Originally Posted by NobleKane
that first season always makes me feel warm and fuzzy
When Clark and Lex were buddies
I think most regulars in this thread already know how much I loved Smallville, so I won't get into it much lol, but yeah...
Seasons 1-4 were the best, 5-6 were still decent, 7 had potential with the introduction of Kara but got ruined by the writer's strike and the departure of Lex, Lionel & Lana which in turn change the whole dynamics of the show into Lois & Clark vol.2... season 8 was the worst of the lot (Doomsday showdown smh) ...9 redeemed itself slightly with Zod... 10 was not great but fun because it introduced the most other DC characters and was all building up to the finale...
Finale was good, but ruined (imo) by the use of the Superman Returns suit, Smallville had always done things their own way, put their own stamp on the suits, mythology etc. so to me it was a shame they copped out and didn't design their own version for the end.
I think the biggest overall gripe most have is the Clark/Lana angsty relationship that just dragged on far too long, that crap should have finished by like season 5 at least... when the show first started I thought Kristin Kreuk was one of the most beautiful girls I'd ever seen... by season 6, I wanted to punch her f***ing face in
When Smallville was at it's best though it was a great take on the Superman mythos -At the time, the SFX for Clark's first take off* and his heat vision were the best we'd ever seen on screen.... and the fact they were done with a TV budget makes them even more impressive... Snyder and MOS copied a lot from that show, more than most people know.
*Can't find a gif of his take off from season 4 unfortunately, but I'm sure you all know the one I mean, the air swirls around him, he pushes Martha over and jumps up towards the camera.
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Edited by Firepower - 3/26/15 at 3:22am