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« Reply #15 on: Feb 11th, 2016, 08:16am »

That's disappointing, I feared that might be the case. I'll still check it out when I get the opportunity. I really want to like it, but obviously you can't make yourself like or dislike something. The high level of likability Benoist brought to the role carried me through the Pilot and does have me eager to see what they do next, as risky a move as that may be for me. wink
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« Reply #16 on: Feb 24th, 2016, 01:28am »

Well, it's not that bad. Supergirl is really cute and her sister is pretty hot as well. Also... umm, yeah, I can't really think of any other redeeming qualities.

Since the announcement that Supergirl is part of the DC Television Multiverse and will crossover with The Flash, which I already watch, I was compelled to finally catch up on the series. I honestly don't hate it, and I'll keep watching since I don't really have anything better to do, but yeah, it's really nothing special.

By the way, the crossing over has already begun. A couple weeks ago Supergirl could be seen in the multiverse when the Flash team was traveling through a portal to Earth-2.

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« Reply #17 on: Feb 24th, 2016, 4:31pm »

on Feb 24th, 2016, 01:28am, TurkeyMoose wrote:
Well, it's not that bad.


Yeah. Yeah it is. It very is. More even.
This week's episode (marginal spoilers) showed the DEO(derant?) having personnel files from space prisons. They knew someone who was employed at one. And knew that his father and grandfather also worked there.
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« Reply #18 on: Feb 24th, 2016, 11:44pm »

on Feb 24th, 2016, 4:31pm, snipe wrote:
Yeah. Yeah it is. It very is. More even.
This week's episode (marginal spoilers) showed the DEO(derant?) having personnel files from space prisons. They knew someone who was employed at one. And knew that his father and grandfather also worked there.


Hahaha, yeah, that was pretty ridiculous. tongue I guess the explanation is that there were data files aboard the crashed prison ship. But yeah, how would they even read them? Which brings me to something else I'm confused about, which is: how do all the aliens speak English? huh

Yeah, it takes a lot of suspension-of-disbelief in order to tolerate the show. undecided
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« Reply #19 on: Jun 4th, 2017, 12:50pm »

I now have temporary access to all DC shows because I took out an online on-demand subscription for Twin Peaks! With last year's BvS Blu-Ray I got a DVD disc of DC pilots which I did with my partner. I was willing to give The Flash and Legends Of Tomorrow a go, but she didn't want to, and I can't say I was bothered enough to do them on my own. But we are doing Supergirl and are about halfway through the first series. So:

  • The writing sucks.
  • Plots are archaic.
  • The acting (probably deliberately?) sucks.
  • The effects suck.
  • Jocky Olsen sucks.
  • Jocky Olsen wouldn't suck if he just had a different name and was an original creation like his personality.
  • Melissa Benoist plays Supergirl pretty perfectly.
  • Feels like Smallville, that's probably not a good thing either.


I've definitely gone soft in my old age, kinda enjoy it, even though it's awful.
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« Reply #20 on: Jun 5th, 2017, 10:54am »

I think you hit the nail on the head. The writing gets better in the second series / season, but it's still quite laughable at least once per episode.
Flash is great, though.
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« Reply #21 on: Jun 16th, 2017, 3:43pm »

We're onto the second:

  • While the first was entertainingly bad, this is just bad.
  • The writing for dialogue is a lot better, but weirdly less entertaining. The writing for plot is worse.
  • The loss of Calista Flockhart was expected with the move to Canada, but leaves the show feeling a lot emptier.
  • Similar for Peter Facinelli. While he was far less integral to the show, he added more layers. It was hardly a deep show before, but now it feels even more superficial. At least Cat Grant had an exit, which makes Maxwell Lord's abrupt absence even more noticeable.
  • Secret Government organisation with their skyscraper in the middle of a busy city with their massive logo on it who anyone can and does just walk into. But yeah, secret.
  • They found a way to take the monster of the week formula and make it more boring.
  • The thinly veiled in your face social political metaphors with 'alien refugees' where some want to kill you but others don't gets very tiresome very fast. Makes Kara's eternal optimism get grating. It makes me long for a crazy old drunk Frank Miller Batman who takes no shit and would rather pro-actively and pragmatically deal with the situation quickly instead of making perky 'inspirational' speeches.
  • Glad to be seeing less of Kara's mother/aunt. Something about her terrible acting really irritated me.
  • Jocky Olsen is still Jocky.
  • Weird bug eyed bushy eyebrowed Superman was actually sort of decent.
  • I love how Katie McGrath keeps slipping into Irish.
  • The story of Superman 1978 is canon it seems.


Speaking of Maxwell Lord:
  • Am I alone in thinking that he had the personality of Lex Luthor rather than Maxwell Lord? In that he mistrusted aliens and wanted to protect humanity so he actually had a noble motive like Lex and wasn't just plain mental like Lord.
  • So after all of his the flirting with Chyler Leigh, now he's gone and she is suddenly and completely unconvincingly a lesbian spoiler? Yeah they tried to explain it - they failed.



Eugh, this one is going to be a struggle.
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