Essay Analysis Of Eric Kripke 's ' Cw Show Supernatural '

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In Eric Kripke’s CW show Supernatural, the audience is introduced to two very different brothers. Sam Winchester, the younger of the two, has a life filled with opportunity. At age 21, he finds himself concluding his undergrad at Stanford with an LSAT score of 174 and a loving relationship with his live in girlfriend, Jessica. When his brother Dean unexpectedly arrives with the unfortunate news that their father has gone missing, Sam is required to leave school for a weekend to aid his brother’s search for their father, John Winchester. While their weekend trip does result in the rescue of another family, they do not find their father. Instead, Sam returns to his apartment to find Jessica murdered in the same fashion that their mother was 20 years ago. This leads Sam to drop out of college and join his brother in the search for their father and the “yellow-eyed demon” who has continuously influenced their pain. Supernatural has been on the air since 2005. The show has just recently concluded its tenth season. Although the plot of the show displays an emotionally filled need for vengeance, the Winchesters mask this with humor and constant reassurance of masculinity, which is present in the form of the ’67 black Impala the brothers drive around, the flannels worn, and of course the violence used to cleanse the world of perverse sadistic monsters. Despite Supernatural’s target demographic being males 14 through 45, the actual viewer demographic is predominantly…

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