Who else watched the pilot?
I liked its tributes to the history of the character, particularly in the opening, and I thought it balanced the real-world and TV-soap elements with the superheroics reasonably well. The show's creators understand the characters and their histories in a way that a certain other recent depiction of Superman does not. It's unclear how much of the Arrowverse has been reimagined both post- and since- the DCTVU Crisis. The plot involving the sons' lack of awareness of Clark's true identity would have made more sense if they were younger, and the sons themselves would have made more sense if the actors playing 14-year-olds were younger (though at least the actors are still technically teens).
We're going to watch, at least for awhile.
I don't quite get why Clark/Superman has to have a permanent 5 o'clock+ shadow. I kept hearing the Smallville theme in my head as, "Somebody shave me...."
Richard Willis said:
In episode 2 we found out more about the other earth, but the best thing about the episode was Jordan calling Jor-El "Hologramps."
Until I saw the names side-by-side above, it didn't occur to me where the name "Jordan" came from. I wonder why Lois and Clark didn't simply name him "Jor-El" and be done with it. People these days give their children all kinds of unusual names. For example, Jon Bogdanove has a son name "Kal-El."
Nicolas Cage, who changed his name from Coppola to Cage for Luke Cage, also has a son named Kal-El. Then there's Kevin Smith's daughter Harley Quinn Smith.
"Take me to a place I've never been and tell me a new truth."
Superman & Lois takes me back (rather than forward) to ADVENTURE Comics in the 50s, starring Superboy. (Anybody here ever read one?)
More "cerebral" than ACTION w/Supes, often the stories would make us (Gulp!) think. When your 10 years old, that was goo to do!
Next time you watch S&L, try this first:
"Yo, Jim! That's a bad outfit!"
Now, that's Superman & Lois!