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SMALLVILLE “Finale” Review

SMALLVILLE  "Finale" Season 10 Episode 21 – Well, that’s it. Over two hundred episodes, several networks and ten years after its debut,  Smallville  is no more. The Blur has become the Man of Steel, Clark Kent finally donned the suit and become Superman, and the most successful television  show in the superhero genre has finally come to an end. Part I was written by Al Septien and Turi Meyer, while part II was written by showrunners Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders. Part I played out like a melodrama as Lois and Clark go through the ringer  as to whether or not they should get married, and part two embraced a more epic tradition as Clark Kent finally realizes his destiny, battles Darkseid and saves the world from an apocalypse. The whole Lois and Clark wedding crisis was a pretty bland storyline, introduced at the end of last week’s episode and it’s a pity it became the central focus of this episode. Lois and Clark’s relationship has been through almost everything a superhero genre cares to embrace and it’s a little tiring to have to be reminded of their love for one another for the umpteenth time. Read More... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/05/14/smallville-finale-review/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

'Smallville' Season 10, Episode 21 (Series Finale) Recap

'Smallville' ended its ten-season run with an alternately exciting and disappointing finale, which, if you think about it, suits the series perfectly. The show has always offered a consistent mix of the inspiring and the awful, even from the perspective of a Superman/comic book fan like me. I loved seeing this story come to life on the tube, and, in some ways, this modern re-telling of Superman's early years was more thrilling and fun than almost any other Superman origin tale. But, at its heart, 'Smallville' was always a sappy teen soap loaded with clunky sci-fi/fantasy mythology elements. The show carried on in that often clumsy, unsophisticated vein all the way to the end, but there's one thing 'Smallville' always got right - the depiction of Clark Kent as a beacon of light for all humanity. Read More... //www.tvsquad.com/2011/05/14/smallville-season-10-episode-21-series-finale-recap/

Smallville Finale Review: The End of an Epic Journey

It’s not often one gets to witness a series finale as epic as that of Smallville . Going into the Finale, even I wasn’t expecting something so special. Especially with all of my worries from last week about certain plot elements that weren’t wrapped up yet. Yet what Smallville pulled off was nothing short of brilliant. It put to rest its roots in a satisfying and believable way, launching its characters into the ongoing mythology. Thinking back to watching the pilot, I'm amazed at just how much Clark (and Tom Welling as an actor) have grown. A boy who slowly gone from wanting a normal life, feeling burdened by his powers, and a bit of an outsider to a man accepting who he is, embracing his destiny, finding the love of his life, and becoming a symbol of hope and a leader.  All of that came together in the finale, but not before Clark received a few more life lessons from those he cares about. It was always one of the smaller moments of the series, the bits of advice Clark would receive from those around him. But it held up the theme of the show and brought a lot of weight to some of the show’s more iconic moments. I’m glad that it was something that was touched upon even in the finale. I’ve always felt those moments were what helped defined Smallville in the beginning.  Read More... //www.tvfanatic.com/2011/05/smallville-review-finale-part-2/

'Smallville' Season 10 Finale: Our 15 favorite moments as Clark Kent became Superman

Well, "Smallville" fans, on Friday night we all said goodbye to one of our very favorite series as Clark Kent's beginning came to a glorious end. The two-hour series finale event marked the end of a decade with "Smallville," and we had the opportunity to relive our favorite memories and to look toward Clark's inevitable destiny as Superman.Though some fans weren't pleased by the decision to make the season finale a two-hour episode, we're ultimately glad they did - there's no way so much could be packed into one episode. We got heaps of romance, nostalgia, danger, and suspense -- and some of those iconic images we've been waiting for since the series began on October 16, 2001.Here are our favorite moments from the final episode - in chronological order. Make sure to add your favorites in the comments section and let us know if you think we overlooked something important.1. The "previouslies." Okay, so... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/smallville-season-10-finale-our-15-favorite-moments-as-clark-kent-became-superman.html

Clark Kent Takes to the Skies As Smallville Says Goodbye

It took 10 years for  Smallville 's Clark Kent (Tom Welling) to finally become Superman — but it took a run-in with one of his greatest foes to get there. The series finale opened on an intriguing flashforward into the future, as Chloe (Allison Mack) read her son a  Smallville  comic that told the story of Clark Kent's transformation into Superman. Let's take a look at how that came to be: The future Man of Steel is inching closer to his destiny, but first he has to contend with a fiancée who doesn't want to walk down the aisle. Lois (Erica Durance) is scared that she is keeping Clark from being the world's savior. At the same time, his mother, Martha (Annette O'Toole), is trying to convince him not to lose sight of where he came from — both Krypton and Smallville. Read More... //www.tvguide.com/News/Smallville-Series-Finale-1033101.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'Smallville' Finale Recap: Clark and Lois Have Touching Wedding Vows

After ten seasons, " Smallville " finally bid farewell to its fans on Friday, May 13 with a two-hour finale. Clark and Lois' wedding was probably the most anticipated one, but the show had a tear-jerker moment when the twosome proclaimed their wedding vows.   "I, Clark Kent, take you, Lois Lane, to be my companion, forever," Clark reads his vow. "With you by my side I will never be alone. Though the world sees a strong and independent woman, I've never known someone with such gentle grace and more pure heart. When I've been lost you've always been there to bring me back, so on this day, at this moment, I pledge the rest of my life to you." Read More... //www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00040517.html

SMALLVILLE “Prophecy” Review

The penultimate episode of  Smallville  played like the penultimate episode to a lot of series finales: it was the build  up: a break up, a suit encased in ice, the setup  to Clark taking up the mantle of his destiny. It was also, I hate to say, a bit of a let down. In "Prophecy" (Season 10 Episode 20), Erica Durance has constantly delivered in her performance as Lois Lane. She and the writers turned her from a pretty, booby catalyst into a savvy, sexy…well, okay, she’s still a catalyst, but that’s less the fault of the writers of  Smallville  and Durance, more the makeup of her character: Lois Lane is and always will be Clark’s Achilles heel. Which is why this episode was so disappointing as it back-pedalled into a manufactured narrative that seemed completely inorganic and totally convoluted. Read More... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/05/07/smallville-prophecy-review/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29

'Smallville' recap: To Have And To Hold. Or Not.

With his wedding to Lois Lane looming, and with the end of  Smallville  just one week away, Clark Kent submitted to an ancient ritual that all grooms must undergo in advance of marriage: To formally make a break from his childhood home so he can make a new, adult one with his bride; to  "leave" his parents and "cleave" to his wife, as Bible-believing folks like to say . A couple weeks ago, Clark gave up the farm. Last night, in "Prophecy," the last son of Krypton brought his fiancé Lois Lane to his other abode, the Fortress of Solitude, so they could inform disembodied daddy Jor-El of their marital intentions. Kal-El wanted his father's blessing. Instead, he gave them a test. Clark’s powers were stripped and transferred to Lois. For one day, the future Mrs. Clark Kent got to experience the power – and the responsibility – of being Superman, while the future Mr. Lois Lane got to experience the powerlessness – and the terror -- of being Superman’s wife. This trial brought an array of complications and dangers, and by the end of the day, with his strength restored to him, Clark returned to his Kryptonian homestead and declared to Jor-El that his parenting was complete, that he would no longer submit to his father's god-like guidance or play his destiny-shaping games – that he was leaving and cleaving to another. Read More... //tvrecaps.ew.com/recap/smallville-season-10-episode-20/

'Smallville' recap: To Have And To Hold. Or Not.

With his wedding to Lois Lane looming, and with the end of  Smallville  just one week away, Clark Kent submitted to an ancient ritual that all grooms must undergo in advance of marriage: To formally make a break from his childhood home so he can make a new, adult one with his bride; to  "leave" his parents and "cleave" to his wife, as Bible-believing folks like to say . A couple weeks ago, Clark gave up the farm. Last night, in "Prophecy," the last son of Krypton brought his fiancé Lois Lane to his other abode, the Fortress of Solitude, so they could inform disembodied daddy Jor-El of their marital intentions. Kal-El wanted his father's blessing. Instead, he gave them a test. Clark’s powers were stripped and transferred to Lois. For one day, the future Mrs. Clark Kent got to experience the power – and the responsibility – of being Superman, while the future Mr. Lois Lane got to experience the powerlessness – and the terror -- of being Superman’s wife. This trial brought an array of complications and dangers, and by the end of the day, with his strength restored to him, Clark returned to his Kryptonian homestead and declared to Jor-El that his parenting was complete, that he would no longer submit to his father's god-like guidance or play his destiny-shaping games – that he was leaving and cleaving to another. Read More... //tvrecaps.ew.com/recap/to-have-and-to-hold-or-not/

Smallville Review: "Prophecy"

I’ll just come right out and say it. "Prophecy" wasn’t a favorite episode of mine. Why? Well, I just do not understand how a strong, powerful woman like Lois Lane could be so easily influenced by Toyman. Even if she has a tracker inhibiting her actions. It really felt like an unnecessary plot contrivance to me. Set up only to push Lois’ mounting cold feet over the edge because she feels like she’s Clark’s biggest weakness. While there’s nothing wrong with that theme in and of itself the fact that the writers had to cook up something with Toyman and him being a puppeteer felt unnecessary. Read More... //www.tvfanatic.com/2011/05/smallville-review-prophecy/