I have tried to avoid covering all the news that has come out about the television show because other sites will do that much better. If I am just posting links and blurbs, I'm not adding much to the mix.
But there has been news and items that are so incredible and so jaw-dropping that I feel I need to comment. And this week, two major things dropped that brought me such joy that I felt I need to comment on them here. After months of silence, the CW dropped two trailers on the same day. And both of them showcase not only Supergirl but also Superman! And most importantly, it showcases the two together, working as partners and family. And frankly, that has been missing for most of the last 10 years, and definitely the last 5, in comic. And so I feel I need to applaud it and loudly.
But there is so much more. I have basically watched these on a loop and I haven't stopped grinning.
We get a nice big dollop of Tyler Hoechlin's Clark Kent. He is charming and mild mannered. He says 'lickety split' and has to promise Perry White that he'll make a deadline.
Hoechlin really channels the small town 'aw shucks' feel of Clark in these opening seconds.
But then he hears about a spacecraft malfunctioning and crashing to Earth. The newsreporter hopes that 'he is listening', that is Superman.
And then we get a great shirt rip.
Clark runs down an alley, tossing his tie to the side and tearing open his dress shirt to reveal the S-shield.
It is perfect.
But this isn't a Metropolis emergency. This is a national emergency. And so a plea is on the National City newsfeed with that reporter hoping that 'she' hears about it.
Cut to Jimmy Olsen saying that she does. And out walks Supergirl who streaks out the window. I love Kara's determined heroic gait as she streaks into action.
And then we get a scene that I have been waiting for my entire life.
Supergirl and Superman arrive to save the day.. There is a very warm 'hey cuz' as the two join in the rescue. "This is a job for the both of us!" Kara says.
It is glorious. Wonderful. Too long in coming.
I have been waiting for the super-cousins to act like loving and supportive family for a long time. Looks like we might get it here.
I will say that Supergirl arrives first and tries to slow the descent of the ship by pushing against the nose. It is very reminiscent of the jet rescue in Superman Returns (the best scene in that movie).
There is almost too much to love. After saving the ship, Kara excitedly, enthusiastically, runs up to Superman saying that rescue was 'terrible but awesome'. Of course a plummeting space ship is terrible. But the two working together *is* awesome!!
The way Supergirl jumps up and down, shaking her fists. She is clearly excited. She seems like a fan herself!
And then we see just how powerful a person, a symbol, Superman is in all his identities.
Clark arrives at CatCo and for the first time we see Cat being a little nervous. She stamps her feet and wiggles about how Clark is going to be there. She asks if she has anything in her teeth.
Could Cat be smitten with Clark? Does that explain her catty behavior about Lois?
Anyways, I appreciate that Clark is getting some love as well as Superman.
There is a great action sequence where we see a criminal shoot at Supergirl and she neatly grabs the bullet out of the air.
That is such a slick shot. I made it my Twitter theme. Just fantastic.
And then we see the DEO agents sort of melt when Superman arrives. Everyone sort of backs up like he is royalty. Alex comments that he smells nice. And Winn, in full fanboy mode, nearly evaporates when meeting the Man of Steel. He even asks the truly nerdish 'how do you shave' question.
I do wonder if the adulation heaped on Clark will irk Kara. Or if she will wade in like everyone else.
There is a 'blink and you'll miss her' peek at Lena Luthor and an attack on LexCorp (or LCorp).
I am intrigued with this running thread in this season.
But the big winder is Hoechlin as Superman. He clearly is a presence throughout as he walks the Superman walk through each scene. He is worthy of the sort of awe everyone shows. And yet, his demeanor is so good natured that he seems uncomfortable.
And he smiles!
And he winks!
I mean, I know I am judging a lot from snippets from trailers, but this is far away from the glum, brooding Man of Steel from the DC movies. This is what Superman should look like and act like.
We are 10 short days away from season two!