A weekend migraine kept me glued to watching Supernatural, which was about all I had the mental and physical energy to do. A couple of months ago, when I was still fairly new to the show, I blogged that it is both a moral show and a pro-Christian show.
Regarding the latter point, readers promised me that the Christianity theme gets sort of bleached out and replaced by more of a Buffy the Vampire Slayer dynamic. This is true, but Supernatural continues to be a surprisingly moral show, with really interesting ruminations about the nature of good and evil, and about individual freedom. Those thoughts, good writing, and a periodic leavening with brilliantly funny episodes that break the fourth wall make it one of the most entertaining shows I’ve ever watched.
I admit to a bit of mendacity with the promise that “Everything I need to know, I learned from watching Supernatural” (obviously not true, whether I’m talking shopping for groceries or writing a legal brief), I do think one can draw a few core life lessons from the show. Here are a few ideas that support that “Everything I need to know” concept for this post.