Smallville

The BEST seasons of Smallville

Every season of Smallville ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best seasons of Smallville!

Superman's teen years as Clark Kent find him agonizing over his shy, uncertain persona while dealing with his evolving powers and an infatuation with classmate Lana Lang.

Last Updated: 7/6/2022Network: The CW
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Season 2
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7.98
186 votes

#1 - Season 2

First Aired 9/25/2002

The legend continues to grow stronger in the second super season of Smallville. Throughout the season’s twenty-three episodes, Clark Kent grapples with his calling as he explores his true origins: was he sent to Earth to save humanity or destroy it? Amidst all the chaos, Lana and Clark grow closer than before; Lex gets married; Lionel lures Chloe toward the dark side; the Kents receive miraculous news; and Pete becomes the keeper of Clark’s secret.

Season 1
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7.97
228 votes

#2 - Season 1

First Aired 10/17/2001

Between the boy Clark Kent thought he was and the man he is destined to become lie the compelling stories of Smallville, the popular action series that reimagines the Superman saga from its roots.

Season 10
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7.94
122 votes

#3 - Season 10

First Aired 9/25/2010

As season nine drew to a close, Clark sacrificed himself to save the world from General Zod. In the tenth and final season, the timeless romance between Clark and Lois romance continues to develop, and Clark will come face-to-face with his destiny as he overcomes his final trials and forges the iconic identity that will be known for all time.

Season 4
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7.88
164 votes

#4 - Season 4

First Aired 9/23/2004

Clark Kent will have plenty of reasons to remember his senior year! Lois Lane — smart, opinionated and entirely annoying to Clark — arrives in Smallville to look investigate the death of her cousin. Lana gets a new older boyfriend. Clark decides to go against his parents' wishes and joins the football team as a quarterback. And while Clark sets off on a quest to to find three mysterious Kryptonian crystals, Lex steps further from the light into darkness.

Season 3
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7.88
172 votes

#5 - Season 3

First Aired 10/2/2003

Everyone has a future. Clark Kent has a destiny — if he’s willing to accept it and to master all the awesome powers and responsibilities that come with it. In an event-packed third season, the fascinating reinterpretation of the Superman mythology and its classic characters continues as Clark embraces the dark side and Jonathan Kent strikes a devil’s bargain with Jor-El to rescue his son.

Season 5
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7.62
140 votes

#6 - Season 5

First Aired 9/30/2005

Clark Kent now carries a full load of classes at Central Kansas University, but that's not all he carries. He carries the full weight of his - perhaps the world's - destiny. In season five, Clark finally begins to accept his destiny and takes giant leaps towards becoming the Man of Steel. He also cross path with professor Milton Fine, whose presence in Smallville will have a devastating effect on his already deteriorating friendship with Lex.

Season 8
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7.58
120 votes

#7 - Season 8

First Aired 9/19/2008

Last season, Clark Kent and Lex Luthor became sworn enemies and Clark discovered more about his home planet, who his parents were, what his future holds and why he was sent to Earth. In season eight, Clark Kent is now reporter at the Daily Planet who shares a workspace with Lois Lane. And there's a new hero in Metropolis - a hero everyone now calls the Red-Blue Blur.

Season 6
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7.56
131 votes

#8 - Season 6

First Aired 9/29/2006

Clark manages to escape from the Phantom Zone with the help of an unexpected ally. He subsequently sets out on a mission to hunt down the dangerous prisoners who followed him to Earth. Adding to Clark's troubles, there is a new vigilante in town who goes by the name Green Arrow. Meanwhile, Lex and Lana take the next step in their relationship. As the season progress, the rivalry between Clark Kent and Lex Luthor will explode into a fierce good-versus-evil battle.

Season 9
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7.53
111 votes

#9 - Season 9

First Aired 9/26/2009

Last season, the enticing Tess Mercer maneuvered her way through town, discovered Clark's true identity and unleashed a new world of danger. Clark, he also met his greatest match: Doomsday. When Clark wasn't busy battling the beast, he was knee-deep in work at the Daily Planet. As Clark's persona as the cub Planet reporter emerged, so did his feelings for Lois, the fated love of his life. In season nine, Clark Kent has to rise to the occasion as Zod and his followers scheme to take control of planet Earth.

Season 7
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7.33
117 votes

#10 - Season 7

First Aired 9/28/2007

When Clark's cousin Kara 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. And, there are two Clark Kents: one is the young man whose life in a tiny Kansas town sets him on destiny's path. The other is a Bizarro who shares Clark's DNA, but not his values. Lane makes a career leap and Chloe Sullivan finds that balancing a meteor power with a personal life isn't easy.