Starts quite well and really picks up especially in season 3-5. One good thing it does extremely well is the portrayal of Clark's parents and of Lex Luthor. I've never seen Luthor this dark, briliant, methodical and calculating in any of the Superman movies. However, after the departure of Rosenbaum (and the departure of the Luthor character), the series slowly took a nosedive. It succumbs to the mechanics of comic adaptations, tonal shifts and disjointed plotting. The script had also become horrendous with Clark becoming The Blur, Lana getting powers and tries too much to get into the Superman mythos just for the sake of going into them. After season 6, the script becomes a convoluted mess and executed with bad writing.
This is a perfect example how Lex Luthor (but we all know that) is just a more interesting character than Superman....Hey, at least the episodes with Maxima and Supergirl were fun. The ones with the JSA, Aquaman and the Legion were so cheesy that not even pizza hut's stuffed crust cheese pizza can match it. I almost became lactose intolerant. [3 out of 5 Stars]
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An American television series created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. Smallville debuted on October 16, 2001, on The WB -- a fledgling network that was also home to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 7th Heaven, and Angel. At the time, Smallville produced the highest-rated debut for any WB show, pulling in 8.4 million viewers for its "Pilot" episode.
Smallville tells the story of a young Clark Kent (Tom Welling) and places an emphasis on his journey to becoming "The Man of Steel." Each season that passes corresponds to a new year in his life. When the series begins, Clark is about 14 years old, a freshman in high school.
Primary characters to start the series included Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum), Lana Lang (Kristin Kreuk), Pete Ross (Sam Jones III), Martha and Jonathan Kent (Annette O'Toole and John Schneider), and best friend Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack). Periphery characters included Whitney Fordman (Eric Johnson) and Lex's father, Lionel Luthor (John Glover), who would become a series regular in Season 4. Also in Season 4, Lois Lane (Erica Durance) was introduced. In Season 6, Jimmy Olsen (Aaron Ashmore) was added.
The show is currently in its 8th season and airs on The CW (the resultant network after a 2005 merger between The WB and UPN). To start the current season, Clark enteredThe Daily Planet and now works side by side with Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen. Familiar DC Comics characters have also appeared throughout the series as a way of tying Clark to the Superman mythos (e.g....