Reviews Comments: Absolute tripe
This show runs on stupidity (both in-universe and out of it) and angst from the Trauma Conga Line that character after unlikeable character goes through. (There's plenty of Deus Angst Machina and Wangst too, mind you.) The tropes run the gamut from Idiot Ball to Genre Blindness to Distress Ball to Forgot About His Powers to— well, you get the idea. We're talking about a show where:
- a guy with super-hearing and X-ray vision is brought up short by an invisible villain
- an evil genius uses a relative's name as a password
- every other plot in the first half of the series is resolved by Laser Guided Amnesia; and
- people walking toward someone or sitting at a table facing him in broad daylight don't notice him 'superspeed' off
.. just not seein' it.
comment #12643 azraelfinalstar 3rd Feb 12
Not seeing what?
comment #12666 Grilinctus 5th Feb 12
I agree with most of this, I like the Theme song though.
comment #12673 VeryMelon 5th Feb 12
This is the most accurate review I've read since Grilinctus has been reviewing. /trolls
comment #13324 vanishingreality 17th Mar 12
"Incidentally, I think my brain will commit hari kari if I hear one more person say 'since X has been Y' (just one of the myriad abuses of the English language in this fine series)." Yeah, it was totally realistic to expect teenagers to speak the Queen's English.
comment #17795 DarkLiterati 21st Jan 13
So disappointed that Smallville is now the longest running color Sci-Fi after SG 1 and X-Files. Just comes to show the quality of long procedural Sci-Fi on TV today...
comment #17809 sl1m 22nd Jan 13
Maybe there was another invisible villain because I stopped watching after like season 5, but from memory the invisible villain was in s1 before Clark got his super-hearing.
comment #18938 JustLetItBe 17th Apr 13
Smallville is one of my favorite shows, but I understand your points. I cannot agree anymore with your position about Clark/Lana romance and most annoying characters. Well, Lana itself became annoying since season 3 and was completely obnoxious in the 4-8 seasons.
comment #28346 DoctorCooper 6th Mar 15
I disagree on the effects. For its time the show had a good budget, almost on par with the revived Doctor Who's season 1. But yeah, the scales have fallen off (arguably they fell off halfway-through, with Lex's departure), and it's apparent now that Smallville wasn't interested in mining the rich material of fifty years of comics (or even recycling them wholesale), but wheeling out the iconography from material we already love and passing it off as storytelling — or worse, inserting said characters into b-grade movie ripoffs, as if the writers were begging to move onto something else, something which wasn't misery-inducing.
comment #28675 johnnyfog 12th Apr 15
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