‘Smallville’ So Far

Alan Kistler

Alan Kistler is a freelance writer who has contributed to MonitorDuty.com and PopCultureShock.com. He is a freelance video editor who occasionally acts in independent film projects. His blog is located at alantkistler.squarespace.com.

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10 Responses

  1. Delmo Walters Jr. says:

    God-what a mess! I'm glad I made a decision to stay away from Smallville.

    • Alan Kistler says:

      As long as you were able to follow and understand my recap, my job is done. :-)

      • Delmo Walters Jr. says:

        Sorry-should've given you credit for making enough sense of the mess to make it readable. Still glad I stayed away from "Kal-El's Creek".

  2. Joe in Philly says:

    I stopped watching during season 3. I've watched it on a couple of occasions since and don't really miss it. They deviated so much from what's in the comics that I just didn't enjoy it any more. From reading this summary (excellent, by the way) it seems it got worse since I stopped watching.

    • Alan Kistler says:

      I just look at it as an alternate universe or an "ultimate" reality. It doesn't affect the comics so I don't mind seeing different takes on certain things now and then. I just really wished they'd made it a tighter series instead of so many silly episodes each season involving some ridiculous characters and sub-plots.

  3. Neil C. says:

    Despite all the frustrations with the slow-moving (and sometimes nonsensical plot) I still watch. The frustrating thing to me, as a journalist, is how easy it was for Clark, Lois and Chloe with a semester of college between them to get reporting jobs at The Daily Planet, A GREAT METROPOLITAN NEWSPAPER. I should've applied there instead of working at weeklies and part-timing at Newsday after getting a journalism degress!

  4. Neil C. says:

    Of course, making a typo in a word like 'degree' could be another reason!

    • Alan Kistler says:

      I completely hear ya. I mean, I had to go through some screening just to get an internship at ABC News but Clark and Lois, with no experience in journalism (in the TV series anyway) just get hired? Man, Kansas must be hurting for reporters.

  5. Jon M says:

    It never felt like there was a plan to this show. THey just kept throwing stuff in. It's one thing to suspend disbelief, something else entirely to suspend internal logic.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hey Alan – I know this is months later, but you did a GREAT job explaining everything and keeping things straight. A better job than the writers, I'm afraid. Good work!