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Alan Sarapa is a Maryland resident and lifelong Superman fan. He has a monthly soap column at The Pop Break and is a co-host on daytime themed podcast The Chat.

Current Favorite Television Shows: Days of our Lives, Superman & Lois, Bridgerton

Recent Articles

‘Superman & Lois’ Season 2 Episode 11 Recap: “Truth & Consequences”

This season has been divisive amongst the fandoms. There’ve been a myriad of complaints ranging from the Kyle/Lana drama, the lack of meaningful scenes between Clark and Lois, lackluster villains and the X-K story, but this episode was the breaking point for a lot of fans. What about this episode made Reddit and Twitter enraged fans? It is the writing for Clark and Jonathan.  Does Clark Even Like Jonathan? Clark being a bad father to Jonathan isn’t a new problem. I’ve talked about it many times in my writings here. It started with episode two when Clark took Jordan to […]

‘Superman & Lois’ Season 2 Episode 10 Recap: “Bizarros in a Bizarro World”

Superman & Lois returned with an episode that delighted fans and flat earthers as we got answers to what Clark and Mitch have been up to since going through the portal. We were also treated to the origin of Bizarro becoming a tweaky crackhead. Fame Whores Bizarro lived a very different life than our Clark. He didn’t have the Clark Kent name or small-town upbringing. He’s always just been Kal-El. Bizarro isn’t humble or saving people because he’s a good person. He is so enamored with fame that he’s taking selfies with twins and straight up ignoring a man in […]

‘Superman & Lois’ Season 2 Episode 9 Recap: “30 Days and 30 Nights”

An episode of a Superman show where Superman is only in it for a minute tops sounds like it would be a horrible idea. People tuning into Superman & Lois expect to see a lot of Tyler Hoechlin’s chiseled jaw as Clark saves the day or deals with family drama. They aren’t expecting an episode that is just & Lois. Yet it works. Daddy’s Gone The episode opens with Lucy easily breaking Ally out of the DOD like it is where they take shoplifters at the mall and not a heavily guarded government building. Ally goes through the portal to Bizarro World and Clark follows […]

‘Superman & Lois’ Season 2 Episode 7 Recap: “Anti-Hero”

Lois and Clark were stressed AF in this episode. Imprisonment in a Hannibal Lector cage, a brother almost dying and a son huffing rocks to be good at football?! Yet neither one of them had it as bad as Bizarro. Poor Bizarro Is Dead Mitch continued his power trip by having Clark put in a cell with his amused brother Tahl-Rho. It is hilarious that Clark, the symbol of good and decency, is in captivity with a man who was bent on using humans as meat puppets. Clark refuses to give up the location of Whiter Clark AKA Bizarro, so […]

‘Superman & Lois’ Season 2 Episode 6 Recap: “Tried and True”

In last week’s Superman & Lois, Lois had to deal with her bathtub pill cult loving sister still drinking that bathtub kool aid while Clark was still dealing with his whiter doppelganger. Though the biggest development was Clark, who I doubt has ever gotten a speeding ticket in his life, getting arrested for treason.  Whiter Clark Had It Rough The episode opens with flashbacks to Bizarro World with the Bizarro version of the Kent farm looking like Grey Gardens. Bizarro battles soldiers at Bizarro DOD, fights Bizarro Lana who is a Superman of America in this world and then attacks Bizarro Ally […]

Superman & Lois Season 2 Episode 5 Recap: “Girl… You’ll Be A Woman, Soon”

Superman & Lois returned with more bathtub pill cult antics, infidelity, a head getting twisted around, X-Kryptonite doping and a quinceanera. Yet I was struck by a parallel between the narratives of season one and season two.  A Bit Early To Have a Retread A person from an alternate universe comes to Earth Prime to kill the person that ravaged their home planet and with dire warnings of the fate that could befall everyone. No, I’m not talking about John Henry Irons trying to kill Clark multiple times last season. I’m talking about Bizarro who has the same basic story thus far. Bizarro is […]

‘Superman & Lois’ Season 2 Episode 4 Recap: “The Inverse Method”

Lois and Clark had a lot going on in this episode as they dealt with a bizarre doppelganger, a sister who has joined the world’s stupidest cult, the DOD being reckless and traumatic brain injury for Clark’s bestie.  Bizarro Needs Anger Management Superman & Lois has leaned hard into making Bizarro the literal inverse of Superman. His hair is parted on the opposite side, his theme music is the theme music of the series reversed, he breathes fire instead of ice (just like he does in the comics) and he kills. Clark is still plagued by visions of him and unfortunately […]

‘Superman & Lois’ Season 2 Episode 3 Recap: “The Thing in the Mines”

Readers, we have been bamboozled, hoodwinked and led astray by Todd Helbing and the Superman & Lois writing team. Again. We thought we were getting the nearly unkillable beast Doomsday. The reality under that adaptation of Doomsday’s containment suit was a different classic Superman villain.  Superman’s Intellectually Challenged Clone For the third time, the show pulled a bait and switch on us with a villain. The first time was “Captain Luthor” being John Henry Irons. The second time was Morgan Edge being the newly created half-brother to Clark, Tahl-Rho. This time they had us thinking the thing in the mines was Doomsday when […]

‘Superman & Lois’ Season 2 Episode 2 Recap: “Ties That Bind”

Superman & Lois’ second episode of the season had Doomsday killing miners, brother drama, Lois being plagued by a cult and the debut of Lara in A.I. form. Though certain losers were more focused on what they deemed to be the show going “woke.” I have a lot of thoughts about that. Stay Woke Woke started as a phrase used by Black people to warn people about police and other racial violence. Over the years, “woke” was co-opted by neckbeards to complain about anything they didn’t like. A TV show having LGBT characters? Woke! Black people being leads of a series […]

‘Superman & Lois’ Season 2 Premiere Review: “What Lies Beneath”

Superman & Lois returned to The CW for the start of its second season with angst over an alternate universe “daughter”, horny teens and a new man at the Department of Defense who is a real “pick me” about Superman. Though we need to start with the name on everybody’s lips.  Doomsday Throughout the episode Clark was being hurt by the vibrations of an unknown force that also caused an earthquake in Smallville. That force was Doomsday beneath Smallville punching in his green containment suit in a nod to his first appearance in the comics who went on to famously kill […]

‘Superman & Lois’ Review: Season 1 Finale – “Last Sons of Krypton”

When Superman & Lois was announced in fall 2019, I never could have imagined this would be the show we’d get. I pictured Clark and Lois raising young Jonathan in Metropolis with a bit of Crisis On Infinite Earths induced SORAS (Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome for those of you who don’t know soap operas). I did not anticipate a family drama with twins set in Smallville with an alternate reality John Henry Irons, Morgan Edge as the half-brother of Clark and a mixture of all Superman adaptations. I also did not anticipate it being the best received live action […]

‘Superman & Lois’ Review: Season 1 Episode 14 “The Eradicator”

Ever since Lois Lane debuted in Action Comics #1, she has been an aggressive reporter who chased the story no matter the danger. However, I think some of the people who watch this show don’t know that or just don’t like Lois being written in character. Reactions I saw online said Lois was “being needlessly reckless” and how unfortunate it was that Irons saved her. I’m not going to touch the person rooting for Lois to die on a show called Superman & Lois because that’s just in the category of “Female character bad!” idiocy you see in nerd circles, […]