Supergirl S2E1: Adventures of Supergirl Review
Directed By: Glen Winter
Staring: Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Calista Flockhart, David Harewood, Jeremy Jordan
Synopsis: Supergirl and Clark team up to stop a new threat emerging in National City; Alex feels left out while Kara’s family stays in town; a pod comes crashing down to earth
Welcome to the CW
After a season of ups and downs on CBS Supergirl was moved to the CW and it was the best thing that could have happened to the show. This is a network that cares about comic book shows and embraces the fantastical elements of the genre. CBS essentially turned Supergirl into Sex in the City with a cape. I enjoyed the show but, it lacked the feel of a super hero show and that was in clear view in this first episode. The biggest difference was the special effects. It was obvious that CBS either did not care or did not know how to do good special effects and the CW nailed it. They got a new set for the DEO, the flight effects were significantly better and the color pallete was changed slightly to align better with the CW shows while keeping the bright and positive tone of the show. It also was a hit in the ratings doing over 3 million viewers which is fantastic for the CW and for Supergirl and this episode should keep people coming back.
Supergril and Superman Save the Day
This episode picked up where season 1 left off with a mysterious aircraft landing in national city with an alien in it that may or may not be Kryptonian. We then right off the back get to meet Superman when a space shuttle was about to crash land on earth and was saved by the Kryptonian duo. We find out that somebody is trying to kill Lena Luthor (yes Lex Luthor’s sister) and its implied that this was ordered by Lex. Its absolutely amazing that no only are we getting Supergirl on tv but we are also getting Superman and possibly Lex Luthor. Maybe the best parts of this episode was actually seeing Kara, Cat, and Jimmy interact with Clark Kent. In the recent past so many of us only know of the Superman/Clark Kent of the Zach Snyder movies and it was refreshing to see a bright, positive Superman. Tyler Hoechlin nailed the nerdy yet successful reporter Clark Kent and brought positivity to the show and was able to show that their is a past with this character in this universe even though we have not seen it. This episode was not big on action and was mainly here to introduce these characters to a new audience and set the tone for the season. It appears to be some tension between Martian Manhunter and Superman over Kryptonite as well as an evil organization CATAMUS that is creating monsters to take over national city. The episode ends with Metallo being created in a lab.
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The Last Child of Krypton