This television drama is about the two Winchester brothers, Sam and Dean, who were raised by their father, John, to hunt and kill all things that go "bump in the night" after his wife, Mary, was murdered by an evil supernatural being when the boys were young. 22 years later the brothers set out on a journey, fighting evil along the way, to find their recently missing father who, when they finally meet up with, reveals he knows what killed their mother, a demon, and has found a way to track and kill it. Meanwhile, Sam starts to develop frightening abilities that include death visions, visions of people dying before it actually happens. These visions are somehow connected to the demon who murdered his mother and its mysterious plans that seem to be all about Sam. When their father dies striking a deal with the very same devil that had killed his wife, the brothers, now alone and without their mentor, are determined to finish the crusade their father started. But disturbing revelations ...
Just saw the preview on Yahoo of the first episode and it was better than I anticipated. There are a few new series this fall with the same idea (aliens/supernatural phenomena/mystery encountered by a pair of sleuths) so it's hard to say if this show will set itself apart. Remember that "E/R" and "Chicago Hope" were two hospital dramas that debuted on the same night, at the same time, on two different networks (if you said "what is Chicago Hope?" then my point is made.) Jared Padalecki, of "Gilmore Girls," is a familiar face who gets a chance to toughen up his image a little. The first episode sets up some mysteries to be solved over the season but also has some immediate gratification. No spoilers here ~ you'll have to watch it yourself. It's got a bit of an "X Files" feel to it ~ we'll see in future episodes whether they can keep the stories as interesting while giving the talented lead actors something meaty to work with.
We know about 5 Goofs. Here comes one of them: Errors in geography The episode "Hook Man" is set in Iowa. Yet in an overhead view as they pull into town, you see palm trees.
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Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver) was only supposed to make a one-time appearance.
None of the cast or crew members ever expected the show to last as long as it has. Misha Collins (Castiel) has stated that at the one hundredth episode party, someone said, "Maybe we'll see you at the two hundredth!", and everyone laughed at the idea, thinking the show would be long gone by that time. The party for the two hundredth episode of the series took place in October 2014.
An important aspect of the show's music is classic rock, most of which comes from Eric Kripke's own record collection, although one of his favorite bands, Led Zeppelin, has always been too expensive to license.
The Latin inscription on the barrel of the Colt gun says "Non timebo mala", which translates to "I will fear no evil".