The other day we took a look at the season premiere of Chuck, our favourite television show. Despite Chuck‘s undisputed status of “favourite thing on TV right now”, what has us truly excited this year is Smallville, which commenced it’s tenth and final season last week.
For those unaware, Smallville tells the story of a young man named Clark Kent, prior to his being known by the more common monicker Superman.
Your intrepid blogger has long had a love/hate relationship with this television show. On one hand, he always, without exception, enjoys a good superhero televisual experience. They can get pretty damned terrible before he stops enjoying them. On the other hand, Smallville could manage to get pretty damned bad.
But there is one thing that Smallville has always been good at: iconic moments.
The first episode shows off both sides of the coin wonderfully — the Superman outfit is revealed for the first time, in all its glory, and the show revisits one of its iconic first season moments … fantastic stuff, spine tingling. And then it follows up with the cheesiest conversation you can imagine a boy having with the ghost of his dead father.
Despite these all-to-frequent wince-inducing moments, the show is at its best when it does two things: “introducing” iconic DC heroes, villains and organisations, and when Clark takes another step that brings him closer to the Superman we know and love from old television shows, movies and comic books
This is the final season of the show, which means that Clark will be taking those final few steps, and a new superhero — THE superhero — will be unveiled.
It will be good. Your blogger is excited.