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  • Feb 23, 2019
    Overall the season was good but no show is perfect.
  • Nov 23, 2018
    It's not completely without it's charming moments like Lana's return (although it was for a little bit) and of course a few good moments and turns here and there but Season 8 suffers from the same issues like the previous season plus they handling of Doomsday was done poorly and the death of Jimmy Olsen was anticlimatic to say the least. (5/10)
  • Mar 05, 2017
    Right from the very beginning, one could see that the eighth season of "Smallville" would be very different from any of its predecessors. Gone were regulars Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor) and Kristin Kruek (Lana Lang), while other interesting characters such as Kara "Supergirl" Kent and Lionel Luthor would not be coming back. In their place would be a new villain, Tess Murcer, and an increased focus on the Justice League (especially Green Arrow). Early on in the season, the show struggled to find its footing a bit, as could be expected from all the casting changes. The Tess character was hit-or-miss, Green Arrow couldn't hold an episode by himself, and the "freaks of the week" (while nodding to the Superman comics) weren't that relevant or interesting to the development of the main characters. Starting with the episode "Bloodline" (early November), however, the Smallville writers were able to churn out a string of four high-quality episodes in a row. Such topics as the creation of Doomsday (later Superman's most deadly foe), Chloe's relationship with Brainiac (featuring a great flashback Clark/Chloe scene), and Clark's future destiny (hinted at through time-travelling Legion members) were covered and all proved to be very interesting. Plus, even the Clark/Lois relationship was actually starting to get entertaining and moving in a direction following the Superman cannon. But then came Lana... Basically, right as the season seemed to be hitting its peak, the character of Lana Lang makes a guest appearance for a few episodes and everything comes crashing back down again. Though the writers tried to give Lana a touching sendoff (as Kruek will not be returning), her character had been so emotionally void (what with her on again-off again relationship with Clark and Lex) for the past few seasons that this was just the last straw. Sadly, what could have been one of the more touching scenes in Smallville history felt more like "good riddance". From that point, the entire rest of the season did not produce one episode I would consider to be anywhere near "great". Though trying to make the Clark/Doomsday/Chloe triangle as dramatic as possible, it falls flat due to the fact that one show can only handle so many love triangles at one time. Also, the Tess character (while decently acted) could not hold a candle to Lex, while the Justice League was never really fleshed out any more than in seasons six or seven. Even the season finale (though it contained a few good moments) was disappointing, as I had to go read through the Kryptonsite message boards just to figure out what happened in the end (what was supposed to be the "big revelation" to set the groundwork for Season Nine). Thus, as much as I hate to say it, Season Eight of Smallville has been (at least so far) the weakest season of the show. For the first time, watching Smallville every week seemed like a bit of a chore. I will (like many of you) continue to watch the show until its conclusion, but sadly I do not think it will ever recapture the innocence of its first few seasons.
  • Aug 02, 2015
    The best season of the show.
  • Jan 18, 2014
    the Doomsday fight was a bit disappointing to say the least but I still love Smallville
  • Jan 05, 2014
    i dont hate it but i dont love it either. The worst season in the entire series in my opinion.

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