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October 20, 2005

'Aqua' - discuss

So I loved tonight's episode of Smallville featuring the debut of Aquaman played by former American Idol tryout Alan Ritchson. But was he as much of a B.O.Q. (Big 'ol Queen) during the Idol tryouts? I'm not one to perpetuate stereotypes, and there's always an element of swishful thinking when an actor is so hot, but during any scene involving walking he had a swish wider than a humpback whale's tailslap. And it looked like kissing Lois Lane was just as painful to Ritchson as kryptonite is to Superman. Every time he had a speaking part I could imagine the show's writers cringing and thinking up excuses as to why Aquaman can't talk: "Hmm...well maybe Aquaman can't talk because there's water in his lungs?"

- The underwater fight scene between Aquaman and Supes was the thing that makes geeks stay up at night in glee. Totally awesome.
- I like the environmentally-conscious bent to Aquaman's character. Swooon!
- Loved the explanation of why Aquaman wears that orange and green combo - of course he went to college at U. of Miami, he has to wear Hurricane colors!
- Nice nod to the J.L.A. (Junior Lifesavers Association) at the end of the show.

I am hoping the plotline of Smallville ultimately leads to the formation of the Justice League. Flash, Aquaman and Superman present and accounted for.

Posted by jimbo at October 20, 2005 11:08 PM


I actually watched this while riding the recumbent bike at the gym.

Alan Ritchson was so hot, he made Tom Welling look frumpy and average. I was thinking that Tom Welling could use a trainer and a chin lift.

That being said, I cringed every time Aquaman spoke, bro. He needed to be deprived of water more. He's good at writhing in pain. Shirtless, bro.

I can't believe I got the JLA joke.

Posted by: eric at October 20, 2005 11:57 PM

Sorry I missed this. Dave an I haven't had cable, so I have watched zero TV for months. I spent my time last night watching a wet Commander Tucker roll around in his blue undies on an episode of "Start Trek Enterprise" provided by Netflix.

Posted by: Bearnaked Joe at October 21, 2005 11:11 AM

I went to school with Aquaman at U of M and Alan is no Aquaman.

Posted by: Ed at October 21, 2005 12:34 PM

holy hot & wet, batman!! i was supposed to go out for dinner w/ friends last night, but totally bailed cuz of aquaman. day-yum! dat boy be hot (and wet).

Posted by: jeremy at October 21, 2005 2:30 PM

Is James Marters (aka Spike aka Prof. Fine) a regular on Smallville? I just might have to watch.

Posted by: Boo Augustus at October 21, 2005 3:08 PM

I thought Aquaman's teeth were unaturally way way to white and bright. They scared me :-)

Posted by: Dax at October 21, 2005 7:13 PM