Krypton Episode 101 Review
If you enjoyed the visuals provided by David Goyer in “Man of Steel” and enjoy the deep rooted hope message embodied in the “Donner-era” Superman then Krypton is a show that you will enjoy. Krypton is a deep cut into the Superman’s mythology exploring Supes grandfather Seg El. The story starts off with Seg El’s grandfather Val El (stay with me now) being tried for treason and brought before a new power Krypton, their new god Rao. After refusing the swear his allegiance, Val is sentenced to death. The remaining members of the current House El are now stripped of their name and pretty no longer matter to the Kryptonian hierarchy. Val El, played by the talented … , is escorted to his execution in a natural blue Kryptonian grab while also sporting a red cape. Fondly paying homage to Superman’s look. Val’s look is brighter than everyone’s else more dark outfits, so as Val “walks the plank” type of situation he resemble the Man of Steel vision of hope dying with him. 14 years later Seg is a hardened rankless tuff who bets on fights for extra money for his mother and father.
We also follow Lyta Zod who is in the military “Sagittari” guild. She gets pinned in a training session by her mother. Her mother then stabs her for asking for mercy, claiming that sagittari never beg for or give mercy. Lyta and Seg are romantically involved which makes interesting theories for the future of both houses. While usually anyone carrying the name Zod was a immediate no-no, Lyta seems to be more of character worth rooting for instead of against.
Adam Strange is the extremely under utilized character that brings humor to the show as well as the overarching problem of the season, Brainiac. Visually Brainiac is done right and capable of being a formidable big bad for this first season of Krypton.