Smallville, “Patriot”

Sorry for the delay folks, with the holidays and the end of the semester coming up, it's going to be something of a crazy time for me. After last week's episode solidified a number of things in the overarching plot, "Patriot" pushes that narrative forward in a very satisfying way, while still dealing with some … Continue reading Smallville, “Patriot”

Smallville, “Abandoned”

This week on Smallville, it's all about family and family histories. And though his issues with Jor-El are certainly present here, "Abandoned" works well in letting the two ladies move to the front and deal with their pasts in emotional resonant and in Tess' case, twisty kind of ways. The result is the second fine … Continue reading Smallville, “Abandoned”

Smallville reaches 200: An ode to the undervalued fans

Tonight, Smallville airs its 200th episode, becoming only the 79th scripted series to reach that milestone in the history of television. This is a massive deal, but for the most part, the industry's biggest and critics are ignoring it. There's no Entertainment Weekly or TV Guide cover. Alan Sepinwall isn't writing about his favorite moments … Continue reading Smallville reaches 200: An ode to the undervalued fans

Season Premiere — Smallville, “Lazarus”

The premiere of Smallville's tenth(!) and final season is in a weird position. On one hand, this is the final season! By that I mean the writers should have no trouble moving towards the end of the story that we've all been waiting since 2001 for, the journey is almost completely. On the other hand, because … Continue reading Season Premiere — Smallville, “Lazarus”

Sometimes origin stories take 10 years — Ranking the episodes of Smallville, Episodes 25-1

After the positive response to my ranked list of Lost and Office episodes, I just had to do another. Heck, even if there wasn’t a positive response for those two features, I probably would have done another one anyway because I love lists. I’ve been thinking about what series to tackle for nearly a month … Continue reading Sometimes origin stories take 10 years — Ranking the episodes of Smallville, Episodes 25-1

Sometimes origin stories take 10 years — Ranking the episodes of Smallville, Episodes 49-26

After the positive response to my ranked list of Lost and Office episodes, I just had to do another. Heck, even if there wasn’t a positive response for those two features, I probably would have done another one anyway because I love lists. I’ve been thinking about what series to tackle for nearly a month … Continue reading Sometimes origin stories take 10 years — Ranking the episodes of Smallville, Episodes 49-26

Sometimes origin stories take 10 years — Ranking the episodes of Smallville, Episodes 79-50

After the positive response to my ranked list of Lost and Office episodes, I just had to do another. Heck, even if there wasn’t a positive response for those two features, I probably would have done another one anyway because I love lists. I’ve been thinking about what series to tackle for nearly a month … Continue reading Sometimes origin stories take 10 years — Ranking the episodes of Smallville, Episodes 79-50

Sometimes origin stories take 10 years — Ranking the episodes of Smallville, Episodes 114-80

After the positive response to my ranked list of Lost and Office episodes, I just had to do another. Heck, even if there wasn’t a positive response for those two features, I probably would have done another one anyway because I love lists. I’ve been thinking about what series to tackle for nearly a month … Continue reading Sometimes origin stories take 10 years — Ranking the episodes of Smallville, Episodes 114-80

Sometimes origin stories take 10 years — Ranking the episodes of Smallville, Episodes 168-147

After the positive response to my ranked list of Lost and Office episodes, I just had to do another. Heck, even if there wasn’t a positive response for those two features, I probably would have done another one anyway because I love lists. I’ve been thinking about what series to tackle for nearly a month … Continue reading Sometimes origin stories take 10 years — Ranking the episodes of Smallville, Episodes 168-147

Sometimes origin stories take 10 years — Ranking the episodes of Smallville [Introductions and Episodes 195-185]

After the positive response to my ranked list of Lost and Office episodes, I just had to do another. Heck, even if there wasn't a positive response for those two features, I probably would have done another one anyway because I love lists. I've been thinking about what series to tackle for nearly a month … Continue reading Sometimes origin stories take 10 years — Ranking the episodes of Smallville [Introductions and Episodes 195-185]