Superman & Lois:
The Complete Second Season
review by Bobby Blakey
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. Over the last couple of years the Arrowverse has been seemingly winding down with only The Flash, Stargirl and Superman & Lois being left at the moment. While getting ready for the third season you can bring home Superman & Lois: The Complete Second Season home.
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!
Season two of Superman & Lois opens with the dust still settling in Smallville following the shocking outcome of last season’s confrontation between Morgan Edge and Superman. With Smallville on the national map for the
first time in the town’s history, Lois Lane faces fresh challenges in her latest journalistic endeavors, while Jordan and Jonathan also find themselves dealing with change.
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 brought 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. This has successfully continued through this season as well bringing a fun element of the struggles of their powers and sibling rivalry which makes it all the more entertaining and believable at their age.
I loved the new addition of Bizarro this time around as it continues bringing more of the Superman legacy to the series. In dealing with that it also opens up doors for other things and variations of the characters that they no doubt had a great time playing. While I enjoyed this season I was not a fan of the main villain and the cult story it entailed. It all felt too convient in connection to everything else and just not overly compelling. It didn’t hurt the series as a whole for me, but it just never found its footing to anything that was interesting. Thankfully the rest of the show around them and everything else is good and still makes it a good addition to the series.
I was honestly worried this show was going to get too much into just the family mushy show and lose the Superman side, but continues to mesh them together well. There are some great Superman in action moments with no shortage of reminding the viewer of who he is. 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 really dug this season and look forward to seeing what is coming next season.
In addition to all 15 episodes of the season this collection offers up bonus content including a featurette and more. Grab your copy of Superman & Lois: The Complete Second Season available now on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros Home Entertainment.