CBS’s Supergirl Trailer Feels Like a Cheesy RomCom


I’m guessing the minds behind the new Supergirl series (Greg Berlanti – Dawsons Creek/The Flash, Alison Adler – The New Normal/Chuck and Andrew Kreisberg The Simpsons/Fringe) didn’t get the memo that The Flash, Arrow and Gotham all received. Our usual fare of superhero themed television shows have been all dark and gritty, full of action, intrigue and drama, yet by the looks of the upcoming Supergirl series, it’s a mash-up of every single Anne Hathaway romantic comedy in existence.

So let’s break it down.  Kara Zor-El / Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) is a gangling clumsy unpolished personal assistant for fashionable and bitchy media mogul Cat Grant (Calista Flockheart).  There’s the co-worker Winn (Jeremy Jordan) who has a crush on Kara but she’s not interested, newcomer James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) could be a new love interest while Kara’s sister Alexandra (Chyler Leigh) is worried about her identity getting out.

Things look up though when Supergirl comes out and saves a plane, but it’s interspersed with scenes of Kara and Winn having fun choosing an appropriate costume for her to wear on missions.

One could be forgiven for thinking this could have been a Taylor Swift music video or someone took that SNL Black Widow skit and made it reality…

Granted, by the end of the trailer, there does look like some promise for our blonde haired, cape wearing superhero, but I guess, because she’s a girl headlining a superhero themed TV series, we’ve got to ‘chick it up’ a bit first.

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2 thoughts on “CBS’s Supergirl Trailer Feels Like a Cheesy RomCom”

  1. Hmm. Although I REALLY want a new Supergirl TV series to work, I’m fairly certain this is going to flop out. Tonally, it seems dated and obvious. I’m surprised that they haven’t gone for a more enigmatic approach.

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