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28 September 2007 @ 10:24 am
Smallville: 7x01 - Bizarro  
I've been scarce as real life as gotten worse over the past week and I don't feel like getting emo on my LJ. But I'm poking in for a few to post my thoughts on the SV premiere.



I loved the premiere. I think this is one of the best premieres for this show I've seen. It was both plot and character driven and each actor did a great job acting. I was impressed.

The Good

**Clark-centric: talk of destiny. He really seemed like a hero in this ep.
**Martian Manhunter: pushing Clark but also letting him know his humanity is part of him. AWESOME!
**Bizarro: excellent villian. Loved him. TW played him completely different.
**Lex: This is the Lex I love. The Lex who is struggling to be good even though we know ultimately he will lose that battle. The "angel" scene was just beautifully done. Lex redemption stories always get me.
**Sunlight: Clark already knows his powers are connected to the sun, but here we had definite scenes linked to yellow sunlight. The imagery was stunning.
**Lois: This is the Lois I've always loved. She is so distraught over Chloe she has to do something, anything. Lois goes in blindly.
**Chloe: Chloe in the morgue? I'd be creeped out too if I was Chloe. Plus her scene mourning Lana was excellently done.
**Kara: This one surprised me. But when Kara was sitting all by herself, it was sad. She thinks she's alone.

The Bad

I don't think I have many complaints. It was a good ep.

**Lana: I'm not anti-Lana. I'm annoyed TPTB chose not to do much with her character. That's a different rant. What I didn't like about this episode was that last scene with Lana in the blonde wig. For suspense, I think they shouldn't have shown Lana in this ep, but if they had to, maybe a better shot? The fakeness of it took away from the impact of the scene.

Other than that, the Clana and the Lexana didn't bug me.

Other Things I Enjoyed

**All the Clois goodness. Yay! We had a Clois hug, a Bizarro/Lois moment, and a Clois hospital scene. I don't want the two together on the show, but moments like these make me so happy.

**As a Chloe fan, I loved her scenes and I look forward to seeing more with her exploring her powers this season.

**Cho-lo love! I love the cousins!

Fave lines (paraphrased)

Chloe in regards to flying: "You got to get on that one!"
Bizarro to Lois: "How can a guy miss what's right in front of him?"
Lois: The ass-grab comment. Hee ;)

Lots of great friendship moments in this one. Just loved it :) I know I'm forgetting stuff but it truly was a great episode.

I'm still debating whether to watch SGA tonight. I haven't been in much of a TV watching mood. Maybe I'll catch it on a rerun.
 
 
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cyren_2132cyren_2132 on September 28th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
Heh. "She can fly?! You've gotta get on that one!" made me smile. I'm so glad Chloe is still with us.
Working for the Mandroid: archaeologistmoonshayde on September 29th, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I was spoiled so I knew Chloe wasn't going anywhere. And I think she's too popular to kill off. Maybe they will by the end of the series, but I'm not too sure they will.
Library Alterna-Chick ;): trappedjedishadowolf on September 29th, 2007 12:12 am (UTC)
*Wibble* I couldn't watch as I was at work, unfair as this sounds completely awesome! Not that I'm anywhere close to caught up in terms of episode watching, but man, sounds good, and Bizzaro! How cool is that? I always liked that character in a sad pitiful kind of way.
Working for the Mandroid: Clarkmoonshayde on September 29th, 2007 12:20 am (UTC)
Email me and I might have some options for you.

SV does everything way differently so this isn't really the same kind of Bizarro. This Bizarro is much darker and not quite so sympathetic. But he was so so so good. Still say this was one of the best season openers. It really focused on Clark coming closer to becoming Superman.
aizjanikaaizjanika on September 29th, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)
Yeah, I really liked this episode, too. It's a good start to the season, I thought. :-)
aurora_novarum: teddy danielaurora_novarum on September 29th, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
Yay, a show I can talk with you about! :-) I liked it too.
aizjanikaaizjanika on September 30th, 2007 05:00 am (UTC)
hehe Yeah. I haven't posted about it, but I liked it. There were some thing I didn't like, but overall, I thought it was a good episode. :-)
Working for the Mandroid: Crazy Clarkmoonshayde on September 29th, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
It was awesome! *bounces*
aizjanika: sv chloe head to the side - by jude_judiaizjanika on September 30th, 2007 05:00 am (UTC)
It was fun to watch, and that's what I care about. :-)
aurora_novarum: SG-1 Kickin Assaurora_novarum on September 29th, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
When I was going off on nothing on Thursday night, why didn't you shake me about Smallville?

Yay! J'ohn J'onzz! Yay Lois! Yay Lex! Poor Chloe (I'm still not sure about this teardrops of healing thing, but the character emo makes it rock anyway).

Yay Jimmy having an opening credit now, and KARA! Whee!

Who was the dude who dragged Lionel away? To be continued?

Oh, and Kara didn't save Bizarro Clark, did she? There was a streak of red that pushed him away. I even rewound to see that.

I loved even the subtle(or maybe not so subtle) touches. B-Clark had red shirt, blue jacket. Clark and Kara!!! had blue shirt, red jacket. Even Tom Welling's voice was different doing Bizarro.

Yeah, I thought the Lana bit was silly. If she was in China, wouldn't wearing a blond wig make her more noticable on the streets? And honey, dying and/or haircut would be easier than long locks under a wig. (And please tell me this isn't harkening back to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Lana, because you know that drove me away a few seasons ago).

This was lots and lots and lots of fun.
Working for the Mandroid: Villianmoonshayde on September 29th, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
When I was going off on nothing on Thursday night, why didn't you shake me about Smallville?

I did! But you didn't reply to that part, so I just let it go.

I think I know who the person who dragged Lionel away was, but it's a spoiler and I'm not 100% certain. But I thought it was a nice way to have him absent since the actor is doing plays.

I loved Bizarro and Smallville's take on it. It was close enough to make you smile but different enough to be its own thing.

Lex was just beyond awesome in this episode for me.

I'm still frustrated with Lana. I mean, I know what part of her storyarc is for the season, but I wish they would do more with her. Part of Lana's problem is that when they started the series, they divided iconic Lana into Lana and Chloe. Chloe got the interesting personality and Lana got the damsel in distress. it's a shame because I really want to like Lana more. And I have no idea why she is in China. Just please no more stupid magic plot. I understand they brought in magic to show that Clark is vunerable to it but it was the worst storyarc ever.

You know, I was confused about the red streak. We know it's not Clark. I heard someone say they thought it was J'ohn. And that would make sense, actually. So I am sticking with that.

And OMG, wasn't his character just made of win this epiosde? I loved him to pieces. Really. He's just what Clark needs - an alien that can sort of be the middle man in between Jor-El and Clark's human life.

I think Chloe's power is really lame, but I think they did it to give her character something to do and also to distinguish her more as her own character with her own arc. I'm happy for something for her character to struggle with, especially with her having studied freaks for so long, but it still is a lame power.

Btw, I have seen screenshots from an upcoming episode that has a certain guest star that has the initials DC and WOW. All I can say.