The crew out at Warner Brothers sent over a copy of Supernatural: The Complete Fifth Season, and it’s not surprising that it turns out to be just as much a strange action frenzy as the first season was, even though this is on DVD while the other was on Blu-ray.
Supernatural: The Complete Fifth Season sends us back out on the great road with Sam and Dean Winchester, and all hell is about to break loose. Literally, as well as figuratively. See, back at the end of last season, the brothers Winchester made a pretty massive mistake and thus set off the Apocalypse. Four horsemen, Antichrist, the whole kit and caboodle–the end of the world is about to hit with full force, and it’s up to the Winchesters to put it right.
Interestingly, this is the end of Supernatural. More specifically, the end of the main storyline–there is a sixth season due to arrive, but the fifth season kills off, so to speak, the actual story. And is this ever a doozy of an ending.
You’re going to get blood and violence and enough strangenesses for three shows, plus, to make matters more interesting, you’re actually going to get a bit of style. Sure, this thing pulls plot points directly from its rectal cavity every so often (like the mysterious Enochian sigil that somehow manages to make Sam and Dean invisible to every angel everywhere) but they’re actually at least kind of believable given the situations we find ourselves in.
The good part is you can pretty much walk in and not feel too left out–seriously, I saw the first season on Blu-ray and now here I am at five and feeling pretty good about the whole thing. It’s got a sort of classic-rock vibe that makes it feel like the CW‘s serialization of Phantasm, but without the clever bits and post-Apocalypse feel (though that will actually happen in this set). Considering how much I loved Phantasm, this is saying quite a bit.
In fact, it’s an entertaining show, and the fifth season will make a pretty sweet topper to the whole thing. It actually makes me look forward to the sixth season, which is astonishing given that I really haven’t seen much of this show yet.
Naturally, I recommend you start from the beginning and roll your way through, but rest assured that Supernatural: The Complete Fifth Season is good stuff.
The Screenhead Ten Scale reacts accordingly, handing up an eight out of ten for a really very good series that gets a really very good ending.