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Re: Supergirl

Postby Pfhorrest » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:38 pm UTC

A lot less angsty, which they call a lot of (IMO too much) attention to in the first episode or two.

As far as boring, I was less interested in what turned out to be the plot of this season than I was in teased things that turned out to actually be buildup for next season's plot, so I felt disappointed that we "never" got to see those things (this season), and a little let down that the season was entirely about what it was actually about. But that's wasn't so much bad, as just, less interesting than the thing I kept hoping they were going to get to.
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Re: Supergirl

Postby Angua » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:53 pm UTC

Mmm not really that different. I like what they did with all the secondary characters (alex, lena James, Wyn) but the Kara centric stuff still a pain.
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Re: Supergirl

Postby Pfhorrest » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:49 pm UTC

Zohar was asking about The Flash.
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Re: Supergirl

Postby Pfhorrest » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:29 am UTC

S04E02: It annoyed me that Supergirl said "person or alien" as though aliens aren't people and "person" is just a synonym for "human", especially given the moral of this show lately.
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Re: Supergirl

Postby Angua » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:48 am UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:S04E02: It annoyed me that Supergirl said "person or alien" as though aliens aren't people and "person" is just a synonym for "human", especially given the moral of this show lately.

I picked up on this as well.
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Re: Supergirl

Postby Zohar » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:14 pm UTC

I just recently started watching S3 on Netflix. I forgot how refreshing this show is to watch, I'm glad I'm back in it. I imagine I'll have to wait for S4 to get to Netflix as well, since the CW only offers thee five most recent episodes.
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Re: Supergirl

Postby Zohar » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:38 pm UTC

Double-posting because I'm watching S3 and I'm up to episode 13:
Spoiler:
I'm loving Purity/Julia Freeman. The actress is phenomenal, I feel like she shows great range, and I'm really curious about how her arc will play out. They're very clearly invoking the angry black woman trope, but that's coupled with one of the most empathetic and caring portrayals of a guest character we've seen. She's also a joy to watch under captivity! I much prefer her as a villain over Reign so far, who doesn't seem as interesting.

I'll see how this progresses!
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Re: Supergirl

Postby Angua » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:46 pm UTC

Season 4, Parasite Lost

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I'm finding it interesting seeing where they go with the dichotomy between James' Gaurdian and the fact that he's now a symbol for the Earth First movement. The fact that he no longer wants to denounce them (which he really should have done as soon as it happens) in the idea that he will somehow be able to persuade people to his side, I'm wondering if they are going to have him fall into their trap to show how poisonous and persuasive this mindset can be.

I'm glad that Kara has learnt her lesson and actually let Alex and the DEO handle this week's threat.

Really love J'hon's new role as alien PI. They've been doing a good job of keeping him as a pacifist now. Sad that Manchester Black didn't show up this week though :(
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Re: Supergirl

Postby Angua » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:57 pm UTC

Double posting cause it's been a week and a new episode!

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It's looking more and more like Kara is going to be 'outed' as an alien soon, especially now that there are alien sniffing dogs. I liked them having the fact that James Olsen wasn't specifically denouncing the CoL as evidence that he was a supporter, as it's pretty relevant to what's going on today. I'm still not sure which side they are eventually going to come down on with the whole 'neutral press' thing, but it's looking more and more that James is either going to get bitten pretty hard by this (especially as he's kidnapped at the end of the episode) or (less likely) will get slowly swayed to the other side while he tries to convince them of his side in a more subtle cult storyline until someone finally snaps him out of it. Either way, I'm confident that they will handle it in an interesting manner.
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Re: Supergirl

Postby Angua » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:51 pm UTC

Clearly I am the only one still watching this! Pity, because this week's episode was pretty intense. I'm having trouble sorting out my thoughts about it.

Spoiler:
I like that Nia's power is only supposed to be in the women of her people, this is a good, subtle reminder that being trans doesn't mean not a 'real' woman.

Not sure what they are going to do with Manchester, but hope we haven't heard the last of him. I wish we had a slightly less murdery version of the 'intolerant left' who wasn't going to murder Lockwood's [then] oblivious wife.

We are beginning to get into the territory of Kara needing to come 'out' as an alien. Never really got the idea that the Superman of this universe worked for the government, so don't see why Supergirl has to.
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Re: Supergirl

Postby Pfhorrest » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:31 pm UTC

I am watching, and reading your comments, I just almost never have time to comment here after watching.

As far as Supergirl working for the DEO, that is something that has kind of confused me this season. I never got the impression that she worked for them, only with them. She also works with the National City PD; surely when she stops a human mugger, she doesn't take them to the DEO, but to the PD? Earlier this season when the new head of the DEO was berating her for wasting DEO resources dealing with human crime, and telling her to go join the NCPD if she wants to do that stuff, I expected Supergirl to just tell her "I'm not a DEO resource, I'm not your employee, I voluntarily help your agency in my spare time. You're welcome."
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Re: Supergirl

Postby Zohar » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:09 pm UTC

I would read but I'm a season behind! I finished season 3 and now the CW doesn't have the first episodes of S4 available.
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Re: Supergirl

Postby mathmannix » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:14 pm UTC

I just thought I'd come in here to say, that I was getting a little tired of Supergirl, it seemed like it was all political anymore rather than the good comic-book fun it promised (and which is still going strong in the Flash). But the last three episodes, featuring Lex Luthor, have been excellent! Plenty of shout-outs to the Christopher Reeve-Gene Hackman movies; everything just reminds me why Lex has always been the greatest enemy a superhero can have.
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Re: Supergirl

Postby Zohar » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:34 pm UTC

I haven't watched the latest season (will do so when it gets on Netflix) but the show has been political from the very first episode.
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Re: Supergirl

Postby Angua » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:42 pm UTC

Oh no, politics in our superheroes. Whatever will we do?
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Re: Supergirl

Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:32 am UTC

I've been finding the politics in this season particularly "balanced", not that I thought it was "unbalanced" in a bad way before, but Ben Lockwood in particular seems to be a particularly sympathetic obvious-expy-of-Jordan-Peterson who seems to be getting that treatment as a way to placate the people who might otherwise (rightly) see the villains of this season as expys of themselves, showing them "look, we get that you are real people who are honestly scared and not evil mustache-twirling monsters who vivisect puppies for fun, but look how that fear can misguide your actions". (And now with this Lex plot, appending "...and maybe someone who is a mustache-twirling monster is stoking your fears to misguide yours actions on purpose for their own ends").
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