Thursday, May 19, 2011

Day 140: Yes, I'm aware they're crappy screen shots...

October 16th, 2001: Smallville debuted to television courtesy of the CW (then the WB). It's purpose was to entertain us while chronicling the fictional person we would all come to iconicize as "Superman."

While many of the initial episodes were irritating with all of the "meteor freaks" running rampant with superpowers to give Clark a taste of super powered adversaries, the show as a whole began to run less like a tweenie drama and more like a comic book. Certain seasons - as a whole - were laughable at best, but for 10 years I avidly awaited each episode as in many cases it was the end to a dreary and stressful day.

Many a great ties to the original movies led me to love the show even more so. Music from John Williams' scores were lent to the show and added such a feeling of nostalgia that every fan boy cell in my body was screaming out in orgasmic, dorky ecstacy. Annette O'Toole was cast in the role of "Ma' Kent." In the films she played the role of Lana Lang. Margot Kidder also rocked it out in a couple episodes. AND JUST BEFORE YOU THOUGHT MY ASS WAS GERIATRIC.....Christopher "He Made Us Believe A Man Could Fly" Reeve had a several episode stint.

Yes....I shed tears. Fuck you if you judge me.

There were several deviations from comic books that the writers of the show took severe liberties with, which were at times more than okay. Doomsday, however, was a creature who never should have made an appearance on the show. Brainiac was nicely done. The random appearances of the Martian Manhunter was handled extremely well, especially the "Oreo" placement letting us know it was him after all. Many other characters had excellent roles to share in the show, but none so as awesome as Alexander "Lex" Luthor, a role Rosenbaum played better than any of his other film counterparts (Sorry Gene & Kevin).

Many a viral jokes were had due to the series, such as the back and forth banter concerning whether or not Clark or Lana were ever gonna "bone" or not. Yes, Darius, they never boned....ON CAMERA! It was implied many times over that there was some interspecies action going on though, and that's all that matters. And no, I never even had to write my letter.

Furthermore, for Gary "Soon To Be Dead Courtesy Of My Highly Trained, Committee Ruled, Spinning Zangief Pile Driver Doling Out, Ninjas" Colon....Lana can choke on a big fat piece of poop! Cute though she may have been, she wasn't that hot and look at what else she hasn't really proven herself in. Chloe.....simply has nothing to prove. She's just perfect....

May 13th, 2011 marked the end of a decade of the only show I actively watched on television. An end to a decade of geekiness, checking up regularly on, swooning over Chloe, and constantly getting pissed off because Kal-El was stunted in development and couldn't yet take to the skies. In short...I will miss the show. Plagued with irritations though it may have been, it was still a very well done show and it's sad to see it end.

Now.....I'm praying that Zack Snyder can do with Superman what a silly television station and so-so writers did, or at least something as satisfying. It couldn't be worse than the last three film attempts, can it?

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