester boys that Jesse is a human/demon hybrid and more powerful and dangerous than either one of those things.
Let’s dive right into the re-cap. The show opens with Silver telling Kelly about Jackie Dieing. Kelly’s response is that she doesn’t care. Annie is making time with Jasper – Beady Eyed Boy (B.E.B.). Jen hits Naomi up for $100,000 to supposedly hire a divorce lawyer. Adrianna breaks up with Navid saying she needs time along. Poor Navid, when he’s not obsessing about sleeping with Adrianna he’s the only character I currently like on this show. This is a strong opening for this week’s installment, let’s hope they can keep it up for the rest of the episode.
Did you know there is now a company that does Gossip Girl tours of New York? It’s from the same company that does Seinfeld and Sex and the City Tours. I think I’m going to have to give it a go in the next few weeks. Anyway onto Gossip Girl, this week’s installment looks to be all about Georgina and I really don’t like the character or Michelle Trachtenberg. Let’s see how it goes. The name of this week’s episode is Rufus Gets Married.
It’s hard to believe we are already five weeks into Supernatural season 5 and coming up on the episode with the most controversial guest star the series has ever had: Paris Hilton.
In the 5.0 5 episode Fallen Idols, written by Julie Siege and directed by Jim Conway, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester, who have put dealing with the apocalypse aside of a bit as they are learning to hunt together as a team again, find their first job leads them to a small town whose inhabitants are being killed by famous dead icons like Abraham Lincoln and James Dean’s car. With the brothers already struggling to make sense of the goings-on, they become even less sure of what they are hunting when two teenage girls come forward and claim PARIS HILTON kidnapped their friend (the real Paris Hilton in a cameo appearance as an unknown entity impersonating…. Paris Hilton).