Or maybe that's just wishful thinking. Okay, this is getting to be a bad habit, but I swear I'll break it. I jumped at the chance to write this blog and then life threw me a curve ball and the internet and I have had poor relations recently.
The good news is, in just under a week all the relatives will be gone, the kids (and their parents!) survived the BIG camping trip, and there's still one month left of summer for me to find some lazy days. Good for catching up on some DVD watching.
In the Star Trek universe, I've only managed to watch the original series and The Next Generation in entirety. I saw a handful of DS9 and Voyager, most of Enterprise, and I've always wanted to go back and watch DS9 and Voyager now that they are out on DVD's, so, Netflix, here we come!
One show I did spend some time watching before the family descended and I got lost in the avalanche of real life, was Smallville. A while back when I started I mentioned both Supernatural and Smallville and said how I really hadn't watched either one. Well, Supernatural was pretty easy to catch up on, and boy do I love that show (is it September yet???) but Smallville clocks in at six seasons so it took some time, but I've now watched almost every episode, and I'm surprisingly pleased with the show.
I was excited to see John Schneider in the credits (loved this guy from the Dukes of Hazzard and also a fan of his singing that he did in the 80's), but the premise of the show, the cast, it really won me over more than anything once I started watching. Yes, there is a little bit of some unreality (seriously, what freshman has their license and drives around!) and there's a little bit of 90210 in the relationship triangles, but strip that down and there is a very cleverly written show that manages to incorporate a great deal of the Superman mythos and even throws in a few sweet moments (the original Lois Lane, Margot Kidder, having a role as the head boss at the Daily Planet) that it's a lot of fun seeing all the in jokes they can slip in there.
In season 5 and 6 I found it really great with the introduction of Oliver Queen, The Green Arrow, played by Justin Hartley. I don't want to spoil anything but there is a key episode in season 6 where the beginnings of a very important league get a nod and it was most fun.
This is definitely a good summer DVD viewing show for sci-fi fans that haven't yet gotten around to watching. Don't let the show fool you, it really isn't just geared for the younger set.
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