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Home TV DVD Review: Smallville: The Complete 7th Season
DVD Review: Smallville: The Complete 7th Season

DVD Review: Smallville: The Complete 7th Season


When Clark’s cousin Kara (Supergirl) arrives on the scene, Clark advises her to keep a low profile and master her powers, but Kara has other ideas and becomes the focus of Lex Luthor’s powerlust. Does Lana Lang prefer Bizarro to the real deal? Lois Lane makes a career leap and Chloe Sullivan finds that balancing a meteor power with a personal life isn’t easy. New characters and complications abound, along with new secrets and lore, new thrills and special effects. Power up to Season 7!

While this show continues to receive a decent amount of criticism for not following the traditional Superman storyline, the writers do a superb job with creating solid episodes. The beginning of the 7th Season brought some new elements into the mix including Supergirl. The development of her character was one of the aspects I enjoyed most about this season. Getting a glimpse into the back story and politics of Krypton was intriguing and something I think the show really needed to touch more on.

The middle of the season was a bit awkward to me, perhaps because of the writers’ strike. That seemed to cause turmoil for a lot of series in the 2007-2008 Season. The character arc that we saw with Grant Gabriel just didn’t deliver in my opinion. Anti-climatic and ultimately disappointing are really the only things I can say.

However, at the close of the season, I felt like loose ends were repaired somewhat. We’re left with so many possibilities for where this series will go in Season 8. While this season moved at a much slower pace than previous seasons and wasn’t among a favorite of the fans, I think that if we hadn’t had so much foreshadowing in the later episodes, we actually would have had a pretty strong season.

If you want even more special features in HD, then pick up the Blu-ray edition. Smallville has never looked so good. The special features on the Blu-ray release include cast and creator commentary, unaired scenes (in HD), multiple featurettes, and a digital comic book (also in HD).

A must have for any fan of Smallville.

Review by Emma Loggins

Grade: B
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Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized "Geek Girl", Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!


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