supernatural is just way too big
it’s like they’ve already done the apocalypse and now think they have to keep making things broader and broader but instead they’re making the gravity of small things less important. they’re chopping through monsters like individual lives don’t matter anymore, and the implication seems to be that not only is life and death not permanent, but it’s not important
they’re killing greek gods and jumping from earth to purgatory to hell to heaven and nothing matters anymore. it’s all a mile wide and an inch deep.
i’m kinda missing “look out for your sibling; find the gray areas between good and evil, figure out where you stand. save lives.”
from a writing standpoint if i had been in charge
i wouldn’t have tried to top the apocalypse at all (i feel like i remember reading interviews where the powers that be talked like that, as if they had to go bigger and badder?) because let’s face it the apocalypse is pretty big
i would gone in the opposite direction — no more grand plans, no more grand designs, no more abstract desires for inarticulate power or destruction (not that those are bad but i’m gonna need more than just ~evil~ give me something concrete to believe in)
just people left needing and wanting with their worlds in ruins as they try to clutch the pieces to their chest and build it anew
dean and sam trying to heal and process their traumas
angels figuring out what do now that god is truly gone (maybe dead?)
monsters and hunters fighting and needing and wanting against each other until there’s nothing but grey grey grey because monsters are people too
i would have focused on the concrete detail of these impacted lives and watched them grow.