TV Review: ‘Superman & Lois’ Season 3, Episode 1

by Frank Martin

Superman & Lois has been the best superhero show on broadcast television the past two seasons, and it doesn’t appear as if that’s going to change anytime soon. The show is able to blend the perfect balance of small town family drama with superhero action. And the effects are great, rivaling anything that’s put on the big screen. The Season 3 premiere was heavily anticipated given what the show has been able to accomplish in seasons’ past. While it won’t blow anyone out of the water, it’s a great start for what’s sure to be another very successful season of superhero television.

One month after the the world was saved last season, the Kents are growing closer together. Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) and Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) have a rekindled relationship that has been very intimate. Meanwhile, Jordan’s (Alex Garfin) powers are expanding. This leads to him clashing with his dad as Jordan believe he’s ready for a more active role in being a hero. The big bad for the season is teased when Superman faces an old foe who suddenly gained powers and seemed to be manipulated by the same gangster responsible for John Henry Irons’s (Wole Parks) death on Superman & Lois‘s Earth. There’s also a mysterious figure pulling the strings.

And that recap doesn’t even take into account all of the other personal side dramas all of the characters are going through. There’s a lot of various threads, just like last season, that will inevitably tie together. The only jarring aspect of the episode is the fact that Jonathan Kent (Michael Bishop) was recast in between seasons. That’s unavoidable, though. The actors had done such a good job portraying a family unit that any substitution will have a period of time to get used to. Once that’s settled, this season is sure to be an enjoyable one.

Superman & Lois airs Tuesdays on The CW.

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