ok one of the things that bothers me with new spn is that it isn’t just different (brighter, less scary, a definite different feeling)… it’s worse. it’s genuinely worse
i love screenwriting so i’ve noticed major inaccuracies in plot and continuity (you can’t just decide to change something because you can’t think of a better plot, like the reapers being angels in season nine, and you can’t be so unfamiliar with your show that you make going to the grand canyon as children the focus of a scene in season eight even though they have explicitly stated multiple times that they’ve never been before), dialogue (making the characters sound less nuanced and less like themselves, just cardboard lines reciting case facts or whats “wrong” in that episode), characterization (there is none. that is all), and so many other things.
and not just with writing. the camerawork doesn’t have the same indie movie-reminiscent artistic style to it, like framing dean in front of a portrait of michael defeating lucifer, or using angles appropriately that sufficiently add to the mood and beauty of the scene. the musical interludes seem as if they were chosen in half a second. the sets aren’t gritty americana, they aren’t broken down homes or deep city alleyways or seedy motels. they’re middle class homes with no personality or effect on the viewer. sam and dean pose as federal agents and nothing else if they even have a case, something that’s surprisingly not as common. monsters are fewer and further between in a show about monsters, as well as real, emotional scenes and brotherly moments with sam and dean, something that i’d consider to be at the core of supernatural.
like i suppose i could forgive the change in style, even though it feels cheaper, because the show is in new hands. but it’s not just that. everything is actually worse quality. its become a cheap, soulless knockoff of itself and its painful to watch.