When I was a kid, there was a TV series called Lois & Clark, and there have been a few titles bearing those names over the years. But this brand-new take on an oldie is the best yet! Spoiler Free Article!
Official Summary Of Superman & Lois
After years of facing supervillains, monsters, and alien invaders, the world’s most famous superhero, The Man of Steel, aka Clark Kent and comic book’s famed journalist Lois Lane come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever, dealing with being working parents in today’s society.
Complicating the already daunting job of raising two boys, Clark and Lois worry about whether their sons, Jonathan and Jordan, could inherit their father’s Kryptonian superpowers as they grow older.
Returning to Smallville to handle some Kent family business, Clark and Lois are reacquainted with Lana Lang and her Fire Chief husband, Kyle Cushing. The adults aren’t the only ones rediscovering old friendships in Smallville, as the Kent’s sons are reacquainted with Lana and Kyle’s rebellious daughter, Sarah.
Of course, there’s never a dull moment in the life of a superhero, especially with Lois’ father, Gen. Sam Lane, looking for Superman to vanquish a villain or save the day at a moment’s notice.
My Summary Of Superman & Lois
After Clark must return to Smallville after receiving painful news, a life-changing decision brings him and his family on a tumultuous journey.
Clark and his ‘world-famous journalist’ wife Lois Lane, with their fifteen-year-old twins Jonathan and Jordan, move to Smallville, Kansas. Lois’ father, Gen. Lane, is not entirely on board at first, but brutal events soon change his mind.
The twins acclimate to the new life in a small rural town, more so for Jordan, a rejected school kid receiving a second chance. However, it is harder for Jonathan as a popular football quarterback star with a girlfriend and scholarship offers. He doesn’t know how much he loses in the process and how much his brother gains. But Jonathan understands how his brother needs this new life and rolls with it for his sake.
Clark loses his job as a journalist, while Lois quits the Daily Planet after a takeover by a billionaire who reworded Lois’ work. Smallville becomes the centre of attention of the same man owning the Daily Planet, infuriating Lois, who fears something is wrong. As she makes friends with Clark’s ex, Lana Lang, who agrees, her husband and chief of the fire department, Kyle Cushing, disapproves.
Meanwhile, Clark becomes one of the Smallville High School’s football team, The Crows coaches. He does so for the sake of his teenage boys, whose lives changed in one night. Moving to Smallville meant a calmer life for the city couple, but instead, it turned their family lives upside down. Nothing will ever be the same for Superman and Lois.
The First Season And Its Expectations
The CW series is home to many DC Comics series and has been for a long time. The Arrowverse is still prominent today and guides many shows as part of DC Comics. When Superman & Lois’ trailer hit the small screen, I saw the quality of the production and the actors. I was curious to watch it and see if it was worth my time.
As a DC Comics fan, sometimes it’s hard to enjoy a series or movie based on characters I like. Either I get too attached, like Swamp Thing, which I still maintain to this day, deserved many more seasons, or I can’t relate like Legends of Tomorrow.
When thinking about Superman & Lois, I wondered how they would proceed with the storyline and how they would make it enjoyable. I watched The Flash and Crisis On Infinite Earths, so how would they proceed with the story?
They hooked me from the first episode! I gave the show a chance and binge-watched all two seasons in no time. The acting quality is quite impressive compared to other DC Comics shows, and the storylines, plot, subplots, and special effects are all fascinating and well-carried.
The Choices For The Villains In Superman & Lois
I would like not to meet Lex Luthor right off the bat or the usual Doomsday and Brainiac, and I wasn’t disappointed. Instead, we meet a quite different character that sets the tone for the first season before we realise we are going in an entirely different direction!
The series is excellent at leading its audience toward specific speculation before it delivers an entirely different gameplay. It suits Superman fans and those new to the DC Comics universe. The writers’ calculations for choosing villains and whom to add to the team are perfect. The villains aren’t who they first appear to be, leaving the viewers guessing.
We meet foes that aren’t overused and obscure ones, also. There seems to be a recipe to the series with the usage of two main Superman enemies per season. I don’t know if they proceed that way because they fear cancellation or if it’s the perfect amount for a fifteen-episode show per season.
Either way, the villains are fantastic choices to keep us on our toes and aren’t the usual roaster. Their views and portrayal of those foes are also creative and absolutely mind-blowing. I can’t lie. I am impressed with their creative decisions and how they proceeded with each character.
What About The Superman Part Of Superman
When it comes down to the character of Superman, his portrayal is breathtaking, as it is a good representation of the comic book character. His personality and rendition are on point and fit the superhero as we know him to be and even smarter. Superman carries out his values from the comic book to the show. He doesn’t answer to the United States alone, but the world and nothing changes his mind.
Those who grew up with Smallville back when it was live on television can spot where tributes are given to the show. Some memories or remarks had me say, “Oh! That is so from Smallville!” I loved it so much. The series respects what was before, and it’s heartwarming. It’s almost as if fans of the Supermanverse are making this show.
As for the Krypton part of the series, the show followed the Man of Steel route, and I don’t blame them. It’s a perfect representation of what we see in the 2013 movie. Also, if one pays attention, Kent’s house and barn are pretty reminiscent of Man of Steel. Even Lois Lane’s personality, though her appearance is more on the comic book side, reminded me more of Amy Adams, and that’s good! I believe it was wanted.
Superman is a perfect mix of the comic book character Smallville’s Clark, portrayed by Tom Welling, and Superman’s Man of Steel. Some of the special effects, like when he is flying, are comparable to Henry Cavill’s doing, but how he stops in the air is logical, and that’s all Tyler’s work. The special effects are on point and allow Superman to use his entire range of powers. It is quite impressive to see and, again, loyal to the character.
A Conclusion For Each Season Of Superman & Lois
While Superman & Lois is still a new series, with only two seasons under their belt and a third one coming in 2023, each season as its conclusion. So far, there are no cliffhangers, which is for the best. So many shows do them. It’s refreshing to have one that doesn’t.
They introduced us to new characters, such as Chrissy and Sarah, while some surprised us, like Lucy Lane and Gen. Lane. It’s not like Lois Lane would quit being a journalist, so we learn about the Smallville Gazette and its role in the community.
The entire series is a rollercoaster of emotions and is so inspiring. Each character has its place and reason to be present to have the story move forward. Despite teens being part of the show, they aren’t stereotypical or annoying but present in the right amount.
I never thought I’d want to move to Smallville if there was one, but I would. Superman & Lois convinced me, but I already come from a small town and live in one now. It might bias me toward small-town life. If I had to rate this series so far, it would be a 10/10 because I didn’t expect it to be so engaging and portrayed so well.
I can’t wait for the third season!
The OCD Bat,