Over the course of ten seasons, the show had its moments, or showed promise of greatness, but never quite managed to shake the shackles of its TV restrictions (or Welling's unwillingness to don the tights... Not to mention his wooden acting and limited facial expressions).
Hey! Don't be so hard on Tom Welling! It's not his
fault he's wooden! The fairy promised
she would make him a real boy one day and then she flaked! It's the fairy's fault I tells ya! THE FAIRY!