Review of Pilot

Supergirl: Pilot (2015)
Season 1, Episode 1
Not Laura Vandervoort, but it is decent
30 September 2016
1x01 - Pilot

When Supergirl first came out, I had no intention of watching it & I did not. I was not a fan of Melissa Benoist as Supergirl because (1) she was no Laura Vandervoort who looked like a Supergirl (2) I did not like her character on Glee so I did not think that she had the acting chops for Supergirl.

About a year later (today - 09-29-2016), I decided to watch it because (1) Superman is my husband & since Tyler Hoechlin was cast I knew I was going to watch the episodes he appeared in, but I was not sure if I was going to watch the show. Also, I am fresh off of re-watching my favorite series Smallville & I needed another super something in my life.

The pilot episode is filled with so much cheese & clichés that at one point I thought that I was watching a comedy, but I think I liked it.

Kara was supposed to be older than Clark until her pod went to the Phantom Zone. I was about to nut up if Clark was younger than her.

Superman led her to her foster parents The Danvers because he wanted her to be raised by decent human beings like he was. Guess who was her dad? Dean Cain... that man just wants to pop up in as many Kryptonian TV shows as he can.

Kara was living life as a regular human until one day her sister plane goes down & she saves it. Kara experiences a rush & his excited that she did it, but her sister not so much. I thought her sister was jealous of her, which she was, but she also wanted to protect her from all the aliens Kara's pod brought to earth when she was in the Phantom Zone.

It is revealed that Kara's sister, Alex works with an organization that works against aliens. Kara's real aunt wants her death.

Kara Danvers is no Kara Kent & I will always wish that Laura was cast, but Melissa did a good enough job so far.

My favorite character so far is James "Jimmy" Olsen. I love that he knows Superman. He is another reason I am about to trek through this series. I love Mechad Brooks & I was waiting for him to appear on my TV screen since True Blood & Necessary Roughness ended.

I do not feel invested in the rest of the character. Once there is a story to tell I think I will be alright. As of right now, it seems as though Supergirl is going to be about Kara taking down the prisoners that escaped the Phantom Zone.

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