Saturday, May 16, 2015

"Supergirl" Could Be A Rom-Com Series

Supergirl a Rom-Com
Who is normal? Nobody can claim that they are normal, especially somebody who came from another planet who can do a lot of things many people can’t.

"I'm not normal!" Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl, quips. "I can lift a bus. I can fly. At least, I think I can."

Spoiler alert ahead. What's funny is that the first-look video of the new "Supergirl" airing on CBS this fall starts out with the kind of "home planet in peril so I must escape to Earth to survive" intro you'd expect. Later it starts to feel more like exactly the kind of "20-something gal just trying to make it at a fashion mag and find love in the big city" rom-com trailer that was recently spoofed on SNL with Black Widow from "The Avengers."

In the first-look video, while saving her sister from a near plane wreck, Kara, played by Melissa Benoist of "Glee," is still trying to hone her superhero skills. She hasn't had much practice flying. But she'll be getting plenty of practice juggling normal life with being an alien-born caped crusader who's suddenly in the spotlight complete with her own hashtag #Supergirl.

Now that she's found her calling as a superhero, her day job working for her hard-to-please boss, played by Calista Flockhart, may have to take a back seat. After all, she didn't travel 2,000 light years just to be an assistant. She has to figure out a tasteful costume that's aerodynamic, bulletproof and has the red S, not for super but referring to the coat of arms of her family, the House of El.

Another big change DC Comics fans might notice is that The Daily Planet's famous photographer Jimmy Olsen is now an African-American man who prefers to be called James Olsen. This is another attempt at blackwashing important characters of comic books by the uninformed, but rich producers.

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