Smallville is an American television series that debuted in 2001 on The WB Television Network. Created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, the series follows the adventures of the young Clark Kent in the town of Smallville before he became Superman.
Smallville is based on the very popular DC Comics Superman character. The show follows the life of Clark Kent as a young man living in the town of Smallville, Kansas that is set in the late 90's or the start of the new 21st century, coping with adolescence while he is developing superhuman powers, exploring his extraterrestrial origins, and struggling to find his destiny.
The series often deals with the people in Clark Kent's life: his adoptive human parents, Jonathan Kent and Martha Kent; his peers, Chloe Sullivan, Pete Ross; his love interest, Lana Lang; and especially his friendship with a young Lex Luthor.
The element of Kryptonite is used as a recurring plot device throughout the series. Kryptonite is shown to have bizarre and lingering effects on human physiology and the young superhero often has to fight meteor-rock mutated villains who have developed weird powers, such as psychic abilities, shape-shifting abilities, and other paranormal abilities.
Viewers will often observe allusions in the form of dialogue, character wardrobe, and scenic design used throughout the series to the Superman comic books and films.
- Season 1 (2001-2002)
- Season 2 (2002-2003)
- Season 3 (2003-2004)
- Season 4 (2004-2005)
- Season 5 (2005-2006)
Cast and characters
- Main article: Characters of Smallville
- Tom Welling as Clark Kent/Kal-El
- Kristin Kreuk as Lana Lang
- Michael Rosenbaum as Alexander "Lex" Luthor
- Erica Durance as Lois Lane
- Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan
- John Glover as Lionel Luthor
- Annette O'Toole as Martha Kent
- John Schneider as Jonathan Kent
- Allusions to Superman comic books and films
- Clark's history
- Clark's powers
- Inconsistencies with the comic books
- Kryptonian technology
The season 5 opening credits are as follows:
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- Season 5 currently airs on The WB Thursday nights at 8/7C.
- Older episodes air every weeknight on ABC Family at 7/6C and in original high definition format on HDNet.
- The first four seasons are also available on DVD.
- Season 5 currently airs on Fox 44's The WB Time on Thursday nights at 22:00 Eastern Standard Time. Fox 44 services Burlington, Plattsburg and Montréal.
- In Richmond, Virginia, Smallville currently airs at 1 am Sunday morning (which is right after SNL) on NBC 12.
- Season 5 currently airs on City TV Monday nights at 9:00pm.
- Season 5 also currently airs on the Space: The Imagination Station cable channel Sunday nights at 7:00pm.
- Seasons 1, 2, and 3 repeats can be seen on YTV Monday through Thursday at 2:35am MT.
- The first four seasons are also available on DVD.
- Season 3 is currently airing in French on VRAK TV. It airs on Tuesdays from 21:30 to 22:30.
- Repeats of Smallville Season 4 are being shown on Channel 4's Entertainment channel, E4, weekdays at 2pm and 6.05pm.
- Smallville Season 5 is expected to start on E4 in January/February.
- The Season 4 box set will be released October 10th, 2005.
- Season 2 recently resumed airing on Network Ten on Sunday and Thursday nights at 7:30pm, after a broadcast hiatus of 2 years. The Nine Network originally aired the first season and half of the second season.
- The first three seasons are also available on DVD.
- In airs on Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation from Season 2 in January 2006, Voice Actor by Kim Yeong Seon, Saturday at 13:10pm. previous Season 1 is broadcast in 2004. and see also List of Smallville Korea voice actors.
Smallville filming and production
Smallville is filmed at various locales in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. The main studio where most of the show is recorded is located in Burnaby, British Columbia. However, scenes on the "main street" of Smallville, as well as the exterior of the Kent Farm, are shot in the town of Cloverdale, British Columbia. Cloverdale is particularly proud of being a filming site for the show; at its entrance is a huge sign which reads "Home to Smallville."
Smallville: The Talon Mix (2003)
- "Save Me" - Remy Zero
- "Inside Out" - Vonray
- "Island in the Sun" - Weezer
- "Superman (It's Not Easy)" - Five For Fighting
- "Nuclear" - Ryan Adams
- "Lonely Day" - Phantom Planet
- "Fight Test" - Flaming Lips
- "Don't Dream It's Over" - Sixpence None the Richer
- "Wave Goodbye" - Steadman
- "I Just Wanna Be Loved" - AM Radio
- "Everything" - Lifehouse
- "Time After Time" - Eva Cassidy
Smallville: The Metropolis Mix (2005)
- "Forget It" - Breaking Benjamin
- "Precious" - Depeche Mode
- "You and Me (Extended Wedding Version)" - Lifehouse
- "Superman" - Stereophonics
- "Dirty Little Secret" - All-American Rejects
- "Almost Honest" - Josh Kelley
- "All the Money or the Simple Life Honey (Remix)" - The Dandy Warhols
- "Cold Hands (Warm Heart)" - Brendan Benson
- "The Girl's Attractive" - Diamond Nights
- "I'm a Human" - Flashlight Brown
- "Wicked Game" - HIM
- "Other Side of the World" - KT Tunstall
- "Hungry Heart" - Minnie Driver
- "Feels Like Today" - Rascal Flatts
Awards and nominations
- The Jules Verne Festival paid a special tribute to the TV show Smallville during a night special attended by 3,000 fans at the Rex Theatre in Paris, April 7, 2005. Creators and producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar were presented with a Jules Verne Award Special, in the presence of actresses Allison Mack and Erica Durance, as well as Jean Jules Verne, the writer's great grandson.
- The WB Network
- Warner Bros.com
- Warner Bros UK
- The Smallville Torch
- Smallville Ezra House Note : Highlight the entire Page - It has a hidden message
- LuthorCorp Homepage
- Smallville Hometown Site
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- In other languages:
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- Smallville at TV.com
- Smallville at EPisodeWorld.com
- Smallville music index at TuneFind.combs:Smallville (serija)