Talk Ville

Talk Ville

It was only a matter of time! Join costars Tom Welling (Clark Kent) and Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor) as they take you behind the scenes of one of the greatest shows of all time, Smallville. With this weekly dose of nostalgia you will get an inside look at what it was like to film each episode and hear fun facts that only those on set could tell you! Tag along with Michael and Tom to revisit the iconic series that changed the way you look at one of America’s favorite superheroes!


November 30, 2022 64 min

That flew by fast… This week Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum review Episode 21 of Smallville, the Season 1 Finale, TEMPEST. From tornado effects, to a Remy Zero live performance, and fighting Luthors, this episode has it all. Not only do the guys review the series’ first cliffhanger episode, but we also leave our rewatch on a bit of a cliffhanger as well. This is the first part of a two part Finale Extravaganza!! Next week we hav...

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Join Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum as they share their pinhole point of view on this week’s review of Smallville Episode #20: OBSCURA. The guys grapple with the suspension of disbelief surrounding this particular FOTW episode and explore the drama surrounding the “Clana” vs “Chlark” relationships being developed. Tom fondly remembers the technique to some of the oners in this episode and finds flaws with some of the logic with ...

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November 16, 2022 77 min

We couldn’t wait to have him on… Join Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum as we dissect the double entendres in Smallville Episode 19 (Crush) with a very special guest: Glenn Winter. In his first of many appearances he’ll have with us, Glenn talks about the impact Smallville had on his young career, his favorite directors throughout the series, and some nostalgic behind the scenes stories. In our review of Crush, Tom talks about the ...

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November 9, 2022 65 min

Join us this week as Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum review Smallville Episode 18: Drone… with a very special guest. The guys discuss the A storyline of the Bee storyline and try to grapple with the suspension of disbelief this close to the end of Season 1. Michael gushes over his admiration for Principal Kwan, Tom defends his ‘every four episodes’ theory, and both guys get schooled on the art of Smallville podcasting. Fun episod...

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November 2, 2022 60 min

Join us this week as we find out if Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum can get through a review of Smallville’s Episode 17: Reaper before disintegrating into ash. The guys talk about a new collective all time low in the rewatch and analyze the episode’s themes of losing loved ones and reconciling with your father. Tom remembers pivotal choices where Schneider really carried and why he was annoyed sometimes while shooting a sports re...

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We’ve talked about him in just about every episode so far - it only made sense to have him on as a guest… This week we’re joined by the one and only Greg Beeman: show runner, director, and glue to the early success of Smallville. Beeman talks about coming into the show during the chaos of Season 1 and remembers moments during the early days behind the scenes that cemented the show in his heart forever. Not only that, but we also re...

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October 19, 2022 51 min

Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum explore the deepest desires of Smallville in Episode 15: Nicodemus. After remembering certain issues with directors on set, the guys dissect the different ‘out of character’ performances from John Schneider, Kristin Kreuk, and Sam Jones III whose characters fall under the spell of the Nicodemus. Tom remembers Kristin’s reaction to the pool scene and how the crew managed safety concerns of the windm...

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October 12, 2022 54 min

What would you do with zero consequences… This week we explore that concept in Episode 14 of Smallville: ZERO. The guys revisit a Lex heavy, flashback frenzied episode that almost featured the very own Neil Patrick Harris. Michael remembers the Lex hanging upside down scenes causing a bit of a health scare and the one scene that caused a stuntman to quit on the spot. Tom remembers what it was like working with iconic guest stars wh...

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October 5, 2022 52 min

We kick things into motion this week with Episode #13: Kinetic. Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum revisit the ‘kryptonite tattoo’ episode and remember the uncredited cameo from Evangeline Lilly, talk about how nobody cared about the angsty Whitney subplot, and dish out an all time low for the podcast thus far. Tom talks about what went into the ‘Clark hand chopping wood’ scene and draws comparison between Lex and Jeff Bezos. Michae...

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September 28, 2022 66 min

This week Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum are joined by Jonathan Kent himself, John Schneider! John joins the guys as they recap Episode #12: Leech. Welling talks about what it was like to play a ‘power-less’ Clark and his confusion of there being two different Ashmores who appeared in Smallville. Rosenbaum remembers uncomfortable Lionel scenes and this final episode with Kelly Brook. Schneider was a treat. John fondly remembers ...

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September 21, 2022 54 min

This week Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum revisit an episode of Smallville that nobody quite understands the meaning of its title… Hug. The guys breakdown stellar performances from guest stars Rick Peters and Gregory Sporleder, talk about shooting in harsh Vancouver winters, and discuss embracing the awkwardness of kissing scenes with friends on set. Tom highlights the metaphor and correlation between the friendship fallout of Ky...

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September 14, 2022 53 min

This week Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum explore if all in Shimmer is gold, as they revisit Episode #10 of Smallville! While the scores at the end might not reflect it, the guys fondly remember shooting scenes with Kelly Brook as Victoria Hardwick and talk about their favorite and least favorite locations to shoot at, as the iconic ‘barn sunset’ makes several appearances. Michael talks about working again with former co star Azu...

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September 7, 2022 63 min

Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum revisit Episode 9 of Smallville: Rogue! The guys discuss the first break from the ‘Freak of the Week’ concept and get some insights from Al and how this was a defining test that would go on to shape the series. Tom breaks down the two major stunts where Clark stops a bus and dodges a bullet, sharing which one caused him to fall asleep while waiting to shoot. Michael shares fond memories working alo...

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Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar join Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum as they revisit Jitters, one of the most epic episodes from Season 1 (featuring Candymam himself Tony Todd) sharing the absolute chaos that went on behind the scenes to put this episode together. Al and Miles talk about landing Tony Todd, why going over budget almost cost them their jobs, and the crazy reasons that more than four different director...

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August 24, 2022 63 min

Finally… we’ve arrived at the Amy Adams one! This week Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum revisit Episode #7: Craving. The guys give huge props to Amy’s commitment in her performance, talk about what it was like working with her on set, and also discuss the delicate nature of shooting an episode that highlights eating disorders through the high school experience. We get into the mysterious nursery explosion scene, Clark awkwardly pi...

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August 17, 2022 60 min

This week Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum revisit Hourglass, an episode full of crazy foreshadowing, scary good guest appearances, and deadly dangerous stunts. Tom fondly remembers acting against the blind Cassandra and learning how to act for the camera in fight sequences. Michael questions Kryptonite bodies of water and talks about the iconic doomsday blood raining down scene. Lots of good behind the scenes (non episode related...

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August 10, 2022 53 min

After we pull the curtain back and deep dive all the ‘Freezer Boy’ scenes, teenage horror tropes, and purple sweaters inside Episode 5: Cool, we’re joined by future returning guest, Lana Lang herself, Kristin Kreuk. Kristin remembers her time on the show, how Tom couldn’t remember his lines in one particular scene in Cool, and dealing with her stalker in the early seasons. Good times in this episode as we explore some of the Cool s...

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August 3, 2022 63 min

Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum revisit Episode 4 of Smallville: X-Ray and discuss the issue in acting through Clark’s super power scenes, working with guest star and ‘freak of the week’ actor Lizzy Caplan, and issues onset with a particular prop that went wrong. Tom shares what helped him convey his X-Ray power while acting and which scene he remembers Michael and he breaking in. Michael shares insights into the Lex blackmail su...

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July 27, 2022 59 min

Things are heating up… This week Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum revisit Episode 3 of Smallville: Hothead. They talk about their experience working alongside The Wonder Years alumni Dan Lauria, the difficulty of the fire stunts performed in the episode, and some behind the scenes stories of working on the first episode directed by Greg Beeman. While Michael talks about how this episode highlights why people were drawn to Lex tryi...

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July 20, 2022 74 min

Tom and Michael address the step back in the second episode of the series Smallville where the ‘freak of the week’ concept gets solidified with our introduction to a buggy individual. The guys reflect on the suspension of disbelief that it took to shoot certain scenes and what it was like shooting the special effect shots that involved kryptonite and bullet time. During this episode, Michael points out scenes that didn’t flow after...

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