CBS’s Supergirl First Look and Impressions


My Thoughts:

I don’t think i can adequately express just how mixed i feel about this trailer. Through out most of the trailer i was reminded of the Saturday Night Live Black Widow Parody Trailer, but then something would happen that either made me laugh or go “okay, that’s not too bad”. For example, Kara’s reaction when she’s about to hit the bridge when saving the plan, i liked that. It made her feel like her own character and not just “Superman with boobs”. And i also liked the progression of her costume, showing how she keeps learning from her mistakes. But then she just goes back to acting like Jess from “New girl” and….really, who wants another “new girl” even one with super powers and crime fighting.

My biggest issue is that i don’t know why i dislike this trailer so much. See, the show feels like it’s not marketed towards me. it feels like the target audience is women. And with how little female comic/superhero fans are appreciated i can respect that, hell, i even applaud it. But in a strange way, that also feels like part of the problem. I think that’s because in making this “for women” they made it too much like every other “for women” sitcom/comedy i’ve seen. This felt like “New Girl” meets “The Devil Wears Prada” (the movie, not the crappy metalcore band) meets superheros, and i’m just not digging that formula. But then, isn’t saying that the only way to make a female superhero “the right way” is to reject traditionally “girly” things a sexist accusation in it’s own right? Or is this just bad and overall under whelming and i just feel bad for not being into it as it is the only female tareted superhero…anything until 2017’s “Wonder Woman”

What do you think? Do you like the trailer? Are You interested in the show? Do you think i’m over thinking things or am i just another sexist cog in the patriarchal machine? Leave a comment below and let me know.

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