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I'm stepping away from watching Supergirl, which is a pity since I loved the first season as campy and wonky in pacing it was there was never any doubt the central pivot of the show was Kara Zor-el | Danvers and her family.

I feel like something got lost moving from CBS to CW.

I loved the first few episodes of Supergirl, which seemed to fix its pacing issues but then the focus seemed to shift away from Kara and we have less screen time between Kara, Alex, and Hank. I miss Kara in CatCo, about Kara learning to be a journalist.

Kara's boss, Snapper Carr is awesome in the comics and in the show, doesn't even touch how cool he was, and gets less screen time. M'gann Morzz was written off and don't even mention the weirdness that they're hinting a romantic connection between J'onn and M'gann when in other universes they were always Uncle and Niece.

There's screen time of people I like actually gets reduced more.

The arc of the show is disjointed-- next week Jeremiah Danvers appears again after the show drops any mention of Jeremiah and Alex's search for her father.

In-universe, I blame this all on the Flashpoint affecting Kara's universe but in real life, I blame it on the writers.

The one good thing about this show was Alex's story with Maggie.

I'll come back after the season but right now, the show is more disappointing every episode and when I come to the point when the disappointment out weigh the happy, its time to stop.

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On a happier note, it's Sameen Shaw day!

So here's a fanvid I made for Shaw way back when!

Date: 2017-02-22 01:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blueswan
Ah what a great vid! It's great!

I need to upload a shaw icon to go with my reese one.

Date: 2017-02-22 08:18 pm (UTC)
lizbee: Lucy Liu, with an ambiguous smile on her face (TV: Joan Watson)
From: [personal profile] lizbee
I mentioned this on Tumblr, as well, but I had to step back from Supergirl early in season 2. I didn't realise how much I liked Jimmy/Kara until it was effectively retconned away, and without Jimmy as the moral centre of the ensemble, it felt off-balance.

And then Maggie was introduced, and her first scene with Alex was ALIVE and SPARKY and INTERESTING, and really highlighted for me what the rest of the show was missing. So, for once, I managed to step back before I ruined it for all my friends by wondering out loud every episode why I wasn't having fun.

It's a real shame, but maybe we'll get back the aspects we liked in season 3?

Date: 2017-02-22 10:52 pm (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
I'm still watching Supergirl because there's things I like, but the sudden M'gann/J'onn just as she heads off to Mars is really not good, and the constant Kara/Mon-el which is really flat, plus nothing happening at Catco? And the episode plots are not great at the moment. OTOH, I am really liking Winn this season, and Alex/Maggie, and Lena Luthor!

Date: 2017-02-24 04:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cephy
I am not liking this trend for this show where all relationships are about romance!

YES THIS.

And not only romance, but romance with Maximum Drama a lot of the time, the will-they-won't-they dance, the random breakups and resulting awkwardness, the pining from a distance. Can we focus on the superheroing and the ladies supporting each other again please. Or if there must be a Kara romance - why not Jimmy? That one worked. I'm not sure why the writers decided it didn't, except, once again, The Drama.

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