I apologize for not writing here sooner. I do plan on writing more often. Anyway, on to the introduction.
My name is Erin, I am the webmistress? Editor in Chief? of http://www.GeekGirlsRising.com. I have had the great fortune of starting my blog about the same time I had decided to binge watch all 10 seasons of Supernatural. A side blessing of this is that I have met a lot of wonderful and insightful writers. I also was asked to write here and for that I am very grateful.
I have watched this show since it started. Actually I was and still am a giant fan of the show Smallville and I took notice when Jensen Ackles played Lana Lang’s mischievous boyfriend for a short time. Obviously the WB or CW did too because I believe the next year was when Supernatural premiered. Something that will age me a bit is I actually remember him in his soap appearances in Days of our Lives.
I can’t really fall asleep without the television on and I used to watch TNT until I fell asleep and in the mornings they pretty much go through the first five seasons with 2 episodes everyday. I have committed a lot of the first 5 seasons to memory due to how many times I would be half awake listening to Supernatural while I was motivating myself to get out of bed.
I have to say again, that I am really glad I did the binge this summer because I think that “Swan Song” was such an amazing episode that the Leviathan era of the show turned me off completely. It was just disgusting honestly. I watched when Felicia Day aka Charlie made her appearances (I have been a fan-girl of her since she did “The Guild” and “Dr. Horrible’s sing along blog”)
The Leviathan period turned me off to the show completely. I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed watching everything after that this summer. It lead me to do a lot of research of my own on biblical stuff and I think it’s important to give credit when a show can bring on a sincere curiosity about something you had been very annoyed by, frankly. It’s proof that media can have a profound affect on society.
Why am I bringing these things up? Because I am a film student. Or, I will be again. I was going to Santa Fé University of Art and Design when going to get breakfast I fell on the sheets of Ice of a sidewalk and tore three ligaments in my knee, had to leave school, move in with my parents and recover. I am still recovering and my accident was in February. I got into a film school in Vancouver, to start next fall, which is only 4 miles away from the studios where Supernatural is shot. I’m hoping I will be able to find tuition money before then because I truly do believe that television and movies have a great impact on how we see the world .Supernatural is a very interesting and amazing show in that it’s audience is multi generational. My son who is going to be 17 next month is a huge supernatural fan, and I know people who are older than I am (35) who love it as well. Dean and I are the same age in the show and almost in life.
“WHATS IN THE BOX? WHATS IN THE BOX?? Brad Pitt, Seven?”
He’s a prime example of Generation X and this may make me old and lame but I get the giggles with his one liners but probably because I get the pop culture references many do not. As much as I try to like Sam, his character has been the most assassinated in the show. I do think that Jared Padalecki is a great person, not just as someone who raises money on behalf of those struggling with depression but counting himself as one of those people. You would be shocked to know how stigmatized mental health issues are within the entertainment industry. A celebrity who actually talks about these things is so very rare.
Well this has been on long rambling post but I will finish my introduction by naming my favorite episodes.
- Swan Song
- The French Mistake
- In the Beginning
- PacMan Fever
- Yellow Fever
- Mystery Spot
- Dark Side of the Moon
- Changing Channels
- Hollywood Babylon
- Hammer of the Gods
- Fallen Idols
- Dog Dean Afternoon
- The Magnificent Seven (I only post this one here because I love Katie Cassidy on Arrow, and I preferred her as Ruby)
Well I look forward to having more to post but this is my introductory post. I hope to catch you over at Geek Girls Rising dot com