Saturday, May 22, 2021

What I’m Watching: Superman and Lois

Superman and Lois: Season 1, Episode 6 “Broken Trust” (B)

This young show returns from a two-month hiatus with more new episodes, and it’s already been renewed for a second season, which is hardly surprising given how popular all of the CW Arrowverse series have been and continue to be. I like that this show seems to be pairing up characters and letting them explore things together, like Lois and her byline-seeking stranger who is revealing himself to be far more than just a journalist. I’d also imagine that him spending time with her will open his eyes to the fact that the Superman of this world is not the villain he thinks he is, and that Morgan Edge is a far more dangerous foe that they should team up to fight together. Kyle continues to be blind to any criticism of Edge as Lois merely trying to settle a score, and Lana is still caught in a difficult position as she wants to support her friends and be loyal to her husband. Jordan’s powers do seem to be out of control, and Jonathan getting competitive with the Metropolis football team didn’t help matters. Clark’s strategy of having Jordan hurt his hand by trying to punch through it did end up working, and his strategy of nonviolent conflict resolution is obviously not shared by everyone, including his own father-in-law who would rather neutralize threats with force rather than risk them continuing to grow. It’s interesting to see how few people in this universe know Superman’s true identity, a number that is sure to grow as Jordan’s powers continue to manifest and the Kent and Cushing families spend more time together.

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