Sunday, November 29, 2015

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 5 “How Does She Do It?” (B+)

After a sappy family episode, it’s good to get back down to business with this hour that did include a bit of family but in a much more productive way. The best takeaway from this episode for me is that both Kara and Cat play Settlers of Catan, though I realize there are more serious issues that were featured. Meeting Cat’s son definitely served as an effective way to humanize Cat, and it was good to see Kara score a win for once even though she neglected the kid she offered to babysit more than once in a short period of time. Whatever awkwardness and overenthusiasm Kara possesses, her good nature always shines through, and that’s what served her very well here. It’s a shame, however, that Kara can’t see that Winn is into her, and instead she’s busy interesting herself with who it was who pulled the plug on James and Lucy’s relationship. It’s good to see this show employing some recurring characters, namely Peter Facinelli’s smug millionaire scientist who appears to be more malicious than just irritating. There was no way that Alex and Hank were going to be killed by a measly bomb in the middle of this show’s fifth episode, but I like how it led to Hank telling Alex to get out of there so that he could use his glowing red eyes to diffuse the bomb and the situation quickly. Now Alex and Kara will definitely be on to him, but I think he’s much less of a villain than he’s been made out to be so far.

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