You guys, how did I not know there was a new Supergirl series coming out until CBS released the trailer yesterday?? I have failed as a geek girl.
Anyhoo, if you haven't seen it yet, check it out:
Yep, color me excited.
Even better than watching the trailer for myself was seeing John's reactions as he watched it for the first time. I think there was an actual cheer at one point.
In a way I'm glad we saw this in a vacuum, with no fan critiques to color our first impressions. Because, yes, now that I've read some reviews, I guess there are some areas for concern. The bumbling assistant to the Devil Wears Prada-esque boss is pretty cliché - and it *does* smack uncomfortably close to the recent SNL Black Widow sketch.
But I'm only gonna let the fan communities rain on this parade so far, you guys, 'cuz let's face it: more female supers on the screen is an amazing thing.
I like to focus on the positive over here, so let's just take a moment to bask in the hope that this will be an amazing show, shall we? One that will inspire and empower a new generation of geek girls, and remind parents that superheroes aren't just "for boys." And hey, maybe it'll even convince toy manufacturers that female supers should get their own actions figures, dangit. (Harumph.)
I did notice a lot of folks calling out the "girly power ballad," which, ok, I actually liked. (WHAT.) However, John found a fan's re-cut version scored with "real superhero music," and I gotta admit: VERY cool. Take a look - since you know you wanna watch those action sequences again anyway - and see what you think:
1:20 is where the chills start. AW YISS.
It's not a plane.
It's not a man.
= ALL THE CHEERS.