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22 January 2010 @ 04:04 am
Just my thoughts.  
So, it's been confirmed. Supernatural will be getting a sixth season. I've kinda already stated my opinions before about my feelings about having another season added to the five year plan and such. Again, I know nothing about what's going to be planned here on out, so here's what I'm wishing and praying for:
01. Continue with the Apocalypse mytharc from this season, extending it into the sixth season, since honestly I can't see anything topping the Apocalypse which is a huge factor into what has been built on the entire show, and it's pretty much the Big Bang that Kripke has talked about numerous of times. So more with the mythology, less with the monster of the weeks.

02. Keep Misha Collins as a regular. with plenty more Dean/Castiel sexytiems
That's pretty much it. I'm not entirely picky, but I have to say my interest with Supernatural perked up more once the introduction with the angel mythology and tying everything together with the Apocalypse and the like, the fact they amped it up with the mythology is much more fascinating than normal monster hunting cases. I mean gotta love our boys, but Supernatural is not a procedural kind of show; it's driven by heavy-arc storylines which have been woven throughout the seasons. I would much rather have the show go out with a huge big bang like ending the Apocalypse then going downhill like some shows have done in the past by adding another season just to add another season, you know?

And that's that. I worry because I care, okay people? Supernatural is pretty much my main fandom at the moment and I don't want the story to lose its finesse towards the end simply because they added another season.
 
 
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Aeloraaelora on January 22nd, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC)
From your mouth to Kripke's ear.

*crosses fingers*
Renée: Castiel. Guardian angel.rogueslayer452 on January 22nd, 2010 11:58 pm (UTC)
*crosses fingers and toes and knocks on wood*
Kevin Jonesmulder200 on January 22nd, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
You and I are clearly on the same page. Now depending on how S5 ends, we'll see what happens. However, like you if Cas leaves, I think I will lose interest. Don't get me wrong. Sam and Dean are fine as characters but they don't hold my interest like Castiel does.
Renée: DH. Lonely ghosts.rogueslayer452 on January 22nd, 2010 11:57 pm (UTC)
My thoughts exactly. I love the boys and I might continue to keep watching, but I wouldn't be as emotionally involved as I am. Which I don't know if that's just me being absolutely biased with our pretty boy angel, but I feel like once they introduced him and the religious/angel mythology entered the picture I found myself more intrigued with the story.

And really, it's the story is what keeps the show going. We're closing in on what has been building up since season one, everything fitting together perfectly in that puzzle, and the show should end on the high note.
M: Anna/Dean = goodbye kissmfirefly10 on January 22nd, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
I don't know how I feel about another season. For startes, I don't like that this season has had so many stand-alones. Like, last night's episode was funny but don't the boys have more important things to do?! Like maybe...stopping the apocalypse?! All of the episodes from this season that have dealt with the apocalypse have been great (and I'm including the one with the trickster, since he turned out to have actual importance) but I'm getting annoyed with the stand-alones.

And I don't know how I feel about stretching out the storyline for another season. Obviously, you can't beat the apocalypse so if there is another season, they kinda have to stretch it out.

That said, it means we're going to get a lot more stand-alones instead of a big arc to finish off the series.

So...I'm torn at this point. I'll see what they do with the rest of this season before I make my decision but a big part of me thinks they just should've stuck with the original plan and ended it this year.
Renée: Six. It's good to be a Cylon.rogueslayer452 on January 22nd, 2010 11:52 pm (UTC)
I would feel okay if they get a sixth season but it was shortened, like how UK serials tend to be; minimal episodes but more time to tell the story without fillers. Focusing on the main story instead of getting sidetracked. More like a miniseries of sorts to wrap everything up, so to speak. That would be kinda awesome, really.

But I definitely agree in regards to stand-alones, which seem to be rather pointless now because they have something bigger and larger on their shoulders to worry about than your standard run-of-the-mill hunting gigs that they used to do. They should be worrying about Lucifer's next big step, about regrouping and making plans of action because the APOCALYPSE IS HERE. I get having lighthearted and funny episodes, but it should be more entwined with the heavier arcs we're dealing with, like with "Changing Channels" for instance. Something that is funny but dealing with the larger picture.

I mean, I should be happy right? Another season, whoo-hoo awesome! But on the other hand, Kripke had a solid plan where he wanted the show to be going and where he wanted it to end. Granted he might end up extending the arc a bit more in case he wants to add something else, or there won't be enough time to wrap everything up, but somehow I can't shake the feeling this was a pressured move by the network to keep the show on the air for their benefit. I want to believe Kripke took advantage of this to extend the story and mytharc, I really do.

We'll just have to wait and see, won't we?
bold_seer: = castielbold_seer on January 22nd, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
Keep Misha Collins as a regular. with plenty more Dean/Castiel sexytiems

This - and I'm in.
Renée: Castiel. Guardian angel.rogueslayer452 on January 22nd, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
Yep, pretty much. I'm way too easy when it comes to our pretty boy angel, also hugely concerned with the story but, that's because I don't want the show to run itself into the ground if they don't keep the momentum up, like what happened with how lackluster S3 had been.
jellojelost on January 22nd, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
I'm also kind of wary about the sixth season. In the beginning, Kripke was quite passionate about the five-year plan, stating SPN would never go the route of headdesk-inducing Smallville, for example. But ... idk.

I like that Jared & Jensen now definitely have a steady job next year, but as far as the story's concerned I'm not sure. I guess we'll see!

(More Misha = Great Plan)
Renée: Castiel. Guardian angel.rogueslayer452 on January 22nd, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
Exactly, and while I do have faith that somehow they'll make it work I can't help but feel like this was a decision based on being pressured by the network. Reminding me of how SciFi wanted RDM to continue BSG, except he stood his ground and stated only four seasons and no more, which is what I had hoped Kripke would do considering that we are in the climatic stage where the story is concerned. The only way the can have a sixth season is to continue that stage (perhaps having it be a shortened season a la UK serials, less with the filler eps and more with the plot? idk)
Tracy: Cas Lipsalexwhitman25 on January 23rd, 2010 06:06 am (UTC)
You generally know my feelings on this subject...and they are not good. The majority of this season's standalone episodes have been lackluster and without a bigger picture arc to provide some excitement and momentum, I just don't see myself feeling it. Especially since everything I have read has Kripke saying that the apocalypse will be finished the end of this season and S6 would be a return to S1 style.

And I kinda have the feeling that with the apocalypse in the rearview mirror, we'll get a one sentence reference to it in the premiere and it will never be heard of again. I mean they ignore it enough during the season that is supposed to feature it. And I'm thinking the only tension left for the S5 finale is does cas get killed off or return to heaven and does Bobby survive and get his legs fixed. Like I said in my ranty post, the only way I see it having a chance with me is if it's about the post apocalyptic world and working to right everything with other hunters featured along the way and angels and demons still playing a part throughout instead of acting like they all just up and vanished.
Renée: Echo. I can take care of myself.rogueslayer452 on January 23rd, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, and that is what I'm deeply afraid is going to happen. I really really REALLY don't want Kripke to take that route, at all. That would be a huge setback after everything.

I just can't see it working out that way, reverting to the first season because we've progressed beyond that, we started off in that format because we were establishing their job, what they did, but still maintaining clues to something bigger along the way. That's what's kept us going. To have a sixth season where it's like "well, we stopped the Apocalypse, let's go hunting some more!" it would be rather pointless, especially everything they've gone through. I've encountered some people that think it would be fantastic because they could explore the boys getting back to themselves post-saving the world, but honestly? They can be dealing with that now instead of giving us repetitive exposition about their issues in filler episodes, that's all I'm saying. It would be like the lackluster that was S3, and we don't want a repeat of that.

I love the show and I love the boys, but sometimes I feel like the backseat driver wanting to know what the hell the main driver is doing, you know? I really hope that Kripke doesn't follow through with those thoughts, because honestly I want the show to end with the Apocalypse. We've got everything coming together that's been setup over the seasons and for them to just end it here, but then go off to something else for only one season, well...that's just a stupid move.

I just don't know. :/ I'm worried because I do love the show and I had mad respect for Kripke with him planning five seasons and wanting no more, sticking with his creative decision and not allowing outside influences guide his main objective for the show. Then this news occurs, and I should be happy because it's another season. But it just doesn't sit right. It feels pressured and forced for some reason.

LISTEN UP KRIPKE: KEEP THE APOCALYPTIC ARC! DON'T GO BACK TO MOTW FORMAT! FIRE BAD! NO! BAD KRIPKE! ANGELS AND DEMONS AND APOCALYPSE YAY! RANDOM HUNTING IS A NO NO.
Tracy: Dean Squaredalexwhitman25 on January 23rd, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
I sadly think the biggest factor in it coming back for S6 is not that Kripke has some plan and feels the need for it, but that the boys are both under contract for another year and the CW has absolutely nothing going for it to replace it with.

I think the thing that pisses me off the most about the whole thing is that is has ruined what should have been a tension filled finale where anything could happen against the biggest evil you can face and turned it meaningless cause the boys have to be a-ok to go hunt down ghosts and werewolves next season.
Sam: sn; castiel; the future freaks me outeverything_inme on January 23rd, 2010 11:37 am (UTC)
I agree with your requirements! Haha. I'm also sort of nervous about a sixth season... This entire show is based around question and answer sessions that are woven through every plotline of every season. Once the apocalypse happens, then what? What other questions could possibly be posed for these boys to find the answers to? I have no idea if I'm making any sense right now, but... basically, I see what you're saying and I raise you an "I KNOW, RIGHT?" ♥
Renée: SPN. Castiel.rogueslayer452 on January 23rd, 2010 02:52 pm (UTC)
That's pretty much what it boils down to. I love Supernatural and I want to have faith that they know what they're doing and are willing to extend the story arcs for one more season, but something about this doesn't sit right. Perhaps I'm being too worrisome, but when a creator who was deadset on having a five year plan want to have a sixth season, it could be either a.) realizing there needs to be more episodes to fully complete the story the way he wants it or b.) it was pressured by the networks.

I really really want to believe it's the former and not the latter, and that Kripke is taking this advantage to do something extra for this Apocalypse (which I should say that we should cease the stand-alones and focus more on the darker arcs, but I digress).
the only water in the forest is the river: spn: dean & cas // fixing you upnyoka on January 25th, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
So much word to this post. I am also incredibly wary -- I think alexwhitman25 above pretty much summed up my concerns with regard to S6 messing up the narrative structure of the show.

I'm hoping Kripke can pull something genius out of his bag of tricks, otherwise I fear a let down with a S6.


Renée: Dean/Castiel. You and I.rogueslayer452 on January 25th, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I kinda wanna have faith that Kripke, even though he had a five year plan, is going to expand his plans just a little bit further into this supposed sixth season. However I can't shake the feeling that this is one of those "trial by error" decisions that five seasons is going to rock, and the sixth is going to be experimental in that "well, it was good in theory" kinda way. IDK, I've seen plenty of shows go this route and I had hoped that Kripke would have stuck to his original devices and kept it five seasons and no more.

The narrative of the show is something I am gravely worried about because of this. Let's just cross our fingers and continue to pray it'll work out okay.