Supergirl: Pilot


In just one charming episode, “Supergirl” has shown clearly everything that’s wrong with the DC Cinematic Universe. While “Man of Steel” wallowed in darkness and angst as bad as any comic from the late 1980’s – early 1990’s, “Supergirl” (and “Flash”) are bright, hopeful, cheerful and engaging without being boring or campy. Melissa Benoist is warm, dorky, lovable and determined as Kara Zor-El. She can have personal issues (trying to find her place in the world, clashing with her adoptive sister) without wallowing in pain and misery. She rescues innocent people at the risk of her own life and fights bad guys without murdering them. In short, she behaves like a superhero. The series also features an engaging supporting cast, including Calista Flockhart as Kara’s boss, channeling Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada” and Mehcad Brooks as a new take on Jimmy Olson, Superman’s ally as opposed to pal. And now I have another series I won’t have time to keep up with…


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