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Acting abilities

02 Feb 2018 16:14 #58429 by ace191
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Ok folks, I think we have gotten a little spoiled this season and some are starting to get a bit too hypercritical.

Number 1. TV shows don't exist to please our little community. They exist to make money for the networks and producers by selling advertising.

Number 2. CBS and the CW have invested a ton of money in promoting MB as SG. She has done her part as well by hitting the talk show circuit. Google her name and Supergirl and you get 257,000 results in 0.61 seconds. Hit MB and you get 307,000 in 0.60 seconds.

Number 3. We are not the demographic for this show! MB has been a near perfect role model thus far both on and off the screen.

Number 4 IMO MB is the perfect cute, kind girl next type that every guy would want to take to the prom and later marry. I think she is also looked upon favorably as a good role model for little girls.
Why would anyone want to throw all of that away.

Never lose site of the big picture!

I have waited all my life for a show like this, and I hope that MB and SG can hang in there for 5 seasons.
I am a big Baseball fan, and in Baseball, a star hitter only gets a hit 3/10 times at the plate. Team Supergirl is doing way better than that this season!
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02 Feb 2018 16:57 #58430 by kikass2014
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I think you hit the nail right on the head Ace.

I would also like to add that Melissa (if memory serves) introduced the word "Adorkable" into pop culture.

She is fine as Supergirl/Kara. This isn't Shakespeare so to speak. And her acting chops for the role are more then fine.

The rest is down to the writing, which so far this season, has been an almost perfect streak.

Sure, Reign atm is getting a lot of the limelight. But as someone mentioned, villians are always better roles in the main then heroes.

Could they add more depth to the Kara/Supergirl role? Sure. But like I said, thats not really Melissa's job, more the writing team.

Peace.

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02 Feb 2018 19:38 #58431 by ace191
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I agree completely.
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03 Feb 2018 08:59 #58433 by Woodclaw
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ace191 wrote: Ok folks, I think we have gotten a little spoiled this season and some are starting to get a bit too hypercritical.

Number 1. TV shows don't exist to please our little community. They exist to make money for the networks and producers by selling advertising.

Number 2. CBS and the CW have invested a ton of money in promoting MB as SG. She has done her part as well by hitting the talk show circuit. Google her name and Supergirl and you get 257,000 results in 0.61 seconds. Hit MB and you get 307,000 in 0.60 seconds.

Number 3. We are not the demographic for this show! MB has been a near perfect role model thus far both on and off the screen.

Number 4 IMO MB is the perfect cute, kind girl next type that every guy would want to take to the prom and later marry. I think she is also looked upon favorably as a good role model for little girls.
Why would anyone want to throw all of that away.

Never lose site of the big picture!

I have waited all my life for a show like this, and I hope that MB and SG can hang in there for 5 seasons.
I am a big Baseball fan, and in Baseball, a star hitter only gets a hit 3/10 times at the plate. Team Supergirl is doing way better than that this season!


I'd like to add one thing: is really Melissa who reached the top of her acting abilities, or she just reach the limit of what her character allows her?

Like many other superheroes, Supergirl is semi-linear character with a very distinct psychology. By comparison Reign is far more complex and elaborate, allowing much more nuanced acting.

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05 Feb 2018 22:23 #58468 by Random321
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castor wrote: And the old rule of acting is-well Odette as the [villain] has the better part.


I think you're spot on Castor. I think Ace makes some good points as well.

MB was great as Ubergirl and did well on RedK. She portrays by far the best Kara ever in my opinion - from SG 1984 to Smallville to any fan production in between. As Supergirl she also has great moments. Is she what this community would "fan-cast" - maybe not. Does some of the writing and photography not help SG's range and presence - I do think so. The Flash suffers from a bit of the same for me - I love(d*) it but it missed the "ta-da" a bit.

*I just stopped having time to watch. #priorities

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24 Feb 2018 13:44 #58685 by slim36
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