Supergirl TV show on CBS


#221

I don’t know if it’s on purpose or not, but why does Superman look like he has 5:00 shadow going on?


#222

Hasn’t learned the “eye-lasers-off-the-bathroom-mirror-to-shave-impervious-facial-hair” trick yet, and just relies on the occasional full-body engulfing in atomic fire or whatever comes up in his night job.

Also, he looks just a little bit like a serious Buzz Lightyear.


#223

Hmm. Superman looking more like a welterweight than a heavyweight.

It’s also interesting that their S’s are slightly different, given that it’s supposed to be a Kryptonian house crest, which you’d think be consistent.


#224

That’s clearly the fault of pitiful, limited humans making their suits for them. It’s like getting two different small-town self-trained tattoo artists to scrawl BRAVE WANDERER in Kanji somewhere on your person, I assume.


#225

I sorta wish they could have got Tom Welling to do the part, Smallville was so much fun to watch back in the day.


#226

So what’s the net on Season 1, guys? Worth watching?


#227

Ug. That’s a tough call. I’d say it’s worth watching just for Benoist and a bit of Flockhart. But you’ll be gritting your teeth for much of it.


#228

The Flash crossover episode is mostly worth watching, at least.


#229

The show isn’t consistently great, but Benoist is, so yes.


#230

Hah, that’s eerie now that you point it out!


#231

Hmmm … thanks guys. Maybe treadmill fodder in the fall, then.

My mind immediately said “3d rendered character” when I looked at that image, and now I know why. He’s sort of an uncanny valley Buzz Lightyear.


#232

It’s excessively cheesy, schmaltzy, and saccharine. The plot is encumbered by CW-esque love polygons and stories are routinely wrapped up by the power of love. Everyone is far too TV beautiful and everything is lit like the cover of Home and Garden monthly.

Despite all that, the answer to your question is unequivocally yes, in my book, at least.


#233

Yeah, the whole is better than the sum of the parts. Or something.

Watch the Flash crossover episode, at least.


#234

This.

So much this.

And all of this. Benoist just kills it, and is, shall we say, adorkable.


#235

I could watch this scene over and over. What did someone say on Twitter? “I want someone to look at me the way Supergirl looks at ice cream.”


#236

Cat Grant to return–sort of.

Looks like Flockhart did indeed decide not to make the move to follow the now Vancouver-based production, so she’ll instead be appearing “as she’s available.” I’m glad the character’s still around, but I’ll actually miss having her as a guaranteed-every-episode presence. I’m curious how the show will adapt to the limitation–just do less in the office, or shift the relationship between the two permanently somehow?


#237

I’m disappointed too. I mean, glad to still have her in some capacity, but disappointed she won’t be around as much.


#238

It already shifted at the end of the last season. If you recall, Kara was promoted to a new position, and was no longer working directly under Cat. Ostensibly still reporting in to her, but in a similar fashion to other employees. Given the recent casting news, my guess is that Cat gets an editor that places her yet another step removed from the reporters under her.


#239

Ahhhh yeah, that’s right, that’s right. Still, she’s always been such a hands-on boss, it’ll definitely take something like your second sentence to make it “make sense.”


#240

I smell a few video conference scenes in the future…