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31 January 2006 @ 11:31 am
Every flavor of Clex  
So, Meredith caved and bought the first season of Lois and Clark on DVD. She's a bad girl, but it was 10% off, and she did have a twenty-five dollar gift certificate on top of that.

It's pretty much as I remembered it-- cute, with occasions of dorkiness, and mostly fun. I still hate Lois Lane, but I in no way expected that to change. However, her portrayal in the pilot has now given me a topic for my Women's Studies midterm-- we're supposed to analyze a cultural artifact (like a an episode of a TV show) and decide whether or not its portrayal of women is progressive or traditional. My argument will be that, while Lois appears on the surface to be a strong female character, there's still a lot of sexism in how she's written.

Anyway, Dean Cane is still the best grown-up Superman. I can easily imagine Smallville's Clark growing up like that. Sweet and determined and dorky, with a heart of gold. I used to adore L&C's Lex Luthor-- I still do, but not as much, because Michael Rosenbaum (sp?) is the best Lex ever, so snarky and cool, with a soft emotional underbelly. L&C's Lex is what would have happened had he never gone to Smallville-- ie, over-influenced by his father. Heh. I still manage to see Clex in L&C, even though I know I'm not supposed to.

Now I have to resist the bunnies that want me to take bits of L&C and make them into a Clexy future for Smallville.

Also! Amber, Leigh-- Frank Burns' actor was on L&C! He played this guy who thought he'd been kidnaped by aliens. I kept looking at him, thinking 'that face is familiar'. Then, when he said "invading alien hordes", I realized it was Frank. No one says "invading hordes" like he does!

-Meredith
extremely dorky today
 
 
Emotional Temperature: dorkydorky
The Band Plays:: "Tomorrow"-- by SR-71
 
 
 
Amberminttown1 on January 31st, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC)
Then, when he said "invading alien hordes", I realized it was Frank. No one says "invading hordes" like he does!
Hee.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: love2garnettrees on February 2nd, 2006 12:00 am (UTC)
Seriously, I'd know ferret-face anywhere. ^_~
-Meredith
gamesiplay: BoB -- The best part (by yorda_)gamesiplay on January 31st, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
Heeeee. That is eerie. How old a show is L&C?
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: togethergarnettrees on February 2nd, 2006 12:02 am (UTC)
It was! I kept waiting for Radar to pop up next to Lois. ^^; Though, come to think of it, it wouldn't surprise me if Jimmy Oslen and Radar were related. ^^
Heh.

L&C is from the early 90's, I think. *feels old*
-Meredith
Lissa: knight of ghosts and shadowsmoontyger on February 2nd, 2006 03:21 am (UTC)
Michael Rosenbaum really is the best Lex. I love his portrayal of the character, even if it is maybe an unusual interpretation.

Lois can be all right, although I didn't like her in that series, either. I loved her in comics around the time she and Clark got married, though, especially when she rescued powerless Clark.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: ayufuturegarnettrees on February 4th, 2006 04:36 am (UTC)
Michael Rosenbaum really is the best Lex. I love his portrayal of the character, even if it is maybe an unusual interpretation.
I think it's the unusual slant that makes me like MR's Lex the best. He's much more human and understandable-- not so much a villain because he wants to be, but because he's decided it's the only way to survive.

See, I haven't actually had much exposure to the comics...
-Meredith