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DOWNLOAD ¶ TV Goes to Hell An Unofficial Road Map of Supernatural Ý Bringing together elements of the road movie and the horror genre Supernatural follows brothers Dean and Sam Winchester as they crisscross America struggling to protect humanity from what lurks in the dark by battling monsters witches demons angels Bringing together elements of the road movie and the horror genre Supernatural follows brothers Dean and Sam Winchester as they crisscross America struggling to protect humanity from what lurks in the dark by battling monsters witches demons angels the Devil and sometimes even each other A natural heir to The X Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer Supernatural has developed a strong cult following as it evolved past its monster of the week origins and into a global batt. this is a very very geeky reviewOn the long list of TV shows I love I think “Supernatural” gets the “guilty pleasure I love to binge” award I won’t watch it for long periods of time and then out of nowhere I’ll marathon three seasons and listen to a lot of Led Zeppelin and the occasional ACDC tune for a month It’s a show about two cute guys predictably I’m #teamdean who drive around in a sweet classic car while blasting old school rock and roll and kicking the ass of all the bad guys folktales and urban legends have ever dreamt up It’s often very funny moving and even pretty spooky What’s not to like The fact that it constantly makes fun of itself and features a lot of smart strong take no bullshit female characters only adds to it’s appeal in my opinion My husband had never watched it at all and we are like a lot of people slowly running out of new TV shows to watch in lock down – so I dusted off my DVDs And being a pop culture nerd I also dusted off the copy of “TV Goes to Hell” I found in a used bookstore ages ago and never got around to readingThis is not really a companion book to watching the show and considering the various subjects it touches on it’s actually targeted towards fans and people who are at least passably familiar with the “Supernatural” universe But if you are one such person and are interested in analysing the show’s brilliant use of music the way they create modern stories around classic mythology and folklore and the way gender is represented on the show do yourself a favor and find a copy of this bookOK I’m going to geek out pretty hard nowThe richness of the essays in this book really shows that as silly as it sometimes gets thank you Ben Edlund creator of “The Tick” for bringing your wacky sense of humor to this show especially season 4 “Supernatural” is a show that is created very carefully thoughtfully and has a lot of layers to dig through You can’t have critical discussions and analysis like the ones in this book about a vapid show after all I used to watch it with a friend of mine who had a very thorough knowledge of occultism and mythology and he was often impressed with how accurate and impeccably researched the various creatures and situations were in “monster of the week” type episodes This meticulous attention to detail goes in every other aspect of the show It couldn’t have lasted 15 seasons if it had not been a labor of loveThis deliciously geeky collection of essays looks at the distinctive elements of the show and explore them in depth The comedy the use of music the representation of gender and sexuality the reinterpretation of folklore and mythology the main characters’ transient lifestyle and its inherent weirdness their place on the gradient of the American class system how angels have been represented through history and on the show pop culture references through the show and its relationship with its fans; there is also an great essay about all the classic 70s horror references that the show uses and the meaning behind some of the symbols in those movies in relation to their historical and socio cultural contextOne passage actually made me laugh out loud in the essay titled “Rebels Rogue and Sworn Brothers”’ the author discusses the target demographic of the show reasonably well off women between 18 and 35 years of age and then writes “Bearing this demographic in mind we might wonder why these women are so invested in two non middle class men” I mean really dude How is that even a uestionI also facepalmed at myself when I got to one of the later essays discussing Kripke’s love of Neil Gaiman’s work and the similarities between “American Gods” and the “Sandman” graphic novel series and “Supernatural” Somehow even though I basically worship Gaiman those parallels had never occurred to me and I felt very silly for never having noticed the huge overlaps between one of my favorite novels and a beloved TV show Bearing the similarities in mind no wonder I love them both so much Gaiman has written about the mythical road trip in America but also about unusual angels apocalyptic showdowns very messed up fairy tales and how myths interact with our lives by being just out of sight with someone often accidentally falling through the cracks and realizing there is something out there much weirder than they could have imagined And he also liberally borrows from his predecessors like Lewis Carrols Rudyard Kipling HP Lovecraft and Ray Bradbury His homages are shameless and loving and so is Kripke’s homage to Gaiman in my humble opinionWarning this is definitely academic writing and not everyone has patience for that To me it was tasty brain candy that I read as I enjoyed catching up with the seasons I hadn’t watched yet Also it was published in 2011 so the material discussed is only the first 5 seasons; no complaints from me – those are my favorite seasons but that means the rest of the show’s story doesn’t feature at all in the essays This was deliberate as those seasons form one large narrative arc that concludes at the end of season 5 Perhaps now that the Winchester brothers’ saga is coming to a definitive end there will be an updated edition Does anyone know of a wishing well nearby

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Le between Heaven and Hell as Dean and Sam attempt to avert the Apocalypse Amidst the action and horror the brothers enjoy the pleasures of the road listening to hard rock drinking beer and eating fast food while driving their iconic Impala TV Goes to Hell is the first book to give a full and fascinating examination of the series under the creative control of creatorproducer Eric Kripke This collection of essays written by leading scholars situates the series within d. Great book for a Supernatural fan

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TV Goes to Hell An Unofficial Road Map of SupernaturalEbates surrounding folklore religion comedy gender and sexuality and considers the impact of the show's genre bending hybridity and its signature use of hard rock The book aslo examines the show's innovative approach to storytelling and its uniue relationship with its critics and its fans Designed for fans of the show as well as scholars and students TV Goes to Hell unravels the wonders and horrors of SupernaturalIncludes a comprehensive episode guide through season s. Not what I expected when I saw the title I bought it online I expected this to be one of those unauthorized books about a TV show with episode guides photos interviews etc Although this book does have an episode guide from season 1 6 there was far to it As uoted from part of the back cover this collection of essays written by leading scholars situates the series within debates surrounding folklore religion comedy gender and sexualitySome of the contents include essays titled Music and Character Development; The Representation of Women in Supernatural; Exploring Folklore and Religion; Metafiction Strategies and many other topics all written as essays by a multitude of University professors with PhDs or MBAs film education lecturers doctoral candidates folklorist and other professionals Not what I would consider a lazy easy read but definitely worth reading if you're a Supernatural fan