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Ok, I reconfirmed at several places that the Smallville premiere is next week, so why the heck did they show the rerun of "Quest" rather than "Arctic" tonight? Dammit, I was looking forward to rewatching that pivotal Clark-Lex scene. And while I kind of liked Quest the first time, I found it pretty damn tedious this time around.

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roxymissrose
Sep. 12th, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)
I was expecting to see Arctic myself. It didn't make sense for them not to show it. I watched for the Lex (enjoyed his minion seeming to be torn between mooning lovestruck and peeing his pants in fear), the shirtless Clark, and thought my, how much I hated that whole arc, and after I stayed tune to cry my eyes out some more at my other show. Again.
svreviewwatch
Sep. 12th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
(I am logged into this account tracking down new SV fans, but never fear, it is I, norwich36.

I have to say that while I generally appreciate naked Lex chest, naked bloddy Lex chest=not quite so much.

I was actually going to re-review Arctic as a way of distracting myself from the most awful bits of SPN (which is airing RIGHT NOW and killing me) and geez, now I have nothing to distract me from Dean getting shredded. Though at least this time through I have a better idea of when Lilith took over Ruby, which I was wondering about.
svreviewwatch
Sep. 12th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
Ack, this isn't a paid account so I can't edit my horrible typos. That's naked bloody Lex chest, of course.
ladydreamer
Sep. 12th, 2008 05:19 am (UTC)
Quest really was some Grade A snuff film. Lol.
norwich36
Sep. 12th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
Hee! Good point--considering both Lex and Clark got tortured. It's too bad we couldn't get the nudity without the blood.
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bop_radar
Sep. 12th, 2008 05:17 am (UTC)
omg, that sucks! (You know I hated Quest the first time around... the idea of rewatching it? *shudders*)
norwich36
Sep. 12th, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it doesn't hold up to rewatching very well, except I suppose if naked Clark and Lex chests (while they're being tortured) is enough to make you watch.
clari_clyde
Sep. 12th, 2008 05:22 am (UTC)
I don’t usually watch re-runs however, I did want to see “Arctic” to transition back into appointment TV. I feel so discombobulated now.

At least I got my lead-in to next week’s SPN premiere. :-D I got that to be happy about!
norwich36
Sep. 12th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, me too. Plus, how are we supposed to remember what's going on, assuming that the premiere (I am fairly unspoiled) takes into account the last season finale? I mean, sure, they can show previouslies, but it's not quite the same.

OMG, I found it harder to watch the SPN finale this week than the first time around, when I still had a crazy hope that they would break the deal somehow. Poor Dean!
clari_clyde
Sep. 12th, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
There’s this part where Sam goes “you have really unleashed my wrath” and Lillith realizes the consequences. After that, I just turned off the TV. And that’s all I needed to see again.
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norwich36
Sep. 12th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
I think I'm going to have to dig up my tapes and rewatch that scene, because I don't remember it very well, four months later.
duskwillow
Sep. 12th, 2008 09:02 am (UTC)
Someone speculated on one of the boards (DI?) yesterday that maybe they thought it's a poor taste to show Arctic on 9/11 because of the whole plane going down thing?
norwich36
Sep. 12th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
Really? I mean, it's seven years later, I think we can handle the trauma. I think someone just goofed, honestly.
jeannev
Sep. 12th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
Ain't the CW so speshul?

Call me a crazy conspiracy theorist, but I actually believe Dawn is hoping SV and SPN tank this year so she can remove them from the schedule without arguement. So, no promotion, no publicity, not even setting up the season premiere properly.
norwich36
Sep. 12th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
I find that pretty unlikely, considering that the CW is tottering on the edge of existence. She's not going to sabotage some of the few shows she has that get decent ratings, or there's not likely to BE a CW next year. I assume the "no promotion" thing, as usual, is related to the extremely limited budget they have for promotion, so they're saving it for their new shows.

I suspect it was stupidity rather than deliberate malice.
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norwich36
Sep. 12th, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
Well, I have to confess that it took me 3/4 of the episode to realize "hey, this isn't Arctic, this is Quest" and that realization mostly came because I realized there was no way they had time for Lex and Clark to get up to the Arctic, much less have a pivotal confrontation scene, and have Lana's goodbye to Clark, etc. (Apparently season 7 just isn't sticking in my brain as much as earlier seasons).

Still, you would think the network could remember which show was actually the finale!!!
isilweth
Sep. 13th, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
Maybe the network doesn't really want to survive? They're trying to go under...
norwich36
Sep. 13th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
Hee! Though I doubt they're deliberately trying to go out of business.
jakrar
Sep. 13th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
Maybe they don't want us remember that Lex activated the Kryptonian device in an heroic attempt to save the world from the danger Clark poses (and, you know, he really DOES), and then willingly sacrificed himself to stay with Clark as the Fortress came down. That way, they can have all the other characters endlessly villify Lex in the eighth season and hope that we actually buy it.
norwich36
Sep. 13th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
Ok, but presumably the next episode is going to start with Lex missing (and probably Clark as well)--how on earth will they explain that without showing Arctic?
jakrar
Sep. 13th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
No doubt the first batch of characters we see will be offering heavy-handed dialogue to assure us that they will find and rescue Clark, no matter what the EVIL LEX LUTHOR has done to him. *snorts*
greenlady2
Sep. 14th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
Yeah, and they'll start out with some kind of voiceover saying 'previously on Smallville'... then we'll... sorry, they'll... see Lionel saying Lex was born evil. Lex pushing Lionel out the window. Chloe and Clark mourning Lionel's death, because he died for us all. Various and assorted characters taking potshots at Lex -- both figuratively and literally. And so on and so forth. Then, season 8 will begin, and everyone will be speculating about what EVIL LEX LUTHOR might be doing to poor, innocent, sweet Clark Kent who never did anything to hurt Lex in his life. Bah! Humbug.
jakrar
Sep. 13th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
Er...the first batch of characters YOU see. I won't be watching now that Lex is gone, but force of habit is tough to break. *g*
seacrystal
Sep. 15th, 2008 10:49 am (UTC)
I actually liked Quest a lot, but the whole torture stuff is simply too much for me.
norwich36
Sep. 15th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it was a little graphic. I do remember liking the quest for answers a little better the first time around, because I was intrigued with the Veritas retcon. I'm not sure why I found it so boring this time around.
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