Why Do People Love Supernatural?

There seems to be a pretty strong fanbase for the CW series Supernatural. I’ve never seen an episode of the show and a good part of that is probably because it’s on The CW. That said, I’m not above considering a series based on the hype but I’d need a reason to watch it. So I’m curious, Supernatural fans: What’s the big deal with this show?

I don’t know anyone who watches Supernatural but I do know there are plenty of people out there online who love it, which is why I’m opening up the discussion here. I’m not asking to be spoiled. I don’t want specific details about the show. What I want to know is; What is it about this series that people just love? I know it follows two brothers who investigate supernatural-related mysteries. And something about a missing father. I can’t say I’m a person who loves supernatural-type series, but I did love Buffy and Angel because both of those shows had other things to offer, including compelling character arcs, frequent comedic moments and all around great writing. To those of you who’ve seen the mentioned Joss Whedon series, does Supernatural measure up in those areas? Is it even comparable? Or is this the kind of show that really just caters to people who like vampires, werewolves and the like?

I’m putting it to you, die-hard Supernatural fans. I’m strongly considering Netflixing the first season to check this show out. If you think it’s worth the time, for me (and anyone else reading this), post a comment below and let me know why you think Supernatural is great (or why it isn’t). What does this series have to offer people who like good TV?

(Please don’t post major spoilers. )

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Kelly West
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Kelly joined CinemaBlend as a freelance TV news writer in 2006 and went on to serve as the site’s TV Editor before moving over to other roles on the site. At present, she’s an Assistant Managing Editor who spends much of her time brainstorming and editing feature content on the site. She an expert in all things Harry Potter, books from a variety of genres (sci-fi, mystery, horror, YA, drama, romance -- anything with a great story and interesting characters.), watching Big Brother, frequently rewatching The Office, listening to Taylor Swift, and playing The Sims.