2. Barring greed, attempted murder or krypto-related issues, which characters do you think would have made a viable love interest for Clark, Lex, Lana or Chloe?
: Besides the obligatory Clex answer, I have to say that Nightcrawler!Redux aka Alicia was probably the best. Well, at least before she went all Obssesive Pyscho in a sadly predictable FOTW turn. She wasn't an exotic beauty like Kyla, but I liked the fact that she was supposed to be a bit of a loner, and that she bonded with Clark over a mutual rescue situation. Her teleporting powers would have been an invaluable asset towards helping Clark out in potential sticky situations, and her aggressiveness towards the relationship, as well as the lack of any Sekrits & Lies issue, was also extremely
refreshing from the repetitive passive-aggressiveness/he's keeping something from me! crap that is constantly rehashed with Lex, Lana and Chloe. Plus I like the idea of Clark actually having a friendly relationship with the meteor mutants. Lex
: To be honest, I don't really like Lex pining after anyone other than Clark. *dodges the rotten eggs being lobed* Hmmm... Desiree was the sexiest, and there was loads of chemistry between the actress and MR. Still, Helen came off on the whole as the most compatible - she was intelligent, gorgeous, and shared a mutual interest in the Kents with Lex. On paper, that sounds like Lex's perfect mate. Unfortunately, the Helex was ruined by lack of proper development and rushed, poor writing like the gag-inducing Wall-Around-My-Pants speech.Lana
: Besides a mirror? Er, I actually think Byron the poet in Nocturne
might have a good match - they both enjoy hanging out in graveyards, being "arty-farty" and pseudo-angsty... And the most important thing of all? They both worship the ground that Lana floats on.Chloe
: In S1, the Pete's latent Chloe!Crush intrigued me, but both the character and the budding hint of romance became so under-developed that his confession in Truth
felt as if it came out of nowhere. I was rooting for Chlark in S1, but Passive!Agressive Chloe and Clana!Worshipper Clark in S2 spoiled everything. Still, there were some very sweet moments in S3 eppys Delete
... although I'm kinda skeevy over the horribly cliched "One That Got Away" storyline.
Interestingly, I found season 1 to have the best balance, although it had other faults which is to be expected from a new series.
...Season 3 was definitely darker to me. I like darker but I think darkness needs moments of humor or hope just to keep you going.
Word to this. I have tapes of all 3 seasons, and I find myself reaching for S1 most often. There were hints of darkness and ambiguity in certain episodes like Hourglass
while still offering plenty of silly, light-hearted fun which made the season extremely re-watchable. The Clex HoYay! was delightful, the Chlark still sweet, a v. human adversary was present in Whitney, the Chlana wasn't quite as irritating, the MB had great hair ... *sigh* good times. S2 and S3 are actually kinda similiar to me in the sense that there were a couple of spectacular non-FOTW episodes such as Lineage
, as well as Shattered
, but also increasing levels of boring, repetitive Lana-obssessed FOTWs. Every single character has started grating more and more on my nerves, even TWOP-loved characters like Lex and Chloe. The whole thing's starting to feel like an accelerated version of Buffy.