I thought the pilot had promise, looked spectacular (for the visuals) except for the opening (which given that it's going to be on TV every week for the next year--they might have wanted to spent a bit more on the visual look). Clearly this isn't designed to fit in with the Warner movies--the TV shows seem to be pocket universes in and of themselves related to the movies but not beholden to them (whereas "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" is clearly more integrated). I enjoyed it although I thought her character blurting out her secret to everyone (there are only three other people who know, then there were five, then seven, etc.--what is this going to become telephone where they tell the next person and so on--knowing who Supergirl IS could become a club...on the other hand, it DOES work with "Arrow" even though I had my doubts about that--and this is from the same team.) I hope that the production team for "Arrow"/"Flash"/"Supergirl" don't spread themselves too thin. It has promise. Not everything was there but it was promising. As with the other series, they have done some nice casting against type for the characters--Jimmy Olson isn't the small nerdy kid as in the comics and this is twenty years removed from that time allowing for there to be differences. A pity that this is on a different network as I'd love to see a Arrow/Flash/Supergirl styled cross over and, perhaps, story arc THAT would break big ground but I doubt it will happen. Ever. The plane crash sequence was very impressively done. It wasn't too cartoony. The casting was exceptionally good although--My God!--Calista Flockheart (I thought that was one of the most artificial names I'd ever heard for an actress right up with there with Rock Hudson, etc.) looks almost as artificial as she sounds playing the cold hearted bitch of a boss. I swear her face didn't move once (well, ok, her lips moved and they expressed all of the emotion when her face failed to comply). I'm against youth by botox when it is to that extreme. I thought that they brought a lot of good stuff into play and the introduction of a S.H.I.E.L.D. like organization was a good one. Introducing it early and making clear a lot of the objectives was a good one as well. No beating around the bush or waiting to announce what their intention was to Supergirl. Not so sure about the Aunt of Supergirl thing is going to play out although it is a fairly typical approach for the team that did this when it comes to developing the series. Never read the comic book so don't know if all of these elements were in the comic book or if they were introduced at different ways. Thank god there isn't a Superdog. I mean, really! If they do introduce it, I may be out of the building by the time that happens. I did enjoy the indigent moment where Kara expressed her dissatisfaction at being called Super GIRL. I'll give it a chance. The pilot was fairly well produced and the writing, while ho-hum at times, stuffed an awful lot of exposition into a small amount of time which was one of the reasons that the dialog and plotting didn't always quite work.