The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) are back with their coverage of episode 9 of Superman and Lois, which was titled Loyal Subjekts. It could have also been titled Boy, That Escalated Quickly or The Aesthetics Were Very Pleasing.
Seriously. None of The Crew was expecting a thirst trap but one was tripped nonetheless.
Anyway, things go from bad to worse as Lois, Chrissy, and Clark dig deeper into why Morgan Edge is so fixated on Smallville, Lois has a confrontation with Edge that surprised Michael, Jordan gets a new super-power while also getting extremely ill, Jonathan seriously ups his game via weaponry, Kyle gets the crazy eyes, and Morgan Edge reveals something really, really, really important to Superman, leading to one of the best cliffhangers of the series thus far.
The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) is back with an emotional episode about an emotional episode. This time out they discuss the eighth episode of Superman and Lois, which was titled Holding The Wrench. The bulk of the episode is spent discussing Lois and her therapy and the revelation made during the episode. Bethany and Alison talk about how they would have appreciated a trigger warning for what was discussed, but “the revelation” is discussed in detail, as is the concept of normalizing mental health care in our society. The Crew also talks about Jonathan’s stand out performance in the episode, how Clark is a good husband, how Kyle keeps breaking our hearts, and, of course, who has The Most Punchable Face.
No Professor Bailey’s Superman 101 this time out because there wasn’t anything Mike could hang a lesson plan around.
The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) are back with the seventh episode of Superman and Lois, which was appropriately titled Man of Steel. And boy was this a great episode. The Crew discusses all aspects of the episode starting with Jordan’s new power, which leads to them discussing the power of super hearing in general. They chat about how Lana was used in the episode. And yes…they talk about the reveal.
You know…the big reveal towards the end of the episode involving Captain Luthor.
So, if you haven’t see the episode yet and don’t want it spoiled, come back to this episode later, but the image for this episode sort of spoils the spoiler.
But wait! There’s more! Mike brings back Professor Bailey’s Superman 101 lesson, which is about the spoiler. Not the Batman related character. The spoiler that…you know, this gag is getting tired. Anyway, y’all get the lesson and who has The Most Punchable Face.
The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) are back and so are new episodes of Superman and Lois. Broken Trust was the sixth episode of the series, which aired on May 18, 2021. Jordan’s powers are getting out of control, in more ways than one, and Jonathan pays the price for it. Meanwhile, Lois discovers something about Captain Luthor and Lana gets a fantastic job offer. There is much discussion amongst The Crew about Jordan’s actions, Clark as happy dad, why a kid named Tag having super speed is kind of ironic, and the proper use of The Angry Red Eyes of Anger.
Seriously, the writing staff of this show knows when to use The Angry Red Eyes of Anger.
The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) are back with the final hiatus episode and this is a heavy one. Following up from last week’s discussion of Justice League Dark, the Crew is looking at Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. Bethany and Alison loved this movie. LOVED. THIS. MOVIE. Michael…had thoughts. And misgivings. They spend a little over an hour hashing everything. They also reveal who had The Most Punchable Face and they sort through the listener feedback.
It’s fun. And emotionally draining. But mostly fun.
This time out The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) continue their hiatus fun by looking at something that barely features Superman at all. Justice League Dark is a 2017 animated film that was part of the, for lack of a better way of describing it, New 52 movie series. Batman reaches out to Zatanna when there is a magic based problem and she turns to John Constantine to figure things out and along the way we see Deadman and Swamp Thing and it’s just a hoot to watch. The crew talks about the film and along the way they discuss why Michael has issues with Constantine and Batman sharing screen time together, Elseworlds stories, Etrigan the Demon, and so much more.
As promised, here is that list of the New 52 Animated Films
After a week off The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) are back with the second part of their discussion of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Most of the discussion revolves around the final big fight scene. Mike geeks out about how awesome the Superman end of the fight was while Alison has a lot of nice things to say about Flash’s role in the conclusion. Bethany has some serious thoughts on the end tag with Deathstroke as well. The segments come back with the revelation of who had The Most Punchable Face and Mike delivers a Professor Bailey’s Superman 101 lesson about Superman’s role in the Justice League.
And lo there came a day…a day unlike any other…where The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) gather together to discuss…well, with an opening like that you might expect them to talk about the Avengers but they are actually beginning a two part conversation about Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Specifically, the talk about the first two hours of the film, right up to the point where the League is discussing whether or not they want to bring Superman back from the dead. They talk about all of the main characters (Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, Steppenwolf, and Lois Lane) and what they liked and didn’t like about the film thus far.
They also discover that Bethany and Michael have a difference of opinion about Steppenwolf. Bethany doesn’t like his look and Michael argues that it’s so much better than the theatrical cut.
This time out The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) continue their hiatus episodes by continuing their look at the Superman and Lois of the Synderverse. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition) came out in 2016 and people are still arguing about it. It has its fans and its detractors and it can be guaranteed that right now, as you are reading this, people are having an all out street fight on Twitter about the pros and cons of the film. The Crew has a rather spirited conversation about it and their opinions may surprise you. Alison defended the Batman seen in the movie, Bethany has serious issues with how Superman is portrayed, and Michael is conflicted depending on the character and the scene.
They all left the episode as friends, though.
After the movie discussion Michael delivers another Professor Bailey’s Superman 101 lesson (this time about Lex Luthor), Bethany reveal the people that don’t have a The Most Punchable Face (it was a shorter list), and The Crew goes through the emails and the comments they have received in the past week.
The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) is back, though this time they aren’t discussing the latest episode of Superman and Lois because that show is on hiatus. Nope, this time they are using that hiatus to look at other live action (and potentially animated) adventures of Superman and Lois and they are starting with the most recent cinematic take of the characters.
That’s right, folks…The Crew is diving into the Snyderverse.
First up is 2013’s Man of Steel, which seems to be the most controversial take on the character since the last controversial take on the character. Alison discusses the concept of hope in past Superman films compared to this version, while Bethany puts forward the theory that eugenics might be bad. Then Michael goes through the things he liked and didn’t like about the movie, leading to lively discussions about the depiction of Krypton in the film, Jonathan Kent’s parenting style, how that parenting style shaped this particular version of Superman, the amount of destruction in the movie, and how eugenics is bad.
After the extra long discussion (did they mention that eugenics is bad) Michael goes through the Easter Eggs of the movie and delivers an extended Professor Bailey’s Superman 101 segment all about the evolution of Superman’s origin over the decades in both the comics and on the screen. Finally, Bethany reveals who had The Most Punchable Face of the film.