I've been noticing this for a while, and turns out, I'm not the only one. I've heard this sentiment bouncing around other places too.
Does anyone else think the show has improved markedly in S11? I mean, does it feel more like Kripke era episodes? "Better" characterizations, dialog, continuity, scariness? And if so...WHY?
I'll spill my totally amateur theory: Bob Singer has backed away. Hell, even the episode this season that his wife and her writing partner penned wasn't as notoriously debatable as their work usually is. Across the board, the episodes have felt more gritty and American gothic than anything Carver has given us in Seasons 8, 9 and 10. There's even a consistency to the season so far that is so, SO nice! (IMHO, of course.)
So, what say y'all? Am I tripping balls, thinking wishfully, or just plain senile?
DISCUS! (And as per usual, please be respectful. I will turn off anonymous posting or friends-lock this if I have to, but I really don't want to.)