While Supernatural has been an amazing show with an intensely passionate fandom which worships this show. The show ran for a very long time and it was a decision of the producers and actors to end the show, it could have kept running. But throughout its 15 seasons, there have been some major inconsistencies and mistakes that the show has committed. While majority of the fans have decided to look the other way, but some of the fans are pretty vocal and has expressed their opinions, going on rants on various platforms.
So Take A Look At 5 Things That The Supernatural Has Done Wrong
5. CHANGING THE LORE & INCOSISTENCIES
One of the biggest problems with Supernatural is the issue of plot and lore consistency. There have been numerous occasions when the show has decided to modify the lore and shift the rules to accommodate their current storyline. For example, in the beginning the character of Lucifer was introduced as the archangel who has fallen from heaven after rebelling against God. In Season 5, he expressed his intention as how he compared humans to be inferior who were stealing all the attention of the God. However, move forward to Season 11, the darkness has been released, and we suddenly learn how Chuck gave the mark to Lucifer which corrupted him and became the reason for his downfall.
Death is a primordial entity which is nearly equal in power to God and Darkness. It is ended by Dean with such ease. But that’s not the worst part, a deceased Reaper is promoted to be the next death without any explanation as how or why Billie was selected. Initially, the belief was that angel could be ended by only other angel. But then angel blade became the instrument of an angel’s demise, anyone holding it could end an angel. Soon, angel blade could not only harm angels, but it could end demons and other kinds of monsters too.
4. VILLAINS NO MORE TERRIFYING
Earlier the villains were meaningful, they had a serious motivation behind their actions. They were terrifying and their presence felt larger than our heroes in the scenes they were involved in. Villains from Season 1-5 such as Azazel, Lilith, and Lucifer felt like a real serious threat. Fast forward to later seasons, even the omnipotent Chuck AKA God doesn’t feel menacing enough. More than that, his motivation behind trying to destroy the Winchester doesn’t made enough sense. On the top of it, the Writers suddenly brought back the villains from the Winchesters’ past such as Lilith who didn’t feel the same, and the Winchesters easily disposed them off.
3. EVOLUTION OF SAM AND DEAN?
While Sam and Dean are the heart and soul of the show. But there’s not enough evolution with the characters. Even though there have been certain chances when writers could have played with these characters, taking them down a different path, but it was cut short. The storyline of Demon Dean was dropped prematurely. Also, the writers never re-explored the Sam with the demonic powers storyline, they just swept it under the rug once the apocalypse arc was over. Sam and Dean didn’t evolve much, but their villains regressed. Now either of the Winchester could take on multiple demons easily whereas there was a time in earlier seasons where one black eyed demon could cause all sorts of chaos. One would hope that the Winchesters would build new tools, learn different magical arts, but right up until the end, they relied somewhat on luck or the powerful allies they always have such as Jack and Castiel.
2. FILLER EPISODES
There was a time when the show would rely on the gag or the filler episodes. While these episodes were entertaining and drifted away from the main story for a while, but they were meaningful and helped in progressing the story further. Episodes such as ‘Mystery Spot’ which revolved around Gabriel entrapping the Winchesters in a time loop where Sam would witness the demise of Dean over and over. The episode was meaningful because it helped the Sam in realizing that he would need to let Dean go. That’s the main message which Gabriel was trying to impart. Whereas episode such as ‘Scoobynatural’ didn’t add much to the story. Surely, such episodes are entertaining, but they didn’t contribute much. Also, the too bright tone and a departure from what Supernatural at its core stood for. Take for example, episodes such as ‘Changing Channels’ or ‘Yellow Fever’ were hilarious, but at the core you can see the tension building, keeping you at the edge of your seats.
1. WHERE ARE THE OTHER HEROES?
While Supernatural introduced us to various different hunters over the course of 15 seasons, but it never did true justice to them. Road House was introduced in Season 2, a hangout place for all the hunters, with the addition of Bobby, Jo & Ellen, the show became quite interesting, and the SPN Universe expanded too. But soon Roadhouse was removed from the picture. The show should have kept other hunter characters around who could act as protagonists alongside the Winchesters and prove their worth at the higher stakes.
The only reason we got numerous hunters is so that their demise could move forward the story of Sam and Dean. The demise of Jo and Ellen, two powerful female characters still feels unreal. Hunters such as Gordon were turned into monsters, eventually made an antagonist. Charlie and Eileen are the two memorable female characters who were believable to fight along the boys. But sadly, Charlie’s demise was unexpected and unnecessary, they did it just to progress the mark storyline with Dean. Just think of how many hunters have lost their lives due to their association with the Winchesters? This casts a serious question of are there not any capable human hunters other than Sam & Dean? Also, let’s not forget the Winchesters have often times created more problems than they actually solved.