Tribute To Team Free Will

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Two boys, an old drunk and a fallen angel. Team Free Will. Taught us how family goes beyond blood. How family would risk everything for each other. How the power of love, whether for many or only one person, can change destinies, even the destiny of the world. That’s what Supernatural is about, beneath all the mysteries and myths. Team Free Will. Two boys, an old drunk and a fallen angel making a difference.

Supernatural

The series that made me go ‘goo goo-gaa gaa’ over celebrities. Again. At 26 years old. Damn, I just can’t help it. I know am way over the age of celebrity crushes. But Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki & Misha Collins just break down any ‘adulthood matured-ness’ that I had and turn me into a teenage girly girl all over again. Haha.

Won’t say that this is a particularly famous series, unlike Smallville, or Lost, or Criminal Minds. Still pretty popular, but speaking in a sense of relativity. That was what I thought anyway. Not until I got hooked onto it, that I search details online and realized, damn, they have a huge fan base on the net. Like literally huge.

The stories and mysteries in Supernatural, as the title states, is based on all the Supernatural myths, lore and beliefs in our world. Story surrounds the 2 Winchester brothers who’s mother was killed mysteriously when they were kids. Since then, they and their father has been going around, hunting ‘things’, evil things, as they try to solve the mystery around their mother’s death. As the seasons expanded to the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th season the story develops and grows into quite an interesting plot. Angels, demons, the devil, ghosts, werewolves, vampires, witches, cults, etc etc comes into plot. Famous names included Michael & Gabriel, the archangels and Lucifer, the devil. Don’t really like the way they portray some of the angels as being bad. But hey, whatever makes the story interesting? =)

As serious and dark as the series sounds, there are lots of humourous elements in every single episode. And the characters’ development just makes anyone fall for them. Lol. Well, me. Haha. Bear in mind, I am biased. Hee. =)

Jensen Ackles plays older brother Dean Winchester. A character that is kinda rough-tough ‘Texas’-ish. Witty. Manly. Hot. Make that major hot. And sexy. Love his husky, Texas slang. Absolutely loving it. And even with blood and dirt on him, he looks so desirable. Haha!

Jared Padalecki plays younger brother, Sam Winchester. A more ‘refine’ man, but well, when the action scenes come on, he’s just about as tough as his brother Dean. But here, Sam’s supposed to be the slightly more educated brother, getting himself away from ‘hunting’ and hitting college for bout 2 years before returning to ‘hunting’ when his girlfriend was killed in exactly the same way as his mum.

Misha Collins plays the ‘angel of the Lord’, Castiel. He only started appearing in the series in Season 4, and have been a recurring or regular character in all the following series. Absolutely love the way Castiel keeps a straight face everytime he’s on screen. Talking with a straight face, not much intonations when speaking, though not bland. Everytime he speaks, its like with so much intensity. And there’s just something bout his eyes. Haha.

Then there’s old man fellow hunter, Bobby Singer, played by actor Jim Beaver. He may be old, but quite a heck of a hunter. Love all his witty sarcastic comeback lines. And its sweet how he cares for the Winchester boys like they’re his own. Flicking between recurring roles and as a regular, Bobby Singer has found himself a place in almost all Supernatural’s fans’ heart. Well, kinda. Of course after Dean, Sam and Castiel. Heh.

After watching 6 seasons of this series, there are some season regulars or recurring roles that stood out and added a whole lot of chemistry into the series. One of them being character Ruby, a hot demon chick. Considering the fact that demons can possess humans, Ruby was played by Katie Cassidy in Season 3 and Genevieve Cortese (who happens to be Jared’s wife in real life) in Season 4. I personally prefer blonde haired ‘Katie Cassidy’ Ruby to brunette haired ‘Genevieve Cortese’ Ruby. Much hotter and with a cheeky spunky edge. But then, after watching it for a while, Cortese ain’t too bad. But still prefer Cassidy though. Heh. Ruby’s character is one hell of a twist towards the end of season 4. Interesting though.

Another angel that made to one of the top spots is the archangel, Gabriel, who actually ran down to earth to avoid the fights between his brothers in heaven. Taking up the place of a Trickster, Gabriel sure gave the Winchester brothers a handful to handle. But when he fessed up later in the series and reveal his true identity of being the archangel Gabriel, he suddenly seems more serious, and heroic as he stands up against his fallen brother, Lucifer. He started to have that charm around him, siding the Winchester brothers.

Demon number 2, Meg Masters. Again, played by 2 different actress, Nicki Aycox and Rachel Miner. I have to say though, the character Meg is more appealing in the later seasons, seeming to turn into a ‘kinda’ good demon. Played by Rachel Miner, Meg seems to have a little something something for Castiel in the later seasons. Interesting. And sweet.

Then there’s the mother-daughter pair, Ellen and Jo, portrayed by Samantha Ferris and Alona Tal. Though not many appearances, this pair made a lasting impact on people who watches Supernatural. Would have loved for them to remain in the series, but sadly they got killed off in Season 5 of the series. I really like the spunk Ellen and Jo had. And the cute way the few times Dean and Jo flirted. And I actually think Alona Tal is pretty hot. She’s like the tough version of Taylor Swift. Heh.

There’s also one more important ‘character’ in this series. Heck its not outright important, but its the unconscious kind. The Winchester’s car. The Impala! I’ve never really have much appreciation for old classic car until I watched this series. The Impala looks so classic and cool. Or maybe it was the boys that made it cool Hehe.If you ask me, the boys suit the Impala perfectly. And I love the way how they always have an ice-box of beer on all their road trips. So hot! Lol!

What makes this series so addictive and awesome besides the storylines and mysteries, to me, is the chemistry between the characters. Top on the list, the brothers Dean and Sam. Other than being a pair of really hot looking brothers, their protectiveness and care for each other is just heart warming. The closeness they shared touches every heart that watches the show. Their willingness to sacrifice their own lives for the other brother’s safety is truly touching. The pain and tears shed when either brother are in mortal danger or died (yes died, though resurrected soon after) is heart wrenching. Though, brothers will be brothers. They have their silly, funny and humourous moments getting on each other’s nerves and squabbling with each other.Their various facial expression is priceless. From serious faced, to smirking, to silly, to amused, to eye-rolling, etc etc. Simply lovely. Lol! Jensen and Jared made it real believable that they are brothers.

And when Castiel was added to the cast, well, twosome just became threesome. What started out as just an angel in charged of the boys, Castiel quickly becomes like family to them, and would do all he can to help and protect the boys. As would the boys for him. Castiel’s lack of knowledge on human’s ways sometimes creates really funny scenes. Good example? Erm, a scene where he questions the brothers on porn. I think I nearly died laughing.

Throw Bobby in together with them, and we have a fabulous team of good guys. Heh. Perfect team. Dean and ‘his rough-tough sexy cowboy’ attitude. Sam and his witty comebacks. Castiel, the powerful angel and his innocence with human life. Bobby and his funny sarcastic remarks. The chemistry between these characters just oozed out from every corners of the television. Heh.

After 6 seasons of Supernatural, safe to say, am now a huge huge fan of the series. And I love the song played at the beginning of every finale of every season, ‘Carry On My Wayward Son’ by Kansas. Classic! 

Oh, and here’s a little something that made me go aawww… One and off in the series, Sam or Dean will flash back during their younger years. And here’s them, with the kids who play little Dean and little Sam. Pretty alike, don’t ya think ? *melts*

Merlin

Yes, I’ve been watching a lot of English series lately. Helps clear my mind of all the painful thoughts and slowly put me to sleep. So when I ran out of Criminal Minds episodes to watch (Season 7 hasn’t ended yet), I moved on to the next series on my ‘interest’ list.

Merlin. =)

When I first saw this series on the television more than 2 years back, I never expected that I’d be hooked on to it, even though I am always interested in the legends and myths of Camelot. Heh. But I was, and still am. But with studies and all, I didn’t manage to catch all the episodes continuously. Hence now, I started with season 1. Then moved my way to the latest season, season 4. *I think the DVD shop at One Stop must be earning a lot from me these 2 months. 6 Seasons of Criminal Minds and 4 Seasons of Merlin.*

Unlike most movies and series, the hero here is played by Colin Morgan, a skinny young man. Like literally. To my eyes, it doesn’t look like he’s got much bod, though, face-wise, he can be considered the nerdy-cute type. Quite cute actually. Haha. One thing I can’t help but notice is, he seems to be wearing the same clothes in nearly every episode. Seriously. Heh.

To me, the hottie in this series is none other than Mr. Prince Charming himself, Prince Arthur Pendragon, future king of Camelot. Typical cute-boy-next-door look. And with that slight sexy English accent of his? Melt! Lol! Bradley James portrayed the young Prince Arthur so well, with the slight mischievous bratty attitude of a prince, but a really kind and noble heart deep down. Never knew who Bradly James was before watching Merlin. I have to say, he is one darn good-looking guy. Hoping to see more of him in more series or movies, but then again, hhmmm.

Its funny how the producers and director of the series picked their leading roles. Angel Coulby, with a really ordinary face, was picked to star as Guinevere, who will in the future resume the role of the Queen of Camelot. Rather a ‘plain jane’ look, aye? But yet, there’s a little something in the face. A gentle face with character. Though I find it weird they find a slightly erm, ‘darker’ lady to be Prince Arthur’s true love. They make a cute pair though.

Then there’s Lady Morgana, who went from an innocently sweet lady, to a powerfully evil witch. If you ask me, Katie McGrath fair better as the evil witch. Or rather, evil hot witch. Haha. She has this refine ’emotionless’ beauty about her. But you can never really hate her even after watching her transformation. Think I actually dislike the king, Uther Pendragon more. Heh.

The juice of the show? I think Colin Morgan and Bradley James make a good on-screen duo. The constant humourous verbal battering between the prince and his servant is highly entertaining. And the strong friendship bond and trust between them touches the heart. Besides, one’s hot, one’s cute. Oh well. =)

And I absolutely, somehow, love the voice of the dragon, by John Hurt.Very mystical sounding. Heh.

Oh and, scene not to be missed :

Priceless!

Criminal Minds

Finished 6 season in one month. Pretty amazing accomplishment if you ask me. Doesn’t mean it’s a good thing. This series has been my sleeping draught since the first week of January.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s not boring, at all. Far from is actually. Criminal Minds has been one of my favourite English series to watch. Hence, to take my mind off a whole lot of things when I lie in bed to sleep at night, I go to my living room and lie there, watching Criminal Minds. It is then that I don’t feel the heaviness in the heart, the hurt and pain in the chest, and the constant questioning of my mind on the recent happenings. Being fully focused on the show, my mind starts to relax. So when my eyes couldn’t take it anymore, I just slip into slumber, even though by that time, its usually 3-4 am in the morning.

Watching these dudes and dudettes, I can’t help having glimpses of those ‘little girl’ ambitions of wanting to be a secret service agent with the FBI when am grown up. The tripping stone here? I AM grown up. *there goes the dream* Lol.

Aaron Hotchner, David Rossi, Jennifer Jareau, Derek Morgan, Spencer Reid, Emily Prentiss, Penelope Garcia. Absolutely love them all. Each with their own ‘spice’. But together, they make such a good team. I have always loved watching detective shows and series. But this one’s my favourite cause, not only do they analyze the evidence, but they go into the minds of the criminals, analyzing the behaviors of the unsub and predicting their next move. Splendid.

My ‘hero’ of Criminal Minds (and I just can’t stop oogling at how hot he is). Agent Derek Morgan, played by Shemar Moore. I mean, the way he speaks, the way he fights, the way he thinks and even the way he is best buds with the weird but cool Penelope Garcia is just so freaking alluring. Haha. Besides, who could resist this bod? I literally can see steam emitting from his hot bod. LOL.

Then there’s Dr. Spencer Reid. Freak kid genius! No one could have done a better job at being the freak kid genius than Matther Gray Gubler. It’s as if he was born to play this role. And as nerdy as he can look, there’s just this ‘thing’ about him that makes people like him. Of course it helped when in the later seasons, they gave him the ‘boyband’ haircut. A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! Hee!

Then, there’s this awesome moment when I found out that the cute boy above, provides the voice for…………….

SIMON SEVILLE! =)