When you've watched a show for 10 seasons, you are always sad to see it end. You feel like you know the characters well, and that they are like old friends you are going to miss when they are gone. This is especially true with a show such as Smallville.
When we first sat down to watch this series, I had no idea what it was about, just that it sounded like a show about a quaint small town. I was sort of correct. The big thing I wasn't aware of was that the show was based on the DC Comic character, Superman (aka Clark Kent). Clark grew up in the small town of Smallville, Kansas, which is where the series is set, after coming to Earth from Krypton. In the very beginning of the series, it shows him as a boy, then focuses on his high school years.Clark stays in Smallville until he is a young adult, which is when he moves to Metropolis and starts working at the Daily Planet.
Fast forward to Season 10, and there are some big changes that you need to be aware of if you are starting here, and even though it's the last season, it was one of my favorites, so these are also things that I loved about Season 10:
- Lois Lane is aware of Clark's Superman secret. She no longer has to choose between the superhero and the reporter. The men she loves are actually one and the same.
- During Seasons 1-9, Clark could only fly when he was mind controlled. In Season 10, he is able to fly under his own power.
- The last episode is the only time in the series where you get to see Clark in the Superman suit.
- Clark finally makes peace with his past and his superhero situation, and he makes the conscious decision to not be seen as a rogue vigilante, and to show everyone that doing the right thing, and saving those in need is the right thing to do.
- Clark is shedding the demons from his past, and realizes he has to remove all of the doubts and temptations in his mind and heart if he is truly to be accepted as a real Beacon of Light in Metropolis.
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