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View Poll Results: Smallville or Lois & Clark
Smallville 47 69.12%
Lois & Clark 17 25.00%
Neither 4 5.88%
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:19 PM   #1
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I think Lois & Clark had the better writing, Smallville had the better cast. I prefer Smallville but it's really close.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:37 AM   #2
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I think Lois & Clark had the better writing, Smallville had the better cast. I prefer Smallville but it's really close.
Smallville all the way.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:41 AM   #3
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This is a tougher poll than I imagined. Teri Hatcher versus Erica Durance is a very close call. I'm giving Smallville the nod because it lasted longer and their version of Lex was better.
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Smallville all the way.
I will admit though, there is something nice about how Lois & Clark never really had to deal with his teen years and just jumped right into the Superman stories. Both have their merits but again Smallville wins for me, still think it's odd Lois & Clark only lasted 4 seasons. Wonder when we'll get another Superman show, will probably have to wait till Snyder's done with the franchise.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:57 AM   #5
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I will admit though, there is something nice about how Lois & Clark never really had to deal with his teen years and just jumped right into the Superman stories. Both have their merits but again Smallville wins for me, still think it's odd Lois & Clark only lasted 4 seasons. Wonder when we'll get another Superman show, will probably have to wait till Snyder's done with the franchise.
I loved the idea of Superman growing up and becoming Superman. Maybe why I loved Smallville so much. I will admit 10 seasons was kind of pushing it for me. I could cut out a season or two.
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I loved the idea of Superman growing up and becoming Superman. Maybe why I loved Smallville so much. I will admit 10 seasons was kind of pushing it for me. I could cut out a season or two.
I could've done without the freak of the week crap that I know a lot of people loved, or the Lana puppy love but I guess they wanted to start off slow. Oddly I'm pretty sure I've seen all of Lois & Clark before but I have very few memories of it. Still not sure how I feel about there not being a running "Kal-El" show.
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I could've done without the freak of the week crap that I know a lot of people loved, or the Lana puppy love but I guess they wanted to start off slow. Oddly I'm pretty sure I've seen all of Lois & Clark before but I have very few memories of it. Still not sure how I feel about there not being a running "Kal-El" show.
Haha "freak of the week" They had a few good ones.


I loved the first three seasons. The fourth was not bad. I could of skipped part of season 5 and all of 6 & 7. It took them way to long to put Lois into the picture. Maybe it was Tom Welling that made me keep watching and not Kristin Kreuk. Somehow I think it should of been the other way around.
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Haha "freak of the week" They had a few good ones.


I loved the first three seasons. The fourth was not bad. I could of skipped part of season 5 and all of 6 & 7. It took them way to long to put Lois into the picture. Maybe it was Tom Welling that made me keep watching and not Kristin Kreuk. Somehow I think it should of been the other way around.
I've said it many times, Kreuk is simply not that attractive and Lana was poorly conceived. She was whiny, annoying and held his character back for years. Maybe they did that on purpose so people would like Lois right away, I don't know. I will say I disagree with Clark Kent, while I did enjoy Hatcher's Lois, I thought Durance was unparalleled as the best Lois to date.
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I only have vague childhood memories of Lois & Clark but I remember it was really corny

So Smallville imo
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I've said it many times, Kreuk is simply not that attractive and Lana was poorly conceived. She was whiny, annoying and held his character back for years. Maybe they did that on purpose so people would like Lois right away, I don't know. I will say I disagree with Clark Kent, while I did enjoy Hatcher's Lois, I thought Durance was unparalleled as the best Lois to date.
What are your thoughts on MoS? Amy Adams as Lois. The only good thing I see with MoS would be Kevin Costner. John Schneider was an amazing Jonathan Kent if you ask me.
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:15 PM   #11
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I did enjoy Lois and Clark. And Teri Hather was hot back in the day. But the last season of that show was not very good. All the bad guys wanted to do was break up Lois and Clark instead of say, take over the world.

But I did give the edge to Smallville. There were some dud episodes here and there. But overall it was very good. And Erica Durance does take the Lois crown!
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I did enjoy Lois and Clark. And Teri Hather was hot back in the day. But the last season of that show was not very good. All the bad guys wanted to do was break up Lois and Clark instead of say, take over the world.

But I did give the edge to Smallville. There were some dud episodes here and there. But overall it was very good. And Erica Durance does take the Lois crown!
I have to say also I never really liked the Toymaker villain in the comics but I thought he was solid on both shows. Thought Lois & Clark did Metallo better than Smallville did though.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:36 PM   #13
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If I ever found Lois and Clark complete set for a good price I would jump on it. The price would have to exceptionally great for me to consider Smallville.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:30 PM   #14
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I love Lois & Clark I have all the DVDs and have in fact been rewatching them.
I am on season 2 now around the middle.

But have never seen Smallville I keep meaning to try it out but not got round to it yet.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:45 PM   #15
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I don't remember Lois and Clark. I remember watching it on TV on a weekly basis, but that's about it.

Smallville was my favorite show. I would order pizza, turn the phone off, and sit down and enjoy the show. When I first got into it (late) I watched the first 4 1/2 seasons in a matter of weeks. There were days where I would put 1 or 2 on in the morning, then the next thing I knew it was time to go to bed. I ended up starting my Smallville Cult. I would get people hooked on the show. I would loan out my seasons and they would be addicted. It was fun.

Tom Welling as Clark was perfect. Erica Durance was the best Lois Lane. Jonathan and Martha Kent were excellently cast. But Michael Rosenbaum was the ULTIMATE Lex Luthor.

This was also the first series that I bought on DVD/Blu Ray. I just love it!
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:49 PM   #16
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The first couple of seasons for Lois & Clark are really good television. It fell apart in its last season. I've been rewatching it lately and it is still entertaining.

Smallville would have turned out better for me if they had downplayed all of the teenage angst, particularly in the college years.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:14 AM   #17
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I grew up with Lois and Clark and watched Smallville in latter high school...

Both Dean Cain and Terri Hatcher are great eye candy, but most of the episodes were pretty cheesy. Though I liked Clark in the suit and Lois and Clark's chemistry. I always wanted Smallville to be more like that once they started working at the Daily Planet.

Smallville was too hypervisual sometimes and eventually just dragged the show out for years without any character development (worse than all of L&C cheesiness put together). Although L&C at it's best is just as good as Smallville. My favorite L&C episode is "Ultra-Woman," both story wise and spx wise, there really isn't much of a difference between L&C and Smallville.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:04 PM   #18
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There should be a poll option for "liked/loved both".

I can remember most of Lois and Clark and even who played MXYZPTLK. I would sit down every week and watch it. Loved it!

I didn't end up watching Smallville immediately ,but I did catch up thru DVD's and enjoyed it for the most part. The "Meteor Freak of the week" got a bit stale after awhile. I like what they did with Brainiac ,though Doomsday was weak, and was interesting how they brought in Darkseid. Overall it had some good writing and moments. One of my fav episodes was when Tom Wopat guest starred driving a Dodge Charger. It was just a fanboys Dukes of Hazzard moment.

Overall I like them both.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:11 PM   #19
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If Lois & Clark had stayed like it was in the first season then it would be L&C, but sadly, it got worse as the seasons went on.

Smallville for me, but that first season of L&C was great!
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I think it's disingenuous to compare the two since they are both good shows in their own right. Lois and Clark seemed to stay more faithful to the original comics, even included an adaption of Lois and Clark's wedding. Teri Hatcher was a babe. But, what most people keep forgetting was that Lois and Clark dealt more with the character development and the relationship between "Lois" and "Clark" rather than with the Superman persona.

Smallville seemed to deal more with Clark Kent and how he dealt with his heritage as the Last of Krypton rather than with the character of Clark Kent. It just dealt more with the mythology behind Kal-El and how he deals with his heritage.
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