Originally i was not the biggest fan of superman, i just thought that he was some over-hyped guy in a cape. As i grew older and more mature, i grew to like superman, but not because of comic books but because of the old movies and cartoons, and Smallville. It took me a while to get into it, but after a while after one episode would finish i would scream "damnit i can't wait till next week!" It's an original take on superman, they don't follow everything straight from the comics which probally upsets fanboys but eh never bothered me i don't read comics . Overall theres been many things that have set me off and turned me on to the show, like the whole love triangle with clark, lana and lex bleh, but the sacrifice lana made knowing she could never see clark again made me come around to her and thankfully moved the story along. Smallville has got it right with showing that even superman has weaknesses which makes him seem more real. So sad that this is the last season atleast their finally developing lois and clark, i'm gonna miss this show when its gone =(.