I will probably give it a rest and then try it again in a bit. If I still can't get into this season, I may drop off.
I don't mean to imply that there's nothing about it that I like. There's certainly plenty, or I wouldn't have stuck it out even this long. Just certain things annoy me, and when they seem to start to take over the show, it's tough for me to look past them. There was much of Season 3 that I liked. Some episodes were proper scary, and I laughed my butt off through Hollywood Babylon (Do you guys know that 10-1 is film crew code for "on the toilet, doing a number one"? So when Dean is on the headset and says he thinks the starlet is on a 10-1, he was saying she was having a wee.
) It's just toward the end it got pretty bad. Ghostfacers or whatever was one of the worst-written episodes of TV I think I've ever seen. Okay, maybe not, but it felt that way at the time.
It's funny, Katie, because my youngest brother (the weirdo "Josh Rodgers" on facebook) says he likes the show because the brothers' relationship reminds him of himself and Ian, the Bro that lives with me. So I guess that's not an uncommon draw for the viewers. I think I get it, but I definitely don't see myself in either of the characters. (I think I know what Josh sees, but duuuuuuuude, he is SO far from being like Sam it's kind of sad.) I sort of feel like anyone who has to remind their sibling why they're helping them *five times an episode* (Dean, you're my brother, and I have to help you. Sam, you're my brother, okay? I'm supposed to look out for you.") can't have that great a relationship.
I know, I know, at least half the time it's exposition in case of new viewers, and I'm not being fair 'cause it annoys me. It happens sometimes.
Oh, a sort of side note: I really liked Bella, and thought that the way they left her was kind of stupid. Granted, they've left it open for her to possibly come back at some point. (You just can't get good hellhounds these days.)