Superman and Lois – Season 1 Episode 9

“Loyal Subjekts” Superman & Lois accelerates Morgan Edge’s plan as Jordan encounters more complications with his fledgling powers. As I have frequently articulated there is a lot that this show does really well. It covers a lot of ground and largely achieves what it sets out to do on a consistent basis. The family dynamic…

Superman & Lois – Season 1 Episode 8

“Holding the Wrench” Superman & Lois deals with reawakened feelings of loss as the details of John’s past reopen old wounds while Jordan wrestles with what it means to be among those with powers. The John reveal in the previous episode greatly enhanced his character and the existence of his daughter with his version of…

Superman & Lois – Season 1 Episode 7

“Man of Steel” Superman & Lois focuses on the Luthor plot when Lois uncovers evidence that her journalistic partner isn’t who he says he is. The Luthor plot has often been among the weaker aspects of a given episode as it follows the usual Arrowverse structure of drip-feeding information to tease the viewer before a…

Superman & Lois – Season 1 Episode 6

“Broken Trust” Superman & Lois returns from hiatus with more power troubles for Jordan and more underhanded dealings from Morgan Edge. As the title of the episode suggests this outing is all about trust and it feeds into the majority of the plots being juggled. It’s not an unfamiliar concept within Superman stories as he…

Superman & Lois – Season 1 Episode 5

“The Best of Smallville” Superman & Lois continues to deal with Jonathan’s ongoing discomfort around living in Smallville as the town readies itself for an annual celebration. Every review I write about this show highlights how impressed I am by the character work. It’s sophisticated, deliberate and endlessly compelling while also being a masterclass in…

Superman & Lois – Season 1 Episode 4

“Haywire” Superman & Lois deals with the difficulties of juggling conflicting responsibilities as Morgan Edge becomes a more prominent threat. A common comment in my reviews of this show is that it’s impressive because it manages to spin so many plates without appearing to lose focus on any of the elements at play. This episode…

Superman & Lois – Season 1 Episode 3

“The Perks of Not Being a Wallflower” Superman & Lois has the Kents continue the process of adapting to life in Smallville with everyone trying to find a sense of belonging as Lois’ investigation provokes unwanted attention. One of the things that impresses me most about this show is how it manages to spin so…