I am a voracious reader, always have been. I discovered the “Supernatural” books years ago gathering dust at my favorite second-hand bookstore and purchased the whole series for $10. I’ve always been a fan of paranormal stuff so they were right up my alley.
The books were chock full of monsters, ghosts, and demons but I found myself more drawn to the complex relationship between the two brothers, Sam and Dean. My relationship with my own sister was difficult and the lengths Sam and Dean were willing to go for each other intrigued me.
I read those books over and over. The spines grew bent, and the pages tattered, but when my work at the hospital made me sad and drained me, Sam and Dean were there to take me away.
When I heard they were making the books into a TV series. I have to admit I was pretty skeptical. I couldn’t imagine any show would be able to get Sam and Dean right. Especially Sam. I had such a thing for him.
That combination of strength, intelligence, vulnerability, and faith just did it for me. He had been through 10 lifetimes worth of pain and damage but he was still determined to do the right thing.
So when the show premiered I watched but didn’t expect much. But it was good. And I kept watching. It was Sam and Dean from my beloved books. This Eric Kripke guy had gotten it right.