Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Supergirl Review: Season 1 Episode 2 "Stronger Together"

Supergirl Season 1 Episode 2
“Stronger Together”

When Kara’s attempts to help National City don’t go according to plan, she must put aside the doubts that she – and the city’s media – has about her abilities in order to capture an escapee from the Kryptonian prison, Fort Rozz. Also, Cat pressures James to use his connection to Superman to get her an interview with Supergirl.

Review:Episode two of Supergirl made a lot of improvements over the first episode, there was also a lot more name dropping in the second episode making reference to the Daily Planet, Perry White and both Lois Lane and Clark Kent. Nice little drops to continue to tie both worlds together. There also is the interaction with Cat Grant, which has been one of the stronger points of the early season episodes. They seems to be assisting with the development of Kara’s Supergirl persona as seen with the advice to slow down and learn. We are also treated to the a nice little training montage (who doesn’t like a training Montage?) Which was in response to the struggles that Kara is going through by learning to be a hero. James Olsen and Winn are finally introduced and now both are trying to help Kara. (Did anyone else get a Felicity vibe during the conversation with James?)

Through out the second episode we continue to see DEO try and train Kara by using her sister Alex to bring the two together. They also were tracking the villain of the episode Hellgrammite. In my opinion this is the most difficult part of the show to watch, it seems like the DEO will be the driving force behind most of the weekly villains, using the special forces team to fill in any gaps in the plot while the rest of the show is used to be build the relationships and Kara’s character. In many ways correcting many of the rush storylines which were developed during the pilot. With this being said, I definitely find myself intrigued with what they can bring later down the road.

At the end of Episode 2, Kara finally is reintroduced to her Aunt General Astra who she thought had died on Krypton. Obviously learning that she also was trapped in the Phantom Zone while in-prisoned in Fort Rozz. Astra goal is to save earth the same way she tried to save krypton. The ending of the episode see Astra learn about Kryptonite, how will this impact the remaining of the season? I am definitely intrigued as so far it doesn’t seem to have the same effects we have seen in the movies. Finally Hank Henshaw has powers? Man you have to love the teasers.

After watching episode 2 of Supergirl I find myself trying to figure out if I am at all being influences by not only the two CW shows but also the Superman movies. Its definitely not hard to compare, however i am happy with how the creators of the show continue to enforce the idea that Supergirl isn’t her cousin Superman. There is a lot of areas that I would improve or have done differently, but with that being said I am really enjoying the show. Agents of Shield and Gotham could both take lessons from Supergirl on how to create a show which may have areas of improvement but still is enjoyable to watch.

I give Episode 2 a one thumbs up. Let us know what you thought of the show and leave a comment below.

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