Review: My Adventures With Superman 1×05 – “You Will Believe A Man Can Lie”
[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers!]
Director: Diana Huh
Writers: M. Willis, Cynthia Furey, Aman Adumer
Starring: Jack Quaid, Alice Lee, Ishmel Sahid, Laila Berzins, Joel de la Fuente, Chris Parnell, Vincent Tong, Debra Wilson
Reviewed by: Steven Brown
This was a pretty hilarious episode and is a reminder of the lengths Lois will go to accomplish her goals. Now convinced that Clark Kent is Superman, Lois is determined to make him admit this secret at all costs, including handcuffing herself to Superman! This tactic, of course, backfires and places Lois in danger with Superman having to rescue her. Also, an unknown threat is kidnapping criminals around Metropolis, forcing Superman to act. This culminates in the Man of Steel having to face off against one of the members of Task Force X.
While Lois and Clark were having their issues, Jimmy Olsen seems to be having problems of his own. Finding out that his site, which is dedicated to Superman and stories of the unknown, was getting roasted online by someone, Jimmy sets out to find the culprit. However, it’s closer than he thinks when he discovers it’s fellow reporter Steve. This turns out to be way more hilarious than I could have imagined as these two end up on assignment together with Jimmy messaging Lois and Clark trying to get away.
If I have to make a complaint about something in this episode, it has to be how quickly Lois finds out about Superman’s secret identity. In other versions of the Lois and Clark story, it has happened of course, but usually the reveal takes more time to come to fruition. This is the first show I’ve seen go directly for the identity reveal in the first season — especially so early in it. However, I’ve liked everything I’ve seen so far and that’s made me trust the writers and the direction they’re taking.
My Adventures With Superman 1×05 was a great episode that shows how powerful, and yet how selfless, Superman really is. His encounter with Task Force X shows this when he has to save a bus full of kids while being attacked at the same time. His struggles with Task Force X and this mysterious General seem to be the ongoing story for this season and I can’t wait to see where it goes.