Originally Posted by scrawford
Its lazy writing. Smallville gave nearly every bad guy kryptonyte to cheaply add tension. They are superheroes.. taking there power to create the drama is lazy and cheap. They arent creative enough to raise the stakes to the superheros world, so instead they just bring the superhero briefly into our world. So bummed they are doing this... Hopefully its a 15 minute 1 off about how his power cant be stopped and they move on.
Actually its done pretty well, to add tension and all, IMHO. The reason is that the writer is given almost unstoppable hero in the first place. The reason things get interesting is when how he solve is really a part of even bigger story line. Specially season two and above, after people complain how "monster of the week"-ish the first season. But first season is not bad at all.
And the reason "every bad guy kriptonite" come from the main series storyline. Clark was dropped in a hail of krypton metorite. The same meteorite causes human to become supervillain. So in order for the series writer to go about, they have to play that card.
But not all villain uses meterorite. Lionel Luthor, for example, lied about still blind (and managed to fool both clark and martha), and how he get Chloe phone hacked and leave a message there.
I think its well done. The series wasn't as good as once miles and miller(?) leave, but the rest
I think is OK.