Sunday, October 23, 2016

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 2, Episode 2 “The Last Children of Krypton” (B+)

Though everyone in National City wanted to kill Kara because she was being far too eager and annoying about her newly restarted bond with her cousin, it was really sweet to see her having so much fun and throwing around hashtags that weren’t at all amusing to Hank. The Martian Manhunter’s hatred for Clark was very obvious, and the fact that this episode’s villains were able to shoot Kryptonite from their chests was hardly a coincidence. It was definitely helpful to have Superman around so that Supergirl didn’t get stretched too thin, and Hank and Alex came in handy to sever as Kryptonite-repellant allies when they needed to take down the two Metallos. I had no idea that Calista Flockhart was leaving the show because it’s not being shot in Canada, though I can’t say I’m sad to see her go since I’ve never found her to be the strongest element of the series. It seems that a newly sentimental Cat is being replaced by the even grumpier Snapper Carr, played by Ian Gomez from “Cougar Town,” and hopefully her angrier side that demands to be heard will shine through and help her become a great reporter. The sudden awakening of the mysterious Kryptonian being housed at the DEO should change things in a big way, and I imagine it’s going to distract considerably from Kara’s new career. Promoting James to Cat’s old job is a smart move, and Winn being a star player at the DEO helps put all our familiar characters in very fitting roles that should serve them well.

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