Review: The CW’s Superman & Lois

The CW’s Superman & Lois has arrived and Tyler Hoechlin finally has his own show. The pilot just arrived and it already shows promise.

Tyler’s first appearance as Clark Kent/Superman was in season two of Supergirl. When he started as a recurring character in that season, I immediately saw potential in him. He then continued to impress me when he appeared in the Elseworlds crossover and Crisis on Infinite Earths. He has been present plenty of times in the Arrowverse, now it’s time for his time to shine.

The pilot episode kicks off with Clark and Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) becoming parents to two teenage boys. Their names are Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) and Jordan (Alex Garfin). Both of them have different lives and personalities. Jonathan is a modest and talented athlete and Jordan is an intelligent boy with social anxiety. The boys are unaware of Clark’s secret, which makes things difficult for them.

After Clark saves the day from a nuclear explosion, he flies home to be with his family. He missed his family therapy with Jordan and feels distant from him. The misery then continued with Clark getting fired from the Daily Planet and his mother passing away from a stroke. While attending the funeral in Smallville, Jonathan and Jordan got through a series of events that could change their lives forever.

When I first heard about this show, I was expecting to see Superman and Lois taking on the world as the Man of Steel and the famous Daily Planet reporter. Instead there are not only saving the world from evil, they’re also taking on a new challenge: being parents. This is a whole new adventure for the super couple and it was a fascinating way to make a Superman show.

Tyler and Elizabeth’s chemistry in the show was impressive. Clark Kent and Lois Lane are a well-known couple in the DC universe and those two continued demonstrated just how in love they are. Seeing them taking on parenthood and saving the world had me engaged.

The visual effects were particularly interesting. With other CW shows they got through a certain level of humor and darkness, depending on the show. For instance, Legends of Tomorrow is more comedic now and they don’t demonstrate too much darkness. However, in this show the tone was a bit more dark and dramatic. In the action sequences and family issues it felt more melodramatic which was am interesting choice. In addition, it felt cinematic and more movie like.

Elsass and Garfin showed potential in the episode. Two brothers with different personalities was predictable, but it would create drama and excitement for the show. They are starting out strong and I’ll now see them progress as they are raised by Superman.

This new CW show sets out a whole new adventure for Clark and Lois. They have prevented disasters, saved countless lives and saved the world from evil. But, can they be parents to two teenage boys?

Superman & Lois is a CW show that you don’t want to miss. Watch the super couple take on evil and two sons.

“Featured image via Newsweek


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