SPN s6 is GO! Smallville s10, not so much.

If you’d asked me… well yesterday, what I thought the future held for the CW’s two big genre shows, it would have been an easy question to answer: Smallville coming back next season is a lock, and Supernatural depends completely on their ability to come up with a good storyline, now that everything that’s been going on for the last five years is ending. So needless to say, it was a bit surprising to find out that SPN got the early renewal, and Smallville didn’t.

dean cupid hugFirst, Supernatural. I don’t have a lot to say here, really. I honestly didn’t (and still don’t) see how you can follow up DEFEATING SATAN, and I also don’t see how the boys can pull that off without one or both of them winding up dead. More dead than they normally end up, I mean. But I trust Kripke, and Sera Gamble and Ben Edlund and the rest of the SPN creative staff. I trust them to be awesome, and to not move forward with something that’s less-than-awesome. So I’ll wait and see what they bring to the table in the fall.

Now, Smallville. First of all, from what I’ve read it’s the standard cost-to-ratings ratio that’s got the CW questioning bringing Smallville back, and they’ll most likely wait to see if any of their pilots seem like they’d be more viable. So Smallville needs to lower costs, and the quickest way to do that is to thin out the cast. Zod? He’s been pretty lame and will most likely end up dead in the season finale anyway. Chloe? She’s doing pretty much nothing and can easily be replacelois and clarkd with Dr. Gaeta if Clark needs some tech/science wizardry. Plus, like Mack’s going to stick around when she’s got nothing to do. Ollie? Showing up a couple times a season is fine, but full episodes of Smallville should not be revolving around Green Arrow.

I say cut the main cast back to Clark, Lois and Tess, and introduce some more recurring characters at the Daily Planet (also, seeing Clark/Lois/both actually doing some reporting would be nice). I’d suggest throwing in Steve Lombard and maybe Cat Grant. Won’t that turn Smallville into Lois & Clark? Well… yes, but what else can they do at this point?

-Jerk

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~ by Jerk on February 17, 2010.

2 Responses to “SPN s6 is GO! Smallville s10, not so much.”

  1. SPN has nothing left to give, where do you go from there? But they’re not at Smallville level aka scrapping the bottom of the barrel to change up lines already used three four seasons ago. They both need to be retired. Like NOW.

  2. Mack has flat out said she’s done at the end of 9 where her contract ends. It took us years to get Lois on as a full time cast member and we’re still seeing her less than Ollie

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