New Book Fanfare – John Winchester’s Orchestrated Fall from Grace in Supernatural by Natacha Guyot

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Natacha Guyot’s latest release is a media studies essay (following Before Mako Came Yoko: A Comparative Study of Pacific Rim and Yoko Tsuno and Talyn’s Heroic Journey in Farscape) called John Winchester’s Orchestrated Fall from Grace in Supernatural.

About the Essay

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The importance of family in the TV series Supernatural (created by Eric Kripke in 2005) established a significant supporting character from the beginning: the boys’ father John Winchester.

The pilot opening shows him as the initial anchor by being a true father figure, despite flaws and mistakes, which are essential for realistic character development. Yet, this opening setting undergoes a drastic shift after the first two seasons of Supernatural, and it feels as if John Winchester is framed from a production and narrative standpoint, and becomes a scapegoat for the script writers. A fall from grace quickly grows without almost any pause as the third season begins.

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