Login  
 
 
Go Back   Chamber of Secrets > Harry Potter > The Cloak > The Pensieve

Similarity of HP and Smallville



Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old October 2nd, 2007, 5:39 am
RavenDoll  Undisclosed.gif RavenDoll is offline
First Year
 
Joined: 4621 days
Posts: 48
Similarity of HP and Smallville

Does anyone watch the show....? me and my friend were talking, and found some great similarities between the show smallville and HP..

looking at the characters:
HARRY AND CLARK:
They are the HEROES.


GINNY AND LOIS:
The girls that heroes are supposed to be with. That's how the story ends.


CHO AND LANA: Theyre the popular girls the heroes want. Their first infatuation. Young Love. But not destined to be. Cho is harry's first crush, and lana is clark's. but none of them are supposed to be together


THEIR FRIENDS AND SIDEKICKS:
HERMIONE&RON, CHLOE&PETE: They're the heroes' best friends, and always help them solve problems and are the best sidekicks. also, they end up together in the end.


THE PERFECT MEN:
CEDRIC AND WHITNEY:
they're the popular handsome boys, that start the jealousy of the heroes for their young infatuation. However, death does them apart. Cedric is with Cho, much to harry's dismay, but dies at the end. Whitney is with lana, but dies in the war.


???
sorry if posted in the wrong place. aack.


Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old November 29th, 2007, 1:10 pm
martypalin  Undisclosed.gif martypalin is offline
First Year
 
Joined: 4563 days
Posts: 4
Re: Similarity of HP and Smallville

I might be way off the mark but isnt Smallville 'younger' than HP, not in terms of production and release dates but JKR's writing?

You make a nice comparison anyway


__________________
- Marty



'The time will come when we must choose between what is right, and what is easy'
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old December 6th, 2007, 6:25 pm
PrivetHedge  Male.gif PrivetHedge is offline
Fourth Year
 
Joined: 4848 days
Location: Dorchester, MA, USA
Age: 51
Posts: 486
Re: Similarity of HP and Smallville

Quote:
Originally Posted by martypalin View Post
I might be way off the mark but isnt Smallville 'younger' than HP, not in terms of production and release dates but JKR's writing?

You make a nice comparison anyway
I'm not sure what you mean.

If you mean Smallville was developed for TV after she began writing Harry Potter, then yes, I think you're right. I don't remember if Smallville came out before any of the HP books were published. Of course, Superman comics were first published in 1938 and I believe the first Superboy/Smallville stories came out in the 1950s.

Or were you referring to the target audience?


There's a big parallel between the two that rapidly becomes a point of divergence.

Both are orphans, raised as children in the normal human world, both from different worlds (one literally from a different planet, the other from a secret portion of our own world), both develop powers and abilities far beyond those of etc...

The difference is Clark is mostly cut off from his world of origin and must learn to use his power and live in the human world, while Harry can leave the human world behind and live freely in the world of his heritage.


Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old January 11th, 2008, 7:53 pm
RavenDoll  Undisclosed.gif RavenDoll is offline
First Year
 
Joined: 4621 days
Posts: 48
Re: Similarity of HP and Smallville

Yea the TV show for smallville was BEFORE the movies, but after the HP books. I don't know why that would matter, really, but yeah.

And yes, we know the superman series go wayyyy back. Older than HP. Of course.

It's funny how similar the show is to HP series though... very cool to notice, if you know what i mean.


Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old November 12th, 2010, 2:27 pm
Green_Arrow  Undisclosed.gif Green_Arrow is offline
Third Year
 
Joined: 4063 days
Location: Land of DC
Age: 35
Posts: 315
Re: Similarity of HP and Smallville

Smallville cast is better looking (by miles) than Harry Potter cast.

E: Yes, that is all I think about (most of the time!)


__________________

DO NOT DISTURB: SPIDERMAN DANCE IN PROGRESS!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old July 27th, 2011, 4:02 am
christiew09  Female.gif christiew09 is offline
Second Year
 
Joined: 3227 days
Location: Through the portrait hole
Posts: 109
Re: Similarity of HP and Smallville

I absolutely love Smallville. Almost as much as I love Harry Potter.

I never thought about drawing parallels between them... But they both draw heavily on good vs. evil aspects. Of course, many different things center around that. But your character conclusions are really interesting. I never thought about them that way. I'm not sure it would really matter which one came first since their base topic is so common. But I really think the thing that strikes me as the most interesting similarity is Cedric and Whitney. It happens a lot with both Clark and Harry. Cho is taken by Cedric when he likes her, Ginny is taken by Dean Thomas when Harry wants to date her as well... Lana is taken by Whitney, and Lois is taken by first Aquaman and then the Green Arrow before Clark gets his turn..


__________________


Proud Gryffindor
GoldScale60 POTTERMORE. FOREVERMORE.
Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back  Chamber of Secrets > Harry Potter > The Cloak > The Pensieve

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:48 am.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Original content is Copyright MMII - MMVIII, CoSForums.com. All Rights Reserved.
Other content (posts, images, etc) is Copyright its respective owners.