This series is not much acclaimed. It has no dark wit or proud and honourable souls. There is no sense of inquiry or excitement. Max Irons is dismally uninteresting as Carter. Everything he does is lazy, dismissive, cheap and unpleasant. He has cold eyes and seriously grates. This complete whimsy is not believably fraught. Random cheesy abuse is yelled. There are no nuances or idiosyncrasies of a real living person by anyone.
People have blasé attitudes. You wouldn’t believe WW1 had ended or that the Spanish flu is currently killing millions. There is hectoring and this was cheap, boring, insincere and empty. It is wildly frustrating. The armistice has been signed; nobody seems to care about the dead. Carter is hideously condescending. The agonisingly contrived yank who is a textureless nobody returns. Carter dresses like Lawrence of Arabia and has poorly thought out aspirations.
Nobody has an emotionally deep connection. People speak in negative language. Carter is arrogant, humourless, rude and full of distain, derision and banalities. This was not carefully crafted. Evelyn shows up to annoy. Carter is increasingly beleaguered. He has no money just animosity and fretfulness. People have heightened emotions and this ep is overwhelmingly reliant on sap and cheese. There is garrulousness and broadly hostile people with moral superiority and or amused scepticism. Carter is indignant and has romantic dysfunction. This was a grotesque failing. Evelyn has contrived ignorance. Events invariably reveal that the English are not popular. TPTB bring about the effective destruction of interest. There is dishonesty and self pleasing ideologies.
There are no empirical facts in this ep as people yap about home rule, have foreshadowing and throw about accusations of pinkoism. This was intellectually pitiful and invoked no contentedness. There are verbal assaults and I disliked this intensely. This was made with no panache or flair just paucity of quality. Carter grates and so is continually scuppered. But at last something is found. What could it be?
“Eats with them.”
“No longer sound.”
“The ice ran out in 1915 followed by the servants.”
“Nobody seems that friendly anymore.”
“You’re not digging, you’re hunting.”
“Find a hole and look in it.”
“Some frightful fuss.”
“A man of decision and conviction.”
“Can’t find what’s not there.”
“What is there here for me?”
“None of this is what I wanted.”
“Tens of thousands of people start oozing pus all over the streets of DC.”
The Venture a commercial spacecraft is to launch. This ep rips off ‘Superman Returns’ and the pilot ep of ‘Lois & Clark’. Lex Luthor is mentioned as being in jail after a reign of terror. The Venture is in peril and Superman (Hoechlin of ‘Teen Wolf’) must save the day in slo-mo. Where does the cape fit under his regular clothes? There is bad wire work and Clark/Superman has a resolute voice. Kara is not decisive. Clark and fake Hank don’t like each other. This was good if not remarkably vivid. The divinely gifted Clark and Kara bother Lena Luthor (McGrath of ‘Merlin’ and ‘Jurassic World’). She is the adopted sister of the jailed Lex and she runs Luthorcorp now. Lena is beleaguered by the duo, this was not fearsome drama. Lena is treated with instinctive aversion due to her name. Is she going to deceitful lengths? Probably.
Where is Maxwell Lord? Clark is all yearning insincerity. Fake Hank named Kryptonite and stockpiles it. Alex is sidelined. People try to kill Lena. There is no emotional truth. This was not necessarily memorable but I want to see where things go. Winn joins the DEO, nobody cares. James refuses to romance Kara anymore. WTF? Cat has clear expectations regarding behaviour. Kara has no emotional resilience. Nobody has an animated conversation. Cat blathers. Intergang are mentioned. Lex got 32 life-sentences? What did he do? Luthorcorp is renamed. Gravely damaging things happen. Lena has tough attributes. There is no healthy physical contact. Very convenient bits of metal save the day. I’m sure Clark and Kara are strikingly underestimating Lena. Kara decides to be a reporter. Oh joy. Strong pops up as the big bad leader of Cadmus. Mmmmm.
“Long live Metallo!”
“Your strip mall wardrobe.”
“Sleeping is for slackers.”
“Does this dressing look drizzled on?”
“She went to Yale.”
“Even rotting in maximum security.”
“We’re moving back to Gotham.”
“We must keep daring.”