The Low Point of Supernatural: Mark Sheppard's Least Favorite Season Is Not What Fans Think
What's the worst season of Supernatural?
During a discussion on Reddit, season 15 was widely regarded as the weakest so far. Users cited inconsistencies and too many storylines that appeared "stuffed in and rushed through".
In fact, it was challenging finding anybody in the thread that had anything positive to say about season 15. For many, it seems, too much changed and it just didn't feel as though the right level of care and attention had gone into creating it.
One user, though, said season 12 was their least favourite. Well, they were a little more blunt, saying they "hated it".
Meanwhile, the legendary Mark Sheppard has his own opinion on the matter. Mark appeared as the much-loved demon Crowley in 70 episodes of Supernatural over 8 seasons, first as a guest star and then as a regular cast member.
The London-born actor left the show at the end of season 12 and not without a scandal, so it would be natural to assume that his least favourite season would be his last on the show, right? However, Mark Sheppard has picked out a season that fans haven't even thought about. Mark believes that season 7 was the worst in the show's history.
After sharing his point of view, the actor went on to describe how season 7 would have made a good season 12. Essentially what he was saying was that season 7 wasn't terrible television in and of itself – it was rather out of place in the context of the overall arc of the show.
Interestingly, at a Fan Expo in 2018, he described season 12 as "what it was". Quite non-committal, but it's hard to view his comment in any kind of positive light.
And it's not just season 7 and season 12 that have been on the end of Sheppard's biting tongue. On the Inside of You Clips YouTube channel, he explained how Jensen Ackles once pulled him aside on the set of Supernatural and asked why he was fine talking off-screen but always needed upwards of three takes when the camera was on him.
Sheppard replied by saying that all too often the creators gave him a story that "they think is funny" on paper and that his job was then to "read that, find a way to believe it and find a way to make it actually mean something" otherwise it was, in his words "cack".
Not that he didn't love the show. Although the acrimonious parting of the ways at the end of season 12 would have done nothing to make him want to praise the show too much.
In the end, though, as with so many things in life, it's all about opinions and each is welcome to their own.