Published on October 20th, 2021 | by Craig Silliphant


Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season Blu ray Review

We review our blu ray screener copy of Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season, featuring a great Superman who’s not a brooding hot mess.

I’ve never been a huge fan of the CW DC shows. I liked Arrow for a season or so until it jumped the shark, and Flash had 15 minutes of awesome in each episode, surrounded by melodrama.

That’s my problem with them — they feel like cheesy relationship shows for teens. And I mostly stopped bothering with any new shows in this vein. It doesn’t mean they’re bad shows; they’re just not for me.

However, I caught an episode of Superman & Lois earlier this year and I was intrigued. While it did feature relationship plot lines (as any good movie or TV show should), they seemed a bit more nuanced than some of those other shows. I had seen Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman on Supergirl and thought he did a good job. I like that he’s not the gritty wannabe Batman Superman they keep trying to push on us in the films; he’s back to the likeable, friendly boy scout. This might be the only good live action representation of Superman we get for a while.

The studio sent me Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season on blu ray a few weeks back and I got a chance to work my way through it. The premise is that after years of facing supervillains, monsters, and alien invaders, Superman and his partner, comic books’ most famous journalist, Lois Lane, are dealing with the pressures that come with being working parents. They’ve got two sons, who may have inherited Kal El’s Kryptonian super powers.

The set includes all 15 episodes of the first season as well as a host of features.

  • Superman: Alien Spirit
  • Superman and Lois Legacy of Hope
  • Never Alone: Heroes and Allies
  • DC FanDome Panel: Superman and Lois.

Of course, the blu ray features unsurpassed picture and sound, full 1080p HD video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. And it’s worth noting that the episodes are actually extended one-hour versions.

All in all, this is probably one of the best CW shows in the current DC era (Titans is probably the best overall show), so I’m glad to have the episodes available on blu ray.

Up up and away!

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