With Man of Steel recently being released on Blu-Ray/DVD and the Smallville Season 11 comic book series coming to an evolution, what better time for me to write this article?
For those who don't know, I am a huge Smallville fan! Smallville was my "gateway" show so-to-speak that not only really boosted my interest in Superman (before then all I had were a few Superman comics, Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited, and the Christopher Reeve films), but also in television dramas such as Supernatural, Chuck, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Heroes, and much more. Smallville still holds as my favorite TV series (actually tying itself with Supernatural and Chuck if we're going to be honest) and still remains relevant in the wake of Man of Steel.
There are a lot of comic book, superhero, and Superman fans out there that despise Smallville for various reasons. Either the show doesn't stick right with the DC Universe & Superman mythos or the characters suck or this or that. The problem with anything is that you'll never please everyone. There will be people who read this who loved Smallville, there will be people that read this that hate the show. There will also be those who only see the headline and comment on it anyway! Smallville really tends to strike a nerve for some people.
I on the other hand love it, as I explained above, and actually believe that the show is a great addition to the over-all DC Universe, much like many say Arrow is now (of which I also agree). Here's why...
1. The Mythology/Story - The mythos behind Smallville have always been pretty extensive. Outside of Clark's backstory on Krypton and his biological parents lives there, other characters have been seen to have connections to his life without even his knowledge, which ties the universe together. Oliver Queen, for example, went to the same boarding school as Lex Luthor and later in life, Lionel Luthor had Oliver's parents killed. While Oliver was marooned on an island for 5 years, near the end of that journey, he met Tess Mercer, who is actually a Luthor herself (by birth).
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