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Is anyone watching Season 2 of Supergirl?

19 Oct 2016 22:46 #50784 by fats
Hi all,

I'm posting this question outside the SG section of the site.

Is anyone watching SG season 2?

2 episodes down and there is hardly any activity in the section so, I was wondering if people have given up on the show and if so why?

Please post your comments here.

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19 Oct 2016 23:23 #50785 by Markiehoe
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I have watched both episodes and enjoyed them immensely!
I usually comment a day or so after to allow DVR viewings to catch up.

I avoid all spoilers as best as possible so I stay away from the dedicated Supergirl threads.
Members seem to enjoy tracking down every scrap of information about Supergirl and post away willy nilly.
Sometimes they say SPOILERS and sometimes they don't.
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19 Oct 2016 23:24 #50786 by TwiceOnThursdays
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I haven't seen the second episode yet.

I really enjoyed Episode 1. Non-spoilerly comments (based on thing from promos and were widely known and talked about):

I thought the addition of Superman/Clark would out shadow Supergirl. This was not the case, and the interaction between the two is the highlight of the episode. (And most reactions I've seen say similar things, Superman was done pretty well.)

The episode does a good job of saying "THIS is the new state of Supergirl". They set up things for the season, re-arrange some characters, and define the status of some relationships. It's (naturally) not as rushed as the pilot episode which had to do a lot more. I think the pacing is good. Some of this is just "Take it as how things are". (For example, Clark/Kara seem a LOT closer than they did in S1.)

There are still some excessive comic book physics problems -- but honestly, it's a show about a super-strong woman from another planet who flies and fires energy beams from her eyes. I mostly just ignore these problems and focus on the rest of the show. During the worst of one of them, my focus was on Superman's reaction to seeing her out saving the day.

There was a bit of repetion "Let's save the plane!" -- like we've been here before. OTH, I'm pretty sure in the comics Superman/Supergirl get called on to do repeat saves all the time (bank robbers, cats in trees, same bad guy, etc).

The effects have not suffered by going to CW -- some of them seem better.

I think the opening episode was better than the average episode in S1, and probably ranks as one of the best so far. But I'm saying that as I really liked the Clark/Kara interaction and the Kara/Cat Grant relationship in this episode. I guess I'm getting old, as the non-action parts of the show are my favorites. (The action was ok too.)

My TL;DR is I am cautiously optimistic and think the season is off to a good start. Hopefully, they'll continue to build from here.

(I can update this after I watch S2E02, but that is probably tomorrow night.)
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20 Oct 2016 02:14 #50787 by castor
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I'm watching it. at some point it may turn into a show i tape and collect-which happened a bit towards the latter half of the season last year.

That said-i am not sure its the kind of show that every week i write long blog posts about. Its not that kind of show-its not lost or even to an extent the Flash where theres a grand mystery going on and i like how there building up some intresting stories, villians and rommances-its not totally that.

i am not totally sure it justifes having its own section on the site-becuse yeah thats the show.

I got to say by the far the best momment of the last episode was Superman Reflecting on the stupidity of thugs, which i wish we got more with last year with her...but i don't totally blaim that on the show. I like his kind of bemused superman. and i am looking forward to probabbly latter in the season when we see more of him(i am calling it now-last half of the season he gets captured, Supergirl has to rescue him)

(actually got to say based on two episodes if they ever get him his own show or like a justice elauge show-ehhh it could be fine. its kind of devoloping into a better performan then then Henry Cavil[actually i could see them doing a justice leauge stuff next year])
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20 Oct 2016 07:10 #50788 by McVee
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I will watch when it starts to show in the UK. First episode is on Monday I think.
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20 Oct 2016 10:54 - 20 Oct 2016 18:15 #50792 by dauntingmold
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I stopped watching Supergirl half way through the first season, because I did not enjoy the fact she always seemed to get her butt kicked in every fight, and needed to be saved.

I plan to start watching the second series when it airs in the UK, in the hope she is potrayed more as a hero rather than a damsel in distress.

I will say I desperately want to like this show, and want it to be a success. I bought the season 1 dvd, even though it's still in the cellophane wrapper just because I wanted to show support for a female led superhero shows.
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20 Oct 2016 12:18 #50793 by kikass2014
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I'm with Markiehoe. Watched both episodes and enjoyed them totally :D

I also avoid reading spoilers ahead of the episode that is aired (and I don't even read [non-superwomenmania.com] reviews after the episode has aired tbh, just not interested :P ).

I do try and write my view on the episode that has aired, but sometimes I just don't have a lot to say (and I generally try to avoid writing the "watched it, loved it"-only style of reviews).

Peace.

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20 Oct 2016 16:11 #50799 by Bernard72002
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I'm watching it. Episode 2 I missed 1/2 of it.
It is great having Supergirl back on even though it has undergone some changes and the addition of having Superman backing her up.

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20 Oct 2016 16:21 #50800 by rebel4life
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I'm always waiting a couple of episodes into the season so I can watch several episodes back-to-back. First season was so-so, also hate that she seemingly always gets her butt kicked. Moreover, I just can't get over Melissa Benoist. Utter miscast, in my opinion, especially when compared to the likes of Laura Vandervoort or Charlize Theron (and yes, I do realize that the former is too old the latter is way too old for the character).

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20 Oct 2016 19:55 - 20 Oct 2016 20:00 #50805 by Monty
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rebel4life wrote: I'm always waiting a couple of episodes into the season so I can watch several episodes back-to-back. First season was so-so, also hate that she seemingly always gets her butt kicked. Moreover, I just can't get over Melissa Benoist. Utter miscast, in my opinion, especially when compared to the likes of Laura Vandervoort or Charlize Theron (and yes, I do realize that the former is too old the latter is way too old for the character).


I get you when seeing what you say as Melissa as Supergirl. She plays a great kind-of-dorky Kara at work (apart from ep. Falling, where she was just WOW!) I had a look at potential castings for SG and the only one that stood out for me was Leven Rambin (go google).
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20 Oct 2016 20:07 #50806 by Monty
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Yup!... Too late now tho, Mel B it is for SG.

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20 Oct 2016 20:48 #50807 by fats
Gemma may have the looks but her acting skills leave a lot to be desired, look on YouTube for clips of her on a programme called Hollyoaks and you will see what I mean.

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20 Oct 2016 21:01 #50809 by Monty
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Hi Fats, yes I dropped Gemma A from the post in an earlier edit. I think it was just tabloid tattle about Gemma as Supergirl back in the day.

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20 Oct 2016 22:43 #50811 by andyf
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Episode 1 and 2 were a bit of an improvement over a typical season 1 episode in terms of writing. Production values look to be just as good as season 1 as well.
However, it is a bit annoying how National City looks exactly like Star City and Central City now.

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25 Oct 2016 03:56 #50863 by ace191
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Boy, more and more I think that the move to the cw was a very good one. Another nice episode.

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25 Oct 2016 14:36 #50864 by kikass2014
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^ Agree. Loved the episode (3) and look forward to the direction the season is taking so far :)

Peace.

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25 Oct 2016 15:02 #50866 by lfan
I wasn't one to throw Season 1 under the bus as much as some around here, but I have to say that Season 2 is much better so far than Season 1. The new cast (Snapper, Maggie, Lena) combined with the semi-reboot on Wynn and Jimmy are much more interesting IMO than the love quadrilateral-centric storylines from season 1. Though episode 3 seemed very much like a DC-slant of the Mutant Registration Act, I like where its heading
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25 Oct 2016 23:07 #50871 by Woodclaw
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I've only watched two episodes so far, but my impression is that the show is finding its own dimension as a superhero show.
with hindsight I think that season one tried way too hard to appeal to the female part of the audience, focusing on plot elements like Kara's love life and her female empoerment. The result was a show that looked like a female empowerment show dressed like a superhero show. So far this second season seem to be going in the opposite direction: it's a superhero show that has an element of female empowerment.
More importantly it seem that the authors have worked out the "right dimension" to fit these stories alongside the rest of their line-up: Arrow is about street crimefighters and secret societies, flash is about metahumans and parallel worlds, Legends of Tomorrow is about time travels and Supergirl is about aliens. I think that this is a good working plan because it prevents the craziness of having too many origins and convulted background and give each show a well defined identity.

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26 Oct 2016 00:02 #50872 by ace191
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Two more things with slight spoilers. One, I love the new bar. Two, it looks like SG may have a new super boyfriend. I am sure
The writers will have a ball with that one.

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26 Oct 2016 02:17 #50875 by Markiehoe
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OK, they already did my least favorite story type with the "Good girl goes bad" last season.

Looks like this season they are going to tackle my second least favorite story line. "Good girl likes Bad boy."

Yeesh.

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