Smallville (Season 3) DVD Review

by : Britt Gillette

Leaping onto the television landscape in Fall 2001, Smallville follows the exploits of a young Clark Kent in the years leading up to his emergence as the beloved Superman. Following a slew of TV renditions of the character's life since the comic book first appeared, Smallville sets itself apart by focusing on the lesser discussed niche of Clark's earliest developmental days. Superb casting and consistent writing have combined to make Smallville one of the more popular shows on television (especially in international markets), making the show one of the WB network's most successful creations to date…

Tom Welling stars in the imminent role of teenager Clark Kent, a refugee from the dying planet of Krypton. His ship having landed in the rural American town of Smallville, Clark is raised by locals Martha (Annette O'Toole) and Jonathan Kent (John Schneider - of Dukes of Hazzard fame) as their own son. Unlike some of the film and TV spin-offs, Smallville attributes powers to other individuals in the area as a result of some of the debris associated with Krypton's destruction. As a result, Clark is forced to keep his own powers a secret while battling against other individuals who are more powerful than traditional human criminal elements. The show also provides a glimpse into the early friendship experienced between Clark and Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum) as well as Clark's romance with two high school classmates, Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack) and Lana Lang (Kristin Kreuk). Part sci-fi fantasy and part teenage soap, Smallville is an instant television classic…

The Smallville (Season 3) DVD offers a number of exciting episodes including the season premiere "Exile" in which Clark Kent engages in a massive crime spree in the Metropolis (having been transformed by the effects of red kryptonite). Meanwhile, Lex Luthor must grapple with his own conscience while secluded on an island, and Jonathan Kent frantically searches for Clark, going to great lengths to obtain the power necessary to end the ill effects of the red kryptonite… Other notable episodes from Season 3 include "Magnetic" in which a mysterious newcomer to Clark's school exhibits special magnetic powers (including the ability to attract Lana), and "Hereafter" in which Clark's discovers that his classmate Jordan can see into the future, prompting a prediction that Lana will die in the next few days…

Below is a list of episodes included on the Smallville (Season 3) DVD:

Episode 45 (Exile) Air Date: 10-01-2003
Episode 46 (Phoenix) Air Date: 10-08-2003
Episode 47 (Extinction) Air Date: 10-15-2003
Episode 48 (Slumber) Air Date: 10-22-2003
Episode 49 (Perry) Air Date: 10-29-2003
Episode 50 (Relic) Air Date: 11-05-2003
Episode 51 (Magnetic) Air Date: 11-12-2003
Episode 52 (Shattered) Air Date: 11-19-2003
Episode 53 (Asylum) Air Date: 01-14-2004
Episode 54 (Whisper) Air Date: 01-21-2004
Episode 55 (Delete) Air Date: 01-28-2004
Episode 56 (Hereafter) Air Date: 02-04-2004
Episode 57 (Velocity) Air Date: 02-11-2004
Episode 58 (Obsession) Air Date: 02-18-2004
Episode 59 (Resurrection) Air Date: 02-25-2004
Episode 60 (Crisis) Air Date: 03-03-2004
Episode 61 (Legacy) Air Date: 04-14-2004
Episode 62 (Truth) Air Date: 04-21-2004
Episode 63 (Memoria) Air Date: 04-28-2004
Episode 64 (Talisman) Air Date: 05-05-2004
Episode 65 (Forsaken) Air Date: 05-12-2004
Episode 66 (Covenant) Air Date: 05-19-2004