This is something I've wanted to get off my chest for a while now. Smallville to me is the most underappreciated show in Comic Book TV history. People often say Arrow and The Flash is miles better and you know what there's a truth to that but far to often people use the quality of their shows to put Smallville down. It's a ridiculous statement to say the least, were it not for Smallville testing the waters we wouldn't even have these shows. I've even seen comments like the trailer for Supergirl was more worthwhile than anything we saw in ten seasons of Smallville. Yet again were it not for Smallville we would not have this new Supergirl show to look forward to. Smallville tested the waters, it tried things, some of which worked, some of which didn't. But it left a template for the future shows to follow. It's very much shown a lack of appreciation by many for not been as good as it could have been. But again it really had nothing to go from, previous Superman shows Adventures of Superman, Superboy & Lois & Clark were not valid templates for a modern take on the Superhero. Smallville's no flights no tights rule eventually went out the window itself and by the final seasons it was a fully fledged Superhero show with costumes. Whilst Superman himself didn't ever really show up in a full costume the likes of Hawkman, Dr Fate and Stargirl all did. People who say it ran away from the comic book roots probably have a valid point for the early seasons but later seasons proved it embraced them. Clark started to wear the S on his chest, other DC heroes were introduced and we even got to see Krypton many times. If anything the show should be embraced and appreciated for what it did for the comic book TV show. I'm not saying you have to like Smallville but you sure as hell should appreciate it.