The series follows the life of a teenage Clark Kent living in the town of Smallville, Kansas that is set at the start of the 21st century. It shows Clark Kent coping with adolescence while he is developing super powers (X-ray vision, super speed, etc.), exploring his extraterrestrial origins, and struggling to find his destiny.
Lex gets his own supervillain: his icy industrialist father Lionel (John Glover), who makes Machiavelli look like a pushover. One last highlight: Christopher Reeve guest stars as a scientist privy to Clark's secret in "Rosetta."