Smallville: Season 10 (2010 - 2011)


Season 10

Critics Consensus

It's the end of Smallville and the beginning of Superman, and those who stuck with the series through all ten seasons should come away satisfied.



Critic Ratings: 16


Audience Score

User Ratings: 224
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Air date: Sep 24, 2010
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In its final season, SMALLVILLE culminates with the epic rise of the world's ultimate hero Superman.

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Critic Reviews for Smallville Season 10

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4)

Though quality-wise it's a mixed bag, Smallville has proven to be an enduring and notable addition to the Superman mythos.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Smallville, with its inevitable ending, suffered from hubris and greed on the part of the producers and network.

Jul 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Smallville still isn't perfect, hell it's not even the show it once was. But there's genuineness about the way season ten kicks off that gives this cynical fan a glimmer of hope for what's to come.

Jul 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Yet what Smallville['s finale] pulled off was nothing short of brilliant. It put to rest its roots in a satisfying and believable way, launching its characters into the ongoing mythology.

Jul 12, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Smallville's much-ballyhooed double-length finale turns out to be a sodden mess that mostly points up how off-balance the show became.

Jul 12, 2018 | Full Review…

[The show] more directly delved into not only Superman's history...and also became quite prolific as far as introducing other DC heroes and villain.

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The premise was unique, the casting was spot on, and it created its own DCU that, while imperfect, was a bold attempt at bringing DC heroes together on the small screen before shared universes was really a big thing for superhero movies or shows.

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

If the show keeps up this pace, Season 10 should be a satisfying watch.

Apr 11, 2018 | Full Review…

plays as a valedictory season, bringing back heroes, villains and family from the past (including John Glover as Lionel Luther and Michael Rosenbaum as the once and future villain Lex).

Nov 18, 2016 | Full Review…

A wonderful conclusion to a wonderful series.

Sep 24, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Smallville: Season 10

  • 5d ago
    This show definitely deserves 10 stars. I grew up whatching it and I really love the characters specially Lex Luthor he was the main reason for me to sat in front of my TV everyday after school. It shock me when they stoped to produce the show.
  • Jan 09, 2018
    Glorious ending to my favorite show!
  • Nov 18, 2017
    Smallville is the origin story of how Clark Kent became Superman and stars Tom Welling as Clark Kent / The Blur / Superman , Annette O’Toole as Martha Kent , John Schneider as Jonathan Kent , Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor , Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan , Kristin Kreuk as Lana Lang , Erica Durance as Lois Lane , John Glover as Lionel Luthor , Cassidy Freeman as Tess Mercer and Justin Hartley as Oliver Queen / Green Arrow and many others. Also includes guest appearances by many past Superman movie and tv actors like Christopher Reeve , Margot Kidder , Dean Cain , Teri Hatcher and many more. Smallville was in many ways the 1st great Superhero series on TV and it was ground breaking. Their had never been a tv series like this for a superhero that went back to tell an origin story like this before. Sure we had the Batman 1966 series , Adventures of Superman , Superboy , Lois and Clark The New Adventures of Superman and so on but this was the 1st series where you could say yes a superhero tv show can work long term and be good which Smallville was. The 1st 5 plus Seasons of Smallville where really good Seasons 1 to the 1st half of Season 6 which good to sometimes great episodes and epic season finales Season 5’s finale especially was really good. Then the 2nd half of Season 6-8 not great seasons a lot of that had to do with the writers strike in late 2007 and going into 2008. But the last few seasons 9-10 where amazing some of the best the series had at least in my opinion. The Special effects for this show while they where not as great as what we got with the later CW DCTV Arrowverse shows , Marvel TV Shows and Fox’s Gotham where good for the time of the early 2000’s like the way Clark would speed his way out of danger and rescue his friends from trouble awesome and showing what he can do so good. The writing on the series at times was good to not so good but in later seasons it picked up. Some many argue that Smallville went on for too long and in some cases it did but the last few seasons where epic. Lois finally figured out who Clark really was and finally got together and at the very end of the series Clark Kent finally became The Man of Steel Superman saving the world and becoming the hero we all know and love from the comics. Smalville paved the way for a lot of future Superhero TV Series to come later like The CW DCTV Arrowverse tv shows Arrow , The Flash , DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl as well as The Marvel Studios TV Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. , and The Marvel Netflix shows like Daredevil , Jessica Jones , Luke Cage etc. Overall I give Smallville a 8/10 for Seasons 1 the 1st half of Season 6 a 8/10 , Seasons 6-8 a 5/10 and Seasons 9-10 a 9/10. Smallville is a great TV Series one of the best of all-time and you should check it out on Blu-Ray Disc , DVD , Hulu Plus and Digital Downloads. Go watch this fun series.
  • Jul 13, 2017
    A fantastic ending to a very long show - Clark finally becoming Superman, and everything that has been built up finally comes to fruition. I loved most of this season and am glad to say I'd watch it again. After the terror that was seasons 6-7 (and second half of 8), These last two seasons are some of my overall favourites in the show. Overall, great buildup, good resolution and good development. Smallville still stands the test of time.
  • Mar 05, 2017
    As in seasons eight and nine of "Smallville", this tenth season will appeal to fans of the "comic action-adventure" variety. Those looking for solid writing, richly developed characters, and legitimate, non-predictable "wow" moments have likely trickled off after seasons 5-6. I have been with the series for the long haul and, while thoroughly enjoying the first 5 seasons, liking 6-7, and despising 8-9, I cannot give the final season good reviews based on nostalgia perpetuated by the show's ending. There are a few basic plotlines that run throughout this final season, all of which fall flat in one way or another: -The U.S. government's reaction to superheroes: an almost blatant rip-off of many themes from "The Dark Knight". -The Clark/Lois relationship: Should work, but (as writers) you can't have Lois be EASILY the most annoying character on the show for six seasons and then expect us to put all that aside and love her in the seventh. -Clark Kent coming to terms with the hero he is destined to become: Pretty much every decision/conclusion Clark comes to this season in terms of embracing his destiny is watered-down due to botched attempts in previous seasons. Because the show was on a year-to-year basis for so long, the frequent stops-and-starts in Clark's transition to Superman rendered that penultimate transition without much drama. Really, there are only three things that I enjoyed about this season (aka the reason I can give it 2 stars instead of just 1): -The "Earth 2" plot arc, which allowed us to see some characters that hadn't been around for awhile. The alter-universe characters kind of muddy things up in the end, but it is nice to see them as "themselves" once again. -The episode "Homecoming", where the Smallville writers give a not-so-subtle nod of acceptance to fans like me who became disenchanted after the season five episode "Reckoning" and the slow bleed that followed. -The "Finale" episode, where us long-surviving fans finally get the payoff that we've all been waiting for. Thus, it basically comes down to this: If you loved "Smallville" in the early goings and feel it has declined since "Reckoning", this season won't change that opinion whatsoever. However, if you still got enjoyment out of the later seasons, you'll probably like this one too.
  • Jan 30, 2017
    Smallville was never terrible. However, I didn't like the later seasons very much. I got bored because it dragged on for so long. Plus, it changed a lot. It was no longer the show I started watching. There were still moments that I really enjoyed, but a lot of the later Smallville made me wanna go back to season one.
  • Mar 12, 2016
    Smallville : Season 10 Final Season of Smallville TV Series shows us the larger and comical look from DC universe, so many new characters shows up and they are well portrayed (way better than Season 9). almost every moment we've been waiting for is directed nicely. although it's far from perfect, this Last Season of Smallville is a must watch series for Superman and DC Comics avid fans
  • Aug 08, 2015
    Smallville certainly does what it aims to do. It shows the story of a boy with abilities named Clark Kent go on to become the man of steel. It also has some brilliant performances. Michael Rosenbaum plays by far the best on screen Lex Luthor. Furthermore, we have also managed to see Tom Welling grow as an actor.
  • Jul 29, 2015
    Desappointed by the level, the final season could have been a huge hit for so many reasons, maybe because of the budget or the history.. Lazarus, Luthor, Kent and Dominion are the only episodes worth to watch IMO
  • Jun 26, 2015
    great show of the episodes

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