History YMMV / Smallville

20th May '16 1:23:07 PM appealus
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** In Season 2's "Visage", mighty-morphing shapeshifter Tina Greer exposits her reasons for wanting to take over Clark's identity: "You have the perfect life, Clark. Great parents, good friends, and the girl of our dreams just waiting for you to make a move." Fast forward just a couple years later and it becomes clear that this exact same line could describe in a nutshell why Lex becomes insanely jealous of Clark and, in part, why he turned against him.

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** In Season 2's "Visage", mighty-morphing shapeshifter Tina Greer exposits her reasons for wanting to take over Clark's identity: "You have the perfect life, Clark. Great parents, good friends, and the girl of our your dreams just waiting for you to make a move." Fast forward just a couple years later and it becomes clear that this exact same line could describe in a nutshell why Lex becomes insanely jealous of Clark and, in part, why he turned against him.
6th May '16 1:58:51 PM KlawKalash
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** What makes this even more annoying is that this aspect of Lana’s character changes with each season. For the first couple it was her dead parents yet she expected everyone to based their decisions on the fact that her parents are dead. Then she gained abandonment issues her aunt finally decided to get out and start dating again now that Lana is grown some thing Lana wanted no part of she also left Whitney after enlisted yet somehow both of these people abandoned her despite it being the other way around.

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** What makes this even more annoying is that this aspect of Lana’s character changes with each season. For the first couple it was her dead parents yet she expected everyone to based their decisions on the fact that her parents are dead. Then she gained abandonment issues her aunt finally decided to get out and start dating again now that Lana is grown some thing grown, something Lana wanted no part of of; she also left Whitney after enlisted yet somehow both of these people abandoned her despite it being the other way around.
6th May '16 9:02:47 AM KlawKalash
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: After Season 3, Smallville's domestic ratings began to decline, and it by Season 5 it had gone from being a hugely popular mainstream sensation (during which time the show's stars frequently appeared on the cover of TV Guide and other magazines) to cult show status, at least at home in the United States. However, the show remained massively popular in Latin America all the way until the final season.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: After Season 3, Smallville's domestic ratings began to decline, and it by Season 5 it had gone from being a hugely popular mainstream sensation (during which time the show's stars frequently appeared on the cover of TV Guide and other magazines) to cult show status, at least at home in the United States. However, the show remained massively popular in Latin America all the way until the final season.
6th May '16 9:01:53 AM KlawKalash
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** Tess and Lois. Tess herself {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this in several episodes. In one episode where Lois and Tess met, after getting into a fight and [[FetishFuel wrestling each other on a desk]] the previous time they'd met, Tess smirks and notes that "things got a little ''physical''" (and even wiggles her shoulders suggestively while saying this)...and then asks Lois whether she'd like to "pick up where we left off." Lois declines.

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** Tess and Lois. Tess herself {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this in several episodes. In one episode where Lois and Tess met, after getting into a fight and [[FetishFuel wrestling each other on a desk]] the previous time they'd met, Tess smirks and notes that "things got a little ''physical''" (and even wiggles her shoulders suggestively while saying this)... and then asks Lois whether she'd like to "pick up where we left off." Lois declines.
6th May '16 8:58:52 AM KlawKalash
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* DesignatedEvil: In "Bound" sexually specifically male sexuality is treated with open contempt and scorn.

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* DesignatedEvil: In "Bound" sexually sexuality, specifically male sexuality is treated with open contempt and scorn.
6th May '16 8:54:49 AM KlawKalash
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--->'''[[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville5-ep11 Neal Bailey]]:''' ''"...Back to Ma Kent and Clark, talking about how he could never love anyone outside of Lana, or couldn't perceive it, anyway. I think he could, if he'd only just imagine constantly hugging a doll called "[[LoveMartyr Knife Pain Man]]" filled with broken glass and saline solution that crushed as the blades penetrated."''

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--->'''[[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville5-ep11 Neal Bailey]]:''' ''"... Back to Ma Kent and Clark, talking about how he could never love anyone outside of Lana, or couldn't perceive it, anyway. I think he could, if he'd only just imagine constantly hugging a doll called "[[LoveMartyr Knife Pain Man]]" filled with broken glass and saline solution that crushed as the blades penetrated."''
6th May '16 8:52:36 AM KlawKalash
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** "Bound" stressed that any “MAN” who engages in multiple sex partners is a horrible villain who should be met with open condemnation and that such a life arbitrarily create a construct where such a lifestyle leads to murder or being accused of murder is almost propaganda in its blatant manipulation. Not only are the title characters willing to trust Lionel over Lex because of this a man who tried to kill Clark's family not two weeks ago, but the willing partners one of whom cheated on her fiancé, and the other killed herself, both of whom where complete and utter willing partners were presented as more sympathetic to the man.

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** "Bound" stressed that any “MAN” who engages in multiple sex partners is a horrible villain who should be met with open condemnation and that such a life arbitrarily create creates a construct where such a lifestyle leads to murder or being accused of murder is murder; it's almost propaganda in its blatant manipulation. Not only are the title characters willing to trust Lionel over Lex because of this a (a man who tried to kill Clark's family not two weeks ago, ago), but the willing partners one of whom cheated on her fiancé, and the other killed herself, both of whom where complete and utter willing partners partners, were presented as more sympathetic to the man.
26th Mar '16 3:02:43 AM themisinvictus
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** Lois cosplaying as Comicbook/WonderWoman in ''Warrior''. The Comicbook/{{New 52}} era once made Superman and Wonder Woman an OfficialCouple.



** Lois cosplaying as Comicbook/WonderWoman in ''Warrior''. The Comicbook/{{New 52}} made Superman and Wonder Woman an OfficialCouple.
19th Mar '16 11:30:42 PM merotoker
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* InkStainAdaptation: Lana Lang has played a minor role in the many adaptations of Franchise/{{Superman}}, including ''Film/SupermanIII'' and ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', but unfortunately she gets immense hate for her first big appearance in the show, where she is infamous for 8 seasons of non-stop RomanticPlotTumour. After ''Smallville'' ended, she got lesser appearances in other Superman-related adaptations and only got one small cameo in ''Film/ManOfSteel'' as a child. In the ''Comicbook/{{New52}}'', she's regulated back into the UnluckyChildhoodFriend since Superman is now dating Comicbook/WonderWoman

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* InkStainAdaptation: Lana Lang has played a minor role in the many adaptations of Franchise/{{Superman}}, including ''Film/SupermanIII'' and ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', but unfortunately she gets immense hate for her first big appearance in the show, where she is infamous for 8 seasons of non-stop RomanticPlotTumour.RomanticPlotTumor. After ''Smallville'' ended, she got lesser appearances in other Superman-related adaptations and only got one small cameo in ''Film/ManOfSteel'' as a child. In the ''Comicbook/{{New52}}'', ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'', she's regulated back into the UnluckyChildhoodFriend [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Unlucky Childhood Friend]] since Superman is now dating Comicbook/WonderWomanComicbook/WonderWoman.



*** In "Subterranean", [[spoiler:casually walking by a series of prison cells holding meteor freaks in his secret lab, codenamed 33.1.]]
*** In "Freak", [[spoiler: has his people abducting Chloe to said secret lab then experiment on and painfully humiliate her. He then swears to Lana upon his unborn child's soul that he has nothing to do with it, before watching a video of Chloe stripped half-naked and strapped to the experiment table. As she struggles, he delivers this line with a hint of PsychoticSmirk:]]

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*** In "Subterranean", [[spoiler:casually walking by a series of prison cells holding meteor freaks in his secret lab, codenamed 33.1.]]
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*** In "Freak", [[spoiler: has his people abducting Chloe to said secret lab then experiment on and painfully humiliate her. He then swears to Lana upon his unborn child's soul that he has nothing to do with it, before watching a video of Chloe stripped half-naked and strapped to the experiment table. As she struggles, he delivers this line with a hint of PsychoticSmirk:]]PsychoticSmirk]]:



*** TheReveal later in Season Six that [[spoiler: he drugged Lana with synthetic hormones to fake the pregnancy and deceive her into marrying him, because he wanted to take her away from Clark forever. In "Promise", ''on the day of that very wedding'', he even murders the doctor who helped with the deception, due to the man getting sick of it and threatening to tell Lana.]]

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*** TheReveal later in Season Six that [[spoiler: he drugged Lana with synthetic hormones to fake the pregnancy and deceive her into marrying him, because he wanted to take her away from Clark forever. In "Promise", ''on the day of that very wedding'', he even murders the doctor who helped with the deception, due to the man getting sick of it and threatening to tell Lana.]]Lana]].



** Davis crosses this when [[spoiler:he kills Jimmy in "Doomsday".]]

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** Davis crosses this when [[spoiler:he kills Jimmy in "Doomsday".]]"Doomsday"]].



** In the premiere of "Descent" Lex’s burning his good self might have had more impact without the GOSSIP GIRL logo right under the dramatic moment. Thankfully, this is [[{{BetterOnDVD}} fixed on the DVD]], where show/network logos and ads are mercifully nonexistent.

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** In the premiere of "Descent" Lex’s burning his good self might have had more impact without [[CommercialPopUp the GOSSIP GIRL logo right under the dramatic moment. moment]]. Thankfully, this is [[{{BetterOnDVD}} [[BetterOnDVD fixed on the DVD]], where show/network logos and ads are mercifully nonexistent.



* RewatchBonus: In "Splinter" when Clark starts driving home his seatbelt suddenly disappears.



* RootingForTheEmpire: Due to the sympathetic way Michael Rosenbaum portrayed him a lot of viewers wanted to see Lex Luthor avert DoomedByCanon and redeem himself. However, the increasingly sociopathic things he did, like acts of horrifying torture on innocent people and cold-blooded murder (which Lex did, all while blaming Lionel, Clark, Lana, and anyone else he can for his actions, [[{{NeverMyFault}} as if they somehow made him do it]]), made Lex increasingly unsympathetic (which makes sense, since, y'know, that was the intention all along), and instead the focus shifted to how tragic it was that one of Clark's friends turned evil.

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* RootingForTheEmpire: Due to the sympathetic way Michael Rosenbaum portrayed him a lot of viewers wanted to see Lex Luthor avert DoomedByCanon and redeem himself. However, the increasingly sociopathic things he did, like acts of horrifying torture on innocent people and cold-blooded murder (which Lex did, all while blaming Lionel, Clark, Lana, and anyone else he can for his actions, [[{{NeverMyFault}} [[NeverMyFault as if they somehow made him do it]]), made Lex increasingly unsympathetic (which makes sense, since, y'know, that was the intention all along), and instead the focus shifted to how tragic it was that one of Clark's friends turned evil.



** Lana Lang. Many fans also consider her a CreatorsPet, because the writers seem to refuse to do anything interesting with her character that contributes positively to the story. The fact that she is a troublemaking SatelliteLoveInterest that Clark never gets over, the whole thing a RomanticPlotTumor that drags on and on and on until you scream in frustration doesn't help. Although some of it seems to finally get into the producers heads in season eight, when they acknowledged that it is Lana who holds him back from his destiny and actually had a minor character call her out of her constant whining and self-pitying all her life ("Power"). Take a look at the [[http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?showtopic=3140445&st=0 forum thread]] for "Vessel".
** Davis Bloom. In season eight [[spoiler: he was the BigBad, Doomsday. Fans hated his look, but they hated his relationship with Chloe even more. Plus he killed Jimmy Olsen.]]

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** Lana Lang. Many fans also consider her a CreatorsPet, because the writers seem to refuse to do anything interesting with her character that contributes positively to the story. The fact that she is a troublemaking SatelliteLoveInterest that Clark never gets over, the whole thing a RomanticPlotTumor that drags on and on and on until you scream in frustration doesn't help. Although some of it seems to finally get into the producers heads in season eight, when they acknowledged that it is Lana who holds him back from his destiny and actually had a minor character call her out of her constant whining and self-pitying all her life ("Power"). Take a look at the [[http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?showtopic=3140445&st=0 forum thread]] for "Vessel".
("Power").
** Davis Bloom. In season eight [[spoiler: he was the BigBad, Doomsday. Fans hated his look, but they hated his relationship with Chloe even more. Plus he killed Jimmy Olsen.]]Olsen]].
24th Feb '16 4:08:26 PM nombretomado
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** "Kids, [[Series/HowIMetYourMother before your aunt Robin]] [[Film/TheAvengers joined SHIELD,]] she was boning a completely different bald man..."

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** "Kids, [[Series/HowIMetYourMother before your aunt Robin]] [[Film/TheAvengers [[Film/TheAvengers2012 joined SHIELD,]] she was boning a completely different bald man..."
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