Supernatural – Season 7
Season 6 ended with Castiel absorbing all souls from purgatory and as such gaining power similar to God, and resulting in him also acting as such. He unfortunately didn’t read the small print as you probably could imagine that Castiel isn’t God and as such has quite some issues dealing with this amount of power. And that brings us to the start of Season 7 where the brothers Winchester first have to deal with a Castiel who’s gone a bit berserk, to then find out the wall inside Sam’s mind is completely gone and he in turn goes berserk as Lucifer is constantly bugging him.
Next to tracking and slaying all kinds of monsters, this season also introduces a new enemy; The Leviathan, creatures that were locked in purgatory by God but now roam the Earth freely thanks to Castiel and which have all but great plans for mankind. And as nobody has ever encountered them in the past, there’s no known method of slaying them. Another “challenge” for the brothers Winchester added!
Season 7 of Supernatural is no doubt one of the best until now, and this because so many things are combined in a fresh way so that it never becomes boring. The story surrounding Lucifer and the angels (including Castiel) is nicely wound up and regularly pops up to rear its head when necessary, the classic monster hunting is brought back to bring some variation, and we also get a new enemy as centerpiece of the season. Add to that the necessary comedy as well as links to all kinds of other well-know shows and movies and you’ve got one of the best series currently available!
With any other show you would quickly get the feeling of “seen it, been there, …”, but maker Eric Kripke marvellously succeeds to keep things together at all time and make it constantly feel fresh. We can only say one thing: if you don’t have anything against some supernatural stuff then Supernatural is without the best TV show currently available and Season 7 combines just about everything that made the show such a success up to now!
Nothing bad to say about image and sound. Compression errors weren’t spotted and everything looks sharp and detail, even though we wouldn’t mind a Hi-Def Blu-ray version. Still, the DVD is decent.
Qua extras there’s 3 audio commentary tracks, 7 directors who share their experiences on Supernatural, a feature in which the musicians do something similar, deleted scenes, a gag reel and a piece where we get to admire Jensen Ackles’ singing abilities.