I guess today was judgement day then because I can now officially judge Eric Kripke (who was getting at least a seminal benefit of my doubt for bailing at the end of S5).
I never felt it was an accident SUPERNATURAL was the way it was but I never got to know how much that was down to him - I strongly supected, however, it was highly unlikely he couldn’t responsible for some of it, yet my suspicions remained unconfirmed. Well, until now.
I’ve made some points, I know some might disagree but bear with me, it’s late.
here are some gems from a season 3 interview:
“We got to wipe the slate clean and move on to the next escalation which is, it’s a world at war. It’s this secret war that’s going on and we try to actually draw as many modern day parallels as possible because the demons operate in a very terrorist-cell model.”
I guess killing all the demon-blood kids from your inability to draw a plot together properly is “wiping the board clean” - in which the only gay characters on this show both end up dead, followed by the obligatory PoC and women.
Wow, who knew vindication would come this fast:
“You’re going to see Gordon again. Gordon is… Bad things, bad things are in store for Gordon!”
“For us, the best episodes are the ones about shades of grey. And it’s always the ones where the decisions the boys have to make are really morally troubling,” Kripke says. “In Gordon Walker we had that hunter who was taking it to that level of being a facist or in a way, like we sometimes like to call him, a ‘human supremacist.’”
I knew Gordon was written to be a Scary Black Guy hate figure. You get clued in the minute he starts threatening some white chick - a motif they seem to like repeating on this show because just how many gosh darned times it actually turns up - and killing his white best friend because he turned into some monster - though the portrayal pretty much argues that he was really a monster all along - it’s that hilarity again. (Ever notice how threatening mobs or groups, or even simply Team Evil always manage to include several black guys that Team Good fails to?)
And, oh, the fantastic-racist black guy, white guys love writing that one (almost as much as the Ethnic Princess Privilege) - and they think they’re being SO CLEVER and SO ORIGINAL when they do it because TEE-HEE hilarity. So, of course, Uriel had to be one too. Yeah, it gets more hilarious every time I see it. Not. Kind of makes it mandatory that they get killed off.
I presume this would be why every black guy on screen for the last few seasons is dead the minute he turns up - it’s not even by the end of the ep anymore, it’s by the end of the ACT he turns up in. And it doesn’t end with Kripke. Case in point, how many black guys have appeared this season so far? How many are dead? Go back to last season. And then the season before. And if all you’ve got is Joshua to bridge your arguement (Alpha Vamp is pending, people, he was dead the minute he inexplicably started kidnapping white kids only - though it made NO SENSE for him to do so) then you realise that’s a percentage of pretty much 95% dead - any justification of this will = argument invalid.
One wonders where all the white supemacists are in the SUPERNATURAL universe. Maybe they’re getting mistaken for hunters. Or hunters getting mistaken for white supremacists. Maybe they’re like unicorns and don’t actually exist? Oh wait, unicorns actually do exist on SUPERNATURAL…so white supremacists of any kind are ACTUALLY rarer than unicorns on this show?
Gif, says it all.
…one of the second season episodes had Sam falling for a woman who turns out to be a werewolf. “Behind the scenes we laughed that that was ‘Supernatural”s version of Old Yeller,” says Kripke. “You know, because it’s like, ‘I love her!’ ‘You have to take her out back and shoot her, son!’ ‘Okay!’ And then there’s that gun shot. But I was very pleased with that episode.”
Okay, you know what? GOOD! I am so fucking glad to have his obnoxious quote with this because I FUCKING HATED THAT EPISODE. I hated Sera Gamble for fucking writing it. However seeing as he thought it was oh-so-funny, who knows if it was even her idea. Maybe they got their yuks in the writing room by giving the most misogynist story ideas to the one female writer still sticking it out in the boys club? It also has a built in apologia (much like Gamble’s run as show runner): How can this be misogynist when it was written by a woman? Oh hai guyz we can make this even MORE MISOGYNIST now that we’ve got a female show runner - even more hilarity. Not.
At least I can stop hating her and her alone for that ep.
Seriously, they find out Madison, is a werewolf, they discover that she won’t change if she stays awake the entire night the moon is in phase, they know she could simply lock herself down if necessary but they CHOOSE to shoot her in the head. And then they make it all about the white dudebros pain. Are they serious? Wow, I wanted to shoot that episode into a fiery space death, it was so repugnant.