Smallville 11/27/01

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  1. GARY C

    GARY C Second Unit

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    Sorry Patrick for stealing your show, but I couldn't wait.

    I won't touch the synopsis because I'd proably butcher it with my poor grammer skills so I'll just post my thoughts.

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    A good episode I must say.

    The biggest pro was the fact that the 'villian' in this one seemed to have some remorse. All the others tend to go instantly evil and kill at whim.

    The best scene was the inside balcony between Lex and Lana (before the party) where they are talking about her boyfriend missing the party. The "I know" in respose to Lana telling Lex that someone dropped out so Whitney got called. It's great the look on Lana's face is the same as mine as in... now does he know because he set it up or did he really just get the info from Lana's aunt.

    I also like the expressions on 'Ma' Kents face when Clark is asking Lana if he could be her escort. They were well done it really looked like she could feel for what her son is putting himself thru.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

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    When you boil it down, this was a really disturbing episode.

    After using kryptonite bits in "slim really fast" shake drinks, a fat girl gets really thin, but needs to suck the fat out of living bodies to maintain her "desired" weight, so she becomes this insatiable fat-sucking vampire. She "did" a deer and a high school wisecracker who wa mean to her and her fatness.

    And the other story was Lana's birthday soiree that was put on by her aunt at the Luthor mansion. Whitney couldn't make it (try-out with a college team), so Clark volunteered his "escort" services, while trying to figure out what a perfect birthday gift for Lana would be. Whitney got her a 1st edition of a book that Lana wanted. Well, Clark stood up Lana at her birthday party because he had to save Pete Ross (who had a date with the fat-sucking vampire chick at the Lana party) from the chick.

    So the party's over, and Lana is pretty pissed at Clark, but Clark figures out the perfect birthday present:

    Earlier Lana told Clark that when her parents were still alive, they took her to the drive-in for a movie which had Bugs Bunny cartoons at the beginning, and it was the lat time she felt really safe and comforted in the presence of her parent while sitting with them in the front seat - she must have been around 4 years old.

    So Clark goes to Lana's place, throw pebbles at her window, convinces her to come down to see her birthday present. Clark set up a white sheet on the side of their barn, brought drinks and popcorn, and Clark set up a movie projector on the top of his truck, and played Bugs Bunny cartoons for Lana in a drive-in setup.



    You could tell Lana really liked this birthday gift.

    The intercutting of Ma Kent's expression when Clark offered to escort Lana to her party was pretty funny and sad, and it was played as such. This is why I like this show alot, it's got the reaction to emotions just about right (w/r/t pathos), while allowing growth in the characters.

    Lex is definitely got issues, and his manipulative side keeps creeping through what rays of sunlight he tries to bestow upon Smallville. I wonder if his health condition was really that "clean". The Joe Morton character, Dr. Hamilton, is one that, I think, worked at S.T.A.R. Labs in Metrpolis in the comics.
     
  3. Bill Catherall

    Bill Catherall Screenwriter

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    This show is really good! I love all the subtle forshadowing of Clark's future in flying. In this episode he says to Lana, "Got to fly." In a past episode when Lana found him at the cemetary he was standing in front of an angel statue and the way the shot was lined up it looked like Clark was wearing wings. Then in another, Lex asked Clark if he believed a man could fly. Then goes on to tell him about his vision of flying out over Smallville and how that changed his life. I'm sure there have been others, but those were the ones I've noticed so far. Also, when Lana once asked Clark, "Are you a man or a superman?" They just keep hitting you with little nuggets that make the show so fun.
     
  4. Rollie

    Rollie Stunt Coordinator

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    Ok, either I missed this, or WB sucks out here. I tuned in a little late this week (about 8:15) and there was a banner on the screen saying "All new Smallville next week". And I know that the show that was on WAS NOT Smallville. [​IMG] I feel like someone slipped some Kryptonite into my cereal.
     
  5. Adam Lenhardt

    Adam Lenhardt Executive Producer

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    Well, Rollie, that's because Smallville's on at 9[​IMG] (Though I suppose you COULD be CST... you don't specify a location.) I posted my comments in the 11/20 thread (Why don't we just have one continuous thread ala Buffy? vBulletin allows you to combine threads...) They are, as follows:
     
  6. Rollie

    Rollie Stunt Coordinator

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    Hmmm, that might be it Adam! I always get Survivor and Smallville's times mixed up....don't ask why.

    Oh well...I take it back...WB is cool, I just need to carry a notepad around! :b
     
  7. Dave Scarpa

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    I really Like Smallville , amazingly enough I would pick it as my favorite show of the season so far. (Not Enterprise believe it?) The cast is first rate. I love the interactions between Lex and Clark, what a dynamic. I just wish the writers would focus less on the latest Kyrptonite mutation of the week, it's gettin a bit old. I understand this is still Superman, but a few other types of eps between would be good. Right now it's X Files meets Dawson's Creek, meets Superman. But I like it.
     
  8. Ken Chan

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    The best part of the episode was the side developments in the ongoing storyline: Lex finding the doctor and so forth. The core villian-of-the-week stuff was pretty much like it's been: kryponite gives person highly individualized powers; person goes on rampage; Clark confronts them where there happens to be kryptonite, weakening him; Clark gets smacked around a little; villian is defeated.

    The other shows on at that time -- Roswell, 24, and NYPD Blue -- were all better this week.

    //Ken
     
  9. Michael Napier

    Michael Napier Stunt Coordinator

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    With regards to the subtle forshadowing, wasn't there an recent instance where Clark was wearing a blue shirt and someone (maybe Lana) told him he looked good in blue?

    I so love this show.

    -Mike
     
  10. Bill Catherall

    Bill Catherall Screenwriter

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