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08 October 2010 @ 09:46 pm
smallville 10.03 'supergirl' review  
There was new Smallville tonight, as you all know. I saw it and here are my thoughts!

Overall, I was kinda of 'meh'. I had my points of squeeing (though they were few and far between), I yelled (a lot), and there were parts just made go "WTF?" IDK ... I think Kara's return in 'Bloodline' was much better handled than 'Supergirl'. But that's just me.

The Good:

The Clois reunion! It was probably my favorite scene in the entire episode. The way Lois surprised Clark and how he smiled when he saw her just made my shippery heart happy. And they hugged! It was just beautiful. I love how Clark was all stammering, but asked her if they were going to be partners. How can you not love them? I wanted to smish them both. Also, Lois's remark about Cat? WIN! Kind of wish I saw that confrontation. ;)

Lois & Oliver ... they were perfect. I love the banter and how Lois went to Oliver when she found out that Gordon knew. It was so awesome how she decided that if he wasn't going to protect himself, then she was going to protect him.

Lois & Kara ... their conversation was actually very interesting. It was probably one of Kara's best scenes in this episode, if not her best one overall. Lois trying to find out whether heroes are lonely (her way of seeing if Clark really needs her) was sweet. I just wanted to give her a hug. Kara pointing out that even heroes need someone to come home to was also nice. I think Lois really got it.

Lois in general was just awesome. Her plans, her sneakiness, the way she kind of tests Clark at moments, her finding a way to publish that article on Gordon ... everything! I just adore her to pieces.

Clark's strength in insisting he knows who he is. I applauded him when he consistently said that he was ready. He's not letting anyone talk him down anyone. Not Kara, not Jor-El, nobody. This is not the 14 year old boy who just learned that he was an alien. A decade later and he's a man, a man with a purpose and who knows where he stands and what he wants to be. Maybe he's not there yet, but he's pretty damn close.

I may be in the minority with this one, but I liked the Chlollie kiss. It was probably one of their best kisses. I also didn't mind Oliver reflecting on his times with Chloe. Oliver talking to his parents photo kind of broke my heart. I should have hated it, especially since I'm sick of angsty!Oliver, but surprise surprise, I didn't.

Clark and Kara's last scene together. My sister made me laugh when she said that Kara looked like the female version of Clark in her disguise. It's nice that she seemed to learn something from him.

The scenery. I think that there were a lot of scenes that were aesthetically pleasing. In a show that has too many dark scenes these days, it was nice to have some visibly lighter moments.

The Bad:

Other than the first five seconds of their reunion, where they hugged and smiled, I was thoroughly disappointed with Kara and Clark, as well as just Kara in general. I was a little annoyed with her putting him down. I can't believe that after everything, she trusted Jor-El instead of Clark. Doesn't she remember that this is the same Artificial Intelligence that stripped her of her powers, erased her memory and sent her to a random city back in season 7? Also, the last time she didn't trust Clark, she ended up moving in with Lex and was almost going to lose everything, if Chloe & Lana hadn't saved her.

Gordon. I can see where they're going, how they're getting Clark to come out into the open, but I'm sick of these moralistic morons and their constant preaching. We're only 3 episodes in and I'm tired. I don't know how I'll be able to put up with all season! It just makes me want to throw something at the TV. These scenes are getting to be redundant.

Jor-El ... I hate that stupid Artificial Intelligence. I thought I couldn't hate it any more than I did in 'Lazarus', but I CAN. The whole telling Kara that Clark's not his son anymore? WTF? Clark should disown IT. It's been absolutely useless to him! Let's destroy it and move on with our lives. I'm sick of it condemning Clark and acting like he hasn't changed at all. He HAS. SO STFU, you stupid AI. Clark doesn't need you anyway.

The Gordon & Lois scene in the club made me uncomfortable. Lois looked hot in her costume but IDK. It was just weird this time. I liked her not really knowing what to do. She's adorable.

Oliver revealing himself as Green Arrow at the end of the episode. *facepalm* Seriously, Ollie? I can kind of see how he got to that conclusion, but in trying to not hurt the people around him, he's just putting a big fat target on them instead. Now, the villains can just go straight to the people he loves to get revenge. I don't know how he's going to backtrack from this one.

The WTF?
Kara trying to get Clark to fly ... AGAIN. I was hoping we wouldn't see that and the scene was just as stupid as it was in s7. They made a weak attempt, he fell, and end of story. Clark can learn to fly on his own, thank you very much.

Lois not being told the truth about Chloe. I can't believe that they just left her with the "she's on vacation" excuse, and then even when Oliver told her Chloe was gone for good, she didn't seem to believe it. That's not Lois! She came to town to investigate Chloe's death and in 'Odyssey', she worked hard to find Chloe and bring her home. To just be left in the dark on this one is wrong. If anyone deserves to know the truth, it's her. I hate how the show pushes the Chlo-Lo relationship to the background, only letting them have scenes when convenient. I hope Lois finds out and gets pissed off that nobody told her, but I doubt we'll see it.

Overall
The more i heard from this episode, the more I decided not to expect much. Yeah, that way worked. I didn't hate it, but I didn't really like it either. I was kind of in the middle. Not sure what TO feel. It could've been better. I didn't know where to put the whole possession thing. It was interesting to see it exposing Clark, and revealing his internal feelings. I think it goes with Tom saying Clark's not ready yet.

The CW's trailer for 'Homecoming' was only okay, so I'm glad that the TV Guide one was already released. I'm very much looking forward to next week! I'm sure it'll be MUCH better.

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lipssewnshut122 on October 9th, 2010 04:54 am (UTC)
I just wish he would fly already, Jesus. And I also wish that they would stop beating around the bush and let Lois tell Clark that she knows, I don't know that really bugged my mom and I...for some odd reason.

The best part in every episode is the Clois, it's what is keeping me with the show, in all honesty.

Anyways, yah it was meh.
svgurl: clois 'infamous'svgurl on October 9th, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
I just wish he would fly already, Jesus. And I also wish that they would stop beating around the bush and let Lois tell Clark that she knows, I don't know that really bugged my mom and I...for some odd reason.
Yes, I know. I was happy she wasn't the one who taught him to fly but he really needs to get on that. Every character who can fly does, except for Clark. I don't want to wait for the season finale to see it. As for the Lois telling Clark, I'd rather him want to tell her instead of her just blurting out she knows. I think 'Isis' is going to the be the episode with the big reveal (not next week but the follow episode)

The best part in every episode is the Clois, it's what is keeping me with the show, in all honesty.
Seriously! They're the saving grace for sure.

Anyways, yah it was meh.
Yup, 'meh' was the only word I could come up with to sum up my feelings.
lipssewnshut122 on October 10th, 2010 07:18 am (UTC)
Well either way, someone should tell someone. Hopefully it doesn't all turn to crap though...
svgurl: clark/lois side by sidesvgurl on October 10th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
I'm sure it won't.. It's more than just the Blur reveal. Clark ahs to tell her he's an alien too. Remember Lois was all "the guy could tell me he's from Mars and I'd find a way to dismiss it as an endearing quirk" about Oliver way back in 'Hydro? I'm sure she'll be fine with Clark.
Sammy: Jensen → Happylipssewnshut122 on October 9th, 2010 04:55 am (UTC)
And I'm super excited for next weeks episode. I was sqeeing lol!
svgurl: clark/lois 'metallo'svgurl on October 9th, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
Next week is going to be epic. I just know it! :D
karahalliwell: Supergirlkarahalliwell on October 9th, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
I may be in the minority with this one, but I liked the Chlollie kiss.
Hun, you're definatly NOT in a minority. Most people loved it, I loved it, lots of lovin' for it ;p It was so natural of them and they both went for it at the same time. It wasn't like one of them just planted one on the other. The kiss was very at ease, it was definatly their best.

I can't believe that after everything, [Kara] trusted Jor-El instead of Clark.
I don't think it was so much of a trust thing, more of a, 'what needs to be done to save the world'. Clark can't fly and he's very attached to his human side, so to Kara can see where Jor-El is coming from, Plus, she knew Jor-El, the person, who was a really good man on Krypton, so maybe she would listen to his advice and criticisms. Kara did try to prove Jor-El wrong in the end though. She tried to tech Clark to fly, and tell him what he needs to do to overcome his doubts.

Gordon. I can see where they're going, how they're getting Clark to come out into the open, but I'm sick of these moralistic morons and their constant preaching. We're only 3 episodes in and I'm tired. I don't know how I'll be able to put up with all season!
Agreed! Not only is it redundent on the show, it's redundent overall since SO many shows use this plot.

The whole telling Kara that Clark's not his son anymore? WTF? Clark should disown IT.
Lol, so true.

Oliver revealing himself as Green Arrow at the end of the episode.
I agree with everything you said for this. Not suprising though, since he does tend to take things to the extreme. Chloe leaving him would get this kind of reaction from Ollie. I think the reveal was too early, imo, because Chloe doesn't come in for a few more episodes and you know, if Chloe heard Ollie coming out, she would come back immediatly and kick his ass. Maybe that's what Ollie's hoping for, somewhere in his subconsious? Plus, the whole reveal was a little too Iron Man for me.

Kara trying to get Clark to fly ... AGAIN
I didn't really have a problem with this. I mean, if I were Kara and I knew Clark could fly, but still isn't, I'd try to help him learn. I'd have more of a problem if her teaching him actually did work. Clark's first fly should be something more epic.

Lois not being told the truth about Chloe.
I KNOW!! OMG, those writters, shame! When Lois and Ollie had their scenes together, I was hoping they'd mention Chloe, and then they did, but it was so bad! It should of been more intense of a convo, because it's pretty big news, but no, they just fizzled it out and went to leading the press in.

I'm very much looking forward to next week!
Yay! Me too<333
svgurl: chlollie & cloissvgurl on October 9th, 2010 10:22 pm (UTC)
Hun, you're definatly NOT in a minority. Most people loved it, I loved it, lots of lovin' for it ;p It was so natural of them and they both went for it at the same time. It wasn't like one of them just planted one on the other. The kiss was very at ease, it was definatly their best.
Yay! It's very difficult being a Clois shipper who also likes Chlollie. And yes, I agree about how natural it was. How they stared at each other for a bit and then just kissed ... beautiful. I think it was my favorite Chlollie kiss. Plus, it actually explained when they hooked up!

Plus, she knew Jor-El, the person, who was a really good man on Krypton, so maybe she would listen to his advice and criticisms. Kara did try to prove Jor-El wrong in the end though. She tried to tech Clark to fly, and tell him what he needs to do to overcome his doubts.
That's true, but I would've thought she learned by now that the Fortress was not Jor-El, especially considering how it treated her in s7. They had to practically beg it to give Kara her powers back so she can could save Clark in 'Traveler'. How wrong is that? Clark can't fly but he outsmarted Zod. I think he can handle it. They're trying to say Clark's not ready but it's all talk and no show, if you know what I mean.

Agreed! Not only is it redundent on the show, it's redundent overall since SO many shows use this plot.
I just want to bang my head against a wall every time some idiot goes off on his moralistic spiel.

I would love for Clark to be like, "I'm not your son? Well, YOU'RE not my father!" The real Jor-El was proud of him, as we saw in 'Kandor'.

I agree with everything you said for this. Not suprising though, since he does tend to take things to the extreme. Chloe leaving him would get this kind of reaction from Ollie. I think the reveal was too early, imo, because Chloe doesn't come in for a few more episodes and you know, if Chloe heard Ollie coming out, she would come back immediatly and kick his ass. Maybe that's what Ollie's hoping for, somewhere in his subconsious? Plus, the whole reveal was a little too Iron Man for me.
I wish he would've talked to Clark about this. Those boys need to chat more often. Clark could've told him what a disaster his reveal was back in 'Infamous'. Chloe would totally kick his ass. I mean, he's putting a big target on not only his friends but on his (mostly shirtless) chest. ;) Haven't seen Iron Man but I saw that part in the trailer where he's all "the suit and I are one."

I didn't really have a problem with this. I mean, if I were Kara and I knew Clark could fly, but still isn't, I'd try to help him learn. I'd have more of a problem if her teaching him actually did work. Clark's first fly should be something more epic.
I can see why she'd want to, but I wish the writers didn't keep going there. But yes, I agree on having a problem if it worked. I totally hope we get to see it soon though! That way, we'll still have time for Clois flying together.

I KNOW!! OMG, those writters, shame! When Lois and Ollie had their scenes together, I was hoping they'd mention Chloe, and then they did, but it was so bad! It should of been more intense of a convo, because it's pretty big news, but no, they just fizzled it out and went to leading the press in.
Right? When Oliver was telling her that Chloe wasn't on vacation, I was hoping he'd be upfront with her, but he wasn't! I mean, why can't she know? She knows about Green Arrow, so it's not like something has to be revealed for her to learn the truth. It hurts my Chlo-Lo loving heart. :(

Next week is going to be EPIC. I just can feel it. :D
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svgurl: clark supermansvgurl on October 9th, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC)
And also re Clark 'not being ready' I feel like they are 'telling' not showing us that.
Thank you! That's exactly how I feel. I don't know where they're pulling this 'full of darkness' crap from but I can't find any evidence of it from his actions. It's lame, and just because they continue to say it, we won't believe it.
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svgurl: tom welling amusedsvgurl on October 10th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
The thing with Smallville, when it's good, it's really good. But when it's bad, it can make you wonder what the hell you're watching.

but LOL I can't give it up :D! <3
It's addictive like that! I've tried for years and given up, LOL. I think it's Tom Welling and his prettiness. He's hypnotizing us all. What? It's a valid theory!!
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svgurl: clark amused metallosvgurl on October 10th, 2010 04:27 am (UTC)
Glad we agree! I think Tom and his increasing gorgeousness has all all hooked. How the man gets better looking every year is one of life's mystery's! ;)
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svgurl: tom elegancesvgurl on October 10th, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
OMG: his eyes, his face, his arms, his expressions -- everything is both gorgeous and classic Americana and simple virtue -- it's like they picked him to embody the phrase 'truth, justice and the american way'
Totally! Someone on the justtomwelling comm posted a quote about Al Gough saying how hard it was to cast Clark:
"It took us longer to find Tom Welling, who plays Clark. The challenge was how do you find Superman before he was Superman. It’s like looking for Harry Potter or Anakin Skywalker.

We really wanted a fresh face, someone who wouldn’t be identified with any other role. We had casting directors all over the country looking, and we saw 100s of actors in person and on videotape, but nobody popped for us. Then Tom came in. He's just one of these guys who has star quality. Not only did he have the right look, but he also had that right sort of spirit -- you could see him becoming Superman. There's a gentleness, but also real strength."


I think that sums it up perfectly, don't you?

Actually I kind of find it realistic that Chloe likes him forever but he's like nah on her, and that Lois likes him--not just for his goodness but because he's so gorgeous -- irl a guy like that would definitely have many girl fans LOL!
THANK YOU! Certain fans act like it's a crime that Clark never liked Chloe in that way but hello? It's not like he pretended otherwise and there are just some people that you don't have feelings, other than friendship.

But I find Lois to also be gorgeous. Chloe is very pretty, but not as bombshell as Lois is imho. Kind of like how Oliver is to Clark, Chloe is to Lois -- a more cute hotness than brunette, darker beauty imho.
Very true. Chloe's cute, and really has gotten prettier over the years, but Erica is drop dead gorgeous. Though I do find Oliver very sexy, while Tom's just beautiful. :D
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svgurl: zatannasvgurl on October 11th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
The thing with Chloe was that she also pushed Clark away before she could get rejected, like in the beginning of s2, where she decided that she wanted to stay friends. It's like she expected him to read her mind and fight for her or something. Also, in 6.01 'Zod' she was the one who wrote off their kiss in 'Vessel', not Clark.

I actually am disappointed they made her character endlessly 'there' for Clark etc, I mean I'm all for awesome friendships, but she seems to fawn over him a lot.
I love their friendship but it seemed that they both lost their characters when she discovered his secret, especially in s6. They took Clark, who WAS a smart character and made him nothing more than the brawn to Chloe's brains. As for Chloe, she also lost her identity. I mean, she wanted to be a journalist, but in s6, when did she do anything remotely journalistic? The only times she was in front of a computer, she was hacking for Clark. It was kinda lame. Until mid s8, I liked Chloe too.

Serinda Swann? Yeah, she is pretty. They do a good job of casting in this show, I give them that. For the most part anyway, lol. I think she'd be one of the heroes that I would welcome back.

Why hasn't Tom done any romantic movies?!?!?!?!?! WORLD, I NEED THIS! :D
IDK! I need Tom to do movies, period! I want to see him on the big screen. He's made for it. ;)
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svgurl: clark in glassessvgurl on October 13th, 2010 12:55 am (UTC)
Thanks! Feel free to snag. I forgot who made it though. :)

I feel like the writers tried to make her the 'audience wants to be her' character,
Exactly what she's so popular. She's the easiest to relate to, and everyone sympathizes with her. It's easier to relate to Chloe than people like Lana or even Lois. People have all been in Chloe's place, especially with the whole unrequited love stuff. However, it also seems to blind them to her faults, and no matter what her fans like to think, she has many.

there's this feeling i get of 'you owe me' from her, and I don't like how that's directed at Clark, as if he 'owes' her anything?
Right? Chloe was unnecessarily snarky to Clark when she was in high school. Yes, unrequited love sucks, but obviously, he's a high school boy. Do you really think he's going to go for the snarky best friend or the sweet, pretty cheerleader? Sounds harsh, but let's face it; we've all been there. It's not a big surprise.

If Chloe were the man, and Clark the woman, I think everyone would see Chloe's behavior veryyyyyy differently LOL.
THIS X 1000.

Tom's done movies before, but I want one that's big and focused on him. Hopefully he'll do some after SV is over. I don't know how I'll get my dose of pretty otherwise. ;)
svgurl: somebody save mesvgurl on October 9th, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
Ooo I totally agree with all your 'the good' stuff, I just saw the ep and loved it. I agree that the anti-hero preaching got tiresome-- I think they're making it 1/2 anti-mutant (like xmen stuff) and 1/2 Watchmen (like anti-hero, anti-Rorschach stuff), I'm cool with it as long as they write it better and make it interesting (which I thought it was in Watchmen.) It seems like they keep repeating these boring key words like shadows, mutant, hiding etc etc LAME! They need a vocab book LOL!
YES! Everything you said here, about the anti-heroes stuff. I just want to tell them to STFU. These heroes aren't trying to usurp the govt or anything. They're just saving people. Would they rathr let the ones that are saved die? I can see why people would be nervous about someone who is just hiding, but there needs to be progress and like you said, there isn't any. LOL at the vocab book comment. Totally agree though.

I wonder where they're going with Ollie, will it be like Tony Stark in IM2, or Ozymandius-y, or Nite Owl II-y, or something new?? I hope they have a strong plan for him and his hero reveal.
Justin Hartley said Oliver will feel the repercussions but I don't know how they will backtrack it. It's not like he has a time travel ring, like Clark did in 'Infamous'.

I hated the flying scene too, my Dad was like WTF of course Kent can fly! When he fell, he said 'WHAT?' LOL.
Yeah, Clark still can't fly. It's a bit frustrating. It's been 6 yrs since 'Crusade'! But i was glad the flying attempt wasn't successful. When he finally does fly, it should be bigger!

Next week will be amazing. Or least, I hope it will. I'm really raising my expectations and that is usually the fastest way to get disappointed.
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svgurl: somebody save mesvgurl on October 10th, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
At least the actors are so good I keep watching no matter what LOLLLLLL :D
That's true. They are what keeps us all watching and try to do the best they can with the material given. :)

ps. love the icon!
Thanks! I forgot who made it, lol, but I'm sure I credited them in my icons list. :D
♪ PARTNER IN CRIME ♪shipwrecking on October 10th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
Clark and Kara's last scene together. My sister made me laugh when she said that Kara looked like the female version of Clark in her disguise. It's nice that she seemed to learn something from him.

She really, really did. It was very cute, tbh.

Jor-El ... I hate that stupid Artificial Intelligence. I thought I couldn't hate it any more than I did in 'Lazarus', but I CAN. The whole telling Kara that Clark's not his son anymore? WTF? Clark should disown IT. It's been absolutely useless to him! Let's destroy it and move on with our lives. I'm sick of it condemning Clark and acting like he hasn't changed at all. He HAS. SO STFU, you stupid AI. Clark doesn't need you anyway.

It's annoying how emotional that thing is. It's more bipolar than any of the Smallville teens were when they were back in high school, lol. I really wish Clark WOULD disown it, but we know that he needs it for Superman times so he probably never will. He should find another crystal with a more positive Jor-El AI in it, I say!

Oliver revealing himself as Green Arrow at the end of the episode.
My friend and I were watching this together and we both looked at each other at the same time and went: "I AM IRON MAN." It was hilarious. xD I don't approve of him coming out like that though -- it's clearly irrational and out of grief more than anything else -- but it should make for an interesting plot point, if nothing else.

Kara trying to get Clark to fly ... AGAIN. I was hoping we wouldn't see that and the scene was just as stupid as it was in s7. They made a weak attempt, he fell, and end of story. Clark can learn to fly on his own, thank you very much.

That WAS pretty useless. I'm actually hoping that it reverts back to that later somehow, like the part where Kara was telling Clark to focus on one thing and one thing only. Maybe that happens when he finally does fly? At least that would mean that the scene wasn't there for absolutely no reason.

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I can't wait for Homecoming! I get the feeling it's going to be the best of the first episodes from this season. It looks SO GOOD.
svgurl: clark & kara cousinssvgurl on October 10th, 2010 03:11 am (UTC)
She really, really did. It was very cute, tbh.
It really was. Other than their initial meeting, it was probably their best scene together. :)

It's annoying how emotional that thing is. It's more bipolar than any of the Smallville teens were when they were back in high school, lol. I really wish Clark WOULD disown it, but we know that he needs it for Superman times so he probably never will. He should find another crystal with a more positive Jor-El AI in it, I say!
The crazy thing is that it's supposed to be an artificial intelligence. Shouldn't it be logical and lacking emotions? IDK ... the whole AI was used poorly in Smallville. And yes, Clark should find something better! I'm sure it's out there.

My friend and I were watching this together and we both looked at each other at the same time and went: "I AM IRON MAN." It was hilarious. xD I don't approve of him coming out like that though -- it's clearly irrational and out of grief more than anything else -- but it should make for an interesting plot point, if nothing else.
LOL You're not the first person on my flist who made the comparison. I don't like hwat he's doing either (neither would Chloe, if she was around) but it's better than him drinking and moping. At the very least, it should be interesting to see how they handle the plot and how Ollie ends up backtracking. It's not like he has a time travel ring, like Clark did in 'Infamous'.

That WAS pretty useless. I'm actually hoping that it reverts back to that later somehow, like the part where Kara was telling Clark to focus on one thing and one thing only. Maybe that happens when he finally does fly? At least that would mean that the scene wasn't there for absolutely no reason.
Maybe. What's insane is that Clark doesn't have control over his superhearing when he was the one who taught Kara to control hers. IDK. It just seemed like a filler scene IMO. I guess we'll have to wait and see how he does fly. Hopefully we're not waiting too long!

I can't wait for Homecoming! I get the feeling it's going to be the best of the first episodes from this season. It looks SO GOOD.
Me too! It looks EPIC. I am trying not to raise my expectations so I don't get disappointed but I can't help myself! I'm so excited!
shalimarfox80 on October 10th, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
Great review. I agree with your comments on Lois/Clark and Lois/Oliver scenes. They were the best part of the otherwise lame episode.

I don't know how they'll handle Oliver outing himself in the upcoming episodes. In this one, it looked like a selfish act on his part, and how is it going to help in bringing Chloe back? I have no idea. All I know is that he should have taken JL into confidence because it is going to impact their lives as well. And also, Lois almost died protecting his secret, he should have known the implications of his coming out on Lois and his other friends who don't have super powers. It'll leave the people around him, vulnerable.

Didn't care about the moments where Oliver whined about Chloe. Gets on my nerves. Durance/Hartley's scenes were made of win. They proved once again that Hartley has best chemistry with Durance. Freeman comes a close second.

Kara disappointed me a lot, and there was no real reason why she should have come out as such a jerk. I still wish we had got a better episode with Kara, who used to be one of my favorite characters.
svgurl: clark & kara cousinssvgurl on October 10th, 2010 04:32 am (UTC)
Great review. I agree with your comments on Lois/Clark and Lois/Oliver scenes. They were the best part of the otherwise lame episode.
Thanks! Even though we had very few Clois scenes, all of them were brilliant. I enjoy the Lollie friendship and wish we saw more of it.

I don't know how they'll handle Oliver outing himself in the upcoming episodes. In this one, it looked like a selfish act on his part, and how is it going to help in bringing Chloe back? I have no idea. All I know is that he should have taken JL into confidence because it is going to impact their lives as well. And also, Lois almost died protecting his secret, he should have known the implications of his coming out on Lois and his other friends who don't have super powers. It'll leave the people around him, vulnerable.
Exactly! All he is doing is putting a big fat target on not only himself but the people he cares about. Anyone who has ever associated with him on a friendly level is screwed. Now they're not just in danger from the few people who know who the GA is but any person on the street with a vendetta against GA can go after his friends. I think he should've talked to Clark, who would've told him how wrong his own outing in 'Infamous' went. However, I am interested in seeing how this arc will play out and how Oliver will eventually backtrack. It's better this than seeing him get drunk/depressed again.

Didn't care about the moments where Oliver whined about Chloe. Gets on my nerves. Durance/Hartley's scenes were made of win. They proved once again that Hartley has best chemistry with Durance. Freeman comes a close second.
Justin really does have amazing chemistry with Durance. Their dynamic is fun, which is why Lollie was so great in s6. I like Tess & Ollie as frenemies but don't really feel their romantic chemistry.

Kara disappointed me a lot, and there was no real reason why she should have come out as such a jerk. I still wish we had got a better episode with Kara, who used to be one of my favorite characters.
Exactly. Though I felt she was poorly used in s7, I liked her in 'Bloodline' and was looking forward to her return, but it was just (mostly) a fail. She was unnecessarily harsh on Clark and that was irritating to watch.
brijeana: Smallvillebrijeana on October 11th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
I enjoyed your review. I like how you highlight the visuals. I really love the way they are combining the dark and sunshiny visuals of past years this season as opposed to all one or the other.

Enjoyed your good section. I'd forgotten all about the Kara/Lois scene. Nice to remember that there WAS some good in this episode.

You are so right about the Chlo-Lo. Very disappointing.

My thoughts? Beyond Kara eclipsing Clark being unpleasant I don't have many thoughts. I can see that they are really building the plot from episode to episode. So that's really fun. It's nice to see such clear connections between episodes. Reminds me of season 1. Jor-el's stance on Clark is really bringing the season down. I'm still enjoying the show a lot, even with the hateful Clark darkness stuff. That says something about what they are doing right I suppose.
svgurl: clark & kara cousinssvgurl on October 11th, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed your review. I like how you highlight the visuals. I really love the way they are combining the dark and sunshiny visuals of past years this season as opposed to all one or the other.
Thanks! I was sad at how dark the show has gotten, visually, and it's nice to see the pretty scenes again. :)

Enjoyed your good section. I'd forgotten all about the Kara/Lois scene. Nice to remember that there WAS some good in this episode.
Yup. I know I've forgotten something because I don't take notes anymore, but that scene really stood out to me.

You are so right about the Chlo-Lo. Very disappointing.
Glad to know it's not just me. That relationship had so much potential and they kept screwing it up on the show. Makes me depressed cuz Erica & Allison have great chemistry and Chloe & Lois are adorable together.

My thoughts? Beyond Kara eclipsing Clark being unpleasant I don't have many thoughts. I can see that they are really building the plot from episode to episode. So that's really fun.
Yes, I agree with that. You can tell it's clearly going somewhere (Clark coming out as Superman), which is nice, even if it is a bit slow.

Jor-el's stance on Clark is really bringing the season down. I'm still enjoying the show a lot, even with the hateful Clark darkness stuff. That says something about what they are doing right I suppose.
Exactly. If Clark has doubts, it's because people like Kara and Jor-El put them there. If they're going down the Clark darkness route, I wish they'd concentrate on showing and not telling because I'm not seeing it. However, the season is not bad so far. I'm sure next week will be better, but at least there are still enjoyable parts in every episode.