Wynonna Earp

7 Reasons Why Wynonna Earp is Doing Everything Supernatural did Wrong, Right

“‘Guilty, sinner, forgiveness’. You’re just another dude telling me what I’ve done wrong and now I’m bout to do some right” — Wynonna Earp before blowing a dude’s head off 

If you’ve seen a single episode of Supernatural you won’t need me to explain why people are making comparisons between it and Wynonna Earp. Both shows are about two siblings (one rough and tumble, one sweet and studious) who have been pulled apart by circumstance after their shitty and violent childhoods. Both shows are about the identities the siblings have been forced to inherit because of their family legacy as monster hunters and both shows have demons, legendary guns, sexy people, and witty one-liners. They are similar in content and aesthetic, but despite the overwhelming similarities there are a lot of differences, and those differences are incredibly important.

I have a love-hate relationship with Supernatural after sticking with it for all 241-ish episodes (so far) and spending way more on Supernatural merchandise than I would like to admit. I love Supernatural’s characters and I love the show it could be, but I hate the show it often is and I hate the show that it might become. It’s because of all this that I have high hopes for Wynonna Earp, as it could very well be the show that benefits from Supernatural‘s many mistakes and creates an entirely different demon killing world for us to love. Here are 7 lessons that Wynonna Earp can teach us about making great television in only 10 episodes!

1)Your target audience doesn’t have to be men

Wynonna Earp

I don’t know why after 11 seasons of Supernatural I still feel like the show isn’t for me. Despite the fact that Supernatural runs many huge conventions full of female fans every year I still feel like the showrunners wish their audience was primarily dudes looking for action, horror, and cars, not primarily women looking for action, horror, cars, friendship, and romance. Even though there is nothing about Wynonna Earp screaming “women watch me” – other than the main character being a woman – I felt right away like I was the show’s target audience. I feel somehow that I’m being called to or hailed. It feels like the queer female jilted Supernatural fan is exactly the audience they want.

2) Queer-baiting is not the same as queerness

Wynonna Earp - Haught Waverly

Supernatural is known for its brutal queerbaiting. On the one hand, I’m a sucker and the relentless hints and gesturing that Dean is bisexual and that Cas is in love with him have kept me coming back season after season. I am without a doubt part of that audience being baited not only because I’m shipping Dean/Cas (Destiel) but also because I desperately want to see more bisexual representation on TV. Wynonna Earp, on the other hand, was from the get-go making sure you know some of its characters are queer. They aren’t implying it, they aren’t teasing it, they are showing it, they are confirming it. They literally named one of the most aggressively queer characters “Deputy Haught” (blush) and the moments between her and Wynonna’s sister Waverly are so beautiful and perfect and queer but of course, because this is TV, the relationship is not without conflict. The conflict is not queer panic though, it’s that (pretty clearly bi) Waverly has a boyfriend, who is an actual character  not just a jerk who is there for you to hate. After only a single episode I had a huge crush on Waverly, who is like a more likable but equally complex Spencer Hastings from Pretty Little Liars. Immediately Waverly felt like a character for queer fans, not one that was going to be used to tease us. On top of this, only a handful of episodes in, we’ve had an episode revolving around a queer romance involving two other characters (I wish Fish was a recurring character). To cap it off, not gonna lie, Doc Holliday seems pretty bi to me as well. A girl can dream.

3) You can be serious in content without being serious in tone

Wynonna Earp - Wynonna Waverly

The best episodes of Supernatural don’t take themselves seriously. Unfortunately, that is only about half of the episodes. The other half are overwrought with overly dramatic tirades of masculinity, full of “no homo” moments and “single man-tears”. So many of the conflicts in Supernatural arise not out of the world ending or hell opening up but the refusal on the part of the siblings to communicate because of a toxic mix of pain, pride, and male ego. It is frustrating how disconnected those episodes feel from the more complex honest and self-aware ones. Wynonna Earp has covered intense topics but seems to keep its humor and self-awareness throughout. No matter how serious the content being covered in Earp’s life (accidentally killed your own father and sister with your dad’s gun  yikes) there are also jokes being made and fun being had. Wynonna and Waverly seem to be working through their shit as a family to some success, unlike the brothers who are inarguably more messed up now than when the show started.

4) People of colour can be love interests

Wynonna Earp - Wynonna Dolls

I think this one is pretty self-explanatory. People of colour on Supernatural are few and far between and treated poorly. This post about race and Supernatural had high hopes for two POC characters who had been introduced around the time it was being written  they are now both dead. – they are now both dead. Dean’s first love interest was actually a woman of color who seemed perfect for him but she disappeared after a single episode never to return. Now Purgatory, the setting of Wynonna Earp, is a pretty white place, there are not a lot of POC hanging around this hick town but it’s so refreshing that Wynonna’s love interest (oh the sexual tension of the hate/love workmance  KISS ALREADY) is Agent Dolls who is played by Torontonian Shamier Anderson. Not only is Agent Dolls the much needed straight man of the series, giving humorless stares in response to Wynonna’s quips but he is sometimes shirtless which is a great bonus.

5) A consistent location means a better cast of characters

Wynonna Earp - Wynonna

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good road trip. Supernatural’s road trip model is amazing because we get to see a ton of different landscapes, monsters, motels, and people but it just doesn’t work in the long term. I can’t even count the times Supernatural has had a “monster of the week” episode and introduced really incredible characters (recent episode “The Chitters” is a great example of this) only to have those characters either die or walk away never to be seen again. Wynonna Earp staying in the town of Purgatory allows for charming recurring characters and also allows the creators to develop a setting that has its own reputation and expectations. The other more practical benefit to Purgatory is that you don’t have to listen to our heroes constantly explain to local law enforcement that monsters are real. Everything starts from the assumption that monsters are real and then we work from there.

6) Women don’t have to die constantly

Wynonna Earp - Wynonna Thumbs Up

Are you a female character on Supernatural? Surprise you’re dead! There have been a few exceptions to this rule (Donna, Jody and her daughters, Rowena) but most female characters either never show up again or die, and every female love interest for the boys has died or disappeared. In a show about monsters, people are going to die, women are going to die. The show has very few female characters, although the few it has had are very, very cool  until they DIE. There is a trend in TV, and this is exemplified in Supernatural, to kill off your female characters, especially your queer female characters in order to perpetuate the story of your (usually male) protagonists. Recently a fan favorite female character died on Supernatural and for a short period of time, I swore I would never watch another episode again. The problem wasn’t that she just died, it was that she was “fridged”. If you haven’t heard this term before it refers to the “woman in the refrigerator” trope, in which female characters are killed in order to further the male character’s story. The deaths of the women of Supernatural are not about the female characters, they are about the motivating the male characters to revenge. If Wynonna Earp was Supernatural then I’m sure Officer Haught would probably already be dead. It’s not just that women aren’t dying left and right in Wynonna Earp, there also seems to be more women in general. There have only been 10 episodes of this show so far so maybe I will be wrong but I hope Wynonna Earp might put this shit to rest.

7) It gets good right away

Wynonna Earp - Wynonna

On the rare occasion that I’m trying to convince people to watch Supernatural I usually have to tell them to bear with it through the first two seasons (which is a LOT of episodes) while it gets its legs. When they get into it then we can share frustrations about how Supernatural gets REALLY good and then suddenly gets really bad countless times throughout its run. I don’t have the same baggage when I recommend Wynonna Earp to a friend. I cared about all the characters immediately, I liked it right from the credits and I didn’t suffer any heartbreaking disappointments. The chemistry between the cast members is palpable and you can tell there is a lot of really interesting mythology and material for the writers to slowly uncover. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve been terrified – the gamut. So come on down to Purgatory where you can have your demon hunting and your queer romance too. There wasn’t work or patience or guilt involved in loving this show and as a Supernatural fan that was a very welcome change.

Wynonna Earp airs Fridays at 10 pm ET on SyFy and Mondays at 9 pm ET on CHCH

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  • Robot Parking

    Aaaa this article is dope!

  • Medium Mouse

    Actually your wrong on a few accounts. Supernatural has had a love interest of color in season 1. They have had multiple characters on the show, involving the LGBT community. And women die on Supernatural, but some of them have actually come back. Like the end of Season 11, Sam and Dean’s Mom comes back from the dead as God’s gift of saying thank you. I didn’t read the rest of this article, because I thought it was bullshit and a waste of my time. No, a fence.

  • MizMisanthrope

    Wynonna didn’t kill her sister with Peacemaker…only her father….her sister was believed to have been carried off into the hills and killed by the Revenants that attacked. Hate to be that person but it’s an important detail for the show given the twist in ep 10.

  • Raz

    Like most shows, you will have a cringe worthy episode and Supernatural is no exception. For every ‘City on the Edge of Forever’ you’re gonna get ‘Spocks Brian’. But, Supernatural must have been doing something right to have lasted as long as it has and have the following it does. Some of your points are valid, but others sadly are not.

  • Samid

    Queer romance. Good grief. Does every show ever have to have a queer romance? The majority of us don’t relate to that so we aren’t all falling over ourselves to watch a couple guys falling in love. What is wrong with a show having a straight cast of characters? Enough already. Just enough

  • Hellboy

    Supernatural is the show it has always been. And for some reason it has a huge female following, and there’s a reason it has that following, because they fell in love with the show for how it was. The show is about family, and more specifically brotherhood. It’s never been about romance, in eleven seasons, you know how many extended romantic subplots the show has had? Two. Season six with Dean and Lisa and season eight with Sam and Amelia. And even though, those storylines were less about romance, and more about trying to deal with normalcy.

    The queerbaiting accusations are such ridiculous nonsense. The show has made a few jokey references to Destiel in the past, but guess what? They also did that with Wincest. When every interaction between Dean and Cas gets cries of queerbaiting, regardless if it’s simply the two characters talking about whatever crazy thing is going on, or using out of context gifs on Tumblr to point out how “they look at each other” (nevermind you can do the same things with Sam and Dean gifs). It’s reached a point that the shippers need to point the finger at themselves for choosing to read more into something than the show intends?

    Yes, Supernatural is about two heterosexual (seriously what does either brother showing attraction to the opposite sex have to do with anything) brothers who show emotion, sometimes even shed tears. That’s a weird complaint, men being shown to have close, at times emotional (and yes platonic) relationships is something to deride? The show does well at bucking the idea of toxic masculinity. Sam and Dean are three dimensional, flawed characters.

    Here’s the thing about death on Supernatural. Everyone dies. The Supernatural Wiki has a running death count for every season. And guess what? Twice as many men than women die in every season. The idea that the show only kills female characters needs to stop.

  • Hellboy

    To add on to it, LGBT characters have never been defined by their sexuality. It usually comes up and the characters move on about it. The show even revealed that Heaven sends cupids to bring together people of the same sex, on top of God also being revealed to be a bisexual.

    Though Mary was brought back by Amara as a thank you, not God.

  • Gary Miles

    A straight cast? You mean like nearly every tv show for the last 80 years or so?

  • http://ram.org Ram Samudrala

    I like both shows and I don’t care about (watching) romance at all. So I’m glad Supernatural doesn’t have much of it and so far I’m glad Wynonna Earp doesn’t have much of it either. In any show where anyone can die, romance (not flirting, hooking up, short term relationships, etc.) isn’t in the cards. Many superhero stories “get” this (though there are exceptions). Once you take romance out of the picture, the shows are pretty much the same. The fact that they’re in the same location or not doesn’t make much of a difference because if the writers want to have constant characters they can have them (Supernatural has a huge cast of regular supporting characters over 11 seasons – these span the universe) and it’s just the setting. The shows are all filmed in one place anyway. Alias went all over the world but it was shot in one place and you could say the same positive and negative things about it as you do with these two shows.

    Overall, I’m happy with both shows and I think Supernatural was stronger in its earlier seasons than in the later ones for a variety of reasons but mainly due to the story being stretched out. I think it will take several more seasons before we can see what kind of a staying power Wynonna Earp has. This could be a 1-2 season show for all you know. There are many shows similar to these two shows BTW (Sleepy Hollow comes to mind, but even The X Files was like this). In the end, the arc-based mythology is what I think makes or breaks these shows in the long term (i.e., in terms of a cult following). Everyone loves a good story.

  • Lucy

    your tears are delicious

  • Ang Nihtgenga

    Brain and brain! What is brain?!

  • MelzieZS

    I have been a die hard fan of Supernatural for many years and am also fully enjoying Wynonna Earp. I don’t think it’s fair to say a new show that hasn’t even finished its first season is somehow doing everything right that Supernatural did wrong. If we were only just watching season 1 of SPN, you would not make any of the statements made in this article. We have no idea where Wynonna Earp will go in subsequent seasons.
    I don’t subscribe to all the queerbaiting stuff. Just because some people have some fascination about Dean and Cas being together doesn’t make it part of the actual story. Dean’s not gay and Destiel will never be part of the show.
    And everyone dies on Supernatural–male and female. That being said, SPN is a male centered show. It’s four main characters are male. If you’re not into male centered shows, then SPN is not for you. Wynonna Earp is a female centered show and thus gives us strong female kick ass characters. At this point, with Willa back, Wynonna Earp is reminding me more of Charmed that SPN, with the whole three sisters thing.
    Rufus was a great black character on SPN. Sadly, he’s dead like everyone else on the show, but the episode this season that showed us flashbacks of Rufus and Bobby on a job was great. This season Billie the reaper was also introduced and she’s a pretty kick ass black female who hasn’t been killed off yet.
    I’m going to continue to enjoy both shows and not contemplate that one is doing something wrong and one is doing something right.

  • Adrian Werner

    How is aiming the show at men a “wrong” thing? Supernatural always was about rugged men doing manly stuff. It always appealed to oldstyle definition of manliness. The way those character dress, the way they act, the cars they drive, the music they listen and even the father figures they had. And in current TV climate that’s far more rare than what Wynnona is doing. And considering how huge female fanbase Supernatural has, this type of manly show also appeals to women. Not every damn show needs to have female regulars. Adding them destroyed Human Target and it would destroy Supernatural. It’s ok to have different types of shows on the air. Not everything must be as diverse as possible, because the drive to that only leads to blandness. It’s important to have diversity in medium as a whole, not necessarily in every show.

    And the consistent location is a bonus in some areas, but also a downside in others. They can never go truly crazy, because those people need to be in that city for the next episode. It also resulted in lack of diversity in supernatural forces.

    Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy Wynnona, but that list is pretty ridiculous.

  • Lord of the Potatoes

    As of the study, only 48% of 13-20 year olds consider themselves exclusively heterosexual. 21-34 it’s 65%, so bigger but still not total. That’s a pretty big chunk of the viewing demographic that can relate to a queer relationship.

  • Supernatural427

    Comparing this shit to the masterpiece Supernatural. Shame

  • Jhera35

    I haven’t had a chance yet to watch this show. In fact, I thought it would be a female take on Supernatural (like recent Ghostbusters movie) and decided that I wouldn’t give it a try since I’m so tired of Supernatural’s repeat stories and Sam and Dean’s wash and repeat lack of growth. You’ve just changed my mind with this article.

    I do agree though with those that say it may be early on to compare the two shows. Yet, at the same time, you’ve made some excellent points about where SPN has gone wrong (i.e. fewer female, POC and LGBT+ characters, killing or disappearing those few, etc). Yes, a lot of characters die on SPN, but when the representation of these types of characters is so slim at times, the impact of those deaths and disappearances is felt more. And, when even historical dramas have diverse casts, there is absolutely not reason that SPN shouldn’t have a diverse cast as well.

    As for queerbaiting: If anyone who claims to love the series actually followed both the offscreen interviews, twitter comments by crew, etc., it’s easy to see that queerbaiting and erasure has been taking place. I’m afraid though that since you’re writing under a female pen-name and you mentioned Destiel, I have no doubt that you will likely get bashed somewhere along the way in the comment section for mentioning queerbaiting. I’m not into Destiel at all, but I can see the bi-Dean winks and nods that the cast and crew spent a lot of time and effort trying to erase in Season 9 after they increased the queerbaiting tactics in S8 and were called out for their BS. What saddens me is that they were actually beginning to show Sam and Dean experiencing character growth in S8 and then they threw that out the door just to go back to the same old…Sam and Dean are dysfunctional, everyone around them dies because of their dysfunctional behavior and they never really grow beyond finding new missions/jobs.

    Those who think that the show’s writers haven’t been queerbaiting certain fans are those who fall into the group of fans outside of that group who won’t naturally notice things like the bisexual flag in Naomi’s office, for example, or other cues. They certainly aren’t in the group who noticed how in S9 Slumber Party a lot of the episode was spent with the writers trying to confirm Dean’s heterosexuality after eight seasons of playing up the “wink wink” and “jokey” bisexual angle or that the writers claimed with the alternative title card that the show was one big family but then mocked the fans who caught them queerbaiting. Since then, it’s been mostly erasure and some really tiny winks here and there to keep Destiel fans and others who saw the general canon winks and nods at a bi-Dean strung along.

    A lot of people wonder why this show has been so successful. Well, queerbaiting is one of the reasons. After all, there are a lot of people out there still clinging to the hope that the final episode or season will finally see it all realized. Even if the writers went down that path, which is doubtful given the massive backpedaling “Dean is entirely heterosexual campaign” that has been running since Season 9, it wouldn’t matter because of all of the BS that fans have had to deal with through this entire ordeal – especially after they’ve been told repeatedly that it’s not happening.

  • Hellboy

    Even if Supernatural does subscribe to the traditional ideas of manliness, it also bucks those trends as well. You don’t see too many shows where the males leads have emotional, tearful break downs. And it’s so weird that this article would deride stuff like that as just “single man tears.” And it really is that emotionally element that appears to appeal to a majority of the female audience.

  • Hellboy

    I don’t know what show you’ve been watching, but there was never 8 seasons of jokey bisexual build up with Dean. The only long running joke the show has had in regards to that was people assuming Sam and Dean were a couple.

    There’s been no backpeddling, because Dean has always only been presented as heterosexual. Eating a piece of cake or standing in front of wall paper or wearing a flannel with the color purple in it does not = biseuxal.

  • Bryan David Hale

    this is retarded. you cant compare a show that is still in its first season with one that has been out for 12 years….. supernatural is 1000000x better than wynonna earp. love interests are for chick flicks not supernatural themed fantasy shows. and all that queer-baiting you are talking about is in your head. you are just seeing what you want to see.

  • shelleybear

    “Are you a female character on Supernatural? Surprise you’re dead! There have been a few exceptions to this rule (Donna, Jody and her daughters, Rowena) ode.
    most female characters either never show up again or die, and every female love interest for the boys has died or disappeared.”

    One episode.
    Dean’s soul mate.
    Then turn her into jail bait.

  • stainedglassscarlet

    Supernatural is primarily a series directed toward women. A lot of men dislike it for this very reason.

  • Jhera35

    The longest running joke couple-wise might be Wincest, but there have also been a lot Bi-Dean and Destiel jokes along the way. You only have to look for the GIFs and clips fans have posted from episodes online to see them if you missed them while watching specific episodes. And, I don’t mean ones edited to look that way…go back and watch the episodes after watching the clips. Of course, I and a lot of fans saw most of these while watching, which is how queerbaiting works — it targets the fans who will most likely make those connections. As I clearly stated, there are people who see the obvious and people who do not or choose to ignore it…again, that is why the queerbaiting worked so well until the fans who saw it got fed up with no follow through, called it out and then has to deal with backpedaling/erasure from the cast and crew.

    Slumber Party (and really a lot of S9) was all about the erasure. In that episode though there were several unnecessarily long shots of the token lesbian Charlie calling attention to Dean’s heterosexual porn collection and she and Sam arguing about people who create “revisionist history.” From the alternative title card that Jared posted before the airing to the fact that Jensen and Jared exchanged a line that would have made Jensen seem more like the reason for said erasure (he was getting a lot of flack at that time for supposedly being part of the reason for said erasure), the cast and crew obviously went into the filming with the intent to erase and worried about how their fans would interpret that intent and every line.

    And, I said nothing about cake, wallpaper, flannel, etc. I mentioned the very obvious, thought out decision to include an upside down bisexual flag color scheme on the wall of Naomi’s office. This wasn’t just “sort-of” the same colors. These were the exact colors merely in reverse. They were brought up on Twitter by SPN as “Oh, do you see the pattern” and then when a lot of fans pointed that they saw the flag, they were told they were looking too much into it. Yet, the problem is that queerbaiting works on the concept that you can add something like this and it can have more than one meaning. To those who don’t see the queerbaiting, it’s meaningless (or, as later claimed…it’s just somehow obvious??? Christian symbolism). To those who have seen the numerous winks and nods that add up over time, it means the bisexual flag. The best part about queerbaiting is that the writers and TV entertainers can usually just go with the one interpretation when called out.

    The erasure in S9 and since (again, with a few winks and nods since S9 b/c many hard core fans were stating on social media that they were leaving or had decided to leave behind the show) stemmed not just from winks and nods here and there throughout the entire series (i.e. characters joking about or stating with a serious tone that they think Dean is gay or bisexual, the origin of Dean’s name, Dean staring at the ass of a soldier, Dean mentioning a gay club in Miami, etc). Season 8 was like one long supernatural after-school special with the writers repeatedly comparing the sacrifices and decisions that Dean made in regards to Benny to those Sam made about Amelia. That was the season where the writers, cast and crew went overboard with the baiting, including with additional winks and nods at Destiel thrown in. After fan backlash, they went with more focus on Dean’s heterosexuality throughout S9 than they had through many of the previous seasons. In fact, Dean’s sexuality was more the topic of discussion in S9 even at inappropriate moments that weren’t seen in previous seasons than Sam’s love or sex anything. In Season 9, there was the above-mentioned focus, Dean’s re-virgining and even a bit of heterosexual bestiality jokes thrown in during another fan-mocking episode that parodied a movie that dealt with…wait for it…a transsexual character. That’s how much they backpedaled from the winks and nods in previous seasons.

    Frankly though I don’t even know why I’m replying to you…if you don’t see it, I can’t make you see it. Again, that’s how queerbaiting works.

  • chad hatten

    interesting [post, great new show. Almost to good for syfy.

  • chad hatten

    well said

  • chad hatten

    very true

  • Snackles

    Oh god, the set director was referring to the crosses on the wall, not the colors. You’re literally looking for ANYTHING to value your ship and then blame everyone else when you don’t get your way. What’s worse is that you’re co-opting a deserving cause to get your way, it’s disgusting.

  • Jhera35

    And your reply is exactly why I warned the writer of this article about the comments blasting her for using the term queerbaiting.

    Also, I believe the word you were looking for is “validate” instead of “value.”

    Either way:

    1. I don’t have a ship. As I said, I’ve seen the winks and nods at different ships, but the problem that I have with the series is the many winks, nods and “jokes” about a closeted or unaware bi-Dean followed by blatant mockery, backpedaling and erasure.
    2. I’m fed up with token LGBT+ members and the sometimes racist, sexist attitudes, “jokes,” etc. that this series promotes. I didn’t mention this above, but since we’re on this topic of why SPN is no longer loved by a lot of fans. The series has promoted rape culture in the past. That is a huge problem.
    3. I have no idea what you’re talking about with the “co-opting a deserving cause to get your way.” What cause might that be?

    You know what I find disgusting?

    The fanatical members of the SPN “family” that come out of the wood work, briefly slam you for one point out of a lengthy argument, ignore the valid other points and then finish with name calling or stereotyping you as some shipping part of the fandom.

    Even more disgusting is the fact that there are parts of the fandom that, because they don’t see or ignore the winks, nods and jokes, allow queerbaiting to continue in entertainment and even put their support behind it by not acknowledging that it exists…

    …which, again, is how queerbaiting works…

  • Becca

    Really, dude? Way to miss the point. Get back to me when you’ve considered the *percentage* of dead female versus male characters. I think you’ll be surprised that you missed it.

  • Hellboy

    Going by named recurring (3+ episodes) characters, the count is 28 men to 19 women. Now I admit I’m terrible at math, but 28 is more than 19. And if you count every death in a season, the men still double the women.

  • Becca

    Again, not the whole story. If there are (for argument’s sake) 100 male characters and 30 female. So even if 28 men died, that’s like only 30% of the men and 65% of the women. That’s what “relative” deaths means. Sadly, it’s not even that good. It’s more like 90-95% of the recurring female characters dying

  • darrell

    This is the third article I’ve come across about queerbaiting in the last couple days and my mind is blown.why does this have to be such a big deal if you don’t like it or want them to stop and in your opinion they don’t stop doing it then don’t watch the show.life is just a big case of some baiting or another everyone else wants your money,wants you watching their TV show,wants you buying their car,watching their movie,buying their product etc.grow up stop accusing everyone of being homophobic just because they don’t see what you see.everyone wants equal rights well this is the kinda stuff you gotta deal with on a daily basis in the real world.

  • Collins

    #wayhaught :)

  • Jhera35

    I explained in detail above why this is a “such a big deal.” Obviously, you either didn’t read what I wrote or chose to ignore it.

    This isn’t about fans who see the queerbaiting need to “grow up” or accuse “everyone” of being homophobic.

    If you don’t like the discussion so much… why are you even reading or commenting about it?

    Take your own advice: “well this is the kinda stuff you gotta deal with on a daily basis in the read world.”

    You don’t get to have it just YOUR way. In the “real world,” the people who see the queerbating and dislike it exist and comment about these things and… well… according to you… you just gotta deal with it because that’s what adults do, right?


    Who wastes time watching 11 seasons of a stupid TV show to decide they don’t like it? Emma Vossen’s life is SAD.

  • Bobbi Moore

    Reminds me more of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  • justin g

    It’s almost like this article was written only based off a trailer of a female lead with a revolver that kills demons. You obviously didn’t watch the show, otherwise you would see it’s basically just a lost girl clone. The character dynamics all fall into the same archtypes, it’s the same level of campy. Pretty sure this is a SJW writer…

  • justin g

    Would love to see this study. Most of these “studies” seem to lack in actual statistical merit.

  • Eli

    This author is a very damaged individual.

  • guruurug

    Wynonna Earp is one of the worst shows on television, crap story, crap actors, you add the stupid gay crap on top and it’s just 100% crapola.

  • Em Mac

    3% of the population is Brazil, or Nigeria, or Indonesia, or Pakistan, or Australia, OR Bangladesh. Enough for a country? Then it’s relevant, you goddamn walnut.

  • Lantis Shidou

    You’re confusing fanservice with queerbaiting. Fanservice is not a promise or a precursor, it’s just a wink and a nudge, a thank you to the fans.

    Also, more male characters on Supernatural have died than female characters.

  • HeatoftheMoment

    Most individuals who actually believe Dean and Cas have potential to form a romantic relationship have queerbaited themselves.
    Before I began watching Supernatural I had come across manip images of Dean and Cas, or rather of Destiel. When I began to watch the show, I was actually surprised to see two characters in a platonic relationship.
    Online blogs administrated by destiel shippers often like to nitpick the looks, words and actions of only one character: Dean Winchester. Often, they take all his interactions out of context, to fit their one agenda, that to see Dean become bisexual solely in relation to the angel Castiel.
    What has been blatantly shown in the episodes, what has been said by the creators and writers, what has been said by Jensen Ackles who has played Dean Winchester since 2005—they all contradict your claim “relentless hints and gesturing that Dean is bisexual and that Cas is in love with him.”
    If you could respect the stated sexuality of Dean—albeit a fictional character—that would be great.

    I totally agree with you on sentence though, “but also because I desperately want to see more bisexual representation on TV.”

    The LGBTQ+ community, in the past and in the present, is subject to gross persecution and discrimination. Representation on T. V. and in film is necessary for freedom, but make no mistake: SHIPPING DOES NOT EQUAL ACTIVISM.
    If the shippers weren’t microscopically focused on Dean being the only character who can bring them the “representation” they need, I would perhaps believe this queerbaiting claim.

  • Sarah

    Showrunner Emily Andres said at DragonCon last weekend she wanted to make a western for lesbians and ladies. I think she did that and more. Andras’, as is most writers (maybe?), goal is to make all the characters 3 dimensional and I think she has it and continues building on that every episode. The men are fully developed and are there to support the women. Usually women are one dimensional side pieces to the men so this is a refreshing change. Character development in season 2 especially for Doc Holliday was incredible and Melanie Scrofano knocks it out of the park as Wynonna from episode 1.

    I guess I have to shake my head at straight people who “can’t relate” to a same-sex relationship. What do you think the LGBTQ+ community has been enduring for years and years in media? The dynamics of Waverly and Nicole’s relationship is something I can relate to on a deeper level than them just being two women. Though that being said I can relate to Waverly’s storyline so much that I think it’s the first time I felt I’ve seen myself on TV.

    As far as Supernatural goes I have continued to watch though I’m not loving it as much as I used to. I’ll just say I’m looking forward to the Wayward Sisters spinoff. Jodie Mills is such a great character. She’s the only woman character they’ve ever done right and it’s about damn time she got her own spinoff.

  • SkyBluePM

    Wynona Earp is a lesbian SJW writer’s completed bingo card! Female lead check, mainly female cast – check, black male assistant check. All white males, incompetent, evil, or gay – check. Sister lesbian (despite dating boys to try and boost ratings at first) check. Bear in mind less than 1/5 of the world is actually gay, isn’t it staggering that in a tiny community that virtually 90% are! WOW let’s cater to 1/8 of the population, sure going to be a hit! Still I suppose syfy has to do something other than sharknado 98!

  • Doro Esqueda

    Lol i can tell just trading the first lines that the person who Made this post was a female, i was going to READ this article thinking ok maybe this person is fucking right i have seen supernatural since day 1 i have fall in love with it
    Ok how i knew it was a woman who wrote this
    1 she feels awfull that the main carachters are men loool
    Feminist are so fucking triggered because of that