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Favorite superhero origin show: 'Smallville' or 'Gotham'?

Batman and Superman are among the most iconic superheroes ever, and that's why their origins were turned into successful shows: "Gotham" and "Smallville," respectively. "Smallville" ran on The WB/The CW from 2001-2011, and the hit show added depth to the Man of Steel's origins. Although "Gotham" is on its final season, the show gained acclaim for building up to how not only Bruce Wayne becomes Batman, but for centering the origins of his villains and allies. Which show is your favorite?

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Below is the synopsis of "Smallville," per Rotten Tomatoes.

This modern retelling of the Superman mythology as an action series blends realism, adventure and emotion.

"Smallville" aired for an entire decade, holding a fresh rating of 93 percent and 83 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. One can say the long-running hit show was made of steel. Back in 2011, Nick McHatton wrote for TV Fanatic about how perfectly the show covered the Man of Steel's mythology.

Yet what Smallville pulled off was nothing short of brilliant. It put to rest its roots in a satisfying and believable way, launching its characters into the ongoing mythology.
Thinking back to watching the pilot, I'm amazed at just how much Clark (and Tom Welling as an actor) have grown. A boy who slowly gone from wanting a normal life, feeling burdened by his powers, and a bit of an outsider to a man accepting who he is, embracing his destiny, finding the love of his life, and becoming a symbol of hope and a leader.
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Below is the synopsis of "Gotham," per Rotten Tomatoes.

GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer and writer Bruno Heller and executive producers Danny Cannon and John Stephens, GOTHAM follows the rise of Det. James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) through a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. Beginning in Winter 2019, GOTHAM will air its fifth and final season, wrapping up this beloved series in a farewell event that will focus on Bruce Wayne's (David Mazouz) transformation into the caped crusader.

"Gotham" holds a fresh rating of 78 percent and an audience score of 80 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (at the time of publication). The hit show not only tackles Batman's origin, but the origins of many supervillains and his allies. Erik Amaya for Rotten Tomatoes wrote about what fans can expect from Bruce Wayne becoming the Caped Crusader in the final season.

While Gotham goes on wild tangents to introduce members of Batman’s varied and colorful rogues’ gallery, those stories helped to underscore the original tragedy of Bruce Wayne, Mazouz said.
“It’s a story that Gotham tells over and over again; people losing something and having some kind of tragic moment to them. We saw it with Penguin, we saw it with Riddler, where things happen to them that aren’t justified. The question is: What does a person do with those things after it happens? Bruce is able to turn that vulnerability into strength. He’s able to say, ‘I suffered this. I don’t want anybody else to do the same,’” the actor said.
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Favorite superhero origin show: 'Smallville' or 'Gotham'?
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