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Smallville: 10x10 clips! - I worship at the television altar
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Smallville: 10x10 clips!
Where was I when they posted all these Luthor clips? I'm not gonna lie, the one with Alt!Clark is the hottest thing I've seen in a LONG time. I am the proverbial puddle of goo. *fans self* Tom Welling is AMAZING, and John Glover is AWESOME!!

Smallville "Luthor Preview Clip 3":



Smallville "Luthor Preview Clip 1":



Smallville "Luthor Preview Clip 2":



Smallville "Luthor Preview Clip 4":



Smallville "Luthor Preview Clip":



Smallville "Luthor Preview":



Is it Friday yet?!

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whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: December 2nd, 2010 02:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay Smallville and all, but WOOOHOOO! You're back!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: December 2nd, 2010 02:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay! *twirls you*
jeannev From: jeannev Date: December 2nd, 2010 02:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I was hoping that you had gotten a chance to see these clips, esp that one with AU Clark. Is Tom smoking hot, or is Tom smoking hot? And the sparks he's throwing with Cassidy? Wow.

I have such mixed feelings on this ep, so I'm just concentrating heavily on the shallow, and the performances, and the chemistry. And it looks like I'll be getting all that in spades.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: December 2nd, 2010 02:49 am (UTC) (Link)
I can't even believe how hot Tom is!! My God, he needs to burn up the big screen with that! How I wish he, Cassidy, and John would do a commentary for this one.

I'm trying not to have any expectations for any episode any more, it just feeds my disappointment, but I can't help but be excited after seeing these clips. As you say, we can revel in the performances and the pretty if nothing else.
tasabian From: tasabian Date: December 2nd, 2010 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I only watched the Tom/Cassidy one to preserve some surprises and WOW, it's so hot. He's just ridiculously sexy - when he tugs her back, I squee'd!

Edited at 2010-12-02 03:11 am (UTC)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: December 2nd, 2010 04:59 am (UTC) (Link)
That's the only clip that matters! :) Every time Tom gives us a peek of just how sexy hot he can be, it reminds me how much he's acting when he gives us Clark.
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: December 2nd, 2010 05:03 am (UTC) (Link)
I thought he was even hotter than in Exile. He's more of a MAN now. :)
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jeannev From: jeannev Date: December 2nd, 2010 05:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Isn't that amazing? Cassidy just blows me away.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: December 2nd, 2010 05:09 am (UTC) (Link)
She's fabulous in every scene! I wouldn't be surprised if she steals the whole episode.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: December 2nd, 2010 05:07 am (UTC) (Link)
He's so incredible. I swear we've only seen the tip of his talent on Smallville. It will be such a tragedy if he doesn't go on to the big screen after this.

I also absolutely love Tess' "holyshit" look she gives after Clark walks away.

I think that look makes the whole scene! She's scared shitless and completely turned on at the same time, and Cassidy NAILS it!
audrey229 From: audrey229 Date: December 2nd, 2010 04:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't really have anything nice to say about the premise of the episode so I think I'm just going to stick with what's easy:

1. Tom is pretty. He could hit on a paper bag and make it hot. He's the most beautiful man in the world. I hope he decides to grace us with his presence on television after the show is over.

2. I miss John Glover.

I know that's a rather negative post coming from me. I'm going to try and take my own advice on this one and just try to enjoy it. But frankly....I'm not feeling this one. At all. Actually, I'm fairly angry about the premise of this episode. And I'm even angrier ::spoiler alert:: that it's happening the week before our Clark is supposed to get down on one knee and propose.

But....Tom is pretty. So that's something. I'm sure I'll feel differently when the episode airs. Here's hoping.

audrey229 From: audrey229 Date: December 2nd, 2010 04:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh...and on that shallow note...I can't be the only one that noticed that you can see Tom's magnificent hip bone in the first clip when he's putting his shirt back on. I have such a weakness for that spot on a man. I think my throat just got dry....

See what's happening? I despise the premise of this episode and I'm actually angry about it and yet Welling's hotness is sucking me in. I'm ashamed of myself. I'm so easy. I try to stay mad at this show and then I see Clark's hip bone and I fold.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: December 2nd, 2010 05:30 am (UTC) (Link)
You're not the only one mesmerized by that sweet spot. ;) I also can't take my eyes off how that tee hugs his body when he's looking at himself in the mirror. Kelly may drive me crazy with her quotes in interviews, but I think I'll owe her a big thank you after Friday. :)

Tom's hotness has saved many an episode for me, and so has his way of rising above infuriating material with his nuanced performance. Without his looks, talent, and presence, I would have stopped watching Smallville long ago. And it's not like the show tries to downplay the pretty; we all know their strategy is quite the opposite. I say embrace your shallow side, especially if it makes a bad episode better!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: December 2nd, 2010 05:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I want Tom on the big screen after this. I want to watch him larger than life in the dark, being sexy as hell and getting recognition for his considerable talents. But mostly I just want him in front of the cameras as well as behind them.

John Glover is glorious, and if I can't have Michael back at all, JG for four episodes is not a bad consolation prize.

Actually, I'm fairly angry about the premise of this episode.

I'm so far out of the loop it isn't even funny, so I may not have heard all the spoilers. Do you mind if I ask why you're not happy with the premise?
audrey229 From: audrey229 Date: December 2nd, 2010 05:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh no, you are welcome to ask. I just didn't want to bring negativity on to your page.

There are few reasons. The first one I admit is probably stupid. And I admit outright that it's stupid and I don't expect other people to agree with me. But I'm tired of Clark kissing other women. Even in an AU, I don't want to see Clark kissing anyone but his future wife at this point and I think it's a real shame that the show decided to go with the imagery of Clark waking up in bed with two other women, getting kissed by Tess, AU relationship with Tess one week out from what is supposed to one of the potentially biggest moments in Clark's life when it comes to his relationship with Lois. (I don't know how up you are on spoilers so I don't want to ruin anything for you.) I wish the episode had taken place at another time in the season or at a time when Clark was single. Or maybe I wish that the show hadn't already given me a million episodes where other women are straddling Clark or kissing Clark or putting him sexual situations so that I wouldn't feel so drained with that stuff. But I know that this is my bias towards Clois and I admit that outright. I don't expect others to agree. But I can't help how I feel. I'm tired of Clark kissing other women. Even in AU's. Even when it doesn't matter.

But more importantly, I'm disturbed by the notion of nature vs. nurture that this episode seems to be suggesting. A few weeks back, I speculated that this episode was going to be a ready study in nature vs.nurture. At this point, it seems that the show might actually be suggesting that all that is standing between Clark and a murderer would be if Lionel found him instead of the Kents. And while I do believe that the Kents had an incredible influence on the man that Clark has become....I also believe that there is an element of "nature" in who Clark is as well. Other versions of the Superman mythos that have toyed with AU's have usually managed to get this point across even when Clark is very different from his real world counterpart. At this point, the show seems to be suggesting that Clark is who he is solely because of nurture. I really didn't think the show was going to go that way. And maybe I'm wrong and they won't. I really don't know. But I don't like that idea if that is where they are going.

Anyway, I really don't want to be a downer and bring negativity to anyone's squee because I know there are people who are really thrilled about all of this. I'm just not one of them. But I do enjoy the pretty and I always appreciate seeing Tom stretch his acting muscles because if nothing else....he's incredible in everything he does.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: December 2nd, 2010 06:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I know everything about the proposal that was spoiled on Twitter by that extra (I even posted the tweets in one of my posts), but even if I didn't, or if there's more info now, you shouldn't worry about spoiling me in general anyway. I can't stay away from spoilers when it comes to Smallville, even though I sometimes regret reading them. I'm hopeless!

Thanks so much for explaining that to me. I'll admit the imagery doesn't bother me all that much, as long as there is an explanation for it, and it adds to the story. For instance, I liked the Clark/Zatanna kiss in Warrior, and I know the vast majority of my Cloiser friends hated it. Clark waking up with two chicks is a lot different from him going to bed with them, but I know that might sound to you like I'm grasping at straws. I'm afraid my love for seeing Tom in sexy situations is the bias that betrays me. :) Maybe if he were out there exploring other roles during his breaks from Smallville I'd feel differently, but since this show is his only playground, I welcome the opportunity to see him do something different.

The murderer thing bothered me, too, and I'm kind of hoping it's one of those many times where the OD is off the mark. At the same time, however, I've always thought of the Kryptonians as a ruthless race, and I actually think the show has done a poor job of reminding viewers how important Martha and Jonathan are in Clark's development since JS and AOT left the show. But Clark's relationship with his mom has always been one of my favorite parts of the Superman story, so again, I'm biased.

Even though Clark is special and unlike any human, I've seen first hand what abusive parenting can do to a child, and when it comes to a person's emotional and mental stability, I think nurture has everything to do with it (in the absence of congenital mental illness). In short, it all depends on how they handle it in the episode, but I am open to the concept of an irredeemably dark and dangerous Clark Luthor.

I like to hear a variety of opinions, and I don't see that as negativity at all. The only negativity that bums me out is unreasoning hatred for the show, when people condemn it with no regard for what is happening onscreen, or where they deliberately misinterpret everything in the worst possible way, time after time, out of bitterness and rage. I always welcome your thoughtful opinions and the discussion you offer.
audrey229 From: audrey229 Date: December 2nd, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
OK first off, the new picture at the top of your page??? Hilarious. Why don't the Santas that I see look like that?

You know, the funny part is that I'm not actually as angry about it in the light of day as I was last night. I had a very pretty terrible night last night and I do think it exacerbated my feelings on the whole thing. My car broke down on the way home from work and I had to sit and wait for my husband to get there from his job for over an hour in 40 degree weather with no heat and with a dying blackberry that I couldn't use so that it would maintain the last little bit of charge and not lose radio service. So I was pretty crabby when I got home. lol The hilarity of the situation being that my poor father just had surgery (and shouldn't be running anywhere!) and yet when he heard my car was broken down he jumped in his car and tried to drive to get me in the crazy rush hour traffic. It makes me laugh and it makes me cry that my father still wants to come to my rescue all the time despite me repeatedly telling him that I was fine. :)

Anyway, I think I can probably explain better now why some of this potentially bothers me/has been bothering me. Although, as I said, the odd thing is that it doesn't bother me quite so much this morning.

I actually agree with pretty much everything you said. :) I was one of the few Cloisers who liked Warrior. I understood the criticisms of the episode but they weren't necessarilly criticims that I shared. I actually really really loved the Clois in that episode. I thought it was poingnant and real and sincere. And I totally agree with you that Clark didn't do anything wrong waking up with two women. And I totally understand the appeal of seeing Tom in all these situations. Tom is such a talented actor. People don't give him enough credit for what he does. I think he has this incredible ability to access a relationship onscreen and to give exactly what the scene calls for accordingly. It's why I think he's had chemistry with every single woman that has ever come on the show. He's just so good at getting to the nature of what a scene is supposed to convey and then running with it. He's so fabulous. He is so intensely sexy, beautiful and soulful and he's just able to transform himself so well in all these different situations. And I totally agree that that in and of itself is so freaking fun to watch. You just want to sit back and revel in his talent.

I'm finding it hard to explain what bothers me though still about the idea of Tess kissing Clark. And I'm probably going to do a really crappy job of explaining it so I'm really sorry if I don't make myself very clear. But here it goes....I think it's very in character for Clark to be surprised/awkward/nervous around women and to be unaware of a situation where another woman is potentially going to kiss him/getting in his personal space etc. I think that's totally in-character for him and I don't fault him for that because I know it's never intentional. But this will be the third time since he's been in a serious relationship with Lois that another woman has been able to get close enough to Clark to kiss him. And that just feels....wrong to me. If Clark was single? It wouldn't bother me. But he's not. He's on the verge of potentially becoming someone's husband. It's not like i'm expecting him to push these women away per se. And for what it's worth, I thought the show did a good job of showing that Clark was on alert with Lucy in "Ambush." He sensed that the situation might be inappropriate and he tried to do something about it. I did appreciate that. With Zatanna...I chalked it up to Clark just being innocent and uncomfortable. Obviously the magic was not his fault at all. But there was a point there when he probably should have stepped in and sensed that things were not appropriate. But again, I figured that after that happened, it wouldn't happen again. He felt so terrible that he let it happen with Lois that I just assumed that was over. But I do find it troubling that the show keeps putting Clark in situations where other women are able to put him in that position. Because if I was Lois? That would start to really bother me.
audrey229 From: audrey229 Date: December 2nd, 2010 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

(Cont) sorry so long

I don't fault AUTess in this situation because she's not our Tess. (If it was our Tess kissing Clark? I'd have an even bigger problem with it in terms of how I felt about Tess.) And obviously I have not seen the scene yet so everything I'm saying could be completely wrong. I'm positive that AUTess has faced some extreme emotional abuse and I feel very sorry for her. But as it stands, the show has put Clark in another position where yet another woman is moving in to kiss him and he just stands there and lets it happen. Realistically, he's fast enough to put his hands up or move away. Yet, the show still keeps letting it happen. And that just...troubles me. Does that mean that we can assume that this kind of thing is going to continue all through his marriage? Other women want to kiss him and he won't be able to stop it? Because that just feels really unfair to Lois. I can only imagine how the fandom would be reacting if it was Lois who had allowed another man to get that close to her 3 different times while she was dating Clark. (Because obviously she wasn't with Clark when John Corben and Carter tried to kiss her. Her reaction afterwards was also much different: she slapped John and stomped on Carter's foot to make it clear that it wasn't welcome behavior.)

Anyway, it's probably really stupid....but that's just sort of how I feel about it. I know it doesn't mean anything and I don't blame Clark for it. But I do think it's kind of crappy that the show keeps putting Clark in this kind of position with other women. At this stage in his life, Clark is a very strong, proactive person. And I know he's committed to Lois. So at this point, I'd just like the show to stop putting him in positions where another woman is able to move in on him like that. It's not fair to Lois. And honestly, I don't think it's fair to Clark. I might feel differently about this after the episode actually airs. But this is how I feel right now. I wish I didn't feel this way. And I totally understand if other people don't agree or just want to enjoy the scene because they like the idea of Clark and Tess together. I really do understand all of that and respect that. I just can't shake how I feel about it. I put myself in Lois' shoes and wonder how I would feel if Clark was my boyfriend....and I think I'd feel really hurt even though the reality is that it's not Clark's fault.

audrey229 From: audrey229 Date: December 2nd, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Part 3-cont.

I agree with pretty much everything you are saying about a person being shaped by their environment. And I know what you mean about the ramifications of a brutal childhood. I spent the first few years of my career advocating for children who came from very troubling home situations. Many of those children struggled with terrible behavior problems both in foster care and at school and much of it could be traced back to their family situation. So, I totally agree with you about that.

I think the thing that troubles me about Clark being a murderer in the AU is what it suggests about Lex/Clark. I feel like I have to be really careful saying this because I don't want it to come out the wrong way. I loved Lex. I thought he was a complex, nuanced, sympathetic, fascinating character. I felt terribly for him in the early seasons. I felt horrible that this person had been denied the love that he craved and desire for much of his life. I rooted for him and cried for him and held out hope for his redemption right up until the last minute that we saw him on the show.

I do believe that Lex was deeply deeply influenced by his upbringing with Lionel. How could he not be? Just as I have always believed that Jonathan and Martha deserve a huge amount of credit for the man that Clark has become. Clark learned how to love from watching them. His intense capacity for love is something that he learned from his mother and father. They loved so hard and he loves so hard. A few weeks ago, someone pointed out to me how many similarities there are to the way Jonathan treated Martha/touched Martha/held Martha to the way that Clark now treats Lois. The irony of it all being that even back in Season 5 Martha made the parallel to Lois about finding "her Jonathan." And somewhere along the way....it happened. And I think that's really beautiful.

However, there also came a point in the show where I started to feel as though there was only so much blame that I could lay at Lionel's feet in terms of the choices that Lex made. I believe that Lex was responsible for his own choices and I believe that those choices where ultimately what led him away from the path of redemption and down the path that eventually led him to take a man's life. I understood completely how Lex got that way and I still felt sympathy for him right to the very last second. But I couldn't shed the thought that there was personal responsibility at stake here and that ultimately, no one forced Lex to do what he did. He made those choices on his own.

I think what bothers me about this potential AUClark scenerio is that it seems to be suggesting that the only thing seperating Clark and Lex was Clark ending up on the Kents doorstep. That Clark would have made the same choices that Lex did (choosing to kill) if he was in Lex's shoes. And that just....bothers me. Because I feel like there's a loss of personal responsibility in all of that when it comes to how the show views Lex. I feel like it almost takes Lex's choices out of his hands and makes them inevitable. In my mind, I always felt as though if Clark was in Lex's situation....he wouldn't be the Clark that we know and love. No. But I thought he would have made different choices thereby showing that we are not binded by our fate. That we have the ability to rise above any situation and choose to do the right thing even in the face of tragedy and sadness and despair.

As always, I totally understand if others don't agree with me or see it differently. Despite all of this, I actually have a pretty strong feeling that I'll enjoy the episode because quite honestly....I'm pretty easy with Smallville. I find things that I enjoy in every episode and I rarely ever have an episode that I don't enjoy on some level.

Thanks for listening to me ramble. I'm sorry for taking up so much room on the page.Thank you again for your kind comments. I always enjoy hearing your perspective as well. You always help me think and help me work out how I'm feeling about a potentially controversial situation. Thank you and hope you are feeling ok today!
la_belle_isa From: la_belle_isa Date: December 2nd, 2010 04:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I so agree with you. Tom has done the same role for 10 years and not much else. Clark is very earnest, he's always so serious when it comes to romance; after 10 years, I'm just starved for seeing him in sexy situations. They hired a model 10 years ago just to put him in baggy clothes for 7 years; and have Clark barely acknowledge the girls around him. I understand this is the character but if it weren't for Tom, I would have stopped watching the show after S5. That's why whenever I see him in SV in a potentially sexy situation, I just jump on it and I'm not asking myself too many questions.
I just want to see Tom showing the full extent of what he can do on screen, something that he really have so few occasions to do on SV, and of course, I'm dying to see him in adult situations.
In the Cless clip, he reminded me so much of the other Kryptonians we've seen on the show. Does he know that Tess is lying? Based on that clip, it looks like he doesn't. And we've seen on the show that Kryptonians are easily fooled by lies. "Lying is their way" as one of them said. So basically, that guy is Kal-el raised by Lionel. And as Clark said to Lana after a RedK episode when she said "You weren't yourself", he said "No, this is a part of me." So Clark is multi-faceted like everyone. I'm not knowledgeable at all with the comics, but I always read that Clark's love for humans is the element that makes him "choose" to be good. And it's a choice that RWClark is making every day. What if he didn't make that choice because the sum of his experiences is different? There's also the possibility that there are other variables that changed in the AU; besides Lionel raising Clark. But anyway, I think I'm relatively forgiving about Clark's nature. I don't explain myself very well. :(
tjw_jaypat From: tjw_jaypat Date: December 2nd, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the clips. Wow, AUClark is indeed disturbingly sexy. Not that I would ever want to be with a jerk like that, but Tom makes even evil extremely attractive... *sigh*

From a rational point of view I expect quite a number of problems in this episode, but this time I will be happy if the irrational part of my brain is satisfied. And it seems it will be... lol
el_elle_8 From: el_elle_8 Date: December 2nd, 2010 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have watched clip 3 (many, many times) and just the beginning of clip 1. I wasn't going to watch the other clips but I couldn't resist after reading the posts about shirtless Clark. I am so weak. I do think a big thank you is in order for Kelly for giving us the hip bone shot. Once again, I am swimming in the shallow end of the pool but Tom makes it so easy to go there!

I have no idea how this episode is going to play out but the performances look like they will be exceptional. I can focus on that if the story line doesn't live up to expectations.

Love your Santa Clark header!
carolandtom From: carolandtom Date: December 2nd, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks a lot for the clips! I had seen but one of them (the less interesting one to me, lol) and alt!Clark has almost killed me with his hotness. And that little bit of shirtless!Clark! Oh WOW!

As you see, I don't comment on the plot. I just take comfort on the beauty and sexiness of Tom Welling and I hope that I can watch the entire episode without having to insult anyone. lol

It's lovely to have you back!
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