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Smallville tells the tale of a teenage Clark Kent in the days before he was Superman. It is the town where he came from where very strange things started happening with his arrival in a spaceship in the midst of a meteor storm of green rocks. Clark must deal with a variety of individuals given powers by the green rocks, keep his powers a secret, cope with his friendship with a young Lex Luthor, and balance the two girls in his life, Chloe and Lana. The show also shows us how Lex Luthor develops from a friend of Clark's and kinda-okay guy to (presumably) the villain who will plague Superman in his later years.
Tom Welling

Tom Welling

Clark Kent/Kal-El of Krypton

Kristin Kreuk

Kristin Kreuk

Lana Lang

Michael Rosenbaum

Michael Rosenbaum

Alexander ('Lex') Joseph Luthor

Allison Mack

Allison Mack

Chloe Sullivan

Erica Durance

Erica Durance

Lois Lane

Annette O'Toole

Annette O'Toole

Martha Clark Kent

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  • Smallville characters

    7.5
    I really liked the show but the Lana character got really annoying. I can't watch seasons 5-7 because of the Clark, Lana, Lex storyline. I read the message from brandonsmith503 and have a question about the purpose of Lana's character. If she wasn't a main character in the "general" superman story-line, why was she such a central character in Smallville? And why did they put her and Clark together for most of the series and finally put Lois and Clark together by season 9? Why did they wait so long?moreless
  • Some information from someone that was part of the writers and on-set crew

    10
    Alright this message goes out to the members such as tj-tv, osazeeprinzo, etc. I was part of the on-set team of Smallville and have talked to Alfred Gough and Miles Miller on numerous occasions. When writing Smallville they were faced with 2 options. One stick to the "general" superman story-line and have their hands tied writing wise by restricting them to sticking to that story line ONLY or number 2 they can step out of the "general" superman story-line and not be restricted of what they can write about. When beginning writing the show 2 things were said to be set into stone. First being we will not see him fly and the second being we will not see him in the suit. Now even though we changed that at the finale slightly and we saw him briefly fly and in the suit Smallville was created to show Clark Kent's life prior to him becoming the "Man of That was the whole point. In response to sheena115 Chloe was part of "our" story-line. Ultimately Clark is to be with Lois Lane this is why Chloe was fired from the Daily Planet to bring the Lois and Clark characters together. This is the reason why Tom Welling was not chosen to be in the "Man of Steel" films because we with we being us as well as DC and WB decided to keep the television world and movie world separate and not intertwine characters from one to the other. I hope this helped explain why the show ended how it did and if any other questions arise don't hesitate to ask. I will check frequently. Thank you to all the Smalllville fans. As a side note, we are attempting to find a way to bring the entire series of Smallville to Blu-Ray instead of seasons 6-10 only.moreless
  • Smallville

    10
    I want my Smallville SHOW BACK was bad I had to get up at 5:00 am to even watch and I did every day. So now they take it off with out saying a thing. And put on law and order that is on every other channel you turn to any way. So I am not going to watch this channel at all till my show come back on ... I WANT SMALLVILLE BACK ONmoreless
  • BEST SHOW EVER!!!!

    10
    This show guys is a masterpiece. It's a long show because of the ten seasons, but believe me, it's worth it a billion times. It's about Superman, but a part of him that you don't know, and you should know. The action is amazing, in every episode there's a new thrilling story, so for you boys don't worry, you'll get enough blood and fights; but I'm a girl, so the thing that i really loved was the relationship between clark and lois, even with lana is awesome, but trust me, with lois is a whole other story. They complete each other so badly that at the end of every episode you wish to have what they have in you're future with a man or a woman, it's unbelivable. Even the actors are amazing, it's like they were born to be Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Lex grown up with this show, and I felt so bad when it ended, and usually I don't care if a serie ends or a movie saga. Guys you must watch it!!! Definally the last seasons are the best, expecially the 10th.moreless
  • Smallville-

    9.5
    During Smallville's run I was playing Mommie to babies and toddlers, so I did not watch consistently. Now that my children are teens and pre-teens, we have all 10 seasons- an investment I rarely make. Overall, Smallville was good television. To me, (and now I'm showing my age) it was the new sci-fi that was a mixture of X-files/Dynasty.

     Whenever a popular as well as respected story from a book or comic is brought to the big screen or television screen, the writers and producers had better be thinking ahead and out of the box. Superman is a brand- an extremely popular one since before my generation-the "Superfriends". I questioned some story-line decisions, but overall- I think the constant change in line-up was the main problem.

    I have been a huge fan of the Christopher Reeves/Superman. This is when Superman became a character that I'd follow for the rest of my life. I put Tom Welling at the top of the Superman list. I don't get hooked often, but I fell in love with the progressive storyline of Clark starting to believe he could be super- in all other mediums I HAD SEEN (I'm not a huge comic book fan)- Clark/Sup was already confident in the dual-complimentary role.

    The seasons I favor are 4-10; my 12 year old favors 1-3; the love interest I favor is Lois; my daughter wanted Clark to be with Chloe. Her opinion, of course, from a Superman medium point of view is juvenile. I will add, however, that both my daughter and I appreciate the entire story- as we often share our favorite moments.

    984 does a great job explaining why Lois and Clark belong together. Lois was/is custom made for Clark/Sup. The writers get this for the most part- some times I do feel there is a push and pull going on with the Lana storyline, but all mature viewers (or maybe I should say well-informed) know he'd have to end up with Lois once her character is introduced. I must admit, however, even in this over-enlongated first love storyline, the writers/producers have the foresight never to make Lois and Lana rivals. It's all fate that drives Clark's choice to be with Lois in the end. Then, the character realizes she's the only fit. It's good psychology also. This kind of pairing works in many superhero love affairs. Even DC's rival sees the greatness and success of the "god-like" savior who's in love with the pure hearted but imperfect and sassy person. Here, I will note that Durance does a phenomenal job with the character. She's got the look, personality, confidence, and sensuousness necessary for this role. Even his parents approve of Lois and show only support for her; later, Ma Kent shows support for their relationship. She and Lois have a good mother-daughter chemistry. They make a good traditional family.

    From a story lover's point of view, I'd like to have seen a sincere love affair between Lex and Lana that may have had a break up in the end due exclusively to Lex's nature. Because the backdrop storyline of Clark/Lana don't belong together, does not match with the front stage storyline of them hanging on. This, of course, is a mature view of the story. Many "first time" Superman -Smallville only- fans may have wanted something else.

    As a literary buff, I'd put this rendition of Lois&Clark up there with the 1995 rendition of Elizabeth&Darcy. They are convincingly in love and belong together. For all other parts, except for the apparent indecisiveness of Lana-Clark interactions, I'd say the characters and their interactions were very good. Chloe and Clark are best friends. Chloe and Lois are best cousins/sisters. Oliver is a good partner/friend/lover of the aforementioned. Mom and Dad are the parents we all dreamed of having; the villains are complicated and "human".

    I read a lot of books, so the complete story per episode does not bother me. I think good writing for longer pieces has to have closure for each chapter that is linked to the next chapter that fits into the overall larger story. For me, this was done well.

    I will have to say that for 2000's this is my favorite. And for the first time ever, I felt satisfied- even though they aren't married in the end- and I understand why this could not have happened at this time- at the close of the show- enough to say that I'd follow Welling and Durance into another version of the story although I know this is highly improbable.

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