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Krypton: Season 1 (2018)



Critic Consensus: Krypton's eccentricity declines into silliness with a dull narrative that fails to fulfill a promising premise.


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What if Superman never existed? Set two generations before the destruction of Superman's home planet, "Krypton" follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the legendary Man of Steel's grandfather, who is faced with a life and death conflict -- save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson. With Krypton's leadership in disarray and the House of El ostracized, Seg finds himself in a difficult position. He must redeem his family's honor and protect the ones he loves while being challenged by familiar DC characters Brainiac (Blake Ritson) and Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos).


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All Critics (36) | Top Critics (12)

It's a shame that Krypton feels the need to lean on the Superman crutch. But while those elements are a distraction, there's still plenty of weirdness to appreciate.

March 22, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

... the overall storyline begins to bog down rather badly in the latter hours, making Krypton seem like too much of a slog en route to a seemingly long-in-coming payoff that's already set in stone.

March 21, 2018 | Rating: c+ | Full Review…
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The show's first few episodes have a nagging inconsequential air to them, as I wonder might be the overall case if Krypton doesn't start putting its good intent toward a more innovative cause.

March 20, 2018 | Full Review…

dense and weird enough on its own to eschew the usual superhero trappings, and surprisingly nuanced in its balance of class divide, palace intrigue and religious fanaticism.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

But even if it doesn't, Krypton has already provided some great surprises and promising world-building. The titular planet may be doomed, but with the right focus, the show could actually thrive.

April 13, 2018 | Full Review…

On paper, it sounds ridiculous. Why are we concerned with Superman's grandfather's origin story? Then you watch it...and it's just as ridiculous...Krypton is a show that will need to put in the work to earn high fantasy accolades it immediately wants.

March 30, 2018 | Full Review…

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