We watch Supernatural, and love it. We usually wait until the end of the season and watch the entire thing off our DVR.
With a couple shows, like Lost and Heroes, and 24 last year, we watched pretty much the same week the episode would air. We love Heroes, and I actually think that the pacing was pretty much the same, although I think the "X Months Ago" episode came later in Season 1. One reason I think this season may seem slower is because when it started, the WGA strike was impending, and later implemented, creating an additional sense of urgency. Had the producers gone with their original plan which they announced about 2/3 of the way through last season...which would have been to effectively re-cast the entire show and tell a whole new story with new or mostly new characters...we'd be more forgiving of the pacing, because we'd be interested in investing in a slew of new people.
But I actually think this works better. These characters have a lot of time invested in them, both creatively and by the audience.
Last episode had some shockers, not all good. DL's fate was...dumb in the extreme. Out of character for his power, and just blatantly a contrivance to get NikiJesGinger to where the story needed her to be. HRG Man...I won't call him Noah often...well, he just remains all sorts of awesome. I knew he'd have to get some sort of justice for his cold-blooded act a few weeks ago, and at the same time I was pretty sure he'd not be taken off the show completely. I didn't see the little twist at the end coming, and I think it bodes not well for HRG guy.
Not sure how this is going to wrap up in 3 or 4 more episodes, but the producers have said that they could have at least one main storyline wrapped in the event of the strike.