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Smallville in TV Guide
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jeannev From: jeannev Date: April 23rd, 2010 12:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: To MJ

Again, the comic showed Lois' words and point of view as she reminded the world of the hope and peace that Superman had brought to everyone he encountered.

And I see how that could work for the comics.

I just don't think it works so well for SV, where we shouldn't need to see Clark through a third characters eyes. As the audience, and with Clark as our main character, we should be seeing his world through his eyes.

And quite frankly, I have a hard time seeing "Superman" through Lois' eyes when the show didn't really invest the time into that storyline. Lois' fascination with The Blur came along very, very quickly. And without that face-to-face connection from the comics, just the occasional phone call didn't really do it for me, but mileage varies.

I have no issues with Lois' importance in the comics, or her gaining in importance on SV. But I don't think that it should usurpe Clark's importance, and I don't think the story should be told through her eyes, and I don't really think we need any 3rd party character to provide a bridge between viewers and the main protagonist.

I do think they went a bit overboard with the Lois focus in the early part of this season (and not always to Clark's benefit), and I think the reason they did that is because they know they wasted way too much time not developing as much as they should've in the years she's been on the show. So, they slammed on the gas pedal a bit too hard for me. I have enjoyed a lot about the character, and if it is a choice between Lois focus, and Chloe focus, I'll take Lois focus, please.

But really, I want Clark focus. And when I say that, I don't just mean focus on his romantic relationship. As I've said, several times this season, take away Clark involved with Clois, and how much storyline has he had? I don't think thats as big a problem for Lois, because she's a supporting character, and the show isn't about her. But Clark should have story all over the canvas, with all the supporting characters. And I really feel like they dropped the ball there, because they really wanted to sell Clois as this love of a lifetime. But they should've started laying that foundation a few years ago, I think.

Just wanted to add my 2 cents. :)
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