Smallville: And We're Back for Another Season!
Since we’ve had a lot of opinions back and forth on whether or not Smallville should continue into Season 9, we’d like to see how many of you are incredibly excited by this news and how many are slightly disappointed. Keep in mind, a new season allows the writers to tie up a lot of loose ends and not force an ending with half a season remaining. On the other hand, as some have mentioned (nod to Just Tina), it could be stretching out a show and ending in okay-bad territory rather than greatness.
Lets see a quick show of hands as to who is excited and who is not.
We know at least three readers who are happy to hear the Season 9 news based on their comments last week (Mike, Manu and Elaine…cheers!). Which leads us to ask a question about something Manu mentioned in his comment.
I don’t know what was wrong with the writers, but the way they played Clark while Lois was out and Lana in left Clark in an awful position. He was handling that past relation with Lana in Bride very well, and all of a sudden, the puppy love [struck] again.
Is it an issue with the writers making a mistake with Clark’s failures or is this a painful reminder of how many of us act in our actual lives? How many of us have gone through or had friends go through a break-up, start making progress in getting over it only to be dashed against the rocks again when the Ex reappears on the scene? Many of you mentioned your appreciation for Clark’s dealing with “everyday problems” growing up in Smallville, Kansas. Does this qualify as one of those dealings?
We feel a responsibility to mention that a Season 9 does open the opportunity for more Justice League development! Huh? Anyone? Yeah, we know there were some of you out there begging for this, so let us hear from you. We would love to have some comments based on where you think Season 9 should take us with the Justice League storyline.
Okay, in all honesty, we want to know what all of you think about the direction the show should take in the space of an entire season and a half. Should the writers push Doomsday off until the end of Season 9 and boldly throw Tom Welling into the Superman tights? Not to tread too heavily on last week’s discussion of the Doomsday/Clois finale, but should Smallville give up the ghost on the idea of Clark “growing up” and just have him become the hero we know he will be?
As always, we encourage you to join in on the discussions by commenting below, but before we go, we want to throw one more idea out there: How would your opinion of the show change if Smallville were able to reacquire Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor) for the final season?