Supergirl Is Gonna Flash Us

Posted: February 4, 2016 in Comics, JD Hardin, TV

By: JD Hardin

So, DCTV is getting some HUGE news today.

“The Flash” and “Supergirl” executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement “We are so incredibly excited to announce something that we have dreamed of happening since we starting making ‘Supergirl’ – ‘The Flash’ and ‘Supergirl’ are teaming up!” “We want to thank Grant Gustin for making the time to come visit (on top of his already immense workload) and all of the folks at CBS, The CW, Warner Bros. and DC for working this out. And finally, thanks to the fans and journalists who have kept asking for this to happen. It is our pleasure and hope to create an episode worthy of everyone’s enthusiasm and support.”

These are the same two producers who said prior to Supergirl’s premier that they didn’t plan a crossover until Supergirl was at least in it’s second season. Now the reverse. Why? Is this a tactic to get more viewers for Supergirl? Of all the possibilities for the premature crossover, this seems the most likely. What does the future for Supergirl hold? Bad ratings this early wouldn’t exactly spell success. In fact, it spells doom.

Why would Supergirl have bad ratings?

Supergirl is very much a bubblegum-ish series, however, there is plenty to enjoy for adults. My family watches Supergirl every week, and all except for my wife, we love it.

Writing on behalf of my wife, her complaints are simple, grounded, and are as follows:

Supergirl is a superhero drama, which means you’re going to lack some of the action that generally takes precedent in hero movies and TV shows. Some people, like my wife, find that the increase of drama and decrease of action makes for a slower, less exciting plot. Calista Flockhart seems to get an excessive amount of screen time, considering the level of importance of her character. The most commonly held complaint I’ve heard is the lack of a central villain. Every superhero has an arch nemesis. The Flash had The Reverse Flash in Season 1 and Professor Zoom in Season 2. The Arrow had Merlin in Season 1, Deathstroke in Season 2, and The Brotherhood of Assassins in Season 3, and so on and so forth. However, There has yet to be a “big bad” in Supergirl. Could this be the recipe for disaster in her TV role? Only time and Nielson will tell.

 

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