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Loving "Supernatural" is pretty easy to do if you like smart plots, puns, and sexy men. But those are just some of the reasons to adore the show which is now in its sixth season. Here are seven good reasons to give the show a shot. But be warned, "Supernatural" can be addictive and is much more fun if you watch all the seasons.
The Good, The Bad, and the Sexy - Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki as Dean and Sam Winchester are certainly the good and the bad, though deciding which is which is sometimes a challenge. Dean's the bad boy with a heart of gold, and Sam, well, he's got good intentions, right? In Season 4, Misha Collins joined the cast as the Angel Castiel and nobody ever said that angels were supposed to be sexy, but someone forgot to tell Collins. In Season 5, when Dean tries to help Cas deal with his virginity problem, Collins proves that sexy doesn't always mean naughty.
Non-believers and skeptics aren't stupid; they learn - One of the drawbacks for the many seasons of "The X-Files" was that Scully could see weird, supernatural occurrences time after time and then still argue during the next episode that whatever explanation Mulder offered was illogical and couldn't be right. Barring one of those nifty mind erasers from Men in Black, her continued skepticism failed to make sense. Thankfully, "Supernatural" does not have that problem. Witnesses to paranormal weirdness may take awhile to come to terms with that they saw, but as one character argues in Season 5, believing gets easier when you see someone's eyes go black and they attack you with a brick. For the most part, "Supernatural" characters have memories and learn from their mistakes.
"Supernatural" pokes fun at the genre - There's something to be said for a show that refuses to take itself, or its genre, too seriously. The tongue-in-cheek humor of "Supernatural" is definitely one of the high points of the show. Often, these references are short, so the show is not offending its fan base, but they are worth watching for. In a short vampire-slaying sequence in Season 5, Dean delivers the straight-faced dig at Twilight, "Take that, sparkly".
"Supernatural" pokes fun at itself - With a future-telling writer who creates novels about imaginary characters who just happen to be Sam and Dean, the show takes the time to have a little fun with itself. Perhaps the most fun and most endearing of these moments are when Sam and Dean learn that there are stories about them on the Internet, including slash fiction. The scene, with Sam trying to explain to Dean that the fiction involves them as lovers, shows beyond a doubt that the writers for "Supernatural" pay attention to the world around them and use it in the construction of the episodes. Better yet, they aren't afraid to make fun of themselves or the fiction the show has inspired.
Meta plot and more meta plot - Show creator Eric Kripke began the show as a monster of the week show, with Sam and Dean just off fighting things that other people don't even realize exist, but eventually developed the meta plot that lasted through the first five seasons of the show. While it will be interesting to see what comes of the sixth season, so far the writers have done an excellent job of maintaining continuity. While occasional episodes may seem to have little to do with the overall plot of the series, the viewer can watch the progression of events and see the complete story arc that Kripke developed during the first season.
Robert Englund - "Supernatural" is very good about paying homage to its roots in the horror and supernatural stories that came before it and Season 6 is no different. Robert Englund, best known as the original Freddy Kruger, will be guest starring on the episode set to air December 10. Englund will be playing "Dr. Robert", someone the hunters can turn to when they have the sort of unusual injuries that come with fighting supernatural creatures.
The Music - Dean's love of classic rock is one of the minor characterizations that help make the Winchester boys all that much more believable and provides a great excuse for the writers to use music to highlight the themes of the episodes. AC/DC has figured contributed "Highway to Hell" and "Back in Black," the latter used to back the scene where Dean's beloved Impala is restored to working condition. Other contributions include "Spirit in the Sky" and "Rock and Roll Never Forgets" and, of course, "Sympathy for the Devil."