When taking a look at fan first impressions on Twitter, the very idea of “The Winchesters” has elicited some incredibly strong reactions. “y’all really forgot that john and mary actually hated each other up until heaven intervened huh…” wrote @sandcastiel, pointing out that its common knowledge that the two characters previously introduced via “Supernatural” have a not so romantic history. Therefore, why pitch their own series as a romantic thriller?
@Fish_Tetris echoed this sentiment by posting, “‘epic love story’ yeah having your entire relationship artificially engineered by heaven so your children can fulfill a divine prophecy is so romantic.” They even included a direct quote from Dean Winchester in a follow-up tweet, adding, “‘It (John and Mary’s marriage) wasn’t perfect until after she died.’ — literally a direct quote from dean winchester. girl help.”
@alyssa_hamlet went as far as providing what they feel are better examples of “Supernatural” spin-offs, tweeting, “Who the heck thinks a prequel about John and Mary is a good idea? When they passed on Wayward Sisters????? Heck there is better prequel potential with Henry Winchester and the Men of Letters!! Why this??? We are in the Bad Place.”
“Wayward Sisters not getting greenlit bc the cvv didn’t think there were enough ‘creative avenues’ but running the /already told/ story of John and Mary is just…. cherry on top,” noted @goshdarnit_Cas, further positing that there are stronger alternatives out there to what “The Winchesters” promises to be and being quite vocal about their frustrations with the CW’s creative choice.
Not all reactions to “The Winchesters” were negative, however, as evidenced by @DeansMyHero, who optimistically commented, “I’m disappointed it’ll be on CW but tbh this prequel has potential. I love Robbie. And with Jensen as EP we know he loves & respects Spn so I have faith he’ll do it justice. John and Mary were awful during show but we know they weren’t like that before. And hello Jnsn narrating.”
Whether you’re excited for “The Winchesters” or vehemently against its existence, all any of us can do is give it a fair shot when it makes its inevitable television debut.