Supergirl Review and Episode 2×02 Promo Trailers
Supergirl’s CW Debut a Super Success
Supergirl made her much anticipated debut on The CW. After a decent first season on CBS, the show was still placed on the chopping block. Instead of waiting for CBS to make a decision, The CW negotiated for the rights to Supergirl. A month of negotiations and a summer has gone by, but we’ve finally arrived at the premiere of Season 2 on a new network. To say the arrival of National City to The CW was a success, would be an understatement. Flexing her power, the show garnered over 3 million viewers during the first episode. It was the most viewed show on The CW in it’s timeslot in the last 8 years. If the first season was about her not feeling at home, the second season premiere shows she’s now home.
Doesn’t Hurt to Have Family in High Places
When the move was announced, some speculated who wouldn’t return. Instead, Supergirl towed along an extra passenger. Her cousin, Superman, joined her in their much anticipated debut on The CW. Tyler Hoechlin’s portrayal of Clark Kent and Superman was a much needed refresher compared to the cinematic counterparts. Hoechlin brought an air of hope and wholesome farm boy charms to the character. Superman never appeared wet behind the ears. He’s been around the block a time or two. Nothing was more evident of that, then his beef with Martian Manhunter and references to past heroics. At times, he felt a bit hokey. However, I liked that part about his Kent. It felt honest, so I can’t complain. Since he told Kara he’d stick around a bit longer, I’m looking forward to more of Hoechlin’s take on The Man of Steel.
The CW Flexes Their Muscles
Not only did the House of El get to show off what they could do, but The CW proved why Supergirl belongs with them. From beginning to end, the producers help build a much larger world for The Girl of Steel. Bringing Superman to the forefront makes a huge difference in the scale of her world. We know Superman deals with problems ranging from saving a cat to saving the universe. To have Supergirl share a moment with her cousin in a huge save, it shows she’s at least on his level. If that doesn’t bring prominence to her role in the world, then not much else will.
What We’ve Learned
We learn Superman has a past with many characters. He speaks of Alex’s father, his history with J’onn J’onzz the Martian Manhunter and knowledge on how to deal with Cat Grant. In addition to delving into all of those plotlines during the season, Kara has a new position at Catco, Lena Luthor moved to National City and CADMUS has a chip on it’s shoulders. Did we forget to mention the alien who crashed to Earth in an identical spaceship as Kara’s? The producers and writers have plenty in store for Supergirl this season including the mid-season crossover event. I’ve enjoyed every moment of the first episode and look forward to the future. It all continues next Monday, October 17th with Supergirl Season 2 Episode 2: The Last Children of Krypton on The CW.
IAN GOMEZ STARS AS SNAPPER CARR — CADMUS attacks National City with a kryptonite powered villain who ends up seriously hurting Supergirl (Melissa Benoist). Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) blames Hank (David Harewood) because the kryptonite was stolen from the DEO. Meanwhile, Kara’s first day at her new job doesn’t go as planned after she meets her new boss, Snapper Carr (guest star Ian Gomez).
What did you think of the premier of Season 2? Do you like what The CW has done with the show? What do you think of Tyler Hoechlin’s take on Superman? Let us know what you think by liking, sharing and leaving a comment below. Don’t forget to check out the promo teasers for next week’s episode.