Supergirl does not make a good first, second, or third impression. Three episodes in to season one, I can say I’m ready to tune out for the remainder of the season. CBS’ Supergirl is like Smallville meets Men in Black mixed with The Devil Wears Prada but with all the bad acting and corniness of the 1970’s Wonder Woman live action show. Allow me to explain.
2 weeks ago I came down with a cold that kept me stuck in my room for 5 days straight. The only upside to getting sick was it finally allowed me time to watch Game of Thrones, all 4 seasons, start to finish. Normally, I’d never watch 40 straight hours of a show in so little time, but being stuck in bed left me little else to do and the story captivated me to the point I couldn’t stop watching.
There’s way too much that happens for me to try and review all 4 seasons in this one post, so I’ll probably save individual season reviews for when I rewatch the series in the weeks leading up to season 5. For today, I’ll stick with talking about some of my favorite characters, stories, and sets. Careful for spoilers if you haven’t watched the first 4 seasons.
HEADS UP: THE FOLLOWING REVIEW CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS FOR EPISODES 1-13 OF ARROW.
After watching Young Justice, I decided to further explore TV adaptations of the DC Multiverse and, on the recommendations of a friend and Netflix, started watching season 1 of Arrow. I’d heard nothing but good things about Arrow, and being unfamiliar with the Green Arrow comic books, I came to the show with a pretty open mind.
Let me tell you, after watching the first 10 episodes, I thought my friend who recommended the series must really, truly harbor some deep hatred for me. Episodes 1-2 were interesting enough and I could overlook the flaws because most shows have a rocky start. Episodes 3-10 were pure torture to watch and exhibit some of the most lifeless acting I have ever seen. I can’t count how many times I almost gave up on the series altogether. Seriously, skip these episodes. Read the summaries on Wikipedia. That is about 360 minutes of my life I will never get back.
The magic number here is 11 as that is the first episode I watched that didn’t feel like a chore to get through. Episode 12 actually kept my attention through all 45 minutes of the episode and episode 13 marks the first time I actually looked forward to watching the rest of the series. So what changed? Let’s take a look at the highs and lows of the first half of season 1.