It’s not a bird. It’s not a man. It’s Supergirl!
Now that’s one condescending tag line. Didn’t we settle the argument of how much better boys are than girls in the movie 50 Shades of Grey?
Personally, I can’t wait for the Caitlyn Jenner camp to make a super hero show. It’s not a bird, it’s not a man, and it’s not a woman. Wait, what the hell is that? Oh, it’s Caitlyn. Now that’s a show I’d watch.
Last night Supergirl premiered and let’s just say Supergirl is Superbad. I know it was only the pilot episode and once the show is on maybe 70-80 episodes and Supergirl proves to us that she’s anywhere near as capable as her better, more popular cousin Superman maybe they’ll back off the “me too” dialogue. They may even let her stop the bad guys on her own at some point without the help of a man.
To be fair, I may not be the best one to review a “Superhero” show (I used quotes cause she’s a girl) as I really don’t care for the genre at all. It probably has to do with the fact I prefer to actually have sex with women but here we are.
So let’s take away the “super” part the show and what you are left with is a show about a young girl trying to make it in Central City. As a 46 year old white male I think I have a pretty good idea of what it’s like to be a young working woman. It’s a lot of sighing, flirting, and shoe shopping. Nailed it.
Oh, and as for girl power and all that stuff, at one point in the show Supergirl decides it’s time to stop trying to fit in and to use her superpowers instead of hiding them. Of course that means she will need a costume. So the producers parade her around in this outfit. I kid you not.
Wonder twins power activate indeed.
As for the rest of the show, it’s a shocker but **spoiler alert** Supergirl defeats the bad guy. Oh and that bad guy was none to happy to be fighting her. He thought it was beneath him and that he should be fighting Superman. Yes, the show is that stupid.
It’s frustrating too as there are good shows out there with actual female role models that I’d rather my daughter emulate. Madame Secretary comes to mind with Tea Leoni playing a super smart and savvy Secretary of State. Of course that show is dying in the ratings, probably because Leoni won’t wear the Supergirl outfit.
If for some reason you need girl power forced down your throat, tune to CBS on Monday.