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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.

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Overview

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.

Seasons

Cast and characters

Main article: Characters of Smallville

Regular cast

See also

Opening credits

The season 5 opening credits are as follows:

Broadcast times

United States

  • 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 MontrĂ©al.
  • In Richmond, Virginia, Smallville currently airs at 1 am Sunday morning (which is right after SNL) on NBC 12.

Canada

  • 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.

United Kingdom

  • 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.

Australia

  • 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.

South Korea

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."

Soundtracks

Each episode features a song by an alternative rock act, and the success of Songs in the Key of X prompted the release of a soundtrack album. A second soundtrack album followed two years later.

Smallville: The Talon Mix (2003)

  1. "Save Me" - Remy Zero
  2. "Inside Out" - Vonray
  3. "Island in the Sun" - Weezer
  4. "Superman (It's Not Easy)" - Five For Fighting
  5. "Nuclear" - Ryan Adams
  6. "Lonely Day" - Phantom Planet
  7. "Fight Test" - Flaming Lips
  8. "Don't Dream It's Over" - Sixpence None the Richer
  9. "Wave Goodbye" - Steadman
  10. "I Just Wanna Be Loved" - AM Radio
  11. "Everything" - Lifehouse
  12. "Time After Time" - Eva Cassidy

Smallville: The Metropolis Mix (2005)

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Metropolis Mix
  1. "Forget It" - Breaking Benjamin
  2. "Precious" - Depeche Mode
  3. "You and Me (Extended Wedding Version)" - Lifehouse
  4. "Superman" - Stereophonics
  5. "Dirty Little Secret" - All-American Rejects
  6. "Almost Honest" - Josh Kelley
  7. "All the Money or the Simple Life Honey (Remix)" - The Dandy Warhols
  8. "Cold Hands (Warm Heart)" - Brendan Benson
  9. "The Girl's Attractive" - Diamond Nights
  10. "I'm a Human" - Flashlight Brown
  11. "Wicked Game" - HIM
  12. "Other Side of the World" - KT Tunstall
  13. "Hungry Heart" - Minnie Driver
  14. "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.

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