January 2nd, 2014


Meta-Fiction As a Funhouse: How Supernatural Smashes And Distorts the Fourth Wall

First Appeared on The Winchester Family Business August 18, 2011


As a television program, Supernatural has never been afraid to take dares. It's tackled the Apocalypse. It has sent both of its main leads to Hell---and brought them back. It has had a main lead without a soul for half a season. It's looked at all those things that go bump in the night and thrust them into our living rooms unabashedly. Supernatural has even made one of their main leads the vessel for Lucifer himself. Riskiest of all, however, is its penchant for delving into meta fiction.
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