I’m a die-hard fan of Smallville, but if you read my previous article, well, I just want things to come to an end before they become terrible. I was not happy about an eighth season making its debut. Let’s face it, there were some pretty good moments in the last couple of seasons, and I did like the Supergirl story at times, but mostly it was stink–at least in comparison to what the show used to be.
How do I feel now that we’re seven episodes into the eighth season? Shocked and amazed, but in a good way.
I kept asking myself, Dee, why is it you’re sticking with Smallville? Is it your undying adoration for the man in blue? Well, why was it I was ready to call it quits on Smallville in the first place? I think we can all point to the fatal flaw, which is: Lana. Hey, it’s nothing on Kristin Kreuk and her abilities, the Clana storyline was tired 3 seasons ago. When I heard Kristin would not continue to be a regular, I said ‘hooray’ and shed a little tear hearing the same about Michael. However, I don’t think any of us could have anticipated the breath of fresh air a cast shake-up would do for the show.
Now, though I’m still a little hesitant to fully proclaim it: I love this show again! Clark has finally moved to Metropolis and about time. I’m glad the producers finally took the show to where it needed to be, because Smallville (the town, not the show) was a tired place with tired plots.
Instead of the boy who would be Superman we get to see the young man becoming Superman and it works. (And having the Green Arrow and some Justice League members frequent doesn’t hurt either). Plus we have the we-know-it-isn’t-doomed-from-the-beginning relationship budding between Clark and Lois.
And can I just say Erica Durance makes my favorite Lois thusfar? She’s perfect. Honestly, can we get the movie producers to take a look at what Smallville’s done for Superman and leave the Bryan Singer yoga Supes out of it from now on?
Anyways, apparently Lana is making an appearance for a few eps and she and Clark will kiss (spew), but I’m hoping these episodes prove we jumped the shark on that relationship long ago and it’s time for Clark to move forward with Lois.
I really, really, really want to see him get into a suit, and if the above photo is the concept, I’m all over that. They figured out how to get Bruce to stop wearing his underwear on the outside, why not the man of steel?
I’m a huge spoilers gal, so if you’re like me and want the poop, the scoop, etc. head on over to Kryptonsite.com They do an excellent job of keeping us up to date on Smallville show happenings with photos, spoilers and episode recaps. Plus they have a pretty decent little Heroes site if you’re interested in more things superhero.
Well done to the producers and execs over at the CW. I didn’t think keeping Smallville going was a wise idea, but it turned out to work great–and is likely the one thing keeping that poor network afloat. Can we get a petition going to see Clark fly this season? Anyone?