Sporadic Scene: Supernatural (Season 5×04) – Castiel’s Phone Issues

Castiel was definitely one of the things I loved the most about the earlier Supernatural seasons. I found the show a waste after season five, but before that it was great. Castiel provided me with endless laughter due to the angel being completely unaware of how things really work on Earth, and with his holy mission he was quite intense. However, what with his deadpan nature an inability to grasp humour, it was wonderful to see the smaller, everyday things pass him by without him understanding any of it. The cellular minutes? No exception.

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Sporadic Scene: Supernatural (Season 4×06) – Eye Of The Tiger

Jensen Ackles is hilarious. Plain and simple. What else is there to say? Just to see some of the things he gets up to on the set of Supernatural is well worth it. Check out his awesome rendition of Eye of the Tiger!

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Top Ten Television Crushes

Alright, so Table 9 Mutant, Samantha at Sci-Fi Drama Queen, Abbi at Where The Wild Things Are and I were briefly discussing one of these, which I had been contemplating. Sounds like Mikey may join the fray, too. At any rate, I thought that this would be fun to do one and got it together. Without further ado, we’re off!

Sam Witwer as anyone, but I will go with Aidan Waite in Being Human (US)

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As Doomsday or a centuries old vampire or even Starkiller, this guy is just hot, and plays that tortured but strong character so damn well! Aidan Waite is pretty awesome, what with his morals and willingness to do whatever it takes to make  everything right, to protect, to kill, to survive. Also endlessly entertaining, I really do enjoy him!

Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester in Supernatural

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Leather jackets, great music, wicked sense of humour that cracks me up each and every time, hiding in the shadows and so damaged it isn’t even funny, though he keeps a brave face because it is what he is expected to do. Fiercely loyal though incredibly jaded, Dean Winchester is one of my go to choices!

Evan Peters as Tate Langdon in American Horror Story: Murder House (as they are calling it nowadays)

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I really, really liked him in all the American Horror Story seasons, though I am not totally sold on Coven, though he started with such promise. However, in Murder House, he nailed that role of psychopath perfectly. He was gorgeous, he was charming, he had a boy-like quality to himself, an innocence that he wore and worked with so well. You know that what Tate is doing is wrong, yet at the same time he manages to wrap you right around his little finger and be done with it.

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon in The Walking Dead

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Yes. Yes. Do we see the cigarette? The long hair? The self assurance? The sheer badassness of the guy? Well then I really don’t need to keep justifying.

Zachary Levi as Chuck Bartowski in Chuck

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Now we all know there are very few things to me as hot as a geeky, nerdy guy, so there was no ways that nervous old Chuck was not going to make the list. He is adorable, he is smart and damn hilarious, is a Star Wars fan as well as a little self conscious, which always works in his favour!

Joshua Jackson as Peter Bishop in Fringe

Jackson is not my regular cup of tea, but whatever. Peter Bishop was incredibly smart and well dressed (those jeans and jacket were always just wow), steadfast and always thinking out of the box, yet damaged in some inexplicable way (though that got cleared up later), he managed to string me along just fine all the way.

Dan Feuerriegel as Agron in Spartacus

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Alright, here it is. There are few things that thrill me like a man with a nice mouth and nice teeth. This guy… I don’t know, so not my average cup of tea but then he was just gorgeous, and that smile was a killer (we can completely overlook the fact that he was not straight for the show, he was just something absolutely gorgeous to behold).

Alexander Skarsgård Eric Northman in True Blood

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Though I stopped watching this after I dragged myself through the third season, I have to say that what kept me watching for so long (seeing as I cannot stand Anna Paquin and was not thrilled with the concept), Eric Northman remained quite worth the watch, to be honest, but the show just slid so badly downhill not even he could draw me back. But never mind that, pretty yum, right? Maybe I should just get over the fairy crap and see where it all goes…

Matthew Gray Gubler as Spencer Reid in Criminal Minds

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Reid. Too smart. Ridiculously smart. I adore intelligence in a man. Reid, on the other hand, is intensely intelligent, slightly socially stunted yet absolutely sweet, trying his hardest and has a boyish quality to him that just somehow works here.

Milo Ventimiglia as Peter Petrelli in Heroes

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The brother that was always trying, that was genuinely good in his heart, the man who wanted to make a difference in the world, who was overly curious and intent on getting to the bottom of things, and yes, just damn fine. Oh goodness, I think I have a thing for male nurses…

Honourable Mentions:

Dustin Clare as Gannicus in Gods of the Arena

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More long hair, determination and immense amounts of confidence? Winner all around.

Tyler Blackburn as Caleb Rivers in Pretty Little Liars (don’t judge me monkeys, my best friend roped me into this).

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The hair… the long hair. I am sold on long hair more often than not. Combine that with dark exotic looks and absolutely gorgeous dark brown eyes and a devil-may-care attitude to mask how nice and caring he is underneath it? Just my cup of tea.

Liam McIntyre as Spartacus in Spartacus

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Yep, I am aware that there is more Spartacus on my list but really, these were probably the hottest rebellious slaves in all history with the world’s greatest dental work. Either way, it doesn’t matter. Spartacus was the fearless leader of the slave rebellion, intent on reclaiming his freedom and avenging his dead wife and all the dreadful things he had been made to do under threat of death. Very caring yet at the same time cold and brutal, Spartacus really was the man to watch strive to make a difference, as well as witness the loyalty people felt towards him.

Smallville: Seasons 1 – 5 (2001 – 2005)

Now this stands to reason, a whole decade of the Superman series is extremely impressive! So I am putting this post together to review seasons one through five. I will post a second one with a review of the remaining five seasons at a later stage. I love the way they seeped Superman into so many aspects of this show. Clark Kent is always shown wearing a variation of red, blue and yellow (whereas Kal-El wears black, so you can distinctly see the difference), the original kryptonite sound from the movies was used in the series, and the permanent referencing to where he would end up. I thought it was incredibly well executed, and a fantastic back story for the history of Clark Kent to Superman.

*CONTAINS SPOILERS*

Season 1
Synopsis: We are introduced to Clark Kent (Tom Welling)  and his cohorts. The dynamic between Clark Kent and Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum) is finally demonstrated, and we have a whole lot of episodes to watch them grow, and the relationship develop. Lex becomes overly-intrigued with Clark Kent, and his digging threatens to unveil the whole of Clark’s secret. Clark’s obsession with Lana (Kristen Kreuk) intensifies when they finally strike up a friendship, and Clark discovers that he is seriously allergic to meteor rocks. He works to maintain his secret from everyone, including his best friends Pete Ross (Sam Jones III) and Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack). The more he shrouds  his life in secrecy, the more he feels alienated from the rest of the world. Meteor  infected people start popping up with alarming regularity all over the show, and Clark makes it his personal crusade to save as many victims as is possible. The series ends with a nasty tornado ripping up Smallville.
Best Episode: Hourglass
Worst Episode: Kinetic
Rating:
 6.5/10. For a pilot season this was really not too bad. As is typical, there was no real story to follow in the debut season, per se, but all the characters are thoroughly introduced, some history is given, and nearing the end do they start bringing in some further development. It was a good season to get to know Clark Kent in his “natural” habitat so to say, and understand the bonds of friendship that exist, and meet the family and understand the dynamic between them. It also lets us foster a vested interest between Clark and Lex becoming friends, so that deeper understanding is later possible. Overall, there were not a lot of crazy plot twists or really deep moments or anything, but it was just fine to get into and watch.

Season 2
Synopsis: Starting directly where season one concluded, there is severe carnage in Smallville due to the tornadoes that ran rampant and Clark is once again so involved with correcting everything. In an eye-opening season, Clark finally finds out precisely who he is and where he is from, but is terrified by the concept that there may well be a destiny for him that is unavoidable, set in motion by his biological father, Jor-El (voice of Terence Stamp). Clark Kent also discovers two more things about himself: his vulnerability to red Kryptonite as well as his heat vision. Pete Ross finally finds out about Clark’s secret, and the two become closer than ever, while Clark and Chloe drift apart due to Lana becoming ever closer with Clark. The native Indian Kawatche caves are discovered, and Clark is innately aware that the message on the walls is most likely for him, and foretelling his destiny. Virgil Swann (Christopher Reeve) is introduced in this season, and has an increasingly important role to play in Clark’s life as he has more answers than anyone else has ever been able to offer. This season primarily focuses on Clark becoming extremely preoccupied with his origins and his destiny, as well as the war that rages in Lex Luthor to not become his father’s son. Clark battles his biological father’s wishes, and destroys his space ship in a desperate attempt to change his future, and in the process ends his mother’s pregnancy. He turns to red Kryptonite to strip away his inhibitions to run away to Metropolis, leaving Lana behind.
Best Episode: Ryan
Worst Episode: Redux
Rating:
7/10. It was definitely an entertaining season, and more of the characters bleed through. I like the way that Clark railed against some set destiny for himself, although it might cost him dearly in the future. The mistrust Clark holds for Jor-El is palpable. Chloe is still settling into her roots in this show, and can sometimes be highly annoying, while Pete and Clark getting closer is great. This friendship between Clark and Lana is getting very irritating, because neither of them really know what they want, but they assume the other is at the core of their desires. It was so painful to watch a finale where Johnathan Kent just as good as rejects Clark, and his following move makes plenty of sense.

Season 3
Synopsis: Lex’s honeymoon ended before it began, and we follow his recovery from the extreme psychological break he suffered at the hands of his traitorous wife. Clark is still in Metropolis,and things are going really badly. Johnathan Kent (John Schneider) made a deal with the devil, and Jor-El imbued him with the necessary Kryptonian powers to reign Clark in, which obviously leaves an anguished Clark fighting his guilt about what his father had done to bring him back, and the cost of it to his father’s health.  Clark and Lana’s relationship fizzles out, and as they are known to do, they dance around the edges of just being together. Clark establishes another of his ability: super hearing. Clark agrees to his destiny set out by his biological father in exchange for Johanathan Kent being left alone. Lex is placed into Belle Reve in a cover-up instigated by Lionel Luthor (Johm Glover) to hide the fact that he killed his parents for insurance money decades ago. Lionel is arrested for the conspiracy, and attempts to take Chloe’s life as she is the one with the most damning evidence linking him to the murders. Lana decides to move to Paris to deal with all the drama of Smallville and the rollercoaster of a relationship that she shares with Clark, and Pete Ross leaves to Wichita with his mother when keeping Clark’s secret becomes too great a burden to bear. Clark ends up relenting to Jor-El’s wishes in order to save Johnathan, and unlocks the cave wall and is ported away.
Best Episode: Asylum
Worst Episode: Magnetic
Rating:
 7/10. This season was a flurry of deception, darkness and mental breakdowns. It was intense to see Lex on the island, almost out of his mind, and my stomach still churns when I think of the cheek of his wife to pretty much crash Lex’s “funeral”. Again I was astounded by the lengths the Luthor’s will go to to protect themselves and screw each over as royally as possible. I think it was crazy to have Lex admitted to Belle Reve and have his brain have shock therapy to wipe out the last few weeks. In a sense it is good for Clark, but it is also ghastly to see how it breaks Lex. I was sort of relieved to see Lana prance off to Paris, but I doubt that they will be able to maintain that section of the story for long. Lionel is truly the core of evil in this show, and it never ceases to amaze me how twisted and broken the Luthor family is. I pity Lex intensely.

Season 4
Synopsis: Clark returns as a reprogrammed bot after three months, prepared to carry out Jor-El’s wishes to the letter. The stones of knowledge are introduced to us as well as Lois Lane (Erica Durance) making her first appearance on the show. Chloe’s death is investigated in minute detail by Lois and Clark, and they eventually realize Lex is behind putting her into extreme protective custody against his father. Lex and Clark try unsuccessfully to re-establish the bonds of friendship between them that Clark wrote off. Lana Lang returns from Paris with a new boyfriend, Jason Teague (Jensen Ackles), and a mysterious tattoo from a dead countess, Margaret Isobel Thoreaux. An intense hunt unfurls for the crystals, all hunted by teh Teagues, the Luthors and Clark Kent. A witch,  Margaret Isobel Thoreaux, inhabits Lana Lang’s body, as she is a descendant of hers, and it is discovered that Clark, just like every other human being, is not impervious to magic. Clark decides that this year will not be about Jor-El’s wishes, and concentrates on other things. Clark begins a relationship with Alicia Baker (Sarah Carter), which ultimately ends in her death. Clark sinks into a depression. Before Alicia’s demise, she reveals Clark’s true identity, and Chloe begins a journey of keeping a lid on it while waiting patiently for Clark to expel his secret to her in person. Clark ultimately graduates from Smallville High, and a second meteor shower rocks the little town as Clark desperately seeks the final stones of knowledge to combine to create the Crystal of Knowledge that is meant for him only.
Best Episode: Pariah
Worst Episode: Spell
Rating: 
7/10. It was really nice to see someone like Jensen Ackles brought into the show, but Supernatural has forever tainted him for me. I could not envision the football jock, and could not believe him driving around in a crappy car and not comprehending all the supernatural occurrences. I enjoyed the hunt for the stones. I found it very difficult to finally have to say goodbye to the Smallville High (who knew we would become so attached to the place?). Overall, not a bad season to have watched, seeing Lex still being a mostly decent guy that is already fraying terribly at the edges. I was not impressed to see Lana return, as her personality grates on me, and the way she treats Clark. It is truly unfair to him, and she flits around way too many guys too often, and he just swallows it all?

Season 5
Synopsis: Clark arrives at the Fortress of Solitude, built from the ground up, and is possession of the Crystal of Knowledge. Clark begins training with Jor-El to prevent the upcoming evils, yet returns to Smallville to stop two evil Kryptonian desciples of the evil General Zod from destroying earth. Clark ignores Jor-El’s warnings, and does not return in time for training, and is stripped of his powers. Chloe begins to work at the Daily Planet, starting in the basement. Clark begins a normal relationship with Lana, and comes to terms with not being able to use abilities, but has been given his greatest wish of all. Lex is pushing dangerously to find out exactly what Clark’s secret is, and is becoming consumed by the obsession. The ultimate crumbling of their friendship is fostered. Clark was brought back from the dead by Jor-El in exchange for the sacrifice of someone close to him, and this later costs him dearly and forces him to make a choice he really did not want to. Clark and Lana’s relationship crumbles once again when Clark’s powers return to him. Members of the future Justice League pop up in the series with special guest spots. Lana and Lex also begin a relationship that cripples Clark, and drives an irrevocable splinter between all friendships. Martha Kent (Annette O’Toole) and Lionel Luthor begin to get very close, which frustrates Clark and confuses Martha. Lionel Luthor is still keeping a tight lid on Clark’s secret.
Best Episode: Lexmas / Reckoning
Worst Episode: Thirst
Rating: 8/10. This was a heart wrenching season,  what with the loss of Johnathan Kent, Clark dropping out of college and helping on the farm and all that. It was a nice twist to bring in Milton Fine (James Masters), and how he is a weapon (BRAINIAC) used by General Zod, as well as his efforts to break down the Fortress of Solitude to restore his master. I love the way they deepen the rift between Clark and Lex, although it is a truly sad thing to watch. Lois has begun to grow on me, and I still can’t get too attached to Lana as I think she gets away with screwing everyone around way too easily, and is never held accountable for her actions. I am very torn about Lionel Luthor… can he abandon his old evil ways, or can he truly conform to be the man that Martha Kent could spend her life with?