The Fall Season starts in September, for those of you who haven’t finished painfully programming your DVR or TiVo to capture all the shows you are anxiously anticipating. Here is a breakdown of some great shows that will be returning in the fall and some newcomers that might prove promising. I submit to you in all its glory the frontrunners for the 2008-2009 television season… Read the rest of this entry »
Smallville – Wrath aired in the US 11/08/07
In this episode Lana takes another step towards super-villaindom. In a freak accident in which Lana and Clark are both struck by lightning while Lana is holding a meteor, Lana receives Clark’s powers. This time around Clark actually keeps his powers, but now Lana has them as well. Of course one of the first things that they do is have super-sex, wouldn’t you? It actually causes seismic tremors throughout Smallville; as if Superman needs a reason to feed his ego. Read the rest of this entry »
**Spoiler Alert – This article discusses Smallville episode “Lara” which aired 11/01/07.**
Smallville – Lara
I was pretty happy with this week’s episode of Smallville. Lana is starting to slip up a little bit as all rookie villains do. She is not as skillful in hiding her tracks and being invisible like the Luthors are; she is showing promise though. This episode actually revolved around Clark and Kara’s relationship. It brought out the truth about Kara’s father and how the bad things that Clark had been told about him might actually be true; kind of a loss of innocence episode for Clark’s cousin.
I thought it was great that Helen Slater (original Supergirl) played a cameo as Clark’s biological mother. Read the rest of this entry »
** Spoiler Warning, this post discusses plotlines that include episodes of each show up to the episodes that aired in the US the week of October 21 through 27th. **
I am not going to comment extensively on Smallville. I am so behind on the series that I am going to wait a few episodes to catch up on what is going on. This week, Clark helped save an actress from a stalker… not a very unique plotline I must say.
The highlights that I would like to point out are that I really enjoy Lana’s character as she teeters on the brink of becoming a villain. How great would that be to have Clark’s good guy persona be complimented by his girlfriend being a super villain, fantastic.
I also enjoy how she plays against the Luthors you can see that she has no fear of them, and although it’s a stretch, you can see that she is starting to think like them. Lana makes a interesting bad girl.
The other thing I will touch on is that from my limited viewing, this was the first episode which really dealt with Clark having to understand the bigger picture, that ultimately the world would need him, not just Smallville. It was brought to his attention that someday he could inspire hope to the world and “do good” on a larger scale. Predictably, he resists the idea, but it will be interesting to see how they explore that this season.
Finally, the show ends with Clark receiving his Superman cape as a gift from the actress, although the cape does not have the signature “S” on it, the imagery used to foreshadow its use is pretty clear as it sits on the fence waving in the wind. A pretty good episode, but again the plot has been done and redone.