In the Season One premiere of Supergirl Radio, your hosts Teresa Jusino and Rebecca Johnson cover the highly-anticipated series premiere of CBS’ Supergirl as Kara Zor-El steps out of the shadows to become National City’s very own guardian angel known as Supergirl. They also read listener feedback about the series premiere before chatting about spoilers for next week’s episode titled “Stronger Together”. Join in on the fun as the gang at Supergirl Radio covers CBS’ Supergirl!
Official Description by CBS for Supergirl 1.01: “Pilot” – After 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be, on the series premiere of SUPERGIRL, Monday, Oct. 26 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. The series moves to its regular time period (8:00-9:00 PM) on Monday, Nov. 2.
Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist (Kara Danvers/Supergirl), Calista Flockhart (Cat Grant), Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers), Mehcad Brooks (James Olsen), David Harewood (Hank Henshaw) and Jeremy Jordan (Winslow “Winn” Schott). WRITTEN BY: Executive Producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Ali Adler. DIRECTED BY: Glen Winter.”
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2 thoughts on “Supergirl Radio Season 1 – Episode 1: Pilot”
Back when I thought that Winn was destined to eventually become to the Toyman, I predicted that perhaps his character would turn to a criminal life because of his rejection by Kara. But that was before it was revealed that his father was the actual Toyman. Watching this episode, I just didn’t get any real “nice guy” vibes off the character. Just because someone has an unrequited crush, it doesn’t mean they’ve got nice guy syndrome.
I also take issue with the description of Cat as a well-meaning mentor figure. Maybe she’ll become more of a mentor for Kara in the future, but for now, she’s just kind of a mean, horrible boss who seems more than willing to fire Kara if she so much as looks at her funny. I will say, though, that my favorite line of the episode might have been the one about not needing her therapist if she’s not having lunch with her mother.
I kind of cringed at how hard they were hammering home the girl power message- not that I disagree with it, but because it felt kind of forced at times. That diner waitress saying how great to have a female hero her daughter could look up to might just as well have turned to the camera and announced, “And you can watch her on CBS, Monday nights at 8 (7 central).” Besides, I knew it was one of those things that haters would jump all over. Alex’s “because she’s just a girl?” retort didn’t make a lot of sense to me because Henshaw hadn’t even said anything about Kara being a girl. My impression was that his gripe with Kara didn’t have much, if anything, to do with her gender, but was rather due to the fact that she was an alien and had failed to prove herself in his eyes. Anyway, I hope they got all that stuff out of their system and won’t be hitting the audience over the head with it so much moving forward.
Overall, I thought the pilot was great. It took several episodes for me to warm up to The Flash, but Supergirl won me over much more quickly.
“Just because someone has an unrequited crush, it doesn’t mean they’ve got nice guy syndrome.”
That’s very true. It’s all in how they handle possible rejection.
“I also take issue with the description of Cat as a well-meaning mentor figure. Maybe she’ll become more of a mentor for Kara in the future, but for now, she’s just kind of a mean, horrible boss who seems more than willing to fire Kara if she so much as looks at her funny”
It’ll be interesting to see what happens in their relationship.
Hopefully, once Kara proves herself as a hero, nobody will question her gender. Thanks for your comment and for listening!
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