Category Archives: Melissa Benoist

Supergirl: S2E2 The Last Children of Krypton

We continue with Kara & Clark continuing to work together in National City. Clark & Hank are still now pleased to be around each other and the cause of this is soon reviled.

At CatCo Kara is introduced to her new boss as a reporter. Ms Grant decided to go to different things and appoints James as her successor.

Meanwhile Project Cadmus has a new prototype cyborg which is enhanced by kryptonite which was stolen from the DEO. It’s up to Clark & Kara to stop him.

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As the second season continues to be established a few of the characters are moved around into new positions for the coming season.

Tyler Hoechlin one again guest stars as The Man of Steel and continues to perform quite well in the role. I did find that the interactions between Snapper Carr & Kara did not feel quite right to me perhaps this will settle down a bit as I become accustom to the new character.

Generally however this episode continues to build on the strengths of the season opener.

Supergirl S2E1: The Adventures of Supergirl

Season 2 of Supergirl kickes off right where season 1 finished with Martian Manhunter and Supergirl investigating an object that crashed to earth. As Kara continues to work out what job she wants to do her date with James Olsen is interrupted by an emergency with the maiden flight of The Venture. With the help of Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) they save the ship and all hands.

Supergirl brings her cousin to the DEO where clearly something between Hank and the man of steel is not quite right. Regardless Superman assists in the investigation with the events on The Venture. Investigations lead them to Lena Luthor (sister of Lex) who claims she is trying to rebrand her family’s business. As things unfold and with the possibility of a third kryptonian on earth season 2 is off to an interesting start.

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Season 2 of Supergirl is off to quite a strong start. We see the continued development of Supergirl/Kara and we see some interesting changes with some of the other characters as we come into the new season.

The inclusion of Superman/Clark Kent played by Tyler Hoechlin was done quite well I did not feel he overshadowed the show and complimented it rather nicely. Tyler being cast in the role was a nice move he fitted the bill quite well. Plus this version of Superman saved more people in 5 minutes in this episode than the movie version from Man of Steel saved in an entire movie.

Sometimes it is said that the start of a second season of a tv show is more critical than the pilot episode because sometimes it is the second season that can make or break a show. So far Supergirl season 2 is off to a reasonable start which hopefully it can carry throughout the season.

Supergirl S1e6: Red Faced

Supergirl learns that with her great power comes great responsibility and she has to learn to keep her emotions in check. Cat Grant receives a visit from her mother. Sam Lane shows up with a new android which is very powerful. It takes all of Supergirl’s efforts to stop it when it goes wrong. Meanwhile Kara & Alex continue to look into their father Jeremiah’s fate and they find out who the last person him alive was. In the end a small accident leaves us with a nice little cliff hanger.

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Supergirl returns to good form with this instalment after a slightly less than impressive performance with the previous episode. The series seems to work best when stories about family are involved.

Here we see Cat’s mum come onto the scene, also Lucy Lane’s dad & Kara & Alex continue to dig into the mystery of the fate of Jeramiah Danvers. Clearly with all this family related content this episode shines. Add to it an awesome fight against an android and this episode was always going to be a winner. Melissa Benoist gives a really strong performance in this entry.

One of the strongest entries of the season so far it continues to build things up for the coming episodes.

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Superhero Crossovers

It’s the season for Superhero crossover both on the movie screen and in our living rooms with the recently released Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice in cinema and the much anticipated Supergirl & Flash episode in season 1 of Superegirl World’s Finest on our tv streams.

This post does not serve as a review for either of the above, they will be separate posts later on. This post is about our greatest heroes meeting and the awesomeness that creates.

It’s always great to sit down and watch a movie or tv series featuring our favourite superhero whether it is the 1977 Christopher Reeve Superman, the 1989 Tim Burton Batman film, the 1990’s tv cartoon of the X-Men or the currently running CBS series Supergirl. These movies and shows allow us to escape to another world and allow our favourite heroes to entertain us in a world setting which is not far removed from the one we live in.

Crossovers in comics have been happening for years so of course it stands to reason as most of our Superheros find their origin in comic books that when these heroes make their transition to our screens that there will be crossovers there too.

When two (or more) of these titans meeting in a crossover on the tv or the big screen then the awesomeness of what we are watch increases greatly. We know that when our heroes crossover that the adventure and excitement will go up hugely. I guess this is one of the main reason why movie crossovers do especially well at the box office.

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It would be interesting to see crossovers across the different universes of Marvel & DC but I highly doubt this would happen due to franchise competition.

So with that in mind which Crossovers would you like to see both in the Marvel & DC universes. Also if franchise was no boundary which Marvel/DC crossovers would you like to see?

Supergirl S1e5: How does she do it?

Supergirl is being monitored by an unknown probe which she suspects Hank is using to keep an eye on her, it’s true owner is soon revealed. Later at CatCo Ms Grant leaves the office in the care of Kara & Winn’s care with the added surprise that they need to look after her son Carter (Levi Miller). Ms Grant is going to collect an award in Metropolis. Meanwhile Maxwell Lord (Peter Facinelli) is launching his new hyper train while his company Lord Technologies is being attacked by a bomber. Elsewhere Jimmy & Lucy talk about why their relationship ended.

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While this episode does not seem quite as strong as some of the more recent offering it is still a reasonable effort. Having Kara & Winn look after CatCo felt a little out of place with the other plot going on with Lord Technologies. To me this episode felt a little bit too busy with too many things going on at once which can distract the viewer.

That having been said there is a good deal of exposure for most of the main cast however I feel this would work better if it were spaced better and not all at once.

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I think when it is discovered who the bomber is it is a tad predictable however it does leave the question as to Maxwell Lord’s true intentions un answered. Supergirl also learns that despite her best efforts you can not always save everyone and that some people don’t want to be saved.

Finally once again Hank acts mysteriously in this episode through his actions. Clearly this is building up to something but what is yet to be determined.

Not the best episode so far this season but I would call it a reasonably solid effort none the less,

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*note this episode was originally going to be episode 4 but due to the November 2015 Paris terror attacks it was swapped with the episode that eventually screened as episode 4*

Supergirl S1e4: Livewire

*Note this episode and the episode “How does she do it?” were swapped in the schedule after the November 2015 Paris attacks due to the content of the episode*

It’s Thanksgiving and the Danvers family are gathering to celebrate Wynn is also invited as he has no other arrangements.

Else where Leslie Willis (Brit Morgan) a shock jock who is employee of CatCo speaks out against supergirl. Cat Grant tells Leslie to stop talking about Supergirl. When she refuses Ms Grant demotes her to the traffic report. During her report a lightning storm builds up and the traffic reporting helicopter is struck. Supergirl  saves the pilot but Leslie is struck by lightening which first passes through Supergirl.

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Livewire as Leslie now calls herself has a vendetta out against Ms Grant and attacks the CatCo building. Supergirl manages to save Ms Grant. However during the exchange Livewire proves she is impervious to most of Supergirl’s attacks.

At the Danver’s Thanksgiving things quickly deteriorate when Alex informs her mother she works for the DEO. Her mother is displeased and the gathering is stopped.

Ms Grant agrees to work with the DEO and Supergirl to stop Livewire using herself as bait to bring her out so Supergirl can stop her using a method Hank devised.

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Alex and her mother apologise to each other for the argument that happened and the episode ends with Fliza Danvers revealing a secret about Jeremiah’s past which sheds new light on things and caused Alex & Kara to look at Hank in a different light.

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Once again Supergirl delivers another excellent episode as the series continues to develop. I know I commented on this in my review of the pilot but the casting choices of Dean Cain (Jeremiah Danvers) & Helen Slater (Dr Eliza Danvers) was a spark of genius.

This series continues to grow from strength to strength with the relationships and the way they are gradually building up Hank’s story, you feel something big is coming there soon.

With so much going on in the series it feels a bit hectic at times but not to the point where a viewer can’t make sense of what is happening.

 

 

Supergirl S1E3 Fight or Flight

Towards the end of episode 2 we see two things which would start to shape the series going into the new few episodes. Firstly we saw Hank’s eyes glow red, the second thing was at the very end of the episode with Supergirl about to give an interview to Cat Grant

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During the course of the interview Supergirl accidently informs Cat of her family relation to Superman. Soon after this Supergirl is attacked by Reactron who is the first non alien villain of the week on the series. He is a villain out with a vendetta against Superman and decides to take it out on his cousin.

Reactron otherwise known as Ben Krull in the series is played by Chris Browning. He was a former nuclear reactor engineer who was exposed to radiation during a terrorist attack on his plant. While the attack was stopped by Superman the man of steel was unable to save Ben’s wife who died from exposure. Ben therefor blames Superman for his loss.

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Reactron attacks Lord Technologies and captures Maxwell Lord to force him to repair his suit. Lord is forced to comply. He then attacks a event being run by Cat Grant as a big media launch for Supergirl. Supergirl is able to defeat Reactron which is something her cousin was never able to do.

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Once again in the episode we see Hank’s eyes glow red. There is a really feeling that they are starting to tease this up to be something big later in the season. Towards the end of the episode back in CatCo we see a nice moment for Kara as she gets back to her daily work.

As the episode draws to a close we find out the relationship between Kara & Jimmy get more complex with the arrival of Jimmy’s ex fiancée Lucy Lane.

Another strong episode with Kara continuing to struggle and grow into her new role as a super hero. We see some nice development with several characters and the series is building nicely. This episode again shows some very strong acting by Melissa Benoist.