“Always hold on to Smallville” are not just important words for Clark Kent, but for all Superman fans. The DC Daily Drop remembers those words and does regular Smallville podcast episodes.
With so many DC Comics TV shows on the air today, it would be easy to overlook Smallville. That would be a mistake.
It is largely responsible for the current superhero and comic book television boom we are seeing now, after all. The player below shows the Smallville podcast episodes we have done on the DC Daily Drop.
- Smallville's 15th Anniversary - Pilot Review - October 27, 2016
- James Wan talks Aquaman and Smallville is coming to Hulu - September 23, 2016
About the DC Daily Drop
The DC Daily Drop is a short (10-15 minute) 7 day per week podcast dedicated to news and reviews of the DC movie, TV, and comic book multiverse. We try to keep fans up to date with all the key news in the world of DC Comics, but we also look back at the history of the characters in their various incarnations.
Since Smallville has been off the air for more than 5 years now (!), the show obviously isn’t in the news every day. There is news on occasion, though, and we never miss an opportunity to bring it up when comparing it to current DC TV shows like The Flash and Supergirl. We also mix in Smallville specific episodes whenever the time is right.
Want to Talk Smallville?
We are always looking for an excuse to talk anything and everything Smallville. Do you have an idea for an episode topic or a question that you would like answered on the podcast? Feel free to get in touch with us on the show’s official page or contact us on Twitter.
Perhaps you want to know our favorite characters or least favorite episodes (Subterranean). Or maybe we should rank the villains from Bizarro to Zod. Let us know what you want and we’ll try to make it possible.
Below you will find a list of show notes for all Smallville podcast episodes from the DC Daily Drop. You can click on a link in the text below to go to that episode’s show notes.
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Smallville tells the origin of Kal-El of Krypton. You may know him as Clark Kent, the man destined to become Superman. The show begin in 2001 and lasted for 10 wonderful seasons between The WB and The CW. A total of 218 episodes were produced, taking Clark from a baby to the most iconic superhero ever.
The early seasons focus on Clark’s home life with parents Jonathan and Martha Kent. We also see plenty of his high school life with friends Lana Lang, Pete Ross, and Chloe Sullivan. Oh, and seemingly every student in the school is infected with Kryptonite meteor rock, giving them weird and wacky powers.
Those first 4 seasons focus on Clark as he juggles high school with trying to bring down all those “meteor freaks”. Clark also develops a friendship with businessman Lex Luthor, who takes a keen interest in young Clark.
The later seasons focus more on Clark in Metropolis as he fights crime as “The Blur”. His relationship with Lex begins to sour, but he still has Chloe Sullivan, Lois Lane, and others as trusted allies.
Eventually, more DC Comics heroes and villains are introduced throughout the series. Major Justice league heroes like Green Arrow, Aquaman, Cyborg, Black Canary, and Impulse (Flash) are introduced. We also see the majority of Superman’s main villains, such as Zod, Brainiac, Doomsday, and Darkseid.
Why Smallville is important
While there are countless DC Comics television shows on the air today or in development, that wasn’t always the case. For most of the 10 seasons it aired, Smallville was the only comic book show on the air. The success helped pave the way for the major superhero boom we see on TV today.
While Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and more are crushing it on The CW today, it was Smallville that helped lay the groundwork for those shows. While those shows are unique and successful for their own merits, Smallville fans will recognize many character themes and plot points that feel like they were taken from the show.
Smallville is also notable for its longevity and for introducing fans to so many live-action characters. While the first few seasons shied away from introducing DC characters, that rapidly changed as the show progressed. Fans of Booster Gold, Blue Beetle, the Legion of Superheroes, and more can thank this show for showing live-action versions of the characters.
While Smallvile wasn’t the first DC Comics or even Superman show on the air, it is one of the most important. It left a lasting legacy for generations of fans.