Blu-ray Review: ‘Supernatural: The Complete Tenth Season’

Review by Lauryn Angel

As the tenth season of Supernatual opens, Dean (Jensen Ackles) is a demon, Castiel (Misha Collins)is dying, Sam (Jared Padalecki) has been kidnapped, and Crowley (Mark Sheppard) is dealing with mommy issues. As Supernatual fans have come to expect, things get a lot worse before they get any better. This season features some truly great episodes — “Fan Fiction,” “Ask Jeeves,” and “About a Boy” are particular favorites – but there are a few episodes that just didn’t quite work.

The primary storyline for the season was Dean’s struggle with the “Mark of Cain” and Sam’s quest to remove it. This led to Dean really being the focus of the season, with Sam a bit on the sidelines. While I’ve personally always found Dean the more interesting character, this focus threw the show off balance, as the Winchesters are best when they play off each other. Crowley and Castiel don’t spend much time with the Winchesters this season. Castiel is still coming to grips with his humanity, while Crowley is dealing with his mother, Rowena (Ruth Connell). Their storylines mostly felt like distractions, however. This season also gives us the return of fan-favorite Charlie Bradbury (Felicia Day) – although fans won’t be happy with the way her story arc plays out.

This season has enough twists and turns to keep the die-hard fans watching, whereas the casual fans might not make it all the way through (I have several friends who gave up on the season). The season finale, in which the ultimate evil is unleashed, is enough to bring us back for an eleventh season, which returns to the CW on October 7.

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