Yeah, what is the deal with Smallville, anyway? Mar 3, 2010 17:02:51 GMT -5
Post by alaskanmike on Mar 3, 2010 17:02:51 GMT -5
Tom your reaction to Absolute Justice was about the same reaction I had to the final two part David Tennant Doctor Who story (The End of Time)...WTF!!! Smallville is a show I want to like, but god damn it seems like everybody on that show is just going through the motions. Doctor Who has had its share of bad episodes and low periods. But when, Tennant was the Doctor (though Troughton, and Sylvester McCoy had this too), their was always gleeful enthusiasm in the performance. Tennant is somebody you can tell loved playing the Doctor. Tom Welling as Clark Kent on the other hand, uhhh. somebody please plug this guy in. How is the mopey, passive-aggressive Clark Kent from Smallville ever going to become Superman? Never mind the fact that pretty much every villain he has fought on Smallville knows who Clark is, and what he can do, thus giving Clark no reason to even have a secret identity. Never mind that. Superman is suppose to be the guy leading the charge. He suppose to be the guy that inspires other to do what's right. Superman is guy who stands on the front line of the battle just so he can draw the enemy fire, and protect everyone else behind him. Where is that guy? Not on Smallville. I'll buy that Clark was mopey and passive-aggressive in high school. But where is the character arch that shows me how he becomes the strong and confidant leader of heroes. Smallville keeps dragging there feet. Smallville feels like a show where everyone involved would be a lot happier if nobody on the show had super powers. And it was just pure angst, and drama. Fine go make that show. I think it's called Dawson's Creek, or Gossip Girl, or Beverly Hills 90210. I want and have always wanted a show about Superman. Absolute Justice was okay, but again Smallville you're just going through the motions. Take a lesson from Doctor Who, maybe it's bad but at least have fun with it.