Tuesday night the CW Network premiered Superman & Lois, and I watched it. I will not discuss the pilot episode’s spoilers. In my next blog post, I will examine the plotline in more detail. Here’s my review.
The pilot episode was entertaining, captivating; and the characters are extraordinary, compelling that I already feel a connection to them. The pilot episode impressed me by how much they accomplish in an hour and a half without the episode feeling rush. The episode’s plotline sets up the season’s storyline for this excellent show.
The writers portrayed Clark and Lois as working parents dealing with real-life issues. The audience witnessed Clark’s vulnerability with his family and his struggles and responsibilities of being Superman, and his duty as a father and a husband.
It was refreshing because the CW network’s superhero shows frequently targeted the younger audience. A fresh of breath air for the show’s focus on working-adults, who are raising families, earning a paycheck to pay their bills, and showing day-to-day struggles and responsibilities.
I admired the show’s concept of Clark and Lois’s marriage is authentic on the screen and not a fantasy marriage always with a happy ending. The couple is making their marriage work daily despite the problems that arise or dealing with their sons’ needs. That is rare nowadays in TV, movies, or books.
Lois and Clark’s twin sons’ names are Jonathan and Jordan, who are complete opposites from one another. Jonathan goes by John, is a popular jock, a freshman, and makes a name for himself on his high school football team. Jordan is a loner, a gamer, and an outcast; he is figuring out his identity, feels trapped and isolated in his brother’s shadow at home and school.
Since the two brothers are unique in their personalities and struggles, causing problems between them and creating more drama within the family.
It is another reason why the pilot episode was so superb. With different layers in these characters, waiting to be unearthed in future episodes.
You can watch Superman & Lois, by downloading the CW app for free on any device or on Tuesday night at 9:00pm EST.