October 16, 2016: The Essential “Smallville”

SmallvilleFifteen years ago on this very day (October 16, 2001), “Smallville” premiered on television.

To celebrate this anniversary, Superman fan Douglas Meacham (with help from Trentus Magnus) has put together “The Essential SMALLVILLE!”, a compilation of the must-see episodes of 10 seasons of “Smallville”.

Doug explains, “‘Smallville’ has been a large part of my young adult life. This list dates back, in rudimentary form, to as far as 2007, before the series ended. I rewatched the show last year to create this finalized list for posting on the Superman Homepage in time for the 15th anniversary of the show’s airing. It reduces the show to a little more than half the total episodes, and it’s my hope that it will serve as a good guided tour of the series for new watchers and a refresher for seasoned ones.”

“As mentioned above, Trentus Magnus was very helpful in contributing his feedback and opinion on which episodes should be included. He covers the show in depth during every eight episode of his podcast ‘Trentus Magnus Punches Reality’. I highly recommend giving these episodes and the show in general a listen. I also invite feedback from you as well. You can e-mail me your opinions and viewing experiences at poseidon_6@yahoo.com. In the meantime, up, up, and away!”

Read “The Essential SMALLVILLE” guide right here at the Superman Homepage.

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DE-EL
Member

I liked this series and I own the entirety of it on DVD, but I still had many problems with it. The excessive overuse of kryptonite, the Clark/Lana rollercoaster romance, the 10-year time-span prior to his donning the cape and moniker (should’ve gotten them after Season 4), and the meeting/encountering heroes and villains that are synonymous for their associations and friendships with Superman and NOT Kent. Besides those and a few other nitpicks, I was fine with the show enough to wish to own it…

Kal-Ed
Member

A minimum to season 5 I would have guessed it would continue but never thought it would take 10 years. There were good and bad seasons. I too own all of them on DVD and bluray.

Smallville_Fan2001
Member

If you think about it though, it makes sense for the show to end after the tenth season. Clark was 14 when the show started, and 25 when it ended. That matches up almost perfectly in the comics when he debuted.

johnny
Member

It was a great show, good music, great casting, and drama. However my biggest problem with the show, is that, almost everyone in the DC universe came through Smallville and one point or another. It was just a bit too much for me.

scarecroe
Member

Where can I read this article?

Steve Eden
Member

Well, the intro was nice… Now, how do we access the actual list?

Superman1993
Member

I was in my third year of high school when Smallville premiere on The WB in the fall of 2001 and I couldn’t stop watching it from then on until the series finale in the Spring of 2011.

Smallville_Fan2001
Member

I’m sure Steve will fix the link later today or tomorrow.

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