Unlike in the cases of Arrow and The Flash, I actually don't have a very good taste for Supergirl. Out of all of the superhero shows currently on, it has to be my least favorite. Do I blindly despise it? Absolutely not, but it wasn't hard or painful for me to point out some of the stuff it did wrong.
Granted, the legacy of the character Supergirl in the media wasn't necessarily a good one (the same could also be said for the Man of Steel, depending on your viewpoint). So with that in regard, Supergirl is not an utter travesty. Overall, it did more justice to the character than what has ever been done in the past, and the writers should pat themselves on the back for at least that. Casting Melissa Benoist in the title role was also a really smart move. Introducing Martian Manhunter didn't hurt either.
Unfortunately, for everything good in casting decisions and plot points, there was something else they did wrong. From the pilot episode alone, it wasn't hard to see that this show would definitely have its own problems. Whether that's because it's still trying to find its footing is beyond me, but fans can only hope that by the time season two comes around, they'll know exactly where they want to take the Girl of Steel.
That being said, with all of the relative success of the show, here are fifteen things wrong with CBS's Supergirl.
15 Superman Similarities
13 Phantom Zone Prison
One of the problems that I didn't mention about The Flash was that the particle accelerator explosion served as essentially a spawner for whatever villain they wanted. That's exactly the same case in Supergirl. There was a prison in the Phantom Zone (a place that comes from Superman stories, mind you) that broke out because of Kara's shuttle and crashed down on Earth. Now, all kinds of villains are wreaking havoc, the majority of which are coming from this prison. I understand the writers need to have an excuse to bring in baddies without telling an origin story, but at least mix it up a little.
12 Love Drama
11 Feminist Inspiration
10 Kara is Immature
9 Jimmy Olsen
8 The DEO
7 Red Tornado
6 Mixing the Continuity
5 Teenage Drama Show
3 Secret Identity
2 Cat Grant
1 Supergirl Too Soon
In the first episode, we get a lot of backstory explaining that Supergirl decided to become a normal person for... reasons, and never to use her powers. So you would think there would be a lot of build up for her to become a real superhero. Spoiler alert: there isn't. Supergirl essentially uses her powers on a whim and then decides she wants to be a superhero forever. I could think of about three better ways to do it off the top of my head, but whatever makes the viewers keep watching is fine, I guess.
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