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Smallville - The Complete Seventh Season [2007] [D&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Tom Welling
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The tragedy of "Smallville". A victim of it's own success. If the show had lasted for,say, 4 seasons it could have been a tight, thrilling, definitive take on early Superman mythology. As it is, it's been made to outstay it's welcome and the result is fast becoming a bit of a mess. Ten years is far too long to take over the Superboy saga (he's virtually aging in real time). We're only at Year 7 here and the plot arcs have become convoluted, contradictory and sometimes downright inane in a vain effort to keep the show on the road. Characters change their motivation and behaviour at the drop of a hat from week to week with just a mouthful of constipated exposition. Key elements of Superman… Read more
Ace Of Wands [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Roy Holder
Ace Of Wands [DVD] DVD ~ Roy Holder
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A mere taste of genius, 16 July 2008
So, "Ace of Wands" is here at last. The most shameful gap in the legacy of British SF/fantasy is (partially) filled.
This is a vitally important set and belongs in any collection worthy of the name.
But enthusiasm is severely tempered by the knowledge that all that survives is the decidedly inferior 3rd series. It's like trying to appreciate "The Avengers" without Diana Rigg or "Star Wars" based on only "Return of the Jedi".
This is a mere flavour of the true greatness of this show. As such we must be grateful but the tragedy of it!
Wonder Woman: Complete Seasons 1-3 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Lynda Carter
6 of 14 people found the following review helpful
This cult show is principally remembered today for two things - the buxom Lynda Carter (mother lode for millions of '70s teenage boy fantasies)and the disco-fied title song. How does it stack up thirty years down the pike? A bit of a curate's egg to be honest.

"Wonder Woman" inhabits that uncomfortable netherworld when the inspired lunacy of the "Batman" and "Green Hornet" TV shows had faded but the Burton/Singer "serious" approach to superheroes had yet to happen. As a result it wavers wildly between camp and dramatic (in much the same way the "Superman" films did - but much more so).

The scripts are often idiotic, the effects poor-to-desperate and the acting feeble… Read more