Since the begging of the show, I have always liked Smallville. I liked its story, its characters, its action, and its one-liner phrases that seemed to be so popular (especially with Lex). But as the seasons came and went, I saw less and less story, and more and more predictable break-ups and Clarks sad faces (which isn't all that fun to look at). When season 7 came about, I was wondering if Smallville would ever get its feet out of the mud. Especially with Lex leaving, I saw a pretty shady season 8 in the future.
Last episode, Bloodline, was disappointing. They pretty much just threw some random stuff in there in order to create Doomsday, and finally show Kara just in time to get rid of her again. That being said, season 8 has surprised me. The whole Doomsday plot seems to be progressing well. I think the whole Doomsday/Chloe thing is unneeded though. Episode Abyss was the make it or break it for me. Chloe is turning into Brainiac! Sort of like Lex does in Justice League, season 4, Divided We Fall. The end of the season is geared up to have a great double enemy battle. I'm still wondering if Doomsday and Brainiac will be working together, or if they will be totally separate. I like it that Green Arrow is a main character. Also, Lois is always enjoyable for the funny situations she always gets herself into. Over all, season 8 has a lot of potential. I hope they can pull it off.