Forgot your password?
JackFetch, September 5, 2014 in Comic Book Adaptations
In case anyone wanted to see the costume under normal circumstances, and not in a studio under lights.
It's been ordered to series.
And there was much celebration!
I'm pretty excited for this show. If there was a character perfect for a series it's Supergirl. As long as they do like they did with Flash and make it fun.
If you remember the Flash trailer from last year, it's probably best to watch only the first minute and a half.
I like it though. I still dunno what they're gonna do with Superman but whatever. Not like Superman shows up too often in Supergirl's title, as far as I know.
I'm really impressed. It looks like they spent a fair bit of money on the pilot.
It looks fun. It does feel slightly like the Black Widow sketch from SNL a few weeks ago but this is still rather impressive. I love Calista Flockhart's Cat Grant.
There's something about Chris' current Ben Wayne avatar situated next to smiling Supergirl that really makes me laugh.
This looks terrific. It has a very Flash-esque tone to it, and doesn't seem to cop out doing thecomics stuff either. Who else liked the nod tot he 80s Crisis costume?
It does feel slightly like the Black Widow sketch from SNL a few weeks ago
That doesn't mean I won't give it a try, though.
The first half is a lot like that Black Widow trailer. The second half is legit superhero stuff.
I like it. It's pretty much what it needs to be. Hopefully every little girl will want to be Supergirl this Halloween.
That looks fun. I'll definitely be giving it a shot.
"But Dan, it looks like a romcom and-"
You know what else was a romcom? Superman '78.
I mean, yeah there's a nerd who's hot for her, but I don't really get the romcom thing.
The one thing that is looking legitimately terrible is the flying effects. Like, something out of a Channel Awesome video or something. Lois and Clark had better effects 20 years ago.
Is this the first superhero show CBS has had since Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk?
They had The Flash in 1990. But it's been a looooong time.
They did have a Justice League pilot back in the 90s. It's pretty bad.
Ha! Yeah, it's all kinds of not very good, but the sheer determination it has to be SO FUCKING GOOFY makes it fun to watch occasionally.
It's basically "What if Friends was written by Giffen and DeMatteis?"
I think if you take the music away, more people wouldn't be so negative on it. I think it looks fine and will check it out.
The pilot leaked online.
Edit: I really liked it. All the stuff everyone is complaining about is the first 10 minutes of the show. It's more like Flash than anything else. It's fun and has none of Arrow's moodiness.
My only worry is that they can't keep talking about Superman(never calling him by that name of course) and never have him on the show. Also, Hank Henshaw is in it
I liked it a lot. Very fun. Benoist is hugely appealing and the show has a good sense of humor.
Also, this guy, kind of!
Also, this guy, kind of!
Yea it was good.
I was kind of lukewarm on it. Benoist is great as Kara and the "super" aspect of it is really well-realized (seriously, best TV superhero VFX ever), but there was definitely something missing. It's easiest to compare this Supergirl pilot with the Flash pilot, but where the Flash really worked, I think Supergirl kind of fell on its face. It's the personal/family angle of it all. There's no true equivalent of the Barry/Joe relationship, or even a decent Iris. Hell, Smallville's pilot established multiple different relationships that worked; pretty much none work in Supergirl. There's four different familial characters in Supergirl, two of whom don't talk, one who has only one or two lines, and a fourth who's practically an antagonist and not very enjoyable to watch anyway. Even Kara's "friends" at her workplace are more weird than friendly.
It is a pilot, of course, and it's pretty crammed with plot, but still. That human element is why The Flash works, it's why Lois & Clark worked, and it's why Smallville worked for a few years at the beginning. Supergirl needs that too.
You can post now and register later.
If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Pasted as rich text. Paste as plain text instead
Only 75 emoji are allowed.
Your link has been automatically embedded. Display as a link instead
Your previous content has been restored. Clear editor
You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.
No registered users viewing this page.