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Smallville, why do you hate the character I love?
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jlvsclrk From: jlvsclrk Date: April 30th, 2009 05:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I wonder if Souders has any concept of effective publicity? Do they think they'll attract viewers by having a death watch for the season finale and promising to have another dark season for Clark? Darker than S3 with the whole Metropolis / Belle Reve story line? Darker than Jonathan dying in S5? Really? You want to go there? Now? All this just gives me, a devoted fan, a pit in my stomach to think about the next few episodes and the season to come. They might make it work somehow, but they've certainly dampened my enthusiasm.

As for crapping all over the characters, yes, absolutely. In the case of Clark, I blame it all on the Watchmen - the comic - which made anti-heros "cool", and also the success of the Batman movie franchise, which seems to have convinced people you need to have a dark hero. Hollywood just can't figure out how to write Superman, since the idea of unvarnished heroism is kind of passé. Just look at the disaster that was Superman Returns. Good lord.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 30th, 2009 12:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am confused about who their target audience is, and I do think the success of Christian Bale's Batman is a factor in where they're going. I know I'm overreacting to a few cryptic sentences, but I don't trust Souders & Peterson, who are now completely in charge of our show, when it comes to Clark, and I'm worried.

Like AlMiles, these two have always seemed to favor Lana, and to blame Clark for anything that went wrong in her life, even the things that happened because of her own poor choices. This is the writing team that gave us Crimson, Promise, Wrath, Siren, and Veritas. With Lana gone, I wonder who will emerge as their new favorite. My money's on Chloe. They wrote Prey this season, and Chloe was very Lana-like in that episode. Obviously we just have to wait and see what happens, but I can't help but fret.
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