I was hesitant about this show when I first heard about it, but after watching the pilot a few months ago (for free on VUDU) I was pretty excited to watch the rest of the season. Of course I waited until the Blu-ray was released, and purchased it day 1 at Best Buy...
I've already binge watched the entire season (using my 1080p projector and 100" screen), and I enjoyed it quite a bit. The picture quality was great, and even on my 100" screen the CGI/effects looked very good (for a TV show at least)! I already can't wait to watch the second season, but I will most likely wait for the Blu-ray release of that as well (hopefully it gets one!).
Once again I would definitely recommend picking this up if you are a fan of Superman and/or DC Comics!
This new series of Superman’s origin has met or exceeded most fans’ wild expectations. It’s actually about his grand daddy who started the house of El. It’s worthwhile if one is craving for more understanding of Superman.
I got this for $10, and at that price it was worth it and I enjoyed it, though I couldn't binge watch it (which is why I can't recommend it over the $10 sale price), it just started to wear me down every few episodes and I needed to take breaks from my break...
Two hundred years before the destruction of Krypton, Superman's grandfather Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) is living as an outcast after his own grandfather was executed for treason. Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos), a man from future Earth, tells him to look for the Fortress of Solitude, where he discovers not only that his planet is in danger, but that there are forces trying to change the timeline so that Superman is never born. In Season 1 of the drama series, Seg sets out to get revenge for his family's misfortune, while also trying to make sure that his enemies don't succeed at changing the timeline.
It's the one DC show that ain't on the CW or DC Universe...I think. Since I don't have basic cable, this set was my first introduction to the show and it did not disappoint. It stars Superman's grandpa and a bunch of other characters you never even thought about (well except for Zod...who is also the Green Arrow's ex-stepfather) but somehow it works. Adam Strange goes back in time for some reason or other, possibly to prove he's better than a C-list Justice Leaguer and he and Super-gramps try to work with Zod while also trying to stop Zod. Oh, and there's lots of Zods in this series. But it's a fun show with a good mix of action and drama, so I dig it. So, settle in your own fortress of solitude and sit back and watch Krypton.
In all of the comics, movies, cartoons and shows through the years, we've only ever had small glimpses and short scenes that took place on Krypton, the planet Superman was born on. Finally we get to see what the culture was like; the political, scientific, religious and military factions and families, and how they affected, not just Kal-El (aka, Clark Kent/Superman) but many other famous characters in the DC Universe. The story is set many years before Kal-El was born. The main character is a young man from the House of El (the family Kal-El is from), and he will eventually become Kal-El's grandfather. I'm excited to see where this show goes from here. If you are a Superman fan...well, then you've probably already seen this show! But, if you haven't yet...WATCH this show!