Thursday, May 26, 2011

Supernatural - 21st Century Hardy Boys

First show I watched as a boy was ...The Hardy Boys.
Goofy, pretty light interpretation of the novels but fun ...good spirited spooky stories.
But, like Scooby-Doo, there was no actual supernatural stuff ...just bad guys pretending...
..and it left me wondering how would Frank and Joe deal with a ghost? A REAL ghost..


That's exactly what Supernatural is ...Hardy Boys meets Lovecraft...

I'm the older of two brothers, and if we could fight spirits, meet girls, fight occasionally...
Actually, that is how it is.
My bro is also the younger, taller, and more boyish - me, I'm the fuckin' jerk.

It's just a great continuity..
Good spirited spooky tales.
They've taken a fun-as-hell concrete approach to the Heaven and Hell we grew up with, and it works. An earth where "we" are kept safe from the forces above, below, and secretly here.
No, it isn't THE WIRE but nothing is...
..I just happen to like TV/Film when it feels like everyone is having as much fun as I am.

..and like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural is an evolving story ...like long TV movies.
Love 'em. Thanks to HBO for that concept, though..

SUPERNATURAL is a blast.

A.

ps: photoshop is fun - check out the difference in image...

2 comments:

TristJoseph said...

I love the serial format, too. And, you're right, it is very Hardy Boys (I never knew there was an HB show) - with the addition of hot cars, hard drinking, slinky girls and evil, creepy things...I like the update. Wonder what a Nancy Drew update would look like...

ArthurMacarthur said...

Hmmm...
..good question..