This week Smallville launched all ten seasons of their show on Hulu.
Fans who loved the show can re-watch their favorite episodes and new fans have a chance to watch the whole show from the beginning. Here are five reasons why you should binge watch Smallville:
1. Smallville Was the Precursor to the Superhero Shows We Have
Today Smallville first premiered on October 16 th 2001, only a month after the attacks of 9/11. It was a time where we all needed Superman. The show lasted a whopping 10 seasons on The WB/The CW.
Without Smallville shows like The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl most likely wouldn’t have been able to be achieved.
Arrow premiered on The CW only a year after the final season of Smallville. The CW wanted a superhero show to fill the giant shoes of Smallville, and as we know Arrow went a darker route to distinguish the show from Smallville. Arrow was the first show to start the DC TV universe, and without it The Flash would have never been a spin-off. Then without the success of Flash we wouldn’t have had shows like Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow.
2. The Show Had a Truly Ensamble Cast
One of my main complaints from the current DC TV shows is their lack of screen time for their supporting characters. Smallville on the other hand knew how to utilize their supporting characters. They were good foils for Clark, but these characters also had their own story separate from Clark. There were episodes that just focused on the supporting characters and made Clark more of the side character. A show with an assemble cast should flesh out not only their main star, but also their supporting characters. This is something Smallville did well!
3. A Lot of Material to Binge
Have you ever binged a show and wished there were more episodes to watch? Smallville has over 200 episodes of super powered action that you can binge watch! And in my opinion the show had a very satisfying finale. So it’s not one of those TV series you binge leaving you on a cliffhanger, and making you feel like you wasted your binging time. And if you want even more Smallville stories you can binge read the Smallville Season 11 comics written by Bryan Q Miller.
4. See Clark Kent Before He Was Superman
This was the main selling point for Smallville. The show gave us a look at Clark Kent before he was Superman. How did he become the boy scout superhero that we all know and love?
5. Lex Luthor and Clark Kent’s Complicated Relationship
Clark has a lot of wonderful relationships that we get to see grow and develop throughout the series, but the most interesting/complex relationships he had was with Lex Luthor. Lex starts out as one of Clark’s best friends and then as the series progresses he becomes one of Clark’s biggest enemies. “Every villain is only as great as his hero”.
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