Krypton: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1

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



Critic Ratings: 42


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User Ratings: 529

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Air date: Mar 21, 2018

Seg learns his planet is in danger of being destroyed so that his future grandson will never be born.

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Air date: Mar 28, 2018

After suffering a tragedy, Seg is forced to adjust to a new life, a new rank, and a new threat.

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Air date: Apr 4, 2018

During a military crackdown on Seg's home district, Seg and Adam Strange race to find a deadly Sentry.

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Air date: Apr 11, 2018

Seg is approached by a Black Zero leader as Rao finds a scapegoat for the failed Rankless Initiative.

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Air date: Apr 18, 2018

Jayna grapples with her torn loyalties as Seg fights for survival within the heart of Black Zero.

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Air date: Apr 25, 2018

Seg is faced with an impossible choice that will shape the El legacy and the fate of the universe.

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Air date: May 2, 2018

Daron punishes the conspirators after a failed coup; and Lyta and Dev go in search of Jayna.

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Air date: May 9, 2018

A resistance movement begins to form to impede the Voice of Rao's increasing power and influence.

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Air date: May 16, 2018

Seg must decide if he can make the ultimate sacrifice in service of the greater good of Kandor.

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Air date: May 23, 2018

Seg races to save his city from being overtaken as the bottling of Kandor begins.

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Krypton Season 1

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (13)

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.

Mar 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.

Mar 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.

Mar 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The base of the series - script, characters and visual finishing - are so little stimulating. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Relying too much on established Superman characters in the second half led to an overly complicated and uninteresting conclusion.

Mar 5, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

The show is fine, I didn't dislike watching it, but if you're looking for something to get you really excited and blow your mind you'd be best served to look elsewhere...

Jan 26, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, even those fans will have a hard time finding something that piques their interest: poorly-sketched characters suffocated by a boring story that assumes importance by attaching a bombastic score is a recipe for disaster.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite some minor pacing issues, and some poorly constructed fight sequences, Krypton accomplishes what a show like Gotham has failed to do: successfully craft a television prequel that doesn't rely on its iconic hero.

Jul 13, 2018 | Full Review…

A lavish production and strong central performances aren't enough to save Krypton from convoluted plotting and forgettable character arcs.

Jul 6, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | 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.

Apr 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.

Mar 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Krypton: Season 1

  • May 12, 2020
    I absolutely loved it. One of the best TV shows I have seen to date. Taking on a different concept of the Superman saga, I loved it. Also like how we were able to get a more insightful look into the house of El. Real good show! Highly recommend!!
  • Jan 05, 2020
    Era prometedora. Pero demasiado feminismo y corrección politica. Ademas se convierte en una novela de dos pesos.
  • Oct 21, 2019
    It reduces the legend of Superman to the (futuristic sci-fi) human level, but doens't fail to show the world-shattering level Superman fights at. Overall, this season feels like a setup, so here's to a more robust season 2.
  • Oct 15, 2019
    I enjoyed season 1 of Krypton. It has a diverse cast without rubbing it in your face or making a big deal of it as should always be the case if we truly want to treat everyone equal. Unlike a couple of other comic book TV series out there right now Krypton is not making any kind of anti-white male feminist message or anything, it is just a decent sci fi show giving a back story to Superman's family and planet before he was born and introducing us to a lot of familiar villains from DC comics. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 since I think the plot moves in too many different directions in season 1 when he runs into multiple groups in the tunnel network, but overall it was a decent first season and it was enjoyable to watch.
  • Aug 17, 2019
    kasinlikle harikaydı
  • Jul 12, 2019
    Well done in that it has a good story, action, drama, comedy and great acting.
  • Jul 10, 2019
    love it very interesting although slow in bits
  • Jun 26, 2019
    fantastic storyline, hope they keep this going until the end :) can't wait to find out what happens next !
  • Jun 22, 2019
    Very good show, don't know why people are complaining
  • Jun 20, 2019
    Good season, Superman is my favorite character. This first season have a Great Plot, but the potencial was not fully explored.

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