Re: 11.1 - Guardian - Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
I think season 7 gets sort of a pass because it was cut short due to the strike, and then they lost Lana for those 5 episodes which really messed up her arc and gave way to her bad return in season 8, not to mention Lex's departure was very ambiguous. But I hated the first half of season 6 because Clark was just a mopey, depressed guy. The best part of that all was the Green Arrow because we finally saw a costume hero who was doing the things that Clark should've been doing.
But I like the second half of season 6, once Lana finally started to figure out his secret and when it was revealed that she married Lex to spy on him. That made all the Lexana stuff justified to a certain extent. But with season 7, it was so obvious at that point that Clark and Lana were not meant to be together and that's what it made it frustrating. Personally I was a huge Clark and Lana fan, but that season made me hate her so much, especially because she had so much power over Clark. It was only fitting that she'd become his kryptonite in both a figurative and literal sense by the time she left in season 8.