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Lana: Off With Her Head?

Lana/Kristin
This ditty from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette summarizes how a strong contingent of Smallville fans feel about Lana Lang... You want her gone! For good!

Wow. We knew there we some of you out there, but we forgot just how opinionated you guys are.

However, writer Rob Owen takes it one step further and blames Kristin Kreuk as well, calling her a "pretty one-note, awful actress." Double wow! Hey, Rob, acting isn't easy. We'd like to see you try it. What, no? You prefer the safety of your cubicle, you say? Well, then shush.

What do you think? You all want Lana gone for good? Or would a sabbatical be enough? Is KK as bad of an thespian as Mr. Owen claims? If you were a writer, what would you do with the character?

(Thanks, Marike!)

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hmmm. I like kk, she is a good actress though not every role suits her (aka street fighter legend of chun-li HORRIBLE)she seems to be doing fine on chuck o.O

Honestly, I was through with her after she slept w/ lex in WITHER 6x3

then w/ bizzarro

intrestingly enough...girls idolize her character ...SAYING THAT HER LOVE WAS PURE...HA

lana not only screwed one emotionally deficiant male(lex) because she couldnt wait for her true love...BUT sleep with clark DOPLEGANGGER and couldnt tell the difference between the two and the excuse was " he opened up more? gave me more attention?

I mean COME ON LADIES! are you THAT desperate for romance that you will throw yourselves at the whim of any man in your life so you can be like lana lang & feel 'needed'?

well she's gone now human krytonite & all (making fools out of all those who actually thought CLANA WAS ETERNAL)

THE CLANA arc was a waste of MONEY that could have been usefull in these last few seasons!

Lana Lang (KK) needs to be removed from the show. Her character has ruined Smallville - but it isn't KK's fault but the useless writers. The show should be about Clark Kent becoming Superman not "The Adventures of Lana Lang". She has more screen time than anyone else and she is so annoying. The Lana Lang character is USELESS and isn't interesting what-so-ever. They constantly play the stupid "ill-fated romance" between Clark and Lana - even in this 8th season! There are more interesting characters like Chloe and Lois yet they focus on this little bitch who has no shape to her body - she's just a big head.

Also Clark should be a little more confident and intelligent (after all he is practically invincible)- he isn't a school-boy anymore yet he acts like one. Grow the character up.

Lana should and will come back. This show would be nothing if Lana turns out to be dead. It would be pretty stupid and too simple if the writers try to follow the Superman mythology by having Clark and Lois end up together by killing Lana off. It's all been about Lana and Clark, and no chemistry between Lois and Clark anyway. There's just no way Clark ends up with Lois. After 7 seasons, that wouldn't make sense.

ok so.. im not too sure what the actual topic of this discussion is but honestly? lana is definitely not good enugh for clark. i actually liked her better with lex. and i literally hate her regardless. lately every episode just proves that clark and lana donot belng together. lana cant tell the difference between zod and clark unlike chloe. and she herself is a monotone character with ridiculous roles which usually ends up with MORE problems for clark. chloe on the other hand is always there for him, knows him, and seems to like him as more than a friend as well. i know in the comics its all lois+clark. but after the other guy dies [luther guy:forgot name], green arrow is the perfect guy for her/not clark! so therefore =
lex+lana/lois+green arrow and YES clark+chloe

I really think kristin needs to stay in the show because well she is a really great actress and it just wouldnt feel right watching it without her... i would cry! you guys dont realize how hard it is to do the things she does for that show she completly dedicated herself to it and i think thats really amazing. shes actually a really good person and the people that write for smallville would have to completely stupid to cut her out of the show... so ya

Firstly, let me say that I am in no way jealous of KK nor Lana- oh yes, KK is definitely beautiful but I'm past the point where one's beauty ignites any envy in me.
Now that that's out of the way- I don't hate Lana or KK, I am frustrated with the writers. They took the perfect princess- the idol of high school dreams (for Clark)- and have warped her into this never ending romance device: first was the never ending list of stalkers and yet Lana never shows any physiological damage from this, then we learn her great aunt and Clark's father were in love (excuse me, says Lois Lane, you know, Clark's supposed canon love) and the worst one I can recall (I've lost interest in Smallville around Season 4) they introduce Lana's witch ancestor (whose name is Isabel). I just don't get it. We all know that Superman/Clark Kent is meant for Lois Lane but when they brought Lois in, the romance was still about Lana so what was that about? Even then their stupidity and childishness prevents any sort of forward momentum- Lana continuously time and time again offers Clark chances to reveal his secret but he doesn't despite how much he "loves" Lana and the cycle annoyingly continues. It's even worse with Lex but that's a different and more frustrating story.
Then of course are the character's unrealistic idiocy. Clark is so... "aw shucks, ma'am" that even when his hot and dear best friend offered herself to him in his jersey and acted as his one woman cheer leading squad he only reacted with embarrassment and annoyance. Had Clark actually been tempted but refused Chloe, that would be heroic, but Clark is not aroused at all and is only interested in Lana.
I think my dislike for Lana's love triangle is merely because I loathe soap opera drama especially if it involves love triangles and ESPECIALLY when the characters acts so out-of-character for the sake of the plot.
But writers, though it is FAR too late to properly redeem this mess of relationships and stupid teen drama, I plead that you make Lana like Mary Jane Watson in Spiderman (2001) the fun, popular, caring, REALISTIC, and RED HAIRED love interest- just reduce the unnecessary cheesy, drama and focus on the Superman story.

Lana Lang is my absolute favourite. Kristin is a great actress and people who hate her should fall off a cliff

THis is Easy
without hesitation:
KRISTIN KREUK LEAVES,
I LEAVE.

Okay I watched every episode seasons 1 to 6, apparently the verdict is between Lana and Chloe to be killed off at the end of the seventh season. Lana as a character is weak, there isnt enough depth in her character to make you think that this is the woman Superman will end up with. She is weak and incapable of taking care of herself, she has become a witch, a vampire the wife of Lex and she has not become stronger from it, she has a perennial mythology imprinted in her mind that she must be a victim. She's a lonely character apparently and she claims shes in love with Clark? She was spying on him, when you love someone respect your boundaries I think when the episode right after he broke up with her and she took a serum to induce a near-death experience and got so addicted to it that she stole Lex's car and the lab guys serum leading to the lab guy chasing her down and hitting her back calling her a dumb bitch, that pretty much sums up her character. She never trusts Clark and even now in season 7 she looks like shes up to something foolish. Chloe used to be so annoying however after learning Clark's secret, supports him in every way. Clark's blindness in this attraction to Lana is ridiculous. Ridiculous love for a ridiculous character.
They need to show a transformation of Clark becoming a man like Dean Cain was for Teri Hatcher in Lois and Clark the New adventures of Superman. She was allowed to be as loud-mouthed because he was so calm and such a force. He allowed her to fall in love with him. This petty rivalry or little arguments with Lois and Clark in Smallville dont foreshadow the attraction they are supposed to have because Clark isnt that calm force. In the beginning of Season 5 Episode 1 when Kal-el comes down from the sky and Lois finds him, his reserve in the way he listens to her shows the man he could be, that calmness, that confidence in who he is. Make Superman a super man! Kill off Lana but they screenwriters need to do it in a way that means Clark doesnt fall for Lois just because Lana's dead.

I have been watching the show since the beginning...
I am the biggest fan at the Jersey Shore.
I am glad that clana is back and hope they get married at some point in season 7. I know that in the movies Clark gives the ring to lana in superman 3. It would be the perfect way to end the series of smallville.

Lana looked like she had some ass. That red dress was hot. The verdict is in. Keep Her.

KRISTIN KREUK,THE REAL REASON WE WATCH SMALLVILLE.SO PLEASE MORE LANA IN S7!AND THANK U FOR HATING BIG MOUTH LOIS,MILES!

Just thought I'd weigh in on this. The following letter I wrote to Miles Millar a couple of weeks ago neatly summsrises my feelings not just wit Lana Lang but with where Smallville is heading in general. I have no beef with Kirstin Kreuk, only with her character:

Open Letter to Miles Millar & Smallville’s PTB

Dear Mr. Millar

I am writing to you as someone who has always loved the Superman mythos, I grew up with it. When SMALLVILLE started almost seven years ago I was delighted. Not only was the new Clark Kent played by quite possibly the most gorgeous man I’d ever laid eyes on, but better yet Mr. Welling proved to be quite the actor, much more than just a pretty face.

Then there was Lana Lang, barely a footnote in the comics and non existent in almost all other versions of the mythos, she intrigued me, at first. However the character’s whiny doe-eyed, self-absorption and victim-complex soon wore thin.

How can anyone fall for such a pathetic little princess, least of all the future Man of Steel?

I almost quit watching the show in the third season, but then you did the best thing since casting Tom Welling as the young Clark Kent. You brought in Lois Lane, played to perfection by Erica Durance. I saw my favorite comic book heroine come to life almost exactly as I imagined her. I was thrilled and for me Smallville’s season 4 was the best ever.

Then came Season 5. I forgave you for letting Clark’s first time be with Lana. I figured that since he didn’t have his powers at the time it wasn’t that bad, and you kept dropping all these anvils about what Lois and Clark would one day mean to each other…

Season 6. Do I even have to tell you that the second half of the season blowed?

But I must be the world’s biggest idiot, because I actually had hope for season 7. I actually thought you would let Clark grow up this season, or at the very least show us a glimpse of the man Clark Kent is destined to be. I was excited about Kara too.

Then I heard your interview on VOICE OF KRYPTON. Thank you Mr. Millar, thank you for warning me ahead of time not to waste 22hours of my life. This time not even Tom Welling will tempt me to watch.

A more in-depth exploration of Clark & Lana’s relationship.

No thank you, I’ll pass. But before I bid farewell to Smallville, I ask you to consider how you’re mangling a mythos that’s lasted 70 years!

You’re no doubt worried about losing 10 000 viewers in Season 6, but not worried enough to let go of this Clana obsession the show’s got going. Since you seem unable to compute I thought I’d break it down for you.

You think only Clana fans switched off after the disastrous ‘Promise’ episode? No many other fans did too (contrary to popular belief Smallville’s fanbase does NOT consist entirely of teenage CLANA fans!)

So why did the rest of the fanbase jump ship? Well maybe because more than ever you guys managed to turn Clark Kent into an emotional weakling who would turn his back on his heritage, his destiny…all for a girl who’s about an inch deep!

You present to us a Clark Kent who’s willing to run away with another man’s bride on her wedding day. A pregnant bride no less (at least to the best of his knowledge). Then for the rest of the season we get Clark lusting after another man’s wife (yes Lex tricked Lana into marriage and faked a baby, but he wouldn’t have been able to do that if she hadn’t taken a roll on the rug with him in the first place…like I said ‘an inch deep’.)

Now season 7 roll around and you tell us, proudly, that what we have to look forward to is…more Clana. Forgive me if I don’t applaud!

But what bothers me even more, is that once again, when Clark and Lana break up it’s an outside force (probably Kara) that comes between them. What I want to know is when is Clark finally going to GROW UP and figure out for himself that Lana Lang is not the one for him?

Or have you been given permission to change a most beloved mythos and make Lana Lang Clark’s soulmate instead of Lois Lane? The thing is with the way you guys are mangling things, turning Lana and Clark into some star-crossed couple, I’m afraid that Lois will forever after look like the consolation prize (and that’s not the way it’s supposed to be.)

So before you permanently ruin the mythos for me, I’ll go back to my comics, where Lois & Clark have been happily married for ten years now.

As for Smallville, I hope the Clanas come through for you guys…because nobody else will.

Sincerely

Mercia vd. Vyver

LANA LANG PLAYED BY KRISTEN KREUK ROCKS!!!!! She plays the part very well I mite add.... CLANA ROCKS!!!!!! Kristin is awesome actress!!!! CLANA ROCKS!!!!!!

wat the f*** is wrong with you if you kill off lana i will NEVER WATCH SMALLVILLE AGAIN! i love lana and clana with all y heart. you guys have fuckin brain damage if you kill her of. you c you should have had it like this,
ok lana gets in the car but the black dud comes and saves her before she dies, you c im a clana lover and a lex hater!!!!!
the only reason i will watch if u kill off lana is if something bad happens to lex! (that will be awsome if he dies)(dont take it hard person that plays lex i dont lik lex i dont have anything aganst you) now if you kill off lana i will hate smallville and the cw the rest of my life! and i mean it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

what the hell is wrong with you guys? everyone I know that watch the show LOVES LANA!! and KK is the best actress we ever see. I agree that the character of Lana has to leave at some point for a change, but the best way is to let her BE WITH CLARK!! then maybe die protecting Clark from lex (accidentally) FOR ONCE PLEASE MAKE THEM HAPPY!! AND MAKE ALL OF US HAPPY!! If Clark Kent has a new rommance with whoever else, most of us will definitly turn off TV. After 6 long season of protraying their strong unbreakable love, you can't just let go like nothing happened!!

wow, what a harsh comment, lol. I would like to see him do that and this site is pretty harsh to no offense, maybe thats why SV is going down hill because of CW, change the channel I tell yah..

Australia is doing very well with SV, and its with a pretty good channel=]

That guy is just pathetic! I've watched most of the shows thus far and see nothing wrong with KK's acting. Not to mention that this is a mere television program and one in which the characters are all fictional - no one is vying for any Oscar here. That said, the actress can only work with what she has been given. And considering what she's been given, I think that she's been doing a great job. I can picture her in certain past episodes and doubt that anyone could have done those scenes any better. Besides the series has been on a number of years now, and I really doubt that it would have continued if it had no viewers. I know that many of the viewers are Lana fans and are mainly watching for Clana - as a sucker for romance, I watch the series for precisely that. I think that Tom and Kristin have great on-screen chemistry. The Chloe character appears in just about every episode and has a lot more air time than Lana. Smallville is Smallville and not Superman! Without this Lana Lang it would be a different program, and I probably would not be interested in it.

I love Kristin Kreuk as Lana... She is a very incredible actress. Even
though it's only season six there is so much more for Lana in the future of Smallville. Plus I'm so torn, Clana or Lexana. It saddend me the way things happened with Clana in season five, and I was immeadeatly hooked from the episode "Splinter" and "Lexmas", from those episode's I could tell they would do something with Lexana. Iv'e come to accept it, and hope that the writers of Smallville will make Lexana happy, and put together Clois. I hope the writers of Smallville will do more for Lana, or they may just lose a fan; I know that sounds stupid compared too the other fans out there, but it's how I feel.

There are a lot of people who do not like the relationship between Lana and Clark going back and forth, and being dragged out so long. If you search the message boards though there are almost as many who love the "Clana drama".

The big thing is that most of those who don't like the way Lana has been written lately do not want them to kill her off, but to write her better.

I have a feeling that if they kill her off they will lose a fair number of viewers because they feel that that is the cheap way of dealing with the issues that the writers have caused.

If miss Kreuk feels the need to leave the show, permanently or temporarily, the fans would much prefer for her character to be dealt with in a manner that allows for future guest appearances, or at least her living on in the back of our minds. Like the character Pete Ross.

Lana must stay on the show. She is a main character. Lana must stay on the show and be TOGETHER WITH CLARK. She ahs to stay and the show. If anything Lex should be the one who dies. He is a useless character and he is so annoying.

I love Lana and Kristin Kreuk is a great actor. She has to stay on the show. Lana is an important character and also belongs with Clark. Lana should not die, she is apart of the cast FOREVER.

KK is awesome and the show wouldnt be the same without her.. clark and her together make the best episodes...him saving her and now that she knows the secret it could be even better

u ppl are crazy, smallville is the best show on tv. and KK can act

Many superhero storyarcs contain this "best friend turned mortal enemy" scenario, and often there is a girl (who dies) involved.
Lana should die tragically in childbirth. Clark can discover the secrets Lex was hiding about her pregnancy, thus finding Lex responsible for her untimely death. Lex will somehow irrationally find a way to blame Clark (perhaps catch Clark trying to save Lana after it is already too late...?)Lana's passing could be the final stake that drives Clark and Lex into full opposition for good. Let's get the story moving already, and give a little more validation to Chloe and Lois.

of course i want kk(lana) to go , she's da reason y tom(clark) cnt moved on with his life and be with Chloe, it's about time lana leave for good not too mension that she's a bad actress, have a killed in the show that wud be gud, if lana dnt go am gonna stop watchin smallville and any the dvd's , i have every dvd's of small, and i have neva miss an episode all that will change if lana dnt go, and have clark and chloe together and married.
mimi.

chloe u ROCK.come on girl go and get your man,u and clark belong together.


Wow. It took me a good five minutes to figure out what you were trying to say, and then I realized that it was complete rubbish. Chloe and Clark don't end up together, simply b/c Chloe was created specifically for Smallville. She doesn't exist in the comic book universe, hence why Chloe and Clark can't EVER happen.

I have to admit that I just spent the last 15 minutes skimming the entries on this blog back to March 8th. I was impressed by the knowledge of so many die-hard fans. I didn't know a third of the information you people wrote of. Kudos to the fans of Smallville!

In response to the original posting, I was an original fan of Smallville during Season 1. By the start of Season 2 my interest waned. The only reason I returned to watching Smallville was hearing the addition of Lois Lane.
I don't know how "talented" KK is. What I do know is that her portrayel of the Lana character was sweet, cute and wholesome in season 1 and seemed to match a teenage Clark Kent. However, it became boring quickly. I think the reason Lana is a boring character is because that is the way she is written. There is a reason the original writers created Lois - to be the match for Clark/Superman. I like Erica Durance and I love the way she portrays Lois as feminine and strong. I was a huge Buffy fan and find that Smallville's Lois is similar in many ways.
Lana was the girl of Clark's teenage years. However, Clark is no longer a teenager on the show. It's time he became a man. I don't think Lana needs to be written out but I agree with all the posters who think it's time for Clark and Lana to grow up.
As for Chloe, I don't agree with her being with Clark. Honestly? Chloe is way to smart for Clark and not a strong enough personality for him. Clark takes her for granted and would walk all of her. Chloe is a great character but she has earned the right to have her own character storyline. I would love to see Chloe realize that Clark is not good enough for her. She deserves a man who values her and does not take her for granted.
Lois is the perfect match for Clark b/c she doesn't take his crap. (Sorry for the use of that word) She is not "in awe" of him like Chloe nor is she "perpetually confused" as to her feelings for him like Lana. Lois likes him, admires him and knows that regardless of what happens, she could survive if he left her. That's exactly what Clark needs.

I will admit, After season 4 Lana was just BORING me to no end... nothing to do with KK's acting. She's a good actress, considering the material she's been given to work with. We got to see a new developing side of LL as her relationship with Lex took off and her curiosity about Clark became more focused toward actually doing something about it. With this new relationship, even Clark became somewhat tiresome with always demanding the truth but never seeming to consider his own lies, and Cliche Chloe sounding more and more like Robin in the old 60s Batman tv show... give me a break! None the less, the cast held it together, and gave it their best shot. And they held it up well.

The build up to Lana's finding out about Clark was a work of art. And finally, "Promise"? I loved that episode!!! Bravo, I say, Bravo again. Why make it sooo easy as letting Clark in the last act of absolute desperation, tell Lana about himself. No, find a way to keep the drama going, to promise us that it ain't over after tonight. We can still pull more out of this. Watch us next week, and the week after... come back for more. Ye wonderful thing about Smallville is it's unique way of combing the continuing saga with that one night stand of action; it begins and ends tonight.

I am right now so pissed off with Lana Lang-Luther, but that's still my girl and the show would not be the same without her. Hopefully this turns around and My Husband Clark can have his boo back.

I love you Tom Welling.

of course i want kk(lana) to go , she's da reason y tom(clark) cnt moved on with his life and be with Chloe, it's about time lana leave for good not too mension that she's a bad actress, have a killed in the show that wud be gud, if lana dnt go am gonna stop watchin smallville and any the dvd's , i have every dvd's of small, and i have neva miss an episode all that will change if lana dnt go, and have clark and chloe together and married.
mimi.

chloe u ROCK.come on girl go and get your man,u and clark belong together.

I love Lana. She should definitely stay and should get together with Clark!

i think that the writers of the episodes of Smallville need to focus more on the development of the main characters in Smallville namely lex luther and most importantly CLARK KENT...cause clearly this show should be about him growing up but so far all the writers have kept him back from truly transforming. and what is the deal with keeping superman on the ground and not making him fly? i think that that is total GARBAGE! come on now you all could do better than that. as for the beloved lana lang...stop making smallville into a soap opera and let all this love triangle thing go PLEASE it's becoming unbearable. i am an ardent smallville and by extention superman fan but you all are killing it with a number of whack story lines...please writers follow the story lines of superman and make smallville right. oh and before i leave green arrow was not the founder of justice league neither was he one of the founding members so kindly correct that error.....and i'm out

well as far as how good an actress kristen is i think she is really good. i just think that her part in this story is... coming to a big wall. that i dont think she can jump over. i have watched this show all 6 seasons and will continue as long as you have it on but lana isnt my fav character. she kinda has every boy in the world following after her and its getting annoying. maybe after she got maried clark will realize what a sick little puppy he's been and move on. well that's all i have to say about that.

I would like to comment about Kristin Kreuk (Lana Lang) she's the reson i'm watching and buying all the seasons of SMALLVILLE. If she goes i'll go too and never ever watch another smallville episode again or buy any more DVDs. My comment would be to try and keep KK for the rest of the show. Whoever critisist her is real stupid and ignorant she's so beautifull and talented that's why a lot of my friends and family follow all the smallville episodes. That's all i have to say Thank you...

I think Chloe is the best female actress on the show..she has been through all six seasons without being written off..remember Pete? She is the powerless superhero of the story, and should be given a bigger role. Though i originally fought for lana and clark, lana has changed and turned evil, there is just something about her now, she has become untrustworthy. lois should be given a bigger role..she doesnt have a solid part in the show.

hmmm I think Kristen is a fine actress thought
I hated the last episode...I cannot believe they made Lana marry Lex, thet was utterly dissgusting. I'd rather Lana die than marry him.

If Lana goes I go.

I like the permanent cast as it is.

If you need more ideas for Lana's involvement. Consider these: 1) Lana has a Kryptonian ancestor. That's why Clark and Joe the drifter were attracted to Lana and her Aunt or Great Aunt (what ever - you know his flashbacks from the 50's) - Kryptonian Pheromones. Maybe it could have something to do with there being a Kryptonian symbol on her back. That hasn't really been thoroughly explained. 2) Lana's baby is actually Clark's. Although he was only intimate while he had no powers, his reproductive swimmers still had his powerful DNA and long life. Causing more trouble between Clark and Lex because Lex will experiment on the baby and teach him/her to hate Clark. May lead to Lana and Lex's divorse. 3) Lana becomes Clark's mole inside Luthercorp for Lex's questionable experiments while deceiving Lex that she is in love with him and totally onboard with his experiments. Eventually this deception ends in divorce or separtation from Lex freeing her up to be with Clark once again.

These may be bad ideas. If the writers don't like it fine but I think that if Lana goes I go.

Again, all of these comments arguing over whether or not KK is a good actress or not. Acting 'talent' is always a subjective thing, but the writers of Smallville don't even give KK much to work with or any room to grow. I'm not defending Lana's character at all--I believe she should have been written off the show 3 seasons ago. The Smallville producers continue to use Lana in these repetitive love triangle story lines, while ignoring the development of other characters, namely Lex Luthor.

And to address all of those Lana fans out there who accuse others of hating Lana and being 'jealous' because KK is just SOOO beautiful...Sorry, but I think that some gorgeous actresses can also be very talented. Just to name some examples off the top of my head: Keri Russell in 'Felicity', Emily Van Camp in 'Everwood', Hayden Panatierre in 'Heroes', Tricia Helfer in 'BSG'. See? I'm not a 'jealous' hater of any attractive female actress...I just do NOT think Lana is a necessary part of Smallville anymore.

I repeat, I have nothing personal against Kristin Kreuk; her looks are irrelevant to my opinion. I think that the posters Repairman Bob and Richard AK have articulated perfectly why some Smallville fans want Lana's character written off for good.

no body should blame lana.Blame the writter he's making lana seem like a helpless little baby that can't take care of her self get real women have more power and can kick some ass.Lana needs to become well more bad. she should cheat on lex with clark. but before that kill the baby it's obvios that baby is evil. As far as lionel threatning to kill clark ha as if he ever had a chance.no body should really blame kk she's agreat actress and a great person yes she is pretty but that shouldnt bring her down it should bring her up. Face it lana and clark belong together.

Lana leave? = Me leaving.

Kristin not being a great actress is complete bullshit. She's an amazing actress. And has been exceptional this season, especially with the awful storyline they have given her. Thank God they've started to turn the story around.

I'm so sick of all the "Lana messes up every guy in Smallville." "Lana's always the victim."

Seriously? You're kidding me. You're blaming her for a guy falling for her? Why the hell would she be the victim? Because everyone around her is either dead or lied to her?! If this was real life, Lana would have to be in therapy everyday.

Why doesn't Smallville get rid of Chloe and/or Lois? Of course we wouldn't want to get rid of Super!Chloe! No, no. We still need someone to think for Clark. And it totally helps that she's still jealous of her best friend for still holding Clark's heart. How tragic.

And if they got rid of the college drop out (oh wait, they're all drop outs), alcohalic, who's definitely helping Clark become Superman... well that would be: Such. A. Shame.

CLEARLY most fans who have replied are NOT Chlark or Clois fans. Not.

First off, it's a known fact that after a hiatus, ratings are ALWAYS lower. Ratings were at an all-time low for "Ugly Betty" and low for "The Office," so you really can't single "Smallville" out. Another thing, Clark and Lana weren't being promoted, it was the Lexana wedding that was. No one watches for Lexana. If Lana discovering the secret was promoted, than I can guarantee that the ratings would have been higher, MUCH higher.

Oh yeah, Clana episodes have some of the highest ratings. Just look at "Slumber." And why do you think that all of a sudden people started watching the fifth season? Almost ALL of the promotion was Clark and Lana together.

Whether people watched it or not, "Promise" was one of the best written and best acted episodes of the show, EVER. It also lunged the season forward, for a change. It just goes to show how pointless Lois is too, b/c she wasn't in it AT ALL.

Jen, let me begin by rebutting the provably false statements in your post: it is not always true that ratings are lower following a hiatus: firstly, there were several episodes in season one that followed breaks that had better ratings than the episodes that preceeded them; episode 1x10, "Shimmer," had more than a million more viewers than 1x9, "Rogue," despite coming after a two-week break. More recently, and thus more to the point, episode 5x10, "Fanatic," had more viewers than 5x9, "Lexmas," despite a one-month break between them, and even more recently, episode 6x10, "Hydro," got more than 300,000 more viewers than 6x9, "Subterranean," despite the one-month gap between them, and only 80,000 fewer than 6x8, "Static," which came two weeks before 6x9. So you cannot excuse the loss of 500,000 viewers because of a two-week hiatus, especially considering how heavily promoted "Promise" was.

Moreover, the fact that ratings were down for "Ugly Betty" and "The Office" ought to have helped "Promise," not hurt it; lower ratings for other shows means that more viewers were available.

Furthermore, while the promos for "Promise" did focus on the wedding, they also focused very heavily on Clark's efforts to prevent the wedding, nor is it true that the promos neglected to mention the very high likelihood that Lana would learn Clark's secret: every commercial I saw for the episode included the scene in which Clark said to Lana "I can't let you go through with this, not until you know everything."

Furthermore, as I've said before, it is just not true that "Slumber" was a very highly rated episode; "Slumber" was a little above average for early season three. The average viewership between 3x1 and 3x7 was roughly 6.8 million viewers, and "Slumber" had about 6.9 million viewers; considering that was more than three years ago, that's a very slender reed on which to hang the idea that Clana leads to good ratings.

Now, to move on to matters that are more subjective: "Promise" was one of the worst episodes ever. The development and personality of just about every character was sacrificed to Lana/Clana. As recently as "Crimson," Martha was telling Clark that Lana wasn't the one for him, but now she's telling him she is. In "Freak," Chloë suggested that Clark attend the wedding to show everyone, including himself, that he was over Lana, but here she was, urging him to stop the wedding. The whole point of "Lexmas" was that Lex didn't want Lana if he couldn't also have wealth and power, but here is ready to give up control of Luthorcorp and 33.1 just to be with Lana; also, as recently as "Justice," Lex was looking like he might become a credible evil mastermind, but now it's impossible to picture him as anything but the contemptible loser he was in this episode. And Clark? The Clark Kent in this episode could never be Superman. Seriously, trying to get a pregnant woman to run out on the father of her baby on their wedding day? And this guy's supposed to be believable as a moral paragon?

"Promise" also did not move the season forward at all. 33.1? Barely mentioned. The Zoners? Not mentioned at all. Chloë just discovered she's a meteor freak? Forgotten. No, instead, this episode got the series bogged down yet again in a pointless love triangle revolving around an absolutely unloveable wretch. Seriously, what are Lana's loveable traits?

The one thing I agree with you is that Erica Durance's character is pointless and shouldn't be on the show. Kreuk's character shouldn't be either, though. Just look at "Justice." Now that was a great episode, and a successful one too.

Without Lana there would be no show. It was the Lana and Clark relationship that made the show popular in the first place.

Wrong, it was the potential of the relationship that made the show popular. Since they hooked up, the show has been compiting with "Young & Restless". As for Lana, without her we would have a Superman show!!!!

I anyone had any doubt whether Lana should go, just watch "Promise" - worse episode of the season. It turned the future Superman into a man who goes after another man's wife. How noble of him!!! And Lex - the mastermind villain - into a child ready to give his power chips away for some booty. Right!!!

Without Lana there would be no show. It was the Lana and Clark relationship that made the show popular in the first place. How quickly people forget. Kreuk is a solid actress. People think she's "one note" because she's always in the same situations in the show which is the writers fault. On that note if i see one more meteor freak episode i'm going to go crazy. Get on with the story and quit stalling with these repeated meteor freak episodes that are all the same!!!!

Fred, if anything they'd have a much more successful show without Lana. The overnight ratings for "Promise" were about 4.54 million viewers, down over 500,000 from the overnights for the previous episode (I've made this point repeatedly elsewhere, so I apologize for those to whom this is repetitive, but "Freak" should really be judged by its overnights, because it was preempted by basketball in a number of markets; even using the artificially low final numbers for "Freak," this episode still lost a couple of hundred thousand viewers.) In any case, "Promise" was one of the lower-rated episodes of the season, despite being one of the most heavily promoted. It has long been clear that Lana and Clana do not help the ratings; it is now also clear that they positively hurt the ratings.

First off, it's a known fact that after a hiatus, ratings are ALWAYS lower. Ratings were at an all-time low for "Ugly Betty" and low for "The Office," so you really can't single "Smallville" out. Another thing, Clark and Lana weren't being promoted, it was the Lexana wedding that was. No one watches for Lexana. If Lana discovering the secret was promoted, than I can guarantee that the ratings would have been higher, MUCH higher.

Oh yeah, Clana episodes have some of the highest ratings. Just look at "Slumber." And why do you think that all of a sudden people started watching the fifth season? Almost ALL of the promotion was Clark and Lana together.

Whether people watched it or not, "Promise" was one of the best written and best acted episodes of the show, EVER. It also lunged the season forward, for a change. It just goes to show how pointless Lois is too, b/c she wasn't in it AT ALL.

I LOVE LANA! Keep her on the show. Lana and Clark should get more chances. I believe Kristen is a great actress. She's not bringing the show down. Now that Lois character...need to change her...someone a bit younger and fresh looking. She's just not doing it for me. BLAH.

lana suppose to booted off the show long now she sucks all she ever do is put clark's life in danger it's LOIS & CLARK NOT ANY OTHER WAY...{:#

Fred, if anything they'd have a much more successful show without Lana. The overnight ratings for "Promise" were about 4.54 million viewers, down over 500,000 from the overnights for the previous episode (I've made this point repeatedly elsewhere, so I apologize for those to whom this is repetitive, but "Freak" should really be judged by its overnights, because it was preempted by basketball in a number of markets; even using the artificially low final numbers for "Freak," this episode still lost a couple of hundred thousand viewers.) In any case, "Promise" was one of the lower-rated episodes of the season, despite being one of the most heavily promoted. It has long been clear that Lana and Clana do not help the ratings; it is now also clear that they positively hurt the ratings.

I am a true Superman fan. I am 49 and haven't missed a show in 6 years. I know I am rare and the show is suppose to be for all of you 20 and 30 somethings. I think the show is great. I'd like to see you write week after week and do this great! Some you call it a soap opera, because you treat it like one. My guess is that your own relationships are somewhat of a soap opera. I love the cast. They are a great ensemble. If you take any more of the original cast away, you take away from the show. Clark deserves at least a little time with Lana. They have chemistry. To the writers, Lex has true dislike for Clark, but he really needs a reason to HATE him. How about a go for Lana and Clark.

I honestly don't understand why everyone hates lana so much. Is it because shes pretty?? Personally I think that Lana and Clark should end up together. As for last nights show, as much as it was sad for me i think that it made the show more suspensful, and for that reason alone i will continue to watch it religiously. I think Kristin is a fine actress and think she is a perfect fit for the show. I can honestly say that if they don't end up together or clark ends up alone or with chloe or lois i will be very disappointed with this show. Just like a movie, if the ending sucks the whole thing gets looked at badly.

As much as you guys hate on Lana reality is you don't have a show without her. from the beginning everything was clark and Lana and it still is.

Promise was a sad episode. I must say lionel luther is a bastard!

Ok...first of all, I must admit how incredibly annoyed I was with Lana at the begginning of the season. I thougth she was to whiny..but after I just saw "Promise", I remembered and felt the likeness that I had for her in the earlier seasons. I felt honestly sorry for her and I also developed a newfound passionate hatred for the Luthors! I love C.K and the whole Clana thing and pray to the good lord that the writers gie Clark some happiness and make sure that Lana gets back together with Clark ASAP!!!!!!!

Jen, I also have to say that I think your scenario is fundamentally unlikely. First of all, Chloë was Clark's sidekick even before she knew the secret; as far back as the pilot, she was the one who alerted him to Jeremy Creek. You may find it unrealistic, but it's unlikely to change. What will change if Lana finds out is this: it will no longer be possible to blame the failure of Clark and Lana's love affair on the secret, yet we know that such failure is inevitable in this case. If there's no secret between them, this suggests that Clark will at long last fall out of love with her.

Oh, trust me, I KNOW Chloe's role isn't gonna diminish on the show b/c Al/Miles and the writers would never let anything happen to their precious little intrepid reporter *rolls eyes*

If it's not obvious enough, I hate Chloe. But this discussion isn't about her, so I shouldn't have even brought her up.

Now, on to what you said about Clark falling "out of love," I don't think that's the way they're gonna end the Clana relationship. Clark eventually leaves to complete his training at the FOS, and Lana's the one who pushes that decision. I know people don't want her to play such a large role, or don't believe she will, but that's what the writers are prepping her for. She's the lead female. She's important, no matter what.
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I love lana and all of you who dont like her f*** off. Its not her fault its the writers faults for giving her crappy stuff. As for Lois i dont like her she look so old and tired. They need to bring lana and clark together and who dont like it can go straight to HELL. And to all of you who want lana dead i say shut the F*** up.

Ok. I'm a Lana fan, and that pissed me off. Make your argument respectfully, please.

I love lana and all of you who dont like her f*** off. Its not her fault its the writers faults for giving her crappy stuff. As for Lois i dont like her she look so old and tired. They need to bring lana and clark together and who dont like it can go straight to HELL. And to all of you who want lana dead i say shut the F*** up.

*So Clana fans were not stressed when they started the "Save Clana" campaign? They were within their rights to send 250 letters to DC, Al Gough, The CW, etc to voice their displeasure. But others voicing a different opinion should just "go along for the ride" or "turn it [the show] off"? Can you say double-standard?*

Unlike the Lana-haters who have just been going on and on about the same things (hate Lana, hate pink, hate Lana, hate the way she talks, hate her for whatever reason) for six years, the Save Clana Campaign actually accomplished something. And to me they didn't seem the least bit stressed when they did it.

Before you ask, no, I didn't get a chance to participate....as much as I would have loved to. *wink*

Hey, Rob, acting isn't easy. We'd like to see you try it. What, no? You prefer the safety of your cubicle, you say? Well, then shush.

Claire, to suggest that Rob try his hand at acting simply because he stated his opinion as a television critic is such a weak way for you to engage fans in discussion. You immediately pit the pro- and anti-Lana camps against each other, instead of truly fostering good dialogue.

As for Rob, it's his job to review shows - not act, which is why he's not in front of a camera - and he does it competently enough. It's not any less or any more than being an actor. Kristin Kreuk's job is to entertain, and the fact that some fans find her falling short is as valid an argument as those who feel she is splendid.

I like Kreuk, but I loathe the character she plays. Lana had a lot of potential, yet the writers don't use her wisely in storylines. I think it's time for Lana to fade out, perhaps freeing Kreuk to pursue acting gigs that will actually utilize her acting, not just her pretty face.

WHAT I LOVE lANAN LANG SHE IS PERFECT FOR CLARK AND YOU KNOW IT. Acting is not easy and i think Kristen is perfect

Jen, I also have to say that I think your scenario is fundamentally unlikely. First of all, Chloë was Clark's sidekick even before she knew the secret; as far back as the pilot, she was the one who alerted him to Jeremy Creek. You may find it unrealistic, but it's unlikely to change. What will change if Lana finds out is this: it will no longer be possible to blame the failure of Clark and Lana's love affair on the secret, yet we know that such failure is inevitable in this case. If there's no secret between them, this suggests that Clark will at long last fall out of love with her.

I completely agree. Lana is not interested in mysteries and writing about the truth, so why would she be able to take Chloe's place? She has none of the traits that Chloe does and her job at the Daily Planet is providing her with all the material she needs.

Let me remind you that Ck/Superman wanted and later became a journalist in the Daily Planet because not only could he do the thing he loved the most but he was in the right place to get access to all the big happening around the world since the DP is supposed to be THE best.

So, I don't see how Lana would be able to replace Chloe...

I think Kristin Kreuk is a good actress, but her chance to shine in a great role hasn't come yet. Lana is such a poorly-written, terrible character.

No Lana in Season 7! Make the last year of the show good.

Logan, James, I wanted to thank you for your kind words, so thank you. Having said that, I have to add that I do feel bad for Kreuk: she has fans who are incredibly devoted to her, some it seems to the point of borderline psychosis, but evidently not one of them can do something as simple as explain in a reasoned and detailed way what they like about her performance.

Jen, I also have to say that I think your scenario is fundamentally unlikely. First of all, Chloë was Clark's sidekick even before she knew the secret; as far back as the pilot, she was the one who alerted him to Jeremy Creek. You may find it unrealistic, but it's unlikely to change. What will change if Lana finds out is this: it will no longer be possible to blame the failure of Clark and Lana's love affair on the secret, yet we know that such failure is inevitable in this case. If there's no secret between them, this suggests that Clark will at long last fall out of love with her.

one of my good friends told me i have to come to this blog, so i can read what you guys was up to far as kristin kreuk/lana lang,am i shock(NOPE)whats that,kristin is just a pretty face nothing more(bad actress)i could say the same for TOM WELLING(just a pretty face) but i'm not here to judge anyones acting skill,in my opinion all of smallville actors/actress make their charater their own,and DAM good at it too.SERIOUSLY do you think by keeping this crusade going to get KRISTIN off the show,because if lana goes so does kristin.i can't beileve you guys want this show(smallville)to go your way so bad,that you are willing for someone(kristin kreuk)to lose her job so you can fulfill your own pathetic biased needs.good or bad acting(in your opinion) when it comes to kristin,the girl is BANKING.can i say the same for you.hate on kristin all you want,because the more you hate the more she'll MAKE........ have a nice life owen,maybe you will get that big story, that will finally get you out of the basement.i assume thats were you are writing from(ha-ha)

I think that less focus should be on the Lana character and more on Lois. She has more grit and staying power. Her character has more depth. I agree that you shouldn't blame the actress for the hack job that writers have done to her character. I think she's a great actress with a horrible, horrible, never ending storyline.

I for one am just sick and tired of the writers teasing the fans with episodes where Lana finds out Clark's real identity then she gets konked on the head or some other silly amnesia inducing accident causes her to totally forget everything. It's getting really, really old. They are out of high school now and the writers need to step it up. Make the plots meatier, more action, more romance, more sex, more everything except all more ambiguity. They are quickly losing a devoted fan.

If things didn't work out between Clark and Lana, it's because of Clark and Lana. They kept secrets and told lies to each other. They basically didn't trust each other and that's why their relationship didn't work.

I know, I know. They are both complete and total idiots. I'm not gonna argue that. But it's not so much the relationship as it is about the friendship. People can hate Lana as much as they want, in the end, she's just as vital in Clark's life now as anyone else, even moreso (NOTE: I'm talking about Clark Kent NOT Superman). Lana is going to become Clark's ultimate confidante, and she's not going anywhere. It's the Chloe fans who should be worried b/c once Lana finds out, IMO, there really isn't a point to having Chloe around other than to appease her fanbase, and maybe be used to break into sealed government documents (not that any of that was EVER believable *rolls eyes*).

While the way Lana is written, makes me 'gag a maggot', to coin an 80's phrase. KK is not the problem! Lana in Zod - kicked a$$, but in just about every other eppy this season she has been written as a whiny little snot. When KK is given the goods to work with, she is able to deliver. I would love to see Lana (the character) gone. I would equally love to see KK in a role that allowed her to wad that article up real tight and shove it where it wouldn't soon be forgotten.

RichardAK and Zantana, superb posts. Phantom, I agree with you. I think if Gough is doing interviews with Soap Opera digest, I think it's time we realized this show will never be great. It will never do anything good for the Superman fandom, except to be remembered as an overly-long-Ode to Lana Lang and nothing more from some writers who have some seriously disturbing views on women. And going with what Phantom said about Whedon and Kring? Ten years later, and with the launch of the new Buffy comic, Buffy the Vampire Slayer *still* endures. Smallville (hopefully for Superman in general) will quickly be forgotten. Lana Lang however will be the reason why.

Al's already said that he's not going to let fans protests dictate the way he intends to end the series, nor do I think he should. And guess what? That end is in sight, so if you like the show, why not go along for the ride? If you don't like it, there's no reason to stress. Just turn it off.

So Clana fans were not stressed when they started the "Save Clana" campaign? They were within their rights to send 250 letters to DC, Al Gough, The CW, etc to voice their displeasure. But others voicing a different opinion should just "go along for the ride" or "turn it [the show] off"? Can you say double-standard?

Ok, so I can TOTALLY see where you're coming from, and I didn't mean it like Lana shouldn't/can't take responsibility for her own actions/decisions, and I certainly don't want to start a Lana vs. Chloe argument, but Chloe, as Lana's supposed "best friend" and "sister" could have tried harder to warn Lana about Lex. To me, she is the WORST possible "best friend" a girl could have. She, knowing full well what Lex is/was capable of, didn't stop Lana from dating him, or taking that final step with him. I don't know, but if I knew my friend was dating a murdering sociopath, I'd lock her up in a tower or something to get my point across.

You have to realize that Lana did not want to believe what Lex was capable of. Even in "Cyborg", Lana said there was no way Lex could be involved with what happened to Victor. Lex has been playing to Lana's Achilles' heel. He knew what what to say and what to do to get her to trust him. And trust him she did. The moment things got rocky with Clark, she ran to tell Lex. Even in "Reckoning" when she was engaged to Clark, she went to see Lex when he called her.

Chloe went as far as to threaten Lex if he hurt Lana. What happened? Lex ratted Chloe out to Lana and Lana gave Chloe shit for meddling in her life. Without proof it's difficult to convince Lana what Lex is capable of when she [Lana] feels she knows Lex better than anyone.

It's almost as if Chloe WANTS Lana to fail so that she can have Clark, because it's all about him in the end.

I think it's unfair to forget the number of times Chloe pushed Clark to tell Lana his secret. Clark was afraid of Lana's reaction initially then decided it was too dangerous to tell her since she was quite close to Lex. I think you're underestimating Clark and Lana. If things didn't work out between Clark and Lana, it's because of Clark and Lana. They kept secrets and told lies to each other. They basically didn't trust each other and that's why their relationship didn't work.

Wow. Five days and the same people are still posting their pleas for Lana/Kristin to be written off the show?

You know what, the series is probably over after next season anyway, so like it or not Lana Lang's most likely there for the duration. Clark accepts and begins to face his destiny (without ever wearing the iconic red & blue suit, thank you) and then he'll leave Smallville to embark on that journey to becoming the hero we watch in Superman movies. Al's already said that he's not going to let fans protests dictate the way he intends to end the series, nor do I think he should. And guess what? That end is in sight, so if you like the show, why not go along for the ride? If you don't like it, there's no reason to stress. Just turn it off. It's really not that complicated. I know this is yet another outlet for a lot of you to express your disdain for the character Lana (some to remark on the skills of the actress playing her), but at the last part of the sixth season when there's not much time left to tell the rest of the Smallville story, it's pretty much a moot point. Also, the popularity of the character and Ms. Kreuk still persists, no matter what Mr. Owen or anyone else says about them. To verify that just check out how much in demand the charitable items donated and signed by her are going for. Tom Welling and Kristin Kreuk ARE Smallville's most popular stars and their characters ARE the most loved amongst viewers worldwide. They get mobbed in European countries like rock stars used to. There's no question about who the stars of the show are, not that they toot their own horns for that, nor would they. Both are much too humble for all that Hollywood crap. Which is mainly why I don't mind giving a little shout out in that regard for them.

I almost couldn't believe it when someone told me this Lana Bashfest was still carrying on over here. Had to see it for myself. Smallville fans are nothing if not a passionate bunch, I'll say that much.

The writers of Smallville could take some lessons on how to develop an interesting and dynamic female protagonist from the like of Joss Whedon and Tim Kring. These TV creators have given us so many enjoyable and STRONG female characters, such as Buffy, Cordelia, Zoe ('Firefly'), Claire Bennett and Niki Sanders ('Heroes').

I think there's a big reason why Whedon and Kring's shows have been generally praised by professional TV critics (as well as casual TV viewers)-- they understand that proper character development is as important as 'cool' CGI effects and action/fight sequences.

Amen to that!! I cannot understand how it can be so difficult to write female characters so badly. Haven't they been around women lately?


It's time for Lana to leave. She is the millstone around Clark and Lex holding them both back from their futures. This show has regressed so badly to soap-opera levels of ridiculousness specifically when it comes to Lana, she and it will forever be a black mark on the Superman fandom.

Personally, I don't think I will ever be able to consider Smallville as part of the Superman Mythology and I doubt any of the die hard Superman fans ever will. It has turned into a soap-opera about who Clark is going to date or what Lana will do next. Sorry, it just doesn't cut it.

I only feel sorry for Tom Welling who's doing a wonderful job as a young Superman.

While KK has proven that given the right material she can only get better as an actress, Lana Lang certainly isn't worth her time anymore.

It's time for Lana to leave. She is the millstone around Clark and Lex holding them both back from their futures. This show has regressed so badly to soap-opera levels of ridiculousness specifically when it comes to Lana, she and it will forever be a black mark on the Superman fandom.

No offense to the actress, but I have to agree with this article, hoping for the writing off of Lana Lang's character. She has served her purpose as Clark Kent's childhood crush, and she could have been neatly written off when she went to the art school in Paris (end of season 3). Her character serves no purpose (over six seasons, no less) other than being in the middle of a love triangle with Clark and another male cast member (Whitney/Adam/Jason/Lex/take your pick).

The writers of Smallville could take some lessons on how to develop an interesting and dynamic female protagonist from the like of Joss Whedon and Tim Kring. These TV creators have given us so many enjoyable and STRONG female characters, such as Buffy, Cordelia, Zoe ('Firefly'), Claire Bennett and Niki Sanders ('Heroes').

I think there's a big reason why Whedon and Kring's shows have been generally praised by professional TV critics (as well as casual TV viewers)-- they understand that proper character development is as important as 'cool' CGI effects and action/fight sequences.

I have felt more empathy and sympathy for Claire's character on 'Heroes' in less than one season than I have ever felt for Lana Lang over the past six seasons. Lana Lang is the epitome of the 'victim' character or the 'damsel in distress', if you will. As a woman, I feel a TV program is more intelligent and interesting if their female leads 'take action', not merely act as passive and whiny dolls, such as Lana does.

Ohgoodness. I really detest the character of Lana.

However, I do like Kristin. She seems like a very nice person.

Season Four was the only season where I could remotely stand Lana because of the witch posessing her body. It put a different spin on things. Seeing "Lana" have a twisted, psychotic edge made me happy.

I think what makes people upset (including myself) is the fact that the same old story is being done over and over and over again, and quite frankly, it's beyond boring. It got boring in season one.

Maybe if there was a break from her for maybe twelve episodes, get some new writers in there to break the cycle of "poor me, poor me," Kristin would get a chance to shine again.

I love the show. I don't want to be biased. So, I wnat to say at first, I enjoyed the Clana relationshiop,but the writers kept breaking them up until the actors didn't if Clana was even going to continue. It completely destroyed the Clana relationship. Kristin did have moments where I felt she didn't know what she was doing, but I love ker character and she has mostly been doing a good job. I think that they should have Lana break off her marriage to Lex, and have her leave Clark, and go away for a while, so that Clark can sort through his feelins (maybe find a new love interest), Lana can grow up, and find out who she wants to be, and give her character some time to be alone because it seems everything she breaks up with Clark, she is going to a new guy to pick up the pieces, and be her new hero, and it will give the writers time to find out what they are going to do with the Clana relationship. I think that people should stop talking about the actors because I would like to see them act, most of the time they are only doing what they are told to do. So, stop talking about chopping Lana's head off, it is reallllyyyyy offensive to the actors. Also,I want to add that I dislike any idea of Lana dying, I think she should live, and if she doesn't end up with Clark I at least what her to still be a close friend, someone he can talk to about his secret. I think TW and KK have really good chemistry, which keeps the show going. Maybe they should fire Rob Owen if he doesn't think KK is such a good actress.

I want to say that I love the Clana relationship and hope that the writers can get the story right, and stop messing with the show,and stop breaking them up, so that people don't continue to get frustrated with the characters/actors.


GIVE LANA A BREAK!

She makes terrible decisions because she asks for and takes/rejects the advice of a friend? So Lana slept/moved in with Lex because Chloe told her to? If you recall the conversation, Chloe specifically told Lana that her doubts about her relationship with Lex wouldn't go away. Chloe: "Well Lana if you don't trust him now, that dynamic is not going to change." And given Lana's obsession with secrets and lies, she obviously decided that Lex was trustworthy since she decided to take their relationship to the next level.

Lana is easily influenced? Chloe has tried many times to talk to Lana about Lex and Level 33.1 but Lana has shut her down. She wasn't "easily influenced" by Chloe (or Clark) there. Or maybe it's still Chloe's fault because she didn't try hard enough to convince Lana.

Lana's decisions are her own. She is not relieved from taking responsibilty for her actions because she asks someone their opinion.

Ok, so I can TOTALLY see where you're coming from, and I didn't mean it like Lana shouldn't/can't take responsibility for her own actions/decisions, and I certainly don't want to start a Lana vs. Chloe argument, but Chloe, as Lana's supposed "best friend" and "sister" could have tried harder to warn Lana about Lex. To me, she is the WORST possible "best friend" a girl could have. She, knowing full well what Lex is/was capable of, didn't stop Lana from dating him, or taking that final step with him. I don't know, but if I knew my friend was dating a murdering sociopath, I'd lock her up in a tower or something to get my point across. It's almost as if Chloe WANTS Lana to fail so that she can have Clark, because it's all about him in the end.

Maybe it's my Lana-blinders, but that's how I see things. *shrugs*

I think she needs to leave for a little while to give clark a chance to see there are other women in the wolrd besides Lana. Her story is really played out. I mean after the wedding what if, what is there to do. Show lana and lex married with a kid or her going back with clark (again).

On the eve of Smallville’s biggest and most pivotal episode of the season

That right there is what is wrong with Smallville. The "most pivotal episode" is one revolving around who Lana Lang will choose. What Lana Lang will do. Will Lana Lang become Mrs. Lex Luthor? Will Lana Lang be saved (yet again) from herself? How is Lana Lang's rehymening going to happen? How will Lana Freakin' Lang come out of this smelling like roses?

People really need to calm down... there's nothing worse than overly defensive and protective fans who refuse to look at things from different angles. The article stated an opinion and if you disagree then say so by using good and mature arguments and not by yelling and freaking out on this blog. Seriously, this blog didn't even say anything negative at all... and even if they did they should be allowed an oponion like everyone else. Just because something is on the CW it isn't necessarily all that fantastic. Take the good with the bad, jeez... they're just bringing interesting things over for discussion which is great.

Anyway, Lana has always annoyed me. The character is awfully boring and there's just something about her that irks me. The actress doesn't really strike me as overly talented either.

I say turn her evil or something. the goody 2 shoes act on every1 is getting old and since we know lex is evil all d way why not turn little old lana into a bad ass as lex. now that would be awesome.

While Lana Lang may have her faults (trust me, I'll be the first Lana fan to point this out) every character does. She makes terrible decisions b/c she is easily influenced by those that she trusts, like Chloe.

She makes terrible decisions because she asks for and takes/rejects the advice of a friend? So Lana slept/moved in with Lex because Chloe told her to? If you recall the conversation, Chloe specifically told Lana that her doubts about her relationship with Lex wouldn't go away. Chloe: "Well Lana if you don't trust him now, that dynamic is not going to change." And given Lana's obsession with secrets and lies, she obviously decided that Lex was trustworthy since she decided to take their relationship to the next level.

Lana is easily influenced? Chloe has tried many times to talk to Lana about Lex and Level 33.1 but Lana has shut her down. She wasn't "easily influenced" by Chloe (or Clark) there. Or maybe it's still Chloe's fault because she didn't try hard enough to convince Lana.

Lana's decisions are her own. She is not relieved from taking responsibilty for her actions because she asks someone their opinion.

On the eve of Smallville’s biggest and most pivotal episode of the season, this blog invites the public to bash one of their stars. Who is minding the store? What network executives would ok this kind of senseless undermining of one of their few hits on CW. The people running this site are incompetent and have to go.

There are the same one or two people who repeat the same crap about Lana/Kristin over and over. Putting a knife in somebody's back on Internet must be the sport of those who are low on the food chain in real life.

Smallville DVD is one of WB's best sellers. Whoever supervises this site has peas for brains and deserves a pink slip ASAP.

Zantana, although I agree with every argument you present how the story could progress, I'd rather see Clark with no female, rather than again get caught into relationship hell!!!!!!

RichardAK this was a magnificent post!!! I agree with every word!!!!!

Here is one answer to the question, “If you were a writer, what would you do with the character?”:

If Lana goes through with the wedding, that should make for an intriguing story arc. The hurting, jilted ex, pitted, in partnership with Lex, against our hero. Such a portrayal would be finally be true to Lana’s character, as the writers have (perhaps unwittingly?) portrayed her. This would allow Kristin to own and embrace the character of Lana in a hopefully more consistent story arc. In this scenario, the other characters might also be able to react to her in a more appropriate way. Bad behavior from Lana would elicit its deserved response, rather than being constantly ignored, excused, or justified by those characters.

It should be pointed out that Lana is not by nature evil. She is merely immature and narcissistically insecure. This insecurity leaves her susceptible to being easily led by any man willing to unconditionally idolize her to the point that he places her above all else -- ironically, even to her own detriment. The man who currently meets Lana’s need to be idolized is Lex. While the quality of his love for her is possessive, it is nevertheless protective of her perceived fragility. The nature of this protectiveness is however, questionable, and all things considered, probably not in Lana’s best interest.

Such a partnership between Lana and Lex would naturally lead to many situations in which Lana gets in over her head, with Clark and Chloe bailing her out of the trouble she inevitably brings upon herself. At some point, Clark would understandably grow weary of this, and would gradually begin to open his eyes to see the actual Lana -- just a scared little girl who has never grown up and gotten over herself. He would see the real flesh-and-blood Lana as very different from the idealized version of Lana that he has carried around in his head and yearned after all this time. At that point he would finally be able to let go of that illusive (and elusive) Lana who never really existed -- except in his own mind.

This revelation could be a turning point toward growth in Clark’s character, setting the stage for Clark’s eventual recognition that Chloe is the one true love of his life. As several Smallville fans have pointed out in different blogs and forums, Clark already knows subconsciously that he is in love with Chloe. He just needs to be (figuratively speaking) dope-slapped into a conscious recognition of that truth.

Such a story arc would also pave the way for the Martian Manhunter to assume a key role in Smallville. In an ongoing follow-up to the ideas presented in Labyrinth, J'onn J'onzz, as a counselor, friend and mentor, could be instrumental as a sounding board for Clark’s follow up to his Labyrinth experience. By helping Clark listen to himself, J'onn could assist him in figuring out how he truly feels about Chloe (and Lana).

Working through his unresolved feelings for Lana, Clark could eventually realize that Chloe is the woman he actually loves. There would of course be the ultimate moment of recognition when he admits to himself that any remaining romantic feelings for Lana are simply the leftovers of an adolescent infatuation that no longer fits into his heart or his life, along with the requisite mourning for lost innocence that such an admission would entail. This could be done in a dramatically rewarding way by interweaving this plotline among several upcoming episodes, with a few tantalizing twists and turns along the way, thus turning it into a gradual and plausible journey of personal growth for Clark as he evolves toward his heroic destiny.

Kristin Kreuk's movie, Partition, is about the violent 1947 partition and creation of Pakistan. Kristin Kreuk plays Naseem, a Muslim girl whose family has been slaughtered by the Sikhs. The movie is released only in Canada and will be shown in Sundance and release in the U.S. in late 2007. It is a movie directed by a respected filmmaker.

From Straight. Com Vancouver:
“Kristin Kreuk has the shimmering, feisty talent of a young Olivia Hussey.”

From: Estonian life:
“Kristin Kreuk’s acting was good throughout.”

From: Monstersandcritics.com:
“Kreuk is a revelation as Naseem. She not only captures the accent and authentic feel of a daughter of India but, of the three leads, is the only one to find a spirited inner life.”

From Cinema Montreal:
“With its rich tapestry of stories and characters based on real people and events, Partition is a moving and timeless story of struggling to find happiness in treacherous times.”

From The Now Surrey:
“Partition is a superb movie.”


May I make a suggestion to all the Lana/Clana-fans who have been posting here to defend Lana and/or Kreuk? Rather than expressing hysterical outrage that a professional television critic has said he doesn't like Lang as a character or Kreuk as an actress, and rather than gratuitously insulting fans of another character, why not try calmly and rationally presenting the specific reasons why you do like Lana as a character or Kreuk as an actress? Try giving specific examples of a scene in which you think Kreuk gave a great performance, or in which you think Lana behaved in a praiseworthy fashion.

Let me give you an example of a scene where I think Kreuk's performance left a lot to be desired. In "Hydro," there was a scene at the end where Lana went to see Clark in his barn to tell him that she still loved him, and to ask him to trust her and tell her his secret. Now, consider some of the context: the last time she was there to see him, back in "Hypnotic," he brutally dumped her, looking her right in the eye and telling her he didn't love her; since then, she has become involved and moved in with a man she knows he hates; also, she had believed for years that Clark never trusted anyone with his secret, but she has just discovered that Chloë has known for some time, implying that it was she, Lana, whom Clark specifically did not trust.

Given all this, consider what Lana logically ought to be feeling: She ought to be nervous, even afraid, that he will reject her outright the way he did last time. That is, that he will say something to the effect of "Well I certainly don't love you; I told you that the last time you were here," or worse, that he might just laugh at her. Or that he might say something like "I trust Chloë because she is actually trustworthy." At the same time, she ought to be feeling angry at herself for being so contemptible; that is, she ought to be berating herself for still loving him after the way he treated her. Also, she ought to be feeling hurt that he trusted Chloë and not her, and ought to be wondering something to the effect of "What does she have that I don't?"

The simple fact is, though, that I didn't get any of that from Kreuk's performance. Her voice barely changed in pitch at all as she spoke. Her face seemed as placid as if she were reciting the weather report. There was no nervous hand-wringing, no attempts to look away or otherwise avoid Clark's gaze, no stumbling over her words as if she weren't sure of what she wanted to say. She didn't seem on the verge of tears, which you might expect given the powerful emotions she ought to be feeling in the scene. In short, she didn't give the impression that she was feeling any of the things she ought to have been.

The same was true, I thought, of her big scene with Rosenbaum at the end of "Vessel." Don't forget, she entered that scene having just run and fought her way through one of the worst riots in history; she ought to have been breathing hard if not outright hyperventilating, but she showed no sign of that. Looking out over the rooftop, she could see that the whole city was burning: she ought to have been practically out of her mind at such a sight, but there was no hysterical laughter, no tears of shock or anguish; it barely seemed to register with her. And she was there to tell Lex, whom she didn't know was really Zod, that she thought she might be falling in love with him. So where's the sense of emotional vulnerability, especially given Zod's lack of any apparent reaction to her as she entered and began speaking (he only reacted at the very end of her monologue)? Where's the fear of rejection that always attends any confession of love? Especially under these circumstances, wherein she knows that, in addition to being a multibillionaire, he now has practically god-like superpowers, where's her fear that he'll say "what do I need you for now anyway?"

Now these are just a couple of examples, but they seem to me be quite typical of Kreuk's portrayal. She seems to be either unaware of what her character ought to be feeling or unable to portray that.

As an aside, some people have made references to the very special bond between Lana and Clark in the comics, and specifically to comments by Wonder Woman and Batman that he ought to be with Lana instead of Lois. I don't think that's really relevant, because there have been many different portrayals and characterizations of Lana Lang over the years; I thought the Lana Lang in Frank Miller's "Batman: the Dark Knight Returns" was great, but that's not at all the Lana Lang portrayed by Kristen Kreuk on this show. Having said that, though, I am curious to know what specific titles and issues these supposed comments appeared in, because I've read a fair number of comic books, and I don't recall ever seeing such comments. So if someone could cite some sources on that, I'd be interested.

I love Kristin Kreuk!!!! Smallville is great and Lana is one the reasons Smallville lasted over 6 years. The four main characters are wonderful togother: Clark-Lana-Lex-Chloe.

By brother and I have a bet about the “repeat rabid hating posters of Lana.” They are girls who are the mousy ones in school and are mostly invisible, elbowed out of the way by the better-looking girls. On the Internet they could let lose their deranged, morbid hatred for the girl guys want. There is a thin line between fantasy TV and the dire reality of those who have little outlet in real life N’est pas?

*ms welling for someone who has a life outside the internet you sure spend loads of time here, quoting posts....*

Shush. Jump off your computer chair and come to Vegas with me. You need to get out more. *grin*

This is a poor, unprofessional commentary on the CW network to post something this inflammatory about one of their stars. I am a big fan of Kristin and think she has grown as an actress and she is a pleasure to watch. This Rob Owen in my book has NO credibility as a critic if he NO LONGER watches the show!!That is RIDICULOUS!

Have the decency to be fair in your criticisms by stating facts, not ONE person who has an hateful, agenda!! I don't like to come to a forum where people spew some hateful juvenile comments like "I hate her!", "Lana must die!"
It is mindless and immature and borderlines serious personality disorders.

Ah, the voices of fandom heard!!! If that was the case Lana Lang would never have been the leading lady on the show, pfff. Gough and Milar have twisted the greatest comic story to accommodate having the pink princess relevant.

Posted by Anonymous:
There are a NUMBER of reviews available, and most of them may not praise the film but praise Kristin, in particular, for her performance. Watch the film before you make any judgements based on a few little reviews as opposed to the number that were done.


I did some research too about Partition Reviews and came back empty. BoxOfficeMojo.com doesn't even have it as listed....

ms welling for someone who has a life outside the internet you sure spend loads of time here, quoting posts....

I received an email to hall ass and get here to read a very funny blog. I didn't know what it was about till the intro but boy is this funny.

Remove Lana Lang from the show? Sure, why not. Maybe I might even start watching again. Maybe it might even become a show about Clark Kent instead.

I have to say though, the funniest thing I read was all those nicely written arguments about how Lana is the reason CK becomes Superman. Gosh if only Siegel and Shuster knew....

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I'm glad the cw source posted this, it voices what many of fandom (besides sweet) want...off w/her head!
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I'm all for that too, off with her head!!!!

Lana Lang is the reason so many fans have simply given up on Superman on this show. And will one day be considered the worst addition to the Superman fandom. Make no mistake, it will be because of this show's fixation with Lana, an empty, hollow character they fill with whatever emotions they feel she should have for the week's episode and then change it to something completely different the next week.

Clark and Lana could have been a great love story, but they have long since passed the point of no return and landed in cringe-worthy territory. A place where they stagnate, and leave fans of Superman frustrated as the character is yet again reduced to a whimpering dolt bemoaning his existence without Lana Lang. This is no hero and she makes him that way.

The tragedy of this show, is that it could have been a great retelling of a story we all know. Instead it is an Ode to Lana Lang and nothing else.

What's worse, is that KK knows this. She knows how awful a character Lana is, and I cannot help but pity this intelligent woman for having a character that exists simply as something to be owned. I wish her much success off this show, but I fervently hope that Lana Lang's death or departure comes soon.

It is one thing for fans to dislike a character but to bash the actor because they dislike the character is LOW...

I'm glad the cw source posted this, it voices what many of fandom (besides sweet) want...off w/her head!

Ok, I'm tired of hearing how good an actress kk is and about her achievement. Well here are some reviews for "Partition":

The Toronto Star:

"Strangely, with so many fine South Asian actors around, Sarin cast Kristin Kreuk, of Smallville, as the Muslim "child" who becomes a woman and mother overnight. She too is given few dimensions and save for a couple of love scenes, is generally in a state of near-collapse. Madhur Jaffrey turns in the best performance, as Gian's mother. In compensation for artificiality and wooden acting, Partition is beautifully shot. "
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Sympatico MSN CA:

"The ending is ludicrously contrived, with a large cast of extras looking on like deer staring at headlights. Both Naseem and Gian are one-dimensional characters, with nary a different expression. Sarin doesn’t convey a real sense of danger, with even the most violent scenes looking artificial and earnest.

The story of partition and its impact on Indians is a terrific tale that should be told with more respect and intelligence. The love story should’ve been a plot device in a bigger story. As it stands “Partition” is just another formulaic Romeo and Juliet melodrama."
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Jam Movies:

"Partition is big and ambitious, but the storytelling gets too close to melodrama too often. The film is clunky, the acting fairly wooden"
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And that's all I could find, as the film passed by making no impact... and no reviews.


There are a NUMBER of reviews available, and most of them may not praise the film but praise Kristin, in particular, for her performance. Watch the film before you make any judgements based on a few little reviews as opposed to the number that were done.

The site administer should be fired immediately.
This site owes an apology to the fans of Kristin Kruek and the actress herself. The management of CW should be aware that this site has made a priority to systematically undermine Kristin Kreuk. This site can be counted to give a platform to all the anti-Lana hounders to spiel bile. All this has done is to booster the Lana haters who hound the Internet badmouthing Kristin. All it takes in one person working out of the basement of to create the appearance of an anti-Lana movement. This blog has the gall, under the banner of CW, to go after one of their stars.

Thank you. Fire whoever posted this on the blog.

Honestly, not even actual "Smallville" fansites posted this, but the damn CW site does? It's completely ridiculous, and EXTREMELY insulting to Kristin Kreuk.

Just to respond (once again *yawn*...for those who seem to have no life outside the internet and are AGAIN using this opportunity to bash one character and actress because some people are just petty and jealous over another person's achievements).....

Chloe Sullivan is more like the iconic Lana Lang in the sense that Clark Kent isn't in love with her yet she continues to long for him (yes, something that A. Mack is tired of), tries to interfere in his romantic relationship with the woman he IS in love with (who happens to be Lana on this show, BTW), has investigated him behind his back in the past and dropped a plethora of unsubtle hints to try to find out the truth behind who or what he really is.

TW wasn't snoring in the Season 2 commentary because of the Clark/Lana scene. He's said himself that he enjoys their chemistry and scenes together. He was snoring because he and Kristin didn't have any audio in their headphones and everyone else had stopped talking to them in order to watch the Clark and Lana scene (in which Sam was included, in case you forgot). It takes a certain acuity to understand his dry humor, but unfortunately for most it goes right over their heads. Misinterpreting and twisting little sounds, expressions and gestures on a commentary to fit whatever one's narrowed perception of a TV couple or character is....that's something I'll never get. I will surmise that life must be extremely boring for those who do it.

Picking through and posting reviews of ONE movie Kristin's made doesn't represent an accurate overall view of her acting skills, nor does it prove that she isn't considered a skilled enough actress to have been offered roles that her present filming schedule hasn't allowed her the freedom to accept. What is your point?

Seriously, this is kind of amusing now. All these desperate pleas rising up because of some dude's stupid article as if you think A. Gough the other producers are going to read the same kind of Lana-hating comments they've obviously encountered for nearly six years and SUDDENLY become enlightened to the idea of writing Kristin off the show before her contract expires just because you whine and beg for Lana to be gone. She impedes Clark's journey to being Superman is the lamest complaint of them all. Come on. It's a TV show! Get real, get a life, get the remote, use it and watch another show if you don't like what you see on this one.

Oh, get off your high horse, it's a critics job to do just that; CRITISIZE. So if something doesn't suit us we discard it? This is Hollywood, anyone can't take constructive critisism good or bad should stay home!!!!

Every time I see Kristin Kreuk interviewed, I think how engaging, smart and funny she is.

So why did the writers decide to write Lana as a passive, helpless victim of circumstance and Big Bad Men? I don't know but I hate watching it. I hope Kristin leaves the show as soon as possible to move on to better projects. I don't think Lana should be killed off but since she marries Pete in the comics, maybe a relocation to Wisconsin is in order.

And I think people should stop bashing the site admins. They didn't write the article and they haven't endorsed it. They posted it because it's about Smallville and they thought it would interest us, which it has.

The site administer should be fired immediately.
This site owes an apology to the fans of Kristin Kruek and the actress herself. The management of CW should be aware that this site has made a priority to systematically undermine Kristin Kreuk. This site can be counted to give a platform to all the anti-Lana hounders to spiel bile. All this has done is to booster the Lana haters who hound the Internet badmouthing Kristin. All it takes in one person working out of the basement of to create the appearance of an anti-Lana movement. This blog has the gall, under the banner of CW, to go after one of their stars.

"Lana is holding back Clark from his destiny."

This whole series is about Clark's struggles, relationships, and his life IN SMALLVILLE. In smallville his love is Lana Lang, in SMALLVILLE he struggled with his relationship with Lana Lang, and in SMALLVILLE Lana Lang plays a huge part of his life.

This show is about Clark's journey of becoming superman, and if you actually think Clark could have already embraced his destiny by now, you have to be kidding yourself. And its all Lana's fault right? so if lana were to suddenly die, clark would be running towards his destiny? This show has a 6 year contract and people are saying that Clark could have embraced his destiny by now. If this show has to run for at least 6 seasons, why would they have clark already putting on the cape? It's a long and lonely journey for clark and I know that Lana Lang isn't gonig anywhere.

You have to realize that in the Superboy comics, Lana Lang was the love interest and his best friend. So even if Clark was to start flying around and saving people, like some of you guys want him to right now, Lana Lang would still be the love interest/best friend in this timeline. So as of now, in this timeline, as a young person, Lana is suppossed to be the one that he loves and wants to be with. I admit, outing her with Lex Luthor was a borrible mistake, however, putting him with Chloe or even Lois is not going to automatically make him Superman. Especially when Lois doesn't even like Clark when he is Superman.

Let Lana and Clark have their time now. The show is called Smallville, not Metropolis. Season 7 is both KK and MR last season. They probably won't go a Season 8 but if they do, then Lana won't be on there, so then you can get happy. But until June of 2008, Lana Lang will still be on the show and still be in Clark's life.

And Tom is not putting on the tights and he's not gonna start flying around saving people all of Metropolis, so you won't get to see him become Superman anyway. The show will probably ends when he is ready to go to the Fortress of Solitude to begin his traning to be superman. Period. And maybe hoefully next year, the writers will begin to show the real Iconic Lana Lang, the one who helps Clark to become Superman, the one when she becomes an adult is one of Superman's best friends. Once the show does that, then they will be showing the real Lana Lang like she is suppossed to be shown as.

Ok, I'm tired of hearing how good an actress kk is and about her achievement. Well here are some reviews for "Partition":

The Toronto Star:

"Strangely, with so many fine South Asian actors around, Sarin cast Kristin Kreuk, of Smallville, as the Muslim "child" who becomes a woman and mother overnight. She too is given few dimensions and save for a couple of love scenes, is generally in a state of near-collapse. Madhur Jaffrey turns in the best performance, as Gian's mother. In compensation for artificiality and wooden acting, Partition is beautifully shot. "
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Sympatico MSN CA:

"The ending is ludicrously contrived, with a large cast of extras looking on like deer staring at headlights. Both Naseem and Gian are one-dimensional characters, with nary a different expression. Sarin doesn’t convey a real sense of danger, with even the most violent scenes looking artificial and earnest.

The story of partition and its impact on Indians is a terrific tale that should be told with more respect and intelligence. The love story should’ve been a plot device in a bigger story. As it stands “Partition” is just another formulaic Romeo and Juliet melodrama."
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Jam Movies:

"Partition is big and ambitious, but the storytelling gets too close to melodrama too often. The film is clunky, the acting fairly wooden"
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And that's all I could find, as the film passed by making no impact... and no reviews.

i just had one more thing to add to this blog,it's funny how people keep blaming kristin kreuk for the rating because of the role she plays of the show.do you really think that al/miles will dismiss kristin kreuk because of the of the hate blogs/thread that attacks kristin and her character(no it won't)it's funny when it comes to lois on the show,you guys remind everyone what role she plays in superman life,but when it comes to lana lang,it's all forgotten.you guys have cry about this character for 4yrs or more and nothing have change yet(the dismissal of kristin)like someone stated above the show started with the big four clark/lana/chloe and lex, and thats the way it will end.another thing i don't get is,why every god given thread/blog is about kristin character(lana) and don't give me that because i hate her or she is useless to the show.thats not it,it have to be more,because aint no way that i would waste my time on something or someone i hate(atleast that what i was raise to do) this show is about clark kent becoming the man of steal,and if that have this kind of impact(hate/insulting the actress for playing a role) then maybe you should start looking for another hero,becaus i don't think clark kent/superman is good for your soul

KK is a mediocre actress, get used to it. The fact that she is a very likable person doesn't impact on her ability to act, nor does it blind us!!!

Weeee, I had no idea that Lana Lang had so passionate opposition but then again it shouldn't be a surprise; the character is just boring to death.

I can't say I was ever enthused with KK's performance but calling her a bad actress might be a bit of a stretch too. She's a sweet gal in my book and out of respect I would refrain from critisizing her.

Rob Owen on the other hand is getting paid to critisize actors and shows. The fact that some disagree with his opinion is not news to him. But it also doesn't make his opinion wrong or out of place. There should always be people critisizing actors and shows, it's the only way to get the best out of them.

As, for his Lana Lang estimate, I would have to agree. I see no more use for her on the show, if she's only there to jump from relationship to relationship.

ms welling said:
Oh...and *James*...the Lana Lang you describe from the comics sounds eerily similar to Chloe on the show. It's obvious they've done a switcheroo of some major traits between those two characters on Smallville. Thus I can only come to the conclusion that it's definitely time for CHLOE to move on.

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Well, this is interesting, I've seen all Smallville episodes and I can't seem to put my finger on which episode Chloe tried to rape an unconscious Clark. Maybe you can help me?

I must have missed when she also married Pete or any other character, had his child and then left him. As for Lana, in the comics it was Pete, in the show it is Lex. Now that's an eerily resemblance!!!!

I swear that if Lana fans could, they'd make Lana wear the cape and tights instead.

Even KK has complained about her character. TW even snored about Clana in S2 commentary.

Do Lana fans want to see MORE Lana gets stalked stuff? It was old, old, old in S2. They even made fun of it in Extinction.

Yes FFoS, one of those types of posts again--the type which proves that not everyone who watches Smallville hates Lana Lang nor cares to single her out as the only character on the show with flaws that can be at times considered boring, annoying or pathetic.

Were you under the delusion somehow that everyone loathes Lana Lang and absolutely adores Chloe Sullivan? When one gets out of the message boards and into the real world for a while they can discover that's definitely NOT the case. The Lana Lang character and the actress who plays her actually has an extremely broad fanbase in many countries where Smallville is broadcast, hence the diversity of roles being offered to Ms. Kreuk. I personally don't care what Mr. Owen's title is. He simply has an opinion, like we all do. It doesn't mean that his opinion is popular outside the narrow-mindedness of a few internet cliques.

KK is an amazing actress. Just watch Hydro and Crimson. She has inspire many people to achieve more and do something useful in the world.

Seperate the actress from the character. Lana and KK are NOT the same person.

KK has done well with the material she has been given. Her character was inconsistent and still she managed to pull it off.

This site has been consistently disrespectful to Kristin Kreuk and the millions of fans who love Kristin. This is an official site of CW and yet there is a calculated drive to create an Anti-Lana movement. The CW management should do a better job protecting their star from this kind of mud smearing. The producers/writers never quite understood how a teen-program that poses a love triangle that shows the guy rejects one girl for the pretty girl will unleash on the Internet. Nevertheless, business is business and management should manage this site like a business. I think it is bad business, not to mention just how incredibly stupid for an official site to do this to one of their own stars.

Well i had a good laugh reading this site and dissappointment of a rude comment that suppsoed to be filtered out by the site administrators. The show cannot go on without Lana. Kristin Kreuk is a great actor and maybe the character she plays isnt so great. Lana is a goody girl who does nothing wrong but part of the character defect is due to the inability of Clark to make up his mind whether he wants a woman in his life or not.

QUOTE[In response to those "Chloe" or "not necessarily Chloe" fans who want to single out my post, the fact that you took offense to it speaks volumes. Thanks for helping make my point.] END QUOTE

Yawn, not one of these types of posts again.

I'm not a 'shipper. And since all Lana does is go from relationship to relationship, yeah, I'm bored with her. More action, please.

This blog is great. I thought an official network site would be boring but you always pick intereting topics and link articles I haven't seen. I also like your ANTM blog.

Oh...and *James*...the Lana Lang you describe from the comics sounds eerily similar to Chloe on the show. It's obvious they've done a switcheroo of some major traits between those two characters on Smallville. Thus I can only come to the conclusion that it's definitely time for CHLOE to move on.

Rob Owen is the head of Television Critics Association. I guess people would prefer if he was a nobody but in the critics circles, he knows his trade and then some.....

In response to those "Chloe" or "not necessarily Chloe" fans who want to single out my post, the fact that you took offense to it speaks volumes. Thanks for helping make my point.

You go on instant defense about who the better girl is...and face it, if Chloe was being written as Clark's love interest, no matter how sometimes poorly you thought she was being written, you'd be over the moon about it. Lana defenders love the fact that Lana is Clark's primary love interest in this series. They don't always love the way she's written....especially with the disturbing pending nuptials and the "pregnancy" storylines. But like it or not she's vital to the show SMALLVILLE, or else it becomes an entirely different show altogether. I don't like the way she's written at times either. It just gives the haters more ammo for bashing her, but that current storyline is an excuse. Haters of Lana Lang have been finding various reasons to bash her since the series started...and none of those so-called justified reasons has been KRISTIN'S fault.

I knew my post would rile some Chloe fans because I spoke about the lack of romantic chemistry between her character and Clark's. It's my opinion and I call it like I see it. Whether you think it was necessary or not is BESIDE the point. I don't care if it was off topic because I really didn't want to comment further on some idiotic writer's point of view about Kristin's acting. He has his opinion....which a lot of you want to leap in for a chance to wholeheartedly agree with....and I have mine.

Actually, I think both Kristin and Allison are becoming terrific actresses. IMO the whole cast has done wonders improving their crafts since the first season. They've come a long way and I believe they should all be commended for it.

The point of my post, however some of you may have missed it, was to express my OWN grievances about the show. You say Lana's written pathetically. She's annoying. Whiny. Cries too much. Used to wear pink. Blah, blah, whatever and blah. Well IMO sometimes Chloe displays a lot of those very same qualities and some even MORE annoying. Pathetic when she goes all mooshy-eyed for six years over a boy/man who doesn't have romantic feelings for her. Annoying when she acts like she's supposed to be some hybrid of Clark's sister/mother/girlfriend/lapdog/bestest bud/secret-keeper...and the ONLY one on Earth who has the right to juggle those many titles. Annoying again when she kept hinting that she knew there was something different about Clark after she "accidentally" found out he had powers of some kind instead of being patient and a good enough friend to let him tell her when he was ready. No, she had to keep on dropping the OH SO OBVIOUS anvils about it. Yet more annoying when she takes delight in knowing his secret above anyone else like it makes her suddenly privileged and uses his superpowers whenever and however to her advantage. Whiny when she goes on and on about Clark NEEDING to get over Lana and move on like it's any of her business. Red K Clark was right on about that. Move on to 'who' exactly? No wonder she's more than happy to be Lana's BFF and maid of Honor. I can picture her shoving Lois out of the way in a wrestling match for the bouquet after the ceremony.

I could go on and point out things that I find irritating about the other characters as well. But I have to say that for every bad quality they exihibit, I can find some good too. However, my main point here is to show that Lana's not the ONLY character with flaws...and who can be considered whiny, annoying, pathetic, etc.

As for the topic....who is Rob Owen again?

[b][i]I find it to be extremely tasteless to call her a bad actress when it is more than obvious that Erica Durance is only on the show b/c she's willing to walk around baring her body, b/c Kristin and Allison have enough self-respect not to do that.[/i][/b]

When you have it, you can flaunt it. When you don't, you call it self-respect.

[b][i]While Lana Lang may have her faults (trust me, I'll be the first Lana fan to point this out) every character does. She makes terrible decisions b/c she is easily influenced by those that she trusts, like Chloe. Her greatest flaw is that she trusts too easily, but I know for a fact that all of that will change after "Promise."[/i][b]

If Lana was even the least influenced by Chloe then she wouldn't treat her like dirt every time Chloe tried to warn her about Lex, as has Clark. And poor girl has she tried. But she was all to quick to judge things she couldn't comprehend.

Great post [b]Fatigued Fan of Smallville[/b]. Fans keep forgetting that while Kristin might be a really sweet gal that doesn't make her a great actress too. All in all, if you go back and read some serious reviews of Smallville episodes she is considered as wooden and inadequate.

Personally, I think she has come a long way and over the years improved much but I feel she is still found wanting. Then again she is young and can still get better.

But at some point even she needs to take some responsibility that the character comes out as always whining. The writers might not know much about writing strong female characters but have anyone considered that they are writing her bad because the background of the character is such?

For example, for those who know a little bit about comics, they should know that Lana isn't considered exactly moral and always on the right side. There is a long history of very questionable actions taken by her initially to learn Clark's secret then She married Pete to spite Clark because she couldn't have him - he wasn't in love with her. After bearing Pete's child she left him to pursue Clark, putting her obsession first, over and over she has tried to wreck his marriage - regardless of how many times Clark has shot her down - and at her lowest point she even tried to rape him while he was unconscious.

Clark always will care for Lana but time to move on....

QUOTE:[I don't remember the last time a female character on TV has managed to go through all the male ones on the show. The only ones that have escaped her clutches are Pete and Lionel. Oh wait, she marries Pete (she doesn't love him - off course). I guess it's Lionel's turn for some sugarcandy, lol....]END QUOTE
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This is so true. Part of the reason why I hate her character so much. Pity, because the Lana Lang from the comics was always one of my favorite characters among all female comic book characters. In the comics, I was always cheering for her instead of Lois.....and I remember always being disappointed because Lois would always come out on top.

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QUOTE: [And while I agree with the article - which is dead serious for Superman fans - the funny part is that SWEET has come out full force to defend Lana's honor!!! And instead of actually using this opportunity to demand better writing for the character, they go on and on about how KK is the best actress around. Possibly on whole TV..... riiight!!!] END QUOTE
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Yeah, SWEET get's on their high horse at the drop of hat, but still, they do have a good number of well balanced fans. Unfortunately, they've also got their Clanist-Extremist Nut Cases that want to preserve the "Honor of Lana Lang" by any means, even bribery (rolls eyes....almost as stupid as "DOLL", a website acronym standing for "Defenders Of Lana Lang"....rolls eyes yet again). If they had their way they would re-write Superman History just to satisfy their greedy and overbearing wants....to hell with everybody else....and mythology be damned......unless it favors the pink princess of course.

As far as KK, she has had moments of brilliance (most notably Season 6), but, in the past, they have been quite infrequent. In my honest opinion, she has from time to time come accross as a one note actress, but I wouldn't say that she's limited to only that. She can be FANTASTIC.....but in all the past 5 seasons she has not been able to remain consistent. She was always fluttering between Brilliant to just Okay. A lot of her fans don't even want to consider this. They only want to remember the fantastic stuff.

What I also can't stand is that some fans seem to think that we should not hate the LL characer because it's not the character's fault she's written that way. Oh, but if she were written great, and we were all praising her....then that would be okay....pffft! Smallville Lana Lang is what she is. And for a lot of people, they have good justification for not liking her.

"A pound of Pink Princess Pretentious-ness is worth a pound of Kent Barn Manure"

HIRE people who aren't blinded by their shipper preferences.

Ironic that you say that, considering your post strongly implies your support of Clana and unfairly attacks Chloe.

Kristin Kreuk is a FANTASTIC actress. Best on the entire series. Anyone who has watched "Hydro" and "Crimson" this season, in particular, can see that. Yes, it is rather unfortunate that her character isn't written very well, but the entire show isn't written well, so why single her out? If anything, I want Kristin to leave the show so that she can actually get on a QUALITY television show, or do great films. She's destined for SO much more than a less than mediocre show like "Smallville."

I find it to be extremely tasteless to call her a bad actress when it is more than obvious that Erica Durance is only on the show b/c she's willing to walk around baring her body, b/c Kristin and Allison have enough self-respect not to do that.

While Lana Lang may have her faults (trust me, I'll be the first Lana fan to point this out) every character does. She makes terrible decisions b/c she is easily influenced by those that she trusts, like Chloe. Her greatest flaw is that she trusts too easily, but I know for a fact that all of that will change after "Promise."

Lana Lang isn't going anywhere. Deal with it.

If lana is killed...I wonder if the show will do any better??? Did I hear a cancellation...just like the OC?

The CW marketing department should review this site. What they have done here is offensive. Kristin Kreuk received tons of positive reviews when her movie, Partition, was shown in Berlin and Canada. A legitimate political charged movie with a respectable director. This site has to find an obscure article to criticize her. There are "day of the locusts types" who ID with the one-down place of Chloe, losing out the alfa male to the gorgeous girl. On the Internet they are like packed hyneas with anti-Lana posts. This site has constantly fed Lana/Kreuk hate to these hyenas. What is the point? I love Kristin and I love the Lana character. The manager of this site needs review and soon.

The reason I don't like Lana is the way she impacts the other characters. Lex doesn't get enough scenes anyway and this year the majority of his scenes have been boring conversations with Lana. I don't care if they're getting married or having a kid, We should have seen him working at 33.1 instead. And Clark is better when he's fighting zoners or investigating something instead of having the exact same conversation with Lana that he had in season two.

I'm a guy and I think Kristin's really talented and pretty. But I want to mute the tv every time Lana comes on. I am so tired of her. I think the writers really messed up her character since season 4.

And I like this blog. Good job to Clair and Jackie :)

I know I've posted this before somewhere but although I find myself indifferent to the Lana character, I have a really big problem with the way she is always portrayed.

Take this nerw spoilers for example that Lionel is the reason she really marries Lex. This is so untrue to everything up to here. So we, again, are supposed to assume that Lana is not responsible for the mess in her life and she was forced into it? So why did she move in with Lex? Lionel sure didn't force her. Why did she sleep with Lex? I don't remember Lionel holding a gun to her head. Or why did she accept Lex's proposal? Lionel wasn't hiding behind those tons of flowers pulling her strings.

Up to now we have been yo-yo-ed between the Lana-loves-Lex and Lana-has-second-thoughts storyline every other episode and still she goes ahead with the wedding when in reality, she should just step back and sort out her feelings before going into the "for better or worse" part. Don't get me wrong, I don't think Lex is not deceiving her but we apply double standards here, as he gets called out on his evilness or bad decisions along with every other Smallville character apart from Lana. She is never responsible for anything happening in her life. Clark gave up his powers for her and he didn't just got punished, he died.

For once allow her to make the mistakes and then come to terms with them, show some growth. How the hell are we supposed to think that she has matured and is ready to be trusted by Clark with his secret? I'm honestly tired of always blaming Clark for his inability to trust her when in fact she has given no reason to justify that trust.

I would have found more believable Lana going into the marriage willingly and then realising what a mistake she made rather than be forced into it. This way we forget that SHE accepted on her own to marry Lex and SHE alone has arranged everything around this wedding. She is not to be pitied because all this mess is her mistake and hers alone.

I read somewhere below this post that TelevisionWithoutPity.com is a poor site and we shouldn't take their comments seriously.

I agree, I don't like the site either but SupermanHomepage.com is one of the best - if not the best - site on all Superman related subjects, comics, movies, tv shows etc. I do take them seriously and they have been criticising the way Lana is written for a long time now. She is not the reason this show is on the air.

Shane, I agree with U. Used to be a die hard Clana fan but got tired of this unreal romance. Everything revolves around Lana now. I mean I know it's sci-fi but try to make it believable. Clark the future Superman? Not this Clark.

"Chloe wasn't in episode 'Scare' 4X15 and the raiting was high!!!
Let's kill Chloe now!!! She kill the show."

I'm going to assume you meant "Sacred," episode 4x15, not "Scare," which was 4x10. What you are ignoring about "Sacred" is that the ratings had been steadily climbing by about 200,000 viewers per week ever since 4x12, "Pariah." (Viewership rose by about 500,000 between 4x11, the lowest-rated episode of series until 4x17, and 4x12.) The week after "Sacred," about 800,000 viewers had vanished, probably mostly because "Sacred" was such a wretched episode for reasons having nothing to do with Chloë's absence. But this is hardly evidence that getting rid of Chloë would bring in viewers.

"Justice," does not in my view demonstrate that getting rid of Lana equals better ratings, but it did prove that getting rid of Lana does not hurt the ratings. Moreover, I would argue that the fact that the two episodes that followed had above-average viewership for the season was probably due to viewers sticking around after "Justice" because they liked that episode. When they returned to the story of the beautiful Lana Lang and her many stalkers in "Crimson" and "Trespass," they managed to lose those viewers. (As an aside, when they promoted "Freak" as a very Chloë-centric episode, they got significantly above 500,000 viewers for only the second time in season six; that's using the overnight ratings, which are more valid in this particular case, because the episode was preempted in a number of markets for basketball.)

I don't agree with Lana-fans' assessment of the character, but look, de gustibus non disputandam est, and all that. What seems strange to me is that some Lana-fans seem unable to accurately assess the ratings of this show, even to the point of falsely reporting the ratings of Lana/Clana-heavy episodes, as I detailed in my previous post. It's almost as though they are out to prove true the stereotype of Lana/Clana-fans as being divorced from reality.

Posted by: DanE
Get rid of the manager of this site. Why is it Okay to constantly bash Kristin Kreuk?

The manager of this site didn't bash KK in any way, all they are doing is reporting what another critic has said. Are they supposed to censor what they show us to only include "good" or "positive" news???


Posted by: boingo
I would normally have a huge response against this point of view but the truth is it just isn't worth it...its the same thing over and over again...it is pretty PATHETIC to go through these lengths (bashing comments like these) in order to get ones' favorite character/ship the attention *rolls eyes*

What the hell does this have to do with other ships or characters? Lana sucks all on her own, it has nothing to do with Lois or Chloe or Clois or Chlark or anyone else. Where did you even get that from the original article???


Diana
This blog has been so consistently biased against Lana/Kristin.

The people who run the blog, or the fans who post here? If you're talking about the people who run the blog you're wrong. If you're talking about the fans who post here, maybe that's because Lana actually does suck and most fans can see that.


Posted by: A Superman comic fan
By the way, the invention of term 'Big four' by Chloe fans is hillarious. Since when did Chloe become an important character?

Several seasons ago. When she started appearing in every episode and playing a significant role in every plot. For example, this season has three arcs: Zoners, JLA, 33.1 - Lois isn't involved in ANY of them, but Chloe is heavily involved in ALL three, right along with Clark and Lex. I'd call that important, wouldn't you? All Lois has done is play Oliver's arm candy.

ahahahahahahaha

Kill the witch and be done with it already!!!

KK is wonderful !
This guy is stupid. He doesn"t know what he's talking about...

I'm a KK fan and a Lana fan.
I don't like the choices she made but i saw some spoilers and i'm not dissapointed anymore.

You wanna bash Lana ? Ok !
But not KK !
They're two different person !

Wow, people forget that CRITICS are called critics for a reason. They express their opinion on actors, shows, movies etc. The fact that we don't like what they say doesn't mean they are incorrect either. Besides KK never actually received any raving reviews for her acting.....

Honestly. Lana should have never been the leading lady on the show. The producers have written themselves into this mess and now we have to bear the consequences.

Lana's role was simple in the comics - in which btw was never a very likable character anyway - she was after Clark but he wasn't much interested. He cared for her as a friend but never went catatonic over her, much less sacrifice his powers to be with her. So here lies mistake number one.

To make things worse when they realised that there wasn't much more to say about her - around season 3 - they decided to get creative. Hence the awful season 4 witch story arc. Mistake number two. After that it was simply downhill all the way...

And who can forget the season 5 Clark and Lana romance. Superman was reduced to a hormonally driven twat. The writers betrayed him by easily disposing what he thought was dear and wanted to share with whoever would be his life long partner.....

I suppose I could continue but what's the use. Since then, there is no development on Clark while the triangles come and go....

I don't remember the last time a female character on TV has managed to go through all the male ones on the show. The only ones that have escaped her clutches are Pete and Lionel. Oh wait, she marries Pete (she doesn't love him - off course). I guess it's Lionel's turn for some sugarcandy, lol....

This is honestly the funniest entry in the blog.

And while I agree with the article - which is dead serious for Superman fans - the funny part is that SWEET has come out full force to defend Lana's honor!!! And instead of actually using this opportunity to demand better writing for the character, they go on and on about how KK is the best actress around. Possibly on whole TV..... riiight!!!

Chloe wasn't in episode 'Scare' 4X15 and the raiting was high!!!
Let's kill Chloe now!!! She kill the show.

Well, DUH! Obviously for Clana fans, she needs to stay, because it doesn't matter if this freaking relationship destroys Clark as long as you get the two "making out". The truth is I'm sick of Lana and her inconsistencies. I honestly do not understand how people expect to have magical, sweet Clana back after everything that happened with Lex. Give me a break! Clark desperately needs to move on and start worrying more about his future and try to re-connect with Jor-el than "Oh, does Lana still love me?" crap we've been getting.

I posted a post in support of Lana Lang and I noticed that it has not been posted yet. Including other posters who have posted in support of Lana Lang and her Iconic presence in both Superboy and Superman's life.

Lana is suppossed to be in this show. simply because in all the comic versions or Superboy, she is his girlfriend or best friend, period! And in the future, she is one of his best friends and he still loves her, just like she loves him. However, he moves on and is not "in love" with her but my goodness, they used to do versions where Superman was married to Lana Lang as an adult.

She is in his life, all of his life. Even in some versions when they show an elderly Kal-El/Superman, there is always an elderly Lana Lang. She present in the comics, the cartoons, and the movies. So this is her time to be in this show.

The character has been written badly, but had it been written better, they would had been able to show that Lana Lang is the one that helps Clark to become Superman. And that's always pretty much how it has been. My only sadness is that this has not been shown with her character.

Most of you all want him to turn into Superman already, but he will not be Superman for another 10 years! So you are not going to see him at the Daily Planet and you are not going to see him start flying around.

And if having a Lana Lang character is such a bad thing, why is it that Smallville managed to be the longest running Superman TV series ever and Smallville has been the hit for not only TheCW, but back when it was on TheWB?

Maybe because there are still enough Superman/Clark fans out there who still hold on to the hope that one day, he will be free of his Lana-shackles and rise to his destiny? Maybe I still want to see how the epic friendship-turned-enmity between Clark and his later nemesis Lex will play out and tragically disintegrate to the point where it makes them the iconic characters from the comics? That's at least why I'm still watching, even though I have to wade my way through a whole quagmire of redundant Clana-angsting and obscenely blatant Lana-worship (right, because "everything she does is beautiful, everything she does is right" - it's not like they *ever* let us forget that), just to get to a small, 2-minute long scene (if we're lucky) in which we see actual character development or decent plot containing Clark.

I had such high hopes for season 6. Yes, it was pretty much GreenArrowville in the beginning - but what we got from Clark was GOOD. He was visibly maturing, he was being heroic not just in his capacity as Lana Langs perma-bodyguard, but for others as well. He was taking responsibility, he was active. And even Lana was interesting whenever they allowed her to truly be human and open to her dark side. Even better yet, Kristen seemed to have *fun* playing her again - I always thought she did her best work whenever she was allowed to play outside the norm of usually wet-blanket Lana. And now? They've thrown all of this development away again. Clark is again dumb and blind, even when given proof to his face that Lana is not the Perfect Pink Pwincess he wants her to be (she did quite a nice job snooping and backstabbing her "friends" - not that *anyone* saw it as a fault, really - she's perfect, remember?), Lana is once again the poor helpless victimized little girl (it's not like she willingly entered the relationship with Lex - she got dragged into it kicking and screaming, don't you know. Bah, who cares about semantics like that, she won't have to bear the consequences of it anyway, she never has to take responsibility for any of her actions). Everybody around Lana is turning into a mindless cheerleader for her and lackey to her whims. It's pathetic.

You know what? When I think about it, I really ought to stop watching, considering what kind of Suck is still awaiting me. They can keep the Lana worship - I've wasted enough time with this show. Thanks for making it so easy to get away from you, Smallville!

THIS IS THE LESSON YOU GUYS HAVE LEARN FROM THIS SHOW(HOW SAD)I THOUGHT THIS WAS ABOUT CLARK KENT BECOMING ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST HEROES(YOU KNOW THE ONE)HE'S THEY GUY THAT SUPPOSE TO TEACH US TRUTH/JUSTIC AND ALL THAT OHTER STUFF.THE ONLY THING THIS SHOW HAVE TAUGHT YOU GUYS IS HATE,BUT YET SOME OF YOU CLAIM THAT YOU ARE A TRUE SUPERMAN FAN(ROLLING EYES)BECAUSE IF YOU WERE,YOU WON'T BE SPREADING ALL THIS HATE OF LANA LANG.YOU KNOW WHO LANA LANG IS IN THE COMICS,BUT YET YOU STIL WHINY ABOUT HERE BEING HERE IN SMALLVILLE,HOW PATHECTIC.IF THIS IS WHAT CLARK KENT AKA SUPERMAN REPRESNT IN THE FUTURE GOD HELP US ALL,BECAUSE SUPERMAN IS TRUELY DEAD AFTER ALL.I KNOW THIS BLOG IS BASE ON YOUR OWN BIASED NEEDS,BUT THATS COOL BECAUSE IT'S YOUR OPINION AND I'M FIND WITH IT.BUT TO TRY AND TARE DOWN AN ACTRESS(KRISTIN KREUK) BECAUSE OF THE LANA LANG CHARACTER IS OUT OF LINE.I DON'T CARE FOR CHLOE/LOIS ON THE SHOW BUT I WOULD NEVER ATTACK ED/AM TO MAKE MY POINT(NEVER)IF THIS BLOG WASN'T SO PATHETIC I WOULD HAVE A LONG DEBATE ABOUT LANA LANG,BUT THIS BLOG SPEAKS FOR ITSELF,BECAUSE THIS BLOG IS NOT SAYNG MUCH ABOUT LANA,BUT A HELL OF ALOT ABOUT YOU(HOW SAD IS THAT)

Well, I do agree with the criticism of Lana Lang's character as portrayed on Smallville. However, I don't think she is solely responsible for bringing the show down. If the other characters weren't written so as to hero-worhsip her, she wouldn't be quite so important (or annoying). In short, Lana doesn't need to die for Smallville to better itself.

As for KK's acting ability - since day one of the series (and I have watched every single episode since) I have always been of the opinion that she is terrible at it. In season six however, she showed quite a bit of improvement. Tom Welling isn't that great either, by the way.

While I dislike the character of Lana, I don't think that removing her will automatically rescue this show from its own bad writing.

If a character is unpleasant to watch, it's because the writers have made it so.

Lana wasn't that much in season 6, what are you all talking about?? It was all Chloe.

The reason im watching SV is Lana, if she is out i'm not watching anymore.
I think Kristin is a wonderful actress. Maybe CW can write a positive artical about Lana/KK?

Kristin is beautiful, so what??? what this have to do with killing Lana?

Lana isn't the focus of the show, chloe is. She is everywhere this girl.

Anyway, Lana to stay or i'm gone!

i was going to respond to this blog to defend clana(lana) but i thought why should i.because it's clear that this is another pathetic biase attempt to plead your case(chlark/clois)nothing more.far as the rating,well any one that have a brain,they would know that justic brought in the rating BECAUSE it was about heros,get the pic.(i doudt it)labyrinth bought in 5 million and that was pretty much a clana(lana)episode(oops)the fact is the fans that hate lana is the reason the rating haven't been good this yrs(NOT LANA LANG HERSELF) your haterd for this character are killing the rating because you won't watch because of her(lana)beside the blame game have gotten old,but hey i will give you point for trying though(LANA LANG STAYS,SORRY) CW really need to get it together,no wonder they have less to none views.if it make you feel any better, i do love your blog though,because i love to read about the fear(thats all it is)that clana(lana)still put into you guys(SWEET)

First off, I'm not a "shipper" of any kind, so those of you who like to write off others opinions for that lame reason, please refrain from doing so with me. I used to watch the show regularly but now only tune in once in a while due to my annoyance with Lana Lang. I would watch a lot more if she was featured less. Without a doubt.

My sister and her boyfriend love these types of shows and I asked them just this past weekend if they still watched Smallville and they wrinkled their noses and said they quit watching because they got sick of the Lana Lang show. I used to have quite a few friends who watched the show and not a single one still does. They slowly turned away from the show over the past few seasons. Can all the blame be put on Lana? Probably not but many of the complaints I heard were about her in some way or another. Whether it be directly or in some round about way in relation to some other character.

Lana is a badly written character but bashing the actor who plays it is pathetic. The opinions depicted in the article are not of an entire fandom & it is again very biased of this blog to chose to post material that discriminates actors/characters/fan groups.

Erica Durance's Lois and Annette O' Toole's Martha are the only well written and well presented female characters on Smallville right now. I'd like the producers to focus on the Superman mythology and bring Lois in the front. You have an amazing talent in form of Erica. Please, more and more of Lois and a better written Lana.

By the way, the invention of term 'Big four' by Chloe fans is hillarious. Since when did Chloe become an important character?

The producers did the impossible with Smallville- They made a show about *Superman* actually BORING.
Because it's no longer about the Superman story- it's about who loves Lana the most.
*Snore, and change the channel. Repeat as necessary every Thursday*

I have to agree with Mr. Owen. From everything I have seen, Kristin is an absolutely delightful person. But I'm afraid she isn't talented enough as an actress to save her character from being the most annoying female lead on television. It's mostly the fault of the writers and the producers, though, who have chosen to make EVERYTHING about Lana.

Sorry, but the show I signed up to watch was about the growth of two friends, Clark and Lex, into their iconic selves of superhero and master villain. Instead I see two whiny, pathetic boys fighting over an even whinier, pathetic girl. Lana should have left the show with Pete a long time ago. Her character has done nothing except backpeddle the progression of the story and the characters for SIX years and make the two leads look like love-sick fools.

I truly feel for Kristin, having to play such a character, and hope she has better success in her next job.

Some people have claimed that Lana/Clana-heavy episodes like "Nicodemus" "Slumber" "Mortal," "Hidden," "Spell," and "Thirst" were exceptionally well-rated. One poster went so far as to claim "This highest rated episode in the history of Smallville was Nicodemus, which had over 10 million viewers." Another poster contradicted this claim by saying "I mean Slumber is stillt he highest Smallville rated episode." And yet another poster claimed "First half of Season 4 had the lowest ratings until the second half when Lana was once again entering Clark's life."

These almost claims are almost entirely false, and I thought it would be helpful to correct them. The highest-rated Smallville episode ever was "Lineage," with roughly 9.4 million viewers; the second-highest-rated episode was "Rosetta," with about 8.7 million viewers. "Nicodemus" had about 6.7 million viewers, which was better than the episode which followed it, but not as good as the episode that preceeded it. "Slumber," it is true, did well with just under seven million viewers, but it was only slightly above average for an early-season-three episode. "Spell" also did reasonably well for an early-season-four episode, but it must be noted that it began a major slide in the ratings. As for "Mortal," "Hidden," and "Thirst," they all got just under six million viewers, which was pretty par for the course in early season five, but none of them did as well as "Aqua," which focused on Aquaman, of all things. As for the claim that the ratings in season four improved in the second half as Lana got back into Clark's life, if anything the opposite is true: every episode in season four prior to episode ten, that is, almost the first half of the season, was above five million viewers, but after that, the ratings went above five million only three more times: "Krypto," "Sacred," and "Commencement."

Having cleared up those falsehoods, I'd also like to say that I feel sorry for Kreuk, because while I don't think she's a particularly great actress (although I think she has improved over the course of the series), I suspect her career is being ruined by this show. She had the misfortune to be cast as one of the most hateful, and most hated, characters in television history. And I don't blame Kreuk for what an abominable character Lana is; the writers have for whatever reason chosen to write her that way for the last five years or so.

If the show is called 'smallville', it's about the young clark kent. His romance with Lana Lang plays a very important part there. For all the guys who want to see him grow, only when he decides to give up his personal interest and leaves Lana for training, can the show transmit its ultimate meaning. That will show Clark really grows. Clark does moves on to Lois after he becomes superman, but having him fall for Lois now won't make him superman.
Kristin Kreuk for me actually is a good actress. This season her performances in 'rage',
'hydro' and 'crimson' were really powerful. Even some media already praised her for her acting. Besides, she brings the best in Tom Welling for his acting. They have this incredible chemistry which is the reason why many people are still following the show. If Lana leaves the show, the show should officially end.

[b]. The person who wrote the article, if you don't know, got his "facts" from a site called TelevisionWithoutPity.com, a site where they hope Clark Kent and Chloe would get together after 6 years and that Chloe is really Lois Lane. Come on. You don't call that crazy?[/b]

Actually, there are a few of us who still hope Clark Kent and Lex Luthor will put their pink-fuelled animosity aside and shag each other senseless like they used to in the first three seasons. It would be more realistic than a leading lady who is universally worshipped by all even as she sucks the life from them with her whingeing ways. Sigh. Lana used to be such a *human* girl.

What I find to be most interesting is the fact everyone assumes that to be a Lana hater you must love Chloe and to love Chloe you must hate Lana. I do like Chloe, the old Chloe, but that's not why I dislike Lana. I dislike Lana because of the lack of development, as I said earlier. I don't give two twists about shipping. I never have on the show. I care about the characters that we're watching grow and become the iconic figures we all know (whether it be TV shows, comics, movies). I can be quite upset with the role Lana's being given (seemingly dumber than the door knocker as the seasons progressed) because of what she could have been (a friend that could have been part of the moral compass that Clark has needed in the past). Just because you have a decent amount of female leads doesn't mean you have to up one by taking away from another. They shouldn't be carbon copies enough to do that to begin with.

Super!Chloe, as it's been put on this blog, doesn't have to come at the cost of Lana. Nor should Lana have to come at the cost of Chloe. They both have profoundly different roles in the context of the show. Instead of using them to teach Clark the lessons in order to be a superhero eventually, they're just romance fodder in the end. Clark's mooning over Lana, who's mooning back in Lex's bed, who's keeping one eye open watching the whole thing, while Chloe is looking on with cow-eyes at Clark, and Jimmy's acting like a jealous idiot half the time. I still haven't figured out where Lois comes into it just yet. It's ridiculous. It shortchanges the show and what it could be used to set up: strong characters that follow their destiny.

How about we discuss what you'd like to see changed without bashing a character (ie: Lana needs to die for being with anyone but Clark!!!!1111!) or another poster (So-and-so is just an idiot and her/his opinion shouldn't count!). You catch a lot more flies with honey than vinegar. And you know, the blog owners are NOT attacking KK's acting. They're doing what they're paid to do: reporting. Sometimes that's a good thing, sometimes it's not. They're not omnipresent. They can't catch every single article floating around cyberspace. I'm sure they have lives outside the computer and to some degree depend on linkage. If you don't like the articles being referenced, post links to ones you would like discussed. It's a simple solution to the problem.

And for the record, as a Lana disliker, I think that KK could do much better. A series that doesn't allow character growth wastes potential, and in KK's, a case to grow and shuck a role that might hinder her by typecasting as she gets older. I wouldn't wish that on her. She might not be my favorite but it has less to do with her acting and more to do with who she's playing.

There are hordes of Chloe supporters who use the Internet like jealous, gossipy girls in school who lost out to the better-looking girl. It is sad that there are so many people who confused fiction with reality. All these blab, blab, blab about how Chloe is better than Lana and how Allison is a better actress than Kristin. What is your mental age?

This blog has been so consistently biased against Lana/Kristin. I am so disappointed how this site has become an extension of the juvenile and transparent anti-Lana posters who are ubiquitous on the Internet. It is very unlikely that Heroes will last more than two seasons on television. For a series to really make money, they have to strive for the 100-episode mark. Smallville is a huge cash cow for WB. Media Week puts Smallville as WB's top money maker. Clark-Lana-Chloe-Lex made Smallville into a hit. People should try to be reasonable and see how the show depends on the dramatic interplay of the four central characters. I like the Clark-Lana undercurrent very much. If you know any producers, they will tell you they wish they had the Clark-Lana chemistry in their shows. It is really unfair and disrespectful to openly disparage K. Kruek who is really quite a good actress and who brings so much to her role as Lana.

You know as a fan of Kristin. I hope she gets fire, quit, or whatever. She deserves better anyway including the nonsense jabbing at her, just because she doesn't fit their ideal. Get a life, people.

The legend of Chloe cheerleaders has swarmed the Internet posting nothing but hate-Lana postings. It isn’t Kristin Kreuk’s fault that the writers have made Clark, Lex, Whitney, Jason, Tina, Emily, mutants fall in love with the Lana character. It isn’t Kristin’s fault that the writers set up the love triangle of Clark-Lana-Chloe where Chloe gets the shorter end of the stick. The Chloe supporters have swarmed every Internet site posting shit about Lana and confusing a fictionalized character with a person.
IT is time to get a life and it is time for the site to get some serious management oversight.

I don't even really watch the show (only catch the ending most of the time while waiting for supernatural) and I think Lana is one of the lamest characters I've seen on TV.

Kristin isn't THAT bad of an actress, but I've seen better acting from other women on other CW shows.

This site has to dig up a dog poop of an article to badmouth Kristin Kreuk. KK’s movie, Partition, opened in Canada and Berlin Film Festival. KK received overwhelmingly good reviews. Why would this site find an obscure article using quotes from Television Without Pity as source material to smear KK? Kristin Kreuk has made Smallville a worthy drama, helping to make its DVD sales into the $100 million range. Each episode is sold in syndication for $400,000 each. Kristin is a tremendous actress and one of the best I have seen on television. She has managed to bring the character of Lana to life. As an official site of CW, it is really low class to find a clown like Rob Owen to discredit Kristin Kreuk. Lana Off With Her Head……that is so f**ked up to do this to a person who had done so much for the series.

Oh you wanna talk ratings? Because 5.3 million is a joke.

High for Season 3: 6.9million (Slumber).
High for Season 4: 6.2 million (Devoted)
High for Season 5: 6.4 million (Aqua)

What a HUGE drop from Season 5. Wow... 6.4 for Aqua and only 5.3 for Justice. Lotsa people must be missing Lana in Justice then coz she was in Aqua and that was promoted just as much as Justice was. People must've known Lana wasn't in Justice so they didn't bother watching. You know what maybe they didn't bother to watch because they were so disgusted with Lexana and just left.

Oh ofcourse there's the whole CW network is new and blah blah blah.... PLEASE. America's Next Top Model is doing better than Smallville and hitting the average 5.5 Million viewers Smallville got last season. So question is, Why isn't Smallville getting as high of a viewership as ANTM? Do I really have to answer that? It's pretty obvious.

So again what's your point exactly? You know once Promise airs Justice won't be the top highest rated episode for this season.

Kristin Kreuk gets enough pimpage as it is. She gets tons more screen time than Michael Rosenbaum, who I strongly pity and on whose behalf I'm pissed, considering Lex is actually getting LESS time than Lana. She got her Neutrogena commercials. She had the producers coo over her.

Annette O'Toole is someone else I'd rather feel sorry for. She's a better actress, gets less time and her character is almost worse than Lana's.

Ok so what is your point? You hate Kristin Kreuk? Then just say it. Kristin being a Neutrogena spokesperson has what to do with Smallville exactly? Zero.

I doubt MR has less screentime than her. But if you have the actual minutes written down each person was shown this Season feel free to correct me. AM I'm pretty sure gets the most screentime among the females and she isn't even the female lead. You don't hear me complain about that.

And again how is it Kristin's fault that MR gets less screentime (if it's true)? How is it her fault that Martha Kent isn't a likeable character anymore (which I happen to agree with)? The actress has zero do with it. Complain to the people who do the show? They decide those things. In case you didn't know that.

And why aren't people understanding that the side of Lex you see in scenes with Lana is just a facade. The real Lex is there when she isn't. The emotional, weak Lex is just facade because he wants to keep Lana. That this facade is what he thinks she wants. Nothing more nothing less.

Highest rated episode of Smallville this season, by a healthy margin: Justice.

Which of the Big Four was not in Justice? Lana.

Yeah, because you know they promoted the fact Lana wasn't going to be in it in the trailer and episode summary. *rolleyes*

If I recall the episode summary had Kristin name titled as starring in the episode.

If it wasn't for K-Site posting about how Lana wasn't in the episode, people online who read spoilers (since it was posted as a spoiler) would had assume she was!

Anyway when people say Lana brings ratings or Clana, they mean when in common Smallville episodes.

Justice wasn't a common Smallville episode, how often do we get other heroes besides Clark in an episode or four of them all together? Also TheCW pimped that episode like crazy! So of course that episode was going to do well. It would had been really, really sad if it didn't!

Funny how you all say it's Lanaville when it's been about SuperChloe or didn't you know that? It's not even about Clark Kent, the young Superman, Oh nooo not anymore especially since Clark always needs help from Chloe Sullivan, the meteor-freak. SHE is his brain.

Maybe it's time for Chloe to return Clark's balls so he wouldn't depend on her so much. Heck, maybe she should return all of JLA's balls as well so they can finally do their damn jobs. Yes, Chloe can do ALL no wonder she's a freak.

You say Lana is holding Clark back from moving forward? Well I say Chloe is holding him back from being the hero he's supposed to be. Remove the damn crutches and let Clark solve his own problems without anyone's help.

So yeah, you guys are RIGHT! This show is about Clark! You want Clark Kent? Watch something else because this show doesn't just revolve around him. There's LEX, LANA, LIONEL, MARTHA, LOIS and yes, even CHLOE. People who influence Clark Kent and without them Clark is nothing but a Kryptonian robot with no heart.


Send that witch Lana to the guillotine...she drags down the whole show.

To anyone who says Lana / Clana brings in ratings:

Highest rated episode of Smallville this season, by a healthy margin: Justice.

Which of the Big Four was not in Justice? Lana.

ms.welling:

You are the first poster to mention Chloe fans being against Lana. Your argument does a disservice to all of the posters who have mentioned their grievances with Lana, and how she is written on Smallville. We are not jealous of Lana, and we do not hope Lana dies so Clark will suddenly realize he loves Chloe. Chloe could get hit bu Lex’s limo in Promise, and Lana would still be a hypocritical, self-centered, self-righteous, obsessive, twisted piece of fluff that has risen to dominate Smallville like some kind of pink hellspawn.

I want Clark to grow up and act like a hero. We got that in season six… until Hydro, when nine episodes of character development disappeared at the first sign Lana may be interested in him again. Goodbye Young Superman, welcome back EmoBoy.

I want Lex to grow up and turn into a serious villain. We have only see that in season six when Lana is gone (Justice) or off-screen (Rage). Otherwise, Lex has acted like a spineless, brainless, subservient minion, not the future Villain of Legend.

Make Lana fallable, show her learning from her mistakes. Make her own her sins, and grain redemption as she overcomes them. Do something other than the same crap we have seen for five years. Just because every character on the show acts like that have lost their spine and 150 IQ points every time they share a scene with Lana, falling over themselves to complement/praise/help/apologize to her, does not means I find her beautiful and perfect.

Ms. Kreuk seems like a very nice person. But even she has complained about Lana playing the victim / damsel in distress yet again. Who could blame her?

Kristin Kreuk gets enough pimpage as it is. She gets tons more screen time than Michael Rosenbaum, who I strongly pity and on whose behalf I'm pissed, considering Lex is actually getting LESS time than Lana. She got her Neutrogena commercials. She had the producers coo over her.

Annette O'Toole is someone else I'd rather feel sorry for. She's a better actress, gets less time and her character is almost worse than Lana's.

And if she's just a pretty face with a new boyfriend then why the heck do you like Lana? Being just a pretty face with new armcandy is just a pathetic justification for her being on at all.

Did I say I liked Lana? Mmm don't remember. In fact I think I've made it pretty clear I'm a Kristin fan first. And since I love Kristin I have a place in my heart for Lana do. A character who is wasted for romance stories only when the actress has proven she could do so much more. It's wasted potential.

And about Heroes. A lot of ex-Smallville staff works there yes. The staff that happened to like the Lana character and didn't agree with what she was reduced to. But they had to let them go because they couldn't afford them anymore. Same with SDK when he leaves after this Season. A show that can't afford good writers/producers has much more problems than just one 'bad' character. And Smallville has loads of 'wrongs' going on. Sorry but you can't put all the blame on one character.

Part of the reason Heroes is such a hit is because it doesn't have a "Lana" type figure. A lot of those people who work for the show used to work for SV and when they realized that people were starting to hate Simone like they used to hate Lana, they got rid of her. Good for them.

I watch Heroes and the reason why I like Heroes is because it's a well written show that's able to handle a lot characters without making one look bad in the process to make another one look good. Something Smallville has never ever been able to do.

And if having a Lana Lang character is such a bad thing, why is it that Smallville managed to be the longest running Superman TV series ever and Smallville has been the hit for not only TheCW, but back when it was on TheWB?

So you're logic makes as much sense as Rob whathisface saying Kristin is a bad actress while also admitting to not watching Smallville anymore or even admitting to seeing Kristin in anything else outside of what he seen of her on Smallville when he uses to watch.

Part of the reason Heroes is such a hit is because it doesn't have a "Lana" type figure. A lot of those people who work for the show used to work for SV and when they realized that people were starting to hate Simone like they used to hate Lana, they got rid of her. Good for them.

FOR ONCE! Can you guys post something nice about Kristin Kreuk? Star of the week or something?

This is the first time you guys post something in reference to Kristin it's about how some guy think she's an awful actress?

Seriously now! That's unbelievable to me, all of the month of Jan/Feb there were nothing but good reports in reference to Kristin's acting on Smallville and Partition and none of those things showed up on this blog! NONE OF THEM!

How the heck did this slip through the cracks?

Gee, Clark loves her. Lex loves her. Chloe loves her. Martha loves her. Every freak loves her or loves to stalk her. Even vampire sorority sisters think she's perfect.

And if she's just a pretty face with a new boyfriend then why the heck do you like Lana? Being just a pretty face with new armcandy is just a pathetic justification for her being on at all.

I think it's sad that the show has become a shrine to Kristin Kreuk and demands that people worship her as much as the characters do. I can tell you that I ended up finding it repulsive that they turned a show about show about Superman into an infomercial for Kristin Kreuk.

Ok what are you talking about? If Kristin was really the shrine the showrunners admire her character wouldn't be reduced to a pretty face with a new boyfriend every season. Her character would kick ass. And since that isn't the case your statement is kind of contradciting to reality.

I dislike Lana, but Kristin seems like a wonderful person from interviews and such...actress...I've seen better.

But yes, Kell Lana "Princess" Lang, save the world.

I think it's sad that the show has become a shrine to Kristin Kreuk and demands that people worship her as much as the characters do. I can tell you that I ended up finding it repulsive that they turned a show about show about Superman into an infomercial for Kristin Kreuk. I'm also sad that many people don't have a problem with that.

If you really want so much of her than why don't you ask that she get her own show so she can play some character whose name is the title so it's not a con job where you're tricked into watching one thing when you're expecting another.

To ms.welling:

Seriously what was the point in that post.
Half of what you post has absolutely NOTHING to do with the topic@ hand.

YOU are just trying to start some unneccesary drama. YOU are trying to make this into a Lana vs. Chloe debate which is not what this was about. It's about our thoughts about the character of Lana Lang and whether you think TPTB should have her go Buh Bye. Not who Clark has the most chemistry with. You are steady making generalization about Chloe fans and blah blah blah when you have absolutely no clue what the majority of Chloe fans think. It's not only Chlark fans, which I admit I am one, who has a problem with Lana. Non shippers and Clois shippers have a problem with Lana too. Hell, I know ppl who used to like Clana and stopped after all the B.S. that have a problem with Lana.

Lana is WEAK. PERIOD. It's my opinion but honestly she serves abosolutely no purpose on the show what so ever. Ppl say Chloe is holding Clark back? PFFFTT. If anything his continued infatuation with Lana is holding him back. Labyrinth SHOWED us that. Hell, they even had AULana say that his destiny is not to save the world but be with her. That only confirms to me that Lana is the only thing holding CLark back.

She has nothing to contribute to the plot but endless stalkers and a ass backwards personality. She does not know what she wants out of life. TPTB continue to write her as a helpless victim that alwayz needs to be saved. She does not endure the consequences of her mistakes and everyone LOVESSSSSS her. It's really gotten old.

What is with this Kristin Kreuk and Lana can do no wrong stuff? This is a show about CLARK KENT, something I think many Lana fans have completely forgotten.

No offense, but I HIGHLY doubt that what brings the ratings is the "wonderful angstfest" that's Clark and Lana. What brings the ratings is episodes which focus on the hero, meaning Clark, and not on his constant moping for the girl. Clark and Lana got old. That's a fact. What started as endearing and cute back in season 1-2 has turned into, omg, just move on!

As for the actresses AM, is the best without a doubt. She blows KK out of the water when it comes to acting. Sorry, just MHO. She can turn the most shitiest writing into freaking GOLD.

When was the last time AM got shitty material to work with on Smallville? She is one of the actors on the show that never gets any crap to work with. So please lets see if that statement is true when the day comes...

CW has their favorites. As do the people in charge of their Lounge and the webblogs. Their bias has been clear since day 1. How come Kristin was never CW Star Of The Week on a blog. Or got a thumbs up article related to Smallville on a blog. Hell even Shelby got one. The freaking dog. Yet Kristin gets the axe all the time. They only post blog entries that bash either her character or herself.

CW does a bad job at everything. Simple as that. Their promoting is seriously lacking these days not just for Smallville. Their inability to handle a blog or a lounge without bias (even though you should be able to considering you are the freaking network that airs this show) is just the icing on the cake.

CW,

I am bothered by your latest BLOG on Lana Lang. I am apalled you chose to put such a negative article about Kristin Kreuk/Lana Lang. The person who wrote the article, if you don't know, got his "facts" from a site called TelevisionWithoutPity.com, a site where they hope Clark Kent and Chloe would get together after 6 years and that Chloe is really Lois Lane. Come on. You don't call that crazy?

Lana is not a bad person. She is written badly. Kristin does what she can with what she is given. Can you honestly see her enjoy playing a character who sleeps with the villain? I'm sure she's just as disgusted as the rest of us. I have to really call you out on bashing Kristin Kreuk.... it is not right nor fair. She is an inspiration to many and her fans are an amazing group of people. I wish you'd write a blog about the GREAT things she's done as well as what her fans has done for her instead of this negativity. There are many who look up to her because of her kind heart. Kristin Kreuk is a role model to young women everywhere. And she is LOVED by many.

Also, you are wrong about the ratings. Clark and Lana episodes brings in the viewers. They have the HIGHEST viewership. It's been proven time and time again. For example: First half of Season 4 had the lowest ratings until the second half when Lana was once again entering Clark's life. Season 5 thrived on the ratings due to Clark and Lana's relationship hence ultimately sealing the deal for Season 6.

AND THAT IS A FACT.

As much as people dislike Lana, Kristin has major following and if they took her out of the series I personally, strongly believe it'll affect it... not improve it. Kristin has the biggest fan base thus far on the series. There's more sites devoted to Kristin than any of the other actors, Kristin is searched more on google than Tom.

If you go to youtube and search the most viewed Tom Welling video vs. Kristin's, Tom's most viewed video is Viewed: 63,316, while Kristin's is at 278,578, second being 122,692.

So Kristin has a following... a following that helps this series.

The biggest ship for Smallville is Clana, which is 50% Lana.

So to say Lana's character is bringing down this series is almost laughable in it's own right.

Like someone said, if Lana was taken out of this series tomorrow, the same form of writing that TPTB live by won't change. If it's not Lana being used as the love tool for every male character on this series, than Lois or Chloe would be.

People use Lana as the escape goat for everything wrong with this series when what's wrong with this series is the series itself.

Also that person also stated that Static went down in the numbers, which isn't true. The episode before it got 4.5 million viewers and Static got 4.7 million viewers. The numbers did go down for Trespass, but they also went down for episodes like Sneeze, Rage and Subterranean. Which weren't Lana episodes. So I guess with that logic, Clark and Lex should be killed off of the show too.

What is the point in posting articles like this on the internet? I mean, really. After nearly six seasons anyone with half a brain knows that the majority of responses you'll likely get are from the hordes of Chloe fans who stalk SV message boards more diligently than Chloe used to stalk Clark before Jimmy came along (thank Heavens for him!) and are salivating for the chance to see their underdog "heroine" have her time in the love spotlight with the series lead....no matter how much their romantic chemistry sucks. No spark, no flame, no get up and go. And whatever cuteness between them as a potential couple that existed in Season One got up and went. Nothing left. Yes, they're terrific as friends and co-crime investigators, but even Clark looks bored when Chloe forces a kiss on him unless he's high on Red Kryptonite...and witnessing it illicits about as much excitement from me as watching wallpaint dry on a humid day. *slaps some paint on the wall and watches* No...correction. Even this is dramatically less agonizing than watching Chloe plant one on Clark, who gets this "WTF?" expression on his face after the dirty deed is done. Looks like he wants to wipe his mouth on his red jacket sleeve. But what can you expect? It's like he's being snogged by his sister. In other words....ew. (Even Allison herself has stated that she's tired of THAT ridiculous old song and dance.)

So the only thing this article is going to spawn once again is another tiresome "Lana vs Chloe" debate in which the dutiful Girl Friday Internet Troopers, aka GFIT, take pleasure in yet another opportunity to bash and trash the female LEAD of the series. Yes, Lana Lang, portrayed brilliantly by Kristin Kreuk. (And don't think for one second that by putting her down you end up winning brownie points with The Mack either, since the girls ARE pals and Allison would be ashamed to have any Kristin haters as fans. Tsk, tsk.) Yes...Lana Lang. The girl who when Clark first set eyes on her in the series pilot you just knew that someday the hopeful and shy young farmboy's wish was going to come true and they would become romantically involved....and hopefully it would last for more than two or three episodes at a time.

Unfortunately, the showrunners have failed to deliver on the dynamic of Clark and Lana being happy together for more than two or three consecutive episodes sans the angst as of this writing. But as long as they both remain on the show there's still hope. That's what the Chlo-fans hate most about Lana. With the current storyline, it's evident that Clark and Lana are still in love. They're making sacrifices for each other. They're growing up...going through struggles and Lex is trying his best to come between them. Hopefully soon poor Lana will escape from the sociopathic cueball and find out exactly to what extent he's been manipulating both her AND Clark. They've been the victims in all this thus far. It would be awfully disheartening to watch a show about a hero for six years where the villain ultimately wins and the hero and his lady love remain victims. And it would be the first time a villain has ever one-upped an incarnation of our beloved superhero.

If Clark is ultimately going to win this particular battle between good and evil, then Lana Lang has to be on the show for the FULL delivery of it simply because she's been a major ingredient in the whole GOOD VS BAD formula of this show from the start. If she's gone the whole moral lesson and anticipated ending of the entire series goes with her. It will just fall completely flat. It needs to come full circle between the THREE leads of the show before the series ends. Good needs to prevail. Clark has to win this time in order to see that he can win again after this...and yet again the next time he attempts to conquer evil. And that is what makes him come to the realization that he can conquer it and is needed on a much larger scale in the future. This is supposed to be about the beginning of his destiny. If Lana's gone, that entire part of the series circle is missing and there'll be nothing left but a gap so wide you can't even leap far enough to fathom how well the show COULD have ended.


How about removing a character who HASN'T been on the show from the start and is NOT vital to Clark's teen and young adult development instead? *coughLoiscough* Yeah, you heard the cough right. The interaction of Lois and Clark is so overdone and overplayed after half a century it's
almost as boring to see again as Chloe planting one on her cousin's future husband...who's virtually her own brother. Yuck. Keeping it the family much?

As for Rob Owen....darn, can't even remember who the heck he is. Must not be important. Never mind. *smile*

Kristin Kreuk seems like a nice enough person.

Lang Lang is a hypocritical, self-centered, self-righteous, obsessive, twisted piece of fluff that has risen to dominate Smallville like some kind of pink hellspawn.

Lana is never blamed for anything she does. If she owned her sins, if she was held responsible for her actions, I might like the character. As Lana is written now, though, she could spend an entire episode clubbing baby seals and the rest of the cast would tell her how brave and heroic she was to defend herself from the vicious beasts.

Lana has turned Clark Kent, the future Superman and hero to millions, into a pandering, moping, self-pitying half-wit who wants to break up a marriage and steal a pregnant woman from her future husband.

Lana has turned Lex Luthor, future arch-villain and total bad ass, into a spineless, whipped dullard who has spent more time this season worrying about his fiancé than Level 33.1, aliens or world domination.

The writer’s obsession with a character who has never been developed beyond the role of Love Interest as wrecked entire seasons, stalled the character development of the leads, and driven away viewers. Repeating the same tired, overused Clana merry-go-round that was boring in season two is not going fix the current ratings woes.

I do not dislike Ms. Kreuk. I pity her for playing a character who the writers treat like a Barbie doll, to be dressed up in new costumes (Witch Lana! Young Business Woman Lana! College Student Lana! Dark Lana!) as they see fit, without regard for continuity, character development or common sense.

How sad....

I would normally have a huge response against this point of view but the truth is it just isn't worth it...its the same thing over and over again...it is pretty PATHETIC to go through these lengths (bashing comments like these) in order to get ones' favorite character/ship the attention *rolls eyes*

I can understand not liking a character for whatever reason but to pretty much blame the character for all the 'wrongs' of the show and that her removal would somehow make it better is really unrealistic imo....there are triangles because TPTB place them there....there is angst because TPTB place it there...with or without lana this formula of story-telling will be there....the show's producers have made references to it (their way of writing -triangles) ...Besides, if you don't like something so much, why watch??

Anyway, I personally enjoy Lana's character along with Kristin's performance on this show....otherwise I wouldn't be a fan and be here supporting it....

Kristin Kreiuk does a FANTASTIC job!!!!! and it would be the show's and network's loss if she ever left....I know I would leave as a viewer if that were to happen...

It is really disappointing for this site to even give credence to this garbage...

The manager of this site should be fired today! Kristin Kreuk is the reason why I watch Smallville. There is no good reason for this site to constantly invite haters to go after Kristin. I am offended by how this site uses fake setups to bring out haters. Kristin Kreuk doesn't deserve this treatment. Rob Owen has not watched the show for several seasons. He has no right to comment on Kruek's acting. The few scenes Kristin has been given, she brings heartfelt emotion to the character.

I don't blame KK at all for the way they have written the Lana Lang character on Smallville. Lana Lang is one of the reasons why Clark Kent goes on to become Superman. She helps him, encourages him and is always completely devoted to him. She doesn't hold him back in any of the forms of the show, she is suppossed to be the one that is pushing him forward to his destiny. That's how her character has always been presented in all forms of Superman.

And when both Clark and Lana are adults, they are best friends. Closer, than what him and Chloe are now and Lois Lane of the future is always jealous of his close friendship with Lana Lang. That is the Iconic Lana. The Lana that both Batman and Wonder Woman feel Clark/Superman would be better suited with.

The problem here is that on this show, Lana Lang is not presented as that. At least not anymore. Most of the higher rated episodes are either Clana-related or Clark/Superpowered related. Most of the lowest rated episodes are Lex-related and Lexana related, which a lot of people do not want to see. I mean Slumber is stillt he highest Smallville rated episode and that wasn't because people wanted to hear the REM music.

I think that most people love KK. She brings out the best in Tom's acting and pretty much all of their intensive scenes this year have brought in rave reviews from critics, especially the crying scene from "Rage". Nobody could had pulled that off except Kristin and Tom and nobody has better chemistry on that set but those two. Maybe the exception being the chemisty between MR and his scenes with John Glover.

I am not worried about this person making such harsh comments, simply because Lana and Clark are still a supercouple on many TV critics lists and boards and she and Clana have an extremely large fanbase and when they start showing Lana helping to push Clark forward in his direction to helping people and his destiny, then that's when fans will come back.

Fans left because of how they treated Lana. If they showed the real Lana Lang, then she wouldn't be shown as holding him back, she would be shown as pushing him forward.

What's so great about a creepy girl that reduced Clark and Lex to Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum? I'm seriously wondering when Martha's going to start stalking her.

I wonder why they destroyed Clark and Lex and Superman to pimp this girl out? I no longer have any desire to see even the movie versions because of what they've done.

Was keeping Kristin Kreuk on the show really worth the tired love triangles of which her character was always the center and having everybody stalk Lana and having everybody act lobotomized around her?

whoever this guy is..how about someone give him a kick and ask him to try acting himself. Even though Lana is not my favorite...KK is a good actress and has improved immensely from season 1.....

KK had had to suffer bad scripts for her, but at least she tries to do it with dignity....whoever thir Rob guy is, maybe he should put his efforts more into getting TPTB to write better stories for her...

no.Lana should not be off the show....the Core Four are what makes Smallville: Clark, Lex, Chloe and Lana....Smallville began with them and it should end with ALL of them..no one is dying...if one of them leaves, then SV should call it a night

I need to have a little talk with Mr.Owen. Maybe if he would learn to write better scripts, people wouldn't hate Lana so much.

Personally, I love Lana. She is one of the main reasons I watch Smallville. She represents a young woman who is dealing with many difficult things in life.

Kristin Kruek is a wonderful actress. She adds so much depth to her characters.

I'm so mad about this, that I can't even express how much this angers me.

Lol he is right, WTF is the point of lana in the show now....just send her away already.

Long Life to the true and only and tolarable and bset Lana Lang ever...Mrs ANNETTE O'TOOLE. now THAT is an actress

Get rid of the manager of this site. Why is it Okay to constantly bash Kristin Kreuk? She has done such a great job. The only real acting in the Crimson episode was Kristin who brought the only real emotion to the show. Why is this site given the green light to put-down a regular actor who has made it possible for this series to stay on the air for six years. How many shows get pass a 13 episode mark? GET RID OF THE MANAGER OF THIS SITE.

I love Lana! and heart KK! who cares about This Rob person, who is he to judge?
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How about the head of the Television Critics Association!!!!!!! so he has the right to critic and jidge...that's his job..

I pretty much gave on Smallville and everything Superman-related due to the creepy Lana character. I now think Superman is a creepy whiny stalker for whom Lois Lane is sloppy seconds. That's pretty horrible thing to do to Superman in order to push Lana's importance.

I don't think KK is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Michael Rosenbaum, John Glover and Annette O'Toole are way better than her. I feel bad that they're neglected to push someone who is already overexposed.

You know EVEN Kristin Kreuk isn't that crazy about Lana.

Well, I totally agree about the suckiness of Lana's character. I think she brings other characters down, and she really has no purpose on this show anymore, IMO.

However, I think KK really doesn't shoulder the majority of the blame. I don't think Lana could be redeemed whether or not KK could act.

Sorry but read some more comments, not that I don't like KK and she's a good actress, but she is NOT the best on Smallville. That title belongs to JG. He is tha sh!t, with MR a close second. As for the actresses AM, is the best without a doubt. She blows KK out of the water when it comes to acting. Sorry, just MHO. She can turn the most shitiest writing into freaking GOLD.

And CLANA/LANA does NOT bring in ratings. Did anyone remember Trepass, which had the lowest ratings since December haitus ended. TPTB are driving this show into the ground all because of all this Clana drama. This second half of this season has been a total ret-con of what Clark was doing @ the beginning. Lana is holding Clark back, she really, really needs to go.

I am absolutely disgusted how this site drags the toilet always to find the most degrading information to attack Kristin Kreuk. The person who posted the article in a know nothing website; who admits to not having watched Smallville for several years attacks Kruek for her acting ability and his article is posted on this website. This is beyond irresponsible. I watch Smallville because Kreuk brings humanity and vulnerability to the role of Lana. The information in the article is completely inaccurate. The highest rated episodes were shows that centered on Lana. Someone should check the ratings for episodes like Mortal, Hidden, Spell, Thrist before using bogus data to attack Kreuk. I hate what this site has done to the show. I would recommend that new site administers be hired to manage this site.

Well it's because of people like Rob and the blogger that posted this why Kristin is leaving after S7 even if the show continues after that. So you'll all get your wish and then maybe THEN you'll all STFU.

I love Kristin Kreuk and I think she's great actress. I also like the Lana Lang character and see so much potential in her if only the writers would allow that potential to shine through.

With the writers bringing in Lois to CLark's past (foreshadowed as his future love interest) and Chloe on the show (beng in the BFF role), you really can't blame the actress or the character of Lana Lang for being place in the awhole position that she's in.

If Lois Lane wasn't on the show, and Chloe wasn't put into the confidant role as Clark's secret keeper---then honestly, we wouldn't have this problem.

So if your going to place blame on anyone for the falling of the show, putting on Al/Miles and the people who are responsible for writing the character in a positive and impactful way.

They may have not given Kristin a consistent character, but everytime they give her something, she does it, and does it well. Actors are supposed to give things away with looks, not so much dialogue. Kristin creates the illusion of Lana Lang with so much feeling that I have no idea what anyone is talking about with all this 'bad actress' stuff. Kristin, I must say, has progressed sooo much. In the beginning of the show she was sort of over the top and sometimes a little overzealous, but now I think she's making it more emotional and making us not only see these emotions, but to feel them as well. I think she has done such a great job with this character, showing us how she progresses through life.She also shows how much clark needs her and how much she has affected him in so many ways. In some ways she's given him this potential to becom more than just some farm boy from Kansas. Lana Lang is a key character, and Kristin Kreuk, I believe, holds the best potential for the character in so many ways; because not only has she shown us how Lana Lang has grown, but she grew along with her. Kristin is an amazing actress and shows us love, pain, sadness, and joy in such strong yet subtle ways, that you can't help but feel them right along with her character. I say keep her for as long as the show goes, and as long as Clark loves her, which will most possibly be forever. The Clark and Lana relationship gives us so much hope and feeling that I can;t imagine the show without Lana Lang.

I agree that it is not the actress. I think Kristin is a promising young actress. The character of Lana Lang, however is painful to watch. I know she was important in Clark's life, but the truth is this Lana Lang is FAR from the comic book Lana. She's very inconsistent, she doesn't know what she wants, and oh my god, the constant angst Clark is in due to her is VERY annoying. For the love of god, Clark needs to move on. He's a few years from becoming Superman, and he is still pining for his high school crush whose pregnant and engaged to his enemy? Come on!

I thought Lana has had good moments this season. For example, in "Arrow" when she threaten the doctor...That was very cool. It showed a very different, refreshing side of her, but now, she's back to the insecure, "I can't make up my mind" girl. If they can't fix her, then it's better to let her go.

How could you put an article up like this on a CW site? You should be ashamed of yourself!

This is ridiculous.

Ok, so internet fans hate Lana Lang. How do you know the viewers feel the same way? Did you go knocking door-to-door asking for opinions? Well then maybe it's best to shut your mouths about it.

Clearly this article was based off one site that only LOVE Chloe and hate anything that has to do with Lana Lang. I didn't know that TWoP is the entire Smallville fandom. What a load sh*t.

STOP BEING BIAS. The world doesn't revolve around your precious Super!Chloe who can do no wrong!

I didn't realize the CW network was allowed to insult the actor/actresses on the shows they promote.

I can understand that some people don't particular like the Lana character (which is perfectly fine) but to flat out insult Kristin Kreuk and call her a bad actress on the CW network blog knowing full well that she is associated with his network, just completely deminishes any kind of credibility or point of this blog entry.

I think instead of "Off with her head", it should be "off with yours". I mean don't you have any respect for the actor/actresses?

Hey, Claire.

How do I go about contacting you? So when I get some nice reviews on Kristin's acting on Smallville or something in reference to Lana's character that's in a good light I can forward it to you so you can post it, than thank me for letting you know about it.

Just wondering, because I'm with anyone who's saying, why does this blog never post anything pro-Lana/Kristin?

If it's because you don't have any contacts, than I'll be more than happy to help you out in that area.

first of all, I really loved Lana since the beginning!!! I find it interesting to watch. and also Im a huge fan og kristin... Shes a great actress!!! I always suppport her!!! The writer/creature must to blame not her!!!!!!!!

also, i want to add that who ever is allowing to put this on this blog is EXTREMELY RUDE AND DISRESPECTFUL TOWARDS KRSITIIN.i honeslty pity you for putting this crap on here, and basically masking it as a two sided argument, so that you wont be blamed for putting your own two cents into the mix, since youre just the "messenger." you got a cheap thrill on this...so now i honestly suggest that you clear this sight down...or get new management. your honestly as pathetic as Rob.

I don't blame the actress for the way Lana is written....but since the writers seem incapable of giving Lana a consistent character, I think she should go.

Also, based on her comments in recent interviews, I think Kristin wants to move on to better roles. (I saw her in "Partition" and she was really good.)

I think Kristin is a good actress. Unfortunately, the character of Lana Lang annoys tbe bejesus out of me. She is very inconsistent, and I never can tell where is she going. What's worse. She's bringing down important character like Lex and Clark, which it's something I hate very much. I think she shouldn't have gotten involved with EITHER of them. Best thing for her now is to leave SV and just show up for an episode or 2.

KK, is a very promising actress, she delivers good caliber serious dramatic acting. The story lines have greatly improved in season 6. (KUDOS to the writers & producers) Killing off Lana Lang?......it would not be SMALLVILLE!...Clark's life in Smallville (according to the original novels), is mainly affected by the Kents and Lana Lang. I believe many of the fans are having conflict coping with the two love interests of Clark Kent being present at the same time. How can you connect with Lane, if Kent & Lang still have not had real closure?…..It is just easier to develop animosities against the character that one knows in the end, will exit Clark’s life.

That article made me laugh. For real.

Kristin a bad actress? pfffft

Go watch Hypnotic and Crimson and tell me you can call that bad acting.

I can't believe you're encouraging people to reply to that article! I'm even more apalled that you CHOSE to put this up.

Clearly, there are fans who love Lana Lang. Come on. This is just ridiculous. You are just fueling the fire for all the Lana-Haters out there.

What a disgrace.

I love Lana! and heart KK! who cares about This Rob person, who is he to judge?

I think it is unfair to label Kristin a 'pretty one-note, awful actress'. Considering the terrible material she is given for "Smallville" these days, I think she is doing an impressive job. If she were given more opportunities to expand her acting abilities, I have no doubt she would be immensely successful in the industry. It is extremely rude and shallow to judge her on the character she plays.

If Lana is gone, then I am gone. I rarely watch the show anymore as it is, but without her, it's not Smallville anymore. In fact, it would be interesting to see what would happen once she's written off. Considering her large fanbase will disappear along with her, would the show even survive?

Wow! That's is just rude and disrespectful to the Actress and the character. KK can not help what this stupid show runners hand her, it's not like she's the writers. And the work she does with the crap she is given is fantastic.

Also the CW website should not be the one posting articles that disrespects and redicules their stars! Not cool at all.

Wow, I can't believe that guy had the nerve to blame the plot on an actress. Before I say anything, I suggest you go read/watch some of her interviews on youtube or something and see how well spoken she is, a truly beautiful person inside and out. She is passionate about her work to the core and that is cleary visible to any idiot. It's a given that she is beautiful but her humbleness makes her even more unique. She doesn't want to be just another hollywood cover-girl that only cares bout her looks, she wants to be known for her work/effort. About Lana Lang, if you don't like her character, Smallville is probably not the show for you. She is one of the TOP THREE, and her story has been told since the pilot, and will continue to be told. She is intergrated into Clark's life no matter what anyone wants to think, and it's obvious that she is going to be for a long time. (based on the comics). I mos-def was not happy about her at the start of this season but shes making a comeback, its gonna be a phenomanal (sp) comeback because iconic Lana will sit in. You know? The one who is willing to do anything to protect Clark because the kind of love they share is unconditional, sacrificial, and never-ending.

I dont blame Kristin. I am a MAJOR fan of Clana and she NEEDS to stay. I think the writers have written her badly. She kept saying how in love she was with Clark and than all together drops him and gets with Lex.

Clark and Lana belong together and I think she should dump Lex and just be with Clark. Have him start his training and be done with it.

All the writers need to do is get her away from Lex and together with Clark! Smallville is Clana and they belong together!

What the hell?

ALOT of people love Lana Lang. I find this blog disturbing. What a pile of garbage. Seriously, why do you encourage such thing? Have some respect.

Lana Lang is not perfect. She has flaws, its what makes her human.

This blog is disgusting. Especially coming from CW.

I don't necessarily hate Lana but I think that she should be given better storylines, they make her so annoying and ungrateful but I like her as Kirstin..

I was laughing at the article and the person who wrote it.

First of all Kristin is an awesome actress and a terrific person. Non of the other actors on this show are stellar actors either, except maybe for JG and AOT. Most of them are still young. But it's nice of that person to single out Kristin.

It's also new to me that the actress is to blame for the inability of producers and writers to make a character nothing more than an arm-ornament. Kristin does the best she can with the crap she has been getting over 6 Seasons now. If the blame goes to anyone it's the showrunners. But not the actress or the character.

Kill off Lana if you want. Kristin is gone I'm gone. Since she is the only reason I'm still even watching the crapfest that is Smallville.

Kristin Kreuk is the best actress i know in tv drama!
She puts so much intrest and devotion to her projects such as Smallville, Edgmont and Partition.
Her role has become some what hated from most viewers but that doesnt mean she can't act.
She has a great talent and its not her fault the writers choose to portay Lana Lang the way they do.

well, shes not a "bad" actress, its just the way its written. i now find her very very annoying with her whining and crap. so, yes, i want her gone for good.

Why should we care what Rob Owen said?

My question is, there's a handful of nice things said about Kristin and her role as Lana Lang that never ever seems to end up on this blog.

Yet the first bad thing said about her, granted you guys did defend her... is posted?

I blame the writers/creators of the show for the horrid characterization of Lana, not so much Ms. Kruek. I think she does what she can with what they give her, which is not much, IMO. But.. I agree, time for her to go.

Oh wow, actually blaming Kristin? that's the stupidiest thing I've ever heard.

I love Lana, and I think Kristin is a faboulous actress.

It would be a HUUUGE mistake to let her leave the show only cos a few internet fans complain about her.

Give me a freaking break.

This site specializes in a continual hate campaign against Kristin Kreuk. I find this objectionable and unacceptable. I like the Lana character and Kristin Kreuk has done an admirable job of portraying Lana. She has done everything the producers and writers asked of her. I have enjoyed the episodes like Spell and Nicodemus more than any more episodes in Smallville. After six seasons, the episodes with Kristin Kreuk are the one I find the most fun to watch. This highest rated episode in the history of Smallville was Nicodemus, which had over 10 million viewers. There are so many good things that are written about Kristin Kreuk and this site had search the bottom of the sewer to find something rotten to say about Kreuk. This site needs a new manager NOW.

I absolutely agree with the article, every charecter is obsessed with her to the detriment of the entire show. She needs to go. NOW.

Lana Lang has got to be one of the most vapid, useless characters in television history. She's a pretty face and nothing more. The writers have never bothered to do anything to progress the character at all; clearly, in their world, being attractive is the only necessary attribute that a so-called "leading lady" need possess.

It's nothing against, Kristin Kreuk. It's not her fault that the Smallville writers have gone mad. But, at this point, six seasons in, our "hero" is still moping around town, ready to steal his pregnant ex back from her fiance, and it's enough already. Clark and Lana have no foundation to their relationship anyway...nothing but years of angsty looks and wasted barn scenes postulating on the danger of "secreths and lieths". And Lex and Lana? Forget it. Don't even get me started. One of the most notorious, villainous masterminds in comic book history has been reduced to a whiney fool at Lana's no-good, jobless, hobbyless, personality-barren altar.

However, Chloe...Chloe, I love. More, please. Thanks you.

The problem I have with Lana's character is that she lacks personality, and it's written in a complete incosistent way. Take the whole Lana and Lex relationship. She gets herself involved with Lex willingly. She goes on and on about how she loves him, how she's marrying him because she loves him (Crimson), and then she goes all bipolar on us with a "Hmm...Not so sure if I love Lex. I might love Clark too. Should I marry Lex?" right after accepting Lex's proposal. Seriously, woman. Do some growing up, or just get off the show already.

As for KK. I have nothing against her. I think she's a decent actress and has good chemistry with both Tom and Michael as well as Allison.

I am so sick of this site's constant smearing of the Lana character and Kristin Kreuk. The anti-Lana movement was started from how the character was portrayed and given so much love and attention by so many men. This is the construct of the writers who wanted to show that a man, like Clark, with all the power cannot get what he wants. This is to make the character of Clark more accessable and identifiable. A two bits writer like Rob Owen from a nothing site like Pittsburg POst Gazette who cannot write and cannot get a regular job is given the creditability to smear and smirch Kristin Kreuk, an actor that million of people love. The current SEason 6 of Smallville has a drop of over 30% from Season 5. If Owen has not even watched Smallville for over several seasons, what gives him the right to review and put-down a character that millions of people love. Owen should be given the job of reviewing shows like Power Rangers. The readers would be the same cognitive range as Owen. Why isn't this site posting more accurate feedback about Kristin Kreuk. The highest rated episodes are shows centered around the Lana and Clark charcters like Nicodemus, Slumber, Mortal. Why isn't this site talking about that instead of constantly putting down a character that is big part of the series and the reason why viewers are even tuned in to watch. This site needs new management!!!!

If I was a writer for the show i would start the seperation of Clark and Lana and would start his training so that the spin off from smallville would no longer be smallville but turn into Chronicles of superman and get him started on his quest to be the man of steel we all know he is,of course in my opinion if Tom had been in the movie superman returns it would have sold more because he has a huge fan base but then it would have been harder to keep in the direction of superman begginings<<also great title I don't know if Tom and Erica are set for the long haul with all the directions you could go from here but I will be here to watch for the long haul..Take care cast..And as a side note I wouldn't change Lex Luther either stay dark and yet lighted K.

I agree entirely. Lana was what made me turn Smallville off for for nearly two, possibly three years if you count the fact I stopped paying attention in season 3. The character could have been interesting, but she's insipid at this point. I know door knockers that have more common sense than she does. Her whiny "woe is me" attitude is a detractor from the on-going, exciting plots, like watching Clark go from Farm Boy to Superhero through the years. Nearly his entire run is entwined with her. Which isn't bad, but the lack of development in his other touchstones does bug me. He's more than Lana's first love.

Say something happens to Lana. She gets tied up in a warehouse, kidnapped by a disgruntled employee, whatever, and the end result is the same now. You know that Clark will save her, Lex will drool like a lapdog in heat while acting affronted he didn't save her, and she'll be confused over her feelings for both men. Even Dawson's Creek ended that triangle occasionally.

I don't want to wait until the series finale to see her die. If they had let her be a kickbutt, pro-active heroine that had a blind spot to Clark, I could have tolerated her more. But she's a wimp and I find that hard to cheer on. She doesn't hold her Clark convictions to Lex but expects them to do what she says, not what she does.

Added to that, she's always got a boyfriend bailing her out. It's played out at this point. Either drop her, or let her stand on her own. I'm tired of the triangle. Jealousy can be set up without involving a girl. Lex and Clark have enough issues between them without adding Lana.

There's a wide universe to set up and play with. Don't ignore what people dislike. If a majority speaks out, then there has to be a reason. We're not hive minds. She must be not striking a lot of us the right way. That means either ditching the character or writing a better, more developed over six years character. Most fandoms will tell you they care more about character developments that push a story along than a lot of good episodes without continuity. Or at least the various fandoms I've been in. The writers might have heard of a few: Xena, Buffy, Angel. They had cult followings for a reason. Play that fact up, cater to the audience you want to keep. If people have been vocally complaining for awhile, then ask what needs fixing and why.

I object to this chronic bashing of a character and person. CW should have more management overview of this site. It is unprofessional and unnecessary to constantly smear a character. This site specializes in a chronic put-down of the Lana character. Who the hell is Rob Owens. What gives him the creditability to put-down Kristin Kreuk whose work is admired by millions of people. She was in a respectable movie, Patition, which was widely positively reviewed. Kreuk plays a character that is written in a specific way. She has done everything that the writers/producers asked of her. Kristin Kreuk is the only reason why I would watch Smallville at all.

I agree with the sentiments expressed in the article. The character of Lana Lang has dragged this show to the ground. It's become unwatchable because everything revolves around Lana Lang. Everything she does is beautiful and right (even when it's not!). In order to shoehorn Lana in the story, TPTB have made the other characters look like pathetic, spineless losers - all salivating to get into Lana's drawers.

In the first season, Clark had principles/morals. He was likable. He made mistakes but always tried to do the right thing. He knew, for example, that to make a play for another guy's girl was wrong. In season six, he is so desperate for Blahna that he abandons his sense of right and wrong, his common decency and what makes him a hero. It's now brave/daring/cool to steal another man's pregnant fiancee. Let me repeat this again - another man's pregnant fiancee!!! If this is TPTB's definition of "drama" and "romance", they need another dictionary.

Lex Luthor is arguably the smartest, meanest, most devious villain there is. Except in Smallville. In SV he is a sad loser using everything in his power to... rule the world? Become president of the US? No. To get Blahna? Sadly, yes. His pitiful attempts include the HypnoHo fiasco, the not!baby plot, and his most difficult decision of all - stegosaurus or Mr. duck. Enough already! This is Lex Luthor!

Now apparently, Lionel Luthor is using his knowledge of Clark/Krypton to... decipher the secrets of the universe? No. Control the ultimate weapon? No. Get into Martha's pants? Sadly, yes. Blackmail Blahna to marry Lex? *sigh* Yes.

It's time for Pete to come back and take Lana Lang with him. She's overstayed her welcome and her usefulness.

As for KK's acting chops? I've seen much better. Allison Mack for example.

Please get rid of Lana. She makes all the men on the show stupid and boring. Kristen is fine if a little one note, but how much can you do with a character like that? Without Lana being the center of the Smallville universe, maybe they'd have space for more actual superhero story lines, like Justice.

I agree with everything the letter writer says. Lana is dragging down the show, emasculating the two male leads, getting away with behaviour that was considered unacceptable coming from any other character, turning the show into a soap opera just to give her character something to do. Based on what I'm hearing about the upcoming episodes, where it sounds like the destruction of Clark and Chloe's characters (the only two characters I still care about), I'm seriously considering quitting this show.

Yes the girl needs to go. I have no problem with KK but Lana has no purpose on this show. If you really look @ it she never did. It was only to be seen a everyone's love interest. She's a very weak character and has no idea what she wants out of life. She doesn't have to die, she just needs to get the heck away from Smallville. Go back to Paris or something and make angry squirrel faces at other men besides Clark.

lol I live by that newspaper. I like Kristen she's cool. Keep Lana going strong.

i just want lana to stop being so indecisive. you either love clark or you dont. shes always somewhere in the middle and that can get annoying sometimes. however, i dont think Owem should've said that she is an awful actor, that was messed up

I think KK is a beautiful and talented actress, and I think she has given her all to the role of Lana Lang.

Having said that, I would like to see Lana leave town. Not because I hate the character. I don't. But because I think her role on this show and in the lives of Clark Kent and Lex Luthor should be coming to a close. Its just redundant now to see her as the love object passed around the lead males. I think her exit from the show could be done in a respectful and classy way, and could lead to tremendous growth in Clark. I also think it would open up a lot of potential for the show.

But Clark and Lana should be given a very sweet good-bye, respectful of the feelings they've had for each other over the years.

Smallville is one of my most favorite shows! I think all of the characters are really good and play an important part in the show. I like Lana- she has a major role and it wouldn't be the same without her....however I DO NOT think it's a good idea for her to become all big and pregnant, nor do I think a baby would do anything (good) for the show. I'm really enjoying watching the rivaly over Lana intensify between Lex and Clark! For a while there the show kinda seemed to be beating Clark down- he didn't have any close guy friends, no gal, his dad passed, on and on...kinda left the audience feeling bad for him; and, come on- he's supposed to be Superman! He should have several friends (although they may secretly envy him), girls swooning after him, and a ton of optimistic aspirations. Lana plays into this and therefore is key!

Dear Lana, Please just die. A fast-split second end to make up for the misery you've caused Superman fans over six seasons.

Dear PTBs - Kill Lana. See how your ratings surge when you do.

Dear KK: Thank you for feeling somewhat responsible for the utter travesty that is Lana Lang that the writers foisted on you season after season. It's more respect for the fans than this shows miserable writers ever afforded fans.

Death to Lana Lang.

ROB OWEN ROCKS!

DOWN WITH LANA LANG!

Lana was okay in the first three seasons but then she got dumber and a lot more boring. I say get rid of her and give more time to the rest of the characters.

I love lana i want her to stay!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't even really watch the show (I usually only catch the last few minutes of it 'cause I'm waiting for Supernatural to come on) and Lana bugs me.

I don't think it's the actress' fault. I mean, no she's not that good of an actress, but she's not horrible either. I've seen much worse than her (try the girl who plays Willow on Days of Our Lives. Now THAT'S a bad actress!).

I LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH LANA. PLEASE STAY ON THE SHOW.PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

I like Kristin but I think she deserves a better character than Lana. It's not her fault, it's the way the character is written. It bothers me that Lana is always portrayed as a helpless victim.

Season 7 would definitely look more promising without Lana.

I Hate Lana Just get her off The Show!!!!!!! Now!!!

Well, I pretty much abandoned Smallville because of Lana. So that should sum up my feelings. lol.

I don't think she's a terrible actress but I don't think she's that great either. I do think she's kind of a one note actress. Giving her too much screen time just had me begging off of the series.

I always found her whiny and annoying and then it felt like it was becoming the Lana Lang show and I was gone.

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