Smallville: Season 1 (2001 - 2002)


Season 1
Smallville

Critics Consensus

Smallville's modern re-telling of the Superman saga benefits from a focus on teen angst and small-town drama instead of comic book camp.

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Critic Ratings: 27

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Air date: Oct 16, 2001

A teenage Clark Kent must learn how to harness his superhuman powers while growing up in Kansas; Clark tries to avoid being the victim of a high school hazing ritual.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2001

Teenager Clark Kent must learn how to harness his superpowers; Clark's classmate turns into an insect after being attacked by bugs.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2001

Kryptonite-affected bugs cause a student to adopt the life cycle of an insect, and he targets Lana as his mate.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2001

When Clark joins the football team, he discovers that the coach has a fiery temper; Lex duels his father over the control of LuthorCorp.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2001

Clark is staggered by his newfound X-ray vision, especially when he sees Lex commit a bank robbery; a shape-shifting teen threatens Lana.

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Air date: Nov 13, 2001

Clark confronts a coldblooded Casanova who has a permanent case of hypothermia, especially when he tries to cuddle up to Chloe -- for her body heat.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2001

An old woman grants Clark a glimpse of his future, while Lex takes advantage of the seer's gift to learn more about Clark's secret; a bitter old man finds a fountain of youth.

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Air date: Nov 27, 2001

Clark must save Pete when a dieting classmate (Amy Adams) turns ravenous and seeks anything to quench her hunger.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2001

A janitor takes Clark's high-school class hostage at LuthorCorp., claiming his "jitters" were caused by a mysterious contaminant.

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Air date: Jan 15, 2002

After a bad cop sees Clark use his superpowers, he is compelled to join forces with the rogue officer to protect his secret identity.

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Cast & Crew

Tom Welling
Clark Kent

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Michael Rosenbaum
Lex Luthor

Actor
Kristin Kreuk
Lana Lang

Actor
Sam Jones III
Pete Ross

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Allison Mack
Chloe Sullivan

Actor
John Schneider
Jonathan Kent

Actor
Annette O'Toole
Martha Kent

Actor
Eric Johnson
Whitney Fordman

Actor
John Glover
Lionel Luthor

Guest Star
Cameron Dye
Sam Phelan

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Sarah Jane Redmond
Nell Potter

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Tom O'Brien
Roger Nixon

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Kelly Brook
Victoria Hardwick

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Robert Wisden
Gabe Sullivan

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Joe Morton
Dr. Steven Hamilton

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Hiro Kanagawa
Principal H. James Kwan

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Dee Jay Jackson
Bill Ross

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Mitch Kosterman
Sheriff Ethan Miller

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Ben Odberg
Lewis Lang

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Alfred Gough
Executive Producer
Miles Millar
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Smallville: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Smallville: Season 1

  • Aug 02, 2021
    Fresca, innovadora, original, cautivadora, excelentes argumentos en cada capitulo, buenos actores, el punto débil, creo que es el estar forzando historias para el desempeño del adolescente Superman, fuera de esto, la disfrute mucho
  • May 03, 2021
    Despite several Superman movies, Smallville provided a new spin: a creative, descriptive story about the young Kal-El during his highschool years in a small Kansas town. What made it a great show? A strong core of supporting cast: his girl of desire, Lana, the girl that desired him, Chloe, and his best friend Pete. The first season provided a good story for each episode, allowing the viewer to enjoy individual episodes, without missing the entire flow. The other key in development was providing a great interaction with his family, friends and especially his strong bond with the young Lex Luther. The many subplots remained cohesive and never swayed too far.
  • Jul 26, 2020
    if you want an exact translation look elsewhere. However the series has a great cast and some even better story arcs. A truly epic journey that is not to be missed.
  • Apr 29, 2020
    The series is off to a great start with likable charecters and decent fight scenes. I only wish it had more story instead of just several monsters of the week and hints of plot.
  • Aug 26, 2019
    Though the series is clearly suffering a little from first season jitters, the freshman season gets better with time and shows clark kent grow up like we have never seen on screen. The MVP Award goes to Michael rosenbaums Lex Luther who is a complex character and full of surprises though we all know his fate. All in all the show has great action, compelling story, and ever improving acting.
  • Jul 07, 2019
    this is a great show a classic i got the boxset i watched it after it finished great season great show made me a superman fan which i was not before
  • Jun 05, 2019
    Exciting and fun without words for the start of perhaps the best series of superheroes.
  • Apr 21, 2019
    I started watching this show way after it ended. I thought it was going to be a childish superhero show and it had a lot of depth. Watching Clark grow each season and slowly turn into Superman was enjoyable and very well done in this show. This has become one of my favorite series.
  • Dec 18, 2017
    very good show and amazing story line with great actors
  • Mar 05, 2017
    Upon being first introduced to the WB's first season of Smallville, I laughed it off as a "girly" show, more "Smallville's Creek" than action/adventure show. Boy, was I ever wrong... For all you guys out there, how many of you (when you were a little kid) ran around your living room dressed up in a Superman cape? I would guess that a few hands were raised. The dream of superpowers, flying, and saving the world from evil tend to appeal to little kids. As we grow older and wiser (!) we tend to want to look deeper into things, explore different possibilities. We can no longer take Superman at face value, we must dive in and try to find out his origins and why he is what he is. Smallville caters directly to that need, answering (over the course of 5+ seasons) the questions about the Superman mythology. The intriguing aspect of the show is that we already know what is going to happen. The fun part is seeing HOW it happens. What comic-book readers know already... -Clark Kent becomes SuperBoy/Man, falls for Lois Lane, breaks off a relationship with childhood sweetheart Lana Lang, and becomes a reporter for the Daily Planet in Metropolis. -Lex Luther becomes the ultimate criminal mastermind, devoting his life to destroying Superman. -Other various things, such as Clark's real name being Kal-El, his father (Jor-El) and mother sending him to earth because their home planet of Krypton was crumbling, and that Clark can only be killed by Kryptonite, fragments of rock from his home planet. With this knowledge as I watched the pilot episode of Smallville, I expected (because of its WB, teen-themed roots) to see a sappy show filled with teen angst. However, while viewing the pilot episode, I had a wakeup call. What I saw was an everyday Kansas farmboy (with an affinity for plaid shirts) who just happened to be able to lift farm equipment with one arm... Smallville Season One introduces main players Clark Kent, Ma and Pa Kent, and Lana Lang, as well as young business mogul Lex Luthor. Other characters are introduced and fleshed-out, including Lionel Luthor (Lex's father), Chloe Sullivan, and Pete Ross. The show's premise is that each week a different person is affected by the meteor rocks that rained from the sky when Clark was sent to earth. The rocks prey on a person's deepest fears or desires, giving that person super-human abilities. Only high-schooler Clark Kent is able to combat them. The show has a great plot and great special effects, but it is the character developement that makes the show an all-time great. Over the course of Season One, Chloe and Pete go from third wheels to integral parts of the story. Clark begins developing new powers and dealing with the responsibilities that come with them. The give-and-take between Lex and Lionel Luthor is reason enough to watch! In conclusion, Smallville is a show that can be watched by anyone. I (20 years old) was introduced to it by my 10th grade sister, and now my Dad even watches the show. For those of you who like to classify the show, it is a combination of The X-Files (paranormal stuff and government intrigue), The Wonder Years (the relationship difficulties of high schoolers) and The Waltons (watching the Kents try to preserve their family values). As you watch Season One, you will realize that the episodes just keeping getting better and better. The Season One Finale...let's just say you WILL be shelling out the bucks to buy Season Two.

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