Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I Am Over (un)Supergirl

I have watched Supergirl since its pilot episode. But after Tuesday night's episode (1-18, “World's Finest”) I'm not so sure I want to keep watching. The thing is, I was kind of excited about the crossover with Barry Allen, a.k.a. the Flash, showing up. And he was kind of cool. But I was sorely disappointed with Supergirl's so called “super powers” (and have been for a while now).

Sure, she can fly at super speed, and has X-ray vision, and heat vision, and all the other abilities she is supposed to have. But she really seems to be lacking in other “super” powers.

To start: She (and the Flash) were going up against the Silver Banshee and Livewire. But when Silver Banshee let loose with a powerful sonic blast it disoriented Supergirl and made her ears bleed! So she had to wear special ear buds provided by Barry to block the sound.

The next time they met, the sonic blast actually threw Supergirl backward into a wall. And then Silver Banshee punched Supergirl and knocked her at least ten or fifteen feet away, and down!

And then when Livewire sent an electrical blast at a helicopter, Supergirl blocked it, but was rendered almost unconscious, and fell out of the sky.

She doesn't seem very super to me.

But she isn't the only reason I have gotten dissatisfied with the show: it seems like they have written out Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) in favor of Lucy Lane (Jenna Dewan Tatum). Now I think both women are as gorgeous as they can be, but if I had to choose which one to keep in the show, it would have to be Alex Danvers. Not only because she is Kara's sister, but she was there first.

And It seems like Hank Henshaw/J'onn J'onzz (David Harewood) is gone as well. But if they need to cut down on the cast, the one to go should be James Olson (Mehcad Brooks). The main reason is because Hank Henshaw/J'onn J'onzz is a much more interesting character, and is a “super hero” besides.

James Olson, on the other hand, has done nothing other than moon, first over Lucy Lane, and then over Kara Danvers. He brings nothing to the show that couldn't be provided by an extra brought in off the street.

The show, which showed so much promise at the beginning, has slowly become so much of a letdown that makes me wonder if I want to waste an hour each week watching it.

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