Smallville Season 8 is an improvement on Season 7 and very nearly the best season of them all. However it has been let down by some shoddy writing in the middle of the season and also a very disappointing last episode.
The first problem is the re-introduction of Lana and the whole nonsense about her being some sort of covert, ninja type warrior who gets her hands on a alien body suit that gives her super-powers. Putting this story aside, bringing Lana back virtually stopped the season in its tracks as the story moved away from the genesis of Doomsday to a soppy love story that has the usual Smallville sad and predictable ending.
The second problem is the Season Finale where the fight between CK and Doomsday should have been far better. The whole thing was over in a couple of minutes and I couldn't help feeling let down and disappointed given the excellent story lines leading up to it.
Finally, my last gripe is that the effects around Doomsday could have been better! Doomsday is meant to be the ultimate destroyer not a bloke in a suit!
I am looking forward to Season 9 with it, hopefully, being Lana free.