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Don Mxyzptlk

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That's one foxy Lois though.

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I don't like the short hair.  The comics have really ramped out Lois's "heat factor" over the years.

 

 

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I don't like the short hair.  The comics have really ramped out Lois's "heat factor" over the years.

 

 


I.....I'll be in my bunk

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Not a big fan of this one at all, and pretty much agree with everything AV Club writes this week, both in how Supergirl feels like a show that doesn't really know what it's about, and in it's criticism of Mon-El who comes across like a massive (and murderous) jerk this episode. It also raises a point that was going through my mind: weird-looking aliens are just hanging out in public now, then? 

 

Nice reference to X-Men, though.

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Chemistry was off the charts, but not even Benoist could sell that "I was just pretending" bit at the end.


Edited by Hammerhead - 2/21/17 at 3:47pm
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Mr. Mystupidfehkingname always makes me cringe regardless of media form.
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I thought the last episode was a blast. Everything with Myxzy was fun. Kara and Mon El's argument at the DEO was very Sam and Diane like. It was good to see Supergirl save the day using her brains.

 

Since Winn has had bad luck in the love department, it was good to see him find a girlfriend.

 

Finally, Myxzy calling Kara a nasty woman may not have been subtle and it may have been way too on the nose, but it did cement the fact that he is an asshole. 

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Definitely a win for Winn.

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I also got a kick out of Kara elbowing the bank robber after he said thank you Supergirl.

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Holy crap that was quite a good episode. Benoist is so damn awesome in this show and her supporting cast aren't too bad either at this point. Oh and the writers of this episode throwing some serious shade on a certain administration was delightful.

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Yup, goosebumps here. Especially when Alex called Mama Luthor's bluff... twice.

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Definitely. The whole sequence of Kara struggling to push the ship back from orbit and then her and Alex putting their hands against one another's was so touching. Damn. This episode hit all the right notes with me.

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First ep in a while to give nearly every regular and recurring character something to do, too. I only missed Miss Tessmacher.

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 A damn good episode and I'm totally fine with this show wearing its politics on its sleeve.

 

 I do think that Snapper firing Kara was the right thing. Having two reliable sources is journalism 101. Snapper having a look of disappointment after the firing was a nice touch. To Snapper's credit he ask Supergirl the tough questions. If I was in his shoes I just would have asked her if she wanted to binge watch season 2 of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

 

 I assume this show has a tight budget, but the climax looked good.

 

 I have one criticism. Jeremiah shouldn't have been able to hold his own against Cyborg Hank. Yeah he lost, but it should have been over in one punch. 

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I do think that Snapper firing Kara was the right thing. Having two reliable sources is journalism 101. Snapper having a look of disappointment after the firing was a nice touch. To Snapper's credit he ask Supergirl the tough questions. If I was in his shoes I just would have asked her if she wanted to binge watch season 2 of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

 

Nice moments from Benoist during the interview scene, when Supergirl realizes that charm and celebrity (and being super) aren't going to sway Snapper.


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 I have one criticism. Jeremiah shouldn't have been able to hold his own against Cyborg Hank. Yeah he lost, but it should have been over in one punch. 

Jeremiah is also a cyborg, though. At least his arm, possibly more.

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Jeremiah is also a cyborg, though. At least his arm, possibly more.

 

That is correct. That's why he lasted as long as he did against Cyborg.

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I forgot about the arm.

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Mon-El has made me check out of the season pretty hardcore, but this will bring me back for the finale: Superman will be showing up.

 

http://www.eonline.com/news/842839/superman-s-back-tyler-hoechlin-is-officially-returning-to-supergirl

 

Hoechlin killed it last time, glad we'll be seeing him again.

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  The latest episode was a good one. The villain is what made it work. First off, from his pint of view, he was doing the right thing. While he was clearly a terrible person, I was impressed by how well he planned things out.

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So why couldn't J'onn just read his mind to find Alex? Riddle me this?
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There was a line about the guy blocking J'onn 'somehow.'

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He blocked him with the power of plot.

 

Anyway, I love these crazy girls too much to get small things like super handwavy writing get in the way of my enjoyment.

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There was a line about the guy blocking J'onn 'somehow.'

 

Which apparently wasn't going to stop him being able to wipe the guy's memories at the end of the ep.

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The last episode was just OK but its looks like the writers  realized that Guardian was a bad idea. If the show wants to give James more to do, why not subplots at Cat Co that show the press keeping the public informed not matter the consequences.

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The Guardian as a whole isn't that bad of an idea, it's just that almost everything with Olsen feels shoehorned in. You could completely remove that character and not miss a beat. I know I forget he exists if he's left out of an episode

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Some nice character moments but overall the ep was very sloppily constructed. Mon-el says that his parents' ship departed four weeks ago, so apparently it only took that long to build a gargantuan Stargate (with what resources? What personnel?). And don't get me started on Rhea answering Lena's phone and deciding it would be a good time to blow her whole game to Kara.

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What kind of billionaire CEO doesn't have any kind of lock on her phone. Fuck this show. /s

I'm more alarmed at Kara doing her super hero strip right in the middle of Catco's main office when earthquake boy got triggered. Someone had to see that or security camera's picked that up.

It took a whole season to realize how stupid Guardian is? Been saying this since the start that as an African American James has so much power at his disposal shaping the narrative through Catco Media and instead he opts to just punch 7-11 robbers in the face.

At least the national guard can just shoot Daxmites, but do they really have to? It's not a big deal if Planet Kardashian invaded; they're just going to lounge around and party and do douchebag things.

I just feel bad for femLuthor, at this point getting juggled by dinosaurs would be a mercy.
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Lena looked so excited, bashful even, when she was telling Kara about her 'new partner.'

 

I merely comment.

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At least the national guard can just shoot Daxmites, but do they really have to? It's not a big deal if Planet Kardashian invaded; they're just going to lounge around and party and do douchebag things.

 

Yah, sure, right after they're space ships with space lazers wipe out everybody first.  No prahblem.

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I've just started watching this. I'm on the second episode.

It's got some iffy production values and some of the idiomatic references are already feeling slightly dated, but Benoist is unbelievably charming. I'm down with the Man of Steel version of Supes but she's capturing the old school supervibe to a T. Perfect marriage of actress and role.

I think I may have a crush.
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Just wait until you get to it's version of Superman, if you last that long. Season One being on CBS was way heavy on the romantic subplots ad girl power tropes. Season Two still does too, but it ups the spectacle and geek factor up more as well
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Yeah, it doesn't hurt the cause that Benoist is totally adorable
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I feel that Season 2 has spent much more time on romantic subplots (by virtue of being on CW) than Season 1 did.

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 The show even gave Winn a romantic subplot, which to the shows credit has worked.

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The show doubled down on the strong female characters tonight. More like quadrupled. So fun to have Cat back.

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Loved the bit with her immediately calling out James as Guardian.  Which implies, yeah, she knows, but will still keep calling her Supergirl cause that's what Kara needs.

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 While the subtext of Cat's speech quickly became text, I enjoyed every word of it. While I'm fine with the show criticizing Trump, will it do any good in the long run? I can easily see Trump supporters seeing it as an example of the left coasts elites looking down on them.  That said everything about this episode worked; even Guardian! I too got a kick of Cat knowing that it was James.

 

"I thought I saw ET in the bathroom, but I thought that meant the pot brownies where kicking in."

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 While the Avengers on a budget finale was good, it was Kara and Mon El's last scene together that made this a great episode. While I was watching it I was thinking, this is good, but its not as good as Buffy and Angel's last scene together in season 2, but then Kara said I love you while crying and it became as good. I can't lie, my eyes got watery. Cat saying Go get'em Supergirl was a nice note to go out on.

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 While the subtext of Cat's speech quickly became text, I enjoyed every word of it. While I'm fine with the show criticizing Trump, will it do any good in the long run? I can easily see Trump supporters seeing it as an example of the left coasts elites looking down on them.  

 

How many Drumpf supporters do you think are watching a show about a superpowered young woman? She's the stuff of nightmares to them!

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How many Drumpf supporters do you think are watching a show about a superpowered young woman? She's the stuff of nightmares to them!

Indeed. This show has really become really entertaining and fun.

 

The cast around Benoist has improved by leaps and bounds since the first season to the point in the season finale you're invested in each of them.  That Kara/Superman fight at the beginning was terrific, especially the bits with the heat vision and yes that last moment between Kara and Mon-El was great. Benoist really shows her emotions on her face incredibly well.

 

Oh and Winn being a total fanboy for Superman NEVER ceases to be hilarious.

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See also, brass-tacks Cat instantly melting for Clark.

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See also, brass-tacks Cat instantly melting for Clark.

 

Clark is her Kryptonite if you will...

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Clark is her Kryptonite if you will...
I always found the little subplot the comics had with Cat Grant pursuing Clark to be fascinating from the perspective that at the time Lois was not aware of the dual identity, and Cat was clearly very interested in Clark Kent, while Lois was still carrying her torch for Superman. It obviously never really went anywhere because status quo is God, but still....
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I always found the little subplot the comics had with Cat Grant pursuing Clark to be fascinating from the perspective that at the time Lois was not aware of the dual identity, and Cat was clearly very interested in Clark Kent, while Lois was still carrying her torch for Superman. It obviously never really went anywhere because status quo is God, but still....

Wasn't that the same dynamic as Lois Lane and Lana Lang? I'm mostly going off Superman III, mind.

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Wasn't that the same dynamic as Lois Lane and Lana Lang? I'm mostly going off Superman III, mind.
Kinda depends on the incarnation with Lana. In some she was in love with "Superboy" but most modern versions have her as Clark's "Secret Keeper."
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I remember one fo the few Superman comics I had was about Lana potentially going off to marry some dude in brown and black with a porn star moustache, who was an alien with superpowers who wasn't from Krypton, but the alien dude's ex-wife concocted some plan involving auras so Lana could breathe on his planet but actually it was some deadly thing that turned her to stone. 

 

At no point do I recall Superman reflecting on the fact that it was his continued deceit that had placed Lana in mortal danger. 

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I remember one fo the few Superman comics I had was about Lana potentially going off to marry some dude in brown and black with a porn star moustache, who was an alien with superpowers who wasn't from Krypton, but the alien dude's ex-wife concocted some plan involving auras so Lana could breathe on his planet but actually it was some deadly thing that turned her to stone. 

 

At no point do I recall Superman reflecting on the fact that it was his continued deceit that had placed Lana in mortal danger. 


Vartox!  Who was totally modeled after Sean Connery in Zardoz.  Ahhh, the late Silver-Age.

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Vartox!  Who was totally modeled after Sean Connery in Zardoz.  Ahhh, the late Silver-Age.

Sounds like that was my era then.

 

I didn't have many DC comics, but they did include Superman having a love-hate relationship with knights riding giant dalmatians in some post-apocalyptic wasteland, Superman being attacked by some kind of intelligent bipedal assassin robot who ended up sacrificing himself for the overgrown boy scout, Superman facing off against some spelunkers who had been transmogrified by some underground radioactive substance, and a really weird set of stories involving Batman being flung around time and other dimensions whilst Superman fended off some god like creatures led by a tall dude in red and white called Zeta or Theta or some other Greek letter. 

 

I think this is why I struggle a bit with modern superhero movies. Apart from the obviously grounded ones, like Blade, I think of them as essentially psychedelic characters and the movies spend too much time trying to make their worlds work like ours. 

 

ETA here. This was some very weird shit. Brilliant for an 8 year old kid, mind. 

 

 

 

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