As a long time Superman fan I was very curious about Smallville. I was won over to this Clark Kent when he said that he didn't want to be a "total loser" because he couldn't play on the football(for obvious reasons!). When he stuck his arm in that shredder and said, "I'd give anything to be normal" that was the second winning point with me. This Clark Kent was a realistic teenager, emotionally speaking. In fact, this show made me glad my teenage years were well behind me! As for Lex, it harkened back to PRE-CRISIS DC when Superboy and teenage Lex Luthor were friends. This series also made Lex a fairly tragic character to me.
One thing that did concern me was that in the beginning Clark was fighting Kryptonite mutated teenagers. I said, "Oh, this nice, but if it's all this show is plus teenage angst, it's not going to last long." The episode Zero was the turning point for me as Lex was the center of the episode.
When Lana divorced Lex, and she became part of Clark's life, I felt like the show had gone backward. I was a very happy camper when she was finally gone.
I liked how Oliver Queen became a big part of Smallville. No offense, but I needed a break from Batman and I was glad he never showed up on the series.
All in all, it's been an enjoyable show and I'm looking forward to hopefully seeing Tom Welling in the costume. I just wish Tom's costume was more like Christopher Reeve's and NOT Brandon Routh's. Reeve's costume was big, bold and in your face. Routh's was very subdued to me. I hated that small "S" shield.
"Look! Up in the sky!