A Quick Look At Each Smallville Season...
Zachary Koenig | Fergus Falls, MN | 11/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A quick look at each Smallville season (including a star ranking out of five):
Season One (*****): Sets down the roots of an amazing show focusing on the younger (high school) days of Clark Kent, the future hero Superman. In this season, Clark's crush on Lana Lana and friendship (yes, friendship) with Lex Luthor are developed, as well a certain green substance that seems to wreak havoc on the town of Smallville.
Season Two (*****): This season focuses on Clark finding out his Kryptonian heritage, including a very moving guest appearance from a man of Superman movie lore. What I consider to be the best part of this season is all the allusions to the Superman cannon (or mythology)...there are multiple great moments in each episode that will make you crack a smile.
Season Three (*****): What I consider to be the best season of the show, as it explores the potential for evil in Lex Luthor and why he is so troubled. Lex's psychotic break is a high point in the series, while this is also the last season that the Clark/Lana romance remains emotional on a week-to-week level.
Season Four (****): The plot got a little weaker this season (I think the producers needed something for Lana Lang's character to do, thus the "witches" plotline), but it still introduced classic characters from the Superman comics and saw all the main characters graduate Smallville High, taking the show in a whole new direction.
Season Five (*****): This season rebounds from a weaker previous season, as it introduces a new famous Superman villain (at this point much more powerful than Lex Luthor), has an emotional special Christmas episode, and features a 100th episode that will have you reaching for the tissue box on multiple occasions.
Season Six (***): By far the weakest season of the show. Starts out with a bang, but never achieves that kind of success again until the season finale. The Clark/Lana romance is so stretched that it becomes like a soap opera, losing its emotional punch. An evil Lex and a junior Justice League forming are the highlights of this emotional bereft season."