Supergirl (2015– )
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The Adventures of Supergirl 

Supergirl and Superman team up to stop a new threat emerging in National City. A Kryptonian pod comes crashing down to Earth.

Director:

Glen Winter

Writers:

Jerry Siegel (based on characters created by), Joe Shuster (based on characters created by) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Benoist ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
Mehcad Brooks ... James Olsen
Chyler Leigh ... Alex Danvers
Jeremy Jordan ... Winn Schott
Chris Wood ... Mon-El
David Harewood ... J'onn J'onzz
Tyler Hoechlin ... Clark Kent / Superman
Calista Flockhart ... Cat Grant
Katie McGrath ... Lena Luthor
Brenda Strong ... Lillian Luthor
Frederick Schmidt ... John Corben
Andrea Brooks ... Eve Teschmacher
Tom Belding ... Pilot 2
Dawn Chubai ... TV Anchor #1
Cameron Dent Cameron Dent ... Dad
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Storyline

When a new threat emerges in National City, Kara/Supergirl teams up with her cousin, Clark Kent/Superman, to stop it. Kara is thrilled to have family in town but it leaves Alex feeling a bit left out. Meanwhile, Hank and Supergirl are stunned by the pod that came crashing to Earth.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Right after Superman saves a father and his kids from a drone attack, the father exclaims they "should move back to Gotham" (which, of course is the home city of DC's Batman). See more »

Goofs

When Cara & Clark are talking in the street, Clark's bag changes shoulders with each reverse camera angle. See more »

Quotes

[after Superman saves a man and his children from the drone]
Dad: We're moving back to Gotham.
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References Superman (1978) See more »

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Golden Girl
(uncredited)
Performed by Ladyhawke
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Superman Gives the Show a Boost....For Now
10 October 2016 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

Putting aside all of season 1 (which I wasn't a fan of at all), I actually found myself getting excited for this season of Supergirl. The show made its way to the CW and the rest of the Arrowverse, so I think it's plausible to think that the show will be better. While the episode still has its issues, I had some fun with the premiere.

Bringing Superman into the fold was smart, but it's also very dangerous. I don't want to feel like this show needs to depend on him to hold my interest, but giving a few episodes to regain my faith was probably the best move this show could have made. Tyler Hoechlin's certainly brought a different vibe than Henry Cavill, and it fit the tone of the show. This iteration is much more in the vein of Smallville or the 90's series than it is of Man of Steel. Don't get me wrong I love that movie to death, but it's nice to see the good ol' happy-go-lucky Supes that everyone loves. What his larger role will be? I'm not entirely sure, but it's looking good.

Having Superman and Supergirl team up in the field meant amping up the action and effects, and they did just that. For what they are, the CW shows usually have some solid CG, and this episode showcased that. I really enjoyed the action and if they keep that up, I don't think this show will lose me a second time.

The show also introduced a few comic book characters, including Lena Luthor, another Kryptonian, and Metallo. I don't know how well this show will tackle Metallo, but he's a great character, especially from the animated series' back in the day. The jury is still out on him, but I'm definitely down for having Lena Luthor having a big role this season. We didn't get to see too much, but I thought Katie McGrath did a nice job of giving her character depth without giving too much away at the same time.

As for Kara's episode arc, I didn't find myself too invested. I don't care at all about James' relationship with her, or lack thereof, and I'm still not sold on bringing Cat Grant back into the fold. She wasn't as annoying as season 1 Cat, but that's not saying all that much. Hopefully the show keeps both of these plot points to a minimum. I'm far more interested in the relationship between Martian Manhunter/Superman/ and Supergirl. As for now, I'll still tune in.

+Manhunter/Supes

+Action/CG

+Batman references

+Lena

-Why are relationship issues still a focus?

-Cat was watchable

7.7/10


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