Supernatural is back, with a vengeance, tonight!


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So the Season 6 Premiere arrives at 9 pm tonight. It's back, and so am I.

TV Fodder has gone through some changes. No more recaps. But I'll be here posting - and not just about my favorite show now - I'll be posting about whatever grabs my attention.

And what grabs my attention today is that awesome Season 6 Supernatural promo trailer. The show has gotten darker over the years, but this isn't supposed to be a sitcom. And it looks like Season 6 will continue that trend, judging from the trailer.

This season is also a reset, in more than one way. Everyone is wondering about a few things: How much will Eric Kripke leaving as showrunner change things? How will Sera Gamble remake the show in her style? How do you top Armageddon? How do you escape Hell, without letting Lucifer - and Michael - out of their cages? How can Dean be a family man, and still hunt?

So many questions, what about some answers?

I have no idea.

I'm willing to make a couple of guesses on some of those questions. I don't think the show will change much. Sera and the writers have been with the show a long time. They know what works. There may be some hiccups as Sera learns her new trade, but I expect they'll be minor.

I expect the show might become darker, grosser, and funnier, all at once. Sera, based on what I've read from her online, is wickedly funny. And I think we all know about Ben Edlund at this point. I've also developed an impression - and I can't remember where I got it - that Sera loves the gross out. And so does Ben. If there are any small changes, I think they'll be in those two directions.

As for the mytharc questions? No clue. I have read that the monster mythology is basically starting over. If you've seen the trailer, you know what that means - the "lore" that hunters rely on is no longer accurate. The supernatural (small "s") limits and rules no longer apply.

This, in particular, excites me. What would ghouls and ghosts and demons be like if they were bound by no, or at least different, rules?

I can't wait to find out.

Tags:   Supernatural, The CW