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Smallville review: Abandonned [Nov. 12th, 2010|09:19 pm]
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Well, I liked half of it. If you like all of it & don't want the squee harshed, this may not be the review for you.



The Good
- fab & scary teaser.
- A significant amount of shirtless Tom
- SUPER BREATH!
- Clark/Tess investigating was quite fun. Clark solved the mystery of the music box and used a computer! He is his very own watchtower!
- Desaad! You are campy and fabulous and you had me at "Hello, Granny!" Godfrey, I still adore you too.
- Christine Willies is as excellent a Granny Goodness as expected.
- I sure didn't see the Pamela reveal coming. On one hand, it rings false because she was Lilian's friend and stood up for Lex against his father. On the other hand, she may have hated Lionel after he seduced her. So we'll see where it goes. I would love to see Pamela again. It's a bit sad that the one person who was completely on Lilian's side, on Lex's side, was co-opted by Lionel after all.

The Platitudes
It seems a bit of a waste to bring in Teri H. and then have her deliver a series of heavy handed Plot Points. You must fill your inner hole, Lois. And then you must fill Clark's inner hole. It would have been better IMO to have her say stuff specific to her daughter, shared memories, moments. I might have given up a tear or two for that. As it was, it was a generic "let's get this plot going" speech & despite nice acting from ED & TH...I was unmoved.

The Deja Vu
The trouble with a show in its tenth season (particularly this show) is certain scenes have become awfully familiar. Lois's maternal abandonment issues seem to merge with Lana & Chloe's maternal abandonment issues; Lois's trip to the Fortress seems very similar to previous Fortress visits. I prefer when they give Lois moments that are specifically hers - like hurling herself across Clark's desk when he tells the secret or Whitesnake power ballads. (Best Lois bit in the show, for me!)

The Els

As camptastic as ever! I couldn't decide which was funnier: Julian S's looks of mild irritation as invisible Krypton collapses around him or Helen's fluttery, whispery "Farewell!" It could only be better if Zor-El had suddenly peeked over his brother's shoulder. "Yoo-hoo! Kal-El!"

So I guess Jor-El's early season murderousness and latter season Clark-abuse is just never getting addressed, eh?

Next week: Tom directs and Aquaman gets married or something.
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From: dramaa_princess
2010-11-13 04:20 pm (UTC)
Does not listening to anything Lois says, makes me a bad fan? o.O

LOL.

I simply don't buy what she says. Erica, i guess she's a great actress but she's not believable in my eyes. She tries way too hard and that's why i think she's annoying [Lois]. The scene with Teri didn't do anything to me. Unemotional, imo.

I wonder if the wedding is going to happen in the last episode... hmm. Pretty cliche-ish. I was more hoping for a final battle between him and Lex (in bed, lol), but i guess we will have to wait and see.

I totally agree with the Deja Vu part. I dislike that all of Clark's (wannabe)girlfriends are kind of the same. Lame.

Honestly, after a minute i didn't even listen anymore to what his parents were saying. I was wondering how come Clark has black hair when his parents were blond? My priorities. LOL. :D

Clark and Tess, i liked it. But what happened with all those kids? There was no real ending of that plot. o.O
I've read the spoiler here before so, it wasn't a surprise that Tess is a Luthor, but I wonder what will happen now. Will she tell Clark? I guess Lex knew all about it... hmm.

Oliver wasn't around to show his naked chest, so Clark had to jump in and save the day, i guess. LOL. XD
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-11-14 06:10 pm (UTC)
I wonder if the wedding is going to happen in the last episode... hmm. Pretty cliche-ish. I was more hoping for a final battle between him and Lex (in bed, lol), but i guess we will have to wait and see.
There have already been too many weddings on this show. I don't want any more! Also Clark has asked girls to marry him twice before and been married once - it feels like more repetition.

I've read the spoiler here before so, it wasn't a surprise that Tess is a Luthor, but I wonder what will happen now. Will she tell Clark? I guess Lex knew all about it... hmm
I think the writers forgot that it was implied Lex & Tess had a sexual relationship in S8....so either Lex didn't know then or found out later? It does explain Clark's interest in Tess, LOL. He can sense the Luthor in her.

Oliver wasn't around to show his naked chest, so Clark had to jump in and save the day, i guess.
I approve that those girls stripped him down right away. Well done, ladies!
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From: dramaa_princess
2010-11-14 08:13 pm (UTC)
There have already been too many weddings on this show. I don't want any more!

YESSSSSSSSS! I agree. Lex got even 2 in 1 season, lol. But it's true, there have been def too many and it's almost like a constant pattern - Clark gets a girl and he ask her to marry him. I mean it's the 21 century, heck. o.O

it was implied Lex & Tess had a sexual relationship in S8
w00t? Seriously? Eh.. >.<
I'm a fan of Wincest but that's the only incest i tolerate on tv, lol. :D

It does explain Clark's interest in Tess, LOL. He can sense the Luthor in her.

Hahaha I agree! ^__^
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