Stil gravely pondering his place is life, Clark lets Lois drag him along to their Smalvillle high school reunion. Rather then enjoying his hero status, while Lois shines less then she expected, Clark...
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.
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.
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
Margot Kidder's character, Bridgette Crosby, was meant to become the primary villain of Season 4. After Christopher Reeve's untimely death in 2004, the show's producers decided to incorporate the death of the legendary actor into the plot as his character Virgil Swann was killed off screen. Kidder was not happy with this decision, feeling the producers were capitalizing on the actor's passing. Thus, she backed out of her commitments. As a result, the character of Genevieve Teague, as played by Jane Seymour, was created to fill in as the central big bad for the remainder of the season. Ironically, Christopher Reeve played a romantic love interest opposite both Margot Kidder and Jane Seymour; Kidder in Superman (1978) and Seymour in Somewhere in Time (1980). 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 »
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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The credits style changes in the season 5 premiere. See more »
The Saga of Superman gets off to a Promising Start
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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