Supergirl "Stronger Together" Review: United We Stand

Supergirl S01E02: "Stronger Together"

Supergirl's pilot rushed through Kara's Supergirl origin story with mostly positive results. The hour was stuffed and didn't allow the show to dig into any of its characters in any real way, but it set the stage the way a pilot should. And I can forgive it for being rushed because by jumping into the story this way, it also meant we didn't have to sit through weeks of Kara hemming and hawing about the potential dangers of using her powers, exposing herself, or accepting her destiny. Which, thank God.

I don't really know exactly what it is about Supergirl—maybe I'm a little burned out by the grim tone so many shows and movies have adopted since Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy brought darkness back to the story of Batman (sometimes that tone fits the story, like Marvel's Daredevil, but not every story need be cloaked in darkness to be successful) or maybe I'm still annoyed by how damn hard Smallville worked to put off Clark Kent's destiny for all those years and I'm projecting those feelings—but I know that when the show premiered and Kara immediately and willingly jumped into action, I found it very refreshing. She was like, "I'm a superhero now. It's awesome. Deal with it." And that's an attitude I can get behind.

But after throwing 100 things at us in the first hour, the show's second episode, "Stronger Together," threw up its arms and was like, wait a freaking second, dude. The hour slowed things down a bit in terms of Kara's upward trajectory and forced her to accept that merely having superpowers didn't automatically make her a hero, nor did it make her particularly well-suited for the job. Which, again, thank God. Supergirl, and all superhero-based series, are a means of escapism, but even that has its limits. We can believe that this beautiful girl is a heroine with abilities enhanced by Earth's yellow sun without blinking an eye, but there still needs to be a grounding force to keep the series from spinning off into unbelievable territory. If Supergirl had skipped over everything and Kara was suddenly batting a thousand, it would have been wholly unrealistic and too much too quickly. She has to face obstacles so her successes feel earned.

Thankfully, Hank Henshaw and the D.E.O. put her through various physical tests and psychological evaluations like they do all of their agents, including a bit of combat training with Alex, which was one of the things I noted in my review of the premiere that I hoped would happen so Kara's battles felt realistic. But despite the testing and the training, it took causing a slight ecological disaster while trying to avoid another one, plus being taken to town by another of Cat Grant's monologues, to get Kara to understand that Supergirl was always going to have to start small and work her way up. And it wasn't because she was a girl, but because literally a week ago she was sitting behind a desk and running errands. Kara is very enthusiastic about helping people, but she's also inexperienced; there's a learning curve that not even Kryptonians can escape.

Not only was Kara unable to judge the strength of her abilities, but she hadn't harnessed all of them, either. Sure, she saved a plane full of people last week by setting it down in the bay when its engines failed, but that was also just luck. And it meant that there was a plane just chilling in the bay afterward. Someone had to clean that shit up (it's a good thing this is a DC Comics property, otherwise I'd think the show was trying to quietly set up Marvel's Damage Control). This week she stopped a ship full of crude oil from catching fire, but she also misjudged her strength and tore a crack in the hull of the ship and caused an oil slick. Kara was so excited about being able to use her powers and she was so eager about finally being able to help that she tried to skip a few steps only to be thrown back down them. 

It was an important lesson for Kara to learn, just like it was important that Alex train her to fight so that when she faced off against her aunt in the episode's final act, there was at least the appearance of having been prepared for something like this. It's still a bit far-fetched that Kara was able to hold her own at all even with the lesson of using her opponent's weight and momentum against them, but much how I liked that the series didn't waste time building Supergirl's origin story, I also liked that the series didn't wait to put Astra and Kara in the same room. 

Other shows may have built up their initial altercation for weeks and used the reveal of their familial relationship as a shocking and emotional gut-punch that likely would have rendered Kara incapacitated, but that wasn't the case here. The benefit of this is that Kara already knows her real opponent and she knows, theoretically, what she's up against. And although this will likely rock her world, it won't immobilize her. It also served to reveal a bit more about Astra, who could make a compelling villain, but so far is just the bare minimum of an outline. Right now she's in possession of the kryptonite blade she was stabbed with, and I have a feeling she's going to be putting that to good use in the future. But until she's fleshed out a bit more, I also don't care much about her character or her agenda. Sorry, Laura Benanti, you're still my favorite person to follow on Twitter.

Speaking of being fleshed out a bit (and I really only mean a bit), James was given a bit more to do this week, though it was still just in service of Kara's story. Cat sought to exploit his connection to the Man of Steel in order to score an exclusive interview with Supergirl and although James initially balked at the idea, the plot was an effective way of separating Kara from her cousin and whatever expectations one might have had for her based on what he was capable of. And it wasn't just a pointed commentary about assumptions aimed at an audience that almost certainly has some familiarity with the Superman story, it was something Kara also had to learn.

Throughout the hour, as she struggled to come to terms with the fact she couldn't just jump to the head of the class, Kara compared herself to Superman and what he went through when he revealed his powers to the world. Not only was this the show's not-so-subtle way of highlighting the various difficulties women face simply because they're women, but it also hinted at something much simpler than gender inequality in the workplace. Supergirl isn't Superman and her actions should not be judged based on his. While Kara certainly shares a lot with Clark Kent, she doesn't share his experiences (nor does he share hers, e.g. he has no memory of Krypton, while she does). She's an individual and should be treated as such. That theme also carried over to James, whose hesitation to organize the interview for Cat partly stemmed from the fact he didn't want to force Kara to do something she didn't want to do, but also from his own desire to be seen for who he is. James wanted to be valued for what he brought to the table, not because he was friends with Superman. In short, everyone should be free to live their own life free from assumption or judgement or expectation. 

In the end, Kara agreed to the interview because she didn't want James to lose his job and because she realized that just because her cousin was used to going it alone and didn't speak to the press, didn't mean she had to follow suit. This is also one of those times where we're really going to have to suspend reality for a bit and buy into the idea that because Cat doesn't "see" Kara now, she won't recognize her as Supergirl. It's easier to accept the idea of a secret identity when someone wears a mask—even Arrow's Oliver Queen used to rub some dark eyeshadow around his face and call it a disguise—but Kara's disguise involves removing her glasses, showing more confidence, and letting her hair down—both literally and figuratively. As laughable as that is, I'm willing to see how the series deals with this in the future, but as soon as Supergirl starts knocking people out and leaving them unable to remember that they've seen or that they uncovered her real identity, I'm gonna call major shenanigans. 

Second episodes are often just repeats of the pilot, but "Stronger Together" took what was introduced in the series premiere and immediately started to build, and even if it didn't get TOO far, it at least made the effort. Kara's figured out that being a hero is going to be a learning process, and if the series knows what's good for it, this will be an ongoing battle, not something that's just dealt with in a single hour. She's also discovered that working with James, Winn, the D.E.O., and even Cat will make her stronger in the long run. Too often characters try to go it alone in a misguided attempt to protect their loved ones, but that's almost definitely never worked. So, good job on continuing to move forward, Supergirl



SUPER-POWERED EXTRAS


– I need Cat Grant's office. Like yesterday.

– Apparently the show isn't going to waste time dancing around Hank Henshaw's own double life. His eyes flashed red at the end of the episode, hinting that he's not all that he appears to be. Again, I'm pleasantly surprised the show is jumping in instead of wading.

– "I am so sick of hearing about the Man of Steel. Every woman worth her salt knows that we have to work twice as hard as a man to be thought of as half as good."

 – "I said it first." "I helped make the outfit." "I got some maaaaad... sewing skills." Winn feels so much like a wannabe Cisco Ramon right now and I'm not sure how I feel about it. I like him, I just want him to be more than just this show's version of The Flash's Cisco. 

– Kara took on a Hellgrammite this week. Alex disposed of him in a way that proved she could handle her own, which I also find refreshing after watching so many friends and family members be used as damsels in distress. But Kara remembered reading about Hellgrammites on Krypton and that was how she identified him. If this show uses that excuse every week, it's going to get very old, very fast.

– Was it my screener or did all of Calista Flockhart's coverage in her office have a soft focus? 


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Nov 22, 2015
In general, I have really enjoyed this show so far. Having watched now the first 4 episodes and then coming back to this one relative to the title/phrase, "Stronger Together", my only criticism so far is that Supergirl/Kara appears to want her cake and eat it too. As a person learning and feeling her way around, I understand and can agree with how she wants to be given the space to grow and do things on her own. So isn't it a bit hypocritical to then turn around and refuse (or at least not want to seek) getting help from her sister, friends and her cousin Superman? Of course, in the context of this show being about Supergirl and not Superman, I understand why he's not coming to her aid.

In any case, I can forgive this as I think it is much more fun watching/seeing Kara/Supergirl learn to grow.
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Nov 18, 2015
I disagree with your grim tone opinion. I think C. Nolan did a favor to the comic genre and this kind of shows ruin it. I mean shows like flash and arrow and with two episodes supergirl
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Nov 15, 2015
I loved everything about this episode. Fantastic character and relationship development for Kara, Alex, James, and even the Cat and the Director. Nice wit, especially from Cat. Nice real intro to the main villain of the season as well. Loved the learning curve plotline... I was actually cringing when the oil tanker started leaking, and cheering when she started getting it right with help from James and Winn.

VERY nicely done. Will be rewatching this episode soon. :)

National. City. Still getting over that...
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Nov 06, 2015
I agree. It's nice that we don't have to spend weeks of Kara struggling with wanting to be a hero. I loved Smallville, but I can see your point and I didn't think of it until you pointed it out. Here's my full review:



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Nov 06, 2015
I am really liking this show. Its bright, light, relaxed.. Not too serious and yay for girls :) I'm finding it loads more interesting than The Flash. Maybe that's cause I'm a girl. Craziness.
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Nov 05, 2015
I'm out, this isn't working for me. It's just grating, despite the excellent cast. On a network with actual resources this should have topped The Flash but it's nowhere near as engaging and all the alien menaces are annoying.
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Nov 05, 2015
Hellgrammite used pin missile, it's super effective!
I liked how Alex kicked the Hellgrammite in the balls then killed him
I was craving for pizza after this episode
I see you Hank Henshaw!
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Nov 04, 2015
I really enjoyed this episode, not amazing, but not bad either. I'm still interested
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Nov 04, 2015
Does CBS shows always gets good reviews on tv.com regardless on how cheese and amateur looking the shows really are?

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Nov 04, 2015
I totally agree with this review...Kara is really still in a learning process and it is fun to watch her..loved the whole fighiting scene with her sister. How she involved her friends and even her boss to be better..
Really digging this series! Girlpower!!
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Nov 04, 2015
2nd episode done...4 observations from the Krypton files...

(1) CGI/Special effects are not good..When your attempting a show like this..you'd better come correct! Clean it up kids!!
(2) They mention her cousin in someway in every other scene..ENOUGH!! WE GET IT!!
(3) Are we going to get a "CAT" diatribe every episode?? I start rolling my eyes every time...also why does Cat come in the office like "The Devil wears Prada woman??? (give me a break!!)
(4) The best scene in the episode was when they showed Kara she wasn't prepared for whats out there...That scene seemed to take things seriously..
I know they want to keep things on lighter side....(National City is LA??..that still throws me for loop every time sweeping shots of the city are shown) but they have to find a balance in the force!!
I do like the lead actress and she is holding her own with what they are asking her to do..with a little fine tuning this show could become something..Grade for this episode=C+
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Nov 05, 2015
Growing up with my comic books I always thought Metropolis and Gotham were real cities that didn't get much press. It was mindblowing when I found out, and also that Santa Claus thing...
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Nov 04, 2015
I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed that Calista Flockhart's face looked airbrushed in this episode.. it was so distracting.

Anyway, I liked this 2nd episode a lot much more than the pilot, it set the dynamics better and let the show breath a little more because the pilot was super rushed.
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Nov 04, 2015
So, I ended with this weird observation, I don't know, but if we end episodes with her talking to her mother's image, I might cry. Its odd, I mean, I literally was just bitching to my mother on the phone last night that I had (and still don't have) no idea what to wear to a bridal shower on Saturday since November decided it wasn't going to be November but my dad died when I was 16 and I don't super feel anything with Oliver and his dad.

But, how happy was I to see that Alex will be teaching Kara to fight. Someone still needs to actually teach Barry.
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Nov 04, 2015
Its a decent 2nd episode.
I thought the wire work for the fight scene was hit and miss - good on long shots, but poor closer up.
Character development was fine - the cast has decent chemistry, (even Flockhart), but I think the rush to show a spark between Kara and Jimmy (I'm not referring to him as James), comes across as a bit forced.
I do like the fact that they show Kara taking baby steps, and they have a viable way for her to train on a level playing ground.

As for Hank - I wonder what version they are going to go with, and what backstory they'll give him.
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Nov 04, 2015
On the matter of secret identities, it seems that the show is incorporating some of the elements of DC's New 52. In the remade universe, Jimmy Olsen knows that Clark Kent is Superman which is the same in the show when Kara and Jimmy have this conversation about Superman hiding his identity using his glasses and slouching. Another thing I seem to remember from the comics in the seventies is that Supergirl hid her identity by glasses and a dark brunette wig.
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Nov 04, 2015
Erm... for some reason this page looks all messed up for me... anybody with the same issues?
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Nov 04, 2015
It's glitchy for me, as well.
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Nov 05, 2015
It's a mess...
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Nov 05, 2015
Reported it. The staff are aware.
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Nov 04, 2015
The show has been entertaining so far, but it's greatly been a hit-and-miss experience.

- First, I don't think the show has come near to explain why Kara works in such a lowly position to someone as obnoxious and arrogant as Cat Grant. Kara seems to be a masochist and takes unnecessary abuse. Bosses can be hard, but she could be working in several places where she would be treated with more respect.

- By the way, how could Kara go around doing small heroics acts around the city during working hours if she's just a lowly assistant to Cat Grant and has to be on-call as long as her boss needs her? At least Clark Kent has the excuse of being a reporter who has to go out in the streets to get the news.

- Cat Grant seems to have some of the qualities Perry White has, which is a nose for news, but at the same time, she has a narcissistic and arrogant personality. It almost seems that the writers got inspired in the head of LexCorp himself, Lex Luthor. In fact her relationship with Kara reminds me a little of Luthor's relationship with another Supergirl, the Matrix, from the 1980s/90s comics, when Luthor promoted and profited from her image.

- Cat wants an interview with Supergirl. Fine, every newsperson in town does. But she does it like a spoiled child who wants an expensive present for birthday. She wants it, she wants it! The difference between Cat Grant and Lois Lane is that, when Lois Lane wants an interview, she works for it. She uses her skills and does whatever it takes to get it. Cat, on the other hand, threatens to fire her employee who doesn't want to use his personal connections. What a rotten thing to do, Cat. I wouldn't expect anything better from you anyway.

- Cat demands a Supergirl interview from her employees. However she should be questioning herself why Supergirl would want to give her one. Supergirl is the star, and she is the one doing Cat a favor, not the other way around. Cat needs a lesson in humility.

- I love that she blundered with the ship, and there's also the issue of the airliner in the bay. You know, physics. In silver-age comics Superman always did ridiculous things like lifting boats and buildings when, structurally, those things were not made to be lifted. They simply would crack under the pressure. So, naturally it's not enough to have superpowers, but know how to use them.

- The thing is, Supergirl needs to train to use her superpowers. I know this goes against the very idea of the show, but the only person who could properly train her is Superman.

- It was a nice touch that Kara's sister showed how helpless Kara is under the effect of Kryptonite. But then things don't add up, not the way things are going. Kara is not a martial artist. hell, she isn't even an athlete. Without her powers, she's just a regular girl, and would be in no condition to fight a trained agent (her sister) or an experienced military (Astra). She would be practically useless.

- In contrast we can see how the Superman character was much better developed to face this kind of situation. He's a bulky 6'3" man. In the comics, Clark spent a year traveling around the world getting to know different cultures, and learning about meditation and self-knowledge arts. He also mastered the Kryptonian martial arts Torquasm-vo and Torquasm-rao, which he learned in Kandor. And on TV, we all saw it took Clark 10 long years in Smallville and Metropolis sort of training until he donned the super suit. Kara, on the other hand, has experience fetching lattes.

- Kara would have to undergo some kind of training. Just one lesson with her sister wouldn't even begin to cover it. This is the kind of skill that takes a long time for someone to do anything useful with it. So, instead of a lesson, they should've showed at least a montage of her training over a longer period of time.

All in all, the show requires that we suspend disbelief too often. Kara is Astra's sizable opponent just because... it's her show, damn it! Not much of it makes sense. But it's entertaining.
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Nov 04, 2015
I'm thinking this isn't a very good show, and also that folks will quickly lose interest. The constant talking about Superman is ridiculous. More importantly, wouldn't she at least have discussed coming out, as it were, with him before actually doing it. And the whole breaking the ship and just leaving it there for someone else to clean up--oops--was really dumb. I can just see Superman in the shadows, just standing there--arms folded--shaking his head.
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Nov 03, 2015
I don't know... it's fine, but not even close to the Flash, for example. Or not yet. She did look less silly in this episode at least.
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Nov 03, 2015
decent show, beautiful sisters, so yes, I will be watching. but the costume... and the s symbol... shame on you, creators, shame on you
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Nov 03, 2015
Really liking the fast-paced storytelling so far – hopefully it will stay that way and not become too procedural.

Ha, ditto on the soft focus on Calista Flockhart. I thought I needed stronger glasses at one point. It's verging on when Lucille Bluth got photo-shopped in Arrested Development!
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Nov 03, 2015
I'm enjoying the show so far. After all the 'dark' comic shows and movies, its nice to have the fluffier stuff in the vein of the Flash. I enjoy both, and I like having the balance. I'm hoping that Supergirl can get to the point where it can revel in its comic-bookyness the way Flash does, and just go "fuck it, here's some ridiculous shit, because we can".
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Nov 03, 2015
"Cousin marriage is relatively common in the Middle East, where they account for over half of all marriages in some nations." (see below). So, Western countries problems have nothing to do with Sharia law!

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Nov 03, 2015
Remember how long ago Ally McBeel was! Also, Ms. Flockhart has been living with Harrison Ford for a long time. Maybe something rubbed off?
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Nov 03, 2015
I haven't yet watched Supergirl, but I just heard Callista Flockhart's face looks kinda blurred, like her wrinkles were photoshopped or something.
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Nov 03, 2015
The action in the air at the end of the episode was really poorly choreographed for an action show and demonstrated that money's an issue here, apart from that, the episode was fine. Of the super hero shows currently on the air, I'd rank it 4th, behind The Flash, Marvel's agents of Shield & even Arrow who's getting old by the minute. IMO, Supergirl has got a lot of work to do to be on top of its game!
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Nov 03, 2015
Check out Calista Flockhart's scenes next week for the Murder She Wrote theme!!!
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Nov 03, 2015
I'm not saying I could do her job, but if I had to get an oil tanker out of the way quickly, I would have PUSHED, not PULLED.
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Nov 03, 2015
i liked the second episode. It's different from most of the superhero fare being offered at the moment. It's lighter and the heroine has a very optimistic outlook that reminds me of Barry from The Flash, which is something I like about both Kara and Barry. I can see her thinking she's got it under control because she has superpowers, but after years of keeping a lid on them, it's nice that she isn't just hitting it out of the park on the first try. It felt a little like when Oliver told Barry being fast wasn't enough because he also needed to approach situations in a smart way and not just rush in. Also, her mistakes felt pretty realistic - misjudging her own strength, for example. I'm also glad they called attention to the mess left behind although yes, I did sort of think about Marvel's Damage Control lol. I'm enjoying the focus on the relationship with her sister, something that Arrow desperately needed in Season 2 that never happened because that show's about Oliver and the sister relationship ended up being mostly about him as well. That's not an issue here because for once, the focus is on the female superhero - she's not a sidekick or a girlfriend or an ex-girlfriend or a pseudo-sibling/love interest. This is her story. Haters bitching about too much "Super-I'm-a-girl" can feel free to exit to the left. If dark heroes are your thing, then go for it - that covers most shows in the genre these days. You have a lot to choose from. Considering how much testosterone fueled nonsense women have to sit through to get their hero fix, it seems really petty IMO for people to begrudge viewers one show that's different.

Unfortunately, what we're seeing is that James may fall into that kinda useless role that Laurel and Iris got trapped in for so long. I'm sorry to say that the very heavy-handed scenes between James and Kara felt very much like ship set-up. and there is really nothing I hate more than when I feel like they force that kind of thing too soon. Bright side - at least he knows her secret and we won't be subjected to the weird flirting that went on between Laurel/The Hood and Iris/The Flash, both times when the ladies had other love interests (I know this is a comic book staple, but it bugged the hell out of me on both shows, and I'm a freaking romance writer. I'm not sure what it says about your writing when even the romance writer hates the romance.) I'm also glad she found out about Astra so early. And that video clip with Maxwell Lord haha - I can't wait to see more of him. When Henshaw's eyes flashed red, I immediately thought about Martian Manhunter for some reason lol. It's been so long since I ready my brother's Superman and Supergirl comics that I had to look up Hank Henshaw anyway - I knew the name but had forgotten the history.

Overall, good second episode. I'm still watching!
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Nov 03, 2015
It was fun. They did kind of however, rush a lot of things into this episode. I get that they want to set things up for the rest of the season. But I thought that they could have done more with Jimmy and Winn not knowing for a bit. Also the introducing of Kara's aunt to Kara seemed a little quick. I was wondering if they were going to wait until mid season for that.

The Reveal about the Colonel was good though. Didn't see that coming. I have to wonder what he is, if he is an enemy of the Aunt or what. I hope he has more knives.
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Nov 03, 2015
I was so bored with this, I doubt I'm watching the next one.
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Nov 03, 2015
Hank Henshaw is Martin the Manhunter
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Dec 08, 2015
I didn't know Hank Henshaw was the Nick Fury, of the D.E.O. at the time of my fyi comment. I guess we were both right about him being the Martian Manhunter a.k.a Jon Jonzz. The special affects/costume look great. I will tune into this show once this version of H.H. becomes a regular.. Sorry for the actor, but I prefer Jon.
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Nov 03, 2015
Fyi, I think that would be Jon Jonzz.
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Nov 04, 2015
FYI I do know that, but given that these shows dont follow the comice exactly this would not be a far fetched idea.
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Nov 04, 2015
I haven't watched the ep. yet( not sure if I will anytime soon), but I hope they made a good enough story/character to replace Jon.
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Dec 08, 2015
Called it
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Nov 03, 2015
Also, holy crap does this show need to get over calling in Superman as the "he who shall not be named but whose shadow casts over everything" character. Stop it, stop it right now. It's terrible and it makes the whole thing feel lesser-than and nonsensical, no matter how much lampshading is put on it.

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Nov 03, 2015
It's incredibly hard to take this show seriously, because it seems to be distilling mostly the worst elements of The Flash and Arrow down into pudding. There's nothing offensively wrong except the visual effects, the fight choreography, the miscasting, the flat production, and the story, yet generally watching this show I just feel like it's inoffensively bad -- is that impressive, being more than the sum of your failures to reach a state of middling that the word "mediocrity" sounds too aggressive for?

At least The Flash is tied to Arrow, making me more compelled to watch that for the shared universe experience.
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Nov 03, 2015
I liked all of the points that this episode worked so hard to make, but it still bored me to the point that I kept on playing solitaire on my cell phone. Not even last season's Sleepy Hollow did that to me (I no longer watch SH). I'm still watching, but stuff needs to happen or I'll drop it. And I'm not talking just amping up the action, but the story itself needs to be more compelling.
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Nov 03, 2015
The second episode was seriously improved compared to the pilot; expected - and well done!

Did it have flaws? Of course it did!

Was it entertaining? Of course it was!
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Nov 03, 2015
you like supergirl?
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Nov 03, 2015
Like...

it's a show I have no expectations on! It's based on a fun concept and it's visually indulging. I'm staying with it for as long as it entertains me!
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Nov 03, 2015
but i do love the number game:

ep 1 - 3.1 (18-49 demo) / 12.9m viewers
ep2 - 2.2 / 8.8m = -30.11% demo & 4.1m viewers vanished!!

hehehe.. yaaasssss!

i almost called it.. i guestimated a 2.0 & 3m less.. damn it... soo close!!.

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Nov 03, 2015
Lost a third of it viewers in one episode, can't be a good sign. Especially on a channel that actually still regularly get 15 million plus viewers for it shows.
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Nov 03, 2015
since im going to 4-ep hatewatch this comedy show [this is what happens when the g/f gets the remote].. im also gonna start a super 'im a' girl drinking game:
rules are simple..drink your brand of poison whenever...
- there is a soft focus lens on cat's face
- some feminist rant/debate/catawhalling starts [double shot: celebratory drink at the end also]
- avoidance of the word 'superman'
- everytime super'im a'girl breaks something
- everytime Kara acts adorkable
- everytime somebody new finds out her identity
- everytime kara doubts herself
- everytime somebody says anything condesecending bout super 'im a ' girl.
- everytime the show borrows something from superman cannon
oh shit!.. ima need a family bottle..& a new liver. [or maybe a new g/f....hmmm]

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Nov 03, 2015
well, you are gonna get drunk off your ass everytime the shows airs....
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Nov 03, 2015
I kinda get feeling he's permanently pissed and is just looking for excuses.
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Nov 03, 2015
It's such a douchey dudebro post I figured he was trolling - I mean, "This is what happens when the g/f gets the remote" says a lot lol
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Nov 03, 2015
You've touched on what I like best about Supergirl right now - that it has a positive outlook. I've found myself watching less and less t.v. because so often, I would come away depressed because the main characters are depressed or angry or doomed. I also like that she has to learn lessons and that Alex has a lot to teach her.
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Nov 03, 2015
Looking good Supergirl, really enjoyed the 2nd episode. Melissa Benoist is doing a great job.
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Nov 03, 2015
This is probably the worst show that I will ever watch every single episode of.
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Nov 03, 2015
Even when she cringes she's still cute.
Maybe Supergirl is his sister,

EW. Well, about that.

Superman is weird. Comics can be very educational sometimes.

Cousin marriage is relatively common in the Middle East, where they account for over half of all marriages in some nations.
Culture shock? Many people in the Western world consider it to be incest so don't even think about it!

The United States has the only bans on cousin marriage in the Western world but it differs from one U.S. state to another ranging from being legal to a criminal offense. The law works in mysterious ways. Or something.

O and Kara: It's rude to eavesdrop. But if i had super hearing
i would probably use that power all the time. I'm very curious to know what they say about me behind my back. So i forgive you. I'll would probably forgive her anything. She has that effect on me. I can't deny it. She's cute as a button.

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Nov 03, 2015
Henry "Hank" Henshaw is the name of a very specific character in the DC comics. A character who would have red glowing eyes, or at least one eye.

So I'd imagine that will play into things here.

Though I do admit, after watching Smallville for X years my mind did go to Martian Manhunter during that scene.
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Nov 03, 2015
Yes, I imagine so. I'm just wondering how closely the show's version of the character will resemble the version from the comics.
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Nov 03, 2015
There was a video interview with David Harewood where said he said Hank Henshaw was "enhanced" but how enhanced and why he's enhanced we'd have to wait and see.
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Nov 03, 2015
Yeh, sorry. My response wasn't to you, just in general. Since I had a friend talking to me in r/l about how it was proof it was Martian Manhunter and didn't want to hear about how Henshaw was the name of a different character in the comics and such.

Honestly, they can go in any direction with him. I just hope they do it in an interesting manner.
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Nov 03, 2015
Supergirl shows classic signs of someone with low self-esteem (people pleaser, pushover). I realize this is a good starting point for character development, I hope that's what the writers had in mind...if not, poor girl.
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Nov 03, 2015
Benoist is adorable, bubbly, brave and great as Kara. But when she was alone in that room and she asked the AI for a hug. It got me pretty good..
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Nov 03, 2015
Was it my screener or did all of Calista Flockhart's coverage in her office have a soft focus? No, it wasn't just you--I noticed it too. She looked so much younger and wrinkle free ;)
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Nov 03, 2015
Yeh I picked up on that too.


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Nov 03, 2015
don't forget that on flash, barry blurred his face and vibrated his voice. Still think that's coolest identity hiding thing. the whole "glasses and pony tail" to hide her thing reminds me of not another teen movie. which conicidenatlly starred chyler leigh aka Alex Danvers.
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Nov 03, 2015
They've thrown various explanations around in the comics for decades. Superman/Flash/etc. vibrating slightly either while in-costume or in the civilian clothes. Hypnotic eye glasses. You name it.

End result is, in today's age it wouldn't fly. Pretty much wherever you go, you're digitally photographed.

So lately they've chalked it up to "People assume Superman doesn't have a secret identify - for soooo many reasons." Lex assumed that having a civilian identity would be beneath Superman, who he sees as full of himself. Civilians think that Superman SHOULD be saving them 24/7, and why would a near-God pretend to be a normal person. etc.
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Nov 03, 2015
"I am so sick of hearing about the Man of Steel. Every woman worth her salt knows that we have to work twice as hard as a man to be thought of as half as good."
That's true, most of the time anyway. But suggesting that Superman becomes such a popular hero in this fictional world because he's a man is simply hilarious!
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Nov 03, 2015
Indeed, it's true Kara will have a great deal to prove not to remain in her cousin's shadow. But she can do it, because she has what it takes. And her sister, in spite of having starting at the DEO because of who her sister is, has also proven that she's perfectly capable to hold her positions on her own merits. These are positive female characters.

However, Cat Grant should be the last person to talk about a woman proving her value. If she's anything like the comics, she's never been entirely honest in her dealings, had a remarkable drinking problem, and often slept her way to the top.
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Nov 03, 2015
Excellent use of pep

brilliant, awesome

I usually try to avoid using the word but now i have to use it again:Adorkable.

Melissa Benoist=Supergirl. She's too cute. It's not fair.

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Nov 03, 2015
The second episode was just as enjoyable as the first, if not more so. The writers have been smart to get some of the basic obstacles out of the way early, like getting Winn, James & Alex all on the same page with Kara's secret.
During the scene with boat I was thinking "Why pull the boat? Wouldn't it be easier to push it?" And it turns out I was right :D
I also love the light tone they're going with on the show, "Who calls a snake fluffy?" absolutely priceless as was Kara's reaction to holding a snake. Having Kara go through a learning curve is a great idea I just hope we don't have a lesson of the week to go along with the villian of the week.
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