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Smallville: The Complete Second Season [2002] [DVD]
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 23 July 2007
Starting a moment after the season one finale Smallville continues the story of Clark's younger years.

This season really stands out in memory, the sheer quality of the episodes is amazing, there are more memorable episodes in this series than in any other combined. Furthermore there is a movement away from "freak of the wekk" episodes, with several episodes reveolving around the characters and their backstory, not monsters and threats to them.

Clark's identity (as Kal-Ell is revealed to him, as is the fate of Krypton), Pete find oout about Clark's secret, Red K causes havoc turning Clark into a moralless teenager, secrets about Clark's adoption and Lex's brother are revealed, Clark lays on his deathbed and Clark is told to leave Smallville and complete his father's quest to rule the planet.

Along with these arks, there is the continuing storyline of Chloe and Clark, that was left hanging in Tempest, this slops both Clark and Lana coming closer as Chloe looks on sadly. Clark's adoption is revealed to have been organised by Lionel Luthor (who is also blinded at the beginning of the season), Lionel and Lex jokel against each other as Lionel quashes Lexcorp, and Clark is appauled by the intrustions of his father.

This is my favourite season, as it was for the viewing figures (check wiki), characters continue to eveolve and change, and leaving a fantastic cliifhanger which I won't spoil.

If you liked Season 1 you'll love this, if you loved season 1 you'll be overjoyed.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on 21 July 2004
After the fairly staid formulaic structure of the first season of Smallville (I rate it at 4*), it was nice to see that the show's creators finally threw off some of the creative shackles. This was great news as I am a huge fan of the show. The burning question for me was whether this new lease of life was going to be enough. And, I can happily say, yes it is. This second chronicle in the legend of Superman is absolutely bloody fantastic.
It's all here. Heat vision? Check. Ever growing tension in the Clark/ Lana/ Chloe love triangle? Check. Red Kryptonite? Check. Throwing these obvious pleasures aside, the real show stopper is the increasing paranoia of Lex Luthor (Mike Rosenbaum). Episode after episode, his fascination with Clark grows and grows. Clark (Tom Welling) is blissfully ignorant of this, thinking Lex and himself are going to be friends forever. Jonathan Kent (John Schneider) is right to suspect Lex's motives as the two-faced Luthor is making investigative enquiries behind his back. This is a great extension of the plot from the first season.
And yes, it finally happens. After spending the first season watching Lana behind an emotional 'door', Clark is finally getting close to the girl of his dreams. But not without a few obstacles. Lana has to deal with the death of her Marine boyfriend, Whitney Fordman, as well as her own frustration at Clark's complete inability at keeping a promise. This shows great promise for a psychological hero complex to emerge. Mmmmm, delicious.
That brings us to Clark's latest addition to his superhero arseanl, heat vision. This comes about accidentally, with un-intentionally funny consequences. Clark setting fire to a school projector screen while checking out a really HOT (sorry about the pun there) teacher (Krista Allen) who actually turns out to be Lex's fiancee, Disaree. Masterful. It turns out that the heat vision is, initially, triggered by thinking of sex. So you then get Clark with Lana, alone, in the Talon, together and a whole lot of torched decor. Mmmmm, flamey.
Anyway, I think I should let you buy the set and find out for yourselves.
I do have one grumble though. Where's the episode guide that Season 1 came with? Other than that, a superb series is put together with a superb dvd boxset. The special features are definitley worth a look, with a fantastic documentary on the SFX of Smallville. MMMMMMMMMM. Yeah, I cannot wait for the Season 3 set. Bring it on!!!!!! Peace out.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 26 February 2005
WOW! Aside from Charmed this is one of the best shows on TV. At the start of this season we find out what happens after the cliffhanger ending of season one where Lana was picked up inside her truck by a twister. But I'm not gonna tell you any more you'll have to buy this dvd to find out. In this season Clark discovers he has the ability of heat vision. We also see a guest appearance from the late Christopher Reeve (the original superman from the movies) who plays Dr Swan a man who is determined to find out where Clark has come from and why he is on Earth. This is an excellent season packed to the brim with action and special effects. A must have even for those who are not fans of superman. I would recommend it to anyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 8 August 2004
Well what can i say i had seen them before but had to add to my season one collection. i do have one problem because i am wonderning if there was a booklet inside like the season one set because there wasn't in mine. havn't quite found out yet. but other wise i love the gag real and the extras they are much better than the season one extras its excelent writing and a great extra to anyones dvd collection. i am a big fam of smallville so i would recomend it to others alike.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 18 July 2004
Flawless, absolutley flawless, there is nothing wrong with this series. It is even better than series 1 as it doesn't suffer as much from "monster-of-the-week" syndrome. The casting, it has to be said is ingenious, Christopher Reed stars in the pivotal episode "Rosetta" where Clark finds out about his past and where he came from! Highlights for me, are the episode where Chloe and Pete are infected by paracites which feed of their adrenaline making them want to do crazy things and they get clark on the bandwagon by slipping him a red krptonite rock, and the finale - a mother of a cliffhanger if ever their was one!
Also, this box set has a lot more extras on it, including a very funny gag reel and way more deleted scenes as well as a documentary about Christopher Reed called "Man of Steel"
To sum up - if you never saw this on TV, buy it, its so worth it
if you saw this on TV, buy it its so worth it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 3 May 2010
So here we go, picking up the rather weak Cliffhanger of the first season, we come to season 2. By now I was satisfied at how the first season had given us a good setup, I was very much looking forward to seeing some main plot developement.

Unfortunately for the first half of the season we have mainly standalone storylines much like the first season. Not completely a bad thing but quite predictable by this point. And then Christopher Reeve comes along as Professor Virgil Swann, who informs Clark of his Kryptonian heratige, giving a sense that we are finally getting somewhere near to unlocking the shows true potential. And it does, from this point on, the show really starts to build some momentum and finds its feet.

In summary: The show continues much in the spirit of its first season, the later parts of the season bringing some real movement to the Superman story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The first season of Smallville was good enough but nothing special but it is during this second season that the show really hits its stride. This season is less of the monster-of-the-week type show that it was during the first season and has some nice plot arcs throughout that see the relationship between Clark and Lana grows stronger and Clark learns more about who he is and where he comes from. The greatest highlight of the season and the series so far, is the episode Rosetta guest staring Christopher Reeve, which was a great way to pass the torch from one generations Superman to another. Although this season is not the best Smallville has to offer, it is still superior to the first season.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 April 2009
The best Superman franchise really makes the viewer curious as each episode either develops the character or the interest others have in the Kent family. The acting by all is very good, and the "romance" side of the stories is tastefully done.

Probably one of the most flawless and intriging second seasons of any television series, with well chosen music throughout that really adds to the atmosphere.

I think of all the series primarily aimed at a teenage audience or set in a high school, Smallville is the best, and the second series highlights the series very well with some highly original and thought provoking episodes.
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Season two picks up right where season one left off. Clark Kent (Tom Welling) manages to save Lana Lang (Kristin Kreuk) from the path of a tornado, but Lionel Luther (John Glover) isn't quite so lucky. While his son Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) saves his life, Lionel winds up blind.

But as life slowly gets back to normal, things have a way of continuing to be, well, weird. Clark develops heat vision, brought on by thoughts of sex. Chloe and Pete (Allison Mack and Sam Jones III) become adrenalin junkies. High school students start dying of old age. And Lana is visited by her best friend who died years ago.

But with everything else going on, Clark also gets hints to his past, much to the worry of parents Jonathan and Martha Kent (John Schneider and Annette O'Toole). A cave is found in Smallville that has ancient drawings depicting Clark's story. The ship that brought Clark to Earth seems to come to life at times. What does it all mean?

What it means for us is a great season of this engrossing high school soap opera. Yes, I just called it a teen soap. Essentially, that's what it is. Oh yes, it has plenty of science fiction and comic book action, and that's fun. But the on going stories have a decidedly soap opera feel to them. There's the love triangle between Lana, Chloe, and Clark for starters. Lex gets married not once but twice. There's blindness and an unexpected pregnancy as well.

But that's not to down play the action and scifi. While the show doesn't follow a formula nearly as closely as it did the first season, there are still plenty of kryptonite enhanced monsters. Some of the episodes get a little creepy. And some of them are just downright fun, like the times that Clark gets exposed to red kryptonite.

But as much as I am enjoying it, I find the characters the most fascinating to watch, particularly the Luthors and their interaction with Clark. At this point, Clark and Lex are still friends. Knowing how their relationship turns out makes some of those scenes take on a bittersweet feel. It's help by Michael Rosenbaum. Any scene he is in is amazing to watch. In fact, the best scenes are the ones between him and John Glover playing his on screen dad. I'm not saying the rest of the cast is bad because they aren't. Those are the two that stand out the most.

And yes, this season also has the first appearance of Christopher Reeve as Dr. Virgil Swann.

If you've resisted getting into this show, stop now. You'll definitely need to watch it from the beginning. But trust me, once you do, you'll be hooked.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 September 2012
Smallville's second season is so much improved from season 1 that it almost is a different show. The quality, acting and storylines are so much better. Christopher Reeve even makes an appearance in one of the best episodes of smallville to this day. Really excellent viewing.
The Lana and Clark story still rages on but it still watchable and a little less of the teen angst.
Highlight episodes are ; Heat, Red, Skinwalkers, Insurgence,Rosetta, Precipice,Witness,Calling and Exodus.
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