If you don't want to know who dies in the 100th episode of Smallville, I suggest that you stop reading this column.
There was a huge build up to this episode by the WB network, touting that a major character was REALLY going to die. I immediately had high hopes that it would be Lana, and what little I saw in the promos led me to believe that I might possibly be correct.
Sometimes nostalgia is best left in the past.
Have you ever had fond memories of something you watched on TV when you were younger... maybe a live action or cartoon series that you remember being the coolest thing ever? Here's a little advice: Often it's better to leave those episodes as sweet memories. The first time I ran into this phenomenon was when channel surfing I came across an episode of Speed Racer, one of the precursors to Anime from back in the 1960's. When I was a kid I thought that cartoon was simply awesome, but watching it recently just killed it for me since I had no idea at the time how poorly animated and how ridiculous the plots were.
Unfortunately The Flash (just released on DVD) doesn't even start with memories of having been an awesome show. It suffers from having been produced hot on the heels of the first Tim Burton Batman film, and the producers made the terrible decision to use the ambience of that film for this TV series as well.
I tried to come up with a witty tagline for this quasi-review (I'll tell you why it's "quasi" in a moment) but I was torn between all the available puns... "This show crossed my threshold for boredom." "Watching this I crossed my threshold for pain." You get the point, I'm sure. Threshold is one of the spate of new shows this season that were inspired by the success of ABC's Lost last season, and if this show is any indication of what the newcomers will be like, ABC doesn't have a thing to worry about.
I just watched the series finale of Star Trek: Enterprise. Let me just come right out and say that I am so angry and disgusted that I don't know where to begin. A while back Jolene Blalock (who plays T'Pol on the show) was quoted as saying that the final episode of Enterprise was "appalling"... Jolene, how right you were. What a sad, sad ending to a series that was just starting to find it's voice. What a slap in the face to the cast and the fans of Enterprise. I can't stop shaking my head in disbelief and the only conclusion I can come to is that Rick Berman and Brannon Braga have truly come to hate Star Trek and it's fans. There, I've said it.