I just joined the fandom (I know I'm very late) to only find that no, I hadn't missed nine seasons, I'd missed THIRTEEN fucking seasons. How do I catch up to them?
the good news is that you’ve missed 12 seasons and only the first 4
episodes of season 13.
answer I always wanna give to people with this dilemma: start at the
beginning and watch the whole thing. Every damn episode. There are
currently 268 episodes available, so if you watch one episode per day
you’ll be caught up in less than a year. If you watch 2 per day
you’ll be caught up in 1/3 of a year. It all comes down to what
kind of binging you are capable of.
here’s the answer I probably should give despite it being unpopular
among purists (myself included): you could always just Google
“supernatural skip guide.” There are a TON of lists out there
which lets you steamroll through the main plot points of the series
while skipping the “filler” episodes. One of MANY downsides of
this is that I don’t see any lists updated through anything later
than season 9… plus I should probably write one myself considering
how many of these I disagree with. (Do NOT skip Crossroad Blues in
season 2. DO NOT. I’LL KICK THE ASS OF WHOEVER WROTE THAT
this method is iffy: in addition to missing vital character
development (which tends to happen in the so-called ‘filler’
episodes), you might wind up missing something that you would have
really liked. There are a ton of people out there that prefer mytharc
(like me), and there are a ton of people that like the MotW/filler
episodes more. That’s why I recommend just buckling down and
watching the whole thing. Yes, there are some not-so-great episodes,
but even the crappy ones usually have something to offer.
you want to steamroll, let me know, and I can probably come up with
some kind of guide for you, which would probably knock at least…
oh, 20-30 episodes or so out of it. There’s still a lot of material
even with so-called “skippable” episodes.
really… you shouldn’t skip anything. If you’re into it, just
buckle down and get watching.
We’re all valuable cogs in this massive wheel known as society, and each of us is an irreplaceable part of the world. There will be both good times and bad, but please keep working hard at your job, okay?