When Supernatural was still in its earliest of seasons, a neighbor of mine said his general disinterest in the series came because “there are only so many ways you can say ‘boo.'” Of course, we’ve come a long way from the monster of the week formula inspired by various urban legends and such, with the horror series relying more so on the rich mythology it’s created in the time since.
Make no mistake, those who’ve followed in the footsteps of creator Eric Kripke – Sera Gamble, Jeremy Carver and now, Andrew Dabb and Robert Singer – figured out more ways to say “boo,” though I fear the current creative team is running in short supply. Or, at least, that’s the impression I’ve been given by season 14’s premiere.
Don’t get me wrong, Dabb and Singer can till boast some great accomplishments,