Some TV shows bring us plenty of good memories of the past. Supernatural is one of them. While the series only came to an end in 2019, it started up before The CW was even The CW. It was a WB series back when that channel existed.
This is certainly a series that you’ll want to introduce to your children one day. It’s a little like when your parents would sit you down to watch classic Doctor Who or Sapphire and Steel with them. Was that only me? You want to experience a series again and see your children find the same love and joy for it that you did.
Is Supernatural one to do that with? It certainly could be. While I wouldn’t say it’s suitable for a five-year-old, I’d certainly watch it with my seven-year-old and 11-year-old. In fact, we have watched episodes together (we’re onto season 6!).
What makes Supernatural so great to rewatch with your children around? Here’s our love for it.
Supernatural is the perfect introduction to horror shows
While the series does have some grown-up and darker content, a lot of the episodes are pretty tame in the horror department. There are certainly some episodes to skip over—funnily enough, the ones where the humans are the monsters!
The series is all about urban legends in the earlier days. It’s about ghosts, vampires, werewolves, and the things that some scary bedtime stories are made off. While there is death, the episodes are all about finding the monster, figuring out how to “gank” it, and then the two brothers doing the “ganking.” It’s a great way to get children ready for the horror movies and shows that add more gore.
On top of that, there’s a story about family. We have these two brothers who fall out, tease each other, and absolutely get on each other’s nerves, but they will fight to the end of the world for each other. And they will do that for those they come to allow into their family. One of the great things your children can learn about this series is that “family don’t end with blood.” There’s nothing wrong with having a chosen family.
Plus, the music. Let’s step away from the K-pop and the TikTok music and appreciate the classic rock for the night. You will have children asking to play Eye of the Tiger in the car the next time you’re on a road trip.