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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.
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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)


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

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Before the legend...before the icon...there was a teenager named Clark Kent. (Season 1) See more »


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At the time of his casting, Tom Welling was sent various Superman-related gifts, including books and toys, which Welling planned to leave unopened until the show was over. See more »


In several episodes, an establishment shot is shown in scenes in the Kent's barn at night. A crescent moon is shown with its limbs pointing down toward the horizon. This can happen, but not at night. See more »


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.
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The TV series we Superman fans have been waiting for.
23 November 2001 | by (Houston, Tx, USA, Earth) – See all my reviews

"Smallville" is an excellent idea for a TV series. I am one of those who grew up in the 1950s with Superboy and Superman comics. I loved the Superman films with Chris Reeves. I loved the "Lois and Clark" TV series. But this one, which chronicles Clark Kent's high school life, the period when he began to realize the extent of his super powers, and began to see his life's mission, has not been depicted before, as far as I can recall. They've done it extremely well, and the actors are very fitting for the parts. And, naturally, good always prevails over evil.

A year 2005 update -- we don't watch "Smallville" as faithfully anymore as we used to. I suppose that is a natural consequence, as old story lines get stale, and the writers try harder for scripts with an "edge." Still, whenever we do watch, we still enjoy the series.

A year 2010 update -- we are again watching "Smallville" every week. In spite of the age now of the series it remains an interesting series. I keep wondering when Clark will learn how to fly.

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