Originally Posted by Tenkaipalm
No, I'm a Supes fan- I'm not a "Clark Kent during his teenage years in a cheesy soap-opera" fan. Smallville is not a "Superman" show. I'm also not a big fan of major changes to the origin of a character, unless done with good reason, or to modernize the source material. Clark and Lex Luthor being teenage friends in the show actually caused the book writers to retcon Luthor's origin in the comic to parallel the show. Lame.
Admittedly though, I am a much bigger Batman fan.
Then I would next question how many episodes you have watched, It sounds as though you have been turned off by Smallville in concept.
Sure, it has some soap operaish undertones BUT the effects used in the show are probably as good, if not better, than some of the stuff I have seen in the movies. Clark flying and so forth plus his heat vision looks much more effective in smallvile.
As for his changes to origin, there really isn't any. He came here in a ship and grew up in Smallville. The bigger difference here is that the Kryptonite has an effect on humans as well as Kryptonians which makes the storyline far more interesting and I think a brilliant change to Superman.
There are also some changes to the legacy indicating that Jor el has been to Earth in the early past and left behind relics and signs for later generations to find. It could be that the Kryptonians knew their destruction was near and planned on colonizing Earth at some earlier date.
In any case I think you should start from the beginning and work your way forward because you are missing out on a really good show.
In the coming weeks we are going to be treated to the early workings of the justice league with a young Flash, Green Arrow, Aquaman and Superman. It's just getting good. Although last season there were some pretty low points with Lana as a vampiress and turning into this Isabella character. But hey, it's a weekly show with new redemption every week.