Back when Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman launched on television, it seemed like a breath of fresh air. For one thing, the emphasis was much more on Lois Lane. For another, it was clearly based on the John Byrne reboot from the 1980s, which seemed like a cool notion.
Lois and Clark eventually went way downhill, but I'd retained fond memories of the early episodes. Until I rewatched bits of the pilot earlier today, while trying to decide whether to include it in the "pilots that are as good as most summer movies" post. And... wow. Just check out the above scene where Superman confronts Lex Luthor for the first time, and it's every bit as bad as the Veronica Cale/Wonder Woman scenes in the recently scrapped David E. Kelley Wonder Woman pilot. In fact, it's weirdly reminiscent. And Jesus, is Superman pompous. Listen to his speech: