Casting a fresh look on a timeless legend, this exciting, action-packed update of the DC Comics Superman captures the daring exploits of the mysterious visitor from another planet and brings the city of Metropolis to life.... more » Originally aired in the 90's on ABC, this humorously romantic action/adventure hour-long series puts a modern twist on the time-honored, legendary superhero, bringing to life the comic book characters Clark Kent (Dean Cain); his superhuman alter-ego, Superman; and Lois Lane (Teri Hatcher), fiction's first lady of the press, in the most unrequited romance of all time. DVD Features:Audio Commentary:Commentary on Pilot episodeDocumentaries:"From Rivals to Romance" -retrospective documentaryEaster Eggs:Featurette:"Taking Flight: The Visual Effects of Lois & Clark"Introduction:« less
Brock J. (insidebrock) from OPELIKA, AL Reviewed on 6/22/2008...
Very entertaining and kids love it.
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Superman , Superwoman Equals SUPERSHOW
Lauren H. Lavine | Cleveland, Ohio | 06/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman The First Season is a FIVE STAR show if I ever saw one.
This show has a completely new take on the beginnings of the Characters. It is creative in a way that I believe would make Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster proud. I believe this because I have the distinction of having Parents that not only went to School with both of the creators, but were their friends and were there when Joe and Jerry first came up with the idea of Superman. I have grown up with all sorts of stories of how Superman came to be in the first place. My Father's brother was in Art class with Joe and Jerry and witnessed the very first sketches of the man of steel. Therefore my feelings of this new and innovative creation are very personal.
Given this information, I must say that Lois and Clark are absolutely fabulous. The set designs and costuming ring very true to the original as well as adding it's own mark. It is done in a way that will sustain a certain timelessness. The use of the 1940's and the current times combined together are ingenious. This was a very clever way of giving the show a look and feel that will last forever.
The stories may not follow the exact history of the original Superman, but nonetheless are so very creative that they make you want to watch every episode because of it's freshness. They are exciting, humorous, and romantic making the show enjoyable to watch. The sexual tension between Lois and Clark not only makes one root for them to get together, but also encourages us to not to miss a single episode.
Dean Cain is the perfect Clark Kent/Superman and adds a down to earth quality that everyone can relate to. He is not only very handsome and charming, but extremely talented and adds an innocence to the character that has not been seen before.
Teri Hatcher as Lois Lane adds a completely new spin to the character. She is not only talented in her own right, but is classy, sassy, sexy, intelligent and very much her own woman. She adds all these qualities to Lois and still has the ability to show a certain underlined vulnerability at the same time.
The qualities in both of these people make them the perfect match. There in lies the magic and success. The secret to any good show is not only the strength of the story telling but the main characters as well. They must be solid not only as individuals but have chemistry between them. Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman has it all.
When one adds up all these factors, it gives the show a freshness that doesn't take anything away from the original. On the contrary it adds a uniqueness that makes the show a classic in it's own right that will definitely stand the test of time.
In conclusion, I not only recommend you buying this season but suggest that you get the other three for it only gets better each year. My only regret is that the show didn't last longer than four years.
Here is the First Season Line Up:
1: Pilot - "Equals Two Episodes" 2: Strange Visitor 3: Neverending Battle 4: I'm Looking Through You 5: Requiem for a Superhero 6: I've Got A Crush On You 7: Smart Kids 8: The Green, Green Glow of Home 9: Man of Steel Bars 10: Pheromone, My Lovely 11: Honeymoon in Metropolis 12: All Shook Up 13: Witness 14: Illusions of Grandeur 15: The Ides of Metropolis 16: The Foundling 17: The Rival 18: Vatman 19: Fly Hard 20: Barbarians at the Planet 21: The House of Luthor "
THE Superman television series for my generation
Robin Orlowski | United States | 11/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Christopher Reeves was an excellent big screen Superman because he played the classic role, but this primetime 90's series was the first to really focus on a Clark-centric storyline. Even the 'soapy' portions of this series cannot tarnish this all-around excellent product which viewers receive.
Dean Cain is an excellent actor who can easily pull a 'brooding' look while also sounding intelligent (duh, Cain actually went to Princeton!). Building on the "Lois's" of the past, Teri Hatcher is an independent and assertive career woman (think a female version of Woodward and Bernstein rolled together) who still senses that she is missing something from her 'successful' life---Mr. very right!
While she eventually does find out her coworker's secret, she is annoyed by his frequent disappearances and 'strange' behavior during this season.
Also unlike before, Clark himself now is supposed to look very hot to the viewers. Gone are the days of the bookish 'nerd' who characterized earlier film, radio, and comic versions of the Kansas farm boy with a very special secret. In those versions, Superman was held up as the ideal, but women were not supposed to lust after Clark. This Clark is both brains and brawn, the latter is shown off very nicely in his spandex-like 'Superman' outfit.
Thankfully, that costume appears to be mostly Cain's real body instead of some over pumped Hollywood prop!
You can tell that ABC..etc really spent a lot of time, money, and thought putting together this series because the sets look very detailed.
We don't have to put up with annoying inconsistencies which have insisted that Ma and Pa Kent are capable of driving from Smallville into Metropolis (which is supposed to be New York City!) in a single day--minus the Superman Express. Even during the all-critical first season (with a different Jimmy instead of Justin Whalin who would have this part during later seasons) the show genuinely draws viewers in.
Even if this release does not have any extras, it will be nice to own a series which managed to 'update' the Superman saga without throwing in absurdities. Clark's parents (played by Eddie George and K Callahan) are open-minded people, but they were ultimately small-town country farmers who only want the best for their son.
Since rumors suggest that this series finally will be released, do yourself a favor. Skip Smallville and fly towards Lois and Clark. You will not be disappointed with this purchase. "
Porfie Medina | 09/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have watched Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman since it's second season on ABC. I stumbled upon it one night and totally fell in love with the show. Since the show was cancelled after it's fourth season, I have followed the show from TNT to then TBS and now they don't have any shows scheduled for September. I LOVE THIS SHOW!! Every other show is coming out on DVD and I think that Lois and Clark deserve to be on DVD also so that it doesn't just completely disappear leaving fans like me missing the show."
WANTED! Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman DVD
Kina | Sacramento, CA | 07/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Seeing previews of Teri Hatcher's and Dean Cain's new fall shows reminded me that I miss "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" and it must absolutely be made available on DVD for fans of the show!
Teri and Dean had such wonderful chemistry together and Dean was the perfect actor to play kind, loyal, somewhat nerdy Clark (but who still looked HOT in those glasses) and had the body to play Superman. I loved their verbal banter especially in the early seasons when she barely gave Clark the time of day...and I remember their first date. SIGH...what wonderful memories!
I agree with some of the other reviews posted here...there are some ridiculous shows that have been marketed into a DVD set...if those can be produced into DVD, then Lois & Clark certain can!
The DVD may even gain a new following with the popularity of Smallville and action films such as Spiderman2. Teri and Dean certainly have more chemistry with each other than Tobey and Kirsten...sorry.
To the producers, marketers, and all those involved with this would-be project--PLEASE, PLEASE listen to the fans and put together a DVD set of this wonderful show!!!