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Supernatural Midseason Report Card: B

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Well, the world's still here, so we can only assume that Sam and Dean Winchester have saved the day again.

What better way to celebrate than with another TV Fanatic Report Card? Following in the likes of our Grimm report card and The Walking Dead report card, scroll on down to see what we thought of Supernatural Season 8...

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Best Episode: "A Little Slice of Kevin." Angels. Demons. Tablets. Kevin Tran. This was an episode where Sam and Dean worked together, got to the heart of the mythology, and really showed how promising the main story and direction can be. Packed to the brim with humor, drama, and crazy twists? I'll take another slice.

Worst Episode: "Bitten." Some might disagree, and I do appreciate the show trying something new, but this episode was a found footage fail. With Sam and Dean barely there, sometimes it was easy to forget this was season eight. And the characters we did get to spend time with were hardly memorable. It all felt a little off for me.

Best Character: Sam, Dean, and even Castiel might be my core favorites, but that's because they headline the show. Yet, Benny as the good hearted vampire has been a great addition. Not only has he revealed a lot about Dean's character and the time in Purgatory, but he provides an intriguing friend. Plus Ty Olssen who portrays Benny has some serious acting chops to make the bloodsucker a likable character with some depth. It does make me wonder how long he can stick around before something bad happens though...

Worst Character: Sorry Amelia. I hate to hate on Sam's new girlfriend, but I've really been having a hard time seeing the spark between her and the Winchester bro. I want her to be Sam's hope for a normal life, but every scene with her feels unnatural and more of a forced pairing. I just hope the second half can really prove why Amelia is the one for Sam without me rolling my eyes at every overly glowing flashback.

Best Interrogation of a Cat: Nobody can play good cop/bad cop quite like Castiel which made his detective work in "Hunteri Heroici" that much funnier. Castiel's attempts at cracking the furry feline, let alone trying to solve the case was hilarious. And the cat's response of "dumbass" was icing on that comedy cake.

Overall Grade: B

Hopes for 2013: I really want to get back to the heart of the mythology with Crowley, the tablets, and the angels. And I know Sam and Dean fight all the time, brothers do do that sometimes, but I'd love to see them finally get over their problems and work together. And of course, more pie. Dean loves his pie like he loves his women: hot. After eight seasons, this show still holds plenty of promise, and I'm ready to follow the Winchester brothers to their final stand. Pull on your flannel and hit the gas, 2013 here we come!

Your turn, TV Fanatics! What grade would you give the first half of Supernatural Season 8?

 

Sean McKenna is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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Amelia is back with her hot hero hubby as it should be. Benny (best new character ever) is going deep for a while but I love him and Dean. Guess we'll be getting back to the Prophet/king of Hell sl soon.

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Since I was cut off . . .guess I went over the limit. . . My last line should read "As for Benny, I do hope they don't try to replace Castiel with Benny. If that happens, they're going to be replacing a viewer, too. I love Dean and Sam, but SPN now, to me, is Team Free Will. :-)

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In all honesty, I'm not wild about Benny. Although Ty is a good actor, I'm TIRED of vampires and vampire story lines invading every paranormal television show on the planet! Not all of us like vampires and, quite frankly, I prefer the Dean and Castiel friendship and don't want it pushed aside for Benny! I would prefer the series get back to Team Free Will (Dean/Cas/Sam) and the search for the Word of God, angels, and demons story line. I do agree with you concerning Amelia. This is the most BORING story line in history. Plus, it doesn't help that there doesn't seem to be any chemistry between Jared and the actress who plays Amelia. The cat 'interrogation' was hilarious; the "dumbass" had me rolling on the floor! The excellent Dean and Castiel story line this season is enough to make me give it an A. However, I hope they ditch the Amelia/Sam story line quickly in 2013. As for Benny, I do hope they don't try to replace Castiel with Benny. If that happens, they're going to be replacing a viewer, too.

Wishspell

Continued: the more worthwhile. The idea of demons, wraiths, golems and even Lucifer himself shows everything in one series you could never ever see anywhere else. Even though I am not religious it does follow steps from how the bible is written and I find it so intriguing how it is managed. I despise reality shows and am fed up with garbage tv and this is the best series I have ever seen. BTW, I am an older female and I will be watching this as long as it's alive and well.

Wishspell

I caught this show by accident on TNT and I fell in love with it. I am a horror buff but it must have good plots and this show fits everything I missed in my life. It's scary, funny as heck at times and gives me the willies at different times. I give this series an A. I watched the 1st through the 5th series and am catching some of 8 but need to finish up on the 6th and 7th. I had to search for CW through the the CW site and it says it's on according to my channels on CW channel 18 but when I tuned in on Wednesday I saw none of the flicks. I do however watch every episode like clockwork on TNT from 8 to 10 am every morning. They show two episodes. I hope they let this run for a good 15 to 20+ years. I want to see everything on how it pans out. I missed the episodes about purgatory and a few others but I am going to catch up on everything. Sam, Dean, Castiel and Bobby really make this worthwhile and adding Benny is a nice touch. A new character here and there makes this show all the more worthwhile. The idea of demons, wraiths, golems and even Lucifer himself shows everything in one series you could never ever see anywhere else. Even though I am not religious it does follow steps from how the bible is written and I find it so intriguing how it is managed. I despise reality shows and am fed up with garbage tv and this is the best series I have ever seen. BTW, I am an older female and I will be watching this as long as it's alive and well. I hope I can catch the new episodes on CW in my area. Forgive me if I don't have all the details yet but I am working on them. ;)

Aries93

I actually thought Bitten was a good episode. However, I do agree about Amelia's character. Complete and total waste of screen time.

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I was without hope after the past two years but here I am enjoying the current episode and looking forward to next week (or next year). This show depends so much on us believing the monsters and the brothers ability to stop them. This season has restored my belief. Glad I stuck with you and kudos to the new writers. Of course. jerod and Jenson, no matter the material, really give it their all thanks.