Monday, July 31, 2006

Things I've learned...

...from watching Smallville, Seasons 1 and 2:

1. It almost never rains in Kansas, unless it is a plot point or an opportunity to show off some neat-o-keen special effects.

2. They take every opportunity to gig the audience. Like Clark's metal shop project, Jonathan Clark listening to "The Ballad of the General Lee", referring to Clark as "bulletproof".

3. They used the expression "Truth, Justice, ... all that stuff" during Season 1, years before the movie came out and no one made a big deal about it.

4. People in Kansas can drive at 14 and 15.

5. People in Kansas always, always, grab their coat before they leave a building, go out into the field, or drive off after a friend.

6. It never snows in Kansas.

7. People in Kansas don't celebrate birthdays, unless it isn't actually your birthday, but the day you land on earth.

8. Speaking of birthdays and age, if Clark was three when he crash landed in Smallville in 1989, that would make him 16ish at the end of Season 2. So, at the beginning of the day he says it isn't his actual birthday, just a date his parent's chose to celebrate. But this is the date that Jor-El speaks to him via the ship, so that would probably mean that it took EXACTLY three years to travel from Krypton to Earth, right? After all, Life Changing Events wouldn't happen when you are 16 and 10 days or so, right?

9. A lot of people (teenagers) die in Kansas, and nobody seems affected at school the next day.

10. Three out of four kids in Kansas are not being raised by their biological mother and father.

11. John Schneider doesn't watch 60 Minutes. If he did, he would notice something that he has in common with Andy Rooney.

... I'm sure there are more, but it is early in the morning. When I buy Season 3 next week, I'm going to write them down as I notice them.


Blogger cola boy said...

Yes. Smallville, Kansas is a quirky place. :-)

7/31/2006 10:07 AM  
Blogger Tom said...

Also, evil teenage villains are usually well muscled and curiously shirtless.

7/31/2006 10:32 AM  
Blogger MiKell said...

Shit, Tom, that's a reason to move TO Kansas.

7/31/2006 7:17 PM  
Blogger Joel said...

I think you need to get a life!?

Sorry, I like you but.......

7/31/2006 7:55 PM  
Blogger MiKell said...

I think that was an unfair comment, Joel.

7/31/2006 8:54 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Hmmmmm . . . if Smallville truly existed, I'd move to Kansas in a heartbeat! There'd never be a dull moment, and I'm sure SOMEONE would need a psychologist.

8/01/2006 12:48 AM  

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