Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman review

By: Melissa Niesta


The New Adventures of Superman was a live-action television series inspired on DC comic books of Superman. It first aired on ABC, 13th of December 1993 and it ran for four seasons with 22 episodes each.

Dean Cain, starring as Superman, strange person from different planet with powers and abilities beyond those of a normal human being, who disguised as a news reporter and worked for the Daily Planet, the leading newspaper in Metropolis. Lois Lane, played by Teri Hatcher, a hard-driving female reporter, whos a co-worker of Kent thinks of him a country-boy and doesnt know that he and Superman is one.

Clark Kent also makes visit at his hometown, Smallville, where he had grown up after the spaceship carrying him from Planet Krypton crashed near the farm of his parents who adopted him was Martha and Jonathan Kent, played by K Callan and Eddie Jones. Also seen was Superman's great nemesis, the fabulously wealthy master villain Lex Luthor (John Shea). Although there was some action, the emphasis was on romance, with a strong dose of humor. This also attracted a female fan base which became its loyal viewers.

Another aspect of the Lois and Clark series which brought some great humour and humanity to it was the late Lane Smith's portrayal of news editor and chief Perry White, Lois and Clark was the first show that I'd seen give Perry White an identity beyond being the boss, and the dynamic of him being like a father figure to his reporters, especially the young Jimmy Olsen worked really well. The fact is Lane Smith made a huge impression and many still regard his portrayal as the best.

Lois and Clark conversion into DVD is fairly good for its quality even its almost a decade since it was last aired on tv. Their special effect is nowhere near the effects that we see on television shows and movies today but it did well since television effects are expensive during those days.

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