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JoeArtistWriter 2/6/2011 11:46:27 AM

TC777, I'm always up for spirited discussion. This show frustrates me, and I truly don't understand why people (like you) enjoy this show. I want to, but I see it as bad writing all around.

As for your solution to #9, it's the same problem as many of your others... You are telling me that's PROBABLY what the writer had in mind. Aside from the fact that I disagree with your guess, my point again is you shouldn't have to guess. It's the writer's job to make it clear and concise for us, the audience. As for 10, I get that Clark believes in Lois so has the ability to fly in this virtual world, but why bother to include all of those Chloes? Multiple Chloes might have been interesting if they interacted with Clark or each other... all they did was fall down. That's it. It was an excuse to write in what the writer hoped was a cool visual. (it wasn't cool at all) and again, the writer has to really on writing... not special effects... especially when the effects on this show can only be mediocre at best.

Also Multiple Chloes only serve to reinforce the fact that this is not the real world. The evil Chloe actually helped Clark there. Bad writing.

Duckbeaver 2/6/2011 11:46:38 AM

I get the need for Oliver to keep his Green Arrow shades (I think they showed he has a targeting computer built into them or something), but I don't get why he kept the voice modulator since he PUBLICLY REVEALED HIS IDENTITY.  If it's for intimidation, I think a hooded figure shooting arrows at you in the dark would be scary enough...

To TC777: cool that you enjoy debating points of the show instead of being a hardcore-type of fan who just says "Smallville Blows!" or "F@#k you guys, Smallville's awesome!"  More power to ya!

The flying stuff just aggravates me.  I don't think it would bother me so much if it wasn't for the fact that they've shown it several times on the show already and, frankly, it's not that great looking.  The first time he flew (years ago when he was in "Kal-El" mode) looked pretty sweet.  But ever since then, you've seen other characters (Zod, Kara, J'onn, every other Kryptonian EVER), other versions of Clark (his future self, his virtual self, Bizarro) and even the man himself do it unintentionally.  I dunno, maybe seeing him in the full suit flying into battle at the end will hit the emotional high note, but the flying effects have just seemed so lackluster that it's a moot point to tease it out anymore... 

Duckbeaver 2/6/2011 11:58:44 AM

 Also, I wish the "witty banter" would take a backseat for a while.  The "Canary eating crow" line and all the "Alice," "Wizard of OZ" references were eye-rolling.  I would buy it when guys like Lex or Lionel would spout off lines like that (being the more privileged, well-educated and sardonic characters) and even Chloe (since she is about the closest thing to a "geek" character they have), but when EVERY character gets in on that action, it really takes you out of the show.  Not everyone has to be Spider-Man delivering one-liners and quips in a dangerous situation...

 

PS- My lunch coffee just kicked in, hence the rambling...

JoeArtistWriter 2/6/2011 12:41:05 PM

Duckbeaver, excellent points and well-said. Bravo sir.

TC777, I concur with Duck. I appreciate your love for the show (though again it baffles me) and I really like the fact you don't come at me like some of the hard core fans do here at times. (The names are escaping me, but I don't see them so far. SgtTechsomething or other is usually pretty disgruntled and out-of-bounds angry with me, and there are a few others) My disappointment at this show is not a personal attack on anyone who writes into this forum.... unless you happen to be connected with the production of Smallville itself, and in that case, please take it very very personal.

Ghostsith 2/6/2011 1:05:03 PM

 I guess I just take the show for what it is. It wasn't a great episode, but it wasn't bad either. I'm invested in the show. I've been watching since the first episode. I only know of one other show of this type that made it this long. (Stargate SG-1) We all knew he probably wouldn't get the costume till the end. I like the fact that we are seeing more DC characters. I like dead shot. Hawkman getting killed last time..yah I was pissed. But if it moves along the story then so be it. The fact that Cloie was back this week and that everyone had a problem trusting her, I think is going to come into play before the end. I liked the the story this week. Yah, I know its been done before. I guess I don't watch Smallville to pick the shit out of it. I watch it because I love the characters. It's an hour that I look forward to every time a new episode airs. Same with Supernatural.

Ghostsith 2/6/2011 1:05:07 PM

 I guess I just take the show for what it is. It wasn't a great episode, but it wasn't bad either. I'm invested in the show. I've been watching since the first episode. I only know of one other show of this type that made it this long. (Stargate SG-1) We all knew he probably wouldn't get the costume till the end. I like the fact that we are seeing more DC characters. I like dead shot. Hawkman getting killed last time..yah I was pissed. But if it moves along the story then so be it. The fact that Cloie was back this week and that everyone had a problem trusting her, I think is going to come into play before the end. I liked the the story this week. Yah, I know its been done before. I guess I don't watch Smallville to pick the shit out of it. I watch it because I love the characters. It's an hour that I look forward to every time a new episode airs. Same with Supernatural.

karas1 2/6/2011 1:37:29 PM

I mostly enjoyed the episode.  I just went with the flow.  I got that they were all in the same virtual world and thus could interact.  They explained it briefly and since the show was about the interaction, not the technology, that was fine for me.

I do think it's time for Ollie to lose the voice modulator.  He doesn't need it to disguise his identity any more and that was the only purpose it served, unlike other features of his costume which served to aid him in battle.

JoeArtistWriter 2/6/2011 2:23:21 PM

Ghostsith, I envy anyone who is able to watch it for what it is. I however wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't watch it critically. I will also guess if I wasn't paid to watch this I wouldn't because the writing does bug me. More power to ya.

Hey Kara baby. You know me... I can't flow with this stuff, but I always love hearing from you. Hope you're doing well.

fenngibbon 2/6/2011 4:48:17 PM

 "We should also be happy NBC is airing Wonder Woman and not the CW, OK just barely happy."

No, I've seen some articles on the script and we should be preparing to storm NBC with torches and pitchforks and tar and feathers

krathwardroid 2/6/2011 5:35:46 PM

This article sums up my thoughts on that Smallville episode.

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