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Just a Thought - 'Supernatural' dedication
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I’m binge watching "Supernatural."

The series is in its 14th and final season. I know what you are thinking, “What were you waiting for, an engraved invitation?” 

First, I’ve very hesitant to begin watching a series when it is first released. What if I like it and it’s pulled after one season or maybe two? It leaves viewers hanging. I absolutely hate that. It’s downright cruel and show producers should really be a bit more curious. Unless the show falls into my definition of I must watch it, I tend to hold off for at least one season and see if it is renewed for a second season. 

"Grimm" fell into the must watch it category. I was dedicated right from the beginning. The series aired from October 2011 to March 2017. It was 123 episodes, over six seasons, of awesome. If you didn’t watch it, the show was about Portland detective Nick Burkhardt, descended from a long line of warriors known as Grimms. He defends his city from magical creatures known as Wesen, which are part human and part animal.  

When "Grimm" ended, I was on the edge of my seat – literally. I hated to see the show end, but the final episode left it hanging as to the possibility of a spinoff series. I can only hope that happens. Here it is more than two years later and I’m still hopeful for a sequel of some kind. I’ve considered buying the box set of "Grimm" and watching it from the beginning, since a different channel obviously isn’t going to be nice enough to pick it up and play it again. 

Second, with my work schedule, I’m also very picky about what I watch. It’s very difficult for me to dedicate myself to any series given the city and county government meetings that take place in the evenings. With my time restraints, I primarily stick to watching movies. Two hours, usually, from beginning to end and I’m done. I limit series watching to just one at a time and I’m selective on which one I choose. 

"Supernatural" slipped under my radar as a must-watch series and looking back now, I can’t remember what series I was watching when it first aired. Whatever was happening back then, I just didn’t factor "Supernatural" into my television watching regimen. 

About three weeks ago, I’m cruising through Netflix looking for a movie and there were all the past seasons of "Supernatural." I watched the first show and that was it. I’ve binged watched ever since. My idea of binge watching is slightly different than some people. When I binge watch, it means that’s what I watch when I have time. I’m about half way into season seven. Impressive, I think.  

This show has more twists and turns than a soap opera. I would think you’d have to be a hardcore "Supernatural" fan in order to follow along. You’d be lost after missing one episode. If you watch it, be dedicated. 

Standard reporter Lisa Hobbs can be reached at 473-2191.