I'm willing to give it a chance. I remember when Smallville
was first announced and I thought it was going to be completely stupid. I thought, for sure, it was going to be a Dawson's Creek
clone that happens to have Clark Kent in it. A floor mate in college wanted me to watch it with him, and I was surprised that, though it had those then-WB elements, it still embraced the "superhero aspect" of the character.
proved anything is that you can pull this superhero stuff off and make it popular and successful.