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Old April 5 2011, 03:26 AM   #1
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Just discovered Smallville

I just started watching this show, and I'm really liking it. I don't know why it took me so long to find it. I've been renting the show on Netflix and am about half way through the second season.

Two observations, one it really reminds me of the X-Files. Am I the first one to notice this? Seems pretty striking, but I've never heard anyone mention it. Not that that is a bad thing, I loved the X-Files.

Two, Lex does not seem to be such a bad guy. I know he's got to become evil in order to fulfill Superman mythos, but it seems a shame, I really like the character as he is.
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Old April 5 2011, 03:31 AM   #2
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Lex isn't meant to be a bad guy at the start. He and Clark are friends. This is done on purpose for the series and a homage to the Silver Age friendship between Superboy and Lex.
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Old April 5 2011, 03:42 AM   #3
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Yeah, I know. I'm just saying it's to bad he has to become evil. I really like the character as he is. Ex bad boy trying to make good, going against his evil corporate father. I like him, and I will be despondent when he goes all evil.
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Old April 5 2011, 05:27 AM   #4
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Re: Just discovered Smallville

How he does become "evil" in the series is lame. I'll let you get to that on your own though.
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Old April 5 2011, 05:34 AM   #5
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Re: Just discovered Smallville

I started Smallville back in February and I am near the end of the 6th season, which I've enjoyed thanks to a expanding recurring cast. The show sometimes suffers from poor guest actors, lazy plot devices and the monster of the week/Kryptonite has so many properties angle.

The Clark/Lex relationship is superb and the acting of Michael Rosenbaum is terrfic. Chloe is a geeks dream cute, smart, funny and is a great sidekick. The show is amazing when it touches upon the DC Universe itself and I cannot wait to see how season 7-10 goes.
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Old April 5 2011, 05:36 AM   #6
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Re: Just discovered Smallville

Strangely enough, it appears they are reshowing the pilot episode this friday in it's normal time slot.
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Old April 5 2011, 05:37 AM   #7
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I just started watching this show
You poor bastard. Stop watching while you still can!
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Old April 5 2011, 05:38 AM   #8
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The friendship between Clark and Lex is arguably one of the best things the show did. Yep, have always said that the best episodes on the show are the homages, episodes that directly deal with the DCU.

It's not strange that they're reairing the pilot. This has been known since last December and has been talked about by us in the hiatus threads, etc.
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Old April 5 2011, 05:50 AM   #9
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Stop while you're ahead!
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Old April 5 2011, 05:53 AM   #10
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I really wish they would had done better by Lana...Kristin Kreuk is wonderful and they totally destroyed her character. You'll see.
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Old April 6 2011, 12:03 AM   #11
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I really wish they would had done better by Lana...Kristin Kreuk is wonderful and they totally destroyed her character. You'll see.
Oh no! That does not sound good.
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Old April 6 2011, 03:29 AM   #12
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don't listen to them and just enjoy the show . You'll love the second season ender . one of my personal favorite's . and if you are a lana fan wait till you get to season 4.
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Old April 7 2011, 08:04 PM   #13
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Don't waste your time, dude.
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Old April 7 2011, 08:38 PM   #14
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I really wish they would had done better by Lana...Kristin Kreuk is wonderful and they totally destroyed her character. You'll see.
Oh no! That does not sound good.
To be fair they ruined all the characters.

I enjoy it and when I had the DVDs Seasons 1-7 I watched like a disc a day. If I can ever get the money I want to buy the series box-set when it comes out in the fall or winter.
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Old April 7 2011, 08:45 PM   #15
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Re: Just discovered Smallville

Somewhere around season 6 the show becomes unbearable silly, but I liked a lot of the first few years.
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