I don’t blog about TV shows very often but I’ll make an exception tonight as I have spent ten years watching this show. At times even I wondered why I bothered with it but the end was good enough that it justified sitting through some down years.
It took a really long time but Smallville’s Clark Kent finally put on the Superman suit and took flight. I watched all ten seasons of the show and I have to be honest, there were times where I wondered why I did so. There was a lot of stupidity along the way but I stuck by the show just because I am a big Superman guy. I don’t think I would have for any other show because in the middle years this show was that horrible at times. This final season was great though. It truly did reward people like me who stuck by the show.
Unlike most fans of the show I wasn’t a fan of the Chloe character. At times the show was too much about her and that never caught on with me. I wasn’t a fan of the on again/off again (repeat process 3 times) love affairs but I get that it was a CW/WB show and they had to play to that network’s audience. I wasn’t a fan of him losing his powers multiple times either. At times they recycled old plotlines way too much. The show really did evolve over the years though. The whole “freak of the week” era seems so long ago. This series gave us probably the best portrayals of Lex Luthor and Lois Lane ever. I really liked how this show started with a friendship between Clark Kent and Lex Luthor. That story was brilliantly told.
What did you think of the finale? I thought the whole wedding part of the finale took way too long. It was kind of ridiculous to spend 45 minutes on it and then show at the end that 7 years later they still weren’t married. That was a major complaint for me tonight. Was it just me or were there a lot more commercials then usual tonight? Absolutely loved that they got the score from the first movie though. I was surprised to see that no one from the Justice League made an appearance. I was equally surprised with the absence of Lana Lang and Pete Ross. Couldn’t they at least have put with Lex Luthor in the final scene when he is about to take the podium? I liked that they had “Jimmy Olsen’s brother” show up though.
Where do we go from here? The box set that is coming out later this year looks like it will be a must buy. I really hope that is the actual cover art because that looks pretty awesome. I would have loved to see the next set of Superman movies be done with this cast. Tom Welling as Superman, Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor and Erica Durance as Lois Lane. It will be hard to picture anyone else in those roles for a while because I think all three were fantastic. Do we get a spin off? I think a Justice League or Green Arrow show has potential. Could we get the occasional cameo from the Smallville characters there?
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