what I’m watching #3

I have been working on this post for three months because all I did was rewatch Smallville for a long time. I seem to be able to watch other things now, so hopefully my next post will have more shows (or not, I need to read more!).


I accidentally almost watched the Arc of Suck. Picture this. It was Season 8, Clark was finally working at the Daily Planet. He was partners with Lois. They were getting closer and after four seasons of JUST GET TOGETHER ALREADY we were so close. They moved in for a kiss and Lana Lang walked in.

I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I’ve never seen a season tank so fast after such a good first half. Except for maybe Twisted? I still think about Twisted from time to time. I think my favourite non-favourite thing about the show was the on-screen hashtags. #PoorJo.

Anyway, I ditched this arc and started watching…

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What I’m Watching

… because you asked (not really) and I’m here to deliver.

Anyway, how are we all doing? I feel like I never blog anymore. I don’t really know why. I think the pandemic has just quietened the part of my brain that snarks about things. Or, I’m too busy lamenting the stupidity of real people to complain about fictional characters. I’m definitely not really watching much these days. Is it me or is there just too much to watch? And a lot of it is just juvenile (*looks at The Boys*), repetitive and boring.

Ironically, I’ve turned to superheros in these dark times! I’m a genuine Superman fan now. I take back all the times I called him boring. Sure, a lot of the content is lacking, but Superman is iconic for a reason.

On to the list…

Invincible (Amazon)

I watched the first two episodes of this. It’s not bad at all. It kind of has a The Boys/Watchmen feel to it. The end of the first episode was very graphic. I’m curious to see how it all ends. I’m low-key salty that the knockoff Superman isn’t like the real Superman, though. I have problems, I know.

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Smallville: Season 9 (Top 5 Episodes)

I keep abandoning this post, but I saw a video about Tom Welling talking about Erica Durance and now I want to watch season 9 all over again. Instead, I’m going to finish this post once and for all.

(All episode summaries are from IMDB.)

I did one season out of 10 and just stopped, lol, so I’m jumping to Season 9 (which weirdly enough is my favorite season).

1. Salvation

Zod unleashes his army upon the world, forcing Chloe to call in reinforcements from old friends. Zod tells Lois he is The Blur and asks her to steal the Book of Rao from Clark. Torn between Clark and The Blur, Lois asks Clark to come clean with her about everything but he refuses. Chloe and Oliver attempt to reconnect Watchtower’s satellite system in order to fight the Kandorians but to Chloe’s horror, Oliver gets caught on site and disappears. Tess attempts to stop Zod but he leaves her clinging to life. Clark and Zod battle for control of Earth.
—CW Publicity

This is one my favourite episodes of the entire series purely because Lois finds out Clark is the mysterious hero saving people in the city AKA ‘The Blur’ aka Almost Superman. Oh, and he super punches Zod into oblivion when he tries to kill (or at least injure) Lois. What more could a girl want?

Other than that, it’s a damn good season finale. The major villain this season is a watered down Zod, and while the plot was thin in some points, the writers did a great job with the overall story arc. Clark doesn’t necessarily ‘defeat’ Zod which I thought was interesting. He chooses to sacrifice his place on Earth for the sake of peace. Interestingly enough, we know that’s not his fate – and he ends up staying on Earth and sacrificing himself anyway. The writers call back to two different episodes – Saviour (Clark fights a Kryptonian from the future who renders him powerless through Blue Kryptonite) and Pandora (Clark is stabbed by Zod with a green Kryptonite blade) which I didn’t pick up on until after I’d seen them a few times.

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Smallville: Season 6, Episode 16 “Promise”

Smallville: Season 6, Episode 16 – Promise

Clark has second thoughts about Lana marrying Lex, Lana starts to have the same concerns. Meanwhile… the doctor involved in the secret behind Lana’s pregnancy threatens Lex with his knowledge.

I’m not going to review all episodes of Smallville, just the ones that were shockingly bad. The first time I watched it I was basically in flailing over Tom Welling mode, but I’m back now. The snark is back.

First of all, can I just say that Lana Lang is terrible. It’s not a fresh take but they really went out of their way to make her unlikeable (maybe for good reason? Wait. That’s giving the writers way too much credit).

I actually didn’t mind her in the first two seasons, but from three onwards…sigh. I get the sense we’re supposed to be wowed by their amazing chemistry but every interaction is literally like this:

Lana: You don’t trust me

Clark: *long, meaningful stare* I’m trying to protect you.

Lana: *equally meaningful and long stare* From what?

Clark: *long, meaningful stare and pensive silence*

Lana: *angry glare*

Rinse and repeat until season 6 when she moved on, but also kind of not really.

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Smallville Thoughts #1 | Clark and Lana

I should have posted my top five episodes from season 1 by now, but I just finished season 2 and this new series needs to be done. I need somewhere to vent my frustration with this show.

So, welcome to Snarkville!

I would tweet, but… no.

My first topic isn’t even about the relationship between Clark and Lana (SIGH), but their on-screen dynamic. More specifically, their kissing scenes. In all of my years watching low-brow television, they have the worst on-screen kisses I have EVER seen in my life.

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Smallville: Season 1 (Top 5 Episodes)

I couldn’t find anything to watch, so I decided to watch Smallville all over again. Being a huge fan of Lois, I tend to just rotate through seasons 8-10 but I have started from the beginning again and thought I’d make a top 5 for each season.

During that first viewing back in August, I loved season 1! There are a lot of hit and miss episodes, though. In fact, while I was watching them again, I came across two episodes I straight up quit halfway through during that first rewatch/watch.

One is the second episode, ‘Metamorphosis‘ – I saw spiders and bugs and I was like, NOT TODAY and never went back. The next episode was ‘Craving‘ which featured Amy Adams (before she was Lois Lane) as a meteor infected girl who literally ate people.

I’d say there are good moments in all episodes, but there are a few standouts and without further ado, here are my Top 5!

Bonus fact: We never see the students at Smallville High in class during this season despite it being a prominent setting. Apparently, they didn’t want to draw attention to the fact Tom Welling was a 24 year old actor playing 14 year old Clark Kent. Mmmhmm.

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