A Closer Look: Supergirl – “The Darkest Place”

Whereas Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow took relatively subdued pre-Thanksgiving episodes before the upcoming Heroes vs Aliens Crossover, Supergirl set the stakes even higher and dealt with 3 overwhelmingly powerful storylines. And as if all this content wasn’t enough, they did it all by kicking things off ‘in media res’! Now long time readers will…

A Closer Look: Supergirl – “Changing”

This week’s episode of Supergirl brought one of Superman’s most terrifying villains to life – Parasite. Though this episode accomplishes much more than just the nod to canon as there are also striking “changes” in the form of James’s new role as “Guardian”, J’Onns potential biology and Alex finally coming out to Kara and herself.…

A Closer Look: Supergirl – “Survivors”

Great writing isn’t throwing in a twist every chance you get. It’s creating a universe and dropping hints that when looked at closely enough make everything that follows predictable and yet completely satisfying. THAT is how I can best sum up this week’s episode of Supergirl titled “Survivors” Last week in “Welcome to Earth”, we…

A Closer Look: Supergirl – “Welcome To Earth”

Supergirl might be the first super heroine-centered TV series in decades, but it’s not the first. In fact when one thinks of super heroine TV shows, many would think of the original 1970s Wonder Woman series. Well this week Supergirl paid homage to that wonderful heroine as Wonder Woman herself (or at least her actress)…

A Closer Look: Supergirl – “Manhunter”

After last week’s episode “Falling” – the greatest Supergirl episode yet – this week’s episode not only keep up the pace by showing all the repercussions of those events; but also by giving us a ton of both historical and character-driven backstories for J’Onn, Alex and Kara. This week was all about fitting in and…

A Closer Look: Supergirl – “Falling”

One thing that Supergirl as a series has been able to do is pair incredibly powerful stories/lessons while also invoking an impressive understanding and respect for Superman history – especially Superman: The Animated Series. Now whether this is a deliberate attempt or just the end result of two series following the spirit of the comics is besides the point. Either way, Supergirl has become something that fans new and old can get behind and fall in love with. So it’s only right that this week’s episode tackled one of the most troubling and heart wrenching Superman storylines/themes – what happens when they go bad?