Okay. Now, I know no one likes every show on TV. And I know I'm not the only one who's seen a show and thought how it could be better. So, here's the deal. If you could re-make any TV show, how would you improve upon it? My go: Smallville: First off, I wouldn't cast Welling. Or Kreuk. Or, any of them, really. Now, I don't have anything against Welling or Kreuk. I think they've done a good job in Smallville. I just think, casting wise, it could have been done better. Really, I'd cast people who actually look like they're teenagers, not supermodels. I would have cast someone with actual red hair for Lana, and for Clark, I would have gone with someone with less of a build. Personally, I've always prefered Clark, especially teenage Clark, to be alot more slender. Not that I want him to be like Peter Parker or anything. It's just that, when you're as naturally strong as Clark is, you're not going to be exering yourself often enough to build up alot of muscle. I would not have included Chloe or Whitney, and kept it to Just Clark, Pete, and Lana. I would have tried to cast someone for Pete who actually looks like Pete from the comics, but then, the actor they had did very well, so I might have ketp the same actor. Second, I'd have it set in the 70s or 80s. The reason, obviously, is to keep in tune with the current continuity, where Clark atended school in the 70s and/or 80s. Also, I think giving the show a slightly retro feel would help with it's apeal. Story wise, there would be no "freaks of the week". I would keep actual super fights to a minimal for the first season, since Clark isn't even Superman yet. When Clark fights his first "supervillain", it would have been a VERY big deal, for him at least. Lex would not be living in Smallville, and in fact Lex Luthor would not apear and only be mentioned until later seasons, if at all. Nothing against Rosenbaum's portrayal (he's quite good), but I don't like the whole "Clark and Lex being friends in Smallville" thing. Too complicated and messy if you think of how things will be in Metropolis later on. A major plot line (at least in the early seasons) would be the D.E.O. (Department of Extranormal Operations) investigating the crash in Smallville. This would introduce Amanda Waller, who is investigating the starnge sightings around Kansas, especially in Smallville. The series, at least at first, would be very character driven. Stuff like character relationships, normal adolecant issues, family problems, and local crimes would be at the forefront early on. I'd deal with stuff like drugs, juvinile delinquency, peer pressure, and **** like that from Clark's perspective. His powers, for the most part, would be a background peice, and would slowly become more important as the series progresses. Now, a main thing about Clark for this series. He does not want to be a super hero. He wants to go to school, hvae friends, help his parents out on the farm, go to college, and become a writer. He wants to ignore the fact that he even has his powers. He wants to simply be normal. However, as the series progresses, he would learn that, because of his powers, he has a responsibility to help others. This would be majorly touched upon in his first super fight near the end of season one, and his later meetings with superhumans. Basically "with great power comes great responsibility" is the theme of the series. Of course, as the show progresses, he would learn more of Krypton, obviously from the computer on his ship. While I would go with him refering to the ship as "Jor-El", I would make not that it is not Jor-El, but the ship's onboard computer, which would eventually become the Eradicator. Through season two, he would face the computer, which wnats to recreate Krypton's perfection on Earth, no matter what the consiquences. However, this would not be fully touched upon until later in the series. Of course, there would be cameos by other DC heroes. But only ones that make sense. During season two, we would be introduced to a new character. Clark's history teacher, who is almost always refered to as "Mr. Jones." At some point in season two, we learn that his first name is "John." This is, of course, Martian Manhunter, keeping an eye on his fellow extra terrestrial. J'onn will help guid Clark to using his powers to help others through the series. Clark would also meet old JSA members, in their civies of course, who would also teach Clark a valuable lesson about responsibility and heroism. I would probably have seasons one and two be in his freshman and junior years at high school. Season three would ne senior year, and we would see a return of the Eradicator. The season finale for season three would be a showdown between Clark and the Eradicator over the fate of the Earth. Season four would have Clark not going to college, but instead gaining first hand journolistic experiance by traveling across the world, writing a series of colums for whatever newspapers arer interested, and keeping a journal that would serve as a source of narration. In this season, we would see alot more heroism from Clark, saving epopel from natural disasters and fighting the occasional superhuman menace. When Clark does fight superhumans, they would be old school JSA villains slightly tweaked for TV, and not "freaks of the week" made up for the show. We would see more of the D.E.O. and Amanda Waller investigating him, now that the sightings are on the move. This would, eventually, lead to a meeting between Clark and Waller, where they settle things between them. The season would end with Clark receiving a letter from Perry White about a job oportunity, thus leaving the door open for a continuation to a more classic Superman show in the next season.