Reasons why Smallville Fails now. Sorry :(

I like Smallville most of the time, i like the buildups but hate that the buildups lead to more downtime. Suddenly we were introduced to phantoms that clark must get rid of so he can start his training....they make it look like hes about to start his training and then Jon Jones tells him hes not ready....um wtf was the point of jor el causing him all these problems for years for if hes NOT READY??


I liked the love interest crap for the first couple of seasons but when they started becoming priority rather than the main story lines then it felt like we wasted our time watching, then it felt like they knew how we felt so they setup another buildup then set us up for another downtime. It's ok to have a couple filler episodes with love, side story, and villain of the week, as LONG as you make it pay off with another episode or 2 atleast with non stop action.


This is long right? lol


The season finale felt like it was shot as a dream , i dunno if they did it on purpose but it felt like it couldn't possibly be happening....and i bet thats how they'll start the next season "Jor El wisks clark to normal reality:" just like they did in apocolypse.


That or Lex accidentally summons doomsday to the planet to kill clark using the device . A fight ensues that lasts 2 minutes until Jorel can stop it, then we go into slow filler mode for 5 episodes until Jon Jones helps kara escape the phantom zone and tells Clark where to find Doomsday ....Oh and then the new cast member for Superboy saves everyones ass while clark sits on his thumbs bitching about how bad the world is.


Atleast supernatural didn't let me down for a finale.



Let me tell you what a season finale needs to be!

A buildup of events that take place as a result of most of the things you see in the season. Many characters change for the good or for bad. A big fight that lasts 3 to 5 minutes atleast , a dialogue between the good guy and bad guy trying to work their magic on each other. And an ending that either leaves us fulfilled or extremely insane to see what happens next.


The only time I've wanted to see what happens next on this show is when clarks dad gets powers to take him on, and that episode where Zod has taken over the world. Even though they were a letdown, they were done just right at the beginning. I also hate how everyone goes back to normal life like a world changing event didn't happen. That's serious lack of imagination and writing ability.

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May 21, 2008 6:40PM EDT

Speaking of a "serious lack of imagination and writing ability." - that's kind of how I felt after reading your rant. Of course, we are all entitled to our opinions and to hate what the show is doing, because let's be honest, it's impossible for the writers to please everyone all of the time.
But honestly, a dream sequence? If that even happened I think I would have to stop watching, lol.

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May 21, 2008 7:19PM EDT

You didn't think that ending was just a lil over the top ? Are we supposed to believe that Lex luthor knows Clarks identity, Supergirl is floating off in space, brainiac the world destroyer is dead by a lil bit of electricity that he was actually there to charge into him?
Alteast the other finales gave us a slight hint of what was to come to be excited about. This one was one sided, bleak, fake feeling, and rushed.
I still stand by what i said about the lack of imagination. Attacking the way i write things for 0 money Vs. them writing a slow paced but somehow rushed ending while they are getting paid real money is kinda silly...but hey ill take a class and pander to your opinion real quick if you wanna pay me.

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May 21, 2008 9:19PM EDT

Over the top? We are talking about a show based on a comic book you realize? lol.
Lex knowing Clark's secret - I'm sure a little amnesia or mind wiping will solve that problem - hardly an issue considering how many times character have gotten knocked out, or have been under the influence of the meteor rocks, only to come to their senses and not remember a thing.
Kara floating off in space - well, I remember when Clark himself got stuck in the Phantom Zone and everyone thought that was pretty cool - I don't see how her being stuck there is any different.
lol, the Brainiac story - well, I can't really defend that one - I guess the only part about that is that he was charging himself up slowly - little bits of energy at a time - Clark overloaded him... But still, why is it that when that copy 'died' that Chloe and Lana woke up and not when they killed the one a couple episodes before...? Hmm...
I thought that the final scene gave the audience a lot to think about - Seven years leading up to that point, and Lex wipes it all out in about 60 seconds. How is that boring or not interesting?

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May 22, 2008 3:55PM EDT

I can see points in both sides. I will say that it was appro-pro in the last scene when Clark said to trust him and Lex said 'You already lost that chance.' One of the things that has killed me is the fact that if Clark had just told Lex in Season 1 the truth, I honestly think he would have done everything in his power to protect Clark, even thoug in the end it couldn't happen (thank god). Was still a very surreal moment. Dont even get me started on .. bleah. Well. I'll end it there. I am happy to see whinebag Lana is gone. >)
I will say Season 8 probably wont be what it should be. The season where CLark finally makes real progression towards taking his true Superman role.

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