Krypton: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 42


Audience Score

User Ratings: 515
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Air date: Mar 21, 2018
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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…
Top Critic

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…

Audience Reviews for Krypton: Season 1

  • 6d ago
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  • 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.
  • Apr 19, 2019
    I didn't think I would like this show so went in with the attitude I would watch a single episode and probably not go any further with it. Three days later I'd watched the entire first season. DC's stories/heroes do well in the series format and this was no exception. I am looking forward to season two.
  • Apr 15, 2019
    Was really good and was shot beautifully with its stunning visuals and it popping colours. Great cast and amazing story telling. Didn't feel the absence of the man of steel but I did love the shoutouts and references and the fact that they can just say superman whenever they feel.
  • Mar 26, 2019
    It has some of the best visuallys and storyline that gets better with each episode and builds a more better story.
  • Feb 01, 2019
    A narrative-wise captivating and beautifully produced science-fiction series that presents a truly compelling twist to a famous superhero origin story. Also, as a bonus, it contains the most satisfying live action adaptation of a famous Superman villain that easily rivals its movie's counterpart.

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