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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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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When Lois Lane (Erica Durance) first appeared, the producers wanted her to be more visually different from Lana Lang (Kristin Kreuk), thus had highlights on Durance's hair before she could sport Lois' trademark dark brown hair in later seasons. 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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Zod: Kneel before Zod.
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Version of Superwoman (1979) See more »

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Apart from the special effects this show has surprisingly aged well. (2019)
27 August 2019 | by joelarredondoSee all my reviews

I've watched almost all current superhero shows: The Boys, Arrow, Daredevil, Flash, Punisher, Black Lightning, Supergirl, The Defenders, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Agents of Shield, Legends of Tomorrow, and a couple other ones. And I gotta say as good as some of those shows are, they just don't compare to Smallville. I know sounds crazy right? How can a show that premiered in 2001 be better than Daredevil? Well its simple. Smallville has heart. When you think of a superhero the first thing you want is heart and soul and by god this show has it. I know it sounds cheesy but its true. The show if far from perfect and the writing obviously might not be as legendary as The Boys for example. But it is consistent through ten seasons. The best part about this show in my opinion was the character development. Seeing Lex Luthor slowly develop into the villain he is today was phenomenal, Michael Rosenbaum nailed it I thought. Seeing Clark go from an insecure boy to a confident and heroic man was a beauty of a thing. Seeing Lois Lane go from guarded and unsure of herself to an independent and lovable character was awesome. Another thing I loved about this show were the relationships. And no I don't just mean romantic. The relationship between Clark and Lex is amazing to see how it unfolds from being acquaintances, to friends, to brothers, to a disdained partnership, to a nemesis relationship was done very well. The relationship between Clark and his parents (Kryptonian and the Kents) was also handled very nicely. And even more that I won't spoil. All in all this was an awesome show to watch even in 2019. 10 years from now this show will definitely have an impact for me.


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