Originally conceived as Lois Lane's Daily Planet, the show originally took a more mature look at the Superman story, with more of a focus on the "love triangle" between Lois, Clark, and Superman. The show was developed by Deborah Joy LeVine and started off with an excellent pilot.
The first season ended with a spectacular 2-part finale where Lois Lane almost married Lex Luthor. When the second season came along, some changes were made. Luckily the producers realized their mistake and started commissioning more "romantic" stories such as "Season's Greedings.