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Smallville 9x16 - Escape - I worship at the television altar
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Smallville 9x16 - Escape
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tasabian From: tasabian Date: April 9th, 2010 12:11 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: New Poster. :)

She put on that sexy Scottish sex outfit and tried to ambush Clark in the shower with body wash. :) If that's not the definition of not beating around the bush then I'm not really sure what is.
Erica looked cute in the outfit - but who puts on an outfit to take a shower? And she didn't know they were going to a Scottish B & B so how did she know to pack something like that? That's exactly the kind of illogic that makes the scenes seem forced, not sexy. The little moment where Lois watches Clark make the bed? That was sexy and felt "real". But then it was right back to awkwardness and forced wackiness.

Chemistry is hugely subjective. I'm not a 'shipper (except for Clex) I've definitely seen sparks between Lois & Clark, but for me it's usually in the episodes where they're working together, not in the comedy eps, which always seem to try way too hard and don't let the chemistry just happen. (Hex & Warrior are exceptions - I think Bryan Miller gets the tone just right.)

Edited at 2010-04-09 12:12 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 9th, 2010 01:51 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: New Poster. :)

I totally agree chemistry is subjective. I see it constantly with Clark and Lois but it doesn't bother me if other people don't. I know what I see and I'm secure with that. Just as I always found the idea of Clex as totally unappealing and yet I know and respect that others were really intrigued by it. Different strokes and all. The bedroom scene rang true for me because its very similar to what I experienced with the man who is now my husband. I completely understood the awkwardness and nervousness because I have so been there with the man who was my Prince Charming. Nervousness with someone you love doesn't mean you aren't being adult. Even adults can find themselves completely nervous with the right person. On another board, several of us who are married were talking about how much we related to that bedroom scene--that desperate desire to make youe partner comfortable and the insane nerves about even laying next to someone you love that much for the first time knowing in your heart that they are "the one" and everything scary that goes along with that. What seemed awkward to you rang very very true and realistic for me. And that's ok. As you said, this is all very subjective. As for the Scottish outfit...I don't think she was planning on wearing it in the shower. I thought it was cute and a very Lois thing to do. Its something I can imagine the comics Lois doing because she's just kind of ballsy and quirky like that. I don't care where she got the outfit. In reality, its probably something she could have crafted herself rather quicky. It didn't look that complicated and we know the inn had a gift shop. She did it for Clark. He's expressed on several occasions now that he likes her costumes. I thought it was a sassy thing to do for him. Outfits worn for sexual foreplay (lingerie included) are made to be taken off. This one was really no different. But its cool! We can agree to disagree. Tariel, thanks for letting me chat!! I appreciate it.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 10th, 2010 09:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: New Poster. :)

I know what I see and I'm secure with that.

I think this is the key. Everyone is free to see this show and its relationships in their own way, and it's okay to have different opinions. Your viewpoint is right for you, and that's all that matters. Unfortunately some people seem to feel the need to ridicule or take offense at opinions that are different from their own. :(

I like Lois's costumes. I think they're fun, and Erica looks gorgeous in them!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 10th, 2010 07:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: New Poster. :)

That's exactly the kind of illogic that makes the scenes seem forced, not sexy.

I have to agree. You can hardly get lost in the moment when your brain is sending up red flags about how nonsensical it all is. Then all those elements that are supposed to enhance the mood only detract from it, and take you right out of the scene.

The little moment where Lois watches Clark make the bed? That was sexy and felt "real".

I loved that, his careful attention to every detail, and her tender regard as she took it all in. Watching Clark through her eyes made me fall in love with him all over again. Which only brings me back to how crazy it was that she didn't jump him the second they got back to their room. Any conversation about Chloe and Oliver could have waited until they were basking in the afterglow. ;)

I've definitely seen sparks between Lois & Clark, but for me it's usually in the episodes where they're working together, not in the comedy eps, which always seem to try way too hard and don't let the chemistry just happen.

While I have loved the funny scenes between Clark and Lois this season (the Crossfire morning show, Clark going through Lois's closet in Warrior), I don't see them as romantic so much as just hilarious. :) I will admit that I completely swoon over the scenes where Clark is direct and assertive in expressing his feelings for Lois (the farmhouse scene in Rabid, asking Lois about their relationship at the end of Pandora, the Conspiracy "hello"). Tom personifies SEXY in those! But for mutual chemistry, I prefer scenes where Clark and Lois are working on a story, and the current that runs between them is humming along under the surface, to ones where they're on a date, or being overtly flirty and romantic. Actually, what comes to mind first for me are S8 episodes, rather than S9 ones. But I liked the little scene in Persuasion where Clark boosted Lois up to spy on the RAO towers, for example, the way they worked together to investigate the zombie story in Rabid, and their field trip to look into the Fake!Blur in Idol.

I love the way Bryan Q. Miller writes both Clark and Lois. He, of anyone on the staff, gets Clark, and just as importantly, the superhero he will one day be.
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