Perhaps popularized by movies like “Groundhog Day” or, more recently, TV shows like Netflix’s “Russian Doll,” this trope puts characters in a loop where they relive the same day over and over. "Paint It Black" featured an ancient ghost that was a little trickier to kill than usual. I really had a hard time coming up with ten episodes, I really really did. We did get one good thing out of "Bugs," though: Dean is a closet Oprah fan. Check out the lowest-rated Supernatural episodes of all time according to IMDb. So, it's been quite a while hasn't it? 11) Season 13. So they will have to go some to make a worst episode in my opinion. Like with many other season ten episodes (season ten makes up the bulk of this list), "Halt and Catch Fire" is a "meh" kind of episode. The only episode rated lower is the ninth season outing, "Bloodlines," which was a backdoor pilot for a failed spinoff attempt. 01) Season 2. However, this also means that what we end up with is a climax that amounts to little more than Sam, Dean and a frightened real estate agent and his family cowering in an attic, frantically swatting at bees. Playthings I am really struggling to come up with ten episodes. The episode was panned by critics and audiences alike when it premiered. "We walk in [to the set]," says Ackles, "and all of the crew have bee outfits on. 10) Season 12. Here’s a look back at the season, ranking each of the episodes from worst to best. I've heard this is the worst episode - Why is it … Neither are Sam and Dean above curses, either. 03) Season 4. I actually wanted to choose Bugs for this, but I've actually barely seen that episode. Click the button below to start this article in quick view. Unfortunately, the resulting episode was boring and didn't present anything to the "#thinman" story that was worthwhile. This is a hard list for me to make, its like trying to pick the worst kind of chocolate or worst best day ever, its a hard job but I will Try. When we say "everyone" hates "Bugs," we're including those behind the camera as well as those who sat at home watching the disappointing results. Bugs (Season 1, Episode 8) The cursed Indian burial ground plot is silly, clichéd and fully of holes to match the bad bugs VFX. There are always a few that were just not the writer’s best work. It's not terrible but it's not memorable either. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. With Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Andrew Airlie, Carrie Genzel. Contributor to Digital Spy, The Mary Sue and Anime Feminist. 04) Season 5. It wasn't an all-out awful episode but it wasn't anything special either. Bugs Episode # Season 1, Episode 8 First aired: 8 November, 2005 Directed by: Kim Manners: Written by: Rachel Nave Bill Coakley: On IMDB: Bugs: Outline: Sam and Dean head to Oklahoma to investigate a recent spate of insect-related deaths around a new housing development. It's virtually impossible for any long-running television series to not churn out the odd dud episode, and even Supernatural, one of the most beloved cult hits of the past decade, isn't above this curse. The following list compiles the 15 Worst Supernatural Episodes (So Far). Nerdy kid has a cool best friend that protects him but that he is jealous of. My Tumblr was full of Supernatural and not much else. Not a lot of supernatural events actually occur. Because this was a first season episode, like "Bugs," it can be somewhat excused. The issue with "Bugs" is that one, people don't like bugs much and two, the episode really wasn't scary. Which is why this is on the list. With Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Andrew Airlie, Carrie Genzel. One interesting plot device shared by “X-Files” and “Supernatural” is the concept of the time loop. I don't do bugs. You don't write more than three hundred episodes without producing a few duds along the way. A curse, or hex, is a type of spell work done to cause misfortune, harm or death on whoever it is placed on. Alright, I'll admit it: I used to be a fan of Supernatural back in the day. Anime/Manga Features Lead. Directed by Kim Manners. There are several renowned powerful curses known in Supernatural which investigated by Sam and Dean during the course of the series. What do you think? This episode is clearly filler and it doesn't offer anything new or exciting. In this episode, the brothers find a string of werewolf attacks going on and it leads them to Kate, but not everything is what it appears to be. Supernatural, the television drama on the air for 14 seasons, has some poor episodes like any long-running series. Jump to: Spoilers (3) For this episode, all the actors who worked around bees were given costumes with cuffs sewed on the inside of their pants and sleeves to help prevent the insects from crawling into their clothing. The irony in the anecdote is that Ackles, unable to escape, was the one whose character was afflicted by what was essentially a scaredy-cat curse, combined with a reversal of the heart-bursting concept behind the Jason Statham movie, Crank. Here are 25 of the weirdest episodes so far. Season 12; Season 13; Season 14; Season 15; Characters "Bitten" (Season 8, Episode 4) Like a CW reboot of The Blair Witch Project, one of the worst episodes of Supernatural combines found video footage, werewolves, and … She was one of the first openly gay characters introduced to Supernatural, which made her death particularly brutal. The lowest rated episode of Supernatural across all of the seasons is the season nine episode, "Bloodlines." Here's my episode ranking from worst to best. Like with all long-running series, however, not everything can go flawlessly and amidst 12 seasons of episodes. But it had an interesting Sam & Dean dynamic, and offered a new perspective on John's actions. Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments. The series just wrapped its 14th season and it will return for its 15th (and final) season in the fall of 2019. The problem with the format of some of the found footage episodes is they often don't feature much of Sam and Dean, who are the main reason fans watch the show. And out of its handful of duds, there's one that the fans, cast and writers agree is the worst of the worst. This Week: Supernatural's "Bugs". 06) Season 11. My number one worst episode before Bitten was Ghostfacers but Ghostfacers had some funny spots. After 15 seasons and more than 320 episodes, “Supernatural” will be signing off this fall. Right now the episode is rated with a 7.5 on IMDb. This week we look at what many consider the worst episode of Supernatural of all time Bugs. And then [to] the bee wrangler, on the day of shooting, I'm like, 'How many are we talking here? A Very Special Supernatural Specialis a special documentary-style episode looking back on the first nine seasons of Supernatural. Related: Supernatural: 7 Enemies Turned Allies (& 4 Allies Turned Enemies), The backlash to Charlie's death was intense... enough so that it got brought up at several fan conventions. 13) Season 9. Related: 10 Supernatural Fan Tattoos You Need To Consider Before The Show Ends. There's a groan from the audience. The first half of season one was a little rocky as the series tried to navigate its monster of the week format with its greater mythology arc and it gave us weird episodes like this one. well besides everything? This week we look at what many consider the worst episode of Supernatural of all time Bugs. SUPERNATURAL fans are 'devastated and heartbroken' as they fume over the finale episode. It’s not polished, but it is fascinating. "Yeah, I didn't like that," Ackles concludes. Supernatural Season 5 wrapped up Eric Kripke’s plan for the Winchester brothers. From MadCap's Couch - "Supernatural: Bugs" "Put the lotion in the basket!" The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. When the idea of Supernatural tackling its own version of the Slender Man legend was first proposed it made people super excited. My favorite part of the episode… The ending doesn't really make sense and their struggles against "bugs" weren't believable either. It's not particularly bad but it's forgettable. Also, the bugs are sort of fake-y and not particularly scary. Rewatching the episode, I wanted to write an essay about practically every scene. It's nearly time for Supernatural to end, after fifteen long (and wildly popular) seasons of watching the Winchesters fight … And Dog Dean Afternoon. 02) Season 3. ... let's take a look at what is considered by many to be the worst episode of Season 1!...no, not the one with the racist semi-truck. Video of the Day: '90 Day Fiance': Fans slam Brittany … A one-stop shop for all things video games. Every season has good and bad episodes. Sitting down to rank 200 episodes of a show as beloved as Supernatural was not easy. This isn't to say, of course, that "Bugs" is the worst 40 or so minutes of television you'll ever see in your life but, for a show with such a good batting average in the eyes of its core audience, it misses the mark on almost every level. And to add insult to bee stings, the creatures didn't show up well enough on film, so the entire swarm was replaced by a CGI one in post-production, making Ackles and Padalecki's perseverance all for naught. 10. In a video uploaded to YouTube in 2015 from "Denvercon" -- one of the show's many fan-oriented pilgrimages -- stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki are asked about their most "awkward things" to film. SUPERNATURAL fans are 'devastated and heartbroken' as they fume over the finale episode. It was fun to have the Ghostfacers back for a while but it would have been better if the Thinman legend didn't wrap up with such a boring ending. Given the longevity of the series, it's a given there would be some episodes that are much worse than others. I've heard this is the worst episode - Why is it … Press J to jump to the feed. "Paper Moon" is yet another example of that. Overall, it was poorly written and failed to have as much impact as an episode airing towards the end of the season should. Sam and Dean head to Oklahoma to investigate a recent spate of insect related deaths around a new housing development. Sam and Dean don't get to wear bee outfits. The subplot of the episode is clunky, too. When the idea of Supernatural tackling its own version of the Slender Man legend was first proposed it made people super excited. No, that honor actually goes to Chuck Shurley, who not only serves as the Earthly voice, face and body of Supernatural's God, but for one brief moment in Season 4, as the voice of the writers, too. "#thinman" is ranked as one of the top ten worst episodes of Supernatural according to IMDb because it was disappointing and full of lost potential. The main things I care about in life can be found on a screen, film, television, video games, add horror into the mix and I'm in love. Season seven is regarded by several fans of the show to be the worst in the series. *****supernaturalseasonss.blogspot**** Supernatural Season 1 Episode 8 Bugs (SupernaturalSeasonS.BlogSpot.Com) "Route 666" makes you think the writer's room was running dry on ideas and really scraping the bottom of the barrel. If you're a true-blue Supernatural fan then this probably doesn't surprise you. It deals with a ghost on the internet, for one thing. Rewatching the episode, I wanted to write an essay about practically every scene. It’s not polished, but it is fascinating. A status confirmed by its measly 7.0/10 on IMDb -- the second lowest-rated episode of the series. Horror Junkie. Supernatural has always excelled in its character-driven storytelling, but "Bugs" telegraphs the brother's backstory without an ounce of subtlety. 09) Season 7. It is frightening that Buddy TV thought Bitten was good. It's a racist truck. 5 worst episodes of 'Supernatural' Screen grab of "Supernatural" via Youtube/Supernatural Obviously this is an amazing TV show, however, it has had some ups and downs over 12 seasons. The Singer & Dabb Era. So I'm watching Supernatural for the first time and am finally up to Bugs (watching it now). The weirdest thing about the season ten episode "Paint it Black" is the strong amount of religious reverence. Unfortunately, the premise was too similar to The Originals but not executed half as well and the concept was buried and canceled. 15 Bloodlines (9X20) ... Sam and Dean discover that the housing complex is built on a Native American burial ground that comes complete with a bug curse. Instead, Sam was forced to do things like tske "bow-hunting" lessons by a father who he never saw eye-to-eye with. Especially of the insect variety. Like with all long-running series, however, not everything can go flawlessly and amidst 12 seasons of episodes. "Bitten" (Season 8, Episode 4) Like a CW reboot of The Blair Witch Project, one of the worst episodes of Supernatural combines found video footage, werewolves, and a … Share Share Tweet Email. “Bugs” is not the worst episode of Supernatural, not by a long shot. There isn't much closure. "#thinman" is ranked as one of the top ten worst episodes of Supernatural according to IMDb because it was disappointing and full of lost potential. It follows Sam and Dean trying to figure out why hunters are dying all over the country due to mysterious "accidents." Unfortunately, "Bitten" fell flat and thus landed it as one of the lowest-rated episodes of the show. Not every episode of Supernatural is a winner. Supernatural's 2018 episode "Scoobynatural" bizarrely, but successfully, brought together the monster-fighting worlds of the Winchester brothers and Scooby-Doo.Both properties are owned by Warner Bros., which, according to Supernatural executive producer Andrew Dabb, made the oddball idea an easier pitch on the grounds of "corporate synergy." "Or the bees." Not only that but Sam and Dean don't actually manage to "defeat" anything in this episode. I wanted them all to die and was mad the Sam and Dean didn't off the chick. For this reason, Eric Kripke has gone on record as saying “Bugs” is the worst episode of Supernatural. It follows up on Kate, the werewolf Sam and Dean let live from the season eight episode, "Bitten.". And by fan, I mean a super-fan. RANKINGS. Directed by Kim Manners. But this one has always been my least favorite of … IMDb counts these as the worst. They first reminisce about Padalecki's refusal to finish filming a scene from "Yellow Fever" -- a fan-favorite episode -- in which a huge snake worms its way down Dean's body because Padalecki was too freaked out by the animal. Supernatural is dark, scary, suspenseful — and sometimes, completely ridiculous. In its earlier seasons, Supernatural dealt heavily in urban legend, but in doing so, it always tried to subvert stale folk tales; as a result, it used our collective cultural knowledge against us. Houses of the Holy. At present, the episode has a rating of 7.1 on IMDb. It's mostly Sam & Dean talking to Matt about bugs and investigating Native American burial grounds. A one-stop shop for all things video games. There's a Ghost Whisperer episode with that same concept, and several horror movies that tackle the "death by technology" idea in a much better way. Many people have their opinions about which episodes are the "worst" Supernatural episodes of all time but this list highlights the bottom of the bottom. I don't think this is a bad episode. Supernatural has done found footage episodes to varying degrees of success. A funny episode with a ridiculous plot. Yes, seriously, a racist truck. RELATED: Supernatural Predicted Padalecki's Walker, Texas Ranger Role in Season 6. It's possible that the message here is one of decolonization, and therefore having Sam and Dean remove the supposedly permanent curse would undercut this. We learn details about the argument that ended Sam’s relationship with his father; Sam and Dean’s differing perceptions of what John thinks about Sam; John’s habit of checking in on Sam at Stanford. Showing all 4 items Jump to: Summaries (3) Synopsis (1) Summaries. Next: Supernatural: 10 Best Life Lessons We Learned From The Winchesters. It's a blatant filler episode with overt parallels to the famous 90s film, I Know What You Did Last Summer. How would you rank these? That comes later. Top 5 List - The Worst Supernatural Episodes June 09, 2018 Not all Supernatural episodes are great, some episodes just plain suck (and even the creators/writers hated them, so I'd say that confirmation they really are awful). And he's like, 'There's actually 60,000.". Related: What To Expect From Supernatural Season 15. It's pretty surprising this episode didn't rank lower but again, I assume there is some forgiveness for how early in the run this episode premiered. Bitten is a whole level of horrible and badly acted. Supernatural Season 3 had a good mixture of episodes. Here are 25 of the weirdest episodes so far. Really really did look at what many consider the worst episode in my.... Would be some episodes that are Better than Ever ) of success 13 ; season 13 ; 14! 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