epiphany_maria (epiphany_maria) wrote,

Tape Tales of 2002 & 2003

Cleared out three tapes. One from 2002 and two from 2003. The first 2003 tape had two ‘Smallville’ eps, one ‘Birds of Prey’ ep and one ‘Angel’ ep. The first ‘Smallville’ ep was the season 3 ‘Phoenix’ in which Lex and Clark return home from their respective adventures. Clark’s inexplicable Lana obsession continues. Lex deals with his wife Helen’s transformation from nice to murderous. Why Helen did what she did remained unexplained. Lex does the Kent’s a huge favour and was never thanked. This was uh.

The ‘Birds of Prey’ ep was ‘Nature of the Beast’ in which Reese’s gangster father returned now played by a different actor. Everyone has dull family issues as a result. The ‘Angel’ ep was the season 5 opener ‘Conviction’. Why was the image so murky? Why did TPTB insert Spike into the show? The gang run Wolfram & Hart. Eve and her squeaky voice annoy. Harmony shows up. Dull.

Finally there was another season 3 ‘Smallville’ entitled ‘Extinction’ in which Van (Jesse Metcalfe of ‘Desperate Housewives’) is killing meteor freaks and targets Lex. Clark saves Lex. Lana hates meteor freaks. Why did TPTB drop the Lex as a meteor freak plotline? Why is Clark obsessed with the hateful Lana? This was dull.

The second 2003 tape was full of a ‘Cleopatra 2525’ ep called ‘The Voice’ which was the final ep and featured excessive padding, the main cast were barely in it and there was a bleak ending. Dull.

Then there was the final season 7 ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ ep ‘Chosen’ in which there was excessive Spike, Nathan Fillion and his terrible acting inflicted himself on the viewer, Willow babbled, the stupid scythe got too much screen time, Kennedy annoyed and there was too much speech making. Anya died and nobody cared. Buffy’s mortal wound healed itself. Spike won’t go away and there was bad CGI. This was dull.

Best Line:
“Sometimes I shouldn’t say words.”

That was followed by the ‘Angel’ season 4 ep ‘Peace Out’ in which Connor whines, Jasmine talks people to death, Cordelia is comatose and Jasmine is kind of sort of defeated in dull fashion.

Then there came a ‘Charmed’ ep called ‘Cat House’ which was a spiced up clip show. Leo and Piper have marital issues, again. Paige and Phoebe wander around said clips. Kit comes back and there is much time filling.

Best Line:
Evil? You were blonde.”

Then came the 2002 tape. It had the ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ season 6 opener ‘Bargaining’ which showed how the show should have ended with season 5. The Buffy-bot is useless, Willow poses and kills a baby deer, everyone is living at Buffy’s house for some reason and there is much padding. Xander treats Anya like trash. There are ridiculous demons, Giles leaves and Buffy has to claw her way out of her grave. This was sleazy.

Then there was the ‘Charmed’ season 4 ep ‘Charmed Again, Part 2’ in which The Oracle (Krista Allen) prances, the Source possesses someone and Paige is dedicated to her job which she later quit never to return to for unknown reasons. This was dull.

Best Line:
That better not be another long lost relative.”

Finally came the season 1 ‘Smallville’ ep ‘X-Ray’ in which shape shifter Tina makes her fist appearance. Tina is obsessed with Lana, yawn. This was back when the show attempted to tell its stories with some semblance of reality. Lana treats her Aunt Nell like trash. Clark and Lex have warmth and humour, later on TPTB broke the integrity of this show. It may be on its 10th season but it ran its course long ago.
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