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Good, not great.
on 17 June 2009
I've been watching Smallville from the start, and while the show rarely reaches the amazing standards of other shows, it still entertains me enough to keep watching.
Season 8 of the show suffers from the law of diminishing returns, that Smallville has been experiencing since it began. I can't really pinpoint any oustanding episodes in this season, as I could with previous ones, but overall the arc of the season was good, discounting the awful 5 episode return of Lana and "Lex" as well as the disappointing finale.
New characters are always welcome when a show has gone on for as long as Smallville has, and Tess was a great addition in my opinion. DAvis was also very interesting, at least at the beginning of the season.
Despite the law of diminishing returns thing I mentioned earlier, this season is actually an improvement on season 7. It's more focused and has a slow burning story arc, but come the finale, nowhere near the excitment levels of previous finales.