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Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 at 02:29:51 pm EDT (Viewed 7 times)
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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.

I'd point to the first 2 or 3 seasons as the best. Even though the redundant meteor rock infected villain got old very quickly, Bo Duke as Pa Kent really resonated with me. I thought he did a fine job on what really is one of the most important and underexplored aspect of Clark's life. The man who made him Superman in moral character and fiber. Looking back that is one of the things that bugged me about Kostner's portrayl in Man of Steel. The man who would let children drown and committed suicide to motivate his son just didn't do it for me.

Once Bo bought the farm (hehehe) the show went down hill quickly.

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