Smallville: The Complete Third Season

Smallville: The Complete Third Season
Cast: Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum
Studio: Warner Bros.
Rating: 7/10

CORPORATE LINE: Smallville: The Complete Third Season DVD includes fan favorite episodes such as “Exile,” “Resurrection” and the cliff-hanging season finale “Covenant.” The season features several key moments where Clark is torn between his personal and heroic lifestyle including: his breakup with Lana, Chloe’s near death experience and his mysterious encounters with Dr. Swann. In addition, friendships are optimistically renewed when Clark discovers Lex has survived a deadly jet crash. However, as Lionel draws Lex closer, Jonathon fears that Lex will one day emulate Lionel’s devious ways.

THE SHOW: Season 3 continues the narrative left by Season 2 in which the show’s star Clark is creating chaos in Metropolis. The season premiere finds Clark exercised of the red ring which made the good and docile Clark into a mean SOB. Thankfully Clark goes back home and continues with the show we enjoyed for two years previous.

The relationship between Clark and Lex continues to get more and more complicated as more and more issues take form and Lex gets more complex. Lionel Luther and Lana get involved which creates another narrative that is fun to watch and adds another interesting layer to the series. There are also many surprises that open up the future for the series. Is Kara Supergirl? The intriguing twists make for a very interesting and deeper series than its predecessors.

Audio commentary on three episodes by the show’s producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and cast members Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack and John Glover.

Producing Smallville: The Heroes Behind The Camera – a behind-the-scenes featurette is a bit disappointing. “The Chloe Chronicles: Volume II” are webisodes from season 3 is the best part of the extra features.

Also included is a gag reel and Easter Egg featuring cast member Michael Rosenbaum interviews one of the crew as they role play a DVD executive interview.

FRANKLY: Fans will love the Smallville Season 3 DVD boxset. If you’ve never seen the series this isn’t a good launching pad as you’ll more than likely get lost in the many already moving narratives.

+ Charlie Craine

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