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Melissa Benoist as Supergirl

"Supergirl" review by Suzanne 6/10/15
Premieres Monday, October 26 on CBS

I enjoyed the pilot, which I found online. Apparently it was leaked. Oops! You had to know that would happen. If you watch the promo below, you'll have seen most of the episode. It's full of spoilers and hits the high points of the show (and not too many of the low points).

I grew up reading DC comics, particularly Superman and Supergirl. I loved them both. I'm glad there's a new show. I even loved the 80's movie, which was not all that good. Of course I love most superhero shows. I don't think this pilot is all that good. It's certainly not as good as "Arrow" or "The Flash." However, I did mostly enjoy it.

It's hard to watch this without nitpicking because they changed so much from the original comics. They've just made her a miniature Clark Kent, which is a shame. She has glasses and a nerdy secret identity at a media corporation. She has kind foster parents and a dorky sidekick. I really don't like the end when they reveal that Superman has sent a certain person to watch over her. It seems very patronizing and hard to take.

I hope it's successful and they do what they can to improve it. I think the acting is fine, but the writing is a little uneven. NOTE: I'll watch the show again when it airs, and if it's different than this leaked pilot, I'll let you know.



Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago with her famous cousin. Now at the age 24, she finally embraces her superhuman abilities to be the hero she was always meant to be.

Writer/EP: Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Arrow)

Writer/EP: Ali Adler (The New Normal, Glee)

Writer/EP: Andrew Kreisberg (The Flash, Arrow)

Director: Glen Winter (The Flash, Arrow)

EP/NW: Sarah Schechter (The Flash, Mysteries of Laura)


Kara Danvers/Supergirl: Melissa Benoist (Whiplash, Glee)

Cat Grant: Calista Flockhart (Brothers and Sisters, Ally McBeal)

Alex Danvers: Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy, Taxi Brooklyn)

Hank Henshaw: David Harewood (Homeland, Blood Diamond)

James Olsen: Mehcad Brooks (Necessary Roughness, True Blood)

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