There are other tip offs too.
The principal is asian. I find nothing wrong with this except that smallville is suposed to be in Indiana… and in the 50’s in indiana there were no Asians… none
The newspaper girl uses a digital Sony Mavica camera…
I hadn’t really known what time period it was when I first started watching…and these little things started to bug me… then I kind of just realized that they hadn’t set it in the 50’s and I said, “well… ok, I can deal with that… if that’s the only problem with the show… I’ll live with it.”
I’m glad I stuck it out… truthfuly, dealing with the time period is a minor concession for me.
Oh… and Lana is sweet sweet sweet… though I think that she’s a Philipino mix. <shudder>.
and yeah… Lex is not only a great character, but the actor is quite good looking.