Airing Tonight: “Supergirl” First Season Premiere (10/26/2015)

Logo - Supergirl

Look up in the sky, its a bird, its a plane…’s Supergirl!!!! Yes it is and I hope you don’t mind my slight reworking of the classic intro to the old George Reeves “Superman” show because it made sense to do so with tonight being the premiere of the first episode of “Supergirl” on CBS. Let’s take a quick look at the poster art, the premise and cast and then chat a bit on this one.

Poster - Supergirl - S1 - CBS 2015

Premise: Twenty-four-year-old Kara Zor-El, who was taken in by the Danvers family when she was 13 after being sent away from Krypton, must learn to embrace her powers after previously hiding them. The Danvers family teaches Kara to be careful with her powers, until she has to reveal them during an unexpected disaster, setting her on her journey of heroism.

Main Cast:
Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El/Kara Danvers/Supergirl
Malina Weissman as Young Kara
Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant
Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers
Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen
David Harewood as Hank Henshaw
Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott

Recurring Cast:
Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El
Jenna Dewan-Tatum as Lucy Lane
Glenn Morshower as Sam Lane

Guest Cast:
Helen Slater as Eliza Danvers
Dean Cain as Jeremiah Danvers
Faran Tahir as The Commander
Robert Gant as Zor-El
Owain Yeoman as Vartox
Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord
Chris Browning as Ben Krull/Reactron
Brit Morgan as Leslie Willis/Livewire
Justice Leak as Roderick Rose/Hellgrammite
Levi Miller as Carter Grant
Iddo Goldberg as T. O. Morrow/Red Tornado
Non will also appear on the series

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I am officially on the fence with this series now and that is because since we first saw its trailer, the other major network dropped “Constantine” and it leaves me wondering will the show work on CBS, a network known more for crime procedurals and reality shows. I hope so because there are moments where the show looks like it will be a lot of fun. Since its television I don’t expect the Big Red S to show up outside of being referenced as a relative because Warner Brothers will have the big “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” film coming out in Spring next year. I like the idea of Red Tornado being a part of the show because the more representations of heroes on these shows the better it will be. I wish we saw more of that on Marvels television shows but in truth we really only have the three season deep “Agents Of SHIELD” to do it. So far its only lightly bringing the film aspects to television more than introducing us to new characters from the comic pages as often as I would like. I digress. I am wondering how Maxwell Lord is going to come across and I am already hating Calista as Cat Grant, she just isn’t doing it for me but anyway. At Comic Con I discussed the show with a number of folks who had seen it and they were “well, lets hope it works out” while another said “you cannot gauge a full season on the pilot” and they have a point. However it does set up the expectations for the season and has to catch the viewer from the get go. Otherwise they will be checking their Facebook feeds and loading stuff onto Instagram or tweeting. I know that is what I do when something doesn’t keep me focused. Closing up, please tell me what you think of the idea of this show and if you will be watching.

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One thought on “Airing Tonight: “Supergirl” First Season Premiere (10/26/2015)”

  1. I’m gonna be honest. I was hopeful. I though it might even have been tolerable in a Smallville kind of way. (which took quite some time to grow on me) Having said that, I don’t hold out a lot of hope anymore after everything I’ve seen. At least they embrace the costume, but in most other ways it looks pretty annoying. I shall give it a chance, however. I’m a DC nerd, so I must.

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