Superman & Lois:
The Complete First Season
               review by Bobby Blakey

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I have been a fan of most of the CW DC series from the beginning and my love for all things comic related keeps me eager for more. After bringing Tyler Hoechlin into this universe as Superman it was only a matter of time before he got his own series. In early 2021 the latest entry into what was once known as the “Arrowverse” premiered with Superman & Lois starring Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch, Jordan Elsass, Alex Garfin, Erik Valdez, Inde Navarrette, Wolé Parks, Adam Rayner, Dylan Walsh, and Emmanuelle Chriqui. Now you can bring the first season home with Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season.

 

Superman& Lois follows Clark Kent and Lois Lane who return to Smallville with their sons Jonathan and Jordan, where they are reacquainted with Lana Lang, her husband Kyle Cushing, and their daughter Sarah. After years of facing super-villains, monsters, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, one of the world’s greatest super heroes and comic books’ most famous journalist come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever – dealing with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents! To make matters more complicated, their idyllic lives are upended when The Stranger enters as well as the secret experiments of Morgan Edge.

 

While I love Superman I have never been a massive fan. That being said I

wasn’t overly interested in the direction they were going with in this show out the gate, but gladly say I was sucked right in and loved this first season. The dynamic of the show brings a new direction for the man of steel that makes it feel fresh and new as opposed to just rehashing the same stories again. At first I was annoyed with the dynamic of the kids and dealing with powers etc., but it found its footing and then went all in with the superhero side of it.

 

There is a lot packed into this first season from Superman mythology and while much of it is altered for this story it still works. I loved getting to see these various characters I didn’t expect so quickly come into the mix. There are some elements to the villains and direction early on the limped along and I was glad to see it evolve past that to set up something that could really be great moving forward if they handle it right. The part of the show that actually irritated me more than anything early on was the story of the kids, but it actually evolved to something that worked way better than I had thought.

 

I was honestly worried this show was going to get too much into just the family mushy show and lose the Superman side, but it ended up meshing them together well. There are some great Superman in action moments especially one specific sequence where he gets pissed off and we get to see him cut loose. There is no shortage of Superman goodness here that no doubt makes the hardcore fans happen. As for the direction and execution I am sure it will be hit and miss with some, but I surprisingly really dig this show and looking forward to seeing what is coming next season.

 

In addition to all 15 episodes of the season this collection offers up bonus content including the DC FanDome Panel and featurettes on bringing this latest version of the Man of Steel to the small screen. Grab your copy of Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season available now on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros Home Entertainment.