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Smallville

I don’t blog about TV shows very often but I’ll make an exception tonight as I have spent ten years watching this show. At times even I wondered why I bothered with it but the end was good enough that it justified sitting through some down years.

Tonight was the series finale of Smallville. After 10 seasons the show is done with. If you haven’t yet watched the finale don’t read any further.
Smallville: The Complete Series

It took a really long time but Smallville’s Clark Kent finally put on the Superman suit and took flight. I watched all ten seasons of the show and I have to be honest, there were times where I wondered why I did so. There was a lot of stupidity along the way but I stuck by the show just because I am a big Superman guy. I don’t think I would have for any other show because in the middle years this show was that horrible at times. This final season was great though. It truly did reward people like me who stuck by the show.

Unlike most fans of the show I wasn’t a fan of the Chloe character. At times the show was too much about her and that never caught on with me. I wasn’t a fan of the on again/off again (repeat process 3 times) love affairs but I get that it was a CW/WB show and they had to play to that network’s audience. I wasn’t a fan of him losing his powers multiple times either. At times they recycled old plotlines way too much. The show really did evolve over the years though. The whole “freak of the week” era seems so long ago. This series gave us probably the best portrayals of Lex Luthor and Lois Lane ever. I really liked how this show started with a friendship between Clark Kent and Lex Luthor. That story was brilliantly told.

What did you think of the finale? I thought the whole wedding part of the finale took way too long. It was kind of ridiculous to spend 45 minutes on it and then show at the end that 7 years later they still weren’t married. That was a major complaint for me tonight. Was it just me or were there a lot more commercials then usual tonight? Absolutely loved that they got the score from the first movie though. I was surprised to see that no one from the Justice League made an appearance. I was equally surprised with the absence of Lana Lang and Pete Ross. Couldn’t they at least have put with Lex Luthor in the final scene when he is about to take the podium? I liked that they had “Jimmy Olsen’s brother” show up though.

Where do we go from here? The box set that is coming out later this year looks like it will be a must buy. I really hope that is the actual cover art because that looks pretty awesome. I would have loved to see the next set of Superman movies be done with this cast. Tom Welling as Superman, Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor and Erica Durance as Lois Lane. It will be hard to picture anyone else in those roles for a while because I think all three were fantastic. Do we get a spin off? I think a Justice League or Green Arrow show has potential. Could we get the occasional cameo from the Smallville characters there?

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Looking back at the 07/08 Raptors

Coming into the year I had really high hopes for this team. Key injuries throughout the year pushed that optimism to the side somewhat but when the Raptors drew Orlando in the first round I along with many others let out a sigh of relief. I thought it was a favorable match up for the Raptors. Hats off to Dwight Howard. Man did he play like Superman.

Going into next year the Raptors need to trade away T.J Ford. I like what he brings to the team. I was even in the minority that somewhat liked the trade when he was brought to Toronto. His time with the team has passed by though. The team plays with a much better flow with Calderon on the court. I look at Calderon as being from the Steve Nash /Jason Kidd/John Stockton mold. Guys who don’t need to take shots but make guys around them better. Calderon needs to be the starter on this team. Ford obviously has a problem with that…..why let him return next year and cause a distraction?

CB4 is CB4. I don’t have many worries about him but he needs to be tougher inside. That goes for the team as a whole. The Raptors as a team need to be much better at the glass.

I like Bargnani. Definitely want to see him have a bigger role with this team next year. I think his jump shot is such a major asset to have. Hopefully he can draw the opposing teams big men out to the perimeter helping out the team on the glass.

Trade Nesterovic as fast as possible. His value will never be higher. With him and Ford the Raptors actually have a couple of nice trading chips.

Parker needs to take more plays. I don’t get why he doesn’t shoot more or create more plays? He’s definitely a lot more talented then his stats from this year reflect.

Moon was a big surprise this year. Looking forward to see what he brings to the table in year two. I love the energy he brings to the court.

Being at Games 4 and 6 in New Jersey last year was amazing. Watching the team in person I thought for sure that it was the start of something great for the city of Toronto. Hopefully the 08/09 group can restore that promise.

Raptors bounce back in Game 3.

What a win for the Raptors. The ACC crowd is really quickly becoming one of the better ones in the league. The atmosphere was electric. Yes, Howard got another double but the Raptors dominated him all night. Hats off to Calderon(he needs to be starting)and Ford. Between the two they play exactly 48 minutes. Get 39 points on 13-22 from the field, 12 rebounds and 16 assists. Can’t wait for game 4.

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