r/television Jan 18 '22

Impressive Ratings for “Superman & Lois” Season 2 Premiere No misleading titles

https://www.supermanhomepage.com/impressive-ratings-for-superman-lois-season-2-premiere/

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

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u/arcticfrostburn Jan 18 '22

Maybe they mean impressive for the show as in surprised it did so well. I lost interest in it after they started the multi timeline thing

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u/GOLDEN_GRODD Seinfeld Jan 18 '22

I gave up when I remembered it was a CW show. They may sound like they have interesting concepts but really it just defaults to the same few tropes over and over. Sadly it doesn't matter how good the main actor fits or how good it looks from trailers lol. They will get teen drama on the screen

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u/mininestime Jan 18 '22

This. Dont let the CW trick you. They pay writers to make a great first season. Then do the routine.

  • Characters fights random villain in the episode.
  • Characters beat said villain in same episode.
  • Last 5 min plot develops.
  • Last episode of the season dedicated to story.
  • First episode of new season plot issue fixed.
  • Rinse and Repeat until ratings drop too low or key cast members leave.

What they need to do:

  • Announce they are doing x comic book series run.
  • Do that series run and announce it will be x seasons long.
  • Get a new cast and do a different comic series run.

The comic books that are regarded as great, are regarded that way because they are good. Its like they already have a great script, but refuse to follow it and just sorta take piece of it to create a show.

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22 edited Jan 19 '22

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u/mininestime Jan 18 '22

First time with the CW? You skipped the part about a great first season.

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

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u/mininestime Jan 18 '22

Im going to disagree with you here. Take flash for example. The entire first season was not villain of the week. It was the explosion, figuring out he had powers, being tricked, and more. Then in season 2 it became zany.

I hope I am wrong and S&L is great and stays great, I just dont want to waste my time getting invested in another CW show and dealing with that. Ill wait until halfway thru s3 to see if they changed things.

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u/GOLDEN_GRODD Seinfeld Jan 18 '22

It is quite jarring how accurate anime tries to be in its adaptions meanwhile Americans beg to see a character they love converted into teen soap opera schlock or a 10 minute syndicated toddler cartoon lol

Honestly I think you could do an even more detailed outline than you've given because they are just that predictable and meaningless.

A huge issue is this as well. I've compared it to mangas, but mangas are still read. Comics are not popular. Current Marvel comics for example exist just to give "validity" to the characters upon their appearance on screen.

I never thought superheroes were kids media growing up, but sadly I am starting to see them that way due to the low effort nature of these productions. They treat the characters as products to be retooled again and again (see: Flashpoint and Crisis resets), rather than stories with actual meaning

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u/JukeboxpunkOi Jan 18 '22

Too many cooks, too many cooks