Talkin' At The Talon



A weekly podcast in which Bess (bessyboo) and Alex (moonling) watch and discuss every episode of Smallville, in order, and give fanwork recommendations that are almost certainly better than the episode we just watched. Because we just can't give up on this dumb show.


  • Episode 2.18: Visitor

    Episode 2.18: Visitor

    03/08/2016 Duração: 40min

    Continuing the run of guest, we are joined by Aria to talk about this episode as well as the show in general and Merlin, a little bit. Lex Evilness Rating:3 Rec: A Very Luthor Wedding by Ellison Wonderland, podfic by reena_jenkins

  • Episode 2.17: Rosetta

    Episode 2.17: Rosetta

    25/07/2016 Duração: 59min

    We are joined by our friend Meryl to spend an extra-long time talking about this extra-weird episode. Digressions include us learning science facts and the moment Alex can no longer restrain herself from yelling about Star Wars. Lex Evilness Rating:1 Recs: Skin Deep by Rivkat and the podfic by reena_jenkins

  • Episode 2.16: Fever

    Episode 2.16: Fever

    19/07/2016 Duração: 37min

    We are joined by our friend Eric to watch this episode, which is bad! The episode not ... the fact that Eric is there. That's great. Lex Evilness Rating: 3 Rec A Man's Got to Know His Limitations by LastScorpion

  • Episode 2.15: Prodigal

    Episode 2.15: Prodigal

    17/06/2016 Duração: 36min

    In this episode we get an extra Luthor who brings an extra portion of borderline nonsesical Machiavellian melodrama and some bonus weird sexual tension! It's a good time. Lex Evilness Rating:2 Recs: Philadelphia by rivkat Time and a World Away by seperis

  • Episode 2.14: Rush

    Episode 2.14: Rush

    07/06/2016 Duração: 35min

    Sorry for the delay, guys, I didn't have the wifi I thought I would while was abroad. Let's get back into the swing of things with this classically Smallville episode where people act all crazy because of a space thing! Lex Evilness Rating: 1 Rec: Drop Dead Gorgeous by astolat

  • Episode 2.13: Suspect

    Episode 2.13: Suspect

    17/05/2016 Duração: 26min

    This episode sounds like it should be fun, but it isn't. Or possibly we were just too sleepy to process it. Lex Evilness Rating: 1 Rec: Definitely Not a Nashville Party by rivkaT

  • Episode 2.12: Insurgence

    Episode 2.12: Insurgence

    04/05/2016 Duração: 38min

    Hey, finally an episode we actually like! Lex Evilness Rating: 4 Rec: Tell by rivkaT

  • Episode 2.11: Visage

    Episode 2.11: Visage

    27/04/2016 Duração: 42min

    In this episode, Tina Greer is back, with even more predatory lesbianism! Also, what are skeletons? We just don't know. Lex Evilness Rating: 0 Rec: Sugar by keely

  • Episode 2.10: Skinwalker

    Episode 2.10: Skinwalker

    19/04/2016 Duração: 54min

    In this episode we sigh a lot about racism. Fun times! Lex Evilness Rating: 1 Recs: Magic in North America Part 1: Ugh. by Adrienne K. Mr Blue Sky by nancyblackett

  • Episode 2.09: Dichotic

    Episode 2.09: Dichotic

    13/04/2016 Duração: 54min

    In this episode, Clark is terrible, Lana and Chloe are adorable, and this show ignores the normal function of both time and gravity. Lex Evilness Rating:3 Recs: Butter Makes It Better by Nuala Resident Alien by seperis, podfic by reena_jenkins

  • Episode 2.08: Ryan

    Episode 2.08: Ryan

    06/04/2016 Duração: 39min

    In this episode we are joined by our friend Kes for her first ever episode of Smallville! It's too bad it had to be this one, because it's a huge bummer. Lex Evilness Rating: 2 Recs: Sparks Fly Upwards by Liviapenn Yellow Means Slow by rageprufrock

  • Episode 2.07: Lineage

    Episode 2.07: Lineage

    23/03/2016 Duração: 53min

    In this episode, Bess is briefly overwhelmed with feels to the point of incoherence, and also she kind of defends Jonathan in a disagreement with Alex. Lex Evilness Rating: 0 Recs: Three Fairy Tales of Smallville by Koi Looking Glass by seperis

  • Episode 2.06: Redux

    Episode 2.06: Redux

    15/03/2016 Duração: 48min

    In this episode the show apes Buffy even more than usual, we like the Lana subplot best, and Bess yells at Jonathan A LOT. Lex Evilness Rating: 1 Rec: The Girl Who Stayed by sageness

  • Episode 2.05: Nocturne

    Episode 2.05: Nocturne

    08/03/2016 Duração: 42min

    We have a lot of trouble remembering the details of this episode, despite the fact that we just watched it, but one thing's for sure: it's very gothic. You got that, right? The episode wants to be very sure that you got that. Gothic. Lex Evilness Rating: 0 Rec: Identical Series by Lanning

  • Episode 2.04: Red

    Episode 2.04: Red

    02/03/2016 Duração: 52min

    In this episode we are joined by Alex's cousin, Clare. We fail to work out what is actually going on in the nominal plot of this episode, but nevertheless have a bonkers good time. Lex Evilness Rating: 0 Recs: Eggplant by astolat Incarnadine by rivkat

  • Bonus: Extended chat with Eric

    Bonus: Extended chat with Eric

    24/02/2016 Duração: 32min

    In place of our normal episode this week, we have an extended conversation recorded way back in episode 1x08. Our guest for that episode, Eric, got us talking about a bunch of things not strictly related to that episode, including the various effects of kryptonite and comparisons to The Flash. As such, this episode contains spoilers for all of the first season of The Flash.

  • Episode 2.03: Duplicity

    Episode 2.03: Duplicity

    17/02/2016 Duração: 50min

    We are joined by our friend Cat for this episode, in which Pete finds out about Clark, this is used by narrative fiat to justify Clark continuing to lie to everyone else, and Lex and Lana continue to have weirdly parallel plotlines. Lex Evilness Rating: 0 Rec:The Right of Truth by Xparrot

  • Episode 2.02: Heat

    Episode 2.02: Heat

    09/02/2016 Duração: 48min

    This episode was extra Smallville-ish, which is to say, pretty stupid but wildly entertaining. We talk about why this particular episode is so important to slash fandom. Also, Bess at one point claims that the Buffy episode featuring a giant praying mantis monster/sexy teacher makes "more sense" than this, and she's not even the one on cold medicine. Lex Evilness Rating: 0 Recs: Intent by seperis Many Waters by Liviapenn

  • Episode 2.01: Vortex

    Episode 2.01: Vortex

    02/02/2016 Duração: 43min

    In this episode, we struggle through interruptions from our puppy to talk about the first episode of season 2, in which many things happen. Lex Evilness Rating: 6 Rec: Psyche's Candle by Basingstoke

  • Season 1 Wrap-Up

    Season 1 Wrap-Up

    27/01/2016 Duração: 01h07min

    In this episode we look back on season one, count up our stats, and try to determine whether anyone had a character arc. Also: hogwarts houses, Henry IV, comparative morality, and Alex’s Grand Theory of Lex. Thanks for joining us for this season, see you next week when we start season 2!

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