I haven’t had cable since 2002, and the air stations don’t come in very well even with rabbit ears, so whenever I go home to visit my family, I spend a goodly amount of time watching TV with Mom. She likes to tape all the shows she follows and then watch them in the evenings or on weekends.
One of the many programs I watched with her this time around was Smallville. And I have got to say…it rules.
At first I didn’t really think I’d like it. It seemed to me like it was going to be Smallville, 90210. But while there is an ample measure of teen angst, the show is smart, and distinctly sci-fi. There were all kinds of things going on that I want to know more about. One of the most clever and intriguing aspects is the fact that Clark Kent and Lex Luthor are best friends. I really mean best friends. They have this amazing bond that makes you just flinch, knowing how they will (presumably) be bitter enemies in the future. It’s absolutely perfect.
[Just as a side note, Mom watches it as it’s shown on ABC Family, which I’m pretty sure is far behind the current seasons. Of that, I’ve only seen about five episodes. So I really have no idea what’s going to happen, and I prefer it that way. If you’re thinking about posting spoilers, why not just buy me the DVDs instead? :)]