spn beauty appreciation: wendigo

Originally posted on unholy fool:
Wendigo has a very stark look, blacks & greens mostly. There aren’t many sources of warmth, so when they’re there they stand out. Like the Pilot, it’s directed by David Nutter. Guy clearly had a strong sense of Mood. Obviously both episodes- his only work on the show- have stuff in common (shadows, the Gaping Maw of Darkness, etc etc), but despite this thing taking place in a forest, there’s no twisty branches thing going on here, like in the Pilot. Whereas that was about images- ladies burning on ceilings, the boys silhouetted on that bridge-… Continue reading spn beauty appreciation: wendigo

spn beauty appreciation: pilot

Originally posted on unholy fool:
The first episode of our lovely beautiful show, directed by David Nutter. These posts will be my favourite images from each ep, basically. So, I love that this is the first shot of the whole show; a shadow-branded house that’ll be destroyed five minutes in. It’s prophetic. An iconic image. Horrifying. I love how the colours from the burning-on-the-ceiling shot are echoed here. They’re hardly present at all through the rest of the episode (or even the rest of the season). And then that black cat, those pumpkins, that ghost. There’s so much detail. (Also,  how… Continue reading spn beauty appreciation: pilot

Speculation on Supernatural 11×10

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The official synopsis: LUCIFER MAKES SAM AN OFFER — Now that he has Sam  in the cage with him, Lucifer offers Sam a way out but it comes with a steep price. Dean  and Castiel look into the angel smiting that could have killed Amara. Which sounds kind of meh. And this has not been a meh season at all. Angel smitings? Is this really the time? Where’s the part where Dean rushes off to save his damsel Sam from Lucifer’s evil paws, huh? I can only conclude that it’s a deliberately misleading description- the CW is… Continue reading Speculation on Supernatural 11×10

Kind of a public apology

Originally posted on unholy fool:
So obviously the Just My Imagination review is still not up, mostly because Life has been grinding me into the dirt of late (I kid y’all not, I got accosted by a language teacher earlier and asked whether I was sleeping properly), but I am still around. And I will review each episode. I’m even hoping to get a couple VS metas up over Christmas, so. Yay. While we’re on the subject, what did you guys think of the last episode? Personally, I’m in love. Continue reading Kind of a public apology

Vivisecting Supernatural- On Bloodlines’ Failure

Originally posted on unholy fool:
It’s not easy to pinpoint precisely where Bloodlines went wrong, since the whole thing was pretty much a car crash. I’d say the real issue was in its conception, and everything else stemmed from there- that no sister-show of SPN should be this way was the general feeling surrounding the pilot. And God knows I’m not saying Bloodlines should have been a carbon-copy of Supernatural. Of course shows have to change and grow; that’s how SPN itself has survived so long. But this was devoid of practically every distinctive feature of our show- the washed-out… Continue reading Vivisecting Supernatural- On Bloodlines’ Failure