The show starts off with a car-save that’s an obvious homage to ‘Action Comics #1’ … So I knew it was going to be good. And it was. I’d give it a super-solid 9 out of 10.
This is the pilot. And as usual, for a pilot, characters have to be introduced and situations established. A lot of info has to be packed into 90-minutes. So the action took a bit of a backseat to the family drama. But don’t get me wrong, you do see superman in action. And the effects are really good. Also, you do get a quick glimpse of the show’s big villain. And it’s a bit of a head-scratcher.
The Family dynamic is great. Superman/Clark and Lois come across as a real couple, with a real couple of 14-year-old kids. And having them move back to Smallville, grounds it in a very relatable way, that sets a tone that’s different than Supergirl’s. Though at some point cousin Kara should pay them a visit.
But rest assured, even though they’re parents now; Superman is still that beacon of hope that we all need, and Lois is still the dynamite Journalist that sets things right. And it looks like she’s about to go toe-to-toe with questionable business mogul Morgan Edge.
No plot-details or big spoilers here. You should watch the show yourself to see how the story twists and turns. And full disclaimer, I am a rabid Superman fan, so I may be a little biased. But I think you’ll like Superman & Lois. And he actually ‘smiles’ from time to time, even though the family drama is pretty dramatic. Which is a good thing… I can’t wait to see episode 2.
Superman’s 1st suit was an obvious tribute to ‘Max Fleischer’s classic animated Superman.’
Watch the opening scene….
This is the new Superman suit.