Thursday, May 08, 2008


I've watched this show since it first premiered seven seasons ago. Recently, the announcement was made that Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor) would be leaving the show after this season. In related news, Kristen Kreuk (Lana Lang) will only appear in a limited number of episodes in the eighth season.

Smallville has been an interesting show. It began as a pretty neat concept, exploring Superman before he became Superman. What was life like for Clark Kent back in his hometown? What was it like for a Superman to grow up as a farm boy? But as much as the show has been about Clark's journey to become Superman, it's also been about Lex Luthor's journey into villainy.

And really, Lex's journey has been much more interesting to watch. By this point, Lex has pretty much turned to the dark side full-time. But it's going to be hard to imagine what this show will be like without him around. Rosenbaum is undoubtedly the best actor on the series. His Lex Luthor has been spot on in my opinion. I heard he's already started letting his hair grow back. I bet that's gonna look weird.

Will I miss Lana? She's been absent from the last few episodes due to an "illness" caused by Brainiac. I think it's been an improvement. She whines a lot. We all know that Clark and Lois end up together anyway. Might as well get the ball rolling on that. I mean, they are in their early 20s by now.

Oh, and Clark still isn't wearing his glasses. So, are you really telling me that when this "Superman" guy debuts in a few theoretical years, no one will recognize him as that Clark Kent kid from Smallville? Lex was his best friend for awhile and will be his arch-nemesis for the rest of his life. You don't think Lex will know that Clark is Superman? What about Lois and Jimmy? How are you gonna fix that problem Smallville writers?

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