After what felt like a really long hiatus, Superman and Lois returns to finish their first season. The initial several episodes really impressed me, and I guess I wasn’t alone in that since the show was approved for a second season in record time.
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.
Harley Quinn’s second season comes to a very bizarre end, but then, what else would you expect from this show?
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.
After the mid-season break, Young Justice goes on with their story. They have a lot of moving parts, and the settings range from a few familiar places on Earth to distant planets and space stations. The conspiracy against Earth’s metahumans, aided by villains and alien gods, gets deeper and more complicated, and they even work in a really obscure DC Character, as we see the spread of the bad guys’ “Influence.”
Harley’s second season is almost over, and things come to a head on many fronts. There’s the army of Parademons, the returned Justice League, a looming wedding, and the unresolved issues between Harley and Ivy.
I’m not sure if she’s actually trying to be a better person or just distract herself from the mess of complications that are her feelings for Poison Ivy. Either way, she does indeed find “A Fight Worth Fighting For.”