Thursday, March 4, 2021

Round Two: Superman and Lois

Superman and Lois: Season 1, Episode 2 “Heritage” (B+)

I’m always happy to see alternate universes, especially when this one came about as a result of a crisis of infinite earths that resulted in the multiverse being apparently combined into just one. Knowing that Captain Luthor was a soldier along with Sam Lane in a place where Superman rained fire from his eyes makes his fervent hatred of the Kryptonian understandable, but there’s obviously no reason to suspect that the Clark we knew is going to inevitably turn out like that. I’m curious to see what Sam, who tends to be an adversary and impediment of sorts for Superman in most forms just like the Hulk’s father-in-law, will do now that he’s been clued in to what he might have experienced in another world. It’s good to see Lois getting back to the journalism that means something to her as she sets up in Smallville with the editor-janitor of the local gazette, where she can be free to publish anything she wants that tells the truth about Morgan Edge and his real motivations. I realize now that I recognized Edge from actor Adam Rayner’s starring role in “Tyrant,” and I also appreciated the casting of Angus Macfadyen from “Robert the Bruce” as Jor-El, who was a bit harsh to his slightly-superpowered grandson upon their first meeting. I’m entertained by the bitterness that Kyle has towards Lois and that he suggested that she wasn’t going to find a tofu burger on his grill, the ultimate encapsulation of liberal antiestablishment behavior.

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