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Ageless: Sucked

Let me say it once. ‘Ageless’ was my single most hated Smallville episode ever. I understand that it was Al&Miles’s love-letter to the Christian Right. I understand that the Christian Right puts them on TV. If that’s what it takes to keep Smallville on TV, then I will live with it. But, dear god, don’t make me watch it ever again! Ever.

It was an absolute tragedy that Tom Welling developed acne during the filming of ‘Ageless’. It meant I couldn’t even completely zone out on his superbly inhuman beauty. And the make-up team really didn’t pull their weight.

By halfway through this episode, my viewing-buddy and I had resorted to the Internet Age’s equivalent of putting our fingers in our ears and singing ‘la, la, la!’: I was reading out a sarcastic review of the ep simultaneously as we watched it. So bad was this episode that this improved it only fractionally.

Two marginally interesting moments: Clark saying he’s not sure he can have kids and Lex saying he doesn’t want to. Ha! You guys *have* a kid canonically. The usually subversive Smallville failed me here.

If anyone cares to refute this and make this episode better in my memory than it was on first viewing, please… feel free… otherwise some small part of my soul is going to be off in a corner writhing in pain.

I promise I'll get back to the Clex after this! ;-)

Tags: smallville_meta, svseason4
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