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post #451 of 588
No comments on tonight's episode?

It did move the plot along, perhaps an inch, but there was some progress. didn't quite buy the ending when Clark tried to back out of marriage, but you need plot twists...
post #452 of 588
Was better than I had been expecting... but still next to zero plot advancement... and we already knew going in that Booster + Beetle would likely only be in this one episode... so I still wonder what the point was.
post #453 of 588
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Should've had Clark regularly wearing the glasses last season. And Booster looked and sounded a lot like Ryan Reynolds; I really hope he doesn't screw up the Green Lantern movie...
post #454 of 588
I liked the episode even though the blue beatle costume looked like a monster from power rangers. It is funny to see them working on the clark persona but your right rezzy it would of been better thought out to do this last season oh well live and learn.
post #455 of 588
Solid episode, was better then I thought it would be. Blue beetle turned out pretty cool.
post #456 of 588
I thought the Booster Gold actor was a hoot, hamming it up, "joe slick", etc. Though I have no idea if the characterization matches comic book geek expectations. I never read them so many of the characters you guys all seem to know about are all new to me.
post #457 of 588
hmm yea, I hope the writers can pull something out of their ass. Only a few episodes left.
post #458 of 588
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Originally Posted by CruelInventions View Post

I thought the Booster Gold actor was a hoot, hamming it up, "joe slick", etc. Though I have no idea if the characterization matches comic book geek expectations. I never read them so many of the characters you guys all seem to know about are all new to me.

Yes, all the characters introduced seem to resemble their "DC Universe" characters.
post #459 of 588
Yet another filler episode that went nowhere.
post #460 of 588
Hopefully this show will be replaced in it's timeslot by something better. Time to at least try, as far as I'm concerned.

I'll watch the final show (even though Cassidy Freeman will no doubt be in it - and she's the main reason I lost interest in the show in the first place), because it's the final show, and to see how everything finally wraps up for Welling's character (and any of the original characters, if they go there). And then I'll just say, "thanks for the memories", and move on.

Even if it isn't replaced by something good, I won't miss it one bit, because I already adjusted to life without it long ago. I suppose I should actually be thankful for Freeman in a way, because her presence did make it easier for me to accept the end of what I felt was once a pretty good show.
post #461 of 588
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Hopefully this show will be replaced in it's timeslot by something better. Time to at least try, as far as I'm concerned.

I'll watch the final show (even though Cassidy Freeman will no doubt be in it - and she's the main reason I lost interest in the show in the first place), because it's the final show, and to see how everything finally wraps up for Welling's character (and any of the original characters, if they go there). And then I'll just say, "thanks for the memories", and move on.

Even if it isn't replaced by something good, I won't miss it one bit, because I already adjusted to life without it long ago. I suppose I should actually be thankful for Freeman in a way, because her presence did make it easier for me to accept the end of what I felt was once a pretty good show.

Considering it's the last season, their current trend of aping other movies/shows (MATRIX, THE HANGOVER, and now SPARTACUS) is a clear indicator that they're not even treading water. One would think that they'd concentrate on the Darkseid threat throughout, at least.
post #462 of 588
I've been pretty shocked actually at how their wrapping up the season... but then I thought about these last few episodes and how they kinda feel like an "All Star Clark Kent"... wonder if that's what their going for...
post #463 of 588
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Hopefully this show will be replaced in it's timeslot by something better. Time to at least try, as far as I'm concerned.

Nah, hopefully nothing good to replace it. I already watch too much tv as it is.
post #464 of 588
Given the content of the WB... I'll be down to just one show once Smallville ends. Right now all I watch is this + Supernatural.
post #465 of 588
Nikita is an excellent show as well...unfortunately it hasn't yet been renewed for a second season.
post #466 of 588
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Was better than I had been expecting... but still next to zero plot advancement... and we already knew going in that Booster + Beetle would likely only be in this one episode... so I still wonder what the point was.

Wait, Booster Gold is in Smallville? I haven't watched since the first Flash pit pocket episode. I hope this is on demand.
post #467 of 588
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Wait, Booster Gold is in Smallville? I haven't watched since the first Flash pit pocket episode. I hope this is on demand.

2 episodes ago.
post #468 of 588
Didn't see a "Breaking In" thread but I thought you guys would appreciate it anyway. For those of you not watching, Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor) plays Dutch a total jock jerk and in tonight's episode, he is at Comicon and buys a Superman shirt and wears it through most of the 2nd half of the show. Very cool of the writers to include this.
post #469 of 588
TV Notes
Smallville' Tom Welling on saying goodbye to Superman
By Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times' 'Hero Complex' Blog - May 5th, 2011

Tom Welling has a new office on the Warner Bros. lot and there's an empty parking spot right out front it's marked C. SHEEN which reminds him how quickly things can change in television and how lucky he's been to be one of television's steadiest stars, with a decade logged on the now-ending Smallville.

It can all go away and can go fast, said the 34-year-old, whose new digs still had unpacked boxes and bare walls when he sat down last week to talk about the final flight of Smallville, which airs its two-part series finale beginning May 13 on the CW. I feel so grateful. But I also know it's time to move on.

Welling leaves the show with mixed feelings, and that's entirely appropriate for a man who spent 10 seasons as a Clark Kent who was perpetually denied the chance to be Superman the show, for the uninitiated, follows the odyssey of Superman's alter ego in his formative years and the title is the name of the little rural town where the future superhero grew up with his human adoptive family.

The New York native didn't want the role his headshot was plucked out of a stack by producer Alfred Gough, who asked why the handsome, towering actor wasn't among the hundreds of hopefuls who sought an audition in a massive manhunt to find the star in 2000.

The simple reason was that red-and-blue costume, the same one that brought success to actors such as Christopher Reeve and George Reeves in previous decades but came with a smothering career cost after they flew across the sky in the public imagination they were locked into the image. When Welling found out the new show had the motto of no tights, no flights, he was far more intrigued.

He brought an openness and warmth to the role, Gough said. He's also incredibly good-looking and somehow is more good-looking in person, if that's possible.

During the fourth season of the show, Welling had learned so much on the set that he got a new ambition directing. He did just that in the fifth season. Even before Welling was directing, he was a leader on the set, Gough said, and certainly he was qualified no other cast member appears in every episode and only two crew members have stayed on for the entire run.

Welling isn't certain about his next move. There was a fan movement to get him the lead role in the new Superman film that will begin shooting next year with Henry Cavill in the tights (and there was a similar campaign for the 2006 movie Superman Returns that took flight with Brandon Routh), but Smallville has created such a wide, deep thicket of its own mythology that it seemed unlikely that a reboot of the hero would take him on if it were seeking a true fresh start.

Welling seems OK with that. The conventional view that a film franchise is better than TV in every way misses the emotional factor of persistence, he said; he came into the homes of fans again and again for a decade, and that's a potent relationship. Besides, he said, I'm busy.

Last year, Welling pushed in a new direction as the executive producer of Hellcats, the CW series that is a comedy-drama adaptation of the book Cheer: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders. The show is slick and frothy at the same time, and Welling is pleased with the show and the ensemble cast he says that after holding up a show, it's engaging to be part of a team with a great spirit.

Smallville had plenty of bumps in its flight since its first episode in October 2001. The show went from the WB to the CW in 2006 and the tone of the show changed through the years, with some of the visiting superheroes bringing a campy aura at times. The show enjoyed a surge in credibility and ratings in recent years, but it was running out of room how long could Kent go into manhood without donning the suit?

Each time we got picked up we had to push that finish line further away, and I think we had some low moments when we got too far-fetched, he said. If you look at the series, the first five years were one show and the next five were a different show.

We could have called it Metropolis,' in a way there were a few times when heroes come in where we allowed ourselves to get lighter. But that's breaking things up. I don't think anyone goes out and tries to make mistakes.

http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2011/...e-to-superman/
post #470 of 588
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Originally Posted by rockyf View Post

nikita is an excellent show as well...unfortunately it hasn't yet been renewed for a second season.

+1
post #471 of 588
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Didn't see a "Breaking In" thread but I thought you guys would appreciate it anyway. For those of you not watching, Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor) plays Dutch a total jock jerk and in tonight's episode, he is at Comicon and buys a Superman shirt and wears it through most of the 2nd half of the show. Very cool of the writers to include this.

I had no idea he was in this show and within seconds of seeing him I was like holy crap! My wife couldn't figure it out. Then I said imagine that dude bald and she realized who it was. She doesn't like his character, I think he's hilarious. I'm waiting to see the episode when he doesn't have as much hair.

We saw Wednesday's episode last night and my wife busted out laughing when he walked up and was like "look what I found" it should that chick the shirt.
post #472 of 588
I am surprised that nobody is talking about Friday's episode. It was very good. Not a filler episode. It had Toyman, Granny Goodness, and introduced a bunch of new villians. The ending was a bit surprising.

I can't wait until the Series Finale next Friday.
post #473 of 588
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I had no idea he was in this show and within seconds of seeing him I was like holy crap! My wife couldn't figure it out. Then I said imagine that dude bald and she realized who it was. She doesn't like his character, I think he's hilarious. I'm waiting to see the episode when he doesn't have as much hair.

We saw Wednesday's episode last night and my wife busted out laughing when he walked up and was like "look what I found" it should that chick the shirt.

He's always fancied himself a comedic actor first. When he left Smallville, itching to get away from his oh-so-serious Lex Luther character, he had a prominent role in some comedy for which I don't recall the title. It bombed and I haven't seen him since (up until this new role on this new Fox comedy show).

I have no idea how the ending of your last sentence was intended to be constructed.
post #474 of 588
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Originally Posted by CruelInventions View Post

He's always fancied himself a comedic actor first. When he left Smallville, itching to get away from his oh-so-serious Lex Luther character, he had a prominent role in some comedy for which I don't recall the title.

Yeah .. I didn't recognize him in "Breaking In" until I saw a micro-quote in TVGuide. ... "And now for something completely different ... really, really different ... with hair!"

PS: I'm suddenly reminded of how much I miss "Reaper." The cast's current shows are kind of ... meh.
post #475 of 588
While I find him likable, the lead actor in these shows hasn't had much of a good track record. Three shows, three flame-outs (granted, he was only a support character in this seasons V). Reaper was just starting to get a little more complicated (and therefore interesting) when it was canceled.
post #476 of 588
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It had Toyman, Granny Goodness, and introduced a bunch of new villians.
I can't wait until the Series Finale next Friday.

Nice time to "introduce" new villains (such as Black Manta and Capt Cold) when the series is ending and we probably won't see them again.
post #477 of 588
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Nice time to "introduce" new villains (such as Black Manta and Capt Cold) when the series is ending and we probably won't see them again.

Exactly... While nice to see Toyman again... all those others we pretty much know we aren't going to see but that once... and you know they were using stand-ins for Metallo and Dark Archer since you didn't see their faces.

Nobody mentioned that those little things Toyman made to control people were shaped like Starro!
post #478 of 588
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Originally Posted by CruelInventions View Post

He's always fancied himself a comedic actor first. When he left Smallville, itching to get away from his oh-so-serious Lex Luther character, he had a prominent role in some comedy for which I don't recall the title. It bombed and I haven't seen him since (up until this new role on this new Fox comedy show).

I have no idea how the ending of your last sentence was intended to be constructed.

Wow, that made me sound like a dumbass. Don't know what happened to the text. This is what it shoulda said

We saw Wednesday's episode last night and my wife busted out laughing when he walked up and was like "look what I found" when he showed that chick the shirt.
post #479 of 588
ah, ok - thanks for clarifying. I couldn't even begin to guess where you were going with that "it should that chick" otherwise.
post #480 of 588
im telling you i know how this series will end...

someone dies... i bet its chloe

lex talks to clark and does this speech of being enemies forever

He dons the suit and collides with Darkseid

credits...

its gonna suck but fitting to end this series
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