I haven’t done a thorough rewatch of Supernatural since the show ended, and I’m not sure that I’m going to for at least a little awhile. It’s just not something that is high on my list of media-consuming priorities right now, sparse as those continue to be (I’m continuing to make my way through The Boys, and I want to watch the David Shaw documentary, the movie made about the Nutty Putty tragedy, and rewatch 65_RedRoses at some point… I will make time, and find the spoons, for that last one). Some of the people that I know on Twitter are already through several rewatches of it, and that’s actually pretty impressive given how many episodes Supernatural has. Hats off. Although I do make time to rewatch some of the things that I like a lot, it tends to take me a long time to do so, and even still — this doesn’t make Supernatural special in a good way, nor does it make it special in a bad way. As the saying goes, I’ll get around to it when I get around to it.
People that met me because of a mutually shared interest in Supernatural might be surprised to find out that I am just not that much of a movie or television show buff. I never have been… and I probably never will be.
Obviously I have not watched The Winchesters yet, as I continue to have mixed opinions on that (and am not the sort of person who has intense brand loyalty to a movie or television show franchise, even if I liked the mothership). For instance, I liked The Vampire Diaries but have not gotten around to The Originals yet (Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries were probably the only two recent television shows that The CW made that I liked… see the above statement made on me and just not being a movie or television show buff). As I’ve stated a few times now, I felt like John and Mary’s stories were told well enough on Supernatural, and neither of them happened to be two of my favorite characters. I also had concerns with how The Winchesters‘ deviations from canon would still manage to fit into Supernatural‘s world and wanted to reserve final judgment on that until at least the end of the first season, where everything about that was supposed to be revealed in a satisfactory manner. To be honest, I still have mixed opinions on that, and I’m going to continue to wait to watch it even though I like what I have seen and heard so far about the cast…
I’ve continued to wish everyone well who has tuned in, though, and who will continue to tune in if renewed.
I don’t know if I ever included this in Music Monday, but now seems about as apt a time as ever. It seems like some of the writings that I’ve done on Supernatural continue to get hits on this blog, which I have mixed feelings about — I am not, and do not consider, myself a part of the fandom (or any fandom for that matter), as I would much rather my interest in things that are not games be superficial. I’m… just not a television person (or “screen person” in that manner). I mean, I’m only somewhere in the middle of episode two on The Boys, and that sort of thing is right up my alley. I intend on watching, and finishing, it at some point, but…
There are shows that I want to watch, like Lucifer and The Boys — to name just two of them — that… for the life of me, I can’t commit to actually watching even though I could make the time for them after the boys have gone to bed and fallen asleep for the night. This seems to be why it was so easy for me to fall out of fandom in 2012, although that was more a matter of me pretending to like things that I did not actually like at all, whereas the decision to fall out of fandom this time was brought about because of the drama, negativity and toxicity that fandom circles have in them and the fact that I did not want to continue pretending to like something more than I actually liked that thing. At some point I suppose I’ll get around to it and watch the shows that I want to watch (oh, and The Walking Dead and everything that’s related to that), but it will be on my terms and on my own time. If I want to take a break I am absolutely taking that break.
Another amusing tidbit to note is that it actually took me several years to finish Supernatural, which I did on Netflix. I would drop it for six months here, a whole year here… it would just get to the point where I didn’t want to continue watching it, where I wanted a break from watching this television show, so I just took one. I didn’t get into the fandom for it until 2020 (which to this day I regret doing), but it had taken me at least several years to watch and finish the show, and by the time the finale had aired I was still catching up on episodes on Netflix. You know, I can kind of see why the few people I know in person who know that I like Supernatural have a hard time wrapping their heads around me liking it. That actually kind of amuses me.