"Smallville" is in it's tenth and final (allegedly lol) season and I was just thinking back to when I first started watching the show which was really mid-way through season two. I was not there from the beginning and had no interest in the series really due to my interest in "Superman" in general waning. In fact I kind of thought it was just an updated version of the old live action "Superboy" show to be naively honest. Then I came across an old interview in Wizard Magazine that they conducted with Miles and Gough and they're candid discussions and early plans for the series intrigued me enough to finally check it out.
This is not a thread to debate "Smallville's" merits or faults as as series (Rao knows we've done that enough on this forum) but to express instead how you heard or discovered the show. Feel free while we're at it to reminiscence about your favorite moments or episodes while we're at it, yes I'm feeling all retrospective right now since we're almost at mid-point of the final season.
I have to say that Lionel and especially Chloe were really the reasons why I decided to stick around along with Michael Rossenblaum's excellent portrayal of Lex Luthor. If not for these three I think I would have bailed on the series really early on.