I'll admit that Smallville looked like it was improving for a while there, but A.) that wasn't really saying much, and B.) they quickly backslid, bringing back Lana, giving her superpowers (again) and then basically turning her into kryptonite. It looks like things might improve with Zatanna appearing in an upcoming episode, but if they're really gonna do a ninth season (GAH!), they need to straighten up and fly right. Check out my analysis of what they need to be doing over at TelevisionWithoutPity.com!
Bright Tights, Big City: How to Fix Smallville