Supernatural – Why It Means So Much to Me


Anyone who knows me knows that if you mention Supernatural, I will quickly tell you everything that has happened so far in the show and tell you that I am obsessed.

I started watching the show mid season in season five. I caught the last few minutes of the show and watched it the week after to see if I would actually enjoy it.  When I saw an actual hour-long episode, I realized that this show was actually really good.

I then started watching the series in its entirety, and fell in love, even after eleven seasons.

So, Supernatural.

A show about the paranormal, two brothers and an angel that helps them out.

And that is only the short version of what Supernatural is.

Since the pilot, the series follows the two brothers as they hunt demons, ghosts, monsters, and other supernatural beings in the world.

Since then, there have been 11 seasons of intense and some humorous situations that the boys have been in. Each episode has something to offer and some new information to add for the upcoming season.

Every time a new episode comes on I usually put my phone on silent so I can focus on what is actually happening in the episode.

I binge-watched the first five seasons and I learned to love the paranormal and all things creepy. But only to a certain extent.

Supernatural has become a release for some people, especially me. It’s helped me through some tough times in my life.

The show may not be for everyone. Some people may like the creepy and the paranormal. Some may not.  When I tell people I love Supernatural, they all have the same responses. “That show is still on the air?” “Isn’t that show about the scary stuff.”

My automatic reaction is silence followed by a brow raise. When I try to explain Supernatural to someone, it doesn’t usually go over well. It’s hard to explain something to someone when that person doesn’t want to listen.

I think for me being a fan of the show not only helps me meet new people and make new friends, but helps me make a difference in my life. This show helped me decide what I want to do in my life and I’m eternally grateful. I want to create shows that make a difference in other people’s life.

I see how this show makes people happy and I know that it makes me happy when I’m upset.  It may not be a well-known show but the small percentage of people that do know of it are considered family.

Like every show we have our ups and downs. More ups, but still.  Not only does the show itself help me get through tough times, but the cast helps out as well.

I don’t know Jared, Jensen, or Misha personally, even though I would love to, but seeing the conventions that are put on for a Supernatural catch up if you will, with them is absolutely amazing.

The conventions are actually my favorite part of the fandom.  For those of us who can’t actually go because of the amount it costs, there are those nice enough to record it (even though it’s not allowed).

People also live tweet quick little videos from random parts of the convention from the different panels, which for the rest of us, it’s like opening presents on Christmas morning.

Whenever I’m feeling upset or just need a pick me up I usually tend to just type into YouTube Supernatural convention, and a bunch of videos pop up to choose from.  I love that I can just watch these videos and it makes me feel better.

It makes me feel like I’m a part of a larger family where no one ever judges me. And it feels good to have people have your back like that.

I remember a moment where I was being bullied through Twitter and my Supernatural family stepped in and saved me and defended me, even though they don’t know me personally. I really felt loved at that moment and I knew that I can trust them and consider them family.

As you can see, I’m obsessed with Supernatural, which makes me a fangirl (hence my column name). But, don’t judge a person for loving a television show; there might be a bigger reason behind it.

This is only the beginning of what’s to come. I love all my shows, some more than others nonetheless,  I love them all.  Watching new shows and keeping up with old ones is kind of my thing. So enjoy!