Smallville (2001–2011)

TV Series  -   -  Adventure | Drama | Romance
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 82,578 users  
Reviews: 357 user | 95 critic

A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville.

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Debut's Today!


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 11 Jul 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 24 Jan 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 27 Feb 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 11 Sep 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Smallville" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Smallville (2001–2011)

Smallville (2001–2011) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Smallville.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



10   9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
2011   2010   2009   2008   … See all »
Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 30 wins & 151 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Heroes II (2006–2010)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

They thought they were like everyone else... until they woke with incredible abilities.

Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia
Charmed (1998–2006)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Three sisters discover their destiny - to battle against the forces of evil, using their witchcraft. They are the Charmed Ones.

Stars: Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A young girl, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan
Chuck (2007–2012)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, CIA and NSA assign two agents to protect him and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down.

Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez
Fringe (2008–2013)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A television drama centered around a female FBI agent who is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.

Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole
Angel (1999–2004)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption.

Stars: David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof
Supernatural (TV Series 2005)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver
Beauty and the Beast (TV Series 2012)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Detective Catherine Chandler (Kristin Kreuk), shaken to the core over the fact that everything she thought she knew about her life has been a lie, is determined to get answers to the ... See full summary »

Stars: Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Nina Lisandrello
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Hercules, aided by his best friend Iolaus, goes on many adventures helping people and slaying mythical monsters using his half-god strength.

Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Kevin Smith
Arrow (TV Series 2012)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.

Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. She is joined by small town bard, Gabrielle. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and Gods.

Stars: Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi
Lost (2004–2010)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island.

Stars: Jorge Garcia, Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Clark Kent / ... (217 episodes, 2001-2011)
...
 Chloe Sullivan / ... (206 episodes, 2001-2011)
...
 Lana Lang / ... (161 episodes, 2001-2011)
...
 Lex Luthor / ... (155 episodes, 2001-2011)
...
 Lionel Luthor / ... (147 episodes, 2001-2011)
...
 Lois Lane / ... (141 episodes, 2004-2011)
...
 Martha Kent / ... (139 episodes, 2001-2011)
...
 Jonathan Kent / ... (117 episodes, 2001-2011)
Edit

Storyline

The numerous miraculous rescues by the local wonder boy Clark have aroused suspicions amongst colonials of Smallville. Interestingly, the boy has managed to downplay his acts of various heroic egresses in the past. They say he's either too fast or has a penchant for finding trouble. He was found by Martha and Jonathan Kent on the day of the Meteor Shower, and subsequently adopted. Clark's friend Lex Luthor, the only heir of Luthorcorp, has been secretly investigating grounds for Clark's outlandish valor. However, on the face of it, Clark just seems a normal boy who's slightly more secretive than usual. Written by Abhinav Madaan

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Clark's darkest hour... (season 9) See more »


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

16 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Smallville Beginnings  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A group of fans of the series launched an unsuccessful online campaign to petition for the casting of Tom Welling as Clark Kent/Superman in Superman Returns (2006). See more »

Goofs

It is incorrect to say that Kansas is almost devoid of hills. Only western Kansas is almost devoid of hills. The Flint Hills are located in eastern Kansas. See more »

Quotes

Tess Mercer: [Reading Chole's letter to Oliver] Oliver, I never thought I'd have to tell you how I feel about us because the smile on my lips when I looked at you pretty much said it all. But now that you won't be seeing it anymore I'll have to use words to tell you. I've never loved anyone the way I've loved you and I never will again. You are my brightest star, my knight in shining leather, my hero.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The credits style changes in the season 5 premiere. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Smallville: The Complete Series Retrospective (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Save Me
(Main Title)
Performed by Remy Zero
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

This show will take you ‘up, up and away', in a modern kind of way!
18 May 2003 | by (Hamilton, Australia) – See all my reviews

As a fan of the superman legend for many years, I waited in anticipation for the new TV series , ‘Smallville'. I have been richly rewarded by it, as we now get to see how difficult life must have been for ‘Kal-el', as an American teenager. Although we never get to see the ‘super-being' fly around in his tights and cape, he is a fascinating character to watch, as he comes to terms with who he is and what he can do. This is the tale of a teenage Clark Kent in the days before he was Superman.

A huge meteor shower destroyed most of the town of Smallville, Kansas. It killed a lot of people, and brought Jonathan and Martha Kent what they have always wanted: a son. In 2001, Smallville has somewhat recovered from the horrible blast. However a popular yet awkward teen Clark Kent, attempts to decipher the meaning of his life and his clouded past. As he struggles with the transition from boyhood to adulthood, his strength and strange abilities set him uncomfortably apart from his peers. Clark must deal with a variety of individuals given powers by mysterious green rocks from the meteor shower, keep his powers a secret, cope with his friendship with a young Lex Luthor, and balance the two girls in his life, Chloe and Lana.

This show, although it is touching on an old and celebrated story, still has very original aspects to it. The storylines that have been presented in ‘Smallville' are of the finest quality, with some pushing the boundary that could reveal ‘what' Clark Kent really is. While it is strange to see it, the friendship that has developed between Clark's future arch-enemy, Lex Luthor, is fascinating. I am looking forward to seeing how Lex keeps turning into a criminal mastermind, while the shows has touched base on this a little. I also like the way that the story integrates seeing that not all of Smallville's individuals have not escaped the dangerous affects of what we get to know later is ‘ Kryptonite', the one thing that can hurt Superman. All of the stories have kept me interested enough to want know what will happen next.

The cast of this show, while it is somewhat unknown, is impressive. The lead role of Clark Kent/ Kal-El, is done perfectly by Tom Welling. In fact the resemblance between Welling and the junior Clark performed in the first Superman movie, Jeff East, is incredible. The other young cast members include the gorgeous Kristen Kruek, who plays the charming innocent Lana Lang. I like most people hope that Clark does end up with Lana, as for some reason, she does not deserve someone as good as Clark is. Michael Rosenbaum plays a quality Lex Luthor, with the two newer characters in this story, Pete and Chloe, performed by Sam Jones III and Allison Mack. I do like the two older cast members who were given the roles of Martha and Jonathon Kent. Martha is played by Annette O'Toole, who if you can remember appeared in the third ‘Superman' movie, as a grown up Lana Lang. I really like her as Clark Kent's mother, but for what reason I don't know. While John Schneider is a likeable Jonathon Kent.

I like the soundtrack that this show has been given. The show's main tune of `Save me', suits it very well. That song is performed by Remy Zero. While the other bands that have been used in Smallville include The calling, with their great hit ‘wherever you will go', and Eve 6's ‘Rescue'. While Enrique Inglesia's smash hit of ‘Hero' also appeared in one episode. The soundtrack this show has really helps keep my interest and gives the program a ‘youthful' feel as well.

All in all this show has given back more than what I excepted. I guess my only criticism of it has to be the corny and contrived love story theme that it continues to bring up, especially between Clark and Lana. I wish they would either be lovers or just friends. Swapping from one phase to the other starts to become confusing and frustrating, well does for me anyway. It will be fascinating to see what happens once Clark Kent realises he has to leave Smallville and pursue what and who he was meant to be, that of course is being Superman. I have found it hard to accept that Clark Kent is growing up in the ‘present', that being the new millennium, as it does not seem to fit the ‘Superman' genre. Perhaps that is a good thing, as Superman might have a different feel in the future. Whatever happens, I will continue to watch ‘Smallville' hoping that it is original in every aspect.




95 of 121 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sad that Batman could not show up youtubemisticaluser
Lana annoying stansmith98
Need help..... Series Finale..... jameslough2014
How old were Clark/Lex supposed to be in first season orebanjoko
Lionel jameslough2014
Clark flight AUclassof82
Discuss Smallville (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page