Thursday, May 14

CBS Supergirl Trailer Impressions: Superman's Cousin Taking over Television

Supergirl is a 2015 U.S. superhero television series set to air on CBS and will debut in November 2015 with Melissa Benoist as Supergirl. CBS Supergirl television series is based from DC Comics character Supergirl (Kara Zor-El) created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino. Kara Zor-El is the biological cousin to Superman and one of the last surviving Kryptonians. Supergirl is another DC Comics superhero television series joining the ranks of The CW's Arrow (2012) and The Flash (2014), Fox's Gotham, and the now defunct NBC's Constantine (2014). Let's check out what CBS has in stor for us with Supergirl this 2015.

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CBS Supergirl

It's not a bird. It's not a plane. It's not a man. It's Supergirl. In the new drama from the world of DC Comics, Superman's cousin, Kara Zor-El, embraces her superhuman abilities and becomes the hero she was always meant to be. This Fall on CBS.

Twenty-four-year-old Kara Zor-El, who was taken in by the Danvers family when she was 12 after being sent away from Krypton, must learn to embrace her powers after previously hiding them.[1] The Danvers teach her to be careful with her powers, until she has to reveal them during an unexpected disaster, setting her on her journey of heroism.

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So what can we say about the Supergirl First Look Trailer released by CBS this May 13, 2015? To start off it is giving off this lighthearted girl-empowering drama feel to it which is still good in my personal opinion and preference. It seems to be more lighthearted which reminds me a bit of The CW's The Flash in it's earlier part of the season, but will eventually tone down a bit (gearing to a more serious or darker tone) for it to be taken seriously - a standard nowadays when it comes to superhero television series.

Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El in 2015 CBS Supergirl

I am not that familiar with the Supergirl mythos or her villains. I only know her at some extent with various DC Animated movies released earlier and the Justice League animated series. This is potentially a good show to get audience become familiar with or picque their curiosity with the super heroine. Some things I've noticed is: (1) Superman is heavily referenced in this series which is good because you can't really go on so without; (2) appearance of Jimmy (James) Olsen from the Daily Planet is another Superman reference, which could indicate other characters from the Superman story might appear in the show. Will we see Lois Lane or Lex Luthor here is yet to be see; (3) Her foster sister seems to be associated with the Department of Extra-Normal Operations which could explain how she got exposed to this organization (as seen in other press releases); (4) this trailer is quite a handful and is enough to build hype for the series. I am also liking the humor shown so far in this trailer. It is really shaping up well for the DC Television Universe. It is a good thing that Warner Bros. Television decided to separate the TV Universe (Arrow, Flash, Constantine) from the DC Cinematic Universe which is WAY darker and unforgiving. Now if we can only get to make US Television companies (CBS, Fox, The CW) agree to do more crossover episodes (without compromising the premise of the entire series) then that would be awesome (epic even)! I am hopeful for a good quality Justice League live action television series in the not so far future.

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How about you guys? What do you think of this new DC superhero hitting the television airwaves? Did you like the CBS Supergirl trailer or not; Why? Are you familiar with the Supergirl storyline and its villains? Whether you are or not, will you be watching it when it debut on Fall 2015? Share your thoughts about CBS Supergirl 2015 television series in the comments section below: