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Smallville 

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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, Kansas.
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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 31 wins & 155 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Tom Welling ...  Clark Kent / ... 217 episodes, 2001-2011
Allison Mack ...  Chloe Sullivan / ... 202 episodes, 2001-2011
Kristin Kreuk ...  Lana Lang / ... 158 episodes, 2001-2011
Michael Rosenbaum ...  Lex Luthor / ... 156 episodes, 2001-2011
John Glover ...  Lionel Luthor / ... 144 episodes, 2001-2011
Erica Durance ...  Lois Lane / ... 141 episodes, 2004-2011
Annette O'Toole ...  Martha Kent / ... 135 episodes, 2001-2011
John Schneider ...  Jonathan Kent / ... 114 episodes, 2001-2011

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The numerous miraculous rescues by the local wonder boy Clark Kent (Tom Welling) have aroused suspicions amongst colonials of Smallville, Kansas. 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 (Annette O'Toole) and Jonathan Kent (John Schneider) on the day of an infamous meteor shower, and subsequently adopted. Clark's friend Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum), the only heir of LuthorCorp, has been secretly investigating grounds for Clark's outlandish valor. However, on the face of it, Clark just seems to be a normal boy who's slightly more secretive than usual. Written by Abhinav Madaan

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A small town on the edge of innocence... A young man on the threshold of destiny. (Season 1) See more »


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In season one, episode one, "Pilot", there is a reference to Clark Kent being Superman by Lana Lang. Lana:"So what are you, man or super man?" Clark: I haven't figured it out yet. See more »

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Traffic enforcement seems a little lax in Smallville as we see teenagers aged between 14-15 drive vehicles in the early seasons. In the State of Kansas a 14-year-old can get a learner's permit to drive, however, Clark, Lana, Chloe, Pete and their classmates should have restrictions placed on there driving since Kansas law also states that an adult 18 years and older must be along at all times when they drive. So Clark and his friends are violating state law by driving alone and without adult supervision when the provisions of having a Restricted Permit even when 15 years old requires licensed adult supervision to drive. See more »

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[repeated line]
Zod: Kneel before Zod.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Featured in The Replacement Gods (2012) See more »

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Superman (It's Not Easy)
Performed by Five for Fighting
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...BRILLIANT CASTING...IT'S ALL IN THE CASTING...
17 February 2004 | by d_knyteSee all my reviews

I'm wholeheartedly convinced that what makes Smallville work so well is the virtually flawless casting/direction on this show. Tom Welling and Kristin Kreuk in my personal opinion are **sinfully** (and seemingly effortlessly) attractive individuals. They were the "bait" that initially had me interested in Smallville (after seeing them in fall previews for the show in 2001), as evolutionary biology compels us to naturally pay more attention to beautiful people. Then there was the Chloe Sullivan character, whose quirky and cerebral personality I was instantly drawn to. Allison Mack seems perfect for the role - she plays it with sass, intelligence, vulnerability, and a dynamic form of bubbly charisma. And I keep rooting for Chloe and Clark to make it happen (although I imagine something tragic might eventually happen to her character - guess there's always cousin Lois). I absolutely *adore* John Glover as Lionel Luthor...the cold, refined way he speaks, and the manner in which he carries himself is essential to the role. It was/is cool to see Annette O'Toole from Superman III show up as Clark's mother. And John Schneider really is the perfect dad for Superman in my view. Initially, I wasn't sure what to think about the adjustment to the Pete Ross character (it does wreak of "tokenism"), but as a person of color myself, I nevertheless *enthusiastically* applaud the show's efforts at more accurately reflecting our world by including Sam Jones III, and the multi-racial Kreuk. I just wish they gave poor Pete more to do. Let's not forget Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor. What I like about his involvement with the show is that in actuality he seems to be a science-fiction/action guy in real life with his voice-over work. And I respect that immensely.

Tom Welling turned down the Clark Kent role twice -- but the show's creators knew that Smallville wouldn't fly (pun intended) the way it needed to without Welling; and that speaks volumes about how important casting decisions were to the show's creators. And it wouldn't be working as well without Michael Rosenbaum. Or Allison Mack. Or John Glover. Or John Schneider and Annette O'Toole. Kristin Kreuk is an incredibly refreshing presence on television, and I hope to see more of Sam Jones in the future - maybe in a role that will allow him to shine more than can as Pete Ross. Not since "New York Undercover" have I been as enthusiastic about a television show as I am about Smallville. I am now a huge fan of Brian Robbins and Michael Tollin, and was thrilled to learn that they have been behind some pretty slick productions, including the 1995 Russell Simmons-affiliated Rapumentary, "The Show." I feel enriched and invigorated with youthful energy every time I catch a new episode of Smallville (I'm a now "ancient" 27 years old), and I can only imagine how special it must be on that Vancouver set. Smallville is a great show that has assembled a nearly flawless cast, features great music, notable guest stars, fantastically fun plotlines, and a fearless approach to taking chances. Bravo.

A.K.


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