Smallville

Quotes of the Week: November 12-25

These are my favorite quotes from the past two weeks, mostly from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Supergirl
Young Kara: Clark has a friend named Chloe who can help.

Kara: I remember thinking I would never feel at home on Earth. I still don’t, in a way. But I feel at home with you.
Alex: Always.

The Flash
Ralph: What is this, a puppy’s raincoat?

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
Kevin: Your boss… is a jerk. A lovely and decent woman dies, leaving another wonderful woman devastated?
Dave: You’re preaching to the choir.
Kevin: All I want is… is an explanation, okay? I don’t think that that is too much to ask for.
Dave: Yeah, I wish I could give you one. But I have my theory. I think, uh, God just wants all of us to stay occupied.
Kevin: Stay occupied?
Dave: Sure. You know, I mean, the busier we are doing stuff the less questions we ask. “Why are we here?” “What are God’s plans?” You know, in the short time that I’ve been in this place, I’ve uh… I’ve realized something. I don’t think there is a plan.

Blindspot
Patterson: He’s wanted in seven countries for, like, all of the crimes.

Jane the Virgin
Isabel Allende: Live passionately. Love passionately.

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8 Episodes of Smallville…

I just recently finished watching the entire Smallville series for the very first time. I did not have The WB in my dorm room during the first two years of college, and this was back in the old days before Netflix, so it was much harder to catch up between seasons. These were also my pre-TV-nerd days, and I was just getting into Buffy, which was my first sci-fi show, so Smallville was not high on my list of priorities at the time. However, I have since wanted to watch it but could not find it streaming anywhere. I eventually had to suck it up and pay for the individual seasons. It took me about four months to get through all ten, and these are my favorite episodes in chronological order.

1. Pilot
The series begins with the meteor shower in Smallville, Kansas that brings Kal-El to Earth, and into the lives of Martha and Jonathan Kent. Then it jumps forward to Clark Kent in high school. He is dealing with his superpowers and learning, for the first time, that he is from another planet. I love this episode because it introduces all of the main characters, explains their relationships to each other, and sets the tone of the show. As someone who knows the Superman-basics, but has never read the comics, I could easily navigate this world.



2. Red
After putting on his class ring, Clark’s attitude begins to change. He starts talking back to teachers and his parents, he openly uses his powers, and declares his love for Lana. Chloe discovers that their rings are made from red kryptonite, and Pete figures out that it must be what is affecting Clark’s behavior. Pete, Martha and Jonathan must figure out a way to destroy the ring before Clark reveals his secret to the world. I do enjoy bumbling, goofy Clark, but confident Clark is much sexier…even though he sometimes gets himself into trouble.



3. Mortal
Jor-El has stripped Clark of his powers. He and Lana are dating, and he is enjoying his “human” life. However, when Martha and Jonathan are taken hostage in their own home, Clark must figure out how to save them. Even though you know he is eventually going to get his powers back, it is nice to see Clark and Lana happy for once.



4. Reckoning
In the 100th episode of the series, Clark finally takes Lana to the Fortress of Solitude and tells her his secret before proposing to her. Hours later, she gets into a car accident and dies. Desperate to undo it, Clark asks Jor-El for help. Clark gets to relive the entire day, but Jor-El warns him that there could be consequences and soon finds out what those consequences are. I would not actually say that this is one of my *favorite* episodes to watch, because it made me cry a lot, but it is one of the series’ best.

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8 Disastrous Valentine’s Days…

I have never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day. I do not really understand the point of this holiday. In high school, one boyfriend took me on a date to see the movie My Favorite Martian. So romantic. However, I do enjoy watching other people make fools of themselves in the name of romance. Which is why, this year, I made a list of my favorite episodes in which people’s holidays do not go as planned.

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered”
It is bad enough to be single on this holiday, but to also be tormented by your ex-boyfriend (who happens to be a soulless vampire), only makes things worse. Also, after Cordelia breaks up with Xander, he blackmails Amy to get her to do a love spell for him. Unfortunately, the spell affects every woman *but* Cordelia, and things turn deadly as the women fight each other for his affections.

2. Friends “The One With The Candy Hearts”
Joey accidentally sets Chandler up on a blind-date with ex-girlfriend Janice. Ross and his date end up at the same restaurant as his ex-wife Susan, and he invites her to join his date when she gets stood up. Meanwhile, Rachel, Monica and Phoebe have plans, so they agree to take part in Phoebe’s cleansing ritual, which has them setting fire to items from their ex-boyfriends. Rachel throws in a bottle of grappa, and the fire department has to be called.



3. Smallville “Persuasion”
Clark accidentally ingests gemstone kryptonite, which makes everything he tells someone he *wants* into a reality. This might sound ideal, but not when it turns your career-oriented girlfriend into Suzy Homemaker, and sets your best friend on a mission to break the two of you up. Also, Zod figures out what is happening and uses Clark’s new ability against him, which puts Tess in danger.



4. Happy Endings “The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre”
Penny is waiting until after Valentine’s Day to break up with the guy she’s been dating, and then convinces Dave that his girlfriend is doing the same to him. Brad makes big plans for himself and Jane, but goes to the dentist before his big evening and ends up having to be drugged because of a cavity. Alex is the only one excited about the holiday but, while on her way to a party, gets mistaken for a hooker and gets arrested. Meanwhile, Max spends the evening driving his limo and ends up picking up ex-boyfriend Grant.

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Quotes of the Week: January 31-February 6

These are my favorite quotes from the past week, not just from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Galavant
Galavant: I didn’t tell you to die in a brown fart. The truth is, all I’ve wanted is to come back to you. You’re the love of my life. And if we survive this, I want to marry you. And I want to live by the sea…
Isabella: You had me at “brown fart.”

Richard: What? I’m singing a duet with my inner child.

Shameless
Sean: I’m a naturally helpful person.
Fiona: Must be tiring.
Sean: It is *utterly* exhausting.

Downton Abbey
Violet: When we unleash the dogs of war, we must go where they take us!

Isabelle: You will stop at nothing to get your own way. Isn’t that the truth?
Violet: Indeed. It is a quality I share with Marlborough, Wellington, and my late mother. I was trained in a hard school, and I *fight* accordingly.

Supergirl
Kara: Except for the fact that she talks like Cookie Monster, she is exactly like me.

Jane the Virgin
Lina: Look natural. Sexy natural.

The Magicians
Quentin: I don’t know what happened.
Eliot: You found out who you are. She found out who she’s not. Life.

The Flash
Cisco: Who’s the best hacker in the world, people?
Barry and Caitlin: Felicity Smoak.
Cisco: What is wrong with you two? That’s not friendship.

New Girl
Schmidt: We’ve always done everything together. I’m just worried that we’re gonna drift apart. You know, I’m gonna get married and have kids, and you’re gonna be wandering around the grocery store holding a bottle of scotch and an ear of corn.

Nick: If I can’t have a kid with a woman, maybe I’ll have one with my cousin.

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Quotes of the Week: January 17-23

These are my favorite quotes from the past week, not just from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Critics Choice Awards
Rami Malek: It’s not just good to be different. It’s better to be different.

Downton Abbey
Robert: You can’t expect me to avoid talking to my own wife.
Violet: Why not? I know several couples who are perfectly happy, haven’t spoken in years.

Supergirl
Cat: A woman with brains who gives up everything for love inevitably finds herself staring into an existential abyss that men, babies and cardio barres simply cannot fill.

Cat: As much as I love watching you millennials deny your feelings, I pay you not to have them.

Smallville
Clark: Weird has become so normal it’s not even weird anymore.

Chloe: You can never be who you wanna be if you’re always looking over your shoulder at what could have been.

Telenovela
Ana: How does a cameraman get a nickname like “Fat Eddie” if he doesn’t have a secret stash of food lying around?!

The Flash
Barry: I didn’t realize roses were so flammable.

Cisco: Do you think it’s a good idea, when you’re fighting crime, to bring a date?

New Girl
Daniel: Trying to get out of jury duty?
Jess: Excuse me?
Daniel: The way you’re dressed, like you’re in a school play about old people. You want the judge to think you’re crazy.

Jess: Did he just kiss you? Why does he act like the Pope when he’s happy?

Schmidt: I bought you this burner phone from an unmarked storefront in Koreatown. I believe it’s small enough to conceal in the waistband of your underpants.

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Quotes of the Week: December 6-20

These are my favorite quotes from the past two weeks, not just from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

The Leftovers
Man at Bar: You pushed a little a girl into a well. You don’t want to sing?

John: I killed you.
Kevin: Nope.

Quantico
Ryan: A soldier isn’t a criminal just because you don’t believe in their war.

Supergirl
James: No hero can save everyone. Not even Superman. But a real hero never stops trying.

Fargo
Ed: Are you seein’ this?
Peggy: It’s just a flyin’ saucer, Ed. We gotta go.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Coulson: I’ll be damned. Tatooine.

You’re the Worst
Gretchen: After I cleaned the fries off your face and put you to bed, you said something to me that was pretty dark.
Jimmy: Don’t tell me.
Gretchen: Okay. I won’t… I love you too.

The Vampire Diaries
Stefan: You are my back-up. You’re just terrible at it!

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