I am happy to admit to enjoying Smallville when it first aired here. I found it funny, and self-reflexive, and self-referential, and it had one of the Hazzard boys - ooooohhh, eeeiieee!! Lex soon became a lust-bunny - I like 'em grey and ambiguous, so sue me. The station that owned the rights soon started playing its' usual games with sci-fi stuff (this is the same station that aired Farscape S3 in 3 frigging weeks, every week day at 5pm, Tues, Wed, Sat at 11pm) - moved nights, took it off for a couple of weeks, then finally stopped showing it all together midway through S2. Back then I had limited dial-up, and was pre-occupied downloading Buffy and Angel, so Smallville slipped into the abyss.
Last week I signed up for a home delivery dvd rental service (first month free) - Smallville Seasons 2 and 3 went straight on the wishlist (and this was before the momentous news!). The couple of things I've seen JM in since Buffy/Angel have left me fairly cold. Wasn't sure how I felt about this new role, but after due consideration and more information, have decided I will be quite happy to see him in a another genre role, playing an evil dude. He will, no doubt, grab the role by the balls, and make it his own. I'll look forward to that because I think it will be, once again, a showcase for his talent, and I'm happy to go along for that ride. If nothing else, he'll be back on the screens - I can admit to a slight case of JM withdrawal - I have no problem admitting to that, well at least here anyway.
So downloading schedule for the new American TV season now consists of Lost, Veronica Mars and some episodes of Smallville - I can live with that. Do you think that J will believe that NONE of his shows are airing in the new season?