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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 

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In addition to fighting evil, Superman has a burning romance with Lois Lane in both his identities.
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Series cast summary:
Dean Cain ...  Clark Kent / ... 87 episodes, 1993-1997
Teri Hatcher ...  Lois Lane 87 episodes, 1993-1997
Lane Smith ...  Perry White 87 episodes, 1993-1997
K Callan ...  Martha Kent 87 episodes, 1993-1997
Eddie Jones ...  Jonathan Kent 87 episodes, 1993-1997
Justin Whalin ...  Jimmy Olsen 66 episodes, 1994-1997
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Lois and Clark is based on Superman being a Generation X man. In his twenties somewhere Clark must experience life as a pre-thirties pupil. Lois, as always, is by his side at the Daily Planet, adding that oh-so-ever romantic side to his life. The relationship between Lois and Clark, is as always, a platonic but on the edge of mad love, type of experience. Written by Sean Ackley <rhawk@ackind.com>

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12 September 1993 (USA) See more »

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Prior to being cast as Lois, Teri Hatcher appeared in Seinfeld: The Implant (1993). In one scene, her character Sidra made reference to Jerry Seinfeld's obsession with Superman. See more »

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Frank James: Jesse, it happens to every man once in a while.
Jesse James: Not to me.
Frank James: Look, it's not your fault. His was just plain bigger.
Jesse James: Size never made no difference before.
Frank James: You gotta get your mind off this, Jesse, or it could affect your future performance.
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Wonderful promise, but the show couldn't live up to it
15 February 2004 | by screenhound22See all my reviews

As a loyal fan of L&C, I have to say that I loved most things about the show. Teri Hatcher turned in my favorite portrayal of Lois Lane to date. Lane Smith's attitude as Perry White was usually enjoyable. Most importantly, Eddie Jones and K Callan set a new standard as Jonathan and Martha Kent. Originally billed as recurring characters, their efforts on screen were just too wonderful to be denied and became a staple of the show through its many ups and downs.

Dean Cain was solid as Clark--and the idea that Clark was a person with problems and goals and insecurities of his own and that Superman was the convenient guise he used to help people always appealed to me. I know that most of the die-hard fans are of the opposite opinion, but humanizing Kal-el and focusing on his relationships with his family, his friends, and the love of his life was one of Deb Joy Levine's truly masterful ideas. The ensemble cast of the first season with Michael Landes as Jimmy Olsen and Tracy Scoggins as Cat Grant worked superbly together onscreen. John Shea turned in a respectable performance with a good mix of glitz and sinister ambition for a '90s Lex Luthor. I loved almost all the episodes that first season and one of my abiding regrets is that the show's writing staff and cast changed for the second season. Nonetheless, the first two seasons were both solid (even if the alternating introduction of competing love interests became grating after awhile).

Much as I hate to admit it, the show didn't end too early. The wheels came off in the third season with the much-despised clone-amnesia arc and the disturbing introduction of the concept of New Krypton. By the close of the fourth season, a consistent villain was nowhere to be found and the idea of Lois's possible pregnancy, of a Superfamily, wasn't strong enough to help the show recover from a disastrous newlywed phase.


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