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Old December 5 2010, 03:32 AM   #1
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How Did You Discover "Smallville"?

"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.
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Old December 5 2010, 03:41 AM   #2
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Re: How Did You Discover "Smallville"?

I was going to say something flippent like.... I was 7 years old and bought this comic... Lo and behold it was a story about a youth in a town called smallville.... but, Ive been watching since the show began.... been downloading the episodes from the alt.binaries.multimedia newsgroup so I have every one... been collecting supernatural that way too....
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Old December 5 2010, 03:48 AM   #3
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I found it mid-way in S1...I didn't have the WB as a regular station and our local NBC affiliate showed WB programs at 2am-4am and I was looking around to see what was on and caught one episode in the middle I forgot which one but I believe it may have been "Leech" I actually thought it was stupid but tuned in for a full ep the following week...it took me a while to get into it but once I was...I haven't looked back. I haven't been a big comics fan and was a Superman fan but my knowledge was limited at that time.

I mainly like Kristin as Lana and liked the Kents family dynamic. To be honest I hated Chloe for the 1st 4 1/2 seasons.
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Old December 5 2010, 03:53 AM   #4
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Admiral_Young wrote: View Post

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.


AY;

Before I answer the question you threw out, let me just ditto what you said there. Ally, Glover and Rosey were truly the glue that held this show together (with help from John Schneider and Annette O'Toole). We all know my obsesion with the Chlovage, so I won't go any further that what I just said.

With that out of my system, SV was actually in the middle of it's third season, when the Missus and I first discovered Season 1 running on Lifetime or some other obscure cable network. I had heard of the show, but had never watched it, primarily because at the time, it ran at the same time as 'Enterprise'. But we both kinda got hooked watching the re-runs and shortly afterwards found Season 2 on DVD for a really good price. Once S1 ended on cable, we immediately began watching the DVDs and have stayed with the series, for better or for worse, ever since.

I hope most of our regular gang chimes in on this thread. I'm curious to see when everyone else discovered the show.


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Old December 5 2010, 03:57 AM   #5
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To be honest I hated Chloe for the 1st 4 1/2 seasons.

So you succumbed to the power of the Chlovage midway through Season 4?

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Old December 5 2010, 03:59 AM   #6
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As soon as she found out Clark's secret or whatever. I really enjoyed Chloe in S5, S6 & S7...I enjoyed AM playing Brainiac in S8 but the Chloe character fell off for me again and she really hasn't come back.

S5 Chloe!
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As soon as she found out Clark's secret or whatever. I really enjoyed Chloe in S5, S6 & S7...I enjoyed AM playing Brainiac in S8 but the Chloe character fell off for me again and she really hasn't come back.

S5 Chloe!

According to Kryptonsite, she'll be back sometime next year.


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Old December 5 2010, 04:03 AM   #8
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They said with bad-ass return!
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They said with bad-ass return!


I'll take her ass any way it returns!


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Old December 5 2010, 04:08 AM   #10
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Re: How Did You Discover "Smallville"?

I think that the episode that really hooked me on how good this show could be was "Rosetta" the Chris Reeve episode where Clark learns to read Kryptonian for the first time thanks to Dr. Swann. I think the Veritas storyline has kind of diminished the greatness of that character but I digress. The hint of John Williams theme at the end of the episode had me in goosebumps.
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Old December 5 2010, 04:09 AM   #11
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Re: How Did You Discover "Smallville"?

Smallville had a massive promotions campaign leadin' up the series premiere.

The thing that caught my attention was the billboard of Tom Welling in Jesus pose with the "S" drawn on his bare chest. I thought that was interestin' - who the hell could tie up Superman?

Damn Kryptonite made it too easy...

Not a regular viewer of the show anymore. I really stopped watchin' in the third season, I think, caught up via DVD but only up to the sixth season, and stopped watchin' again in the seventh season.
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Old December 5 2010, 04:12 AM   #12
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The hint of John Williams theme at the end of the episode had me in goosebumps.

And correct me if I'm wrong here, but didn't we also get a hint of the JW theme at the end of Season 5, after Zod/Lex banished Clark to the PZ? I kinda remembering having a minor nerdgasm at the end of that ep.
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Old December 5 2010, 04:12 AM   #13
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I saw a commercial and thought it was a good concept and started watching it from when it first aired.
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Old December 5 2010, 04:27 AM   #14
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Saw the ads but ignored the show for a few years. Then a friend recommended it,so I watched it and have for the last five seasons. Never bothered to watch the ones I missed though.
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Re: How Did You Discover "Smallville"?

I remember the ads and promos for the pilot as well and as I stated in my original post ignored the show until the Wizard interview.
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