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I'm not sure how to do that mutiple cuts thingie for each show (one day, I might not be a LJ moron anymore). So, I'm just going to put all my thoughts under a cut.  Starting off with something I wrote about the SV ep Lazarus, with references to last seasons finale, Salvation.  Just to elaborate on a big issue I had with the episode.



OK, lets start off with more Smallville thoughts.  I wrote this post (slightly modified here) on K-Site in a thread that was talking about whether Clark has actually shown too much pride and vanity, and whether his actions in Salvation were rightly condemned by Asswipe Jor-El.

Here's what I said...

But, I think whats being lost here is why Clark made the choices he made last season. Its not as if leading the Kandorians to another world, or taking a knife to the gut were his first choices. Its not even like the latter was something he could plan at all. Clark was doing the very best he could with the circumstances at hand. The reality was that Clark needed to find a way to get the Kandorians to someplace else. And the BoR only worked one way, or so he was told (I'm sure there will be a whole list of things Clark wasn't told about the BoR, and somehow, that will be his fault too). What were the other options here? Trying to fight them all? If he had, wasn't there a good chance of dying that way too?  And if he had died in the battle, what would be the circumstances that Earth would be left in then? 

I absolutely HATE when this show creates a scenario where there is no perfect answer, and Clark does the very best he can do in the situation, and somehow something shows up to slap him in the head and tell him how wrong and stupid he was. I don't understand how thats good writing, or storytelling, or even entertaining. I really don't. 9 years of this stuff, and I find it exhausting and defeating and downright depressing.  Its this writing, more then anything else, that explains why I have lost faith in this show overall.

As for taking the knife in the gut, well, again, this was a desperate measure. Clark did not have time to plan for the Blue K knife contingency. He knew he might not win that fight with Zod. He was injured and pushed to the edge of a building. Zod was making it clear, in detail, what he would do if he stayed on Earth. Clark did the HEROIC thing. And Jor-El can just bite my ass in his attempts to make it something other then that.

Clark didn't set out to martyr himself. He was trying to do the best he could to save Earth. If he could do that and stick around, I'm sure that would've been his FIRST choice. It is what he wanted. But when it came right down to it, and with time being of the essence, he made the very best choice he could in the time frame he had, with the information he had, and with Earths best interests in his heart.

I resent the heck out of the writers for this show, via Jor-El, insinuating otherwise. It bums me out that they took such a wonderful and heroic episode for Clark and decided to spit on it one episode later.
 
OK, now onto The Event

I think the show is decent, but those time shifts are going to have to go.  They are confusing, distracting, and sort of dumb.  I do like that the show came right out and told us that we have aliens among us, and all.  Also, I think the way you build successful shows like this is to build characters who are successful.  I appreciate them wanting to get right into the action, but if we don't care about the characters, and their relationships, then it doesn't really matter what the action is.  I am very on the fence with this show right now.  Its got 1 or 2 more episodes to really prove to me its worth sticking with.


Chase

I know this show isn't going to survive, and its too bad, because I enjoy it.  Its certainly not the best show, and the writing is not great.  But I think watching the good guys chase a fugitive for an hour is sort of fun, high action entertainment.  And I really like the actors involved in this, and unlike The Event, I find I'm already starting to care about them as individuals.  And its a shame the show won't live long enough to expore it, but show lead, Kelly Giddish, and Cole Hauser (who plays her long time partner and friend) have some pretty smouldering chemistry there.  I think it could be a great, developing relationship if the show lived that long.

And note to TV critics at large....the more you tried to shove Lone Star down peoples throats, the more I think people just didn't bother.  You really can't try to sell a show by telling people they were stupid if they didn't watch it.


Glee

This episode started out GREAT!  Heather Morris was on fire, and DAMN! that girl can bust a move.  The glee club wanting to do Brittny, and Mr Shue being resistant also started off as cute, and an interesting clash of the generations.  The Brittney/Santana duet was smoking hot, and just proved once again what a terrific voice Naya Rivera has.  John Stamos was very fun, and I think he'll be a very welcome, recurring character (and who can blame Emma for choosing him?  I would too!).  Then the episode just fell apart. 

Once again, we had to make sure we shoved Rachel/Lea Michele into the spotlight (totally unnecessary since she was going to be getting another show ending big solo).  How much more interesting would it have been if the "One More Time" solo had gone to Mercedes, or Tina, or Quinn?  And what is with Rachel suddenly dressing as a naughty schoolgirl, and the whole male population falling at her feet?  I thought Rachel's unpopularity was based on far more then just her odd dressing habits.  Again, that whole thing just feels like this show is a vanity project for Lea Michele.  I don't mind the realistic conflicts in the Rachel/Finn relationship.  I just don't believe it was blended into this episode well at all.  And to make matters worse, Mr Shue was just acting like an asshole.  Him performing a sexually charged number with the glee club was just....disturbing.  Sue had some great lines, but she just seemed a bit insane in this episode.  And while it was great to see Artie get a solo, that whole scene just felt very flat.  Not to mention the unbelievable stupidity of Artie on the football team (and why would Tina care about that again!).  And Quinn continues to be more a interesting character with only 1 scene of note then Rachel is with whole episodes devoted to her.  Could I picture Rachel doing what Quinn did in this episode, and putting herself out there for rejection just to reassure someone she didn't even like?  No, I really couldn't.  And thats why Quinn interests me more then Rachel.  Sadly, I think Dianna Agron is always going to get pushed off to the side.

The writing for this show continues to be a huge liability.  And aside from the Brittany and Santana numbers, I thought the use of Brittny Spears just felt really gratuitous.


Sons of Anarchy

Ah, I can't understand what the Irish people are saying.  And Titus Welliver, who I LOVE, does not do a great Irish accent.  It sounds a bit like the Lucky Charms elf.  As for the storyline, I'm hanging in, but the overall storyline for this season is just a bit of a task for me.  I guess I would prefer the show concentrate on the goings on in Charming.  As it is now, the show is all over the place, and feels like there is a lack of cohesion.  The stuff with Gemma and her father was very heartwrenching, and it finally felt like they used Hal Holbrook to his potential.  I loved the fight between Jax and Tara, as I think the deepseated resentment Jax is feeling towards Tara is starting to manifest.  I also think that the Tara that Jax fell in love with was the Tara that wasn't such a part of his world.  Personally, I think Tara has morphed into a very unrecognizable character.  And BTW, is Maggie Siff pregnant?  Because she really looks pregnant.  The side story with the drug lady felt a bit random.  And Tig gets the line of the night with "You two are killing me."

So, I'm in it for the duration, but this season isn't going to rate as highly for me as the last 2.:


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starry_dawn
Sep. 29th, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
Will come back to leave a proper comment, but about the LJ cut thing, all you have to do is highlight the paragraphs you want to put under a cut before clicking the "LJ cut" button, instead of highlighting everything. That way, you can put separate paragraphs under different cuts.

Are you familiar with HTML? That might make things a bit simpler, because then you just manually add the LJ cut tags (<*lj-cut text="whatever you want this part to say"> in the beginning and <*/lj-cut> at the end, without the asterisks, of course), and repeat as necessary for different paragraphs.

Hope that didn't confuse you too much! :)
jeannev
Sep. 29th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I don't use HTML, and thats probably my biggest problem. I should practice with some fake posts, just to see if I can get the hang of it.

Look forward to your comments later. :)
audrey229
Sep. 29th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
I think you already know that I agree with everything you said regarding Clark's sacrifice/Jor-El being a dick etc.

RE: Glee

I felt like last night was...awkward. I enjoyed it...and yet I didn't. I actually would have loved for Santana to sing "Baby One More Time" because I feel like she has that edge to her voice that might have worked really well for that number AND they could have kept it in the original key. They clearly moved that song way up for Lea Michelle and it changed the entire tone of the song. It should have remained an alto number and they should have given it to someone else. And as cute as Lea Michelle is...I don't think she's sexy...so the Britney song was not the right choice for her.

I love Quinn. I really liked the friendship between Quinn and Mercedes last year and I'd like to see it explored further. I will say that on the rare occasions where Diana has had a solo...I don't think she has the strongest voice. She has a sweet voice...but not a great belt voice. BUT--I think there are still plenty of opportunities for them to use her in solo numbers and last night would have been a perfect example because it's not like the Britney songs require a powerhouse voice.

I could have seen Quinn using her sweet voice to sing one of the Britney ballads. "Sometimes" or "Everytime" or something. (Isn't it sad that those the titles to these songs are still drilled into my brain like that? That's what I get for going to college in the Britney crazed era.)

I think they've crossed a line with Rachel in terms of likability. I have no problem with a character doing things that could be perceived as rude or unlikable to some people. (See my intense love for Lois Lane.) That being said, if I'm going to accept that a character is flaws (which I'm totally open to because I think obvious flaws make someone more real) then I need to also see what is really going on in their heart. I need to believe that they truly don't know what they do/don't intentionally mean to hurt anyone and genuinely feel badly when they do. That is not coming across with Rachel right now. She is self-absorbed and yet I don't see true remorse. Lea Michelle's voice is stunning (I saw her in Spring Awakening a few years back and she blew me away) but she sings everything the same. I'm tired of her. I want some new blood to start singing on that show.

I'll probably have more of a Glee rant later....
audrey229
Sep. 29th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
Oh...one more comment on Quinn.

Are we supposed to think that there were truly no repercussions for her giving up that beautiful baby? Quinn and Puck had a rather touching moment there in the season finale when she asked him if he truly loved her. What happened with that? Is she sad that she gave up the baby or are we just supposed to think that she's happy being a cheerleader again. It makes no sense.
jeannev
Sep. 29th, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)
I agree with you that Quinn doesn't have the best voice. And frankly, I understand why she doesn't get a lot of solo's. But what I don't understand is why they drop the ball on her storyline so often, and I keep thinking that they do that so she doesn't overshadow Lea Michele. We don't really know why Quinn wanted to go back to the Cheerios. We don't know where her feelings for Puck stand (and we never really got a straight story on Quinn and Puck last season either).

I don't get it. But regardless, I think Dianna Agron gives the character a lot of hidden depth. Just watching her in the last scene of lasts night show gave us insight into how much it cost her to set herself up for rejection, so Rachel, of all people, could feel better.

I understand that Rachel is supposed to be a "difficult" character, but then go with that. Don't try to sell me some "poor outsider Rachel" character, and then turn around and have all the guys hot for her. Or have her land the shows popular Quarterback (as unbelievable as that is for a character like Finn). You can't really have that both ways.

And yes, Lea Michele has an AMAZING voice. And she sings almost every song exactly the same way.
asha14
Sep. 29th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
The only show I watch here is Smallville, and the spoilers especially for Supergirl that is even in doubt. I stood up and cheered when Clark sacrificed himself and found a wonderful solution to the Kandorian problem. Finally I thought that these writers were behind their main protagonist silly me right. Two days after the episode aired I listened to some spec on Superverses talk radio; about how the BOR Clark used was really a boom tube to send the Kandorians away and how that could make way for Darkseid. (the reasoning was that the BOR did not look like the BOR in the drawing of it) I dismissed the spec because I thought the writers finally found respect for Clark and his point of view and would not pull a stunt like this; nope I became what I said I would never be again Charlie Brown to their Lucy
jeannev
Sep. 29th, 2010 09:23 pm (UTC)
I think the show playing Lucy with the football to our Charlie Brown is a very apt analogy.

I think thats why I turned cynical on this season awfully fast, and with not much information. Because the crumbs we were getting were pointing to this direction, and the negation of Clark's actions in Salvation, and that was just another breaking point for me. Much like Doomsday, and the arrow in the back, and all that was for me one year ago. I just can't watch this show and hope for anything.

And it makes me sad how much of SV fandom is fine with what they do to Clark.
svfan01
Sep. 30th, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
I think in general you just have to learn to put your head in the sand and forget alot of crappy writing for Clark in general. You can point this problem(of bad Clark writing) way back to the first time Jor-El was a jackass and made Clark life a living hell in Exodus and it just got worse since then.

I really don't know what the producers thought they proved in Lazarus but that one scene definantly didn't mesh with the rest of the episode which had it's good points

I wish when Al/Miles left the WB just went out and got people who are more inclinded to do comic books then producers who seem better fit to write soap operas to do the show
jeannev
Sep. 30th, 2010 10:32 pm (UTC)
I know putting your hand in the sand is the best way to watch this show, but Damn It! I can't. Its, like, against my religon, or something. LOL

I was really hoping that other people would take over when AlMiles left. I was hoping for Jeph Loeb, or Mark Verheiden.
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jeannev
Sep. 29th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
No surprise re: SV, but reassuring all the same. Helps me to not feel so crazy, and alone on my SV island. :) I do wonder if they realize how ironic that line from Clark was. But I doubt it. After all, someone wrote Oliver a line about always having Clark's back in Kandor, and I very much doubt they appreciated the irony there either.

I think there was a real miscalculation with Lone Star. I think they really thought that people were going to like the lead. But, really, it appears most people thought he was a scumbag. The show might've played better on cable, I think. Then they could've thrown in some graphic sex scenes, and curse words, and people might have found reasons to watch it.

THANK YOU for liking Chase. Its you and me pal :) I do not understand the nastiness aimed at this show. I'd take 5 Chase's to one Lone Star.

Didn't watch NOF last night. The premise just didn't click for me.
chatchien
Sep. 29th, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
they took such a wonderful and heroic episode for Clark and decided to spit on it one episode later.

::Grasshopper::➜ grasshopper subtext

I'm going to do something wild and crazy and defend Jor El ⟶ just a little bit because that AI thing is as Nuts as I fear Chloe has become.

When someone or something is all powerful and can rectify mistakes; sometimes that being or entity can be sloppy in the rectification. Omnipotence doesn't have to be subtle or contemplative.

So perhaps, Jor El is telling Clark to be more thoughtful and calculating. Now what does this have to do with pride? Clark is too trusting in his brute force ability to force things to what path he wants them to take? Of course, this applies to Jor El who thinks that he can mind fuck Clark into doing what Jor El wants. So maybe this is dramatic irony.

Oh what the hell. I'm going to take this as an indication that perhaps (I don't read spoilers, so I could really be off---as Off as Jor EL) that Clark is going to be psyched out by Jor El and maybe that smokey gargoyle thing (Darkseid?).

But then Clark was fairly calculating in his approach to Zod...so, I don't know. Maybe that Jor El thing has been destroyed and re-built so many times that it is as freaky as a Lex Clone. Perhaps the writers are hinting at that in their subtle way.

I did see some of Glee. I didn't pay that much attention to it, but was Britney Spears actually on that show? I just thought that they were imitating her. Or excuse me, paying Tribute to her.

And the blonde girl who mumbles...are we supposed to actually understand her mumbles? The few that I got were amusing. Or is she like that Benecio Del Torro character in The Usual Suspects who just mumbled and nobody understood him and nobody was supposed to understand him. He was just hiding his opinions in plain sight like Keyser Söze hid in plain sight?

Or is this too deep for this show?
jeannev
Sep. 29th, 2010 11:17 pm (UTC)
Defend Jor-El? OK, Thats it! Go sit with the grasshopper in the corner. LOL

This is one of those times when I wish I had some of your amazing gifs. ;)

Yes, Brittny Spears actually appeared on the show, but not for long. And yes, we are supposed to understand Glee's Brittany's mumbles, which are usually pretty funny.

And I'm pretty sure a shallow puddle might be too deep for this shows normal writing.
tasabian
Sep. 29th, 2010 10:22 pm (UTC)
How much more interesting would it have been if the "One More Time" solo had gone to Mercedes, or Tina, or Quinn?
I vote Kurt! (As he's the most passionate Britney advocate.) Or my favourite Glee-crush, Mike Chang.

Rachel's version of "One more time" was just...bland. Recreating something that everyone remembers very well if doomed to failure unless you tweak it.

Sadly, I think Dianna Agron is always going to get pushed off to the side.
Of the cast, DA is the one booking major movie roles so no worries on that front! But on the show, it does feel like Quinn has taken a step backwards from last season - is she still living with Mercedes, what about their friendship etc? Why go back to cheerleading?

Again, that whole thing just feels like this show is a vanity project for Lea Michele.
Rumour has it that Ms Michele is quite the baby-diva in real life; it's quite possible her contract specifies the number of songs she gets in a season. When Glee wraps, I bet there's going to be lots of BTS dish about cast antics! I'm very curious about the supposed fling between Lea & Matt Morrison (denied by both, but...)

I absolutely HATE when this show creates a scenario where there is no perfect answer, and Clark does the very best he can do in the situation, and somehow something shows up to slap him in the head and tell him how wrong and stupid he was.
It's ridiculous in this case because Clark's plan, although risky for him, was clever. And it worked. So this is nothing more than the writers writing over their own work to set up this season's arc.

(Oh, and Clark is PROUD. Did you know? Lex clones in tanks apparently do.)

jeannev
Sep. 29th, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
Kurt would've been fun too. Why does that guy get so few solo's? And damn, Mike Chang hardly ever gets a freaking line. Its ridiculous.

I know DA is the only cast member to get movies, and one of them is a pretty big deal sci-fi flick, so good for her. Right now, she has my vote as most likely to make the leap to the big screen.

I think Quinn is back living with her mother. Remember in the finale, her mother showed up, and said that she'd thrown her father out? As for why she went back to cheerleading, maybe they will address this in a future ep. I know that before the season started, Ryan Murphy said that the Quinn/Mercedes friendship would continue, though you couldn't tell that from the first 2 eps.

I can easily believe LM is a diva. I read a quote from her where she said "I have perfect pitch", and while that may be true, I don't know why someone would boast like that. Its tacky.

I do think the writing for the SV premiere was straight up stalling retcon. I don't think there was any planning for it AT ALL. And yes, Lex clones are very up on the latest. Just don't ask how that happened. You'll get some Al Septien bullshit answer.
tasabian
Sep. 29th, 2010 11:44 pm (UTC)
I can easily believe LM is a diva. I read a quote from her where she said "I have perfect pitch", and while that may be true, I don't know why someone would boast like that. Its tacky.
There's also this:
http://www.laineygossip.com/Photog_doesnt_recognise_Lea_Michele_at_Time_100_event_06may10.aspx?CatID=0&CelID=20877

(I love divas so I was thoroughly entertained by that story. Such attitude!)

And yes, Lex clones are very up on the latest.
I'll expect Lex clone exposition in every episode now: "As you know, Clark your PRIDE gets in the way of your LOVE for LOIS and meanwhile CHLOE has vanished because of you, and Oliver's shirt is chafing him all because of your VANITY."
jeannev
Sep. 30th, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
OMG, LOL at that Lea Michele story. Truth be told, I think egos and people getting success too quickly is what just might torpedo that show in the end.

And I can so picture Lex Clone #37 saying just that.

The clone thing might be entertaining if they make each clone have some quirky characteristic or accent. Like Clone #37 speaks with an Italian accent, and has a goatee.
brijeana
Sep. 29th, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
The whole "Clark is guilty of the sin of pride and therefore is not worthy to wear the suit yet" thing is such a bummer. I feel worse each time I try to watch. The premiere could have been so good if only they hadn't torn down the heroism Clark's actions in Salvation. It's unforgivable IMO. *sigh*

Oh I thoroughly enjoyed this show's Pilot episode. I got such a kick out of the fact that it's set in Texas, my home state. I recognized a lot of the locations. That Annie is a spit fire. She's great.

And its a shame the show won't live long enough to expore it, but show lead, Kelly Giddish, and Cole Hauser (who plays her long time partner and friend) have some pretty smouldering chemistry there.

I could feel a little chemistry there also, but he's married isn't he? I was hoping they wouldn't go there for that reason.

This past episode of Glee was a fantastic showcase of Brittany's dancing. Oh my goodness she's wonderful. I really enjoyed her Hammer dance in an episode last season... so I'm just thrilled to see almost a whole episode devoted to it. Compared to Brittany's "homage" to Britney, Rachel's was a snooze. She annoyed me so much in this episode. More than last week amazingly. I'm starting to wonder if the writers want us to hate her. I don't know if I'll ever ship Rachel/Finn again after her stupid test. Since when has Will been this insecure and into Emma. I thought it was the other way around. I hated his behavior in this past episode. The best part was when his ex-wife showed up and I realized that he's always been bossed around by her. So hopefully this is something Will will work through as the season goes on. I guess they were serious about Archie being on the football team. *sigh* I wish I could find it funny but...

I can't understand the Irish accents either! LOL! I've started putting the captions on when I watch SoA. But I really want to get to know Jax and Gemma better so I'll give it a few more episodes. I haven't watched the latest episode yet.





Edited at 2010-09-29 11:37 pm (UTC)
jeannev
Sep. 30th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
If I take Lazarus on its own, its an OK episode. But when I start to think of it in connection with Salvation, I'm just so disheartened by it.

On Chase, Jimmy, the Cole Hauser character, was living with a girl. But, they broke up in this last episode. So, no wedding rings in the way :)

Jax and Gemma are really great characters. I'm not sure this storyline is showcasing them as well as they deserve.
brijeana
Sep. 30th, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
Ah! Your icon! I love it. <3
jude_judith82
Sep. 30th, 2010 01:10 am (UTC)
Hi! I was going to post my thoughts on SV and SOA but I'm like you said it all. LOL. About SV I hate that I'm so pessimistic about it. Like any little thing sets me off and I would probably let it go on other shows. Concerning SOA I'm not a fan of the baby storyline. I feel that should have been wrapped up already.
jeannev
Sep. 30th, 2010 01:14 am (UTC)
I think that there are just some shows that you watch in a different, more intense way, so its failing are more intensified. But on the flipside, so are its successes.

I think the baby kidnapping with a mistake on SoA. It sounded good in theory, but not so much with the execution.
jude_judith82
Sep. 30th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
The thing is I hated it from the moment it happened. My sister kept going don't focus on it but it's the whole story line. I hate it. I still love Tara though but I find myself almost indifferent to Jax. Which I never thought would happen and it happened in the span of two episodes. I hope that changes soon.
wingster55
Sep. 30th, 2010 01:38 am (UTC)
I think critics just tried to make Lonestar avoid the same fate as Dollhouse, Arrested Development, Firefly etc.
Fox really didn't give it a chance..2 eps against DWTS and MNF?

Heather Morris...she was good but her moves...kinda robotic.
jeannev
Sep. 30th, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)
The thing is though that Fox just can't afford to keep a show on thats tanking so badly. It costs them money, and ends up dragging down the schedule. But, I agree with you that 2 eps just isn't enough for any show. I don't think it would've mattered in the case of Lone Star though. I think people just didn't care for the premise.
wingster55
Sep. 30th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
That's probably true but I think more a move to another night should have been made.
jwm_rocks
Sep. 30th, 2010 12:38 pm (UTC)
//But when it came right down to it, and with time being of the essence, he made the very best choice he could in the time frame he had, with the information he had, and with Earths best interests in his heart.//
Yep. I have to wonder what the AI thought Clark should have done. By it's twisted logic is Clark allowed to kill Zod but not allowed to kill Lex? I'd really like to know. Because killing Zod seems like pretty much only other way Clark had to resolve the situation.
jeannev
Sep. 30th, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
I have NO CLUE what the other options were. And thats the problem with this show. They love to shout to the rooftops about how wrong Clark was, but there are never other viable options.

So, lets say Clark chooses not to go with the Kandorians, which means that he can't use the BoR. OK, then what he's got to do is try and turn them against Zod. But, even if that happens, what are the chances of the Kandorians peacefully assimiliating now that they are superpowered? Not to mention, what does he do with Zod? Kill him? Let the Kandorians kill him? What??!!
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jeannev
Sep. 30th, 2010 02:53 pm (UTC)
I understand that they might not want to go too overboard with the character of Brittany, lest his whole thing lose its effectiveness. But really, I wouldn't have minded more of her here. Quinn seemed to play a large part in the first half of last season, and then she was sporadic. I've heard that the baby story wasn't well received, or something, and thats why she got shoved to the side. But if they really want to give other people time in the spotlight, how about lessening up on the Rachel/Finn/Mr Shue stuff?

I sort of feel like this season of SoA so far has been revving up at the start line, but not actually taking off. Maybe now it finally will?
starry_dawn
Sep. 30th, 2010 02:58 pm (UTC)
You're right about the no-win situations they keep putting Clark in. Ten seasons in, they're STILL doing everything they can to paint Clark in a bad light for whatever decision he makes. I can't think of any other show that treats its lead character so badly. It's like they hate him or something! *rolls eyes*

ITA with everything you said about Glee. We talked about in on Twitter as well, but Rachel/Finn brought down the episode for me. I like both characters, but we're supposed to believe in them as THE couple of the show, and they're just too dysfunctional (individually and together) for that, so it really doesn't make sense. Plus, too much Rachel. The show works better as an ensemble, and the sooner they realize that, the better it's going to get, at least for me.
jeannev
Sep. 30th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
One of the things I found so disheartening about this premiere was that, here we are, season 10, and its still the same shit! It makes it really, really hard to believe that there's a great pay off coming. As for how they feel about Clark, well, I think I've already said that I think they don't care for him in the slightest. I think they find writing for the character limiting unless they are dragging him down to a certain level.

Well, I will be honest, I just don't see any real chemistry between LM and CM, and I think thats a big issue. She sparked much better off that Jesse guy, or even Puck. He sparked much better off Quinn. I don't really think they will ever embrace a true ensemble on that show.
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jeannev
Sep. 30th, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking I may have to be drunk to endure Supergirl, since I'm sure Kara's drinking the Jor-El Kool Aid with regard to how not ready and really sucktastic that prideful assmunch Clark really is. I'm not going to be sober for that.

I only wish we could be getting drunk together during the ep.

I understand that critics have championed shows I didn't like before. But this stuff with Lone Star was just over-the-top, and really nasty in some cases. You would think civilization as we know it had crumbled because people didn't want to watch a show about a bigamist douchebag.

Cole Hauser is always good, isn't he? I don't get why he doesn't work more. And truthfully, I was initially put off of Giddish based on the promos. But I really like her. She is believable as a tough character, and I think thats what sets her apart from so many other female characters who are "kicking butt" but never actually appear physically capable of doing it.

I think its possible that next weeks Glee will be decent. Kurt's dad is back! Yay for Burt.
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