Krypton | S1 Review by Danielle Bawit

MV5BMTkxNDM1NzkyNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjg2MzU4NDM@._V1_Krypton introduces us some of the people in Superman’s family. Seg El is his grandfather and is the focus of this season, allowing us to see his world through his perspective and struggle. Val El is Seg El’s grandfather who has discovered the villain, Brainiac. A collector of worlds. As he tried to tell the people of Kandor, they didn’t believe him and was exiled. People turned to this new ‘god’ called Rao. However, Val’s execution caused Seg and his family to become ‘rankless’. They aren’t allowed to wear the EL symbol and are looked upon as lesser people than those who are in higher rank positions. This is such a different perspective from Superman’s timeline where people proudly wear the El symbol to show respect and honor Superman. As the story of the show continues, Seg is introduced to information about timelines, his famous grandson, makes decisions in order to save Kandor (Like Grandfather like Grandson right?), and is faced with obstacles that included the appearances of Brainiac, General Zod, and Doomsday (Yup! Intense!) To find out more about the show, I recommend you watch it! Especially to DC Fans and Fans of Superman. (Can’t reveal too many spoilers~)

What we can reveal however, are some of the parts of the season that shows many interesting things that audience viewers can expect and may relate to. Such as difficult relationships of family, lovers, the technology presented in this show, and the search for a meaning in one’s life.

The relationship with Lyta and her Mother Jayna is something that people can relate to. Although, this difficult mother and daughter relationship isn’t overall seen in a negative perspective. We see Lyta progress in this season as she starts to believe in herself to make her own decisions of what she thinks is right not only for her, but for her people in Kandor along with the people she loves. The more the more we see their relationship, the more we also get to understand how Jayna is as a person, a mother and a leader. We got to see what her childhood is like growing up in the house of Zod. The Zod’s are said to be a house of Warriors. They value courage, honor and loyalty to the state od Krypton above all: love, life and even family.

There is a major love triangle in this show. (Reminds me a bit of Romeo and Juliet). A Zod and an El fall in love but are ‘binded’ in separate relationships with other people. Seg and Lyta’s relationship is complicated, but their love for each other shows that they trust each other. Both characters make sacrifices and decisions to ensure that they’re both okay. However, there is still so much more to learn about the fate of the future of their families as the timeline of this show continues to write the next chapter for Kandor and its people.

Upon viewing the technology, we are introduced to a zeta beam device from Adam Strange that allows him to time travel. We are introduced to see how the people of Kandor exchange money, communicate, their vehicles, weaponry, and we get to see Val El’s fortress of solitude. The technology within the show expands the creativity and production to visually capture the feeling of awe, when audience viewers get to understand the type of technology in this other world.

The last thing that this show does that relates to audience viewers is the contemplations about life, and the purpose of an individual. Who am I? What do I stand for? What does my family stand for? What will I do with the information I’ve learned to make my own decisions? What is my purpose? How do I get to make the decisions that would help me and others? What is the right way to handle a situation? Is there even a solution to the problem? This is something that audience viewers will enjoy watching. Krypton. A TV show that not only talks about the history of a famous hero of Superman’s family and the people connected to him; but, it also demonstrates some things that audience viewers can not only relate to, but also enjoy.

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Release Date: March 21, 2018

Starring: Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell, Shaun Sipos, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Aron Pierre, Rasmus Hardiker, Colin Salmon

Distributor: Syfy

Genre: Science fiction. Comics.

Audience: 14+

Rating: TV-14

Runtime: 1 hour

Official Website: www.Syfy.com/Krypton

Official Social Media Pages:

IMDB Page: @KryptonTV

Wiki Link: @Krypton(TVseries)

Season 1 | Episode List:

  1. Pilot
  2. House of El
  3. The Rankless Initiative
  4. The World of Rao
  5. House of Zod
  6. Civil Wars
  7. Transformation
  8. Savage Night
  9. Hope
  10. The Phantom Zone

28951324_1362512817227333_1317974580082196765_n.jpgDanielle Bawit | Writing Contributor
B.A. | Media Studies | Cal State Univ – San Marcos
Hello! My name is Danielle Bawit. I attended MSJC- Mt. San Jacinto’s Community College and received two Associate’s for Communication and Liberal Arts. I am currently in my last semester at CSUSM-California State University San Marcos, and I will be receiving my Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies. I grew up with watching DC heroes on the screen, wrestling with my family, Disney movies and listening to Kpop. I have been always involved with my education by joining choir’s and becoming part of MSJC’s communications club as a Historian. I have promoted events for the club at my previous school, and I have promoted and volunteered for Khip-hop concerts. I aspire to one day work in the entertainment world while promoting artists and music. Additionally, I also hope to share written stories to people in my career due to my love for writing.| Instagram @Charice_Danielle| View My Articles

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