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->''"[[PassingTheTorch Dad wants us to pick up where he left off]]. [[WeHelpTheHelpless Saving people]]. [[TheHunter Hunting things]]. [[BadassFamily The family business]]."''
-->-- '''Dean Winchester'''

'''''Supernatural''''' is an American paranormal/horror show based around a MonsterOfTheWeek structure topped off with an [[MythArc over-reaching arc]], while simultaneously retaining humor through various means of LeaningOnTheFourthWall. It features Dean (Creator/JensenAckles) and Sam Winchester (Creator/JaredPadalecki), two brothers who hunt creatures based on UrbanLegends, ClassicalMythology and [[HeavenAndHell Judeo-Christian theology]].

The first season featured the brothers searching for their missing father, but, for the most part, the series features them WalkingTheEarth as they [[http://girlalive.com/unlinked/spn_map7.png travel from town to town]] in search of supernatural problems to solve. Though the [[BigBad Big Bads]] get bigger with each season, it's more common that Dean and Sam already have their hands full with each other. It uses a diverse score of classic rock songs that feature heavily throughout, to encapsulate the gritty rock-and-roll life they lead, and features Dean's [[CoolCar 1967 Chevy Impala]] as [[CompanionCube almost another character]].

Other main characters include Castiel (Creator/MishaCollins), an [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]] that enters in the fourth season; and Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver), [[ParentalSubstitute father figure]] and KnowledgeBroker to the main characters. More information about them, and the show's stable of recurring characters, can be found [[{{Characters/Supernatural}} on the character sheet.]]

It originally aired on TheWB, but moved to TheCW after the The WB folded.

'''Famous for four main things:'''

# The [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys ridiculously]] [[MrFanservice attractive]] cast.
# The sheer amount of MoodWhiplash it has.
# How it raised torturing its two leads ([[BreakTheCutie emotionally]] and [[{{Gorn}} physically]]) to a [[DeusAngstMachina fetishistic art-form]].
# How, in spite of all that, it's still good.

A SpinOff WebOriginal named ''Ghostfacers'', centered around a pair of minor recurring characters from the series, was launched during Season Five, in conjunction with the show's 100th episode. A {{prequel}} to the series is told in the 6 issues of ''[[http://www.dccomics.com/graphic-novels/supernatural-origins Supernatural: Origins]]'' released by DCComics in 2009. Creator/{{Madhouse}} [[AnimatedAdaptation made an]] [[Anime/{{Supernatural}} anime adaptation]], the animation for which can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4tc8Do5wQA this trailer.]] The American release of the first season of the anime came out on July 26, 2011.

The show itself is currently filming its [[PostScriptSeason ninth of the originally planned five seasons]], with former staff writer Jeremy Carver at the helm. Previously, Sera Gamble had taken the reins from Creator/EricKripke after the end of Season 5. Supernatural is currently in its 9th season and has been renewed for a 10th season for the fall of 2014.

A spin-off show, entitled ''Supernatural: Bloodlines'', is set to explore both hunter and monster families in the show's universe, which was [[http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/07/30/supernatural-spin-off/ confirmed in the summer of 2013]]. The show's title was confirmed with the CW's Fall 2014 renewal announcement.

There is an in-progress [[Recap/{{Supernatural}} Episode Recap page here]]. Most of the tropes, especially for the earlier and later seasons, are listed there.

[[http://blip.tv/dottiesmithreviews There's now a webshow dedicated to recapping all eight seasons.]]
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!''Supernatural'' provides examples of:
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* Supernatural/TropeBasedEpisodes
* Supernatural/TropesAToD
* Supernatural/TropesEToL
* Supernatural/TropesMToP
* Supernatural/TropesQToZ
* [[ShoutOut/{{Supernatural}} Shout Outs]]
[[/index]]
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