I’m not much of a TV watcher, preferring to read. Occasionally, though, a show will catch my interest. Such was the case with Dancing With The Stars, which I’ve said repeatedly is a morality tale decked out with dancing and beautiful people. It’s about perseverance, commitment, and a good attitude. It’s also got a nice dollop of free market wisdom because everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed, although the real-world moral of the tale is that not everyone will succeed.
I recently got introduced to another TV morality tale, one that’s been running since 2005: It’s called Supernatural and it is now in its 11th season on the CW channel. I’m watching it on Netflix, and have reached Season 3 (so no spoilers, please).
The premise is that two brothers, Dean and Sam Winchester, lost their mother to a demon attack when Dean was a child and Sam a baby. Their father, an ex-Marine, became a dedicated demon hunter and, along the way, learned to destroy dangerous ghosts, werewolves, vampires, and all sorts of other ghasties and ghoulies and things that go bump in the night. The boys traveled with him on his hunts and, in turn, they became hunters too. The TV show follows their hunts.