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The Legion of Super-Heroes, teen do-gooders from 1,000 years in the future, has always been a major part of the Superboy mythos -- and now it looks like Lightning Lad, Cosmic Boy and Saturn Girl are all coming to “Smallville.” This will represent the first live-action depiction of The Legion, first introduced in Adventure Comics 50 years ago last April. Other “Smallville” stuff discussed at ComicCon: * Clark will start working at Metropolis’ Daily Planet alongside Lois. Which suggests perhaps producers should consider changing the name of the series. * Lois will start seeing Clark in a romantic light. * The Green Arrow’s origin will be explored. * Chloe may get (more) superpowers. Read all of TV Guide’s story on the panel here.

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  • July 28, 2008, 2:08 a.m. CST

    testing 1 2 3

    by xega


  • July 28, 2008, 2:10 a.m. CST


    by g0dai

    Not much can save the series now, unfortunately.

  • July 28, 2008, 2:13 a.m. CST

    herc, how much time did you spend at the con?

    by bacci40

    a couple of hours? did you go to any panels? this is not acceptable

  • July 28, 2008, 2:14 a.m. CST


    by vadakinX

    Doesn't Chloe already have superpowers? <p> As for the Legion of Superheroes...if it turns out that he becomes Superman only because they told him he would, that would not only be a lame and stupid paradox, it would also be totally likely given the lack of writing talent on this show...and people actually wanted a Smallville movie instead of a Returns sequel? Yeesh.

  • July 28, 2008, 2:16 a.m. CST

    So can he freakin' fly yet?

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    What's the deal with that shiz?

  • July 28, 2008, 2:31 a.m. CST

    Smallville is "Archie" with super powers.

    by Snookeroo

    It's even got Betty (Chloe) and Veronica (Lana).

  • July 28, 2008, 2:38 a.m. CST

    THis season will be an interesting experiment in mess..

    by wowsah156

    Seriously why bother with continuity at all? The producers have killed the cash cow. First they have got an OC Doomsday with vidal Sassoon hair, now they are maessing up continuity by bringing in the Legion too late.Legion should have been second or third season. And clark would have completed his "training" with Jor El befire starting working full time at the planet. so, its all just a big mess.

  • July 28, 2008, 2:53 a.m. CST

    comic book guy voice=="worst season ever"

    by BatPsycho

    lame gimmic to try to make up for lex and lana pretty much quitting the show, or just doing pop ups every few episodes. also heard doomsday is going to be some punk kid or WAS a good show, time to let it die out....

  • July 28, 2008, 2:57 a.m. CST

    Chloe already has a superpower.

    by Boomers_Lips

    aside from being a frigid bitch, she can resurrect people from the dead.

  • July 28, 2008, 2:59 a.m. CST

    Gorilla Grodd should be the next Big Bad

    by Boomers_Lips

    that would've been hilarious. clark fighting a big ape!

  • July 28, 2008, 3:06 a.m. CST

    Archie already has super powers too

    by newc0253

    check out issue #112 where Jughead experiments with the super-serum!<p> many hijincks ensue!

  • July 28, 2008, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Who cares if Chloe's frigid?

    by Baked

    As long as she's open? I'd do all the work. And is someone really complaining about continuity in a small-screen adaptation of a post-Crisis1, pre-Crisis2, post-Zero Hour continuity book? DC stands for "Damn Continuity!"

  • July 28, 2008, 3:47 a.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

  • July 28, 2008, 3:57 a.m. CST

    This show is highly watchable while STONED

    by Funk4America

    seriously excellent stoner fare, if you like making wisecracks about predictible characte situations and bizarre, cheezy special effects and incredibly unlikely plot twists, and I do! spark a bowl for smallville on thursday nights and await the weekend thats what I say keep them coming I want to see them get more crazy, like a mexican soap opera you know? more hot chicks and people doing crazy shit, to a superboy riff! I love it! Smallville forever!

  • July 28, 2008, 4:01 a.m. CST


    by OtisSpofford

  • July 28, 2008, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Get out the party hats...

    by OtisSpofford

    I used to defend Smallville, which does occasionally rise to coolness... But it's clear the writers either do not read DC Comics or don't give a shit about continuity... or character arcs... So now I am just going to sit back and watch it crash and burn... Hell, Time Warner will probably never do a Superboy series again because they don't want to give any $$$ to Jerry Siegel's family... As Luthor would say, "Bah!".

  • July 28, 2008, 4:47 a.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    Even your's Otis.

  • July 28, 2008, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Should have Solomon Grundy

    by Red Diver

    He can be an OC guy come back from the dead but with a fashion sense. He can go to the GAP and start a rampage. <br><br> "SOLOMON GRUNDY NEEDS PANTS!"

  • July 28, 2008, 5:06 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    This used to be a great little show. Unfortunately, like most TV shows, it doesn't know how to quit whilst it's ahead. The last couple of seasons have been woeful.

  • July 28, 2008, 5:20 a.m. CST

    They will screw up the Legion appearance

    by WalkingToaster

    I have no hope for Smallville anymore. Also I'm not interested in the origin of the Green Arrow. What I want to see is more superhero-action in the series.

  • July 28, 2008, 5:27 a.m. CST

    Please...pull... the...plug...

    by mrfan

    on...this...series.<p>I remember when this show was announced to be aired. I was excited. Very excited. Now, it just seems to be something I dreamed. So many great possbilities flushed away.

  • July 28, 2008, 5:47 a.m. CST

    This will be the last season of Smallville.

    by Yeti

    Before it morphs into Metrolopis. (Damn urban sprawl)

  • July 28, 2008, 5:50 a.m. CST

    Used to watch this show

    by Captain RawBeard

    wish after season 3 or 4 Clark moved to Metropolis became Superman and the show continued from there.

  • July 28, 2008, 5:54 a.m. CST

    Move it on or pull the plug

    by Antz

    Let it evolve properly into superman now, or pull the plug please. They is only so much blood you can squeeze out of this stone. I like the idea of doing the Green Arrow origin story though. Anything to get away from tormenting us with more lame stories about Clark that go nowhere or an EMO neutered Doomsady.

  • July 28, 2008, 5:56 a.m. CST

    Great, but is Doomsday still a bar tender?

    by Drath

    I've said all along they should have done the Legion--though I think it's way too late now and it should have been a whole season arc, but how the hell can anyone care about this show when it translates the comics into such lame incarnations? Doomsday is a fucking bar tender!!!?!! And Clark is so absurd after this long. He's the only one at the farm, he never did disappear so he can fake his education later, and he's shown zero ability to be a reporter or frankly to have a direction in life. This show only works if you're a kid who doesn't know any other version of Superman.

  • July 28, 2008, 7:12 a.m. CST

    I wouldn't f*ck this show

    by Sebilrazen

    with your dick.<br><br> Seriously, I'm a fairly big Supes fan, literally and figuratively, and this show now just pisses me off.

  • July 28, 2008, 7:28 a.m. CST

    To Be Honest

    by MrDuke118

    Who gives a baker's fuck about this show?? Seriously

  • July 28, 2008, 7:31 a.m. CST


    by turketron

    A hundred times better than this crock of shit but I've never seen any coverage of it on this site. Bring on season 4!!!!

  • July 28, 2008, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Will Cosmic Boy be wearing the bubble helmet?

    by Hagakure

    Because that would be pretty funny. Actually. No, it wouldn't! This show has so much potential! When did it turn into "Gossip Girl" with special effects?

  • July 28, 2008, 7:38 a.m. CST

    This show has jumped the shark one too many times.

    by jae683

    Spent too much time on the Kent-Lana relationship, which should have been a foot-note. I say let it die a silent death and move on.

  • July 28, 2008, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Waaay past its best-before end...

    by spud mcspud

    Just put it to rest, WB. Stick a fork in it: SMALLVILLE is done.<P> And here's how you should do it...<P> Write 4 new episodes which are basically season finales: for the end of season 4, end of season 5, season 6, and season 7. (Even one if there's a season 8 - I lost the will to live around season 5). Each finale has the same plot: it is the wrap-up last episode that ends SMALLVILLE at the end of whatever season it is desgined for. The idea is that you then air them consecutively over several days, so those who thought SMALLVILLE should have ended at the end of S4, watch the first show. Those who think it should have ended at the end of S5, watch the second. Those completist freaks who just want to watch a genuinely innovative idea for a show that should have died years ago, should watch them all. Each season "finale" should be written by a writer who was locked in a hotel with the previous two seasons to the finale they are writing for a month - with NOTHING ELSE TO WATCH. The finales should pay very close attention to the season they are ending, and should tie up EVERY loose thread. And each one should end with Supes revealing his powers to Lana by flying with her over Smallville (like the graphic novel SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS), then revealing he's leaving for Metropolis, and has a job at the Planet. He tells the Kreuk how much he loves her, and has to go. This can be revamped for the endings to the finales set AFTER Lana discovers his powers.<P> Works for me, anyhoo. Who's with me?

  • July 28, 2008, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Still Enjoy the Show Somewhat

    by Slippy

    But when is Clark and Lois going to start going at it? They have about as much chemistry as oil and water onscreen. Lana is still a piece of ass though.

  • July 28, 2008, 8:06 a.m. CST

    spud mcspud

    by mraig

    That is probably the best idea I have ever heard (and just about the only thing that could ever make me watch Smallville again). <P> One problem...although I (for some strange reason) watched through the end of Season 4, I hated it--Season 3 was, to me, clearly the last truly good season of the show. But it already ended with such a wonderful cliffhanger! I guess my perfect last episode would be a GOOD first episode of season 4, which also concludes the series. <P> But, seriously, I stopped watching after Season 4, but I have a friend who still watches every week, and sometimes he'll tell me what's going on on the show, and HOLY SHIT. I always just shake my head in disbelief and suspect that he's putting me on a little. <P> Now that I don't watch it anymore, I kind of hope the show keeps on going for a long time, just for the entertainment value of checking up on it every now and then to see how insane and stupid it can get (my guess is that the answer to this question is contained in how long Tom Welling wants to keep pulling a paycheck).

  • July 28, 2008, 8:38 a.m. CST


    by David Cloverfield

    Supernatural, Supernatural. That's all I have to say in this matter. Watch fucking Supernatural.

  • July 28, 2008, 9:42 a.m. CST



    seriously. who reads legion of super heros? lighting lad? saturn girl... jeez. DC just blows.

  • July 28, 2008, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Kill it! Before it's too late!

    by SamusMaXximus

    This show should have ended with the death of Jonathan Kent, as it was time for Clark to start training. But 4 seasons later and we're still watching Superboy.

  • July 28, 2008, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Canceled should be the next big villian !!!!

    by picardsucks

  • July 28, 2008, 9:52 a.m. CST

    This show is a bag of suck.

    by ZeroCorpse

    It always has been. "Superboy without the costume and with the 90210 bad soap opera angles" -- Gag me. It's like some WB exec pitched it as Dawson's Creek with super-powers.

  • July 28, 2008, 10 a.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    SamusMaXximus has it right - I'd have finished at the end of Season 4, if only because the death of Jonathan Kent was the perfect place to end the series, and have Clark find the Fortress, the crystal etc, and become SuperMAn - rather than remain SuperBOY, which is what the series originally was about. Welling's getting just a bit long in the tooth to carry on in what is, essentially, what Zero says above - "Dawson's Creek with superpowers". I personally think the series peaked with the episode "Shattered" in season 3 - that was far and away the most moving episode they ever did, and it was Lex's glory, not Clark's. Rosenbaum should have gotten an Emmy for that episode alone.<P> And David Cloverfield provides the voice of reason: watch SUPERNATURAL. I do, and I think it's got exactly what SMALLVILLE used to have but seems to have lost: ENERGY! LOTS AND LOTS OF ENERGY!<P> Oh, and Katie Cassidy. As much as I loves my Erica Durance, SUPERNATURAL has Katie Cassidy. I go to Hell just to tap that ass. Yes, indeedy.

  • July 28, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST


    by Andyb77

    Is one of the best shows on television.

  • July 28, 2008, 10:07 a.m. CST


    by messi


  • July 28, 2008, 10:08 a.m. CST


    by messi

    you've seen like zero episodes huh. idiot. if it was like that then the arc of Lex Luthor wouldn't have been so fascinating. It's Daniel Plainview in the Supermanverse.

  • July 28, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Uhh why do people hate this show because of continuity?

    by messi

    I never got it, I never got why people rag on this show just because it doesn't follow the exact continuity of the comics. they always say nothing when I mention superman has not only the most botched and worst continuity out of any comic character ever, but he has about 7 canonical origins. 7!!! and Smallville has crafted their own continuity that i would prefer was in the comics. Byrne's reboot, post birthright, post infinite crisis can all suck a dick. At least some have sense to look past continiuty and enjoy it on it's own merits, the same type of peoplw who can enjoy Nolan's Batman without comaplining about Batman not wearing a cloth tights and Joker being perma white with perfectly dyed hair and lips.

  • July 28, 2008, 10:21 a.m. CST


    by Bob Cryptonight

    I know that makes no sense, but I enjoyed typing it.

  • July 28, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Shia "The Beef"

    by fishpillow

    just got a DUI!!! Bwa-HA HA HA HA

  • July 28, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Smallville's been terrible the past few years

    by Charlie Murphy

    I've watched every single episode. It's a habit i just can't break. Whoever said season 3 was the last truly good season is right. The show has had good stuff since, sometimes an episode will be so good i think "jesus, what happened, why can't it be like that every week?" but mostly it's a groan inducing borefest. and messi, i don't think people dislike smallville just because of the continuity, i think it has more to do with the poor writing and ridiculous storylines. pete ross returns after 4 years only to become mr. fantastic after eating kryptonite Stride gum? lex and lana get married, move in together, get pregnant only for lana to realize two minutes later that she hates lex and that he's killed their baby... or there wasn't a baby to begin with, i'm not even sure what happened there. the whole "traveler" business might have been cool in season two, three and maybe four, but this deep into the series it was just a lame attempt to tie the series together. by the end of the episodes i was piss drunk because i would take a shot every time someone said "traveler", which was like twice a sentence. this season had exactly one real good episode and that was "descent", but it was also the episode where the show's only great character left bites the dust, so i can't really love it. Season 8 is shaping up to be awful. but hey, sometimes the show surprises me, we'll see.

  • July 28, 2008, 10:36 a.m. CST

    and watch SUPERNATURAL

    by Charlie Murphy

    for the love of God

  • July 28, 2008, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Name of SMALLVILLE series

    by ShifuPoBoy

    The name of the show doesn't pertain to the town of Smallville so much as to Clark (Kal-El) Kent himself. It was John Byrne who, in his run on Superman in the late 80s, established "Smallville" as a nickname Lois Lane uses for Clark. The series has included that. So no real need to change the name at this time - particularly if this turns out to be the last season of the series (oh, I hope so!).

  • July 28, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST

    They should TDK it.

    by WickedMonster

    Let's see how Clark deals with the Joker. Every time the Joker says "Do you know how I got these scars?", Clark goes to mommy and cries. Hehe. That would be funny.

  • July 28, 2008, 11:44 a.m. CST

    When's retard going to start flying...

    by Sappers Forward

    Seriously, is this the alternate reality "retarded" version of superman? "Up up and away mother fucker!" (Thank you S.L. Jackson for giving us your thoughts on that.)

  • July 28, 2008, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Green Arrow

    by Hagakure

    The only 'Saving Grace' I see in the upcoming season is that Green Arrow is going to be a major player. Honestly, the best episodes in recent years is where he has been the focus. I agree this is probalby the last season, hopefully with Oliver FINALLY getting through to Clark about accepting his destiny. And I have said this before, last season needed to end with Clark at the Fortress and this season needed to pull the "One Year Later" ala Battlestar Galactica where Clark 'comes back' to reality and begins at the Daily Planet. Oh well, let's home Apache Chief shows up soon!

  • July 28, 2008, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Superboy became Superman bagging LANA

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Fuck y'all! <p> Superboy didn't become Superman until he humped Lana. <p> Since it happened last season NOW he can move on.

  • July 28, 2008, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Chloe may *get* superpowers...?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    She's had them since the end of season six!

  • July 28, 2008, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Drath. Mr. T was a bar tender

    by EvilWizardGlick

    We all know how bad assed he is.

  • July 28, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Change the shows name!

    by EastcoastAvenger

    What does Smallville have to do with the show any more? Everybodys in big ol' Metropolis now. Time to do what the show "The Practice" did. They used an entire season to transition itself into becoming Boston Leagal.

  • July 28, 2008, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Secret Identity?!?!

    by SamuelLappDance

    We never spent this much time with Lois, Jimmy, Lex, et. al. before Kal-El became Superman. And we never spent this much time with a Clark who never wore glasses. If Superman ever does show up on this show, the rest of the class will look like complete dumbasses if they don't recognize him as Clark no matter how he combs his hair. They're either going to have to 1) kill everyone in order for Superman to exist as a mystery or 2) go the reverse route and have Superman wear Lewis Skolnick nerd glasses while in costume.

  • July 28, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST

    How to resolve Clark's "no-glasses" identity problem

    by SpyGuy

    Temporal reset. The Legion goes back to when Clark was a kid and tells his parents (yes, with John Schneider and Annette O'Toole cameos) to make Clark wear fake glasses to protect his identity in his future/our present. The timeline slightly alters from that point on and everything is the way it should be.</p>

  • July 28, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Smallville has jumped a school of sharks...

    by Deus X Meshuga

    A school of Dolphins,a school of whales,and several hundred Filet-O-Fish sandwiches laid end to end.

  • July 28, 2008, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Chloe can resurrect the dead now?

    by Hercules

    She should bring back Pa Kent then. I guess she's getting different superpowers. I'm hoping it's flight or heat-vision.

  • July 28, 2008, 2:06 p.m. CST

    geoff johns got a gig on the show?

    by bacci40

    ok...thats still may suck, but i like that he is getting a payday

  • July 28, 2008, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Legion for a single episode?

    by EastcoastAvenger

    Pray someone has enough sense to allow this classic comic book story to have 2 (dare I hope for even 3)back to back episodes during Smallville's run. This will be pointless if Clark isn't allowed to go into the future to see who he becomes and SUPERMAN'S importance to the world. Time needs to be given for a real threat to be established as well. One that needs Superman's attention in the future. Otherwise Legion, save your money and stay home.

  • July 28, 2008, 3:12 p.m. CST

    I hope Chloe's superpower is...

    by Darth_Gonz

    ....the ability to get naked.

  • July 28, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST

    WOW...what's suprising

    by Lauryn2000

    Is that soooo many of you STILL watch this show...I'm in a state of shock. I keep catching bits and pieces of this show,when I remember it's on. It's still on....right? *smirk*

  • July 28, 2008, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Chloe has healing/ressurecting powers!

    by Boomers_Lips

    she has already healed/resurrected Lois, Lex, and Jimmy. when Brainiac attacked her, his energy got depleted after he tried to infect her with the same virus he gave to Lana.

  • July 28, 2008, 3:49 p.m. CST

    This show is not about Superman

    by jim

    and never was. It began as a mirror to the Superman we know, but with a boy instead of a man, without the suit. There was the character of Clark but no double-identity, just a super-powered kid with a secret. There was the feisty reporter, Chloe, who was a stand-in for the Lois Lane character. And then there was Lex Luthor who, while being Clark's friend, would still do anything to control the power Clark had had he known he had it. It was Superman as we know him, but without Superman, set in high school. Superman 90201. Clark's Creek. Kal-El Hill. The CK. It's a Superman show, without the character of Superman, disguised as a Superboy show.

  • July 28, 2008, 3:58 p.m. CST

    How about getting Bruce Wayne into this.

    by mistergreen

    (Pre Batman) And it's a good work around the LEGAL shit that they go through.

  • July 28, 2008, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Legion of Super-Heroes

    by XAOS

    Am I the only one thinking that this is the CW doing a back-door pilot? "Oh man, we can have a whole new spin off with a group of much younger superteens than our aging stable!"

  • July 28, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST

    And don't forget....

    by fiester

    Doomsday will get your latte.

  • July 28, 2008, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Samuel LappDance

    by DennisMM

    Of course I can't find a reference, but during the Golden Age there was a female hero who put on Diana Prince-style big glasses while in costume. It was pretty odd looking.

  • July 28, 2008, 4:35 p.m. CST

    I still say it could've been a great show

    by David Cloverfield

    The casting is pretty great, except Lana. If they gave Clark a little more backbone and made Lex a young, self made genius, just starting up lexcorp, studying meteorites instead of the spoiled brat... stuff like that. Make characters likable and useful to the story on the long term. Also a few season long adversaries instead of the 22 secrets every character keeps from the others constantly. I'll wait for the reimagined version in a few decades.

  • July 28, 2008, 4:57 p.m. CST

    I dunno why I continue...

    by The_joker

    To watch such a god awful show. It just keeps getting worse and worse... And then I realize that every season just brings a new babe for me to add to my Smallville fantasy file. Chloe, Lana, Lois and Kara... Thank you for making my showers in the morning that much more enjoyable. You naughty girls.

  • July 28, 2008, 5 p.m. CST


    by palooka_boy

    don't we already know Green Arrow's origin? and Chloe already has superpowers? god, I can't believe I still watch this show out of habit

  • July 28, 2008, 6:42 p.m. CST

    I agree David Cloverfield.

    by mrfan

    IT could have been a great show. I think the cast is terrific. Just some crappy writing.

  • July 28, 2008, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Will Doomsday kill Clark before...

    by TVguy4566

    he ever dons the Superman suit and actually flies. Because I would love to see a scene where the world morns a nondescript kid they never heard of from so podunk town. it's almost as cool as making Doomsday human form, making him Sam from Cheers to Chloe's Dianne. <br><br> Face it. Smallville is a chick show posing as a geek show and doing neither very well.

  • July 28, 2008, 7:31 p.m. CST


    by EastcoastAvenger

    "Face it. Smallville is a chick show posing as a geek show and doing neither very well." Well said. It's sad, but unfortunatly very true. Perhaps this is the year they will choose a side. Yeah, probibly not.

  • July 28, 2008, 8:23 p.m. CST

    they are gonna fuck up the whole secret identity thing

    by bacci40

    clark is the secret identity of superman...not the other way around....this show is about to totally fuck with it

  • July 28, 2008, 8:25 p.m. CST

    doomsday will be played as emo

    by bacci40

    the character doesnt know hes doomsday...he starts having blackouts then comes to realize that he is doomsday...much to his chagrin....shades of the ceylons

  • July 28, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST

    No more "Filler" episodes

    by Damien Chowder

    Where it's got nothing to do with the main story arc. Also stupid non-power episodes, feckin hates them. Please make this the best and last season please. Clark Kent did not become a Superman as an OAP. Get rid of the this granny Lois Lane and bring in a petit fire cracker please you fecking idiot producer and writers.

  • July 28, 2008, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Maybe they will use Matter Eater Lad.

    by mrfan

    He will start eating everything in sight including the series.

  • July 28, 2008, 9:52 p.m. CST


    by Gislef_crow

    So... they're going to have a kid with magnetic powers, a guy with lightning powers, and someone who ca read minds. All three of which they've already done. Maybe these Legionnaires are the ancestors of the people Clark has already met?

  • July 28, 2008, 9:54 p.m. CST

    They should call it "Lois and Clark"

    by randie1313

    Debra Levine did a *brilliant* job of incorporating the Byrne "Man Of Steel" revamp into a great series. The first year was awesome, then the show went south.

  • July 28, 2008, 10:13 p.m. CST

    no hate from me

    by crankyoldguy

    Lost is overrated crap. Chuck is dopey stupid (though kind of fun - have only seen it once) and Smallville back to back with Supernatural makes it the only thing watchable on CW. Someone said stoner material? Uh, that would be Reaper; I couldn't get thru one episode. As far as the Legion goes, what the hell, they've messed with the oh-so-precious Donner continuity (boo-hoo over all the complaints) yet also paid tribute to it.

  • July 28, 2008, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Still, they should have...

    by crankyoldguy

    ended the series in Smallville, wait a couple of years, and then call it Metropolis. Biggest problem - Lex wouldn't recognize Clark as Superman. Lois wouldn't? Anyone who knows him wouldn't. They should've done a glasses move a while ago. Also Routh may be a nice guy, but he was so wooden (better in the outtakes, actually) in Superman Returns. Welling has more of that Superman look, albeit too young still.

  • July 28, 2008, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Still, they should have...

    by crankyoldguy

    ended the series in Smallville, wait a couple of years, and then call it Metropolis. Biggest problem - Lex wouldn't recognize Clark as Superman. Lois wouldn't? Anyone who knows him wouldn't. They should've done a glasses move a while ago. Also Routh may be a nice guy, but he was so wooden (better in the outtakes, actually) in Superman Returns. Welling has more of that Superman look, albeit too young still.

  • July 28, 2008, 10:21 p.m. CST

    and also bring in a young Bruce Wayne

    by crankyoldguy

    while they're at it. Go for final season broke, if it is the final season...? Cast a Bale-ish type. Have Lois go bonkers over him like the Animated Series in the late '90s. But should he be the Bat yet....that's a no. Okay, even blather from the cranky corner. Argue and flame each other with 14-year-old boy expletive slinging, as usual.

  • July 28, 2008, 10:30 p.m. CST

    its still better than most of what on tv

    by j2talk

    and now without Lana around and the removal of Lex maybe we'll get some better stories- hell it cant get worse, and actually advance the character development

  • July 29, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST

    watch... SUPERNATURAL... dammit!

    by turketron

    PLEASE get some talkbacks and coverage of that show on this site. <p> Just thought I'd pop back in to say this. <p> And before I go... FUCK SMALLVILLE...

  • July 29, 2008, 11:18 a.m. CST

    the 'Bouncing Boy'-centric episode

    by smackfu

    will help us learn to be more accepting of ourselves and others.

  • July 29, 2008, 1:15 p.m. CST

    I give it : ZERO POINT ZERO

    by irrelevntelefant

    They have jumped the Kryptonian shark...

  • July 29, 2008, 5:33 p.m. CST

    I just want to hear a line like....

    by Cletus Van Damme of the Legion meeting Clark and saying, "Whoa...SUPE--, I mean....super to meet you, Clark."

  • July 29, 2008, 7:11 p.m. CST

    I miss Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

    by coolhanderik

    Now there was a show a guy could get behind.

  • July 30, 2008, 3:05 a.m. CST

    We all agree?

    by Voice O. Reason

    The Legion should have been brought in a LONG time ago. But if you don't think the Legion can be done well, you need to watch the episode where they met Clark on "Superman: The Animated Series."

  • July 30, 2008, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Grow up

    by socalactor

    I've been watching this show since it first aired and reading these talkbacks for just as long and I have just this to say: QUIT FREAKING COMPLAINING! If you really hate the show that much and "just don't care any more" then why in holy smacking hades are you reading stories about it on this site? For all you continuity whores, this show has NEVER been about following any of the established Superman continuities. Find me one issue of a Superman or Superboy comic where Lana's parents are dead and she lives in a coffee shop. I dare you to locate a single issue showing a costume-less Clark duking it out with a meteor freak in the Smallville High parking lot. This show has always been its own reality, and has never even pretended to conform, so please, stop bitching with the same "eeh... he's been in Smallville too long... ehh.. he's never going to be a reporter now... ehhh... he shouldn't have met Lois already..." I mean, I'm a proud comic book nerd, but you folks are the ones giving us honest nerds a bad name. And for you hacks who claims absurd shit like "I could crap better scripts than the 4th season... ehh..." Try it. Seriously. Sit down and write a script for a 42 minute television show. One. That's all. I will wager my copy of Birthright that it will suck. If you can do it better than the professionals, please, change your zip code and get a job doing it, and then maybe you won't be taking up valuable bandwidth on here. If you really can't stand the show, CHANGE THE CHANNEL. You DO have free will, you know.

  • July 31, 2008, 12:40 a.m. CST

    I'm with socalactor...Watch it or don't. Just shut the hell up.

    by Atomica

    Yeah it can be cheezy at times. It's still better than alot of crap, and better than many if not most of the Scifi and Comic themed shows over the last 8 years...ok, Birds of Prey, Mutant X, Painkiller Jane, Witchblade and many others weren't really a balanced competition. Realistically though, it's a decent hour every week in an alternate reality of the DCU. And Rosenbaum's Lex is flat out the BEST live action Lex Luthor on film to this day. Hackman and Spacey were a joke comparitvely.

  • July 31, 2008, 8:36 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg