Exercises in Inanity on TV

After doing a lot of research about TV shows and their content lately, I have new-found respect for some shows.

Modern Family,” for example, is great. You can watch all episodes on Hulu.

But some shows are…well…reaching. Take “Smallville,” for example. I have to admit I’ve never watched to show. But after watching a clip recently, I couldn’t figure out what the episode was about. So I hit the show’s Wikipedia page. This is what it has to say about the episode “Pandora”:

Tess kidnaps Lois, and uses a memory reading machine from Sommerholt Institute to try and discover Lois’s lost memories. In order to see how Zod “saves humanity”, Tess synchronizes her brain with Lois’s so that she can live through the memories. In the future, the solar powered energy plant LuthorCorp builds is used to harness the solar radiation from the Sun—turning it red and stripping Clark of his powers—and provide Zod and his troops with all of their natural powers. Clark discovers that Tess has Lois, but when he attempts to remove Lois from the machine he inadvertently syncs his own brain to her’s. Through Lois’s memories, Clark realizes that when he decided to fight Zod he pushed Zod down the road that led to Zod’s tyranny over Earth. As a result, Clark decides to follow his father’s dying wish, and save Zod from himself by befriending him. In addition, he and Lois decide to start dating.

Uhhh…? I can’t top that.