Originally Posted by Maia87
Back in season 1-5 the show was just about Clark Kent discovering his powers and meeting new friends. Nobody knew that the writers will later explore the Superman mythology with Brainiac, Zod, Darkseid, Zatanna....because of the "no flight no tight" rules.
And that's ok but Clark simply had no progress there character-wise. Or if he had some, every time he made a step forward, the next episodes they took him ten steps back. Later seasons don't have that. Clark learns from his mistakes, doesn't treat Lois like some perfect picture put on a pedestal like he did with Lana, and never mopes. He's a progressive character, he has sense of humor, he is relaxed, he's into the moment and he never lets others walk all over him out of fear he might hurt their feelings like he did in the past, or any of that stupid crap. He's just an awesome character the entire time. Clark is a joy to watch during those final seasons.