Now often reading the forum as I do most days, I began to pick up on a few pointers again about season 8. Whilst walking down memory lane, I began to think did the season feel like two halves, like episodes 1-10 and 10-23. Did the season feel like a whole to you? This season still feels unanswered. This is partly why I never really did enjoy flashbacks. It was something that Jensen said at the weekend during the convention about purgatory that he hit his head on the microphone and said ‘flashbacks’ not again. Thinking he had gone into make up and said go for it, pile it all one me as its a special story’, so to speak. Was he disappointed that we only saw Dean as a flashback and not the real thing. Could the budget have stretched that far, and been the real thing. I think so many of us at the time so wanted purgatory to be real, and ultimately were let down. So did Jensen to have the stuffing knocked out of him?
I can see the reasoning behind Sam’s story and Dean’s story how the two worlds ran along side one another. How Sam wanted out of hunting all together, and meets up with a woman who helps him return to normality. But we knew early on it wasn’t that happy ever love story. And Dean was running for his life down below, who was the hunter also being hunted. But could this tale perhaps have been more blended, and maybe better told? I’m not knocking it, but thinking why have so many thought it felt like two halves, when its supposed to feel like a whole. Where had the writing gone wrong to make us feel like it was being told in two halves? Or to some may not have……
I sometimes wonder if a season can be too long. UK shows have a maximum of 12 weeks. Do we often wonder if they are trying to cram too much writing into one season? Can multiple months of writing be narrowed down and finer tuned? I miss the seasons of old where a threw arc was woven in. I miss a five year plan so to speak.
So Bella is always interested to learn, how you all felt about the last season and how you feel about it now its had chance to sink in? Were there area’s you felt you couldn’t work out, or that you had trouble in dealing with. Was the angst too much, did it spoil your enjoyment. Does it work when the brothers are always at odds with each other? Will they ever give us a season where the brothers are not at each others throats, and keeping something back. I didn’t enjoy the underhanded tack-tics, but there were parts I clearly loved. I just wished sometimes Amelia hadn’t been invented, and Sam’s anger is toned down. So type away …..