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L&C slots into a long line of ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'' imitators, mixing a "[[WillTheyOrWontThey will they/won't they"]] romance with a few [[PostModernism postmodern]] aspirations: Clark spends as much time chasing clues and mixing with his [[OnlySaneMan weird co-workers]] as he does battling evil, and his caped persona is a frequent topic of {{Seinfeldian Conversation}}s.

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L&C slots into a long line of ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'' imitators, mixing a "[[WillTheyOrWontThey will they/won't they"]] romance with a few [[PostModernism postmodern]] aspirations: Clark spends as much time chasing clues and mixing with his [[OnlySaneMan weird co-workers]] as he does battling evil, and his caped persona alter-ego is a frequent topic of {{Seinfeldian Conversation}}s.
2nd Aug '16 8:21:55 AM Ripburger
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This breezy approach is reflected in the [[HotterAndSexier younger, attractive]] central cast: ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' heartthrob Dean Cain as Clark, brooding John Shea as ComicBook/LexLuthor, and Teri Hatcher in her career-defining role as ComicBook/LoisLane.

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This breezy approach is reflected in the [[HotterAndSexier younger, attractive]] central cast: ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' heartthrob Dean Cain as Clark, brooding John Shea (the guy from ''Windy City''?) as ComicBook/LexLuthor, and Teri Hatcher in her career-defining role as ComicBook/LoisLane.
31st Jul '16 11:24:56 AM Ripburger
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This breezy approach is reflected in the [[HotterAndSexier younger, attractive]] central cast: ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' heartthrob Dean Cain as Clark Kent/Superman, brooding John Shea as ComicBook/LexLuthor, and Teri Hatcher in her career-defining role as ComicBook/LoisLane.

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This breezy approach is reflected in the [[HotterAndSexier younger, attractive]] central cast: ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' heartthrob Dean Cain as Clark Kent/Superman, Clark, brooding John Shea as ComicBook/LexLuthor, and Teri Hatcher in her career-defining role as ComicBook/LoisLane.
31st Jul '16 11:24:28 AM Ripburger
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A live-action incarnation of the Franchise/{{Superman}} mythos that aired from 1993 to 1997, and one of the first superhero series aimed at women as much as men. ''Lois & Clark'' continued the trend of ComicBook/PostCrisis Superman stories in identifying Clark as the "real" personality -- with Superman as the role he puts on -- and having the support of his still-living foster parents.

L&C slots into a long line of ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'' imitators, mixing a "[[WillTheyOrWontThey will they/won't they"]] romance with a few [[PostModernism postmodern]] aspirations: Clark spends as much time chasing clues and mixing with his [[OnlySaneMan weird co-workers]] as he does battling evil, and his caped persona is a frequent topic of {{Seinfeldian Conversation}}s.

This breezy approach is reflected in the [[HotterAndSexier younger, attractive]] central cast: ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' heartthrob Dean Cain as Clark Kent/Superman, broody ohn Shea as ComicBook/LexLuthor, and Teri Hatcher in her career-defining role as ComicBook/LoisLane.

The show suffered, to an extent, from the so-called "''Moonlighting'' [[ShippingBedDeath curse]]" as well as the bane of superhero TV shows: restraints on budget and their effect on the story (see also ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Series/{{Heroes}}''): Superman rarely fought someone who was a physical match for him, with most villains either being secretive like Luthor or -- much like the earlier [[TheAdventuresOfSuperman George Reeves series]] -- resorting to kidnapping innocents. Occasionally, Superman's power levels were lessened to add drama, but the consistency of those vulnerabilities [[UselessSuperpowers was spotty at best.]] Making up for this were the engaging ''Daily Planet'' cast, a fair amount of wit, and most notably, the phenomenal chemistry between Cain and Hatcher.

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A '''''Lois & Clark''''' is a live-action incarnation of the Franchise/{{Superman}} mythos that series which aired from 1993 to 1997, and one 1993-1997. Like other Superman-related media of that time (otherwise known as the first superhero series aimed at women as much as men. ''Lois & Clark'' continued the trend of ComicBook/PostCrisis Superman stories in identifying era), Clark identifies as the "real" personality -- with Superman as being the role he puts on -- and having has the support of his still-living foster parents.

parents.

L&C slots into a long line of ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'' imitators, mixing a "[[WillTheyOrWontThey will they/won't they"]] romance with a few [[PostModernism postmodern]] aspirations: Clark spends as much time chasing clues and mixing with his [[OnlySaneMan weird co-workers]] as he does battling evil, and his caped persona is a frequent topic of {{Seinfeldian Conversation}}s.

Conversation}}s.

This breezy approach is reflected in the [[HotterAndSexier younger, attractive]] central cast: ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' heartthrob Dean Cain as Clark Kent/Superman, broody ohn brooding John Shea as ComicBook/LexLuthor, and Teri Hatcher in her career-defining role as ComicBook/LoisLane.

ComicBook/LoisLane.

The show suffered, to an extent, from the so-called "''Moonlighting'' [[ShippingBedDeath curse]]" as well as the bane of superhero TV shows: restraints on budget and their effect on the story (see also ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Series/{{Heroes}}''): Superman rarely fought someone who was a physical match for him, with most villains either being secretive like Luthor or -- much like the earlier [[TheAdventuresOfSuperman George Reeves series]] -- resorting to kidnapping innocents. Occasionally, Superman's power levels were lessened to add drama, but the consistency of those vulnerabilities [[UselessSuperpowers was spotty at best.]] Making up for this were the engaging ''Daily Planet'' cast, a fair amount of wit, and most notably, the phenomenal chemistry between Cain and Hatcher.
Hatcher. It's also one of the first superhero series aimed at women as much as men.
30th Jul '16 11:41:27 AM Ripburger
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This breezy approach is reflected in the [[HotterAndSexier younger, attractive]] central cast: former ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' heartthrob Dean Cain as Clark Kent/Superman, broody leading man John Shea as ComicBook/LexLuthor, and Teri Hatcher in her career-defining role as ComicBook/LoisLane.

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This breezy approach is reflected in the [[HotterAndSexier younger, attractive]] central cast: former ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' heartthrob Dean Cain as Clark Kent/Superman, broody leading man John ohn Shea as ComicBook/LexLuthor, and Teri Hatcher in her career-defining role as ComicBook/LoisLane.



* AbsentMindedProfessor: Dr. Samuel Platt from the Pilot, followed by Emil Hamilton in "That Old Gang of Mine." Superman's recurring sidekick, Dr. Klein has his moments, too. (Generally, the only trustworthy doctors on this show are the forgetful ones.)
** The only way to ever explain why Dr. Klein does not clue into the fact that Superman and Clark Kent are the same person is that he is a total absent minded professor.
* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Lex's preferred terrain, at least once he goes broke.
* AccidentalMisnaming: Mr. Mxyzptlk, after Lois mispronounces it as "Mazel Tov". He doesn't care for that one bit.

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* AbsentMindedProfessor: Dr. Samuel Platt from the Pilot, followed by Emil Hamilton in "That Old Gang of Mine." (Generally, the only trustworthy doctors on this show are the forgetful ones.)
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Superman's recurring sidekick, Dr. Klein has his moments, too. (Generally, the only trustworthy doctors on this show are the forgetful ones.)
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The only way to ever explain why Dr. Klein does not clue into the fact that Superman and Clark Kent are the same person is that he is a total absent minded professor.
* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Lex's preferred terrain, at terrain (at least once he goes broke.
broke).
* AccidentalMisnaming: Mr. Mxyzptlk, after Mxyzptlk. Lois mispronounces it as "Mazel Tov". He doesn't didn't care for that one bit.



** Lana Lang is blonde in this incarnation. Her personality has changed accordingly.

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** Frosty Lana Lang is blonde in this incarnation. Her personality has changed accordingly.incarnation.



* AdaptationPersonalityChange: At the time of airing most people's perception of the Clark Kent/Superman characters were from Creator/ChristopherReeve's portrayal in the film series - Clark being incredibly dorky and irritating and Superman being almost inhumanly masterful and charismatic. Perhaps mindful of just how grating a "dork" Clark would be over an entire series and wanting to make the romance elements more believable the TV series Clark is much more assertive, confident and charismatic. At the same time Superman is far more down to earth making the two personalities much more similar than the film incaranations. Also the makers incorporated into the show:

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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: At the time of airing most people's perception of the Clark Kent/Superman characters were from Creator/ChristopherReeve's portrayal in the film series - Clark being incredibly dorky and irritating and Superman being almost inhumanly masterful and charismatic. \\\
Perhaps mindful of just how grating a "dork" Clark would be over an entire series and wanting to make the romance elements more believable the TV series Clark is much more assertive, confident and charismatic. At the same time Superman is far more down to earth making the two personalities much more similar than the film incaranations. Also the makers incorporated into the show:



* AdventureDuo: Despite Clark's super powers, he's actually TheScully, with Lois being the one leaping to wild conclusions and charging headfirst into danger.
* AffectionateParody: A parody of ''ILoveLucy'', with Dean Cain doing a passable Dezi, in "Don't Tug on Superman's Cape". Ay yi yi. The episode also featured a Bond spoof with Lois as "Ms. Goodbottom".

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* AdventureDuo: Despite Clark's super powers, he's Paradoxically (given his alien origins), Clark is actually TheScully, with Lois being the one leaping to wild conclusions and charging headfirst into danger.
* AffectionateParody: AffectionateParody:
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A parody of ''ILoveLucy'', with Dean Cain doing a passable Dezi, in "Don't Tug on Superman's Cape". Ay yi yi. The yi.
** That
episode also featured a Bond spoof spoof, with Clark as Bond and Lois as "Ms. Goodbottom".



* AliensSpeakingEnglish: The survivors of New Krypton. Yet one of Kal-El's crimes is not having learned Kryptonian sufficiently to have understood all the arcane instructions on his ship.

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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: The survivors of New Krypton. Yet one of Kal-El's crimes is not having learned Kryptonian sufficiently to have understood all the arcane instructions on his ship.ship...?



* AlphabetNewsNetwork: LNN (Luthor News Network). Its logo uses the same [[UsefulNotes/{{Fonts}} typeface]] as Creator/{{CNN}}.

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* AlphabetNewsNetwork: LNN (Luthor News Network). Its The logo uses the same [[UsefulNotes/{{Fonts}} typeface]] as Creator/{{CNN}}.



* AnalogyBackfire: Following Lex's buyout of the paper, Perry balks at his new "Senior" Editor-in-chief, a [[IvyLeagueForEveryone Yale]] pipsqueak named Chip. Lex reassuringly tells him to just think of it as a "honeymoon period".

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* AnalogyBackfire: Following Lex's buyout of the paper, Perry balks at Luthor's buyout of the ''Daily Planet'', with the final straw being his appointment of a new "Senior" Editor-in-chief, a [[IvyLeagueForEveryone Yale]] pipsqueak ''Senior'' Editor-in-chief: an Ivy League douchebag named Chip. Lex reassuringly irritatingly tells him to just think of it as a "honeymoon period".



** In "Dead Lois Walking", Clark compares Lois' {{Frameup}} to that of Richard Kimble in ''Series/TheFugitive''. All they have to do is find the real killer!

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** In "Dead Lois Walking", Clark compares Lois' {{Frameup}} situation to that of Richard Kimble in the TV series, ''Series/TheFugitive''. All they have to do is find the real killer!killer.



'''Clark:''' [beat] "I think the show ran four years."

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'''Clark:''' [beat] [considers] "I think the show ran four years."
29th Jul '16 1:10:46 PM Ripburger
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L&C slots into a long line of ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'' imitators, mixing a "WillTheyOrWontThey" romance with a few [[PostModernism postmodern]] aspirations: Clark spends as much time chasing clues and mixing with his [[OnlySaneMan weird co-workers]] as he does battling evil, and his caped persona is a frequent topic of {{Seinfeldian Conversation}}s.

This breezy approach is reflected in the [[HotterAndSexier young, attractive]] central cast: former ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' heartthrob Dean Cain as Clark Kent/Superman, broody leading man John Shea as ComicBook/LexLuthor, and Teri Hatcher in her career-defining role as ComicBook/LoisLane.

The show suffered, to an extent, from the "''Moonlighting'' [[ShippingBedDeath curse]]" along with a known problem with TV superheroes: restraints on budget and their effect on the story (see also ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Series/{{Heroes}}''): Superman rarely fought someone who was a physical match for him, with most villains either being secretive like Luthor or -- much like the earlier [[TheAdventuresOfSuperman George Reeves series]] -- resorting to kidnapping innocents. Occasionally, Superman's power levels were lessened to add drama, but the consistency of those vulnerabilities [[UselessSuperpowers was spotty at best.]] Making up for this were the engaging ''Daily Planet'' cast, a fair amount of wit, and most notably, the phenomenal chemistry between Cain and Hatcher.

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L&C slots into a long line of ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'' imitators, mixing a "WillTheyOrWontThey" "[[WillTheyOrWontThey will they/won't they"]] romance with a few [[PostModernism postmodern]] aspirations: Clark spends as much time chasing clues and mixing with his [[OnlySaneMan weird co-workers]] as he does battling evil, and his caped persona is a frequent topic of {{Seinfeldian Conversation}}s.

This breezy approach is reflected in the [[HotterAndSexier young, younger, attractive]] central cast: former ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' heartthrob Dean Cain as Clark Kent/Superman, broody leading man John Shea as ComicBook/LexLuthor, and Teri Hatcher in her career-defining role as ComicBook/LoisLane.

The show suffered, to an extent, from the so-called "''Moonlighting'' [[ShippingBedDeath curse]]" along with a known problem with as well as the bane of superhero TV superheroes: shows: restraints on budget and their effect on the story (see also ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Series/{{Heroes}}''): Superman rarely fought someone who was a physical match for him, with most villains either being secretive like Luthor or -- much like the earlier [[TheAdventuresOfSuperman George Reeves series]] -- resorting to kidnapping innocents. Occasionally, Superman's power levels were lessened to add drama, but the consistency of those vulnerabilities [[UselessSuperpowers was spotty at best.]] Making up for this were the engaging ''Daily Planet'' cast, a fair amount of wit, and most notably, the phenomenal chemistry between Cain and Hatcher.
29th Jul '16 1:02:23 PM Ripburger
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The show suffered, to an extent, from the "''Moonlighting'' [[ShippingBedDeath curse]]" as well as another known problem with live-action superheroes: restraints on budget and their effect on the story (see also ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Series/{{Heroes}}''): Superman rarely fought someone who was a physical match for him, with most villains either being secretive like Luthor or -- much like the earlier [[TheAdventuresOfSuperman George Reeves series]] -- resorting to kidnapping innocents. Occasionally, Superman's power levels were lessened to add drama, but the consistency of those vulnerabilities [[UselessSuperpowers was spotty at best.]] Making up for this were the engaging ''Daily Planet'' cast, a fair amount of wit, and most notably, the phenomenal chemistry between Cain and Hatcher.

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The show suffered, to an extent, from the "''Moonlighting'' [[ShippingBedDeath curse]]" as well as another along with a known problem with live-action TV superheroes: restraints on budget and their effect on the story (see also ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Series/{{Heroes}}''): Superman rarely fought someone who was a physical match for him, with most villains either being secretive like Luthor or -- much like the earlier [[TheAdventuresOfSuperman George Reeves series]] -- resorting to kidnapping innocents. Occasionally, Superman's power levels were lessened to add drama, but the consistency of those vulnerabilities [[UselessSuperpowers was spotty at best.]] Making up for this were the engaging ''Daily Planet'' cast, a fair amount of wit, and most notably, the phenomenal chemistry between Cain and Hatcher.
29th Jul '16 9:01:33 AM Ripburger
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The show suffered, to an extent, from the "''Moonlighting'' [[ShippingBedDeath curse]]" as well as known problem with live-action superheroes: restraints on budget and their effect on the story (see also ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Series/{{Heroes}}''): Superman rarely fought someone who was a physical match for him, with most villains either being secretive like Luthor or -- much like the earlier [[TheAdventuresOfSuperman George Reeves series]] -- resorting to kidnapping innocents. Occasionally, Superman's power levels were lessened to add drama, but the consistency of those vulnerabilities [[UselessSuperpowers was spotty at best.]] Making up for this were the engaging ''Daily Planet'' cast, a fair amount of wit, and most notably, the phenomenal chemistry between Cain and Hatcher.

to:

The show suffered, to an extent, from the "''Moonlighting'' [[ShippingBedDeath curse]]" as well as another known problem with live-action superheroes: restraints on budget and their effect on the story (see also ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Series/{{Heroes}}''): Superman rarely fought someone who was a physical match for him, with most villains either being secretive like Luthor or -- much like the earlier [[TheAdventuresOfSuperman George Reeves series]] -- resorting to kidnapping innocents. Occasionally, Superman's power levels were lessened to add drama, but the consistency of those vulnerabilities [[UselessSuperpowers was spotty at best.]] Making up for this were the engaging ''Daily Planet'' cast, a fair amount of wit, and most notably, the phenomenal chemistry between Cain and Hatcher.
29th Jul '16 8:08:16 AM Ripburger
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The show suffered, to an extent, from the "''Moonlighting'' [[StangledByTheRedString curse]]" as well as known problem with live-action superheroes: restraints on budget and their effect on the story (see also ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Series/{{Heroes}}''): Superman rarely fought someone who was a physical match for him, with most villains either being secretive like Luthor or -- much like the earlier [[TheAdventuresOfSuperman George Reeves series]] -- resorting to kidnapping innocents. Occasionally, Superman's power levels were lessened to add drama, but the consistency of those vulnerabilities [[UselessSuperpowers was spotty at best.]] Making up for this were the engaging ''Daily Planet'' cast, a fair amount of wit, and most notably, the phenomenal chemistry between Cain and Hatcher.

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The show suffered, to an extent, from the "''Moonlighting'' [[StangledByTheRedString [[ShippingBedDeath curse]]" as well as known problem with live-action superheroes: restraints on budget and their effect on the story (see also ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Series/{{Heroes}}''): Superman rarely fought someone who was a physical match for him, with most villains either being secretive like Luthor or -- much like the earlier [[TheAdventuresOfSuperman George Reeves series]] -- resorting to kidnapping innocents. Occasionally, Superman's power levels were lessened to add drama, but the consistency of those vulnerabilities [[UselessSuperpowers was spotty at best.]] Making up for this were the engaging ''Daily Planet'' cast, a fair amount of wit, and most notably, the phenomenal chemistry between Cain and Hatcher.
29th Jul '16 8:04:30 AM Ripburger
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L&C slotted into a long line of ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'' imitators, mixing a "WillTheyOrWontThey" romance with a few [[PostModernism postmodern]] aspirations: Clark spent as much time chasing clues and mixing with his [[OnlySaneMan weird co-workers]] as he did battling evil, and his caped persona was a frequent topic of {{Seinfeldian Conversation}}s.

This breezy approach was reflected in the [[HotterAndSexier young, attractive]] central cast: former ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' heartthrob Dean Cain as Clark Kent/Superman, broody leading man John Shea as ComicBook/LexLuthor, and Teri Hatcher in her career-defining role as ComicBook/LoisLane.

The show suffered, to an extent, from a known problem with live-action superhero shows: restraints on budget and their effect on the story (see also ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Series/{{Heroes}}''): Superman rarely fought someone who was a physical match for him, with most villains either being secretive like Luthor or -- much like the earlier [[TheAdventuresOfSuperman George Reeves series]] -- resorting to kidnapping innocents. Occasionally, Superman's power levels were lessened to add drama, but the consistency of those vulnerabilities [[UselessSuperpowers was spotty at best.]] Making up for this were the engaging ''Daily Planet'' cast, a fair amount of wit, and most notably, the phenomenal chemistry between Cain and Hatcher.

Was simply known as ''TheNewAdventures of [[TheFullNameAdventures Superman]]'' (no direct relation to the older animated series ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'') in some countries outside the USA, due to executives believing non-American viewers wouldn't understand the {{pun}} on 19th-century American explorers [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_and_Clark_Expedition Lewis and Clark]]. Go figure.

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L&C slotted slots into a long line of ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'' imitators, mixing a "WillTheyOrWontThey" romance with a few [[PostModernism postmodern]] aspirations: Clark spent spends as much time chasing clues and mixing with his [[OnlySaneMan weird co-workers]] as he did does battling evil, and his caped persona was is a frequent topic of {{Seinfeldian Conversation}}s.

This breezy approach was is reflected in the [[HotterAndSexier young, attractive]] central cast: former ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' heartthrob Dean Cain as Clark Kent/Superman, broody leading man John Shea as ComicBook/LexLuthor, and Teri Hatcher in her career-defining role as ComicBook/LoisLane.

The show suffered, to an extent, from a the "''Moonlighting'' [[StangledByTheRedString curse]]" as well as known problem with live-action superhero shows: superheroes: restraints on budget and their effect on the story (see also ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Series/{{Heroes}}''): Superman rarely fought someone who was a physical match for him, with most villains either being secretive like Luthor or -- much like the earlier [[TheAdventuresOfSuperman George Reeves series]] -- resorting to kidnapping innocents. Occasionally, Superman's power levels were lessened to add drama, but the consistency of those vulnerabilities [[UselessSuperpowers was spotty at best.]] Making up for this were the engaging ''Daily Planet'' cast, a fair amount of wit, and most notably, the phenomenal chemistry between Cain and Hatcher.

Was T'was simply known as ''TheNewAdventures of [[TheFullNameAdventures Superman]]'' (no direct relation to the older animated series ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'') in some countries outside the USA, due to executives believing non-American viewers wouldn't understand the {{pun}} on 19th-century American explorers [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_and_Clark_Expedition Lewis and Clark]]. Go figure.
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