The Former Adventures Of Previous Smallville

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As much as new TV series goes, Smallville will never fall under such a group. Now on its 8th term, a milestone that only several franchises ever reach, Smallville is imprinted in television history as one of the longest operating shows ever since the innovation of the television set.' It is stated in the same breath like the Simpsons, the X-Files, CSI and Seinfeld, and ER, all of which are television heavyweights what with their total influence on general culture in addition to their long, long, long duration gracing our television screens.

But the 8th term of Smallville deserves citation in each discussion for upcoming television shows. The 8th season of Smallville, after all, turns the franchise around into an entire new direction, and this makes anything about the show fresh and thrilling one more time.

Gone are many program patrons who have decided to pursue other professions.' Lex Luthor and Lana Lang - Michael Rosenbaum and Kristin Kreuk respectively - both of whom are greatly recognized as main characters for the program who are really liable for its victory, will not be making a comeback.' This leaves Clark Kent - portrayed by Tom Welling - to take the torch by himself as the lead character of the series that records the beginnings of the hero that the planet will one day identify as Superman.

The first thing that the producers did was to change the overall air of the show.' They achieved this by moving Clark from the confines of his protected abode of Smallville to the erratic urban forest of Metropolis.' Clark is no longer a farm boy, he has now taken an occupation at the Daily Planet.' Clark has also connected himself with a another group of super-powered buddies, the young Justice League.' Green Arrow, Black Canary and Aquaman have appeared on the first episode, with the Flash (Bart Allen) and Cyborg soon to follow suit.

Clark also requires a new love interest.' Hence, Lois Lane - played by Erica Durance - has been elevated from a potential romance element to a real romance partner. But a hero is just as good as his villains, and with Lex Luthor gone, the creators have presented 2 other antagonists for the young Superman.' Doomsday - the human equal of the personality who actually killed Superman in the comic book series - and Luthor's committed right hand woman, Tess Mercer, will cause life really, very hard for the emerging hero.

What was considered of as the end of the series instead gave new life to an old franchise.' And presently, Smallville is very much ready} to take on all greenhorns who wish to take away its throne.

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