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22 March 2007 @ 10:12 pm
Tonight's SV and SPN  
And tonight was the night for boring TV.



To be fair, I only saw the last 15 minutes of this one. I have it taped, but I haven't watched it. But from what I saw, I was totally unimpressed. And I love episodes that have Lois in them. But this episode? I don't know. Maybe the stuff that led up to the fight scene was better. The best scene I saw was the no killing scene between Clark and Martha.



Eh...I was bored for the majority of this episode. Predictible and drab. Werewolves are my fave! They just didn't do it justice. But, hey, we got a cameo of Teryl Rotherly as Janet Fras--I mean as random medical person. The only good part of this episode was the emotion at the end and the choice of music. Silent Lucidity is one of my all time fave songs.

I dunno...not too impressed with my shows lately. At least SV and SPN had redeeming endings.
 
 
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MegTDJ: Teryl Blank - purple_shoesmeg_tdj on March 23rd, 2007 04:15 am (UTC)
My thoughts on Supernatural exactly. *sigh*

But Janet!! And mini!Daniel er, Sam!! That rocked so much. :)
Working for the Mandroid: Flower (Janet)moonshayde on March 23rd, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
It could have been great. But the emphasis was all wrong, imo. There was so suspense. No oomph. Just the emotional ending worked. That's about it.
Nervous, Messed-Up Marionette: ELAC samsuperbadgirl on March 23rd, 2007 05:20 am (UTC)
It would have been cool if the episode had been about werewolves instead of...other things.

But, poor Sam. Jeez. I can put up with the lame lycanthropy (maybe we can lobby for them to redo it, once more, with feeling) for the sake of the ending, but it would have been cool if she'd actually gotten away and they explored that a bit more.

Still, the parallels were obvious, but painful anyway.
Working for the Mandroid: Headlightsmoonshayde on March 23rd, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
The parallels and the emotional impact at the end were excellent. And they used my song! That made it even better. But the rest of the episode was just so boring. There was no suspense or anything. Bummer.
Nervous, Messed-Up Marionette: magnetssuperbadgirl on March 23rd, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
It could've been so much better.

Also, I always find myself a bit astonished at how much sex scenes make people get all joyful. I hated the scene in Route 666, and I hated the one last night. So not necessary, and not really that interesting to watch. I think I cleaned my glasses and waited for the sex music to stop. I did like the sleeping in the afterglow shot, though, from a visual sense. Very lovely.

Meh. I also thought they were pretty damn quick to shoot her. They exhausted all research in 4 hours or whatever? How about they wait a month and keep looking?

Maybe they'll expand a bit on finding the werewolf that turned the neighbor guy (unless we're just supposed to assume lycanthropy was in his genes).
Working for the Mandroid: Sam and Deanmoonshayde on March 23rd, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
I hope they'll expand on it too, or otherwise it's extremely sloppy writing and they aren't usually that bad.

I didn't find this sex scene as bad as the one in Route 666. I remember watching that one and I kept looking at my watch. I swear it went on forever.

I don't understand why there has to be long sex scenes in shows or movies or whatever. (Well, I know why, but...) I know I'm in some weird prudish minority, for from a storytelling pov, I find it hurts the story. Because it's a break in the flow.

I don't know. There was so much wrong with this episode that it irks me. At least the editing, acting, and the character at the very end redeemed it.
aizjanikaaizjanika on March 24th, 2007 07:56 am (UTC)
I know I'm in some weird prudish minority, for from a storytelling pov, I find it hurts the story. Because it's a break in the flow.

I don't think it's prudish to feel that way. I rarely enjoy watching pretend sex on TV or in movies. When I first started reading fanfic, I skipped over all the sex scenes. I usually did in books as well, because I just found them boring most of the time--a break in the flow, as you said.

Now I read some NC-17 fic and sometimes I like it. I've discovered that some authors can write that really well, so it really depends--or sometimes it's the same as any other type of fanfic, like H/C or something. It's written in a way that I like even if it's not good. *g*


At least the editing, acting, and the character at the very end redeemed it.

I think so, too. If only the rest of the episode had been as good as the last few minutes.
aizjanikaaizjanika on March 24th, 2007 07:48 am (UTC)
To be fair, I only saw the last 15 minutes of this one. I have it taped, but I haven't watched it. But from what I saw, I was totally unimpressed. And I love episodes that have Lois in them. But this episode? I don't know. Maybe the stuff that led up to the fight scene was better. The best scene I saw was the no killing scene between Clark and Martha.

I'm not sure if you missed much. I watched the whole thing and felt pretty much the same way, but I liked the ending scene that you liked. I also liked some of the Lex parts, though I can't even pick out anything specific right now.

Eh...I was bored for the majority of this episode. Predictible and drab. Werewolves are my fave! They just didn't do it justice. But, hey, we got a cameo of Teryl Rotherly as Janet Fras--I mean as random medical person. The only good part of this episode was the emotion at the end and the choice of music. Silent Lucidity is one of my all time fave songs.

I agree with you here, too! *g* I was bored for the majority of this episode, just like last week. It just seemed like it was a setup for Sam to get laid with all those long, boring scenes designed to establish some sort of connection between Sam and The Girl. I kept waiting for the episode to start--and it did (for me) when Sam went running to pound on Dean's hotel door. (Why didn't he have a key? Someone else pointed out, why didn't he call? *g*)

I loved seeing Dr. Janet, but I wished her part had been larger. *g*

I loved the emotion at the end and the choice of music--even if the ending didn't quite make sense, as many others have pointed out. *g*

I'm still loving Smallville. I had some more season 1/season 2 thoughts, but ended up not posting it. hehe Oh, but maybe you can tell me...

Is there a site that has a timeline for this show? Or maybe you know...how old was Clark supposed to be when the show started? If he was 18 at the beginning of season 5 and it appears that each season appears to be a year... *g* It just doesn't make sense for me, but I think maybe I'm missing something. :-)
Working for the Mandroid: Clarkmoonshayde on March 24th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
You should post your thoughts on SV!

As much as I love the character of Lois, I still think the earlier seasons were better. They focused more on Clark and Lex becoming who they are supposed to become. These days, I feel like they are stuck and stagnant.

In S1, Clark was a freshman in high school. That would mean he would be around 14/15. By the beginning of S5, he would be about 18.
aizjanikaaizjanika on March 25th, 2007 01:47 am (UTC)
You should post your thoughts on SV!

I will, hopefully. I saved that post, but it wasn't finished.

As much as I love the character of Lois, I still think the earlier seasons were better. They focused more on Clark and Lex becoming who they are supposed to become. These days, I feel like they are stuck and stagnant.

I'm really loving the earlier seasons. In some ways, they were more character and family oriented--more like Dawson's Creek with super powers involved, and a lot less action, which I actually prefer, though I loved that episode with all the super power geeks together (the season 6 episode that aired recently, that is).

Lyraeinne has watched just the first three episodes with me this week, and she is falling for the show, too. She even likes Lana. *g* I remember you mentioned that before--that Clark and Lana were sweet together in the earlier seasons, and they were. I actually liked Whitney, but towards the middle and end of season 1, it was getting a bit much, because it felt too much like Lana was playing on Clark's feelings and that Clark was being dishonorable at times, though it didn't make me dislike them. It just made me not like their relationship.

Now that Whitney is out of the way, I can enjoy their interaction more, but I still adore Clark/Chloe, and Lois in the later seasons. (They must have made sure she'd have chemistry with TW, because they sure do. *g*)

My son saw the latest episode with me and lyraeinne, so maybe I can get him to start watching with me, too. I'd have to start over, but that's okay. I've been saving the episodes. hehe

In S1, Clark was a freshman in high school. That would mean he would be around 14/15. By the beginning of S5, he would be about 18.

At the beginning of season 5 when he slept with Lana, Clark stated that he was 18, so that's what I thought. And yet, in season 1, Clark was driving--or it seems so. Hmmm.... *g* Now I may need to watch for that if I do start over. *g* I must be mistaken. hehe

This really is such a fun show--even the later seasons, though I see what you mean. I've loved the Clark and Lex stuff, but there is so much I love about their characters--not just their relationship, but also their relationships with all the other characters. I love Clark's parents, I love Lionel, I love Chloe, etc.

I just saw the episode where Martha started working for Lionel, and as much as it doesn't quite make sense, I love it. *g* They have amazing chemistry together. I've always thought so, and I wondered how they ended up as such special friends. Now I know how it started. hehe I'm still really sorry that they killed of Jonathan, but at the same time, I'm a bit of a Martha/Lionel shipper. *g*
Working for the Mandroid: Broken (Clana)moonshayde on March 25th, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
Marth/Lionel? *cringe* That is one pairing I really hate LOL I don't think anything will come of it or else TPTB will get hate mail (not like they don't already...) but I don't mind Lionel pining the way he does. I do think she's the only person that lionel really has a strong emotion that leans toward good for...;)

Clark driving...well, that's not so far fetched actually. Kids living on farms tend to drive early. My dad started out driving a tractor around the farm when he was like 13/14. As for as licensing laws, I can't speak to that, but some states have low ages.
aizjanikaaizjanika on March 25th, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC)
Marth/Lionel? *cringe* That is one pairing I really hate LOL I don't think anything will come of it or else TPTB will get hate mail (not like they don't already...) but I don't mind Lionel pining the way he does. I do think she's the only person that lionel really has a strong emotion that leans toward good for...;)

Hee! I just love Lionel so much. I tend to want my boys to have what they most want--usually. (Daniel went too far out of character for me. *g*)

Clark driving...well, that's not so far fetched actually. Kids living on farms tend to drive early. My dad started out driving a tractor around the farm when he was like 13/14. As for as licensing laws, I can't speak to that, but some states have low ages.

Nowadays most states are tightening up the rules/laws about kids driving. When I got my license, in some states you could get your permit at 14 and get your license at 15 1/2 or 16. Nowadays, most states have required driving school (different for each state) and required hours of driving instruction and then issue restricted licenses in which the kids can only drive at certain hours and can't have other kids in the car, etc.

My son is 17 and he took driving school as early as we could get him in, and he couldn't get his license until he was 17. It wasn't an age restriction exactly, but we had to wait to get into the driving school, and then he had to wait for the driving instruction, and then once he had his permit, he had to wait for a certain amount of time before he could even go take the driving test at the DMV. Sometime this month or next month he'll be eligible to go and get a regular license...

I know the rules are similar in Maine, Virginia, and Michigan, if not exactly the same. My youngest nephew who lives in Maine had to wait years to get his license because the driving school was too expensive and he didn't have the money. He's older than Clark is now. *g*

Anyway, my point is, that I doubt many states allow driving of cars out on the main roads with other people at that young of an age. *g* This makes me want to look up the driving rules for Kansas. *g* (Alaska is still like the "old" way where you can be taught by a parent or friend and the license you get is not restricted, but I bet most states here in the Lower 48 have the stricter rules.

But I know that some kids start driving young. My parents let me and my sister drive when we were maybe 12 - 14 up in Maine at the camp out in a field. And my sister drove in the field behind my parent's house in Maine for years before she got her license. She wasn't allowed to take the car to the store or anything like that, though.
aizjanikaaizjanika on March 25th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
Hee! You win!

teen driving & license laws in Kansas

It sounds like they, too, may bet getting a little stricter about licenses now, but not with the age thing:

under 21 license information

Very interesting! *g*
Working for the Mandroid: Lonelymoonshayde on March 25th, 2007 06:04 pm (UTC)
It was just a very good guess. I don't profess to know anything about Kansas. I just know it's mainly farm country and rural areas tend to work differently.
aizjanikaaizjanika on March 25th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
hehe Yeah, Alaska had much less stricter driving laws for teens, but everywhere that I've had a teen or looked into it (i.e. friend's kids, relatives), they've had stricter rules than they did when I was a kid. Even in KS, it sounds like the kids have to have a driving school first and then 50 hours of instruction and they get a restricted license at first just like elsewhere, but they *could* get a restricted license at age 15 there even now.

When I was growing up they had driving schools, but you didn't *have* to go. You didn't have to have any specified amount of instruction either. When you felt you were ready, you went back to the DMV and took the driving test. In Maine, I had to send away for an appointment, which was annoying, but in Mass. you just made an appointment at the DMV.

I'm glad you said that because then I looked it up and now that doesn't have to confuse me any more. :-)