Friday, 1 January 2016

Lois and Clark 4

This season was far more watchable that season 3... and yet the stories weren't any better.

We're back to trying to get a wedding, with the episode even called "Swear to God, This Time We're Not Kidding" (and it seems to invoke god, or at least the author, to actually make it happen). We also get a random mix of stories around Lois having an affair with Superman, the return of Lex Luthor (well, his son, but I do wonder if the script was intending to have John Shea back), yet another return of Tempus, a character called Deathstroke (who has nothing to do with Deathstroke) and even an appearance of Mxyzptlk! But it's all about the baby that Lois and Clark want, which dominates far too much of the arc with no real satisfactory pay off (no doubt to be addressed in the fifth season which got canceled).

(And pro-tip, don't find out the secret of Superman as Clark Kent, because you will die / get your memory erased.)

K Callan and Eddie Jones continue to be the best part of this series, with Lane Smith not far behind. You can guess where this puts the others.

Having seen all the episodes... I can't say this series had to happen, and went on a little too long. If they had actually played with the format and brought in proper super powered enemies, like they would twenty years later, I think this would have had more lasting power. But as it is... yeah, I don't see me revisiting this.


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