Smallville: Echo

Didn't Smallville already do Saw?

Okay, I'm going to try to rein in my unhappiness with Smallville and talk about what they did good. Toyman, for one. The guy can act, and he's a very convincing villain, so bringing him back was smart. Metallo, for two; they're clearly planning to bring back Brian Austin Green and his glowing green breastplate, and that's fine with me.

Three, there was some fun Lois and Clark stuff as he read her mind and tried to give her exactly what she wanted, although I thought it was way distracting when that weird light shone every time Clark heard a thought. Subtlety, people. Did they think we wouldn't catch on if they didn't give us a visual clue?

I was also encouraged by yet more hints that Lex will eventually return, although they've been hinting at it for way too long without following through. Lex was the main reason I watched this show for so long. I've been hanging on by my figurative fingernails, waiting for it to stagger to its much belated end, and it would certainly help if my reason for watching came back for a nice, long, murderous rampage. Actually, Michael Rosenbaum could come back and read the phone book. As long as he doesn't bring Lana with him to turn the pages.

Let's see. What else? Clark changing in a phone booth has been done before, but it still made me smile. Lois showing up at the gala in a monster truck was farfetched, but amusing. The robot was cool.

And clearly, Oliver is in desperate need of a superhero shrink. Are there superhero shrinks? If not, there should be.
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Billie Doux had a love-hate relationship with Smallville, which is why some of her reviews are briefer than they should be.

1 comment:

daniel c w said...

Thanks for the brief comments, again.

Why is everybody so sure, that Metallo will come back?
We just saw his "heart", and Smallville did drop or transform storylines before.

p.s.: this was the 4th episode of the season