Tuesday, April 19, 2005

If You Want to Know About My Undergrad Life...



Watch this show.

The first season of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman comes to DVD June 7. While much of the Class of '96 watched the advent of Mulder and Scully, I watched an adult Clark Kent who wasn't a nerd.

On the contrary, Clark was portrayed by Princeton football hero and would-be Buffalo Bill Dean Cain, and paired with a Lois given Teri Hatcher's incomparable mix of sweetness and sensuality. At the time, it was Hatcher's biggest success since MacGyver. Who knew another Sunday series lay ahead?

Indeed, Lois & Clark's first season is my favorite because it shows the characters at their quintessential best, from a street-smart Jimmy Olsen (Michael Landes), to a seductively evil Lex Luthor (John Shea), to the still active and caring Kent folks (K Callan and Eddie Jones).

6 comments:

Dave White said...

I still remember the one where Superman forgets to fly and gets amnesia while a meteor heads toward Earth... Was that the first season?

Gerald So said...

Yes. Incidentally, Smallville's version of Clark Kent will lose his memory in next week's episode. The amnesia plot never gets old. Or maybe it does, and audiences forget.

Jennifer Jordan said...

I read the post heading and thought for a second...

then no...

Gerald couldn't be Superman!

In college no less, a place unexplored! It's just farm to city for Clark.

If Superman went to a keger, could he actually get drunk on the alcohol or do his powers make him impervious?

John Ricotta said...

If Superman went to a kegger, he'd be the last man standing. At least, that's my interpretation of the comic books I have. I'm by no means a Superman historian, but based on what I've read, the guy just can't get drunk. Let's not forget that we're talking about an alien who shaves with his heat vision bouncing off a mirror.

However, let's not forget Superman III. (I've tried to.) Shotglasses spread across the bar, hair unkempt, costume dirty. Was he drunk then? I guess that was the idea.

Gerald So said...

In one of Lois & Clark's early episodes, it was established alcohol didn't affect him. The drunk Superman in Superman III was first a product of kryptonite. It makes sense that kryptonite could make Superman susceptible to any number of things.

In my undergrad life, I never drank enough for a buzz, though I generally avoided drinking--and do today--to keep from from getting carded.

John Ricotta said...

In keeping with the subject of Superman, I've been checking out the Blue Tights Network (www.bluetights.net), which is basically a countdown website for next year's Superman movie. There are some cool video diaries run by Bryan Singer that give some looks at and insight on the movie. I also saw Brandon Routh in Clark Kent attire, and he looked pretty convincing.