A 169-Word Review of the First Season of The CW’s “Superman and Lois” [SPOILERS!!!!!]

The epitome of work-life balance family drama, but with flights and tights

The show’s first season begins with the death of a mother and ends with the burial of a father, with the middle filled in with what family members create. A very radical combo of Man of Steel, Smallville and Lois and Clark merges with the last 30 years of Superman comics into a meditation on the sustaining of the family unit from primarily two sources–the Kents and the Cushings (Lana Lang’s brood). The finale teaser for Season 2 shows the reconstitution of a third as a result of, appropriately, a rocket landing at the Kent farm. The CW-ish, almost-emeging-adult inside shows that the family dynamics have just begun to shift, with Lois being given one hell of a personal retcon of sorts and the boys gaining a sister (pun intended). Having Superman go to a mental-emotional space where he has to prioritize the world most important to him at the moment will continue to make him not only relevant, but even a more permanent part of American folklore.

So, With “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Checked Off, My Year Of Waiting Begins Anew For……..

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….”Captain America: Civil War,” which began filming earlier today!

Starring…well, almost everybody from “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron!” LOL! 🙂

And Watson from BBC/PBS “Sherlock?!?” WOW AND WTF?!?

And (SHUDDERS) Spider-Man?!? I repeat…..

Here’s the synopsis:

Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

WOW!!!! MAY 6th!!!!!!! Just 364 days left!!!!!!! 😉

Take that, “Dawn of Justice!” LOL! As they used to say in the comics, “Make Mine Marvel!” (Although, make no mistake: I will be there for the “Man of Steel” sequel as well 🙂 )

ADDENDUM: And then there’s THIS in 2018 and 2019! AAUUGGHHH!!!!!!!! 🙂

JUNE 3rd UPDATE: Enjoyed reading this, since it crossed over between Marvel and “Doctor Who.”