Now, Ally Alston (a very obscure character in the comics) and her cult have managed to put two worlds in grave danger, and the Man of Steel seems to be out of action. Things are looking grim in “Worlds War Bizarre,” the episode before the season finale.
After a winter hiatus, Superman and Lois returns with a lot of plot threads hanging.
The broad strokes of Superman’s origin is a story I’d wager the majority of the world knows. The fine details have changed with various retellings over the years, and bits have been added on to the mythos (Kryptonite didn’t show up until the radio show began, for example), but the bare bones of who he is and how he got here are common knowledge.
Superman and Lois, as they have with so many other things, went in their own direction with a completely different story. After his big reveal last episode, we get to learn a lot more about him in “O Mother, Where Are Thou?”
I’ve been praising the quality of Superman and Lois each time I’ve written a review. That’s going to continue. The show manages to get in good special effects, plots that make sense, great characterization and acting, and working in family drama during an action show that doesn’t leave me rolling me eyes or wondering when they’ll get back to something interesting.
For reasons I’m sure make sense to network executives, and maybe are tied to COIVD issues/delays, after this episode, Clark gives his timeslot to his cousin as the final season of Supergirl airs in this space until May.
I’ve watched a lot of superheroes on tv and in the movies. There have been good versions, and horrible ones, creative spins on old favorites, and interesting new heroes with new stories to tell. What’s impressing me with Superman and Lois is that it’s a show about actual, mature characters.
The first episode was fantastically well done, and I admit, I wondered if that was just kind of major effort for their start and things would trail off. So far, they haven’t. The show has done well with the characters, the writing, the acting, and respecting the Superman mythos but still blazing their own trail.
The first episode of Superman and Lois impressed the hell out of me, and, as a life-long hero-geek, that’s not the easiest thing to do, especially with a character that’s never been one of my favorites. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one, as after just one episode, the show was renewed for a second season.
Superman and Lois absolutely respects their source material, and does a great job giving a few changes that work in the modern era without making everything dark, edgy, and mean, or ridiculously saccharine sweet. It manages to be about family and get the tone right for the dynamics, and still have plenty of Super-action.