Genre programs have a hard time at the Emmys. Even if a show is as incredible and groundbreaking as Battlestar Galactica, titles and genre alone scare off Emmy voters.
That doesn’t make them any less deserving of recognition. And one genre series that deserves a look is The CW’s Supernatural.
For five years, the series has developed an intricate mythology that touched on faith and religion like no other series on television. The battle between good and evil, angels and demons, God (or the absence of) and the devil. Questioning faith, but reinforcing it at the same time, presenting a fresh look at what has long been touched upon on TV and film.
But at the heart of the series is family, two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester, who with the fate and weight of the world on their shoulders, struggle to stick together.
Supernatural has defied the odds, being smart and thought provoking but also hilarious and fun, being able to balance tense drama with light humor and a touch of blood and gore.
The series is very emotional and can get very heavy, but has been thoroughly fun and satisfying. For them being able to deal with such material that other series on television would not dare touch, and doing it well is a big accomplishment.
But a huge reason Supernatural has worked so well is its two lead stars, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles.
Their chemistry is evident, their brotherly bond natural. Their performances are always full of emotion, from their facial expressions to easily taking care of the action scenes as well as the drama and comedy.
Jared and Jensen can do it all, making audiences both laugh and cry.
Being on the CW adds another hurdle for the series to get recognized, but no one can take away their efforts on screen. Plenty of excellent writing, production and performances on Supernatural , which hopefully can eventually be recognized.