There was no witchcraft involved in the success of
"Supernatural". The show benefited from top notch writing,
direction and performances with just the right dash of quirky
humor to offset the horror elements of the show. The second
season of the show picks up right where the first ended.
Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) have located
their dad (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and have the fabled gun
fashioned to kill demons in their possession. The trio confront
the Demon that killed Dean and Sam's mom only to find it
leaping from person to person finally possessing their father
almost forcing the boys to kill him. Driving the Demon out
of their father the trio escape with the gun believing that
they can still track down the creature, find out why it
has harvested children with special psychic abilities and
how it plans on using them in its "war" against humanity.
Then a truck hits Dean's 1967 Impala. Sam is injured but
alive and Dean is on the cusp of death with internal injuries.
John makes a deal with the Devil or, in this case, the Demon
they were pursuing--take his life for Dean's. Before he
dies John whispers something to Dean which will resonate
throughout the rest of the second season. ***
The second season of "Supernatural" proved that the
successful mix of horror, humor and drama was no fluke for
Eric Krikpe's show. While "Supernatural" has never garnered
huge ratings the series was a beacon in in the darkness
that would often cloud the CW (or at the time the WB Network).
The story arc that began with the first season continued
with the second and deepened improving the depth of and
relationship between the characters. Introducing the character
of Bobby Singer (which was originally designed for a single
episode but Jim Beaver does such a terrific job in his role
that the producers/writers chose to make the character a
Image & Sound:
Another terrific Blu-ray upgrade for fans of "Supernatural"
the second season (which has been the only season missing
until now on Blu-ray aside from the forthcoming season six)looks
extremely good--it's a marked upgrade for Blu-ray. Colors
(well, they were always subdued looking but that's the look
of the show)pop for "Supernatural"--the detail is extremely
good--increased sharpness is a signficant improvement over
the original DVD. Blacks are solid throughout with a high
of 29Mbps and a low of 16. ***
I am curious that Warner has elected to not include
a lossless soundtrack but, honestly, it would have diminished
the quality of the video and what we get a nice 5.1 Dolby
Digital soundtrack. The studio would have had to sacrifice
something or increase the amount of discs to compensate.