KRYPTON: Episodes First Impression – Gawd Damm This Show’s Actually Good
I went into this series with literally no expectations for Krypton and I was actually blown back by how good Krypton ended up being. It’s definitely something to check out if you want to see Krypton from a different perspective.
So to give a an idea of what KRYPTON is all about:
Years before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El, fights to redeem his family’s honor after the House of El is ostracized and shamed over Seg’s grandfather’s false claims of a world-killer coming to Krypton. When an attack on the government is attempted, Seg seizes an opportunity to advance himself and his family by allying with those who sentenced his grandfather to execution and destroyed his family’s name but when evidence that his grandfather’s claims were true is discovered, Seg must work within the system that discarded the House of El in order to protect their future legacy.
What I liked about Krypton is the story-telling. It’s flows well and seems to be focused on one narrative, to stop Brainiac from eaten up Krypton. It feel like a long movie broken up into multiple chapters. The world building is pretty good as well. We get a good scale of what Krypon is like, the culture, atmosphere and the overall feel of the world.
The cast (Georgina Campbell, Cameron Cuffe, Elliot Cowan and Shaun Sipos) all seem pretty strong so far, each playing their respective role pretty damm well.
Seg’s not so different from Kal-El in the sense that they’re both in a position of been the last surviving heir of the House of El. The only difference been that Seg had to watch his finally be killed right in front of him and now has to work for the very organization that almost wiped out his House name. The concept has a Games of Thrones feel to it with all this politics which I found to be very interesting.
Lyta is another character that I found very interesting. Although Lyta’s mother comes off as been on the villains side, she’s just following her orders like any other solider would. Lyta however is following her own beat, and when she fought for the title of commander, that scene was pretty damm epic. Her relationship with her mother and her morals really makes her a compelling character. Daron-Vex already is a character that I want to see dead. That’s how you know he’s a good villain.
I honestly can’t wait to see how Seg and his squad are going to deal with Brainiac and whether Adam Strange travelling back in time will create a butterfly effect that could change the course of history. Overall, it’s a good series that I’d recommend anyone to check out. Whether it stays strong throughout its run but I’m impressed with what I’ve seen and look forward to more Krypton.