My review for the Supernatural episode “The Man Who Knew Too Much” is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!
“In comparison, in the little (and I mean little) scene where First Sam meets Soulless Sam, we get nothing that’s on par with what we got on Dean. The pair of Sams circle around each other alright, but the camera shoots them from a distance, a little ways down a hill, with three-quarter shots starting at mid calf and ending somewhere a little ways above Sam’s head. There are almost no closeups and certainly no dramatic view points or reveals that would indicate in any way whatsoever that this character is important. The camera, in fact, tells us most certainly that he is not. “
My review of the Supernatural episode “Let It Bleed” is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!
“Next up, the Gang studies the journal and gets the reference to H.P. Lovecraft. After the boys exchange amusing and amused looks, Dean remarks snarkily why on earth he’s supposed to know who that is. This has a two-fold effect. First, it acts like it wants to totally negate the heretofore supported idea that Dean actually reads for pleasure and to improve his mind. I’d be more peeved with this reversal, if the idea didn’t, at the same time, also start shoving the lads to their former positions, with Dean as the uneducated muscle and Sam as the brainy encyclopedia. This points to the boys potentially going back to being brothers with each one having a role, and Dean was funny anyway, so there’s that.”