Spooky US TV series Supernatural delivers some of the most satisfying small-screen scares in recent memory. The premise is deceptively simple: brothers Sam and Dean (Jared Padalecki from Gilmore Girls and Jensen Ackles) travel the darker corners of the American landscape in search of their father, who's gone missing while hunting the malevolent forces that lead to the death of their mother. In the course of their search, the siblings encounter a host of gruesome and spooky otherworldly creatures, including vampires, ghosts and witches, as well as such distinctly American phenomena as the urban-legend favourite The Hook, monsters from Native American mythology and fearful figures from well-known children's games. Supernatural's integration of elements from pop culture and folklore, combined with its skilled cast and crew (creator/co-writer Erik Kripke delivered 2005's Boogeyman, while director/executive producer David Nutter is a veteran of The X-Files and Millennium), and better-than-average attempts at atmosphere and suspense place the series well above the other spookshow programs that arrived on TV screens at about the same time. That, plus a well-crafted evolving relationship between the brothers, ensured the series captured the imagination of fans of frightful fare worldwide. --Paul Gaita
This beautiful box set is guaranteed to make others jealous, containing every episode of the first and second seasons, with bonus extras including cast and director commentaries, making-of documentaries, a brace of unaired scenes and a gag reel.