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Smallville, why do you hate the character I love? - I worship at the television altar — LiveJournal
tariel22
tariel22
Smallville, why do you hate the character I love?
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stoodupforlove From: stoodupforlove Date: April 30th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC) (Link)
My only comment about this relates to:

Can't his journey be a source of inspiration and joy, rather than a depressing lesson in how he's doing it wrong?


What I love about the Superman universe is the hope and optimism that has always been a foundation of it. The movies ALWAYS end on a good note, and always leave you feeling like anything is possible. I can't say anything about the comic books, because I've never read them. But Superman is a symbol of hope for humanity (who cares if he's not human himself?), proof that there will always be good in this otherwise bleak world. So when I watch "Smallville," I expect to get that same feeling. Maybe not so much in the earlier seasons, because Clark was still learning and getting comfortable in his role as a "savior" of sorts. But now he is a hero. He has chosen the path that we always knew he would, and it just makes my heart expand--so proud of him, of how far he has come and how much he has OVERcome. I'm ready to watch a show that leaves me feeling hopeful and helps me face the horrors of this world. If "Smallville" is not that, then it has failed.

No, you are not alone.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 30th, 2009 07:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I've really enjoyed the positive stories of this season, as Clark has embraced his destiny and found a place for himself at the Daily Planet. It's been like a whole new Clark, and a whole new Smallville. It sounds like we're heading back to the darkness of S7, but maybe I'm reading way too much into just a few words. I would never stop watching the show, but right now I'm not bouncing in anticipation of S9 either. :(
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