So I watched s7 Supernatural because they introduced Amanda Tapping as a character in s8 and I wanted to know how they got there, and they’ve just done it, but my God, s8 has been a snoozefest so far. I mean, I’m one of those who thinks the show ended with s5 and that they’ve been beating a dead horse, pretty boy style, since then, but this is worse than s6. Particularly since the meta commentary with the classic rock has apparently been canned (Laura Anne says this is themeatically appropriate with s8′s development, which may be entirely true, but since I gather they have licensing issues with the music for Netflix and have to change it anyway I’m pretty well feeling that they said “oh, forget it,” which obliterates half the remaining fun of the show for me).
Furthermore, in a twitter discussion about all this, somebody got genuinely incomprehensibly shitty and insulting toward a friend of mine for expressing a different opinion, and now I’ve got an extra-bad taste in my mouth about it all. :p
Anyway, people are telling me the back half of the season is better than the front half, so I might keep slogging through, but gawd.