If you don’t know what Smallville is by now, then you don’t know what you’ve been missing the past 10 years! One of the best TV series ever (yes, that’s my opinion, so don’t get too worked up if you disagree) and it’s coming to an end! Tonight is the last episode before the Series Finale — which will be a full 2 hours by the way!
The good news is that you can now purchase (or pre-order that is) Smallville: The Complete Series — that’s right the whole series in one package! Check out this awesome promo video!
At the time of this posting the complete set is on sale for $224.99 (regular retail price is $339.88). If you break it down by season, that comes out to just $22.50 per season for the sale price or $33.99 for the retail price. The retail price alone is a great deal if you compare it to purchasing each season individually as they run $35-50 each!
Not only is this a better price, but you also get everything — all 218 episodes on 62 disks with 2 disks of bonus features — but you get everything in one convenient package! Anyone who’s purchased the Smallville DVD sets each season (myself included) will tell you the quality of the packaging of the earlier seasons leaves much to be desired!
If I didn’t already own seasons 1-9 on DVD already, I might be tempted to buy this. Ha! Who am I kidding I’m tempted to buy it anyway! If only I had the money…
For those of you who are not sure about Smallville, here is a quick overview:
Smallville is the story of the teenage years of Superman’s life. It is the story of how Clark Kent became Superman! The series begins with Clark starting High School and covers all the struggles he has coping with normal teenage stuff and compounded by the fact that he is gaining new powers and needs to learn not only how to control them, but also how to conceal them so he doesn’t end up somebody’s science experiment!
As the series progresses you get to follow Clark’s journey… relationships (the highs and the lows)… competitive sports (how can you “play fair” when you’re super-human?)… encounters with “meteor freaks” who are other teenage kids who have superpowers bestowed on them due to excessive/unusual exposure to Kryptonite — the one thing that can kill Clark!
During this part of the series you really get a good sense of how Superman grows up to have all those strong moral values and why he didn’t end up a criminal or worse some kind of evil world dictator. You get to see how being raised by John and Martha Kent really made the biggest impact on Clark’s life.
You will also get to experience a side of Clark/Superman that you don’t normally get to see in the Movies… Clark’s struggle to feel like he belongs on Earth…his struggle with his humanity and his super-humanity… (note: you get to see this side of him in the comics sometimes, but you’d have to be a regular reader to really get the same sense you get from the Smallville TV series).
About mid-way through the series things take a darker turn and you get to experience some of the lowest points of Clark’s life. He’s just like any other teenager, only his self-discovery years are further complicated by his powers as well as influences from his Biological/Kryptonian father Jor-El…
Did I mention the series also includes a friendship between Clark Kent and Lex Luthor that goes sour? I’d talk about that, but that is one of the most amazing parts of the whole series and I’d hate to ruin it for you!
Another great part of the series is the special guests/characters! You get to see how Clark meets the Legion of Superheroes from the future, how he meets Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, Cyborg, Impulse, Green Arrow, Black Canary, and the early beginnings of the Justice League! Later on he meets the Justice Society (Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Star Girl) — which by the way is an awesome 2hr episode!
Oh and then there’s the villains… various meteor freaks, Lex, Zor-El, Bizarro, Zod & company, Checkmate & the Suicide Squad, and so much more!
Man, writing about all of this is making me want to watch the whole thing all over again from beginning to end! (well I’ll have to wait for season 10 to come out on DVD to get to the end, but maybe by the time it’s out I’ll have watched everything up to that point).
Here’s a link to watch some free episodes (from season 10) online: Click Here
What are you doing still reading this? Shouldn’t you be ordering this already! 😉