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Smallville 8.14 - Requiem - I worship at the television altar
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Smallville 8.14 - Requiem
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jeannev From: jeannev Date: February 7th, 2009 02:02 am (UTC) (Link)
A great reveiew. As usual. Seems to be a lot of walking wounded in SV fandom today. :(

I wanted to say how much I agree with you, about how this show seems to be all about beating Clark down. I don't understand the need for all this loss, and tragedy, and darkness, and sadness. I don't have any clue what that has to do with Superman.

I still believe Clark can be a good Superman. A fine hero. But I think he'll be a sad, broken, lonely, guilt ridden hero who does what he does out of a sense of loss, disappointment and a pathological desire to atone. And thats depressing as all hell.

I think I'm going to tell myself that in 10-15 years, our SV Clark is going to hook up with one Diana Prince, and find a very compatible person to be with. I can still imagine that. In the meantime, if he wants to have meaningless sex with Tess on the rebound, thats fine with me too.

I kind of hate the show right now too.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: February 7th, 2009 04:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks so much for your comment, Valerie. I can't tell you how hard it was to NOT give in to rage on this one, and maybe I should have. I find myself totally bummed today, to the point where everyone in my RL is asking me what's wrong. All over a TV show, of all things.

I still believe Clark can be a good Superman. A fine hero. But I think he'll be a sad, broken, lonely, guilt ridden hero who does what he does out of a sense of loss, disappointment and a pathological desire to atone. And thats depressing as all hell.

Exactly. And part of what bothers me about it is how wonderfully Tom could portray Clark's lighthearted moments, and what a joy that would be to see.

I am completely boggled by those who loved this episode (and there seem to be quite a few out there), or at least the ones who aren't die-hard Clana fans. It was character assassination all the way around, everyone looked bad at some point. Well, except for Lana, of course.
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