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The Best Seasons of 'Smallville' 

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Updated November 26, 2019 4.3k votes 985 voters 60.3k views 10 items

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It's a man, it's a plane, it's a ranking of the best seasons of Smallville, listed from best to worst with poster images when available. Featured on the best CW shows, Smallville is filled with cool trivia and fun facts you probably didn't know. People who are fans of this Superman series have very strong opinions when it comes to choosing the best Smallville season, which is exactly why this ranking of Smallville seasons exists. Many fans of the show have voted on this list of the greatest Smallville seasons, so this order isn't just the opinion of some random writer or blogger.

Some of the most memorable episodes of Smallville come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. If your favorite season of Smallville isn't high on the list, then vote it up so it has the chance to become number one. If you're asking yourself, "What is the best season of Smallville?", "How many seasons of Smallville are there?" or "Which season of Smallville is the best?" then this list will answer your questions

Vote up your favorite seasons of Smallville, and vote down any seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. It can be painful to put one Smallville season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.

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Smallville - Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Smallville'
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Smallville - Season 2

The second season of Smallville premiered on September 24, 2002 and contains 23 episodes. This season finds Clark learning more about where he came from.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Vortex," 9 "Dichotic" and "Exodus."

Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

  • Clark develops heat vision.
  • Clark and Lana kiss.
  • Clark runs away to Metropolis.
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Smallville - Season 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Smallville'
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Smallville - Season 3

The third season of Smallville premiered on October 1, 2003 and contains 22 episodes. This season Clark struggles with the destiny that his father intends for him.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Exile," "Delete" and "Covenant."

Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

  • Jonathan makes a deal with Jor-El regarding Clark.
  • Pete moves to Wichita.
  • Lex is poisoned.
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Smallville - Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Smallville'
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Smallville - Season 1

The first season of Smallville premiered on October 16, 2001 and contains 21 episodes. This season introduces viewers to a young Clark Kent as he adjusts to his emerging powers.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Pilot," "Reaper" and "Tempest."

Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

  • Clark saves Lex Luthor from drowning. 
  • Clarks saves Eric Summers.
  • Chloe is kidnapped.
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Smallville - Season 5 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Smallville'
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Smallville - Season 5

The fifth season of Smallville premiered on September 29, 2005 and contains 22 episodes. This season finds Smallville reeling after the meteor shower that took place at the end of last season.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Arrival," "Reckoning" and "Vessel."

Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

  • Clark and Lana start a relationship.
  • Clark ends his friendship with Lex.
  • Chloe kisses Lex.
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