I had a conversation with a friend a couple weeks ago about TV shows. He was looking for something new to watch. I suggested Being Human and, being an addict, Doctor Who. I also said that I had caught an episode or two of Supernatural and it looked interested.
His response was an emphatic get it, watch it, love it. So I borrowed the first season from the library and I have to say, I love it.
Supernatural follows two brothers around the US as they follow supernatural occurrences in a search for their father and the thing that killed their mother. They killed a Bloody Mary type creature, a White Lady ghost, a Tibetan thought form, and a Wendigo.
In the first season, they came to Iowa twice. Twice! Granted, they didn't really come to Iowa and they didn't do very good research, but they still used Iowa. I guess that's 'cause we are awesome and so boring to most people that we should be the place where supernatural things happen. But Ankeny does not have a university, thank you very much.
In addition to them being wonderful hunters, con artists, and identity thieves, they are cute. Although I'm only interested in Dean Winchester. :)
I've got season two on reserve at the library and I can see this show being something that I bring home.
I normally don't care for thrillers or horror films because I have a tendency to think too much and get nightmares. And I hate mind thrillers because of that reason. It sticks in my head and makes me wonder about every closed door and mirror in the house. Let me rephrase that. I love them, but I don't like the after effects.
This show has elements of everything. There are some gory scenes, some mind games, comedy, and tears all interwoven. I typically try to watch something else before I go to bed after watching Supernatural, and the Bloody Mary episode made it so I didn't want to look at the mirror that night, but it still draws me back in.
If you are looking for something new to watch, I highly recommend Supernatural.