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Supergirl (or How Kara Zor-El Got Her Groove Back) on CBS

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I'm just going to keep creating threads for shows I have no intention of watching or am predisposed to hate. Seems to have worked for Gotham.
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People seem to be loving this. What are they seeing that I'm not? It just looks so... disposable. This is coming, by the way, from someone who merely likes Flash and Arrow. The teenie soap-opera take on superheroes doesn't do it for me.

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It's kinda... CUTE?

Be moist makes it so.

edit: damned autocorrect, it was supposed to be Benoist!!!
Edited by mcnooj82 - 5/14/15 at 7:26am
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You have to understand that it's not really aimed at an audience familiar with Supergirl (I believe that the current version in the comic is much colder and it takes Superman to help her embrace humanity). It seems to largely be aimed at the audience who watches stuff like Gossip Girl, and the lead seems really good even if she's stuck in a costume that pales in comparison to some cosplay versions I've seen. At least the action scenes seem to have had some money put into them, which I think is a necessity for these tv superhero shows to endure. 

 

The music choices are mostly terrible but, again, that's the audience it's aimed at. It also has a weird battle going on between the comic book stuff that looks really cool and the Daily Planet stuff which unfortunately looks just like this:

 

 

There's a reason SNL made fun of this kind of stuff, Supergirl people!

 

Anyway, we'll see how it goes.

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Certainly caught my eye. I think it's going to be huge.

 

But the contrast between this and what Snyder et al are doing is staggering!

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If a SUPERGIRL TV show has to play as a rom-com, I'm game for that. But this looks like a badly made rom-com, with all the cliches exaggerated to the point that I can't believe it's not a satire like that SNL skit.
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The thing with the BW sketch is that that kind of story is completely out of character for Black Widow.  It's not for this conception of Supergirl.

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You have to understand that it's not really aimed at an audience familiar with Supergirl (I believe that the current version in the comic is much colder and it takes Superman to help her embrace humanity). It seems to largely be aimed at the audience who watches stuff like Gossip Girl, and the lead seems really good even if she's stuck in a costume that pales in comparison to some cosplay versions I've seen. At least the action scenes seem to have had some money put into them, which I think is a necessity for these tv superhero shows to endure. 

 

The music choices are mostly terrible but, again, that's the audience it's aimed at. It also has a weird battle going on between the comic book stuff that looks really cool and the Daily Planet stuff which unfortunately looks just like this:

 

 

There's a reason SNL made fun of this kind of stuff, Supergirl people!

 

Anyway, we'll see how it goes.

Yeah when I was watching this that SNL skit came to mind. I mean when CBS execs saw that they had to get a little nervous. It screams bad romcom quirky blah blah. Still I understand they are aiming for a much different audience here and they are certainly allowed to have their own Superhero show. I just don't think I will be into it.

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The thing with the BW sketch is that that kind of story is completely out of character for Black Widow.  It's not for this conception of Supergirl.

I agree. Part of Supergirl's charm is her naivety, and going by that trailer I think Melissa Benoist is really doing a great job with the part. Everything else the trailer is showing is not leaving me very enthused.
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They must not have any rights concerning Superman. For the two or three seasons this show lasts, they're going to constantly be calling him "your/my cousin" or "that other guy" or other such clever sidesteps. And it'll get tiresome because you can't really tell this story without Superman, and they're going to do it anyway. Having Jimmy Olsen be a proxy for him is lame.

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New Promo 2

 

I wonder if Darkseid will show up in this show?

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They must not have any rights concerning Superman. For the two or three seasons this show lasts, they're going to constantly be calling him "your/my cousin" or "that other guy" or other such clever sidesteps. And it'll get tiresome because you can't really tell this story without Superman, and they're going to do it anyway. Having Jimmy Olsen be a proxy for him is lame.

 

It's James!

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Originally Posted by D.T. View Post

They must not have any rights concerning Superman. For the two or three seasons this show lasts, they're going to constantly be calling him "your/my cousin" or "that other guy" or other such clever sidesteps. And it'll get tiresome because you can't really tell this story without Superman, and they're going to do it anyway. Having Jimmy Olsen be a proxy for him is lame.

That's pretty much exactly what the Salkind film did. Can't understand why anyone would do a Supergirl project that constantly dodges the whole Superman issue.
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Does she live in a different city? That would sort of explain why he doesn't help her. I zoned out and didn't notice.
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I'm not the intended audience, and I'm not sure I'll keep with it, but I will champion this show regardless. Its existence and potential influence are far too important for me to bitch about how bubbly it looks. Besides, bubbly is appropriate as far I'm concerned.


Edited by wd40 - 5/14/15 at 8:34am
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Does she still have the horse who used to be a centaur dude? I'm calling shenanigans if the answer is "no."
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Is Fox's Krypton series still happening?

My goodness it's confusing.
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If Ellis from DIE HARD doesn't have a cameo I will hit the roof.
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I would rather they not make any single mention of Superman at all even, the lame "your cousin" nonsense. They could have an interesting storyline where she is trying to break out of Superman's shadow but you would have to actually show the guy eventually for any payoff. I say they should have made Superman not even exists in this world no matter how important he is the the comic character's origin. Let Kara stand on her own without people bringing up the more popular Superman. And it seems like she is following Flash and Green Arrow's example of letting EVERYONE know she is a superhero.

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It's kinda... CUTE?

Be moist makes it so.

edit: damned autocorrect, it was supposed to be Benoist!!!

You think we're buying that Mr McFreud?  Hell no!

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NO!!!

YOU GOTTA BELIEVE ME!!!

PLEASE!!!

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If it's done in the same tone as The Flash I'll give it a chance. 

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Devil Wears Prada meets Arrow.

 

They need to say Superman.  Sounds lame.

 

I vote for the spandex short-shorts look.  Definitely.

 

 

 

I hope that at some point a villain suggestively mixes a "Kneel before me" type line in there.  It will be so tongue-in-cheek edgy cause she's a girl!


Edited by Overlord - 5/14/15 at 3:00pm
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"Is that a t-bone wedge of Krpytonite in your pants or are you just happy to see me?"

 

"It's a boner, Kara. You have X-RAY VISION."

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"Is that a t-bone wedge of Krpytonite in your pants or are you just happy to see me?"

 

"It's a boner, Kara. You have X-RAY VISION."

 

"What the hell is poki.. ... oh goddammit.  Must you, evil villain?  I'm capturing you and delivering you to justice for god's sake, there's nothing that should be arousing about my grappli .... STOP IT!"


Edited by Overlord - 5/14/15 at 3:25pm
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Here's some rep for you good sir.

post #27 of 786
Thread Starter 
Nothing wrong with a funny, lighthearted Supergirl. Unfortunately, this just appears to be lighthearted.
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I thought it looked charming.

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I thought it looked charming.

 

Did the actress that plays Supergirl ....

 

*puts on sunglasses*

 

...Charm the pants off you?

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Does she still have the horse who used to be a centaur dude? I'm calling shenanigans if the answer is "no."


Yeah, I saw this and just looked up Super Horse.

 

What the fuck is this shit?

 

post #31 of 786
OH GOD.

I'd watch that. It would be such groundbreaking television.
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??????
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?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!???!?!?!?

 

How prevalent is quasi-bestiality in Supergirl storylines?

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That's so sweet.
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?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!???!?!?!?

 

How prevalent is quasi-bestiality in Supergirl storylines?

 

I dunno. Superman once tried to make Jimmy Olsen marry a gorilla.

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Did that gorilla have its own thought balloons?
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I'm really glad I opened my own practice, cause I sure as shit wouldn't want the search queries I've generated over the last hour or so showing up in a company server's database.

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Well, that explains why that guy wanted me to write a story about a horse breastfeeding from Supergirl.

 

But why'd he want Zatanna to be there?

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Originally Posted by Overlord View Post
 

Devil Wears Prada meets Arrow.

 

They need to say Superman.  Sounds lame.

 

I vote for the spandex short-shorts look.  Definitely.

 

 

 

I hope that at some point a villain suggestively mixes a "Kneel before me" type line in there.  It will be so tongue-in-cheek edgy cause she's a girl!

Yeah watching the trailer a second time im actually cringing at some of the stuff now. Im still in the camp of "not made for me so im not going to destroy it" but im a bit farther away from that cap. Im standing by the exit thinking about leaving.

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Well, that explains why that guy wanted me to write a story about a horse breastfeeding from Supergirl.

 

But why'd he want Zatanna to be there?

You live a life I can't imagine.

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As soon as I saw this thread I was going to come in here and bring up the horse being in love with her. Glad to see it's already happened.
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So much thigh gap!

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So much thigh gap!

Ugh I know so disgusting, I wouldn't touch her.  

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I'm just trying to figure out why Supergirl does Supergirl cosplay for her boyfriend.

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If I was dating Supergirl, every night would be Supergirl night.

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A fan recut of that trailer thats SO MUCH BETTER.  They added a bit of that John Williams classic score, eliminated the "oh my gosh, I'm a GIRL" BS and voila, solid first look that makes me want to see this:

 

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Are you serious?

 

I laughed when it completely changed tone and went with an "epic movie score", it doesn't fit what's going on in the video. The first shot with the Williams score of her just getting out of the water does not match at all!

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I appreciate I'm not the target demo, but I'm a fan of the character. I did not like every line in the show being "My cousin...." or James Ol(d man)son being an underwear model, but otherwise seems pretty solid.
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Did that gorilla have its own thought balloons?

 

The gorilla almost certainly did.  It was the Silver Age.  If at least two characters per title didn't end up forcibly married to a telepathic gorilla six months out of the year, the writer was sacked for not trying hard enough.  Simpler times, when Superman could fake the end of the world to get out of marrying Lois Lane, Batman and Robin could use all the innuendo they wanted, and Green Lantern could be horribly racist to Eskimos (Hal Jordan really is a fucking asshole).

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And when Jimmy wasn't being married to a gorilla, he was having his brain swapped with one...
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