"Supergirl" on CBS (now on The CW)*

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by HGN2001, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Wow. The Flash more than holds its own with both of these shows in my opinion.
  2. zebop

    zebop Well Known Stranger

    Makes too much sense :)
  3. tonyc

    tonyc Well-Known Member

    To be clear in my previous post, I was not critical of the actor hired to play Jimmy Olson. I found the plotline of Supergirl giving advice to help Lois Lane's sister get back together with him ridiculous.
  4. kevywevy

    kevywevy Forum Resident

    It's the only part of her face that can still move.
  5. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

    Hollywood, USA
    I think there's a combination of Botox, heavy makeup, a facelift, very soft lighting, and lots of post defocus going on. Calista has a different face from the pilot.
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  6. shokhead

    shokhead Forum Resident

    Long Beach,SoCa
    The commercials for SG look so bad I'm still glad I bailed after the first show.
  7. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

    Hollywood, USA
    The show continues to get worse. Noted Hollywood pundit Ken Levine just posted a fairly scathing run down of all of the Supergirl show's problems, which boil down to trying to appeal to too many facets of the audience at the same time:

    Supergirl Is Becoming Supertrain

    (For those who don't remember, Supertrain was one of the worst NBC TV series in history, from the short-lived 1979 show when Fred Silverman was trying to get the ratings up. It was an extremely expensive show that was such a big failure, it almost bankrupted the network (according to some sources).)
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  8. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    i have to agree that 'supergirl' get a little bit harder to watch each week, i also feel the same way about 'quantico'.....can't imagine either one of them getting renewed.
  9. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
    The pilot was very well done and every week it has slowly descended....
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  10. Chazro

    Chazro Forum Resident

    West Palm Bch, Fl.
    I read the network's ordered more episodes this week. It appears that the show's a hit! AND....they're casting for a Superman!
  11. Deesky

    Deesky Forum Resident

    They ordered more episodes, but not the full amount expected. I'm guessing that they want to string it along a bit longer to fit in with their programming and are hoping things will improve by introducing new gimmicks like superman cameos and crossover episodes with Flash etc. It's a sign of panic IMO.
  12. The almost inevitable Supergirl-Flash crossover has finally been confirmed, though what's genuinely surprising is that it will hit the small screen during the same week Dawn Of Justice arrives...
  13. Encuentro

    Encuentro Forum Resident

  14. shokhead

    shokhead Forum Resident

    Long Beach,SoCa
  15. Wait, you couldn't possibly be saying the CW has bad shows? No! Say it ain't so. Actually, I do enjoy The Flash and I Zombie but that's it.

    To be fair--show runners can sometimes be micro managed by the network and pressured into doing things that aren't in the best interest of a show. I do think that the CW WILL be a better choice and.p, perhaps, the producers will have the same freedom they did with The Flash to craft an interesting show.

    BILLONEEG Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    I still truly believe "Supergirl" is an awesome show & will continue to watch every episode no matter where it goes.
  17. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
    There will be some cost cutting on CW.

    CBS was paying 2 million per episode.

    She's super pretty and likeable.
  18. Squealy

    Squealy Forum Hall Of Fame

    I don't know how they're going to find downtown locations in Vancouver that The Flash and Arrow haven't already used a million times, not to mention all the other shows that film here. It's not that big a city.
  19. shokhead

    shokhead Forum Resident

    Long Beach,SoCa
    I think they are moving production to Canada.
  20. carrick doone

    carrick doone Forum Resident

    Vancouver, Canada
    I think it's all in how they film the city. It's easy for us as locals to play "guess the location" but I think for people outside the city it doesn't matter so much. It's a long way from 21 Jump Street where they used to show the very identifiable skytrain as an opening shot.

    Maybe the worst problem they have is getting access to all the locations considering all the filming! :)
  21. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville, NJ
    It does and the red skirt frames them nicely
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  22. Doug Sclar

    Doug Sclar Forum Legend

    The OC
    I tried to like this show. She's cute as can be but it's just too out there for me with too many aliens. Not my thing at all.
  23. GodShifter

    GodShifter Negative Creep® (and I’m stoned)

    Dallas, TX, USA
    Terrible show. Cancellation would be the best thing it could ask for.
  24. white wolf

    white wolf Forum Resident

    United States
    I watched it once, and changed the channel before the show was over. Nuff Said.
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  25. will_b_free

    will_b_free Forum Resident

    Boulder, CO
    Tangent, but, wasn't Supertrain just the same show as The Love Boat and Fantasy Island, but set on a train? all three shows began with the introduction of the guest characters who were having a relationship crisis or were up to no good or whatever, and the over the course of the episode their situations would improve. Instead of the Love Boat's stock footage shots of the ocean or of the cruise ship between scenes, Supertrain had shots of the model train speeding down the tracks. But the primary model footage of the train shooting out of the city station was made for the premiere and then reused each week, so, what the heck made it an expensive show?

    I just wonder now, looking back, if the show may have been used to hide some funny accounting problems that had nothing to do with the show at all.[/QUOTE]

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