AngryJoe: Supergirl (CBS) First Look – Reaction & Impresions

AngryJoe & Other Joe Give their First Reactions & Impressions of CBS’s New Supergirl TV Show. Hey at least it looks better than the god awful Supergirl (1984) Movie! As a huge Superman Fan I’m willing to give it a shot. Hopeless less ditsy and more action in the actual episodes!

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happymel
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With all the good superhero (and now heroine) shows out there, I’m pretty excited. Although…. CBS? That makes me worried. I haven’t seen the trailer before either so I was giving a first reaction as well. So all the stuff that they are trying to reference (Devil Wears Prada, Gossip Girl, etc.), I really like BUT will that really fit into a Supergirl show? I don’t know… I like the suit but the yellow should be shiny or something. If they have like 60% action and 40% drama, I think it will be good. Also, that music did help.

Professor von SCIENCE!!!
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Professor von SCIENCE!!!

Didn’t CBS make that awful justice league pilot? Or was that ABC?

Professor von SCIENCE!!!
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Professor von SCIENCE!!!

Okay, am I the only one who thinks that they’re trying to rip off Sammuel Jackson’s Nick Fury with military guy? Or does he have a comic equivalent?

Salosandre
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Well.. at least they aren’t going to dick the audience around for ten years before showing her in the actual suit…

I hope it turns out well, though.. and I cannot believe I am saying this.. I almost wish it was a CW show so we could get Flash and Arrow crossovers. This season of Arrow was definitely pretty weak but Flash is probably my favorite basic cable show running (coughs) right now.

Admittedly I have higher hopes for Supergirl than I do for CW’s Legends of Tomorrow, which seems much to ambitious for a basic tv budget.

iamnotincompliance
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Well, Supergirl has a good chunk of the same creative team as Flash and Arrow, and CBS is half owner of CW (the other half being Warner Bros, which is why all these DC shows are popping up), so crossover potential exists. And since I’m too lazy to make another post, I’ll just respond to Joe here. From what I’ve read, Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman are intentionally being kept for movies. Notice how this trailer never refers directly to Superman, only “her cousin”. Gotham doesn’t have Batman, it has Bruce Wayne, which is entirely different. And Wonder Woman, well,… Read more »
atenhoteph
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Your error catch isn’t an error. Superman/girl actually have a millimeter or two aura of invulnerability, at least they did in pre-52 comics. Any skin tight material will not be damaged, but they go through a lot of capes. The skirt should have the same problem though. I think the preview looks great.

RockmanX3
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Aside from Glee, I haven’t seen Melissa Benoist in much other stuff, but she does pull off a cute, but ditzy Supergirl in this show.

My girlfriend is a huge fan of her on Glee, so I think this a good show we can watch together. I wasn’t super impressed by the trailer but I’ll give it a shot.

raknai
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Not a good impression.
First feel like they following a manual.
Second, too much elements from the Wonder woman Pilot, included the uniform that the porn version did better.
What really pisses me off is that every time something look bad, somebody come with the terrible excuse that is for girls, the same they use with kids, like children and female human had less mental capacity.
I hope they fix it in the series.

Swanpride
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I originally was worried that they would be able to do her powers properly on the screen. They did. But the longer the trailer went, the more annoyed I got. It is so girly that it borders on insulting. And I say that as a female.

Jon McKenzie
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If they’re going for the girl audience, they should bring in Comet and Streaky. (jk)

Munichvince
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The trailer looks awful. Just awful. Awful humour, awful effects, awful acting and an awful attempt to connect it to superman

Animikean
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From a scene you left untouched in your comments, can I get away from t.v. that talks down to me as a comic book reader and as a feminist? “if you have a problem with girl, it’s a problem with you” – then let’s call her cousin Superboy and be done with it.

Red Priest Rezo
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The point is “Women have the right to decide if they want to be called girls or women”. And if you have problem with it – it is a problem with you being a feminist in a very particular sense: sense that you want to force women to act the way you want and judge them otherwise. Also: you do know that Supergirl were created as a teenager version of Superman, and that’s why she was called a GIRL? Actually, this trailer would suck a bit less if she was 15-16 here as well – she pretty much acts that… Read more »
Swanpride
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The whole speech is bs. Do you know any guy who would insist on being called a “boy”. There is nothing empowering about infantilizing yourself. And in this case, it is not Kara who chooses the name for herself, she is annoyed by it. So she obviously doesn’t want to get called a girl. And she was most likely called “girl” because “girl” has one syllable less that “woman” thus making it sound better in combination with “super” and closer to “Superman”. If they had used that explanation, I would have shrugged and be okay with it. But telling the… Read more »
Red Priest Rezo
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I also think that reasoning was stupid, actually. But not nearly as much as all the other bullshit in this trailer. I’m not sure if I ever heard a “girl” being used by older women as a positive way to address themselves in English language. But in my native Russian there is a somewhat close analogue (although it’s closer to “maiden”), “девушка”, and most women strongly prefer to be called that way despite of their age or virginity. So I can somewhat understand where the writers were coming from… maybe?.. And another thing: Kara’s opinion doesn’t matter. That is actually… Read more »
Swanpride
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That would only be a good thing if it actually gets addressed at one point.

I just don’t know. The whole thing gives me a really, really bad feeling.

Swanpride
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Oh, and the English language do have sometime similar, by preferring to called Ms instead of Mrs no matter if married or not (while in German it’s the other way around, there it has become common to use the “married” variant, because “Fräulein” sounds condescending compared to “Frau”) But “girl”? Nope, I don’t think that this it true.

Steamking
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The flight scenes didn’t really look that good. You either have her CGI-ed from very far away or from very near, with a pretty obvious greenscreen/prop-combination, with no transition between those shots (making it seem jarring and fake). Smallville did it better in the finale (not to mention Nathan Petrelli in Heroes). My gripe with the DEO isn’t that they brush her off at first, despite her powers, but that they allow her to just walk into their top-secret military base, just like that. I think DEO would have worked better as the series antagonist, trying to get a handle… Read more »
Hurlbut
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One of the things that I liked about the trailer is that Kara not only has good friend, she has a ‘foster’ sibling, a sister which is something that ‘only child’ Clark never had. I’m interested where the stories will go (especially as there is no secret identity with family).

anonexistentuser
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I’ll just copy/paste what I wrote on Doug’s link to the trailer: I went to a test screening in Vegas; it was pretty weak. The main actress wasn’t forceful enough to be a convincing heroine (even for an origin story), she wasn’t a good enough voice actress to carry the monologues, the characters didn’t have any motivation, the villain wasn’t threatening, and the tone was inconsistent. A major part of the problem was that they made the relationship between Kara and her sister a major element of the show, without really establishing them very well, Their childhood sounds much more… Read more »
katwalk
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that was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be.

Honestly it at least looks better than Arrow to me. The characterization looks like they maybe have gone off of the superman animated series from the 90’s.

TooMuchFreeTime
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I REFUSE to believe that someone who has real reason to believe they can fly wouldn’t at least TRY it. Even if she wanted to live a normal life.

I kind of like the fact that the boss is bitchy…but not a total monster. Like when she wants the person that used her elevator reprimanded or bathed, but not fired.

Yeah that music at the end really killed it for me.

Swarmcrow
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i dont like it..

dont know much about the character but the first minute of the show made me feel it was just superman with boobs .. not original enough to catch my attention

but again .. i’m not the target audience so maybe is that

VulpesHilarianus
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I’ve got a couple of problems with this. First off is the fact that CBS is handling this. CBS’s current management doesn’t have the experience to promote or develop a show like this. Most of their lineup involves shows pretty well established to have a static budget and that use the same props, effects, and sets over and over again. This show will be bouncing all over the place as new locations are needed, inflating the budget as more and more effects are added in (assuming they do a progression on her powers and scale her foes as well, which… Read more »
Swanpride
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CBS just wants their own Superhero show because nearly everyone (meaning ABC, Fox and CW) has one.

VulpesHilarianus
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I’m sure they do. But do you remember when every kids network tried to ape Disney’s live-action programming? It all went down in flames and we lost a lot of good talent because the producers and executives didn’t understand the original appeal and the very limited niche, thus smearing the names of those involved by forcing them to spit out a hollow shell of a slice-of-life teenager show in an already overcrowded space. And then there was Level Up… But I’m getting off track. Joe stated very — eh — “confusingly” shall we say, that Supergirl is not your every… Read more »
Swanpride
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Honestly, as long as I get more Agent Carter and the MCU is pushing forward, I don’t care. And I don’t say that because I am a Marvel fan. I say that because the MCU is an interesting construct to unfold and I really, really adore Peggy Carter. But I’ll say this: I have to give CW credit for churning out shows which work for them. CBS is another level, though. It is a different audience. They have viewers which are used to nice little procedurals and the few times they tried to do a show with an arc, the… Read more »
PotatoOni
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Whoopla, it’s a chick flick disguised as superhero TV show. And I didn’t expected THAT kind of tone for this. It technically would be more fitting with the concept of Superman and the related characters but in combination with the chick flick elements it comes of as pretty odd. On one hand it’s good that it’s more humorous and on the other it feels like they’re pandering alot. And the fact that it’s appearently for a female only audience makes it seem like the developers think that this is the only thing women would be interested in seeing. I’m also… Read more »
Professor Persona
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I agree. It always bothers me when ‘aimed at women’ automatically means ‘chick flick style’. I’m not against some movies being like that, because there is an audience for them, and that’s fine, but not all movies, shows, books, et cetera aimed towards women should have to adopt this small-change social overly dramatic drama “because that’s what the audience wants”. No, that’s what some women may want. Others do not. It goes back to my overall problem with anything “aimed at men” or “aimed at women”. That automatically sets you up to box your audience into small demographics, then you’ll… Read more »
Swanpride
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Exactly my feelings too. I mean, Agent Carter was definitely aimed at woman, too, but it was not chick flick like at all but a basically “normal” show which got a female perspective (which might be why the male demographic watched the show, too). I enjoy the hell out of it. Agent of Shield is basically a show aimed at both demographic. But this….this is so girly that it is nearly insulting. That is even worse than CW’s “look, the have aaaaaabs!” approach.

VulpesHilarianus
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There’s a lot of things wrong with this. The complete personality changes for most of the characters irks me, especially since I used to read the old Supergirl, Green Lantern, and Justice League comics from the 80s and 90s. Those… Were dark times… But the fact that it seems like they can’t write a plausible female lead without devolving into My Big Fat Greek Wedding cliches makes me question why they even hire writers in the first place if they can just pull out LEGO bricks marked with tropes and cliches and put ’em together to make an episode. I’ve… Read more »
Professor Persona
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I like your promo idea. That’s more in line with something I’d enjoy watching. : D

VulpesHilarianus
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If only people would hire me. Then maybe somebody would make money and Joe wouldn’t be so angry.

SchrodingersCat
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Agreed.
I’d rather watch the
’80s Supergirl movie again (which was really not that bad) than go to see this POS.

Hollywood really has no idea how to make a “female” movie, without making it vapid, melodramatic, and annoying to anyone with an I.Q. higher than a Chihuahua.

One in awhile, you get a very good “girl power” movie like Tomb-Raider, or Resident Evil, or The Brave One, but usually the BEST that you might get, is something like Ultraviolet.

Even Catwoman at least TRIED to be a superhero movie.
But this movie…
This is Gossip Girl dressed up as a superhero for Halloween.

Swanpride
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Oh, it was bad. The only reason why it isn’t the worst female lead superhero movie is because Catwoman pulled all the stops to be not only awful but also downright offensive.

YouAskedForIt
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TV is not ready for Wonder Woman. Angry Joe, plz.

Strongblade
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The ‘friend’ in the trailer who was in the plane is her adopted sister. The military fellow apparently is Hank Henshaw who in the comics became the Cyborg Superman from the pre-52 reboot.

The white guy who knows her is also a Superman based character. He is Winslow Schott, who is the alter ego of Toyman. There is a reference to him building stuff for Kara in the video first look. Rumour has it he is like Caitlin Snow (KIller Frost) from the Flash TV show. The possibility of becoming a villain character later in the series.

angel85
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on bullet holes: When Kara gets shot, the bullets bounce off her skin without penetrating, so they don’t go deep enough to tear holes in the fabric, but her cape, which doesn’t have her body behind it, DOES get full of holes, seems logical enough to me without being a TV error. If she was in an explosion or got hit with fire or something and that ruined her cape but not her shirt then THAT would be an error. Then again don’t Kryptonians often have something like a force-field or contact telekinesis that hugs their body allowing them to… Read more »
Sparda
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Superman nerd out moment. The reason Clark wears skintight suits is because anything close to his skin is made invulnerable by his personal force field. This is probably the same for Kara. The cape gets ripped up all the time but his costume is unaffected because it’s skin tight, ergo its as invulnerable as he is.

CainZeros
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My familiarity with Supergirl is admittedly mostly from her appearances in the pre-New 52 Batgirl series when Stephanie Brown was Batgirl, but the portrayal of Kara in this seems to fit how she’s portrayed there, which I’m ok with.

SchrodingersCat
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That movie looks insulting to the I.Q. of the average female viewer. Just because a movie is about a female hero, does NOT mean that you have to dumb it down to the level of the average high-school cheerleader (which aren’t the demographic who go to see these movies, anyway). People don’t go to superhero movies to see a romantic comedy. The key to creating a good super-heroine movie is simply this: When writing the story, first ask yourself, “Would I have this scene happen/choose this background music, if I was writing a movie about her male counterpart instead? (ex:… Read more »
faelon
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The sad thing is there is some great decidedly dark setup going on in that trailer. Stuff on par with the wonderful dark twists of The Flash season 1. But they hid them in this trailer. Only the nerdiest DC fans would know that this show has the potential to be good and complex. All the regular people saw when watching this trailer is ‘Ali McBeal in a cape. Yay! Go perky!” [Spoilers] That “nerdy” Friend. Yeah he is from the comics. But not as a cutesy dorky wanna be boyfriend. Here’s a hint he shows up a few times… Read more »
faelon
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Oh, and not to be one of those “nerds” but actually the bit with her costune not shredding except the cape is not an error. About 30 years ago Comic Legend John Byrne set out to explain how Supermans powers work. What the physics of them are. Short answer his invulnerbility is not super tough skin. It is an inherent force field he projects along his skin. It also protects clothing that is snug against his skin. So the cape and kicky skirt would be damaged. The body suit would be as bullet proof as she is. Yeah it’s pure… Read more »
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