Smallville: Reasons why it was Awesome and Lame


 

Sing it with me.... Somebody Saaaavve meeeee!!!

   It is the end of Smallville, which I’m really really sad about, I’ve watched it since the beginning at 2001 as a kid (yep, I’m young), wondering when why none of this happened in the comics or the movies. I learned that they wanted to change it so much that they can see characters grow, which at my age made it suck, but it did rule most of the time. Here’s some reasons why it was awesome and lame.

  Lame- Clark was a loser

Clark was had major doubts about himself not being able to live up to his "destiny" but on the show, the writers made him seem so freakin lame! Even Luke Skywalker knew what he had to do in a shorter amount of time.

Awesome- Clark was Relatable

Superman is one greatest superheroes ever, but its impossible to relate to him. Smallville made it seem that he is a regular teen with teen problems growing into the man he will become. As a teen he was like a majority of his fan base, super-nerdy! They managed to make his powers the best type of puberty/

Lame- To far from Comics

Okay this was one of my biggest complaints to the series, even though a show based on something may have a few changes to it, but they went crazy! They changed Lex's origins a lot by adding Lionel (but he was awesome, so I forgive them), putting most of Clark's various enemies before he gets his tights, Kryptonite mutants and in season 6 Lana Lang marring Lex! Really! With Kryptonite Powers, she's so not my Lana!

Awesome- Its becoming the Superman Mythology

The Show at season 10 won't be ending as a regular Superman Mythology, but its giving us plenty of new Superman mythology that has a life of its own with a new spin to Zod,JSA, Justice League, Superboy, and Lois Lane's knowing of Clark's double identity. A excellent show for new fans and old.

Lame- Not a full focus Clark story

The show's writers needed to stretch out the story, So When Green Arrow came in the picture, Clark's journey was slowed down for new characters like Doomsday, Lana and Lex, Chloe,Jimmy and Tess. Its Superman's origins people!

Awesome- So many DCU characters

This may be draw back to the series, but the heroes helped make the show a more serious superhero show. They included the big names like Aquaman, Green Arrow, Hawkman, and Flash. Even lesser knowns, who are made awesome like the Legion of Superheroes, Doctor Fate, and Cyborg. The Heroes helped Clark through his journey and he help heroes who would end up killing their villians.

Lame- Clark/Lois Relations

Clark and Lana were the teen part of Smallville's early days, which were how you say "complicated". Oh so much Drama! Clark inadvertently caused Lana's parents death, she wore a Kryptonite necklace, and lies and secret coming out and more lies on top of it. When Lana marries Lex and then leaves, and then comes back she came between a relationship starting with Clark and Lois. Lana was the torture of Clark's love life.

Awesome- Clark/Lois Relations

Clark an Lois is a grown, adult relationship. You knew at Chole's wedding that Clark and Lois were meant for each other. They had a professional relationship at that took its time to develop, but when Lois started to fall for Clark's "Blur" personality, while seh was in a relationship with Clark, that added two sided love triangle that works with every superhero nearly ever!  Clark and Lois in Season 10 are the most supportive couple ever, I wish that it was in the comics.

Lame- No Batman!

Ok this problem was about lisenceing, which would have taken to long, but Clark has meet nearly everyone but not Batman or Wonder Woman, We have Green Arrow as a Batman filler, but hes no Batman! Batman is the ying to Superman Yang, they were meant for each other! There was no Wonder Woman filler, but come on Super-Lana? But at least Chole mantioned the two before she left, at least the are out there.

Awesome- Hes always been around

For nearly a decade, Clark has been saving his home town of Smallville for years, hes impacted the many heroes and characters with his actions and made the fans out there know who many common faces are, and the lesser known characters as they are. I think Smallville is one those adaptations that show how a superman tale should be told.

So what do you think? Was the show more awesome than lame, or vice versa?

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Posted by Renchamp

Love the show, but they strung their arcs out. I remember hating to see a whole episode with some lame character problem and then get two minutes of Zod scheming, teasing us for the next episode. The tease was excellent, but the show wasn't as good because of the tease. On the whole, though, the show was more awesome than lame. Just some general writing problems.

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Posted by Doctor!!!!!
@aztek the lost said:
"wait, did the Finale already premiere? "

Nope, the Finale is tommorow.
Posted by cattlebattle

Great post!!

One thing I disliked about Smallville was it's "filler" episodes, sometimes they tried to go comedic and it turned out kind of lame. I thought the Clark/Lex angle was genius on this show.
Other than Lex just hating Superman because he's a bad guy, Lex had depth and other driving forces (Lionel wanting Clark to be his son ever since Veretas discovered the "visitor") to become a true villain and Clarks nemesis

Edited by azza04

Good post, my main problem with Smallville is that it just went on to long. I enjoyed the first 4 seasons but after that it went down hill until season 10, don't get me wrong it still had its moments of awesomeness but just not enough for me. Plus i just wish Clark and Lana could of had more of a relationship early on i got sick of them after a while. I also really started not liking Chloe after a while (maybe to much of a good thing) she went from one of my favourite characters to just annoying. 
Erica Durance is a brilliant Lois Lane though :D 

I actually got tired of Jonathan and Martha after a while as well, they held back Clark from enjoying himself soooo much.

I loved and hated Smallville in equal measures.      

Posted by Trodorne

:)

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

love your blog. I can't wait for the finale tommorrow. I have been cointing the hours. it is going to be EPIC

Posted by Caligula
Posted by Primmaster64

Batman was mentioned?

Posted by TheTrueCardslinger

The filler episodes killed me. I'd be all ready for something epic to go down in the new episodes just to be let down by a stupid filler. Aside from those episodes, I actually enjoy the show and look forward to the finale although I have some catching up to do.

Posted by KenTheProfile

it not lame so much as meh. It just a W.B. show with a Lisencing deal. take a way the power and it damn near dawson's creek.
Posted by cattlebattle
@Primmaster64 said:
" Batman was mentioned? "
Not specifically, Chloe says something along the lines when she traveled she met "a billionare with a bunch of gadgets" or something along those lines, right after that shae said something like "and a wonderful woman that would knock you for a loop" or something corny like that.

It was like 7 episodes ago, Chloes last appearance I believe
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Posted by ssejllenrad

Good post! Smallville is such a polarizing show that it's rare that you read something about it that has such open-mindedness! Kudos to the OP!

Posted by mark5

I'm gonna miss it, i grew up with that show, all i knew about superman came from the show before i knew about the comics. Heck i didn't even know who lois lane was when i watched Superman Returns, i thought it was clark and lana.

Posted by cattlebattle
@mark5 said:
" I'm gonna miss it, i grew up with that show, all i knew about superman came from the show before i knew about the comics. Heck i didn't even know who lois lane was when i watched Superman Returns, i thought it was clark and lana. "
Thats what older fanboys tend to forget, that younger people had this show to open them up to the world of Superman (even if it isn't exactly the same).
Posted by MrSeaman70

I didn't like it when they introduced the Justice League into Smallville. It felt very out of place and killed the success of the show.
Posted by Kairan1979
@MrSeaman70:
I disagree. Justice League (and Justice Society) was good. Oliver Queen was convincing as billionaire/superhero, Bart Allen was very good as a comic relief, I liked the interaction between Cyborg and Aquaman. Th only one member of the League I disliked was Black Canary.
Posted by FadeToBlackBolt
@cattlebattle said:
" @Primmaster64 said:
" Batman was mentioned? "
Not specifically, Chloe says something along the lines when she traveled she met "a billionare with a bunch of gadgets" or something along those lines, right after that shae said something like "and a wonderful woman that would knock you for a loop" or something corny like that.It was like 7 episodes ago, Chloes last appearance I believe "
I like to look at that as being Oliver or Mr Terrific. Chloe knowing who Batman is makes the show 400 times less awesome, and I love Smallville.

The only really bad parts in the show's history were;
  • Lana (Season 7+)
  • Chloe (Season 8+)
  • Pete (Seasons 1-3, 7)
  • Zod (Season 9)
  • Season 7 post-Veritas
Posted by Jake Fury

 
In all seriousness, I really enjoyed the JSA episode and the episode with the Legion. I haven't watched much else since I'm not a big tv fan.
Posted by Doctor!!!!!
@mark5: I grew up with the show, It took alot of good time with me.
@ssejllenrad: I do have a great open mind!
@KenTheProfile: No powers and would have been Dawson's Creek
@haydenclaireheroes: Thank you
@Caligula: Wonder Twins Powers Activate! No Rings though.
@azza04: Thanks!
@FadeToBlackBolt: 
You did'nt like Pete, I miss Pete
   @cattlebattle: I know its batman, I just know it!
Posted by Deranged Midget

Great post Doctor!

My favourite part of the show was Lex Luthor and I loved how they portrayed him and Clark as best friends, and how their friendship broke apart in later seasons. Rosenbaum is easily the best actor for Lex. 
Posted by Ms. Omega

I loved the Booster Gold & Blue Beetle episode

Posted by Vitality

I love Smallville...not only because I'm a superman fan...but because when the show started Clark and I were the same age.

 

When he was a freshman, I was a freshman.

 

It definitely made him relatable.

Posted by Iron_Turtle
@Deranged Midget said:
" Great post Doctor!
My favourite part of the show was Lex Luthor and I loved how they portrayed him and Clark as best friends, and how their friendship broke apart in later seasons. Rosenbaum is easily the best actor for Lex. 
"
This. Totally.
Initially I was a little surprised by the casting but he did good.
Posted by Doctor!!!!!
@Vitality: I was quite younger, but I grew up with Clark through the show
@Deranged Midget: Michael Russumbaum was perfect as Lex
 
Posted by Doctor!!!!!


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