Tuesday, January 30, 2018

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 3, Episode 10 “Legion of Super-Heroes” (B-)

I didn’t find this episode to be all that worthwhile, mainly because I don’t know how much I buy into the whole Reign mythology. I like Odette Annable, primarily from her very different role on “Banshee,” where she exhibited another kind of rage, and I think that Samantha was a solid addition to the show’s roster of characters. But Reign isn’t anything like her, and now she’s running around playing with her daughter during the day while going around taking out the trash at night, which doesn’t seem nearly as villainous as it’s made out to be. She’s unstoppable yet there’s someone ordering her around to test her, and she can’t really be stopped by anything including Kryptonite, which makes the question of how she’ll eventually be defeated a puzzling one. The Legion wasn’t all that impressive in action, though I’ll admit that Brainiac-5 was pretty cool being able to multitask, talking to Kara, piloting a ship, and completing a crossword puzzle at the same time. Kara putting together the clues in her constructed room was an interesting use of time, and it’s good to see that she’s being portrayed as an intelligent character. I don’t know how women talk in real life, but I feel like it’s hopelessly awkward to refer to someone’s ex-boyfriend as an amazing kisser in front of them when broaching the subject of your newfound relationship even if the person you’re talking to isn’t actually a Martian man pretending to be your sick best friend.

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