Smallville over the course of 7 seasons has made its way easily to the top of my favorite shows list, but I am starting to get worried. THEY ARE RUNNING OUT OF PLOT, not to mention villains, with Michael Rosenbaum leaving the cast. With every great superhero you have their nemesis, Batman and the Joker, Flash and the Rouges, and you have the loved Superman and the infamous Lex Luthor. Their stuggle has lasted 50 years and is still raging in the DC universe. Anyway, despite my disappointment at the loss of the worlds favorite supervillain, the show must go on, and so must this review.
Smallville Season 8 has potential to be great, but also the potential to not quite meet the standard of the previous seasons. After they finish the whole 'missing Clark Kent' series, continuing from the 7th season finale, the writers need to hit some key landmarks in the Clark Kent story. Firstly, they need to have Clark get over Lana Lang (thank the lords she's gone), and get his ass into the Daily Planet staff. He needs to slowly start donning the Superman persona, and eventually the costume. The costume donning should happen on the last episode so that the go out on a triumphant note. He also NEEDS to fall in love with Lois Lane, and vice versa. And he eventually needs to join up with the JLA, or as Arthur Currey wanted at the end of the episode 'Aqua' the Junior Lifeguards Association.
So, whether or not this is the last season, I have lofty hopes for it, and really hope that it not only reaches, but surpasses them.