The writers' stories seems to be getting worse and worse as the seasons pass.
But that's just me. seriously, I would had written things much differently. Starting all the way back to where Clark and Lex ended their friendship for good. :P
for instance, I basically hated the reasons why Lex and Clark was no longer friends, etc.
I know they're supposed to be enemies but I hated how the writers used Lana as a central part of it. Seriously, having two people like them break their friendship over a girl is SUCH a cliched thing to do.
And I hated how they kept on trying to make Lex be uber evil. I litterally rolled my eyes when Clark had to take on that evil Lex clone in this new season.
Seriously, part of Lex's charm in the DC universe was the fact that he wasn't a cliched supervillian or one of those dime-a-dozen evil guys doing things for the evilz of it.
No, he actually had a GOOD reason for doing the things he did, even if his actions were misguided. He's the type of guy who believes in the logic of having to kill one person to save millions of lives, that sort of thing.
If he believes that it's for the good of the world, he has no problems dirtying his own hands.
Another interesting thing about him is that he completely believes Superman is basically the evil one, because he thinks that Superman is just some alien set out to take over the world in his own way.
It's why he's such a great foil for superman... He basically keeps superman from ever becoming a total dictator, because he makes sure that Superman doesn't become too set in his ways. He's always making Superman question his own morality and the way he sees things.
Granted, he can be downright egoistical and narrastic in some versions But that's Lex for you.
The Smallville TV writers should had just kept that aspect of that character, instead of trying to turn him into one of those dime-a-dozen super-villains.
Just think of it--Smallville Lex being paranoid that Clark is part of some plot to take over the Earth, etc... so he speaks out against Superman and such. And he does everything in his power to pretty much become a thorn in Superman's side.
And meanwhile Clark sees this behavior and then just naturally assumes that everyone was right about Lex all along, not quite realizing that Lex sees him the same way.
It would had made for a great story, especially since how it's not a standard Good Vs Evil story. It's more like Good VS Misguided Good intentions. It would also had left open possibilities for Lex to occasionally team up with Clark against bigger threats like Darkseid. so much potential wasted!
I also kind of laughed when they said that Lois and Kara was pure-hearted. It made me think of this: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PureIsNotGood
Lois doesn't exactly strike me as the innocent virginal type, nor does she strike me as being pure good. After all, she's the type who has no problems with breaking and entering as well as breaking a few minor laws if it's to chase after a lead story.
So she has to be pure in something else. Just what? ;)
Kara... umm.... maybe she could be a pure innocent virgin type, albeit a spunky, rebellious one.
I did like how they wrote in characters like Tess though... She's one of the most interesting original Smallville characters that I've seen. Personally I hope they keep her around.