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May 13, 2011

Smallville says sayonara


You're going to have to come up with your own snarky caption. We're too busy quietly weeping.

Just gonna get this out front...there were a couple of times we cursed at the screen during the two-hour series finale. Chills, actual chills, came upon us, even though we know the saga. Could it be over the primary-colored suit? Could it be that Chloe and Oliver got their happy ending? Could it be that we glimpsed Jimmy Olsen AND Michael Rosenbaum as the the president of the United States in 2018? But in answer to it all....yes. And these are just a few of the reasons. Are you listening world? THIS is how your END a series while saying thanks to the fans. Bowing out never felt so good.


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Smallville: The End of an Era

After 10 great years, Smallville is coming to an end. Check out what the stars have to say about the show, their characters, and the end of an era:

 

May 11, 2011

Smallville finale preview: Falling planes, the apocalypse and the return of Lex

It's the end of a 10-year era for "Smallville" and expectations are high. Really high. Don't-you-dare-screw-this-up high. It's enough to make even the most seasoned showrunner shudder.

But "Smallville" head honchos Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders say they're confident the series finale will deliver. "We know we’ll never hit everything -- it's impossible." Peterson said. "But I think the finale hits 80 to 90 percent of what everybody’s going to want. More than almost any other episode we’ve done."

That's saying a lot, considering they've got to tie up big storylines involving Darkseid and the apocalypse. Fortunatley, the special effects are up to the task, including a shot of a plummeting airplane and the apocalypse encroaching on Earth. "It definitely has, I think, a feature scope and a feature feel," said Peterson, "just probably fewer of those shots than you would get in a movie... because that’s probably 20 times our budget."

But the finale isn't just an action-packed episode. "We saved a lot of the little interpersonal moments that I think really make the show and there’s one shot that is like the Smallville shot," said Peterson. "You see it and you’re just like, this is what we needed in the finale. You’ll know it the second you see it."

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May 9, 2011

Smallville gets the 'Burgundy Blur'


"Dad? I have someone I want you to meet!"

The finale is near, and as it approached, we kept wondering how Lois and Clark were going to stay true to the comic with their relationship? The films show Lois and Clark single. And if this week's episode plays out as planned in the finale, the two will remain so. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Lois womaned up and realized "he/she who wears the crown" indeed has a heavy head. Or in layman's terms...Lois walked in the Blur's shoes and she didn't like it. And who can blame her? The Blur is supposed to help everyone -- on call all the time and still has to hold down a job. The mere thought just tires us out...but read on, if you're so inclined.

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May 2, 2011

'Top Gun' had the danger zone, 'Smallville' has the phantom zone


Actually, we think the floating glass would be more comfortable that that throne.

Only one more episode left before the two-part finale, which means we have to get all the Thunderdome episodes/scenes in that we can, apparently...which means we get to see Oliver and Clark do some ol' skool hand-to-hand combat, Gladiator-style. Now while we're all for loincloths and ripped muscles and steel here (and frankly who isn't, ahem!), the highlight of the show was seeing another Superman staple come to fruition...the "Phantom Zone glass." The floating Krypton-emblem orb that floats through space with 3 occupants, including Zod. But there are a couple of other interesting tidbits as well...


Read on fair reader, read on...

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April 25, 2011

Smallville gets a gold booster shot


"Is it just me, or do these glasses make me MORE sexy instead of less?"

It's been two days after the episode and we're still at a loss for the overall theme. Can someone help us out on this one? Or perhaps there was no overall issue, just an hour of entertainment that shows off the virtues of the "Man of Steel" just because. Kind of a nice reminder on why we joined this "Smallville" journey 10 years ago...hmmm, we think we'll go for that. Clark is a hero after all inside and out, and he still finds time to help others reach the hero in them, even while he's trying to figure out his new, clumsier persona.

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April 18, 2011

Smallville: Home again, home again, jiggity, jig!


"Seriously, Clark. I can't even get the barn smell out of my clothes anymore."

After what felt like months of a hiatus for the show, we finally get back into it...unfortunately this episode didn't seem to really progress the storyline as we would have hoped.

Let us explain...there are many things that encompass the world that includes Smallville and Metropolis, including any and all former villains, foes sucked into new dimensions, etc., so imagine our surprise that we have to spend an entire hour on Clark Luthor -- who, now that Daddy Dearest is gone, can't seem to stay in his own black-and-white reality. We mean, really? Are we that obsessed about Tess Harper having some kind of love interest that we import the alternate Clark? Are we? No, really? Someone answer us!

Read on wary Smallville travelers, if you dare...or care...

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March 7, 2011

The Kents welcome a new member to the family!


"I have one piece of brotherly advice for you: Always erase your revision history."

It's a boy!

That's right, after years of being the sole Kent namesake, Lex 2.0, 3.0, or whatever version he is now, has been semi-adopted by Lois and Clark. Alexander has renounced his name and been given the moniker Connor Kent. And the amnesiac teen will be attending Smallville High like his older brother. Does anyone else see this as a very bad idea? Ummm, what's the word I'm looking for? Oh, right...Duh!

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February 28, 2011

Smallville: It's Stag Night in Metropolis!


"When I'm not in green leather, I like to strut my stuff in sequins."

Lucky lemurs, a "Birdcage" moment with Oliver in drag, and a surprise betrothal in this here episode of Smallville make it one of the most entertaining and heartfelt of the season...that's minus the wedding proposals and identity reveals, of course...

But that said, I'm still scratching my head waiting for the other shoe to drop on perhaps the biggest question of all...

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February 21, 2011

Devil is in the details... and in Metropolis


"Look, I would tell you if I borrowed your Michael Jackson jacket. I bought this one for myself!

OK, not every episode will be golden, I get that...but this week was more about details and transitions than I would have cared to sit through (and that's including the fact that Chloe was tempted by at least three of the deadly sins). But there were two momentous events in this episode of note...one included Blur boy and the other the Green gallant one...

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February 16, 2011

He's baaaaaack! Rosenbaum rebounds in finale!


"Did you miss me?"

Are you sitting down? Are you? Well, brace yourself...The Gods have heard my pleas and your innermost Smallville wishes -- cuz baby, Michael Rosenbaum will be back as Lex for the series finale of the show May 13.

After three years sans Rosenbaum's rage that is Lex Luthor, he will rise from the icy Fortress of Solitude floor to reprise his role as Clark Kent's archenemy.

"I'm delighted to return for the series finale," Rosenbaum said in a studio press release. "I'm simply doing it for all of the fans out there who made 'Smallville' the great success it is. I appreciate all of their passion, their relentlessness and even their threats. Ha ha. I can’t wait to hug the old crew back in Vancouver one last time and see all of my old friends once again. Oh, and for Lex to become the badass he’s destined to be."

Executive producers Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders added, "...as far as the way he returns, there'll be no doubt about how Lex becomes the great rival in Clark Kent's life."

I'm seriously thinking of taking the day off of work to make sure I'm prepared for this episode. Anyone else?

February 12, 2011

Smallville gets ever closer to the light


Hey guys? Maybe if you weren't all watching TV, you'd notice that Lionel and Lex were wreaking havoc. Besides, watching TV is OUR job!

OK, I'm just going to say it...every episode of Smallville from here until the end of the series should start with Oliver and Chloe making googly eyes at each other. Call me a romantic, call me a punk, but I love a good love story and while Lois and Clark are cute, Chloe deserves a bit more face time. I said it...so sue me. But alas, this week we enter the ville that is Small with the revelation that Lionel has been approving Daily Planet articles without Tess's knowledge. That's right. Tess has been so preoccupied, her other-world daddy has come back to reclaim his fortune and his son. Tess, not so much. But ironically, she is the lynch pin in this week's episode.

OMG!!! Can someone just kill Lionel for once and for all!? Puh-leeze!!?? I can't take it anymore. How on Earth do you explain to the world, much less your board of directors, that you're not dead or from an alternate reality? Yet, somehow Lionel is doing just that and Oliver, Tess, and basically all of Watchtower has been oblivious to it. Does it take the entire crew to squash the VRA? Really? (Sigh...)

OK, got that rant off my chest, now on to our regularly scheduled recap...

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February 6, 2011

Smallville meets the Matrix


"Do you mind? We need a little alone time. No, you don't get to watch."

It had to happen eventually, right? With all the sci-fi and comic fandom out there, Smallville had to reach the juncture where Neo met Chloe. Such was the case when Ms. Sullivan made her triumphant return. I personally think it was way overdue. Chloe coming back, that is...not the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon moves...


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February 4, 2011

Smallville: Writer/Producer Brian Peterson spills on the proposal, Darkseid and Masquerade

We caught up with Smallville EP Brian Peterson during the CW winter press tour party and asked him a few of your questions.

CW: I loved that proposal scene. Whose idea was it?
BP: Well, we wanted to go with something which is very quintessential and simple because before when we've done proposals they have been huge and sci-fi and we felt like this really needed to be a moment that anybody could relate to. What was fun about it was that Lois is the most difficult person in the world to propose to, so we decided to have Superman actually catching her in a moment that is quintessentially Lois Lane.

CW: So are we going to see a wedding?
BP: (Laughs) It's a little too early to tell.

CW: Let's talk about this whole anti-heroes plot. What was the inspiration to go that way, to have everyone hate our heroes?
BP: It felt like it was a time when all of our heroes had actually taken the internal step in one way or another to step out and to be a hero in some way and rather than all the internal struggles that they've been having in the past now they face the backlash of what that actually means, all the ramifications and the consequences of what it means to come out as a hero and what they're going to have to face. So the vigilante registration act is really kind of a metaphor for what they face when they come out as super-heroes.

CW: Anything that you can tease about Darkseid?
BP: We kind of have a little bit more of a slow burn there. There's a Darkseid episode where we have Desaad, who is one of his minions -- episode 14, Masquerade. That's a really fun episode with Desaad and some mind-bending situations with Chloe. The first couple of episodes back are really different and very interesting. I think that they have a lot of super-hero moments, but also some very pointy moments about our heroes clashing with the VRA. We kind of wrap up that storyline by Masquerade, and we're moving on with other things.

CW: There's a rumor that on Masquerade we're going to see Clark wearing his glasses.
BP: Clark's identity will be a huge part of this final run, both as Clark Kent and as The Blur, leading to the hero we all know.

CW: I have to ask about Chloe coming back and if we're going to see more of Chlollie.
BP: There is definitely some Chlollie, but Chloe's role is not just about their relationship. She has a much bigger arc in her returning episodes.

So what do you think? Talk about it in the comments!

-- Catalina Walsh

January 28, 2011

Smallville, Supernatural returns delayed (please don't hurt us)

Update: To clarify, as far as we know right now, the NEW episodes of Smallville and Supernatural will air Feb. 4 assuming Gossip Girl isn't pushed back 10 minutes in Poughkeepsie or something. RERUNS of the mid-season finales will air on Wednesday, Feb. 2, in theory to draw in new viewers. Or something. Look, we're having a hard time coming up with a bright side. Sigh. If we hear anything else from the network, we'll let you know.

OK, folks, keep this in mind: We're just the messenger.

You know how you were supposed to be able to turn on your TV and see the long-awaited return of Smallville and Supernatural tonight? Yeah, it's not happening. See, the network apparently got spooked that The Vampire Diaries and Nikita were preempted in some markets last night, and wanted to give these shows another chance to draw in viewers so they'd count on this week's ratings.

The good news: Smallville and Supernatural will get to strut their stuff next Wednesday with their pre-hiatus eps -- all the better to suck in viewers who don't realize what they're missing. And when they finally return next week, it'll be all that much more triumphant, right? Right?

In the meantime, please don't take your displeasure out on The Vampire Diaries and Nikita. They're both great shows, and they didn't ask to bump our dynamic duo.

We want to see Chloe return (as a possible traitor!) and the newly-resouled Sam as much as you do. Trust us -- we're hurting, too. Feel free to vent your displeasure about the decision here. Let it all out. You'll feel better. (But keep the profanity to a minimum, ok?)

Smallville: Erica Durance on Lois' evolution, alter-egos and telling Superman what to do

Lois Lane has been though a lot on Smallville -- she's been duped, deceived, knocked unconscious more times than we can count, thrown into alternate universes...and most important, she's finally found out Clark's big secret. We caught up with Erica Durance at a panel celebrating the kick-ass women of The CW, and got her to spill on what's coming up at the tenth and final season draws to a close. Check it out!

 

December 13, 2010

A death, a question, and darkness on 'Smallville'


Nothing says romance like a phone booth...

Eeeeeeeeeeeee! That high-pitch squeal was the result of my glee that Clark finally popped the question to Lois and she accepted. Yes, in a world where Metropolis is a police state (curfews that run from midnight to 7am, really? How can anyone have fun anymore?), Clark made the time to take a knee and shower our girl Friday with white rose petals in the phone booth that brought the Blur and her together. Could it get any more poetic? Not in this episode, especially with the surprise ending.

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December 7, 2010

Clark is UltraMan in a Bizarro World on 'Smallville'


Father-son bonding, Luthor style

Just when you thought "Smallville" couldn't get anymore interesting...we're swept away into a darker reality along with Clark -- a world where Oliver Queen is an evil land-grabber, Lois sports a really bad hairdo, and Lionel is not only alive, but is Clark's daddy and ruler of the Fortress of Solitude! And if that wasn't bad enough..Clark and Tess are sleeping together. Oh, the humanity!!!!

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November 22, 2010

Smallville goes under the sea in search of Omega mind


Look upon my abs, you mighty, and tremble!

The funniest thing about this episode of Smallville is that the show starts off with a rant about the greatest threat to liberty and freedom are superheroes.Yes, the government is upset that said white knights will swoop in and help people in times of sadness only to be hailed a hero. This is bad, why? Oh, right…trust doesn't lie in the Oval office anymore, but in a new breed of hero--wait, was that a dig on behalf of the Tea Party?

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November 15, 2010

Smallville: Check your parental baggage at the door


"So what if I stole it from Krueger? For chrissake, Hollywood is on the fourth Spider-Man flick in nine years, I'm hardly the worst offender.

We think this is the fastest Smallville has ever moved. No seriously. With this being the final season, gone are the weeks of prolonged waiting for the right words to be said. Now it's full speed ahead trying to tie up loose ends and unanswered questions. We go from Clark coming out of the closet one week, Lois and Clark consummating the relationship the other, and Clark meeting the parents last week. This week we're at the "Lois and Clark move in together" part, with a dose of nostalgia thrown in for good measure.

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