(In advance, is this topic ok in here? or should I have posted this on the JL board?) Has anyone read the review on the Smallville series on AICN? All I have to say is umm, wait, I may have to censor this, What the heck are they thinking? I mean it's bad enough that it's supposedly Superman meets Dawson's Creek. But they cast Lana Lang as an asian girl? Pete Ross as a black guy? I myself am asian, and I'm all for diversity in tv shows, but you don't mess with what's been established for decades and decades. This is ridiculous, is there no other way they could have gotten diversity involved? It's like that Simpson's episode where they're watching Dawson's Creek, and they hispanic bumblebee man is in it, and Lisa says something like "I'm all for diversity, but this is really pushing it." What I don't get is they created a new friend for Clark, and she's a white girl. Would it be so hard to just have that girl and Lana switched around? Since they don't care about history, couldn't they just have created a new friend for Superman who was black or whatever minority they wanted to fill in? Now, I don't wanna just harp on the casting. If they felt that those people were best for the parts, then I say fine go ahead. But you know for a fact, there were some exec's saying we need some diversity, otherwise the ratings might not be good enough. You know they didn't care about anything except trying to appeal the show to as wide a demographic as possible. Now moving on to the plot, I think I've wasted enough time already, but Superboy meets Dawson's Creek. That sounds really, really great. I am definitely, defintely looking forward to this show. God forbid, they try anything new and fresh. Why is it people automatically assume that a show targeted at a teenage, early 20s demographic, has to have all the teen angst drivel in it? C'mon there's a million other shows that can do that. Are people afraid to write anything remotely intelligent? Geez. I'll let you all come to your own conclusions, but I very seriously doubt I am even going to give this show a chance. Ugh WB, WB, WB. When will you ever learn? First you butcher ROTJ and let BB go, then you let Buffy walk, and you're probably going to let Angel walk. And you replace them with shows like this. Let's hope they do some serious re-tooling.