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He's super, thanks for asking

RERUN! Smallville, ITV2, 6.30pm

SmallvilleIn the time-honoured lowculture tradition, we would to draw your attention to something interesting approximately one week after it started. What? We had other things to talk about last week. And the rest of this week. We got around to it eventually, didn't we? Give us a break.

ANYway, ITV2 is continuing its love of all things Superman-related by replacing its reruns of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman with a from-the-very-beginning-innit run of Smallville. Of course, the beginning was actually last Friday, so if you haven't realised it's on yet, then you'll have to settle for watching it from the very episode five instead. But that's very nearly as good, right? There's still plenty of time to watch Lana whining about her dead parents, and we know how much everybody loves that.

We never used to be that keen on Tom Welling, but for some reason the promos that ITV2 have put together for this series make him look kind of adorable in a confused-puppy type way. We approve of that. Of course, the most important thing is that this gives us a chance to see the epic love story of Clark and Lex from the beginning, with all of those smouldering glances laden with homoeroticism. Mmm, tension.

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I have been reading lowculture for years and I find the statement "We never used to be that keen on Tom Welling" to be quite revisionist, if not a bold faced lie.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:42 pm  

By "we", I meant "me". Believe me, there were some serious behind-the-scenes arguments about it back in the day.

By Blogger Steve, at 8:21 am  

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