Smallville's Temptation with Michael Shanks

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Smallville has really stepped up it's attempts this year to try and get me to watch.  Adding Michael Shanks to the show is a good step in the right direction but their online player is still a big strike against all of their shows.

To date I haven't given in to watching Smallville because it mainly featured Superman who is alright yet low on my top DC superhero list.  This season brings in the promise of the Justice Society which adds cool superheros like Hawkman into the mix.

On top of that though they cast Michael Shanks to play as Hawkman!!!  I really liked Shanks performance as Daniel Jackson on Stargate SG-1 and I look forward to seeing his guest appearance in Sanctuary this season.

Other Justice Society members to appear will be Doctor Fate (Brent Stait) and Stargirl (Courtney Whitmore).

Normally this would be more then enough to get me to check out Smallville again but the WB left a hurdle in the way working against themselves.

WB, get your act together if you want me to watch your shows.  Your poor player makes me hate anything streaming on it.  I have to really want to watch a show to be willing to put up with annoying players.  So much that even though I love Star Wars their annoying player has kept me from really watching and talking about their show this year.

WB, you started to work with Hulu why did you stop half way through?  Their player is enjoyable, works, and gets good add revenues.  You should have at least fixed up your player before giving me the bait and switch.

Hopefully by January the WB can fix their obsticale to enjoying their shows.  That is when the episode "Society" will air.

(via IGN)

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SF TV Series To Watch This Fall

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With so many Speculative Fiction shows and new shows coming out this fall I thought I could help sort them all out.

Currently Airing

  • Eureka (Syfy):  A fun sci-fi show.  Love it, watch it on Hulu
  • Ghost Hunters (Syfy):  Fascinating exploration of U.S. ghost stories and haunting investigation.  Love it watch it on Hulu
  • Warehouse 13 (Syfy):  A fun sci-fi show that adds a dash of paranormal into it.   Love it, watch it on Hulu


  • Glee (FOX):  loved the pilot, a nice feel good musical tale with a dash of fantasy.
  • Destination Truth (Syfy):  Loved the previous seasons can’t wait to see what Josh and the gang get into this season.  Hopefully nothing from Chernobyl bit Josh.


  • The Vampire Diaries (CW):  A vampire is in it so I have to check it out but I don’t have much hope.  I realize it is not a Twilight clone (I have been schooled on that subject, lol) yet I can only hope that it is way better then Twilight.
  • Supernatural (CW):  I’m a sucker for a paranormal show involving demon hunters so this is on my check out list because I also realize there are a lot of bad ones out there as well.
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  • The Forgotten (ABC): I don’t have much hope for this show, mainly I’m concerned this will turn out to be yet another show for people who don’t like sci-fi to watch.


  • Eastwick (ABC):  The trailers looks really good, they captured the essence of the movie so well in the promotional material I’m looking forward to watching it.


  • Dollhouse (FOX):  Season one rocked!!! A must see
  • Smallville (CW): I could appreciate the concept behind Smallville but until this season just didn’t care enough bout the show to want to watch it but with Callum Blue joining the cast this year I think I may start watching it.


  • The Simpsons (FOX):  If you don’t know then I’m at a loss for words.


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  • Stargate Universe (Syfy):  I started out not caring much about this show, but as more came out and especially the latest trailers I’m excited to watch it.
  • Clone Wars: Rise of the Bounty Hunters (Cartoon):  Season two of George Lucas' animated Star Wars tales covering the era of the Clone Wars.  The animation style is a unique style that has been difficult for some to get into but worth it.  The story is really good though lighter because the show is marketed more towards a kid audience I have hope that the second season will get better.


  • Ugly Betty (ABC):  What an amazing retelling of the classic fantasy tale
  • Sanctuary (Syfy):  The original web series was good.  The first season was awesome so of course I’m looking forward to season two.


  • V (ABC):  I enjoyed growing up with the original show V and it is one that could use a retelling, plus Morena Baccarin.

November 7

  • Legend of the Seeker (syndication):  Season one was so good I can’t wait to see how season two unfolds.

I find it interesting that all of the speculative fiction programming out there are on either sy-fy, Fox, CW, or ABC.

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