Friday, March 19, 2021

What I’m Watching: Superman and Lois

Superman and Lois: Season 1, Episode 4 “Haywire” (B+)

Most people have a lot of commitments to balance, but Clark’s load feels particularly full. It doesn’t help that his father-in-law is judging him and Lois for telling their sons about his powers and making him feel guilty for not being on call all the time, and that Lois wanted him to be there to help her out while he was busy trying to stop a maniacal villain and protect his kids. At least he was able to respond by taking a calculated risk and lightly harming a few civilians to stop Killgrave (also a memorable Marvel villain with a different spelling in “Jessica Jones”) and smart enough to do something romantic for Lois to show her that he still cares. I like that, after she very bluntly confronted Edge and told him that she was determined to take him down, Lois blew off steam by going for a drink with Lana, who seemed just as frustrated with her husband’s behavior and the way that he was dismissive of Edge’s attempt to exert some sort of ownership over her when he found out that she was an employee. While Kyle doesn’t have many redeeming qualities, I have a feeling that he’s going to turn out to be like Lana’s boyfriend Whitney from “Smallville,” who was initially a nemesis for Clark but ended up becoming an ally before his character left the show. I’m interested to see what other powers develop within the school community in Smallville, but for now it’s Edge’s latest actions and Sam’s secretive moves that deserve the most attention.

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