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New S10 Smallville promo! - I worship at the television altar
tariel22
tariel22
New S10 Smallville promo!
It's finally here! A new S10 promo for Smallville. Take a look at E!Online's Watch With Kristin:

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b200427_superman_returns_exclusive_last_first.html

I really liked it, especially the song. Very different, but very cool. Nine more days!

ETA: The CW has posted the promo on YouTube!

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netlynn From: netlynn Date: September 15th, 2010 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooooh this is lookin' good. *iz excited*

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 15th, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love that they pulled in scenes from the entire run of the series, all the way back to the beginning. That feeling of history, combined with the haunting music, gave me chills!
homicidalfink From: homicidalfink Date: September 15th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am going to miss this show so much, even with all the various missteps.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 17th, 2010 09:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I know. This promo really makes it hit home that this season is the one where we send Clark off to fulfill his destiny. It's going to be an emotional ride.
jwm_rocks From: jwm_rocks Date: September 15th, 2010 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's a great promo, thanks for the link.

One nit pick: Where's Lex? We get Jonathon, Martha, Lana, Chloe and Lois (even a glimpse of Tess and Lionel) but no Lex?

Still, even without Lex, it's an awesome promo. Maybe the CW is going to put a little bit of marketing muscle behind the show after all.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 17th, 2010 09:28 am (UTC) (Link)
I wondered the same thing. It really is a glaring absence. The only thing I could think of is that they're not sure how they will fit Lex into S10 yet because they're still holding out for Michael's return, so they didn't include him in the retrospective either. Still, it's very odd.

I'd love to see a similar promo that's ALL about Clark and Lex.
jeannev From: jeannev Date: September 15th, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Its a nice promo, but I think its very disappointing as a promo for the upcoming season. Hell, fans on line could do just as well (maybe better). Its fine to do a retrospective (though where is Lex? What a glaring omission!). But where is the new footage? All this "blink and you'll miss it" stuff is just irritating to me in the extreme.

I'm glad the promo is so focused on Clark, not so thrilled that its overly focused on his romantic relationships, and really annoyed that it ignored the Luthors almost completely. But I still think we should have a promo with NEW footage.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 17th, 2010 09:50 am (UTC) (Link)
I really liked all the vintage shots of Clark and the unconventional song choice. I don't mind starting out with a promo that is mostly nostalgic, to kind of set the mood for this bittersweet final season, but you're right, it doesn't do much to build excitement for what is actually going to happen.

All this "blink and you'll miss it" stuff is just irritating to me in the extreme.

YES. I'm sick of having to view a promo frame by frame to figure out what was in it, and I want a clear message, not just a jumble of images. The absence of Lex was bizarre, and I, too, thought it was ship heavy. But I was happy just to have SOMETHING after those ridiculous micro-promos (see how I let them manipulate me?), and I loved that it was all about Clark.
audrey229 From: audrey229 Date: September 15th, 2010 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was an interesting song choice, wasn't it? Usually I associate that song with Moulin Rouge. But it seemed to fit very well here and was very creative.

I have a soft spot in my heart for any footage that includes little Clark stepping out with his little bare feet for the first time towards Jonathan and Martha. It tugs something in my gut and every time I see it, I feel emotional. It's something about being reminded that this powerful man was once this innocent, helpless little boy who literally had nobody and he found these two caring, wonderful people who loved him and gave him shelter and food and loved him as their own.

I said this on another thread, but I almost wonder if they are purposefully leaving Lex out of the promos until they get the official confirmation that Michael is coming back. If he does come back then I imagine we'll get a promo like this focused just on his relationship with Clark and where that relationship is headed. This is really all I can think of because I agree that the omission of Lex is glaring. So there has to be a reason for it.

It seems like the purpose of this video was to focus specifically on Clark's search for his soulmate. I could imagine another video focused specifically on his relationship with Lex to fill in that other side of his life. The funny thing is that his relationship with Lois and his relationship with Lex will be the two defining relationships in his future. So I'd like to see that given attention before the show ends.

But it was very creative. I really did like the song choice.
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whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: September 16th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC) (Link)
That was great! (Except for the soulmate-cut-to-Lana part, but I'm being nitpicky.)

Did I mention I'm excited now?
jude_judith82 From: jude_judith82 Date: September 18th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC) (Link)
I finally got my internet back today and yay a new SV promo. I thought it was great and of course I loved it mostly because it was Clark-centric. About damn time.
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