Parents' Guide to

The Winchesters

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Supernatural prequel charms, but it's grisly.

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This prequel to Supernatural has big shoes to fill -- can it follow in the long-running series' footsteps and gained a devoted following? Supernatural is a flirty, scary, action-packed romp that sees itself for what it is -- Scooby-Doo on steroids (the series even did an animated Scooby/Supernatural crossover episode, to the delight of fans).

The Winchesters' action starts quickly, giving little room for backstory, but the haste seems intentional. There's not any time for backstory when you're hunting demons, man! Yes, it's gory and scary, but if the formula continues to get it right, it's bound to be a proper recipe for fun teen viewing. Frights will scare, some flirty scenes will raise eyebrows, popcorn will disappear, and a little humor ("I figured you'd like your coffee the same as your world view...") will get the adults to stay in the room.

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