The next best thing is sometimes good enough.

Supernatural – The CW Thursdays 9/8c

Can’t wait for Lost to finally either blow your mind or at the very least stop touching it for a minute so that you can blow it yourself?1 Me neither, but tonight, to stop the shakes for a bit, I’m going to watch the season finale of Supernatural.

This may be damning it with faint praise but this is the best show on The CW, which is odd seeing as how the second best show, The Vampire Diaries, is also ostensibly a horror drama. Hey at least they’re more realistic than Gossip Girl2. Besides, one of the writers is the creator of The Tick which would be reason enough alone to watch. But back to Oceanic Flight 815.

Once a horror story that incorporates any biblical mythology goes on long enough, it must end in Armageddon. Supernatural has been building to that for five years now. In it, Mark Pellegrino, Jacob on Lost, plays Lucifer whose goal is to possess one of the stars of the show in order to bring about the apocalypse. Crucial to this possession is the consent of the possesed. The archangel Michael, Lucifer’s brother, seeks to possess another star of the show in order to defeat Lucifer. Any of this starting to sound familiar?

Of course, I will be rooting for Lucifer since I don’t think there’s any character in mythology that I identify more intimately with, but that shouldn’t stop you from watching and rooting for “the human race”.

Plus the show has a sense of humor. Which is important to hang on to during the apocalypse.

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  1. It’s too sore right now. []
  2. Still not as insane as One Tree Hill though. []