Hello everyone! 🙂
Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!
I’ve finished watching Season 1 of ‘Superman & Lois’ on BBC iPlayer! I’ve greatly enjoyed watching this series. Each of the 15 episodes in Season 1 has been compelling throughout, especially for a continuous story. It also depicts Superman in a manner that I’m so glad is well-defined and realised.
I often give the impression that I’m a Superman fan, and whilst that is true, I’m not what you would call an expert on the Man of Steel. I’ve seen all his movies so far, including the Christopher Reeve films, the Brandon Routh film and the Henry Cavill films. Beyond this, I’m not that knowledgeable. 😐
I briefly read a Superman comic once, however I have vague memories of what the story was about and I couldn’t get into any of the other Superman comics. I’ve also seen ‘The Batman/Superman Movie’, but I haven’t seen any other episodes of the ‘Superman’ animated TV series from the 1990s.
The point I’m trying to make is that I didn’t know much about what happened to Superman in the comics after his exploits in Metropolis and whether he married Lois Lane or not. Thankfully, through this ‘Superman & Lois’ series, it showcases what I wanted to see in Superman as a husband and a father.
I like how ‘Superman & Lois’ is grounded in terms of being down-to-earth and not caught in the trappings of comedic overtones like in some of the Christopher Reeves films. It’s also good that ‘Superman & Lois’ isn’t on the verge of hyper-violent that the Henry Cavill movies are criticised for. 🙂
In Season 1, the series depicts Clark Kent and Lois Lane as happily married and now having two sons in Jonathan and Jordan. After Clark’s mother Martha Kent dies, Clark and Lois return to Smallville where they hope to make a new life for themselves and hopefully away from the world’s troubles. 🙂
But their idyllic pursuits aren’t that straightforward, especially when a strange being wants to kill Superman for revenge over the death of his wife in another universe. There’s also concerns about the secret experiments conducted by Morgan Edge, who’s wanting the change the lives of Smallville.
Not meaning to give any spoilers away, but there are plenty of twists and turns featured throughout the episodes of ‘Superman & Lois’, especially concerning the characters featured in the series. I also like how there’s character drama throughout each episode, especially for the TV show’s regular cast.
Tyler Hoechlin stars as Clark Kent/Superman in the series. Tyler Hoechlin joins well in the ranks of actors who’ve played Superman, delivering great performances as the character, and making me believe he is a man who wants to protect Earth’s people, despite the plans of his fellow Kryptonians.
Elizabeth Tullock stars as Lois Lane in the series. I like how the relationship between Clark and Lois is developed throughout the series, as they clearly love each other and they share each other’s concerns with raising their boys and balancing it out with the troubles of the world affecting them. 🙂
There’s Jordan Elsass as Jonathan Kent and Alex Garfin as Jordan Kent. Both portray interesting versions of Superman’s sons in the series. One is more the successful athlete and the other is an outcast. Jonathan and Jordan get to learn a lot about how their father being Superman in the series.
There’s Emmanuelle Chriqui as Lana, Clark’s old friend in Smallville, and her husband Erik Valdez as Kyle. There’s Inde Navarrette as Sarah, Kyle and Lana’s eldest daughter, who becomes Jordan’s love interest in the series. I really like how the relationship is developed between Jordan and Sarah here.
The cast also includes Wolé Parks as John Henry Irons; Adam Rayner as the villainous Morgan Edge; Dylan Walsh as General Sam Lane, Lois’ father; Tayler Buck as Natalie Irons, John Henry Irons’ daughter; and Sofia Hasmik as Chrissy Beppo, a journalist at the Smallville Gazette working with Lois.
As I understand it, Season 2 of ‘Superman & Lois’ is currently being shown in the USA. I hope the UK will receive Season 2 of the show soon, as I greatly enjoyed Season 1. ‘Superman & Lois’ is a very compelling superhero drama series. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it if you’re an enthusiastic Superman fan. 🙂
Thanks for reading!
Bye for now!
Completely agree Tim i thoroughly enjoyed this season & it’s refreshing take on Superman by giving him a family, the story arc held my interest & the performances were good throughout.
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Glad you enjoyed my review on Season 1 of ‘Superman & Lois’. I’m pleased I’ve been able to check out the series on BBC iPlayer lately. I look forward to when Season 2 becomes available.
Many thanks for your comments.