Will CBS’s SUPERGIRL Be Any Good?

by on May 29, 2015

in Entertainment

Melissa Benoist in Supergirl

That’s a good question, being, will this new super hero series, Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist (Glee), be any good. CBS released the official synopsis of the show recently to press and it goes like this:

“SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime. Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Arrow”), Ali Adler, Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Glen Winter (“Arrow”).”

To be honest, after watching a six-minute teaser, all I pulled from the preview was a lot of angst, insecurities and valley girl-like oohs and aahs. Maybe I read too much or too little into it, but I am not holding my breath.

Now part of the synopsis triggered a brain cell memory where I think DC/WB will be starting to introduce super heroes in their fictional film world where some of the characters have been lying low for many years to avoid the limelight. But with the advent of Man of Steel, and Kal-El outing himself, other ‘meta-humans’ will start deciding to come forward.

If that will actually be the case come film release time of Batman v. Superman, then this description could be the first volley out to the fans about meta humans hiding their identities to avoid persecution, much like Superman will be receiving at the hands of humanity in the upcoming film, Batman v. Superman, which will also be used to start introducing bits and pieces of the Justice League.

Regardless, Supergirl will be premiering in November on CBS, on Mondays at 8. There’s no official word yet that there will be any crossovers with CBS’s sister station, The CW and their popular hero series, Arrow or Flash. But we can hope, but having crossover events brings it all together in one big happy family.


Here, have six minutes of preview… or warning. You be the judge.

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