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Looks fun. A kinda cross between Clueless and Superman.

I'm really struggling to find a way that that particular combination equals "fun". :hmm:



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Depends what you're in to doesn't it!

I was merely suggesting that it perhaps has less sense of destiny than other superhero films/program's and has more of a humble beginning. Just the impression I got from the trailer anyway.

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It isn't super dark and whiny. How did this get past the execs?
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It isn't super dark and whiny. How did this get past the execs?

With bubble gum, inspirational Disney Channel-esque tweener music, teen angst, and a cute girl?



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Love that Fozzie :)

It's true that all the comic books stuff I saw growing up definitely wasn't super dark and whiny. It's like emo porn now haha

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It isn't super dark and whiny. How did this get past the execs?

With bubble gum, inspirational Disney Channel-esque tweener music, teen angst, and a cute girl?


I'd take that over dark and brooding. Although I'm sure it'll hit dark and brooding if it survives half a season.

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Honestly, those stereotypes are not at all accurate when looking at the comic-based shows that are currently on. The "dark and whiny" I don't see at all. Even "dark and brooding" is hardly the norm. Daredevil is dark by design, though I wouldn't exactly call him brooding. Arrow may be the closest to fitting that term, but he is surrounded by supporting characters that certainly are not and the same people that made that show also made the very different Flash and this show, as well. They're also bringing us Legends of Tomorrow, which based on the trailer and the characters we already know, should be only slightly dark and have little brooding.

 

Constantine is dark, again due largely to the nature of the source material, but he's snarky and sarcastic and rarely broods. SHIELD has some of the most upbeat folks around, with only one member of their rather large ensemble that could be described this way. Agent Carter is neither dark, whiny, nor brooding. Jim Gordon is a determined, but positive, star of Gotham - where not even Bruce Wayne spends much time brooding. The Walking Dead takes place in the never-ending life and death struggle in the Zombiepocalypse where you, your friends, and your loved ones are all likely to meet a gruesome, painful end any minute  - so I think darkness and a little brooding probably are to be expected.

 

Overall, though, that really doesn't live up to a justified blanket stereotype, I'd say. :shrug:


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It isn't super dark and whiny. How did this get past the execs?

With bubble gum, inspirational Disney Channel-esque tweener music, teen angst, and a cute girl?

 


I'd take that over dark and brooding. Although I'm sure it'll hit dark and brooding if it survives half a season.

 

Eh, I'm not interested in the show, either way.  I'm not in the target audience.  But those who like it, enjoy.



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Good points DL
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I'll admit that I only watch about 60 minutes of television a month on average, so I'm not really tracking any of those shoes. The only relevant ones would be the DC shows, which I'm surprised aren't dark and whiny because that seems to be the route the movies are taking. Even Smallville turned that way after a few seasons.

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Honestly, those stereotypes are not at all accurate when looking at the comic-based shows that are currently on. The "dark and whiny" I don't see at all. Even "dark and brooding" is hardly the norm.

 

It's just kind of Fozzie's thing to harp on the lazy calls for dark n' broody (to keep it REALISTIC) you get from a lot of people for comic/fantasy/science fiction, and not something to be taken super seriously. I like it when he says things like that, though, just as I liked your rebuttal.

 

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Well, in any event, judging the quality of programming based on the casts' footwear seems a bit superficial and even more unsound than the notion that DC is more relevant then Marvel.


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Yeah, you're right on that.

I'm mainly just cranky, but I'm glad that they're at least trying new things.
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Pilot has been leaked!

Spoiler


Anyway, worth a watch but it's not as good as the Flash pilot.

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I know someone around here will hate the implications of the following...

 

 

 

5. The original Superman movies had a huge influence on Supergirl. “The movies had a charm and believability and also an epic quality. [These qualities are] imprinted on our brains that that’s how you capture superheroes on a screen,” said Berlanti of the Richard Donner films. He added that he finds “a relatability” to star Melissa Benoist when she’s in her civilian Kara identity: “When she hesitates and phumphers like Clark Kent did, it’s the most evocative [of that kind of secret-identity character] since Christopher Reeve.”

Considering the tone of the new DC movies, it is fascinating that Berlanti still thinks the Donner interpretation is "how you capture superheroes on a screen."  It will be interesting to see if that translates to the show over time, and how big the contrast will be with the rest of this new TV and movie DCU.

 

 

https://www.yahoo.co...6349942165.html


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The fact that it's NOT like the current DCU is the big draw for me. Yes Batman is the tortured spirit of the bunch. But geez, do they have to make EVERYTHING so unpleasant? And sorry, I still think the uber destruction porn in TMOS was an awful movie experience. And now we have Dawn of Punching to look forward to?!? No thank you. I'm looking forward to this retro style Supergirl. And...she's hawt. So bonus.


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Yeah I agree. Superman should be optimistic, not sad and brooding.
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So, the Fall schedule is out and it seems CBS is putting this on in direct competition with FOX's own DC show, Gotham. Exactly how is this a good idea? Sure, the shows will have different feels and the target audiences may not precisely coincide, but there's obviously a huge overlap from the general comic book fan population. Why wouldn't you schedule it right after Gotham and try to get some of those viewers to switch over to CBS when it's done? Especially since this show's premiering a month after FOX's show, which will be in full swing. On Tuesdays last year, you could watch Flash on CW and then head over to ABC for SHIELD. That seemed to work well for both shows, as their respective studios are sticking with that schedule this year. Seems like a formula worth imitating, to me. :shrug:



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Because guys gotta know who's better.

In this context its ****ing stupid.

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That shouldn't be a big deal anymore, too! A lot of people watch one and DVR/download the other one. They need to find some other way of rating shows than the Nielsen one.

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DVR numbers are factored in.

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Watched the pilot.  Absolutely terrible pap.  Between the dumb dialogue and the dumber premise I nearly rolled my eyes out of my sockets.

 

It didn't know whether it wanted to be arrow dark or flash light.

 

Everyone in the episode knows her secret so why bother having a dual identity...sigh.

 

Criminal aliens everywhere, superman seemingly knows about the secret govt organisation to control them but hasn't helped?



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Yeah the big problem with this series is it has Superman's shadow but not him. As soon as I saw the extended trailer I identified that issue.

What's next? A series about Batman without Batman? ... oh wait ...

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How does one watch the pilot (legally) this early?



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Everyone in the episode knows her secret so why bother having a dual identity...sigh.
 


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