Yes, we can also throw into the mix that Clark and Lana are played by a couple of cute young actors.
Welling is not too serious as the kid who is going to grow up to be the hero who stands for truth, justice, and the American way, and I was going to say Kruek was the WB’s new Katie Holmes except after her soft-core Lana scene in the school swimming pool goes way beyond the world’s biggest collection of midriff revealing tops.
The driving force of the Smallville High School student newspaper her “Wall of the Weird” documents all the strange things that have happened around Smallville since the meteor shower, making her the show’s resident mistress of exposition.
But she is also the tragic figure who longs for Clark the way he casts puppy dog glances at Lana, creating a nice example of teenage love triangle pathos.
CAST Tom Welling (The Fog) Kristin Kreuk (Beauty and the Beast) Michael Rosenbaum (Urban Legend) Eric Johnson (Flash Gordon) Sam Jones III (Glory Road) Allison Mack (Superman/Batman: Public Enemies) Annette O’ Toole (IT) John Schneider (Desperate Housewives) John Glover (Robocop 2) Erica Durance (The Butterfly Effect 2) Jensen Ackles (Supernatural) Aaron Ashmore (The Skulls 2) Justin Hartley (Chuck) Laura Vandervoort (Bitten) Cassidy Freeman (Yellowbrickroad) Sam Witwer (Being Human) Callum Blue (Dead Like Me) RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST STARS Sarah-Jane Redmond (V) Chad Donella (Final Destination) Gabrielle Rose (Catch and Release) Jason Connery (Wishmaster 3) Hiro Kanagawa (Heroes Reborn) David Paetkau (Flashpoint) Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield) Mitchell Kosterman (White Noise) Michael Coristine (Get Over It) Eric Christian Olsen (Tru Calling) Jackie Burroughs (The Dead Zone) George Murdock (Star Trek V) Amy Adams (Batman V Superman) Malcolm Stewart (Timecop) Joe Morton (Terminator 2) Robert Wisden (Watchmen) Tony Todd (Chuck) Kelly Brook (The Italian Job) Azura Skye (Red Dragon) Rick Peters (Veronica Mars) Kevin Mc Nulty (Elektra) Tom O’Brien (The Accused) Shawn Ashmore (X-Men) Kavan Smith (Stargate SG.1) Evangeline Lilly (Lost) Corin Nemec (Parker Lewis Can’t Lose) Cameron Dye (Valley Girl) Eric Breker (Walking Tall) Jud Tyler (That 70s Show) Nicki Clyne (Saved) Ryan Kelley (Teen Wolf) Brandy Ledford (Andromeda) Rekha Sharma (Dark Angel) Tiffany Lyndall-Knight (Wolf Creek: The Series) Marguerite Moreau (Easy) Shonda Farr (Crossroads) Adam Brody (The OC) Kevan Ohtsji (Godzilla) Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica) Krista Allen (The Final Destination) Sara Downing (Roswell) Sean Faris (The Brotherhood 2) Richard Moll (Scary Movie 2) Gwynyth Walsh (Star Trek: Generations) Maggie Lawson (Two and a Half Men) George Coe (The Entity) Richard Gant (Rocky V) Neil Grayston (Wonderfalls) Patrick Cassidy (Lois & Clark) Martin Cummins (Dark Angel) William B.
Davis (The X-Files) Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Home Imporvement) Emmanuelle Vaugier (Two and a Half Men) David Richmond-Peck (V) Tamara Feldman (Hatchet) Gordon Tootoosis (Legends of The Fall) Byron Mann (Arrow) Adrianne Palicki (Agents of Shield) Colin Cunningham (Elektra) Jill Teed (Highlander: The Series) Paul Mc Gillion (Stargate: Atlantis) Rob La Belle (Jack Frost) Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries) Cristopher Reeve (Superman: The Movie) Camille Mitchell (Caprica) Steve Bacic (Andromeda) Michael Adamthwaite (Sucker Punch) Zachery Ty Bryan (Fast and Furious 3) Neil Flynn (Scrubs) Jodelle Ferland (Kingdom Hospital) Terence Stamp (Superman 1 & 2) Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) Ryan Robbins (Arrow) Francoise Yip (Robocop: Prime Directives) Jesse Metcalfe (Dallas) Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps) Christopher Shyer (V) John De Santis (The New Addams Family) Michael Mc Kean (This Is Spinal Tap) Lorena Gale (Battlestar Galactica) Kendall Cross (X-Men 2) Michael Dangerfield (Catwoman) Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries) Missy Peregrym (Heroes) Meghan Ory (Dark Angel) Ryan Merriman (Final Destination 3) Sarah Carter (D. A.) Lynda Boyd (Power Rangers In Space) Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica) Gary Hudson (Mutant X) Teryl Rothery (Stargate SG.1) Nathaniel Arcand (Pathfinder) Amber Rothwell (Andromeda) Brandon Jay Mc Laren (Power Rangers SPD) Margot Kidder (The Amityville Horror) Ona Grauer (V) Michael Ironside (Scanners) Amanda Walsh (Disturbia) Kyle Gallner (Veronica Mars) Trent Ford (The Island) Jane Seymour (Wedding Crashers) Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) John Pyper-Ferguson (Caprica) Derek Hamilton (Ripper) Peyton List (The Flash) Chris Carmack (Into The Blue 2) John Novak (Wishmaster 3 & 4) Nolan Gerard Funk (Arrow) Peter Wingfield (Highlander: The Series) Beatrice Rosen (Chasing Liberty) Kandyse Mc Clure (Battlestar Galactica) Jonathan Bennett (Veronica Mars) Tom Butler (Blade: The Series) Steven Grayhm (White Chicks) David Orth (The Lost World) James Marsters (Buffy) Leonard Roberts (Heroes) Alana De La Garza (Scorpion) Kenny Johnson (Bates Motel) Johnny Lewis (Felon) Alan Ritchson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) Carrie Fisher (Star Wars) Erica Cerra (The 100) Brooke Nevin (Infestation) Top Wopat (Django Unchained) Noah Danby (Bitten) Alisen Down (Case 39) Adrian Holmes (Arrow) Jorge Vargas (Power Rangers Ninja Storm) Annie Burgstede (CSI) Sarah Lind (Wolfcop) Denise Quinones (Aquman 2006) Lee Thompson Young (Flashforward) Nichole Hiltz (Bones) Mackenzie Gray (Man of Steel) Emily Hirst (Blade: The Series) Anne Marie Deluise (Goosebumps) Callum Rennie (Legends of Tomorrow) Ian Tracey (Bates Motel) Alex Scarlis (8mm 2) Jody Thompson (Flash Gordon) Pascale Hutton (Sanctuary) Lochlyn Munro (Little man) Amber Mc Donald (Gloria) Lucas Grabeel (Milk) Bow Wow (Like Mike) Dave Bautista (Guardians of The Galaxy) Mike Dopud (Stargate Universe) Phil Morris (Meet The Spartans) Tori Spelling (Scary Movie 2) Matthew Walker (Alone In The Dark) Greyston Holt (Bitten) Benjamin Ayres (The Vampire Diaries) Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) Emily Holmes (Dark Angel) Gerard Plunkett (Sucker Punch) Anna Galvin (Caprica) Michael Cassidy (Batman V Superman) Tom Mc Beath (Bates Motel) Peter Bryant (Dark Angel) Kim Coates (The Amityville Curse) Christina Milian (be Cool) Christopher Jacot (Mutant X) Helen Slater (Supergirl) Christopher Heyerdahl (Sanctuary) Elyse Levesque (Stargate Universe) Tim Guinee (Stargate SG.1) Marc Mc Clure (Superman: The Movie) Alaina Huffman (Painkiller Jane) Gina Holden (Flash Gordon) Anne Openshaw (The Grey) Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager) Ari Cohen (Gangland Undercover) Donnelly Rhodes (Battlestar Galactica) Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries) Jessica Parker Kennedy (The Secret Circle) Charlotte Sullivan (Defendor) Anna Williams (Blonde and Blonder) Kyle Schmid (Arrow) Ryan Kennedy (Caprica) Alexz Johnson (Devil’s Diary) Calum Worthy (Daydream Nation) Dario Delacio (War) Ty Olsson (Izombie) Alessandro Juliani (Man of Steel) Ted Whittall (Beauty and The Beast) Chris Gauthier (Watchmen) Stephen Lobo (Painkiller jane) Serinda Swan (Tron Legacy) Connor Stanhope (American Mary) Dominic Zamprogna (Odyssey 5) Nels Lennarson (Sanctuary) Brendan Flecther (Bloodrayne 3) Anna Mae Wills (2012) Monique Ganderton (American Ultra) Sharon Taylor (Stargate: Atlantis) Brian Austin Green (Termiantor: TSCC) Steph Song (War) Elise Gatien (Izombie) Emilie Ullerup (Sanctuary) Julian Sands (Gotham) Dean Cain (Lois & Clark) Allison Scagliotti (Warehouse 13) Dylan Neal (Arrow) David Gallagher (Super 8) Anita Torrance (Caprica) Pam Grier (jackie Brown) Michael Shanks (Stargate SG.1) Brent Stait (Androemda) Britt Irvin (V) Wesley Mac Innes (Warcraft) Jim Shield (Final Destination 3) Roger Haskett (Paycheck) Ken Lawson (Descendants) Erica Carroll (Apollo 18) Crystal Lowe (Poison Ivy 4) Sean Rogerson (Bitten) Odessa Rae (Hard Candy) Jonthan Walker (Red) Gil Bellows (Flashforward) Blu Mankuma (Robocop: The Series) Keri Lynn Pratt (Cruel Intentions 2) Bradley Stryker (The Lizzie Borden Chronicles) Sahar Biniaz (Watchmen) Lexa Doig (Andromeda) Christine Willes (Dead Like me) Steve Byers (Mutant X) Teri Hatcher (Lois & Clark) Lindsay Hartley (All My Childre N) Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galctica) James Kidnie (Arrow) Aleks Paunovic (Mutant X) Sebastian Spence (First wave) Aliyah O’Brien (If I Stay) Maybe it is that Superman is truly indestructible or that the Man of Steel, who was picked recently as one of the Top 10 American pop culture icons, is so respected that not even Hollywood would dare tug on his cape, because “Smallville” is another successful small screen version of the strange visitor from another planet.
My only serious complaint is that Schneider’s Jonathan Kent has too much of an angry edge, which takes away from his font of parental wisdom.
Martha really needs to mellow him out so that he cuts Clark some slack.
Third, there is the multi-purpose character of Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack).
Of course, the great irony is that this time around there is no cape to tug on because this television series is about Clark Kent, years before he put on the suit with the big red “S,” when he was still in high school, his powers were just starting to kick in, and the girl in his life with the double L name was Lana Lang.
Keep in mind that when Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel created the Man of Steel in 1939 there was no Superboy until 1949, when he began part of the futuristic Legion of Super-Heroes.
From the “Superboy” comic books the series borrows the characters of girl next-door Lana Lang (Kristin Kreuk) and best buddy Pete Ross (Sam Jones III).
But in addition to covering the basics, Gough and Millar come up with a key triad of additions to the original Smallville mythos.