The CW introduced a new series this season with Superman and Lois. This new smash-hit might be so popular because of the different twists this show brings to the Superman and Lois Lane lore. Unlike any other Superman and Lois, this version is raising kids. Not just one but two twin boys.
In this version of the iconic characters, Clark Kent/Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) and Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch) have moved to Smallville to raise their twin sons Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) and Jordan (Alex Garfin). The focus of this show is how the Kent family is trying to fit into life on a farm in small-town Smallville as the family discovers one of the boys has a portion of his father’s powers.
We have never seen this couple done in such a way that modernizes them and at the same time makes them human. A plot point to add to this series is that one of the sons not only finds out he has some of his dad’s powers, but he is also the son that suffers from social anxiety issues and prefers to be alone.
The series is less about super-heroics and Superman rescuing Lois out of the trouble she gets herself into and more about how Clark and Lois handle the supertask of being parents. Yes, we also see the expected troubles transitioning from a big city like Metropolis to a small-town Smallville, especially for the boys. Added with the fact that this would not be a small town without that one character that has beef with the city slickers and making them feel like they do not belong. So, this series also includes some hackneyed stereotypes.
View this series with an open mind and approach it like you have never seen other shows starring Clark Kent and Lois Lane like Smallville, Lois, and Clark, or The Adventures of Superman. Also, rule out any Superman movies you have seen. Be prepared for the corny or cheesy and take it in stride as part of some of the sacrifices made due to this being a family show.
As we mentioned there were others who have played live-action Clark Kent and Lois Lane. Here is a quick guide to them all.
Kirk Alyn and Noel Neill = Superman (serial) 1948, Atom Man vs Superman (1950)
George Reeves and Phyllis Coates – Superman and the Mole Men (1951), The Adventures of Superman (1952)
George Reeves and Noel Neill – The Adventures of Superman (1953 – 1958)
Christopher Reeves and Margot Kidder – Superman (1978), Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983), Superman IV: Quest For Peace (1987)
Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher – Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993 – 1997)
Tom Welling and Erica Durance – Smallville (2001 – 2011)
Brandon Routh and Kate Bosworth – Superman Returns (2006)
Henry Cavill and Amy Adams – Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Justice League (2017)
Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch – Arrowverse (2016 -2020), Superman and Lois (2021 – )
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