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karas1 2/6/2011 5:42:34 PM

Maybe I just wasn't in a very critical mood.  I didn't think this script made any less sense than orevious scripts and made a whole lot more sense than some.  For instance, the one when Lois was posessed by Isis.

JoeArtistWriter 2/6/2011 5:54:09 PM

fenn, I gotta say I don't have much optimism any network short of HBO, Showtime or AMC could make the kind of tv show Wonder Woman should be. I'd like to see a lot of action on the Island, with the women warriors, the mythology and the ancient mystical backgrounds. It should feel as much as "300" as it does as "Boardwalk Empire." (I'd also set it in WWII.)

Glad we are a similar mind, krathwardroid.

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 i definitely expected better after the long break. it was ok, but it could have been better. my biggest complaint is with the flying scene. visually it looked great and i appreciated the homage, however if clark believed he could do anything in a virtual world, he damn sure should believe he can do anything in the real world. he can already do extraordinary things in the real world so why wouldnt he believe he cant fly? thats just really dumb logic.

millean 2/6/2011 10:32:57 PM

 Wow.  34 comments and counting and we're not even to Monday.  Sweet!

Between this episode, the latest pictures from the Spidey set and the rumors we've heard about the new Wonder Woman series, I want to crawl into a hole and cry.  At least it looks like Captain America, Thor and Batman are still out there to prove what well handled comic material can be.  (Man, I hope they don't suck.)

So when does Batman: The Brave and the Bold come back on the air?

Moz72 2/6/2011 10:44:46 PM

Hey Joe, one more point of contention. At one point after Ollie and Canary were freed, I believe it was Canary that said they needed Clark free to fight back the VRA. I was upset that the writers wasted so much time with the Chloe/Clark rooftop scene, as well as the flight scene w/ Lois, that they left no time to write in a scene where Clark awakens from his coma and joins the battle against the VRA troops..instead the flight scene cuts to commercials and then jumps right to the happy ending at the farm!! 

To the Smallville writers: LESS TALKING..MORE FIGHTING!!

TC777 2/7/2011 2:47:08 AM

JoeArtistWriter, no I do not work for the CW.. lol... and no one is more baffled than me at my love of the show... lol... I guess its my one guilty vice which you don't own up to at cocktail parties... lol... I mean its Superman for God's sake... it reminds me of watching Siskel and Ebert years ago reviewing Pink Floyd's the Wall movie... Ebert was visably shocked by Siskel's thumbs up... when asked why Siskel sheepishly just said "I don't know, I just like it"...

And I understand that you're job is to be a critic, and thus to be critical... I guess I just accept Smallville for what it is... coming out of the gate, they're really trying to do the impossible... to do a quality sci-fi fantasy on what amounts to a shoe string budget... and to deal with iconic characters to boot...  they're going to be judged beside the Donner movies and big budget fare like Spiderman and Ironman... and I always thought writing for Superman would be the seventh circle of hell... what do you do with a character who's invincible except for a little green rock...

So they've done the one thing they can excell at, create a character driven story that's compelling, and I think you've even said that you admire most of the actors and the characters... I tune in for the characters and as a fan can be more forgiving on other issues than you in your role... the relationship between Lois and Clark is the focal point of the show and everything else is secondary... its somewhat the same as the original Star Trek... cheesy effects and sometimes laughable plots... but the show was really about the interplay between the three main characters.... (I realize that metaphor is not perfect and somewhat of a stretch... lol)

Oh, and one more thing, the cheesy dialogue... Eastwood's character in Heartbreak Ridge says something like "I don't care what you do just don't bore me"... that's my take... if I want real world dialogue all I have to do is go to work... in the fantasy world I'd just as soon have double entendre, puns and literary and pop culture lampooning... its just more entertaining than "which way did he go?"... And I accept that people really don't talk that way... but once again, its fantasy

TC777 2/7/2011 2:50:27 AM

Oh, and JoeArtistWriter... I concede the multiple Chloes thing... that was counterintuitive and a terrible writing gaffe... I'm usually willing to give them the benefit of the doubt... but when your fans are scratching their heads trying to come up with some rationale to defend something you've done... well 'nuff said...

xpaladinx45 2/7/2011 6:05:28 AM

Normally I can, after 10 years, sit and watch this show and suspend MOST of my criticisms.  I watched this episode yesterday and the entire time I was disgusted at the awful matrix rip off.  I was literally insulted to think they thought anyone would want to watch smallville matrix style.  Absolutely terrible.

The flying scene was the one bright point for me, but as said in the review, how many more times are they going to play the dream/alternate reality/flying game?  It's getting old.  As much as I want to see how the show ends, I've invested this much, I am glad this is the final season.

LocoLobo73 2/7/2011 9:20:59 AM

Joe Good to see you back and ripping the hearts out of so many of the smallville fans, lol

I agree that the show is the biggest worthless pc of crap on tv and the show is so full of holes that it would make a great collinder, that said and conceeded , I will move on to this simple thing, I like the show. listen if I want intelligence I dont go to tv or even movies, cause lets face facts there is maybe 5 shows on tv now that show any intelligence in its writing and out of those 5 none of them are worth watching cause they are just plain boring or really just suck. Oh and Movies are even worse.

I read and I read alot thats where I go for great writing not Tv.  now being graced by a finely written and executed televison show nice as that maybe, is rare. In fact I challenge anyone to point out one intelligent show on tv right now.

I think that a show should give you enjoyment and if thats what you get from the show then so be it , but I agree with Joe, the show from a teachers stand point is a bad example of what good TV should be, but in a World that is flooded with horrible  and reality tv , Smallville is a good genre show, oh and seeing as it is one of the few Genre shows on right now , Ill stick with it.

I also think that the staff writing the show doesnt take it self half as serious as Joe takes it ,< WINK>  

JoeArtistWriter 2/7/2011 11:41:25 AM

damn... just wrote out a bunch of stuff, and forget to copy.... I will be pissed if it doesn't post.

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