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The season so far and HDMI

Majorly bummed, borderline distraught, was how I would best characterize my reaction when I found out that my worst fear had happened and Spn wasn't going to be shown in my area any more *cue wailing and melodramatic whining* but I have been saved by the wonder that is the internet and HDMI cables. Streaming has proved to be extremely easy.

Step 1: buy a cable. The longer the better depending on how far you like to sit from the tv and whether you want to be near to the computer or not as it streams
Step 2: find and plug into the appropriate ports on your computer and tv (<- which should be set to HDMI) No extra software needed
Step 3: cue up show on computer
Step 4: play

That's it! No muss, no fuss, super easy. And, if anybody's interested here's a few tips that I've learned-(I'm not in the States so the American sites won't work for me)

So, if you find yourself in the same boat and are horribly showless, or just want to catch up on an ep that you've tragically missed, grab yourself a cable and have at it - you won't be sorry.

Now, on to the show so far:
I. Love. It. Previously, I have honestly been borderline on the show because of some odd choices the showrunners have chosen to make but, so far, this one just absolutely kills it.
Jensen is knocking it out of the park by showing Dean as still being very true to character, just without the caring and conscience, sorta like his moral wall has been knocked down and he no longer worries about anybody else other than himself. So, he's kind of like soulless Sam but, idk, more complex? More cruel?
Also loved that they're showing him as such a badass. It seems like in the past he spent most of his time being knocked on his ass.
Sam - also loving the reversal where now he's the one running after his brother and trying to save him. Had to smile at his FBI card saying, I think, 'Lemmy Kilmister' xD
Cole - don't really know who he is yet, but I am intrigued
Cas et al - so tired of the angels and the screentime it takes away from Sam and Dean

So, that's it in a nutshell, my grade so far: A++

(On a side note, if anybody watches Gotham, have you noticed that Alfred sounds an awful lot like Crowley? Had to blink at that one ;p)

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fanspired
Oct. 15th, 2014 03:59 pm (UTC)
Have to say, that moment when Crowley said "don't turn your back on me" and Dean turned round - wow, some of Jensen's best work. Subtle, yet so powerful.

I'm on record already with my frustration with the Cas spin off plot, but credit where it's due, Dabb managed to make it relevant to the central arc with that exchange between Cas and Hannah about deals made out of desperation. Have a look at Ash48's review. She sums up the subtext of that scene very well: http://ash48.livejournal.com/432076.html
ferrous_wheeler
Oct. 15th, 2014 04:31 pm (UTC)
That moment with Crowley was amazing! I was almost thinking that Dean looked like he might just make a run at being King of Hell instead of Crowley when he knocked him down. Dean may have been playing tame tiger for a while, but it was only a matter of time before he snapped Crowley's leash.

Excellent review by Ash48! Still not much a fan of the angels but good to see the writers are tying it in more than I thought with the boys.
fanspired
Oct. 15th, 2014 11:53 pm (UTC)
Well, one of them is, anyway. It seems to me that this would have been an excellent opportunity to have Sam and Cas really bond over saving Dean. That should be Cas' natural priority right now along with trying to find a solution to his grace problem. I can't see why he would ever have cared about chasing down run away angels and, more importantly, why we should care about it. I also think the effort to make Hannah a romantic interest for him is ill conceived since they've really failed to make her a sympathetic character.
ferrous_wheeler
Oct. 16th, 2014 03:15 am (UTC)
They've tried to shoehorn in romantic interests before and it has never really worked. I don't mind Hannah, but it just doesn't fit and is totally unnecessary. Maybe the powers that be thought that some romance might up ratings and, due to the rather negative feedback from the times they've tried to hook up the boys, they're trying to promote something with Castiel. You'd think they'd learned better ;p
It would definitely make far more sense for Cas to join up with Sam to search for Dean. At this point I'm very much angels=*raspberry* ;)
fanspired
Oct. 16th, 2014 04:21 am (UTC)
I think, maybe, because there's a proportion of the fans who are hostile to any romantic involvement with female characters, the show accepts that any relationship is going to be temporary. Well, OK, but I'm wondering if they've taken to making the female characters a bit non becuase they know they're going to kick them out fairly quickly. I think that's a mistake. I think the majority of fans wouldn't be hostile to female characters if they were actually likeable. I haven't actually disliked all of the women the boys have been involved with, only the crappy ones :) Hannah I just find a bit non on the whole, but she's exhibited some very questionable attitudes and behaviours from time to time.
queeberquabbler
Oct. 15th, 2014 10:28 pm (UTC)
You can tell that both Jensen and Dean are loving life right now :) so awesome. Oh and I didn't catch the Motorhead shout out on the FBI card, that's great!!!
ferrous_wheeler
Oct. 16th, 2014 03:16 am (UTC)
Heehee! Dean may not be with Sam (at the moment) but it does seem like Sam is still using the id's he made :)
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