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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews Superman & Lois Season 2 Episode 10: Bizarros In A Bizarro World

April 27th, 2022 by Todd Black Comments

I kid you not when I said I was thinking about the Flash episode “Welcome To Earth-2” before this episode aired. And I thought about how the episode really botched things in my mind. In contrast, “Bizarros In A Bizarro World” did things in a much better way by making it clear all the characters and the roles they had to play in this alternate Earth. And while it wasn’t a perfect episode, it was the episode we needed after such a long break.

Long story short, we find out what everything was like on Bizarro-World, and it was indeed different. From the square shape, to the different looks and personalities of some of its people, and of course, which “Super Son” had powers. The “anthology” way of doing this episode could’ve come off as cheesy, but because of the care that was put into every bit of it and how the stories all meshed in the end, it was honestly really thrilling. Even if the last one with Tal-Rho was a bit rushed in and kind of messed with the flow a bit (considering he wasn’t in the episode much).

I liked how everything was presented here, including how Superman was more of a “media superhero” on top of being the hero we all know. In a way, this version of Superman was one that is similar to characters from “The Boys”, and naturally, that had consequences. Including his “Superboy” son in Jonathan (not Jordan) being driven to Ally Alston and her cult.

Seeing the 90’s Superboy look and attitude on full display here was fun, and it honestly worked in the context of everything on Bizarro World. And while he was on the wrong side, we did see glimpses of his humanity, fleeting though they might have been.

And again, seeing all these individual stories, which were a set of minutes at best, have such depth and yet tell a compelling narrative of this alternate Earth made this a standout episode right up to the end where we find out that the previous’ episodes final scene was one that has a whole new meaning now.

…that being said…it did have some faults…

The one that many could say was “understandable” was the concept of time. Because on Bizarro World, Superman was at best there for hours, and yet was apparently gone for a whole month on Earth Prime. Dimensional travel could explain that…but it’s hard to say for certain. The one that honestly didn’t make sense at all was the Bizarro Superman’s look. We find out he’s addicted to Kryptonite, and that’s fine (and a reference to Ultraman). But how he went from the “typical Superman” look to the pale white and cracked skin look was very much glossed over. And considering that no one else (including his brother) had that look…really created a visual break from things. Why did he get that look?

Also, there were some lighter details that were glossed over like how Lana went from “bar babe” for lack of a better term to Superwoman. She wasn’t Kryptonian, so…how…? Finally, there’s Anderson. Who I’m not going to lie, I’m glad he’s dead.

This character was so basic and dumb, and then he FINALLY realizes he’s wrong and his literal statement about this was, “How could I have been so wrong?” Because you’re an idiot, that’s why. He was a means to end and in the end…he got ended. Not sad at all.

But, in the end, “Bizarros On A Bizarro World” did a GREAT job of establishing the differences in this Earth in a meaningful way without (mostly) insulting the fans and characters’ intelligence. Now let’s see if they can follow-through on what comes next.


Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!