10 Reasons You Should Be Watching "Supernatural" Right Now

10 Reasons You Should Be Watching "Supernatural" Right Now

The show is a roller coaster ride that's well worth the wait.
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The world of "Supernatural" is a world filled with monsters and mayhem and crazy fans. If you are looking for a rollercoaster ride then you have found your destination because this show is so raw that it can make you laugh, but in the next moment make you cry. With goofball actors, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki playing the leads it certainly takes you for a ride. This show never fails to keep you on the edge of your seat and always has some heart wrenching element just to make it hurt that much more. I love this show more than any others that I watch, and trust me that’s a long list, thank god for the DVR. So here are my top ten reasons to watch and fall in love with this show just as I have:

1. Good Looking Actors

We will start with the obvious. The lead actors are gorgeous. Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki are the epitome of tall and ruggedly handsome. Jensen Ackles is six foot one, toned, and has the most gorgeous green eyes you can imagine. Then you have Jared Padalecki who is six foot four, toned, as well, with beautiful hazel eyes. Oh but, we can’t forget the infamous Padalecki hair. Having these two to stare at certainly helps keep you interested in the show.

2. Great Acting

While, yes, these two are very nice to look at, they are also very talented actors. "Supernatural" is full of drama so it has scenes ranging anywhere from laughing on the ground funny to crying your eyes out on the bathroom floor. The individuals who play these roles do so with such passion they make it real for the viewer. When they can strike emotions in you, which this show does to me all the time, they are doing their job right. Despite knowing Dean didn’t really go to hell, the scene where he pours his heart out to Sam was one of the most heartbreaking scenes in the series and had me wanting to give Dean a hug and Jensen an Emmy.

3. The Life Lessons

The show, although complete fiction, teaches us as viewers a lot about life. One major theme in the show is family. The one big lesson they stress is “family don’t end in blood”, which I will come back to. They also teach you to enjoy the little things as they can help you through the day. Sam and Dean have been through their fair share of hard times, but things like pie, whiskey (ok, not the best example), the Impala, even something as simple as reading can helped them see the positive and just get through the day.

4. The Support Network

Since this show is very popular, it has a large following. I have found that I share a lot of commonalities with complete strangers that I met purely through the show. The fans of this show really care and show support for their fellow fans. The few people I have met through watching the show have helped me through some pretty difficult times and have been there for me since. It feels good to know that a complete stranger cares that you are still kicking.

5. The Supportive Actors

Not only are the fans supportive of the show and each other, but they actors of the show are also supportive of their fans. They give us gratitude for helping them become what they are and try to give back as much as they can. Jensen, Jared, and Misha all run charities that serve to help us in life with depression, shyness, or even to help you just get by. They created acts like Always Keep Fighting, You Are Never Alone, and Random Acts to help us deal with issues they themselves had troubles with.

6. The Actors Give Up A Lot

To make this show as wonderful as it is, it takes a lot of work, which sometimes costs the actors. For starters, the show films in Vancouver, Canada while both the main actors live in Austin, Texas. This means a lot of travel for them which I’m sure some of you know how exhausting that can be. Also, this means a lot of time away from their families. Both men have wives and three children that they don’t get see as much as they would like. You may think ‘Well they have hiatus to go home.’ While this is true, they both go to conventions all over the world. They do that for us, so we can meet them, talk to them, and get photos with them. They don’t have to do it, but they take time away from their family because they love their fans and want to do this for them.

7. Kick Butt Action

This show is heavy in the action, which makes sense since they have to fight monsters and such. However, the action is phenomenal and Jensen and Jared try to do as many of the stunts themselves as they can, which shows dedication. They practice these choreographed fights so much so that on screen they look great. Their punches look real, when they get thrown to the ground or into a tree it looks real, and it’s very well put together.

8. Family

Told you I’d come back to this. Family is basically the central theme of the show as it surrounds the relationship between Sam and Dean. This show shows you that you can create your own family and that they don’t need to be blood. This is shown with the boys with Bobby, Ellen, Joe, Jody, Claire, Alex, Charlie, and even everyone’s favorite angel, good old Castiel. They didn’t have relatives growing up so as they got older they surrounded themselves with people they cared about and who cared about them. The family scenes in this show are actually my favorite. Anytime there is a brotherly moment, or Jody being like a mom to the boys, or when Bobby was being a dad to them, those were the best in my opinion.

9. The Music

Ahhhh…. Good old classic rock. Who doesn’t like some rock-n-roll? That is the entire soundtrack to the series. It ranges from The Beatles to Led Zeppelin. They bring in some classics that everyone should know and then plays some that they make everyone know, like the song that has become their theme song, "Carry on My Wayward Son" by Kansas. Now, this music came out a little before my time, but since that’s the era my dad grew up in, that’s the kind of music I grew up with. So, before watching the show I knew most the music

10. The Villains You Hate to Love

Last, but certainly not least, the lovable villains. It’s safe to say true fans of "Supernatural" are Satan worshipers. I even find myself aligning with the devil from time to time. With Mark Pelligrino’s portrayal of Lucifer it made it hard not to sympathize with the poor misunderstood angel. Then you have guys like Crowley, who Mark Shepard did a terrific job at playing and will truly be missed, who you want to hate but you just can’t. As much as he plotted against the boys, he always had a soft spot for them and helped them just as much. His dying deed was helping them. I could go on and on but these are just a few examples. If a show can get you to fall in love with the villain than it must be pretty good, right?

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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.
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Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at Pottermore.com. For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.


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1. Clean

Not super fun, but will keep you busy.

2. Netflix

Find a new show to binge watch. Watched them all? Rewatch something you haven't seen in a while!

3. Shopping

Retail therapy can always keep you busy.

4. Make a home cooked meal

Spend some time in the kitchen and make something yummy! Even invite some friends.

5. Visit friends/ family

Pop in on some people you care about that you haven't seen in a while!

6. Write

Writing is something we all do and is a great way to express ourselves!

7. Exercise

Hit the gym or go for walk, do something to keep you nice and fit.

8. Volunteer

Go to an animal shelter, food bank, museums, or anywhere in your area that needs help.

9. Look for a job

If you're bored, maybe getting a part time job will keep you a little occupied. Plus it's extra money in your pocket.

10. Draw/ do something artsy

Even if you think you're a bad artist, drawing is something fun to do! You'll get better in time.

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