why is everyone saying how bad this show is...too bad its the best show on TV!! If you have such a problem with it then dont watch it...just stop HATING!! I've watched everty epesode from seasons 1 to 7...and i think it's just getting GOOD!! Give them a break, with this whole writers strike and everything, it's probably very difficult to go through with this season. They are doing their best and I think they are doing a damn good job, I'm entertained! KEEP SMALLVILLE ALIVE!