17 thoughts on “Okay, I believe I’m all caught up in Supergirl now.

  1. Mark Delsing – On the Girlsplained Podcast’s thread for the most-recent episode, I said that the performances are 90% of why I’m watching this. The plots are mostly meh to dumb, with the occasional exception, and the writing is even-more-rarely a highlight. But Benoist, Flockhart, and the guy who plays James are all really excellent.

    Paul Beakley – There’s a hope that there could be a crossover, because they’re all the same executive producer, and the (now-dead-as-a-show) John Constantine has jumped networks; the same actor in the dead show has appeared on Arrow.

  2. Paul Beakley no. Gotham and Supergirl are independent. Flash and Arrow (and Legends of Tomorrow) are in the same universe. Constantine kind of is too (the show was standalone, but the actor reprised his role in a episode of Arrow).

    There is talk of a Supergirl/Flash cross over but they’re different networks and will likely not happen.

  3. kind of is too (the show was standalone, but the actor reprised his role in a episode of Arrow). There is talk of a Supergirl/Flash cross over but they’re different networks and will likely not happen.]]>

  4. For a few minutes during the Red Tornado episode I almost forgot how disappointing this show was, but then it promptly reminded me.

    On the topic of crossovers, I’ve been reading articles since before the show started that it was going to happen, and I’ve never seen any statements from people who work on the show throwing cold water on the idea (although maybe they have and I missed it). I believe there’s also some corporate relationship between CBS and The CW so it may not be as simple as “different networks”.

  5. I was so sad to see them off Red Tornado so soon. I thought at first they were introducing him, but then no (as far as we know now). Lame.

    I loved the “women can’t get angry” angle of that episode, though. The rage on Kara’s face in that final fight was badass.

  6. And can I mention how I was totally bored with the Kara-Jimmy-Lucy triangle before it even began?

    And how Lord’s backstory about his dead parents seems totally unnecessary to me? I mean, come on, he’s a billionaire industrialist; of course he hates the government. Seriously, not giving him an excuse would be a great vector for commenting on assholes like Trump,

  7. Yeah me too, that triangle is flat and dead on arrival. So dumb. The only thing that makes it interesting to me is adding in the Win (Wynne?) thing, where it winds up being a 4-person mess. I kinda like that.

    Agreed 100% on Lord. I’m not loving the character so far. I find him a smarmy prick. But it’s a good kind of not-liking.

  8. I had a similar thought about Lord. I thought he was going to be just a rich technocrat who didn’t like Kara because it affects his products or bottom line or something. But nooo, they had to go with a traditional orphan-lashes-out-poorly concept. Yawn

  9. Yeah I’m comfortable, with this show and with the other CW stuff, that it’s not going to think through anything too carefully, nor is it very concerned with things seeming real, including human interaction. That can be a bit of a let-down after coming off something as well-realized as Jessica Jones, but the characters here are so strong that they’re still pulling me along, albeit largely unwillingly.

  10. Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl are all heavy on the dumb in similar ways, from my perspective. Arrow ramps up the “people lie to each other for no reason,” Flash does a bunch of dumb shit and does it fast so no one will pay attention. Supergirl is kind of between, or both.

  11. Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl are all heavy on the dumb in similar ways, from my perspective. Arrow ramps up the “people lie to each other for no reason,” Flash does a bunch of dumb shit and does it fast so no one will pay attention. Supergirl is kind of between, or both.]]>

  12. Supergirl just feels awkward to me. Sure The Flash isn’t Mamet or anything, but it at least feels competent.

    I also still think that they have Kara deal with a lot of stuff that would never appear in a Superman show. The constant questioning of whether she can handle things is getting a little tedious.

  13. Supergirl just feels awkward to me. Sure The Flash isn’t Mamet or anything, but it at least feels competent. I also still think that they have Kara deal with a lot of stuff that would never appear in a Superman show. The constant questioning of whether she can handle things is getting a little tedious.]]>