Superman & Lois: Season 1 (Blu-ray) – Series Review
Follow Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Distributor: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Episodes: 15
Duration: 42 min (per episode)

Superman & Lois: Season 1 (Blu-ray) – Series Review

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Good: Original concept, Great version of Superman and Lois Lane, Flow and pacing
Bad: Sometimes a bit too much 'teen drama'
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With Supergirl ending its run after its sixth season, there is not much left standing of the Arrowverse. Not only are most of the shows ending, but others are also seeing a steady decline in quality due to either the main actors leaving, offering little more than politically loaded content, or simply because the story has run its course. Now, however, we see the Man of Steel getting his own series in the same universe, and even though we were very skeptical at first, we were very pleasantly surprised. The show does not tell the story we have seen a million times, but it shows us what it would look like if Clark Kent and Lois Lane would have a family of their own.

Due to a tragic loss, Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin), Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch), and their two sons, Jordan (Alex Garfin) and Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) decide to move to Smallville and start a new life there. While Lois knows Clark is Superman, their children do not. Due to one of the boys also showing signs of having superpowers, Clark reveals that he is in fact, Superman. The teenagers are having a hard time dealing with both the move and the fact that their dad has kept this a secret for so long. Things get even harder to manage when Superman is being hunted by someone that can match his power. The military is trying to assist Superman, but they are also struggling to keep up. Outside of the superhero business, Smallville is dealing with a shady businessman trying to take over parts of the town.

Even though the show does handle a few separate cases for its story, all episodes form a bigger picture. This is different compared to the other Arrowverse series where there was a red thread running through everything, but the majority of the episodes revolved around separate cases or villains. Here, the bigger story gets fleshed out properly and there is little to no filler content. Thanks to this, the flow and pacing are just right and the characters are also allowed to evolve. There was never a dull moment in sight, and we do hope that future seasons will stick to this format. As this is a bit of a teen show, there will be some content that revolves around relationships, school life, and bullying. These topics were nicely embedded in the series, and we actually applaud the writers for driving their point home without having to make every episode politically loaded.

Acting performances are of top-notch quality here. Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch are a match made in heaven, and they both play their respective characters perfectly. We loved the slightly more scruffy look of Hoechlin to portray Superman, while Tulloch presents us with a very classy Lois Lane. The two sons are played by Alex Garfin and Jordan Elsass, and they also do a great job bringing their characters to life. We did notice that both young men are not as experienced yet, and some scenes fell a bit flat due to this. Supporting characters are also nicely handled and properly fleshed out. We even see a guest appearance of someone from the original Arrow series.

The Blu-ray edition of the first season of Superman & Lois comes with a few extras. Most of the features on the discs revolve around the backstory of the series and how this new show was created. We hear insights as to why the creators wanted to have a series that revolves around Superman when he already has a family of his own. Most information here is quite interesting and we loved browsing through these features. Other than that, there’s an extra that revolves around DC heroes in general and of course their sidekicks. This was a fun addition to the selection of additional content.


Superman & Lois: Season 1 might just be the best series in the Arrowverse in a long time. Many of the older shows are wrapping things up after a decline in quality, but Superman & Lois shows that the Arrowverse is long from dead. We do hope this one doesn’t get dragged out needlessly and that it doesn’t get too political, which was something the other series severely suffered from. If you’re looking for a good DC show, we can easily recommend this one.

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