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Smallville, why do you hate the character I love? - I worship at the television altar — LiveJournal
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Smallville, why do you hate the character I love?
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jr24tw From: jr24tw Date: May 5th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mmm...well I don't watch the show anymore and the main reason for that are the characters. All of them. If the show was at least fun to watch I would have continued without tuning in even after my fave actress was gone.

I haven't watched an episode of Smallville from beginning to end in forever. Mainly because I can't stand the characters. People have strenghts and weaknesses. They also have a basic character to them. It's in their nature. But ever since S4 and onward they have made OOC behaviour and 180 turns a sport, not an occassional flute.

Ever since then they have also been unable to write strong characters (mainly the female ones) without putting down others in the process. I never understood what's up with that. Why can they only make someone be the hero or villain or be strong wihtout having to destroy another character in the process.

That point probably leads to Clark Kent never being able to be the kind of Superman we all know. That's also a thought I've had since S4. This guy can never become Superman because TPTB just don't get who Superman is.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 7th, 2009 11:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Everything you say is true, and I appreciate your insights, especially about how this show portrays strong female characters. Unfortunately, I think TPTB count on having lots of fans like me, because I have to admit I'm not a terribly demanding viewer. I celebrate the scenes of excellence we do get, and fanwank or ignore the rest. Years of watching this show have lowered my expectations, I'm afraid.

And I do enjoy the show, but to be honest, if Tom ever left I'd stop watching in a heartbeat. Whatever dialogue he's given, whatever crazy, impossible situation they put Clark in next, Tom's performance always captivates me. So far, he still makes the show worth watching all by himself.

But even I get fed up sometimes!
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