Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman : Season 1

  • Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 12, 1993
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Jun 26, 2013
    91
    It is a beguiling romantic adventure.
  2. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jun 10, 2015
    88
    A lavish romp of campy romance and corny adventure that absolutely must not be taken seriously. If the plot's full of holes, they're plugged with a heedless style that makes this the season's most purely entertaining new show. [10 Sept 1993, p.3D]
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 10, 2013
    83
    This comic-book show is the smartest, most human hour of programming that Sunday night now has to offer.
  4. Washington Post
    Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Jun 10, 2015
    80
    Essentially, Lois & Clark amounts to a de-tooning of the Superman story, changing it from kids' stuff to more sophisticated fare, yet retaining the beguiling sense of wonder it would be lost without. Superman, contrary to published reports, is not dead. In fact, it could be argued he has never looked better. [11 Sept 1993, p.D1]
  5. Reviewed by: Howard Rosenberg
    Jun 10, 2015
    80
    A clever and rewarding Man of Steel remake that zooms across the airwaves faster than a speeding bullet.
  6. Dallas Morning News
    Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jun 10, 2015
    80
    Fun without being campy, poignant without being syrupy and probably too heavy on interpersonal situations to suit most of today's young male comic readers. [12 Sept 1993, p.10C]
  7. Chicago Sun-Times
    Reviewed by: Lon Grahnke
    Jun 10, 2015
    75
    Teri Hatcher is an irresistible dynamo as Lane, a reckless, career-driven loner. [9 Sept 1993, p.49]
  8. Variety
    Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 10, 2015
    70
    For the most part, exec producer David Jacobs, director Robert Butler and writer/co-exec producer Deborah Joy LeVine succeed, bringing a fresh cleverness to the well-worn Superman mythos without trampling on its tradition. [10 Sept 1993]
  9. The Hollywood Reporter
    Reviewed by: Miles Beller
    Jun 10, 2015
    70
    Good-looking, comely and honestly camp, Lois & Clark is an engagingly stylized interpretation of the Ben-Day dotted citizens of the D.C. comic, a snappy, revisionist revisit to the boldly colored cartoon world that Superman and company originally called home. [10 Sept 1993]
  10. San Diego Union-Tribune
    Reviewed by: John Freeman
    Jun 10, 2015
    50
    A fluffy, lighthearted little romp that brings to mind "Moonlighting" in its early days. [12 Sept 1993, p.TV Week-17]
  11. Miami Herald
    Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    Jun 10, 2015
    50
    Given the gamut of Lois' emotions, it's no wonder Teri Hatcher can't get a handle on her character. For his part, the handsome but wooden Dean Cain won't make anyone forget Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel -- not even the scene in which the hunky former pro football player wears only a towel. He's just So-So-Man. [12 Sept 1993, p.1]
  12. Reviewed by: Richard Zoglin
    Jul 2, 2013
    40
    Take away the levitation effects from Lois & Clark and you've got a strained knockoff of Moonlighting.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 7, 2015
    9
    Loved this when I was younger, finally decided to purchase it on DVD. I'm discovering this series all over again, it has a bit of everything.Loved this when I was younger, finally decided to purchase it on DVD. I'm discovering this series all over again, it has a bit of everything. But it's great to see the blossoming relationship between the two stars in Clark & Lois, backed up by a superb supporting cast. Full Review »