Thursday, February 22, 2007
Amber means go
VAMPIRES! Supernatural, ITV2, 9.00pm
Okay, so recommending Supernatural again suggests a little lack of inventiveness on our part, perhaps. But we needed to write something today and frankly we didn't feel like writing about any of the other rot that was on tonight, so you're getting this again, like it or lump it.
Besides! This is a great episode, and there's a special reason to enjoy it in the form of former Buffy star Amber Benson, so if you missed the first showing on Sunday then we strongly recommend you catch it tonight. A spate of human decapitations and disembowelled cattle leads Sam and Dean to suspect demonic activity, so they head off in the Metallicar (which has been restored, by the way, and that first shot of her sweet, sweet chassis rolling over the hill is the very definition of feelgood TV) to investigate. Sure enough, they happen upon a sect of vampires (the leader of which is played by Amber, according to our memo from the Ironic Casting Division) and another hunter - but of course, not everything is as it seems.
Amber Benson is great in this episode playing an entirely un-Tara-like character, and if you're one of the people who tunes in for the horror and suspense rather than the plot and the mytharc and the fine physical presences of Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, this is a good episode to watch because of some spectacular vampire death scenes. Seriously: blood everywhere. It's frickin' awesome. Also, if you're planning to watch the rest of the season, there are some very important ongoing plot details in this one to set stuff up for later in the season. Because believe it or not, there's depth in this show. Despite how much we go on about The Pretty. Depth and Pretty, in sweet cohabitation. It's a beautiful thing.