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Smallville (2001–2011)

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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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Release Date:

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Did You Know?


Jonathan and Martha's email starts with "CNH-320" which is the license plate number of the General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) also starring John Schneider. See more »


It is stated, pretty much throughout the series that Smallville is approximately 3-4 hours drive from Metropolis. There are numerous cases throughout the series when characters are able to move between the two places in much less time. See more »


Clark Kent: I didn't dive in after Lex's car! It hit me at 60 miles an hour! Does that sound normal to you? I'd give anything to be normal.
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Crazy Credits

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


Version of Superman II (1980) See more »


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The Saga of Superman gets off to a Promising Start
16 October 2001 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

I just got finished watching SMALLVILLE and I have to say that I'm impressed. Sure, people are going to dismiss it as a Dawson's Creek/ Roswell clone but... oh.... SO WHAT?

The acting is good. The cast are mostly well-chosen (although an Amerindian* Lana and a black Pete Ross took a little getting used to). AND, unlike the big budget film versions of Superman and Batman, this series' creators seem to have actually looked at the source material AND USED IT!

Watching the original Chris Reeve flick, I was always interested in seeing more of the Smallville briefly shown in that film's first half hour. Now, Nielsen willing, we'll have five years' worth of a look!

Which makes me want to make a prediction here-- if the series goes the full five or seven years, the final year ends with Clark finally taking his place as Superman.

Okay, that's a "well, DUH" prediction but somebody had to make it!

-------------------- (* Post script two years later-- at the time I wrote this, there was virtually nothing available on Miss Kreuk. Since her exotic looks reminded me of Native Americans I know, i assumed she was one as well. And since Pete Ross in the comics is blond, the casting of Sam Jones was a surprise. A nice one, as he grew on me quite a lot. Too bad his character was so underutilized that Jones left the show.)

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