3 Doomsday is here. Sorta.MovieMark | 07/10/2009 | See all MovieMark's reviews (74)The 8th season of Smallville is a return to form. After a very wonky 7th year, there's a rekindled sense of direction, and the new Metropolis setting makes for a more sinister show than before. There are, of course, plenty of Smallville habits of the not-so-good variety to be found, but the character work is better than ever. The budget has been slashed dramatically, so the special FX have been reduced considerably, but they compensate with some very solid storylines.Unfortunately, the season piques midway with a two episode power-house, Bride and Legion, two of the best episodes of the entire season. While the show retains its darkness, and certain characters fall to the darker side of the force after these spectacular outings, Team Smallville are unable to round off such a complicated storyline and the entire arc ultimately collapses in on itself. The finale should have been a two-parter, instead with get a pointless episode called 'Injustice' and then the false advertised 'Doomsday', which gets a few things right, but for an episode entitled Doomsday, very little actually happens, and the resolution to the arc is very weak.