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REVIEW: 'My Adventures With Superman' Season 2

During the first season of My Adventures With Superman, Clark (Jack Quaid) had to figure out how to balance his personal life and being the Man of Steel. Picking up shortly after the explosive events of Season 1, we’re beginning to see Clark struggling with that balance and feeling more alienated than ever. However, there is a glimpse of hope that he may not be the only Kryptonian.

Much like the Season 1, Season 2 adds new twists to the classic Superman mythos introducing a new backstory to the destruction of Krypton and the Fortress of Solitude. In addition, Season 2 shakes up the status quo of our favorite trio for better or for worse. Lois Lane (Alice Lee) is still a headstrong reporter willing to jump into any dangers however after the revelations of Season 1 regarding the invading Kryptonians and the fact Superman could eventually become evil, Lois may not have Clark’s best interest in mind and may side with her father. Jimmy Olsen (Ishmel Sahid) on the other hand has allowed his recent success and millionaire status affect his judgement in humorous ways and may have inadvertently gave Lex Luthor the inspiration he needed to become Superman’s greatest foe.

Lois Lane, Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen at the Daily Planet. © Adult Swim

The first episode of this season “More Things in Heaven and Earth” jumps headfirst into the burgeoning romance between Clark and Lois. Love is in the air in Metropolis and Clark struggles to plan the perfect Valentines for Lois. As for Jimmy, he’s now the head of Flamebird Video Division of the Daily Planet and is willing to spend top dollar to fund the trio’s antics. There’s an ongoing visual gag seeing Jimmy’s finances dwindle. This episode was a bit unbalanced. Instead of focusing on the Valentine’s Day shenanigans, we’re thrust to the attic for a major plot revelation setting the stage for the remainder of the season. It’s here where Clark learns more of his Kryptonian heritage by Jor-El (Jason Marnicha)  and the revelation that his cousin, Kara Zor-El is alive.

Supergirl. © Adult Swim

Luckily episode 2 “Adventures with my Girlfriend” maintained its focus and sets up the larger narrative of this season. Though Amanda Waller (Debra Wilson) and Slade (Chris Parnell) made a brief appearance in the first episode, Waller and Task Force X are front and center here. Superman and Lois must perform a half hazard prison break to retrieve General Lane while Jimmy is sidelined to manage his newly minted Flamebird team consisting of interns and a Steve Lombard. Waller shined in this episode showcasing her true nature. She’s ruthless and will subjugate innocent civilians to experimentations to serve their country. In addition, the episode showcases the beginnings of a fissure between Clark and Lois due to General Lane’s disdain for Superman. Clark wants to find his cousin and Lois is hesitant on the idea for more kryptonians. Though Jimmy is sidelined in this episode, we’re introduced to a particularly interesting dynamic between him and Lex Luthor giving Jimmy more to do in the overall story of this season.

Lex Luthor and Amanda Waller in 'My Adventures With Superman' season 2. © Adult Swim

This season starts off little over the place, but luckily finds its footing. It’s going to be interesting to see how the ramifications of the main trio’s choices will have on their relationships. Season 2 shares the same humor and charm that surprised us in Season 1. The show is not afraid to mix things up on the Superman formula giving us a fresh take on the character. I can’t wait to see how this season shapes up, especially seeing the growing tension between Clark and Lois and the introduction of Supergirl.


Less than a year after season 1, the first 2 episodes of My Adventures with Superman Season 2 will premiere on Adult Swim on May 25th and stream on Max the following day (followed by a weekly release).


Official Synopsis for Season 2: In the latest season, the three best friends face a host of new threats. Powerful foes will emerge from Clark’s alien past, Amanda Waller will take aim at Superman, Lois will grapple with the future, and Jimmy Olsen will spend an unbelievable amount of money. Krypton is coming for our young heroes, and its arrival will test their strength, loyalty, and love like never before.


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