I love this picture you have done of Dean Cain as Superman from Lois And Clark:The New Adventures Of Superman.Cain wasn`t the best Superman(in my mind,the best live-action Superman to date,is Christopher Reeve and I respectfully disagree with Dahila-Mockery, I don`t think Cain is right behind Reeve-but everyone is entitled to their own opinions). I hope Henry Cavill will make a great Superman in Man Of Steel,though. I agree with supersebas,Lois And Clark wasn`t really that action-oriented and though I liked watching it as a kid when it came out in 1993,it was more like a Nightime-Soap Opera,to tell you the truth.I do think that ABC(the network Lois And Clark aired on) didn`t try to please a broad group of people and focused more on a certain demographic and that they didn`t try that hard to also cater to the fans.So,yeah,I think they played up the Clark Kent-persona far more than the Superman-side.''Clark''is even the name that came before ''Superman''in the title for the series.It was ''Lois And Clark:The New Adventures Of Superman'', not ''The New Adventures Of Superman:Lois And Clark'' or some variation of that. I do think Cain probably had the potential to be a better Superman than what he was,but as you said,he didn`t get enough room from the makers of the show to do that.As to BenRG`s point about Cain being smug as Superman,it`s not like he was as smug as Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern was in Green Lantern(and in the Comics,Hal Jordan does start off as kiind of an arrogant d---),but yeah,Cain kind of was a little smug as Superman.One of Superman`s defining characteristics is that he doesn`t have an ego or vanity.A being as powerful Superman letting it all go to his head and believing his own hype would be bad news,so I always thought of Superman`s humility as something of a system of checks and balances-which really in a lot of ways,is what humility is in real life,too.It`s part of the checks and balances on human nature.Other than the mild smugness of Cain as Suoerman,I didn`t mind him as Superman all that much.
Terri Hatcher actually was a good Lois Lane in Lois And Clark and unlike Margot Kidder from the Reeve-Superman films,Hatcher had the looks,too.I still feel that Eric Durance from Smallville is the best live-action Lois Lane,to date.She just nailed everything that makes Lois Lane who she is.But I do think Amy Adams will do a great job as Lois in the upcoming Superman Reboot,Man Of Steel.This is such a great picture of Dean Cain as Superman and it really marks a time period.
I always thought that Dean Cain was a bit too smug for Superman. He wasn't really comfortable in the role and it often showed. That said, Teri Hatcher represents my mental image of Lois Lane (especially her sassy, independent personality) pretty much perfectly.
Agreed. The title said it all: It was essentially a comedy romance show with superhero elements added in as an afterthought. After it jumped the shark with the Kryptonian invasion, it was very clear that, once they had dealt with the Clark/Lois UST, the show had no other ideas to offer.