I remember when I first watched this show years ago when I was a teenager. This show helped me fill the absence of both my parents in my life, made me wonder about "Clark", the character of Tom Welling, and imagine how it would've been to have both my parents present in my life the way "Martha" and "Jonathan Kent" were in his life; moreover, the wisdom and the way Clark's parents helped him develop his character and control himself is amazing. I believe this is the exactly depiction any comic book fan had imagined a young superman have, the presence of a loving, caring family, loyal friends, the platonic love of a young man, the natural challenge of being and growing among teenagers, a friend who eventually turns out to be not much of a friend (Lex) and everything spiced up with a lot of GREEN KRYPTONITE and a bunch of freaks who pop up from nowhere. I'm not even gonna start with the soundtracks and their good timing... it's like at the end of each episode you feel like a part of you is being dragged to the screen and suddenly you ARE the characters. When I was a teenager I used to see the world in a wrong way, even though I was already a superman's fan the show's perspective was so intense that it made me realized how worse my life could've been and made me more thankful for what I have and not what I don't have, eventually I stopped hanging out with the wrong people and doing bad things. This show can guide someone by teaching wisdom and humanity through the powerful characters in it, therefore saving lives. It certainly saved mine.