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Wow, that will be an utter series low in ratings for us this week. 2,27 Million and that before the Chicago pre-emptions will be subtracted in the final numbers (make that about 250.000-300.00 viewers even less)? Some of our re-runs this Season did better. Which I`m guessing was exactly the problem - a lot of people probably didn`t know/notice it was new.

I don`t think the episode itself deserves that abysmal number but oh well, hopefully next week we`re back on track.

Now my take on the episode.

I have never watched Ghosthunters (is that what the real reality show is called?) but I have seen docus in that style so they spoofed the concept really well. My problem is just I hate docu-style and shaky cam. Never watched Blair Witch Project because of that. Camera makes me nauseous.

As for the actual content I felt that after a slow start it picked up once Dean and Sam came on. Never disliked the Hellhounds but never really thought about them either so I had not enough interest in their singular adventures. So predictably my interest was greatest in the Dean/Sam-parts. And hallelujah for an awesome depiction of smart, competent hunter Dean. This I LOVED and ADORED about the episode.

I read some people thinking Dean and Sam (Dean especially) were dicks to the Ghostfacers but I really didn`t think so. Or rather yes, they were dicks but with total justification. Snarking and getting sarcastic with people whose stupidity rises through the roof? Hell yeah, that`s me. I`m sure a lot of them thought I`m an assh*bleep* *g*

So yeah, I was insanely happy with the depiction of the lead characters this week.

And Corbett - you couldn`t help but like him but the others? Again, I didn`t dislike them, I just didn`t care enough.

So to summarize it was an okay little ep and I felt entertained through most of it, just not one I would geek out about. Still, the numbers probably reflect that it was a failed experiment - bringing in the lead characters 15 minutes in for the first time and everything, I guess a lot of people tuned out because they thought SPN wasn`t on. That near damnation of the ep, of the experiment, wasn`t justified but I`m not sad if we`re not doing that particular concept again.

Comments

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andromakhe001
Apr. 25th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
I loved Smart!Dean. It's so nice when he makes one of his increasingly rare appearances and this makes it two episodes in a row(because despite Ruby's hissy fit at the end of JiB, Dean came up with a good plan).
astri13
Apr. 25th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
Yes, it really is nice to make it a two-fer, however I have little hope it`s gonna carry over into next episode unless the execution of it turns out differently than the spoilers/sides suggest. Oh well, beggars can`t be choosers, right?

So while this ep was nothing that I would particularly like to rewatch , it will always hold a special place in my heart for Brainy!Dean alone.
legoline
Apr. 25th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
Ben Edlund wrote it, right? He also wrote Dean pretty smart in BDABR. I like Edlund :D
astri13
Apr. 26th, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
Mm-mm. He also wrote Nightshifter which was just awesome. I think he gets the characters really well. Now I just wait for him to turn them into puppets like on Angel. If they actually made cute puppets later, this could be a merchandise goldmine. :D
shadowkittykat_
Apr. 26th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
also, I just love that the moral is that "gay love saves everybody." just sayin'
astri13
Apr. 26th, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
Hehe, did anybody ever doubt it? :D
(Anonymous)
Apr. 27th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
certainly not :)
shadowkittykat_
Apr. 27th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
ack! that was me. stuid LJ...
aizjanika
Apr. 26th, 2008 04:53 am (UTC)
I don't like the shaky cam thing either. That was a big reason why I disliked this episode, besides the lack of Sam and Dean.

astri13
Apr. 26th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
I was okay with the ep, a bit bored here and there but okay. And it had Smart!Dean which is just love. But I feel that pacing-wise it wasn`t a good episode to follow, even if there had been no strike it would have gone "Jus in Bello" - "Mystery Spot" - "Ghostfacers". Come on, there is a week between episodes, sometimes months, I don`t need effing comedy breaks whenever the tension and drama ratches up a bit.

And with the strike - which could be seen coming a mile away so this "boohoo, we had no choice but to film this mostly finished script now" - why was it the next script in line anyhow? - doesn`t really take with me.

Long hiatus, only just returned with re-runs to the timeslot, no real promotion and bam, you bring an episode where the leads don`t appear for 15 minutes. No wonder people thought they were watching something else and tuned out in droves. Just poor planning.

Edited at 2008-04-26 02:00 pm (UTC)
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