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September 26, 2010

A few reasons why Smallville sucks

Filed under: Entertainment — Tags: , , , — allthatiswrong @ 8:00 pm

I started watching Smallville in Season 5 a few years ago, when a friend gave it to me after I had nothing else to watch. The early monster of the week seasons never really appealed to me, and I thought season 5 was entertaining enough. By that point Superman had a lot of his powers, and everything had already been established and moved away from the high school drama.

I really liked the series as it progressed from then on. I thought the whole Veritas subplot was a bit stupid, but it worked well enough within the show. I especially liked Michael Rosenbaum’s portrayal of Lex Luthor and think it is possibly the best on screen portrayal so far.

After Season 8 however… the show went downhill in a big way. So very amazingly downhill to the point where I didn’t think it possible that anyone could defend the show as good. Yet, somehow, the show has been renewed for a 10th season and fans are defending the last few seasons as the best ever. Wow.

What follows is a list of the reasons Smallville started to suck, badly. The vast majority of these are post season 7, but one or two have plagued the series throughout.

  • Chloe’s hacking speak. Where do the writers get this dialog? Quotes such as “All I am is a halfway decent hacker who took a wrong turn down the information superhighway”. No one talks like this. Ever. It is truly cringeworthy. Her crazy ability to hack into the FBI in 2 minutes is a bit much as well, but such an ability is hardly unique to Smallville.
  • Jor-El’s near omnipotence. I have no problem with an AI with Jor-El’s personality and knowledge, indeed as advanced a civilization as Krypton seemed it’s perfectly fine. The problem is how could such an AI have such abilities? We have seen The Jor-EL AI stop and reverse time, predict the future, take away and transfer powers, reprogram people’s minds and read them…basically anything. Why would an AI have this much power and how? The other thing I wonder about is when humans get Kryptonian powers…do they become Kryptonian?
  • The excessive slow motion. Bullet time can still be cool if it’s done correctly, but it seems every single fight on Smallville in the later seasons used it. Not just for a few points of the fight…but the whole fight. I guess its easier to fill an episode if it takes 20 seconds for each fist to swing in fight scenes.
  • Clark still can’t fly. It’s been 10 years(well, he may have flew in the season 10 premiere) and the guy can’t fly. He is surrounded by people developing his powers without a problem…why is it taking so long? The main problem with this is not that he doesn’t fly on the show, but that they don’t even try to explain it.
  • The glasses. Something that always kind of bugged me…why have Clark without glasses? If it was in school and he moved on and left everyone old behind..fine. I can’t see parents convince their superkid to wear glasses at a young age, but it also seems that when Superman is finally revealed, all it will take is someone from Smallville to recognize him.
  • The hideous reuse of sets. It seems the only street anyone ever conglomerates on is that one street in Smallville that the Talon is on, which seems eerily similar to the streets of Metropolis. Can they really not afford to film on a street that looks like a street and not a set? It gets worse when characters always meet in the same places, like Clark’s barn. Why are characters who have never been to the barn before meeting in the barn to discuss things? How does that make sense?
  • Dramatic staredowns. This is getting a bit much, but I guess the writers have to do something what with the pathetic lack of budget. All too often several times an episode characters will meet and stare and threaten each other while trying to be intimidating while finding out information. What takes five minutes should take 30 seconds. Annoying.
  • Green Arrow’s training period. In the comics, Green Arrow was stuck on a desert island for years developing his ability to he could have food to live off. On Smallville it only took him two months. It’s kind of a big difference. I mean, could anyone be Green Arrow if they just took a semester archery course?
  • Introducing Jimmy Olsen…not. Why introduce a character with the same name and iconic traits as a well known character, develop him and have him fall in love, only to reveal upon his death that he was not the character we thought he was…that his younger brother who happens to share his name is indeed that character. Idiotic, and actually worse than the Julia Robert’s twist in Oceans 12.
  • Emo Blur. I actually liked the idea of the blur. I thought it was a well thought out predecessor to Superman. Still red and blue colors and a good work around the no flying rule. A nice transitional stage to Superman. Then came Emo Blur. Why in the hell would Clark start dressing in all black? In a neo-punk trenchcoat? It’s just so lame…
  • The whole Doomsday plot. Doomsday was a pretty cool villain. A genetically engineered being designed to fight Superman, who reincarnates each time being impervious to what killed it previously. On Smallville Doomsday was portrayed as a creepy EMT who had trouble with his emotions and started stalking Chloe, leading up to the final battle of what was very clearly a guy in a cheap rubber suit. Aye.
  • The cloned Kandorians. I watched all of season 9, but I didn’t really get this plot. They certainly were not stuck in a bottle. Let’s clone prominent Kryptonians and have them be a new challenge for Clark…except it wasn’t. There was just something about the whole are that seemed lazy and uninteresting, and none of it really seemed to make a lot of sense.
  • We had Doomsday in season 8, the Kandorians in Season 9, and now it seems that Lex is back in Season 10. Hopefully only briefly, as I know the real big bad is meant to be Darkseid…but why bring him back at all? It was bad enough they let him go in the first place. Bring him him back with an obviously different actor and then never showing us his face and hoping we wouldn’t notice was worse. Now bringing back various clone versions of lex? Sigh. Besides, why would the clones be bald?

I guess the show stands for itself, but it will be interesting to see just how bad Season 10 is, and just how the fans defend it as amazing.

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  1. Guess what, Season 10′s premiere was awesome. So go back to fucking your Glee Season One DVDs and stop flooding the internet with useless pages such as this one. You’re a tool. Let fans be fans and keep to yourself. Your opinion means nothing if you present it like this.

    Did you go fuck your Glee DVDs yet?

    Comment by g-unit — September 28, 2010 @ 2:14 am

    • It’s always sad when someone gets offended simply by someone else’s opinion. I’m really sorry you don’t have the capacity to actually make any kind of argument. It’s not surprising though, considering your taste in TV.

      As for Glee, I haven’t watched it yet, but given that it was created by the same guy who did Nip/Tuck, I’ll probably give it a chance.

      Comment by allthatiswrong — September 28, 2010 @ 3:35 pm

      • it’s not an effing argument if it doesn’t make sense. In the case of this article. Think of more reasons to why Smallville sucks than just the little tiny details. This show was made for entertainment and to tell the Superman story a different way. Why are we picking on the little camera work and all that? You’re just a sad person cuz you didn’t have any better things to say than to insult someone by their choice in TV. Get a grip.

        Comment by Crakersandcheeze — February 6, 2013 @ 10:16 pm

    • First of all, Glee is actually a successful show with a decent net profit and many viewers. I liked to watch smallville from seasons 1-9 for fun when it was on TV because I thought it was actually okay, despite the horrible special effects, corny lines, bad acting, and unrealistic storyline. But now, season 10 has gotten really stupid. At first it was decent, but I think that there should have been more detail about the relationship between Lois and Clark. The whole government thing and ‘being a patriot’ is just making America look like a pot full of ignorami.Maybe when you begin watching your smallville episodes about superheros you’ll find the strength within yourself to stop hiding behind a username on the web and actually begin to refute ideas and opinions openly and with sufficient evidence.

      Comment by vic — January 11, 2011 @ 9:25 am

    • As someone who’s very into the DC universe, and owns about 400 DC comics, but has a high threshold for how good a show or movie has to be for me to enjoy it, I’m happy with seeing different people’s opinions on a show. That’s the only way to honestly know if it’s worth my time. I will be watching Smallville, at least the non-filler episodes, and I’m glad that I had access to different opinions.

      If you don’t like someone’s opinion, don’t go around reading their stuff. If you think that the only people who should be able to express themselves are those who agree with you, you’re a cunt.

      Comment by Qucifer Raint — May 29, 2013 @ 10:24 am

  2. Okay, first off, NOTHING was worse then the Julia Robert’s “twist” in Ocean’s 12, which was the laziest screenwriting I have EVER seen and completely ruined the moives for me. As for Smallville, you make some good points (the glasses, emo blur), but you leave out a lot of good that the show has done over the last three seasons since the departure of those hacks Miller and Gough. They have moved the Superman mthos forward in a quantum way, and have expanded the DC Universe with the cool addition of various Superman characters (Dan Turpin, Bruno Manheim, Toy Man) that turn an otherwise boring episode into something relevant. While I HATED the Kandorian storyline and thought that Callum Blue’s overacting was terrible, I LOVED the Checkmate sub plot and thought that the season would have worked much better last year by focsing only on that. And I am absolutely THRILLED that they are doing an Apokolis story line this year, which I always wanted them to do but didn’t think they had the balls. I am a bit confused about the introduction of the smoke monster… I mean Darkseid, as his introduction was just totally random, but I am intrigued none the less. I just wish they would have dropped the Tess character, as I don’t feel she adds anyhting important to the show, and they REALLY need to get Clark in a pair of glasses soon or else it will just be confusing when he becomes Superman (just like the second, true Jimmy Olsen introduction). While Smallville is far from flawless, I think you are being WAYYY to hard on the show and need to focus on the plethoria of awesome things they have given the loyal viewer over the last few seasons. He just needs to be flying in tights by the finalle for the show to be considered a sucess, IMHO.

    Comment by RJ — September 28, 2010 @ 12:41 pm

    • Hey RJ, thanks for your reply.

      I really thought Miller and Gough did a much better job than the new guys. Indeed, most of why I think the show sucks has to do with stuff that was introduced after they left.

      The way they handled Doomsday, the Kandorian arc…all terrible. Checkmate may have been interesting…, but I thoght it was done in a really cheap way. Would a government agency such as Checkmate really leave telltale chess pieces behind as signs? Not to mention Tess happening to be an agent of Checkmate all along. Not to mention tess being a female Lex Luthor.

      I do agree, the show did a lot of good. I liked their handling of many characters and the somewhat real world take on things, however everything good the show did was under Miller and Gough.

      Can you think of positive things the show had done post Season 7, aside from Checkmate(which we disagree on, but you already mentioned)?

      Comment by allthatiswrong — September 28, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

  3. Positive things since Season 7:

    1. Clark Kent has been at the CENTER OF THE STORY.

    2. Absolute Justice.

    3. The riddance of Lana Lang.

    4. The riddance of Kara Kent-centric episodes.

    5. The show has taken risks.

    6. Continuity. (Mentioning previous episodes)

    7. REAL Villians. (aka DC villians)

    8. Geoff Johns.

    9. Lazarus.

    10. The F’n SUIT.

    11. Glasses.

    12. Watchtower.

    13. Metallo.

    14. Clark Kent works at the Daily Planet.

    15. Clark Kent has been at the CENTER OF THE STORY.

    Comment by g-unit — September 28, 2010 @ 7:17 pm

    • Absolute Justice was interesting, although I was surprised to hear Michael Shanks do a worse Batman voice than Christian Bale.

      Clark only was the glasses in one episode IIRC…he definitely doesn’t wear them as though he needs them.

      Metallo, Real DC Villians is a moot point…, the show has always had real DC Villians. Zod, Braniac, Bizarro etc. Considering the way they fucked up Doomsday and Zod, definitly not a great point.

      The rest of your points…meh. The show had deteriorated significantly since season 7, even if they managed to get a few things right. Which, they really haven’t.

      Comment by allthatiswrong — September 29, 2010 @ 10:27 am

    • 1. Clark Kent has been at the CENTER OF THE STORY.

      Since when because the last episode
      I watched was centered around Clois

      2. Absolute Justice.

      I agree

      3. The riddance of Lana Lang.

      Lana Lang is not bad but way to over used

      4. The riddance of Kara Kent-centric episodes.

      Kara is a good charecter, and she had her moments

      5. The show has taken risks.

      Name one they went down the safe route that we all excpected [Or atleast I did. the show took more risk before the new producers took over]

      6. Continuity. (Mentioning previous episodes)

      HA HA HA Smallville has always had continuity

      7. REAL Villians. (aka DC villians)
      Ok Really whats wrong with the villian of the weeks, a lot of the Villians of the week are more memorable then the Acutal DC villains

      8. Geoff Johns.
      WTF
      9. Lazarus.
      Dabatable Since I dispised the episode, all it did was serve to pour salt on the wounds, of what Smallville was
      10. The F’n SUIT.
      How is that a good thing we all knew the suit would be featured
      11. Glasses.
      WTF Clark wore glasses on in off through the entire show.
      12. Watchtower.
      Really Watchtower thats cool but really not a stand out in the ocean of crap that is Smallville season 9/10
      13. Metallo.
      Cool Villian

      14. Clark Kent works at the Daily Planet.
      I don’t care about the Mythos so Clark working at the Daily Planet didn’t really stand out as a moment.

      15. Clark Kent has been at the CENTER OF THE STORY.
      Clois is the center of the story

      Comment by Icon — December 19, 2010 @ 1:11 am

  4. Here are some of my sour notes for Smallville’s Run (coming from a DIE HARD DC Universe/Smallville fan):

    Product Placement Pete (The godforsaken Gum/Kryptonite episode, “YEAH REMY ZERO”, etc)

    The Isobel storyline (Kill it with fire)

    Lana in a kryptonite suit. Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.

    The Vampire Episode. Again. WTF where they thinking?

    Those were just to name a few…

    Overall though, I love the show and will be a little sad to see it go.

    Comment by oddzuki — September 28, 2010 @ 10:28 pm

  5. Well, imo Smallville stopped being interesting since begining of season 7, since Kara/Lana/Lex/Clark plot that lasted only 3 episodes… so sad lol

    But actually I quit Smallville live broadcasting since season 5 (Brainiac, Lana finding Clark’s secret, Jonhatan death, etc…). They should have actually move to METROPOLIS show or something like that and then carry on.

    But well, I don’t know, I just don’t care if Smallville would be renewed for 12 of 13th season, inventing storylines as much as it gets money, it’s all about money right

    PS : Smallville (first 5 seasons) was one of the best show unlike the full 10 seasons of Friends which were all great.

    Comment by Salomons — October 23, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

    • Hey Salomons,

      You can relax, the 10th season is the final — I guess they realized 10 years and an almost 30 Clark still not being Superman is a bit ridiculous.

      Comment by allthatiswrong — October 25, 2010 @ 2:56 am

  6. One of those masochistic few still watching this crappy show, I kinda agree with almost everything you wrote.

    The dialogue, not just the hacker speak, is ridiculous across the board. No one talks all pop culture catchphrases. The sets, the effects, the bad plots like S8 and the horrible DD story, S9′s Kandorian stuff.

    Were I to make a list of why this show sucks, it’d be more of a 10-part series and have a lot more cursing.

    Comment by Ms. Snark — October 23, 2010 @ 5:53 pm

    • Hey MS. Snark,

      Well, thanks for the kind words :)

      If you do end up writing a post on why you think the show sucks, be sure to let me know.

      Cheers

      Comment by allthatiswrong — October 25, 2010 @ 2:57 am

    • you have no arguments. who are you to judge the Kandorians? you couldn’t produce a single example. Lame.

      Comment by Crakersandcheeze — February 6, 2013 @ 10:19 pm

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  8. I completely agree with you on all of your post
    Except I have a couple things to [Most have to do with the Relationship, between Clark, and Chloe]
    add
    1. Chloe was clearly created to be Clarks after Lana girl yet the new producers decided it would be a super bright Idea to have lois, and Clark do the up and down game, even though their actors had NO on screen Chemistry
    2. The transition between season 8, and 9 was terrible.all they did was turn Oliver into Batman, Chloe into a season 1 Lex Luthor [A good guy with evil tendecies, who would always do what was right] Lois into a carbon copy of her terrible comic counterpart, and turned Clark into a Kal [His red K counter part]
    3. The terrible Clois Subplots
    4. the Over use of the Greeb Arrow, no offence to Just Hartly because he is great, but why is he recieving the same ammount of on screen time as Clark.
    5. THe rushing of Lois/Clark, and Chloe/Oliver. Both of these charecters could’ve been great. but the complete and utter lack of Lois/Clark onscreen interaction, pre season 9 made them seem rushed and unnatural. and Chloe/Oliver that was just a stupid, not only did they have NO onscreen time until season nine. but until the episode with the silver banshee had NO romantic relationship, or any movement towards the two falling for one another.
    6. the terrible over arching plots, and episode plots. ok Season seven had about ten astounding episodes, the once that made everybody remember what they love about the show. Season eight had no astounding episodes, Season nine had only Absolute Justice [Which had its major flaw, Lois, Doctor Fate dyeing, and Star girls costume]
    and Season 10 is just spitting on the name of smallville
    7.the costume Design sucked for both of Clarks Pre costumes. I mean come first we have neo Clark. which was atleast esthetically pleasing. but his Red, and blue costume just looked plain gay. How hard would it to have Tom Wear a bright red trench coat, dark blue t-shirt. with the superman Symbol his chest, and on the back of the red trench coat, and hood [Becuase the whole hiding behind the fake nerdy persona wouldn’t work in smallville.
    8. the Over use of future sight. every charecter seems to have some type of vision of the future, and Clark seems to be having future visions every episode

    Comment by Icon — December 17, 2010 @ 7:13 pm

    • Hey Icon,

      What did you think of the second last episode, where Clark was in the alternate reality?

      I thought it was surprisingly good!

      Comment by allthatiswrong — December 17, 2010 @ 10:50 pm

    • Which one the one Clark Luthor,and Lois marrying Oliver.
      It was suprisingly good but saying I lowered my standard since the very begining of season 9. But it showed that the writers had tons of skill,and Tom Welling,and Erica Durance still have acting talent to hold the show. sad thing is the that writing took a major drop in Icarus, and make me not even watch the one in January

      Comment by Icon — December 17, 2010 @ 11:50 pm

  9. I am probably one of the biggest Superman loons under our yellow sun. First off it is important to remember that this is not a mere telling of Superman. It is a RETELLING. Which means they can tell it how they want. 10 years is an awesome run. I myself have never missed an episode. So I have seen all the lame episodes. (Yes, there are episodes that even I do not like.) Like “Asylum” IDIOOOOTIC!!! Season 10 has been awesome for me, because I saw the two seasons before it. Personally, I think they should have rewarded loyal fans with an entire final season with Clark as Superman. As far as the Jimmy Olsen thing? I knew from the beginning that it was not going to be the same Jimmy. Then they killed him off and referred to him as Henry James Olsen and gave his little brother his camera. I knew then that “Jimmy” was Henry’s brother. In fact, all the way up to season 7 I was able to predict everything they were going to do on the show. They switched directions. Which is a good thing! It is time for it to end though. I have really enjoyed it! Damn what anyone else thinks!

    Comment by The Diligent Dragon — January 28, 2011 @ 8:47 pm

  10. this show has sucked since its beginning, first of all, its on a station that has all crappy shows, so even if it is the highest rated show on that station (which its not) its still terrible. you can tell they just make stuff up as they go. they really didint expect it to go past season 1, so they had to just drag out everything. there is no entertainment, and it seems everything is the way it was in season 10 as in season 1! nothing happens!!!they just get older!

    Comment by brian tuttle — February 3, 2011 @ 10:27 am

    • There’s a reason why this show lasted so long. Even some shows on better networks get cut off after the first season. Just because you don’t see it fit doesn’t mean you get to say it sucked since the beginning. It is an awesome show and I think its ratings, fans, and air-time has proven it. There is nothing wrong with an old show as long as it satisfies the majority. Smallville is about teaching the good morals and responsibilities of individuals. As long as the show did that justice to Superman, there is no reason to bluntly say this show sucked from the beginning. Plus, who are you to judge?

      Comment by Crakersandcheeze — February 6, 2013 @ 10:31 pm

  11. a show that you can predict everything that happens? wow, how entertaining.. in the movie biz thats called a “flop”
    making up a script as you go isnt quality.. all they do is this: and then… and then… and then… what if… and then… i think the actors write the show, because its about as deep as some lame “C” star actors thoughts

    Comment by brian tuttle — February 3, 2011 @ 10:30 am

  12. you people are either 10 or have no clue what quaility entertainment is.. how many awards has this show won? how many of the actors have won ANY awards from this show? yeah, i thought so.

    Comment by brian tuttle — February 3, 2011 @ 10:32 am

  13. funny, was google searching why season 10 sucks so bad.
    how can anyone defend this show?
    nothing is happening at all during this season, such a waste.
    compare it to a show like supernatural, and you can see such a difference in quality.
    i used to watch this show, and then stopped once lana got powers. started watching again once i heard about the justice league and doomsday.
    i only watch now for the same reason i watched the last season of lost, don’t want to feel like i wasted all that time without at least finishing the series off.
    but again, this show is horrible, watching the bachelor party one right now, and my god, is it bad.
    halfway through the final season and nothing is happening.

    Comment by ivan — February 26, 2011 @ 5:53 am

  14. This has to be the worst final season for any show. Smallville has gotten worse and worse for the many reasons already stated plus so many more. But the thing I can not understand is why they waist episode after episode on fluff, stupidity, comedic situations, and just repeating stories and triangles over and over again.

    With a handful of episodes left you would think they could write a decent story arch and end what had been a good show on an epic level.

    But I can’t even watch anymore.

    Comment by David — March 2, 2011 @ 4:04 pm

  15. Your an idiot, who is way too analytical of the show, and who thinks way too much about the story. You would be the dumb as# at the movies who complains about everything in the movie. I truly hate people like you. Just watch the damn show, and shut up!

    Comment by Ed — March 18, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

  16. And DONT WATCH IT IF YOU DONT LIKE IT! Easy, right?

    Comment by Ed — March 18, 2011 @ 11:05 pm

  17. this is a reply that i hope will make Brian tuttle stop wasting web space with comments that clearly show he is,n’t even old enough to watch never mind understand the plot lines and how the characters come together to make ten years of what can only be called classic entertainment;i only have 3 small things that are slightly irritating:~(“1″,there is a bridge that seem,s to be in nearly every other episode/the one i’m refering to is the one that you see Lois & the Kandorian assasin appear on the mono~rail that derailS in the first episode of season nine & secondly the orb that was supposed to take clarks powers away should he turn rogue well as cool as it looks it seems to have more uses than a swiss army knife & finally the transition from the end of season seven where Lex puts the orb into the console and the next thing Clark in kind a Russian work~camp!!!:~it would of been better if they gave us some kind of explanation as to how he ended up there”)but for a show that’s lasted 10yr ill be sorry 2 c it go.

    Comment by Shaun Bradley — April 13, 2011 @ 3:12 pm

  18. FUCK EVERYTHING IN SMALLVILLE!!!! nothing is good in this show.since the first season it was shit.okay maybe change some here and some there.BUT MAKE CLARK AND LEX LUTHOR FUCKING FREINDS!!!!???? are you FUCKING shitting me? i’ve been a die hard fan of superman for so many years.since i was 7 i watched the superman animated 1996 cartoon and since then i fell in love with it.then i heard about the beginning of the smallville TV show.and i was SO excited.i thought they’d cover how he’d managed with his powers when he discovered it.i thought it was gonna explain everything all supermans havent covered up.superboy was fucked up(although the legion of superheroes was fucking dope).now,what they did was showing clark kent FALLING IN LOVE WITH LANA LANG WHO’S A COMPLETE BITCH AND LEX LUTHOR COMING IN SMALLVILL AND BECOMING BEST FRIENDS WITH CLARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????? FUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKK THE WHOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLE SMALLVILLE SHOW!!!!!!!!NOTHING IS RIGHT AND EVERYTHING IS WRONG!!! HE DISCOVERS EVERYTHING EVEN BEFORE HE BECOMES SUPERMAN!!!!!!!!! HOW KRYPTONITE AFFECTS HIM AND HOW IT’S NAMED,WHAT HAPPENED TO KANDOR,BATMAN,GREEN ARROW,AND A FUCKING JUSTICE LEAGUE!!!! what are you al guys saying that smallville started being shit since season7? since season 1 episode 1 IT WAS FUCKING SHIIIIIITTTTTTT!!!!!!!! and i’m not crazy or anything.i respect everything(except justin bieber being a male).but this is beyond me.it’s like watching superman being slowly destroyed.it should’ve stopped since season 1.okay maybe 2 seasons.

    Comment by smallvillesucks — April 14, 2011 @ 3:45 am

    • To be fair, I though Clark and Lex initially being friends was at one time canon, as was Clark falling for Lana before Lois?

      Comment by allthatiswrong — April 14, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

      • yeah exactly.before coming to metropolis and working for the daily planet,clark NEVER heard of any lex luthor,and in the series they’re fucking friends?i’d want to meet the guy who came up with the WHOLE idea of smallville and assassinate him by forcing him to listen to rebecca black’s friday over and over again.

        Comment by smallvillesucks — April 15, 2011 @ 6:24 am

        • Ahh, no I mean they were. In the silver age comics Superboy (young Superman) and Lex were friends, with Superboy causing Lex to go bald which is why they became enemies. I actually thought Smallville handled that aspect rather well, having Clark indirectly cause it simply by landing on earth.

          Comment by allthatiswrong — April 18, 2011 @ 11:39 am

          • I agree its what kept me watching the show otherwise I would of gave up on it, even with the relationship and conflict with the kents and luthors

            Comment by Valdez — November 9, 2011 @ 5:16 am

  19. this is a message for all the people outthere who reckon Smallville is shit(especially the complete Arsehole who goes by the name Smallville sucks!!!)we all reckon the reason u hav’n’t used your real name is that u are scared that you’ll get the good kicking u so desperately need to get that pile of Shit what u call a brain working again that’s if it ever did/me and a good pal of mine are waiting/dying for season ten to begin as the last season(9)was the best to date the kandorian storyline was top notch entertainment;Callum blue played a great young version of Zod they couldn’t of cast a better person for the part:~i think most fans of Smallville would agree with me that the whole of season nine apart from a few things that i mentioned ion my previous upload i.e that bridge that seems to be everywhere/the final episode”salvation”was as far as of and my pal sandy are concerned was the best episode out of the whole Smallville saga with the absolute justice episodes a close 2nd.we jst hope that ten is as good

    Comment by Shaun Bradley of walker Newcastle — April 21, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

  20. I just finished watching the episode “Dominion” with Callum Blue, which wasn’t fuckin sucked balls! I do agree with what a lot people have said on here. I wished they would have made season 8 a little better with the Doomsday plot. The season 8 finale’s final fight between Clark and Doomsday lasted 2 minutes :(. Season 9 plot was retarded, hated the whole season. Callum Blue sucked as the main villain. I was also excited to hear that Darkseid would be the major villain for season 10, but he’s only been in four episodes (lasting a brief 2 seconds in each one) of the entire season, minus the last two episodes which haven’t aired. The whole government thing was stupid, the girl who plays Cat Grant is fuckin retarded! They could have made Smallville’s last season so much better, instead they wasted money, and more importantly our time on stupid shit, like Lois turning into Isis, Vigilante Restriction Act (which could have been sweet, if they didn’t waste fucking 10 episodes on it!), fuckin gay ass high school musical dude playin lex’s clone, fuckin Hangover episode… I wished they would have focused more on Clark and company dealing with Darkseid’s minions, which they only did in three episodes. Even though Chloe’s lines were sometimes off the wall and stupid, I liked her the best, which pissed me off when she decided not to become a regular. Out of all the actors she is the best. I am just praying that they do a good job on the finale. Hopefully Darkseid will appear more than 2 seconds of the show.

    Comment by Mrkr2525 — April 30, 2011 @ 1:08 am

  21. This show is awesome. I own every season. I do wish that the Doomsday battle would have been more epic but the humanization of a great villain like a Doomsday was awesome in it’s own right. They turned Doomsday from purely just a comic book character into truly a human being, I liked the show MUCH better from season 6 and on then I did before. They used real characters from the DC Universe which I liked.

    Comment by Daniel — May 15, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

  22. Smallville stop being great after Season 4 for me all the other seasons preceding on was just plain bad specially season 10

    Comment by LFDN — June 16, 2011 @ 9:45 am

  23. All I wanna know is how long does it take for someone with one major weakness to take a fraction of a millisecond to check if the situation he’s heading into contains that weakness. He must be sick of ripping things open only to find friggin Kryptonite inside!

    Comment by lchatts — August 26, 2011 @ 8:47 am

  24. lol who watches a show that they think sucks and not only watch it but then post about it on a website wow.You guys don’t hate smallville otherwise you would want nothing at all to do with it and wouldn’t waste time posting about it,atleast that’s what a smart person would do.To the guy named ”smallvillesucks” smallville makes superman more believable than any other superman,We’re supposed to believe that clark NEVER found out about Kryptonite until he was superman even though it came to earth with him,all his enemy’s wait till he’s fully growned and gained all his powers to show up and I would think it would be smart to suggest that all the information that he learned(his background) would make him go on to become superman instead of becoming superman and then getting the info lol.seriously I can go on about this but I’m not,all I got to say is Smallville was far from perfect but it was not as bad as some of you make it to be.Create a show and do EXACTLY what’s been done before(in comics,movies,shows) and see how long it lasts,at the end of the day ten seasons and finished not canceled

    Comment by realtalk — September 3, 2011 @ 8:12 am

  25. I missed Pete he was the only coolest (token black guy) and they got rid of him he felt like a friend of mine, I dont like it when they use the same actors like lana and clark for past tense 1950′s grandparents. I hate love triangle relationships that go on and off. Theres a few I dont like which should end up on supernatural instead of smallville. I dont hate smallville I’m still catching up to episodes that I havent seen yet, but just like anime with fillers theres too much to watch without having something unnecessary something I feel they do only to meet deadlines or fill an arc.

    Comment by Valdez — November 9, 2011 @ 5:20 am

    • I finished watching Smallville wtf happened? After season 7 when Lex leaves after the ‘traveler’ veritas plot everything went to shit with the villains they were done poorly or were clones, like doomsday and darkseid became useless material in the end and lex and zod were clones. And they had to bring the actors of Lionel and Jimmy back but as different characters this time. They should of not replace Lex with Tess and I heard that Lex return for season 10 but he was only in the finale in the last few mins and even then he was a clone so the original Lex is dead. Killing Tess at the last minute was a cheap shot it should of happened sooner. Cloned Zod was overdone with british accent “I am ZOD! kneel before me” was laughable he doesnt look or act the part. The beginning of the finale was terrible with The Village, Hangover, Vigilante Registration Act, Lois with superpowers and ended on a short note superman can fly and wears glasses but the whole time they kept calling him “The Blur” change the nickname at least.

      I dont mind checkmate, suicide squad, brainiac, metallo, John Jones, blue beetle, booster gold and the JSA but they didnt use them in the finale but they overdid with green arrow. Clark as Ultraman was entertaining, Chloe as a mom reading a smallville comic to her child was weird

      Comment by valdez — December 15, 2011 @ 1:20 am

  26. For me smallville hasn’t been worth watching since lana, lex, and lionel left. These 3 + clark make the show worth watching.

    Comment by sdfefs — December 3, 2011 @ 11:33 pm

  27. Smallville was truly great early in the series, when the premier cast in particularly Michael Rosenbaum and John Glovers were a part of the cast there acting along with there dialogue meshed together perfectly. Getting rid of these two left the series inevitably limping along, while the writers attempted to forge a formidable nemesis out of thin air. Not to mention Jonathon Kent who unfortunately also leaves to early in the series. I know that reaching that pivotal point in Clarks life where he rips his shirt and unveils his destiny is absolutely needed(perfect finale) I would’ve hoped they had went about it a different way. Rather than show us awful episodes of the man of steel fighting crime with other cape crusaders in metropolis, which by the way left me unsatisfied and yearning for the old trio of Clark, Chloe, and even Pete. I really had hoped more than anything that they had done more in Smallville the series got a little to factitious for me when they moved to metropolis its as if the soul and heart reside back home. The high school drama, Clarks progressive learning, the friendship with Lex, development of his powers, humble relationships in the early seasons is what i believe make this show so appealing and loveable.

    Comment by josh — January 15, 2012 @ 4:38 am

  28. SMALLVILLE IS THE BEST SHOW!!

    and the clones aren’t bald you gront.

    Comment by asdfasdf — January 25, 2012 @ 2:25 am

  29. Dude the reason why he didn’t fly till season 10 is becaus he has to develope them and the reason why clark wears the black suit is because that is his first suit and i bet he didn’t get to figure out what the suit will look like so nothing about smallville is lame you are lame

    Comment by Ben glarina — February 6, 2012 @ 6:20 am

  30. the goth thing with the blur is wered but that doesn’t mean you have to dis the smallville sereis

    Comment by Ben glarina — February 6, 2012 @ 6:29 am

  31. Your opinion is your opinion, but a bad one at that. First of all, if lex was cloned. He’d be bald, because the genetic material is the same. Same damaged gene’s. Making him bald. Clark cannot fly because he is still leading how and has a fear of heights. Explaining why he doesn’t want to even learn how to fly. Also, the show was filmed in Canada, which they didn’t have enough space or actual towns to film. He’s not an “emo blur” tell me. What’s more noticeable, running around at night with red and blue in. Highly populated city, or running around in black in a highly populated city? Exactly. Green Arrow now. Would you really, wait pretty much a whole season on green arrows training? No, which is much easier to make it 2 months instea of a year, compacting it into one season. Chl

    Comment by Jacob C. — June 3, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

    • Lex was not bald because of genetics. They would not have to taken a whole season to mention he was on the island for years.

      Comment by allthatiswrong — December 11, 2012 @ 1:07 am

  32. Chloe spoke the way she did because she was infected with a part of brainiac in season 8. Which a part never left her. Causing her to speak that way and her amazing hacking skills. Please child. If you plan to make a statement or opinion. Make sure they’re legit faggot.

    Comment by Jacob C. — June 3, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

    • The most confusing thing out of that statement is that you think Brainiac would talk like that.

      Comment by allthatiswrong — December 11, 2012 @ 1:09 am

      • she’s a pop culture minded female with a computer infect brain. Give her a break you dope. And must you comment on every little detail that you think doesn’t fit? They don’t make the show bad just cuz they’re there. They are there to provide entertainment and to remind us that despite the seriousness in the show, the characters are dealing with them in a positive way.

        Comment by Crakersandcheeze — February 6, 2013 @ 9:40 pm

  33. I am halfway thru season 9. Smallville sucks. The original creators may have lacked DC villians, but the show actually had depth to it. And they balanced fanservice and genuine creativity. Everything past season 7 is predictable. The only unpredictable parts is when they do something ferociously stupid. Everything is rushed, everything is lame, there is no depth, and nothing sticks. I was glad to see the villian of the week formula evolve to filler and bridge tools to keep main plots going….but is this better. OMG! Lex Luthor can control superman!!! Damn, for some reason Clark has just gone to Russia (no explanation), and has ONCE AGAIN lost his fucking powers. Oh wait, they are back next episode. Metallo! No fight? Already beaten? Okay. JSA. Mildly interesting. Lois can’t act, Clark and Lois’s relationship is boring. Chloe is turning into an evil slut who I sympathize for because she is surrounded by fucking idiots. Where are the other heroes? Why is Tess still alive? Zod is annoying. Doomsday was gay. Doomsday was gay. Doomsday was gay. Jimmy….really? Lana was pointless, and a bitch, and a cunt. I miss Lionel. Oliver has no right to be called Green Arrow. He is a loser, plain and simple. They killed Lex. What the fucking fuck did they do that for? STOP TIME TRAVELING. This is overused and utterly lame and retarded. Most of the episodes are boring, there is no humor. Lois can’t act (I know I already said this, just repeating for effect). The music sucks now that the original creators are gone. Green Arrow’s apprentice hardly shows her face. Why did they do that to Pete? What the fuck happened to Isis? Every time it seems like the show is going to take a risk, it backsteps: I am going to befriend Zod and lead the Kandorians. He helped two of them and is always squaring off and threatening Zod. Watchtower should be more like family…on second thought, let me keep spying on them from afar except for whenever I need booty call. Lana Lang is dead. No she’s not. Lana Lang is gone. Bring her back. Lex is alive. Kill him. Lois and Clark are in a relationship. Let’s make them mutually afraid to take it anywhere. Chloe loves Doomsday. No she doesn’t. Doomsday can be saved. No he can’t. Clark might still be controlled by Lex who is coming back. Um. Nah. Clark is embracing his heritage. For some inexplicable reason he is head over heels for Louis to the point of backstepping that too, emphasis on WHY. EVERYTIME the season finale reveals something major….that major change ends before the premier episode for the next season does. And if they had a very kinetic opening episode, that would be okay, if it ended with another major change that needed to be resolved or overcome or mastered for the new season, that would be useful, add a sense of direction. The don’t. Never, at all. So essentially the finales and opening don’t really matter. At all. Fact: The original authors would’ve eventually gotten to more DC universe. They already were with Brainiac, and Bizzaro, and Martian Manhunter, and Kara(I miss you). And without a doubt, they would’ve done a better job than this shit.

    Now dumping on the whole show in general: Fighting: the only good fights on this show are with the women. Every fight Clark is in is anticlimactic. Period. Why do I watch this show? I always hated Superman. Watching this show is painful, so painful it actually releases endorphines, my hate releases adrenaline. I am addicted to both. Clark Kent is so unfathomably retarded, clueless, hypocritical and immature–he makes me feel better about myself and the world around me. And it is infectious, somehow they have leveled the playing field and brought everyone associated with Clark down to his level. Even Chloe Sullivan, whom I have lost respect for. But I still respect her more than ANYONE in this craptastic show. Thank god they got Jensen Ackles back to his own show before they ruined his image further. I love Supernatural, I imagine Jensen for the sake of sanity and to avoid a sinking burning ship begged for his character to die meaninglessly. Yes, that is it, this show full of crappy plotlines, horrible “romance”, and actors who can’t act make everything seem so much better : )! Thus, I rescind my statement. Smallville is a miracle on-screen. The best show ever. I do so hope they bring Braniac back a 6th or 7th time! So he can fail, again. Beaten by overdramatic morons! I would kill myself every time I found myself alive. My favorite recurring scenario from this show:

    *Warning, a drawn out Clark bash-athon*

    “Clark don’t do that, it is a bad idea.” “You are my friend! You are supposed to trust me!” *bad idea explodes in his face* “Why didn’t you tell me that was a bad idea!” “I did.” “You obviously don’t care like I do! Me am running away now!” *things get worse* “This….this…is ….somebody else’s fault….they have betrayed me, and abandoned me when I needed them the most!” Jor-El “my son, PLEASE finish your training! Please! You might even be able to fly if you do. And everything that I have done I warned you before hand–” “YOU ARE NOT MY FATHER! I’m running away!!!!!” *later on* “Anonymity is our best defence!” “Now stand back as I save Metropolis with NO mask, by causing millions of dollars worth of destruction just in time for me to have another phone conversation with Louis which is a secret. BUT DON’T YOU DARE HAVE ANY SECRETS FROM ME! I will tell her everything and nothing for I am a genius who never messes up. I am sure this voice transmitter will never fail. I am sure she will never realize who I am. I am sure I wont say something I shouldn’t have, I am sure her being my sole contact won’t put her in harms way. I am the only person who can do these things because I am more cautious than ANY OF YOU! What!?! Tess has my dad? I’ll KILL HER!!!!!!!!!!No Arrow, you stay here, you are a murderer. Chloe you are useless, that is why I never say thank you, and I always assume you are screwing me over despite having to pick up the pieces of my constant blunders and having saved me more times that I am even capable of counting. My own mother never visits me or even calls, but you do everything to help me and all I do is chew you out, you help me, and I glare at you and warn you never to go behind my back. Look at my stupid overused expression, listen to me while I walk slowly away from you and search for fireflies….and….SUPERSPEEDAWAY! HAHAHA! YOU WEREN’T DONE TALKING YET! In head: (that sure was a great idea that I thought of and Chloe repeated back to me–if only she was as smart as I was, maybe she’d be trustworthy; *sigh*, stupid Chloe). Let me go screw something else up for John Jones to cover for me, and I can go meet various ppl and tell them horribly pathetic lies that they are going to believe anyways because I am so dreamy. I love being me!)

    And in reality, the new creators actually dumbed down Clark’s stupidity. But now Clark doesn’t really DO much of anything either. He fawns over Louis who doesn’t even really seem that into him. Which is why when Chloe and her dead husband were like “everyone sees how you look at each other”, I was like….um….like they don’t know what they want to do? At all? Ever? As for the REALLY bad guys? Chloe finds out how to stop them, Arrow gathers what is needed to stop them. They call in Clark. Clark almost fucks up or does fuck up and gets saved by John Jones or somebody other. When he gets lucky and does what should’ve been easy for him to do…something worse always comes of it. He truly is his own worst enemy. Wow, guess that DOES make him human doesn’t it?

    PS: You are right, this IS me venting. I don’t care what anybody thinks really (tho it would be fun to watch the reactions–I don’t change my opinions easily, so it will only be for my amusement). I did this for me, feel free to take what you want from it. Agree, disagree. I’m going to finish this show because I have wasted this much of my time hoping it would get better. I stopped hoping that after like, the first few episode of season 6. But I kept watching because it was at least hilarious. Then that stopped too. I just have see this show to its final fail moment. Because that is what a true fan does. They endure the pain, and find something good about a show, even when they know it sucks. And I consider myself, and honest, if awkward fan.

    Comment by Yourmotherisastoopidwhore....2 — June 27, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

    • Thumbs up to graffiti btw, as long as it has an “S” motif, the cops will forgive you: according to this show…wait? They aren’t okay with that? Then why does Clark keep doing it? Oh I get it! The motto of this show is “fuck the police”!

      Comment by Yourmotherisastoopidwhore....2 — June 27, 2012 @ 9:26 pm

    • stop pms like your name suggests you and your family to. Your impression of Clark is probably the same as you on drugs

      Comment by Crakersandcheeze — February 6, 2013 @ 10:13 pm

  34. And the poor citizen who have to clean it up ^_^b!

    Comment by Yourmotherisastoopidwhore....2 — June 27, 2012 @ 9:29 pm

  35. I think the main problem with Smallville was that Clark spent way too much time as himself, which jepordized his chance of ever beginning his life long mission as his crime fighting alter ego. This was partly because he went too long without donning the glasses. I mean, even on Superboy, the writers knew how important the glasses were, to hide the fact that Clark was Superman. Another major part of Clark’s disguise was clumsiness, which unless I’m mistaken, he didn’t seem to show very much of in Smallville, while in other versions of Superman, it’s been displayed perfectly by people such as Christopher Reeve in the Superman movies and Gerard Christopher in Superboy. If those qualities are not involved then there is no Superman, because everyone will recognize him as Clark, because he has no disguise, for goodness sake!

    Comment by jac84 — August 19, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

  36. Alright if you hate the show so much heres a question… why in the hell do you keep watching it season after season despite it “sucking”? How about instead of watching something just to give reason why you hate it you ummmm get a life and do somehting you enjoy. Unless however this kinda thing is what gets you off in which case i don’t think i have to point out how sad your life really is. You’d think with a title with allthatiswrongwiththeworld you’d talk about somehting a little more serious then the opinion of a show you didn’t have to watch but choose to anyways.

    Comment by terribleBlogDude — August 28, 2012 @ 1:13 am

    • It’s entertaining but it has accordance to the comics influence accept the characters and may I add doomsday fighting clark before he could fly was incredibly stupid he’s super and greatest enemy and superman beat him in the puberty period of his powers absolutely ridiculous

      Comment by Skittles — October 1, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    • All that is wrong with the world covers everything from the minute to the magnificent. While Smallville is a minor thing, it is still a wrong thing.

      Comment by allthatiswrong — December 11, 2012 @ 1:13 am

  37. They really did mess it up, big time and it went downhill ever since lex had a overnight change which was terribly done, they mis represented superman and dc universe, Thr fact he has glasses for around 3 episodes is completely ridiculous let’s be logical by that rate if was in a superman suit half his work colleagues would recognise him instantaneously, also the whole Lionel resurrecting lex via his parallel universe origins was incredibly flawd along with the many lex clones the show was entertaining but it mocked the comics not in a Nolan way of bending the rules accordingly but they destroyed superman as a franchise louis and Clark adventures was much more grounded

    Comment by Skittles — October 1, 2012 @ 8:26 am

  38. 1) Yes Chloe’s dialogue seems unrealistic to how people usually speak but this is what makes her unique in her own way. I’m guessing the writers did this because she was not in the comics and wanted to add something to her character.

    2) The AI is Kryptonian and the Kryptonian race is for more advanced than the human race

    3) I agree with you on this one because it just seems the writers just wanted to include less “real time” scenes

    4) HIs ability to fly came with time when he was ready to truly accept his destiny. Yes it took much longer than it should have and when they gave him the ability to fly it was horrible effects.

    5) Well I honestly do not see how even in the comics a pair of glasses hides his identity from people he works with but you are right about people in Smallville recognizing him but he didn’t really talk to a lot of people if you think about it.

    6) You are correct. That’s all I have to say about this

    7) Once again writers just wanted to burn up time to fill the episode

    8) I don’t know much about the Green Arrow, other than what I saw on Smallville and on the new show Arrow, so I really can’t say anything about this

    9) Jimmy said he was really James Olsen when he met clark but I believe that’s the only time so if fans didn’t catch that it was a big upset

    10) He just changed because of his huge mistake causing James to die

    11) Right again

    12) And again

    13) Lex has to be brought back. He is Superman’s main enemy.

    First of all I’m not like other fans that say you suck because you do not like my show because, well we all have our own opinions right. Now personally I liked Smallville. Yes it came with its share of bad plots and episodes but overall i think it was a good show. I also liked it was on for so long but do believe the writers should have ended the series earlier on. The ending however, i believe should have been done way better. I mean yes they are not going to have Clark fight Doomsday’s true form but the action scenes just were horrible IN MY OPINION. I could see where you are coming from though because I could see by the way you explained how you would not like it. Maybe you’ll give it a second chance one day maybe not, but it is your opinion so you could just say what you want about the show

    Comment by Junior — December 18, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

  39. I’m sorry, but Superman and Dawson’s Creek just don’t mix.

    Comment by DC Bro — January 10, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

  40. Well, Kristin Kreuk is really the only reason I ever tolerated Smallville. Erica Durance was cool as Lois, but Kristin has always been my favorite. She may not look anything like Lana, but she totally made up for it with heart and soul. She was very sweet, lovable, sensitive, super cute and even funny at times. And despite her innocence, she could still kick butt if she had to. I still love her to this day. So all you Lana haters lay off. She’s not as bad as she’s made out to be.

    Comment by joseph — January 16, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

  41. Conner Kent was the coolest character on the show, for me. It was nice to see him in live action for the first time. I mean, Smallville would truly be nothing without Superboy, even though it was just the teenage clone of Superman, and not the teenage incarnation of Superman himself. As much as I like the original Superboy, the Conner Kent version still satisfied me.

    Comment by Anthony — January 20, 2013 @ 2:03 am

    • he’s the guy from high school musical…sigh…can’t they find a guy who at least remotely looks like tom?

      Comment by Crakersandcheeze — February 6, 2013 @ 10:05 pm

    • If you truly believe that then you need to drown your self lol

      Comment by Lowell — February 25, 2013 @ 7:29 pm

  42. [...] until Clark is surrounded by people in gaudy costumes, and he still hasn’t put on the suit? You start to lose the integrity of the character a bit. The secret identity is definitely never going to work. There’s a reason they never [...]

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  43. I stopped watching after the first 4 or 5 episodes. I always wondered why they didn’t instead make a young Bruce Wane show. Bruce and Alfred travel all over the world. Bruce is getting trained by expers learning all the skills he needs later on. Each story arc he encounters some criminal element in whatever new place he is getting trained, and uses some of his skills to fix the problem/bring the antagonist to justice before moving on to the next locale where a new expert trains him a new skill. Each story could be a 3 episode 3 act story arc with an undisclosed ammount of time passing between the episodes; we dont want it to seem like it only takes him a week to learn a new skill.

    Bruce doesn’t always get his training from goood guys. For instance, he may seek out the best dude there is a lockpicking or safecracking because that could be very useful to him. but other episodes he might learn slight of hand techniques and the behind the scenes engineering from a magician to help him better conceal all those gadgets, and vanish, etc. the possibilites are endless. The show would have been easier and cheaper to make as well since they wouldn’t need as much of an FX budget because there would be not super powers. This show would appeal to a much wider audience as well since there would be no super heroes, it’s just a dedicated handsome young millionaire seeking out all the skills he will need to bring justice to Gotham. There wouldnt be a lot of stepping on the toes of continuity obsessed Batman fans, as far as my knowledge goes there is not a ton of stories outlining this time in Bruces life (besides it’s a TV show with it’s own identity).

    Anyway, what do you guys think? As a concept would that have been a better show than Smallville?

    Comment by Kris — February 1, 2013 @ 10:38 am

    • Yes, it would have. And it, NOT Smallville, should have been made.

      For myself, the only episode of this show I liked was the one in which Christopher Reeve played Dr. Swann, the eccentric, Stephen Hawking-like scientist who tells Clark that he traced the trajectory of Clark’s ship from Krypton to Earth, and knows where it is in the galaxy-I only found out about that episode because I watched the Entertainment Tonight story about it. Both this show and Lois & Clark were clunkers of the first order.

      Why is it that Warner Bros. Television can’t/couldn’t just make a Batman, Superman, or Wonder Woman TV show like the comic book instead of this kind of show? They were able to make a show out of the Flash, and it worked better than Smallville-what gave in these two instances? Next time, they should just leave the making of superhero shows to the animation division, or just to the movie division if all they can do is come up with mediocre Dawson’s Creek/Roswell clones like Smallville based on a nebulous bullshit idea that the public wouldn’t like a straight superhero show.

      About the Bruce Wayne/Batman prequel show-I’d accept it IF in the final episodes/season he come home and becomes Batman (with a title change to reflect the new reality)-that woulds indeed make it better than Smallville.

      Comment by Neville Ross — February 2, 2013 @ 8:52 am

  44. I also dropped out of the suckfest that was Smallville. Gives us some decent movies, not all this crappy romance and monster of the week trash series. 10 seasons, jeez. How’s it even possible…?

    Comment by Harald — February 14, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

  45. For a bunch ppl that hate the show sure have a lot to say about it lol. Simple put if you don’t like it dont watch it dont try to distroy the show for everyone else. I personally wanted more out of it meaning a 11th season BUT SMALLVILLE ISN’T ABOUT SUPER MAN ITS ABOUT CLARK KENT AND HIS JOURNEY TO BEING SUPERMAN. WHEN YOU ACCEPT THAT AND STOP EXPECTING THING YOU’VE SEEN IN THE ORIGINAL SUPERMAN SHOW YOU’LL REALIZE THIS IS PRETTY AMAZING.

    Comment by Lowell — February 25, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

  46. I don’t necessarily have a problem with Smallville itself. I just can’t stand when so many fans of the show compare it to the more major versions of Superman, such as the iconic movies with Christopher Reeve, the animated series from the 90s, and the live action Superboy series from 88-92. It’s just not right for those awsome classics to be compared to the “Superman series without Superman”. Just saying.

    Comment by Chavez — March 7, 2013 @ 6:56 am

  47. Just out of curiosity how many of you could create a show that lasted for ten years so if your gonna fuckin complain at least be able to do what the creators and actors have done for all those years

    Comment by AnnoyedasSh#t — March 7, 2013 @ 8:18 pm

  48. Fuck all of you dissing on smallville it is a great show so fuck you that show is awesome and you can suck a fat dick and glee is a crappy show and smallville is the best show out there so fuck you

    Comment by Jake9595 — March 17, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

  49. It is funny how the person who wrote this article knows nothing about smallville they obviously haven’t watched. It much because they say some things aren’t in the show when they are whoever wrote this article is retarded

    Comment by Jake9595 — March 17, 2013 @ 2:44 pm

  50. Smallville and Superman Returns are both going down hard when Man Of Steel hits theaters this week!

    Comment by superman4ever — June 11, 2013 @ 11:46 pm

    • Smallville SHOULD go down, Superman Returns shouldn`t have to.

      Comment by Neville Ross — June 12, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

      • Don’t diss smallville!

        Comment by Dani — September 10, 2013 @ 9:19 pm

  51. You have some nice points and thinking, but a lot of these listings are just statements and complaints. You need some more evidence to back up your argument . I thought what you said about Chloe’s hacker talk was a solid idea and you used a good example of how she talked from the show and you’re right, nobody really speaks that way. If you want to state a valid argument, you need more facts/evidence and not a list of complaints.

    Comment by Brady — June 15, 2013 @ 7:10 pm

    • It’s my opinion…why exactly do I have to back it up with citations?

      Comment by allthatiswrong — January 5, 2014 @ 9:36 am

  52. clark didn’t fly in till season 10 cause , the whole thing whas about him not flying around. they didn’t want him to fly

    Comment by kkkk — August 12, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

  53. Actually it took 2 years if you were paying attention in the episode that Ollie got poisoned in.

    Comment by Dani — September 10, 2013 @ 9:18 pm

    • Oh!… I thought i was the only one who heard “two years” instead of “two months”, i was actually thinking i heard wrong…..fuck you all dissing smallVille, every one was great,especially clark, lana was lovely, chloe was superb,lois, lex,oliver,jonathan,jor’el,martha,tess,pete, were all cool…..but LIONEL LUTHOR was just PERFECT!…..but why wasnt willSmith in the show?……#dieHardWillSmithFan

      Comment by LastSonOfKrypton!...#kryptonian!... — September 26, 2013 @ 8:19 am

  54. Personally, I think S1 was the best season of the show. Great character development, Clark was likeable and more Superman-esque. Like in Leech when he puts his life on the line to stop Eric and says he’d stop people like him, etc.. Not to mention all the great one liners and foreshadowing. I also really enjoy S3 and S2 with S4 growing on me with each viewing.

    I think the show should have ended after five seasons and then used the series finale to hint at a Metropolis spin off. Imagine a new gritty dark Superman show that had elements of Lois and Clark we loved minus the camp and cheesy FX. Way more preferable to Clana drama, Lex and Lana, Clexana triangle, and a ton of useless intros from characters who are supposed to come in AFTER Superman is introduced. The series finale SUCKED IMO.

    Comment by Ryan — January 5, 2014 @ 12:22 am

  55. First- do you actially know any halfway decent hackers? They pride themselves on speed, lingo, and staying off of the grid.
    Second- Clark started addressing his fear of heights in season 1, guess you should start watching the first 4 seasons you said you’ve missed.
    Third- the point of the glasses (as stated by Lois in season 10) isn’t particularly so no one will recognize Clark as the blur, however to deter anyone from thinking that someone who looks so “nerdy” and is so clumsy could possibly be “the man of steel”.
    Fourth- Green Arrow was stuck on a desert island for years, yes years, when his yachting accident washed him and pieces of the expensive yacht ashore. That’s when he made his own bow and arrow set in order to keep himself fed and safe. This is explained when he was poisoned ( I believe it was season 7) and had flashbacks of the island, honing his archery skills, and meeting Tess Mercer.
    Fifth- I agree with you 100% on the Jimmy Olsen thing. WTF?!
    Sixth- Dressing im all black is meant to symbolize Kal-el losing Lois and giving up his “Earthly” emotions and friends in order to start training with Jor-el.
    Seventh- In my opinion of course, the Kandorian plot was wonderful, very entertaining. I mean the best mimds and military leaders and personnel of Krypton are cloned, in case anything happened to Krypton (ie-the destruction of the planet) so they could rebuild their race on another planet! This makes perfect sense to me….
    Lastly- Lex Luther (Rosenbaum) came back because he is said to be Clark’s, or Superman’s, grratest enemy. This was forst said after interpreting the drawings in the cave (seasom 2 I believe).
    *Personally I enjoyed all 10 seasons of Smallville, although the villan of the week thimg got old fast. Just remember some things like the Jimmy Olsen thing and Doomsday scenarios, are purely meant for entertainment value. It’s a TV show, and as you’ve stated, one with a low budget…..

    Comment by Helen — January 25, 2014 @ 2:32 am


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