At this point, we’ve all heard the story of Superman: Kal-El’s home planet Krypton dies, baby Kal-El escapes and lands on a farm in Kansas, he becomes Clark Kent, Clark uses his superpowers for good and becomes Superman. That’s why the CW’s new show Superman & Lois (which premiered on February 23rd, 2021) is a refreshing take on the iconic superhero—instead of giving us another dramatic origin story, Superman & Lois takes place decades after Superman emerged and tackles the difficulties of being a superhero, a husband, and a father.
This version of Superman, played by Tyler Hoechlin, was first introduced on the CW’s Supergirl and has appeared from time to time in various crossover events with the other Arrowverse shows (The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman). Now he has his own show alongside Bitsie Tulloch, who plays his wife, Lois Lane. Like the title suggests, the series focuses on both Clark and Lois equally, giving the proper attention to both of their characters, arcs, and separate plotlines.
Additionally, Clark and Lois have two teenage sons, Jordan and Jonathan, who have their own struggles with high school, romance, and the typical suburban/superhero father. The two of them are central to the plot, and while there have only been a few episodes so far, they look to be setting up some very compelling character arcs.
If you’re looking for a new series to watch and you like superheroes, I recommend checking out Superman & Lois. Unlike any other superhero show I have ever seen before, I am very interested in knowing where this story will go.