I'm the anon about WD spinoff. First I'd like to say thanks for asking why I was unhappy with it and this might seem like a rant than a counter argument. So it's basically a female version of Supernatural. But why does Rhodes get a spinoff? I have nothing against Kim but ever since she said they'd have to recast Jody if they kill her my attitude changed forwards her. We’ve had far better female fan favorites come over the years. And I don't really care for any of the WD characters.
(2/3) Supernatural is also a show that doesn’t warrant a spinoff. It is its own entity. I’m glad they’re giving the fans what they want but honestly that’s all it is is fan service. I don’t see this show lasting a long time if at all. Charlie and Eileen were my last favorites and they got butchered for plot. But these guys get a spinoff. Basically my unhappiness is due to bitterness. I also like to point out I’m all for female empowerment. Girls kick ass.
(3/3) I’m done I just like to thank you again for hearing me out or putting up with my rant.
So you’re right about that– the new show is just a fanservice, but I don’t really see that as a bad thing. And you have to look at it from the creators’ perspective. They are constantly getting accused of not doing what the fans are asking for (and rightfully so) – they’re not involving the relationships that the fans want, they’re not keeping the female characters or diverse characters that the fans love, and they’re always bringing it back to the brothers, while excluding other characters that are just as much series regulars as Jared and Jensen. So instead of altering the original series, they are creating something new. Now that may be taking a route that isn’t really necessary– making this spin-off is excessive, but they’re at least trying to do something for the fans who are getting upset that the original show is not making these desired changes, and I for one, am counting that as a win.
Perhaps the creators are doing this because they have a vision for what they want Supernatural to be, and it doesn’t matter if the fans agree with it or not, they just want to bring their vision to fruition, so none of those changes really work for them. It might suck, but that’s their right as the show runners. In any case, the spinoff is an attempt to soften that blow. Supernatural is its own entity, as you said, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have more.
And I think for the same reason that you lost respect for Kim, is also why she was cast in this leading role. That attitude of putting her foot down and saying she will not return to a show that kills off her character may come off as harsh to some, but if you look at it from her point of view, she is taking the stand for the person that she’s been representing. There is no reason to kill off Jody, and Kim is making that very clear by saying she will refuse to act on Supernatural anymore if they try to hurt her character.
Jody also makes sense as a lead for this spinoff since she has been on the show for the longest out of any of these other female characters. She has been made into this adoptive mother, and all the other surviving women on Supernatural have been somehow connected to her. She is the bond that links everyone else to the main plot line of Supernatural, so it makes sense that she would be the bridge to something new, apart from the original show.
And yes, this may just become a “female Supernatural”, but if it really is a attempt at fanservice, and they really are listening to us, then hopefully they will take this opportunity to start doing the things the fans have asked for. After all, they have made money and created a substantial name and created longevity for themselves by focusing their attentions on the “Supernatural Family”, so this new show should focus on that as well if they want to ensure that it stays on the air.
Of course, they could still mess it all up and be stupid and make stupid choices … but right now, I’m trying to be optimistic and hope for the best. Obviously you can have whatever view on it that you choose and I completely understand the ones that you’ve expressed. I am very bitter as well, but I’m still hopeful that this spinoff will be everything that I want it to be.
Thank you for explaining your opinions and I respect your thoughts. Feel free to share them with me any time.