On some level, this is a show written for me. Myths, urban legends, forgotten gods, tricksters, fairy tales... Add eye-candy, road trip, epic journey, stir well.
But then, more often than not, I feel wrong for watching. Because it keeps on getting more and more mysogynist with every episode.
Strong women are evil. Sexually active women are evil (or punished for it, or both). Good women are cast exclusively in typical female roles (mothers, waitresses, nurses, secretaries).
And don't get me started on the whole Virgin sacrifice deal. It couldn't have been the Deputy now, could it? No, it had to be the girl, the secretary.
Fine, they portrayed her as a wonderful Catholic who actually has compassion for the imprisoned Sam and Dean, and if they kept to that, I would let it pass. But the cast-off joke about having sex if she gets out alive? Destroying it all. Not cool, show, not cool.
I'm still lamenting the treatment Jo and Ellen got. Jo particulary, her great character development, her coming of age, was reduced to accepting that her role in life was to be set aside, to be dismissed.
And then comes the reveal in the new ep. And we have Lilith as the big bad.
And while yes, it could be done well, the blatant misogyny shown by the writers lately (Malleus Maleficarum, I'm looking at you. A LOT), I can predict right now that they will go exactly the worst way. I mean, Lilith.
This is the show that draws most of its audience from intelligent women. You think that watching it should not make me feel wrong, and ashamed.
If you read till here, just let me link you to Luminosity and Sisabet's 'Women's work' vid that says everything that I'm trying to say here, much better.