I sat down to try something I hadn’t watched before. As much as I’m enjoying Swamp Thing over on DC Universe, I decided to try some other DC shows that are available right now.
I’ve never watched Krypton before and I haven’t heard much about it. Going into the show, I only knew that it is a prequel to Superman, sort of.
Krypton follows the grandfather of Superman. So technically he has to father a baby and then that baby needs to grow up and have Superman.
I started at season 2 episode 1. Being a television series on Syfy I was lucky enough to catch a recap at the beginning of the first episode.
However, after three episodes I found that I was lacking interest. Don’t get me wrong, the set design is great. The fight sequences are high paced and hard-hitting. Plus Brainiac looks completely creepy and Doomsday had a great design too! They have the best design on the show.
Not to mention General Zod is played by Colin Salmon, one of my favorite special ops soliders “one” from the first Resident Evil (2002).
But I think it’s because I didn’t start from the beginning of the series that it missed the mark. I started the second season so I was low-key lost. And then I also didn’t connect with any characters.
Seg-El seemed a little oblivious to me. I mean he had his moments where he looked cool and completely showed out, but other than the powers he developed on Brainiac’s planet, I didn’t connect.
Then I got confused because he was dating Lyta-Zod but then actual Zod came from the future and took over Krypton. And even after Adam Strange warned everybody (including Lyta, Seg-EL and everyone else important) that Zod was up to no good, Zod’s plan still succeeded.
Episode 3, the last one I watched as of this writing, had Strange and Seg-EL stuck on Brainiac’s planet captured by one of the only habitants left and Seg-El’s powers are overwhelming him. While a bunch of other people are planning a resistance.
I can’t say whether Krypton is a good show or not. Maybe I did the show a disservice by joining in on the second season. But then again, I’ve started shows late in the lifecycle before, enjoyed some and even went back to the start for some.
I should be excited to start from episode 1 in season 1. I don’t want to force it. I’m sure Krypton is a great show. But after 3 episodes, I stopped. Maybe I’ll get it another try later.