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Old 12-04-2014, 11:01 AM   #1
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Default Reflecting on the Continuing Influence of Smallville

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http://www.tvovermind.com/tv-news/re...llville-244032

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It seems bizarre to me that Smallville season 1 premiered in 2001, thirteen years ago right when America needed a hero the most. Why is that strange? Because only now, in these past two years or so, we’re seeing a million other Smallville’s spring up everywhere, and become some of the best shows on TV.

Well, not a million, perhaps, but Arrow and The Flash certainly draw their DNA from Smallville, and I’m not sure shows like Gotham and Agents of SHIELD would exist without it either. And yet, Smallville was one of the ONLY superhero shows on TV for the decade it was on, other than a few exceptions like Heroes.

It’s really interesting to see how the show laid the groundwork for today’s flurry of superhero shows, and how little Arrow and The Flash have really deviated from a formula that worked over ten years ago, and apparently still works today.

To me, the show worked on a basic level because of the cast, and the chemistry between the larger group. And honestly, for as good as shows like Arrow and The Flash are, that’s something I still haven’t seen fully repeated to this point.

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Old 12-04-2014, 06:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: Reflecting on the Continuing Influence of Smallville

I still watch the reruns on TNT when I get ready in the morning.

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Old 12-19-2014, 06:34 AM   #4
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IMO Smallville's still one of the best interpretation of the Superman legend.

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I disagree, but I still have an appreciation for the series. It, along with S:TAS, is what made me fall in love Superman in the first place. It was terribly written a lot of the time, but when it was good, it was really damn good, and it'll always hold a special place in my heart.

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