Tuesday, October 26, 2010

What I'm Watching: Smallville

Smallville: Season 10, Episode 5 “Isis” (C-)

While I'm very pleased with the ending of the episode, its occurrence makes the entire length of this episode before it wholly unnecessary. I was going to say, “it's about damn time,” but Lois' “what took you so long” works too. From here on out, perhaps they can function well since they're both aware of each other's activities and knowledge, so I'm slightly hopeful for the future. Regarding this episode, yet another person being possessed by some ancient deity works about as poorly as it has the last four dozen times this show has gone that route. I was especially annoyed by the abrupt shift in voice that Lois put on when she was possessed by Isis. Kat's investigation makes her little more than a distracting pipsqueak, and I'm unsure of what her function will be in the coming episodes. Her meeting with Tess did have the unfortunate effect of Tess cackling, contributing to an overall bizarrely steely and haughty attitude taken on by Tess in this episode, culminating in some unexpected and, honestly, uninteresting crying. I'm continually perplexed by why Little Lex is becoming a recurring character since there's no chance that Big Lex, a.k.a. Michael Rosenbaum, will be returning to the show. This series was doing okay part of the time without addressing the Luthors, and their re-invocation is questionable at best. One more bone to pick – attributing weird happenings to the fact that “this is Metropolis.” Wait a minute, I thought this was Smallville?

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