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I have been rewatching some of the Smallville episodes on TNT (they run quite frequently). I did not watch the show during its initial run.

In my opinion, the show did an almost reverse "jump the shark" move (only know 1 other show that did this).

1) The Early years - there were the early episodes that centers around Smallville, Clark, Lana, Cloe, brooding Lex, and which almost every single problen was derived from the Meteors. Most of these episodes bore me to death.

2) Oliver Queen's addition - Lana gone, Locations moves from Smallville, larger suport case, more "supers", introduction of Lois, some global intrigue, etc. I find these episodes so much more fun and I relaly liked the Oliver character.

There probably was a middle period where Lana and Lex were kind of on their way out and the series was trying to find its footing (gradually improving).

anyway, that's my take would be interested in hearing other people's feelings.

It wasn't really a Superman (or Clark Kent) show, IMO.

It was a Buffy/Dawson's Creek hybrid that used the trapping of Superman.

The whole thing was a giant c--- tease, if you'll pardon my language. It's whole shtick was alluding to some greatness (that the viewer should breathlessly know about), but never attaining greatness.

Similarly, I don't really consider Lois and Clark a legit Superman show. It was simply using trapping of Superman as a chick-flick Moonlighting type deal.

The Superman Franchise would have been better off without both those shows. Both were big nothings.

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