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 (2001-2011, The WB/CW)

An interpretation of the Superman story features young Clark Kent coming to grips with his emerging superpowers. He must hide his abilities from his friends, including Lana Lang, the girl of his dreams, and Lex Luthor, who will one day become Superman’s nemesis. Complicating matters is the presence of kryptonite throughout Smallville, which causes strange mutations in locals and cripples Clark.

I like Smallville well enough as a kid, but dismissed it after season 7… but it’s one of my favorite shows now? In a weird way, the earlier episodes reminded me of Supernatural, back when it was fresh and each episode didn’t leave me numb and questioning my life choices. I miss those days. After not watching a single episode of Supernatural for five years, I think maybe I might be able to now, LOL. Somebody save me.

There are over two hundred episodes of Smallville, and well… it probably went on for three years too long. There is a lot of WAFFLE. A lot of Lana/Clark. A lot of Chloe feeding us exposition…

…but Tom Welling as Clark gives the show a charming quality that a lot of other shows lack. He’s very seamless in the role. In a lot of my recaps, I don’t make the distinction between the actor and character because I don’t see one, but with Smallville, it genuinely feels like you are watching the day to day activities of Clark Kent.

Here’s my little season recap!

Season 1

The best season! Young Clark is coming to terms with his powers and he meets Lex Luthor for the first time. Follows a freak of the week structure, but it’s charming and fun. We get to see Clark working as a student journalist and saving the day with the help of his best friends Pete and Chloe. Oh and he’s in love with Lana Lang, his neighbour.

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I’m watching Smallville and…

… I’m on Season 10 (the final season) and…

Obviously, I can rewatch it, but it won’t be the same even though I had already watched the first 5/6 seasons and forgotten everything.

Watching the opening credits for the 100th time and asking myself why are there water molecules? Or bubbles? Or whatever those things are.

Or wondering how they managed to get Tom Welling to do such a smooth turn around for his part. Or why he looks completely different from the character (I’ve had a lot of time to think about this).

Or feeling the deep wave of nostalgia when Lifehouse tells us that we’re EVERYTHIIIING.

Anyway, I both wanted to update and fangirl over Smallville, so there it is. I will probably have a longer post on it at some point.