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Re: Supergirl - First Look
« Reply #60 on: May 24, 2015, 12:02:55 PM »
Yep, in the pilot Dean Cain and Helen Slater play Kara's Earth parents.  Stunt casting at it's finest.  Too bad they are on screen for 30 seconds.

Still at least they got a nod for there past roles.

Another reason I love the new Flash - giving Shipp a nice big role. Plus the many tips to the old series.

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« Reply #61 on: May 24, 2015, 12:06:38 PM »
Any Helen Slater in this series?

Just like they gave the original TV Flash a role in the new series, I was wondering if any love for the original Supergirl?

She and Dean Cain are seen very briefly in the trailer when Superman drops Kara off to them as a young girl:




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« Reply #62 on: May 24, 2015, 01:14:50 PM »
Her hair's amazing - and glorious when she's flying :P

ill 2nd that. i enjoyed it very much and it was awesome.
cant wait for the season to start

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« Reply #63 on: May 24, 2015, 03:10:01 PM »
AoS survives on ABC because ABC and Marvel are Disney and they understand the synergy they get with AoS between the MCU releases.

It's not just that.  Although in the 18-49 demographic their live ratings have been in the 1.5 or lower area lately that doesn't matter.  Their live+7 ratings (includes dvr and streaming services for the week following the broadcast) have run from the mid 2s to 3.

ABC at least has figured out that most people no longer watch live and that the targeted demographic is the audience that is most likely going to dvr or stream the shows.

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« Reply #64 on: May 24, 2015, 10:46:04 PM »
It's not just that.  Although in the 18-49 demographic their live ratings have been in the 1.5 or lower area lately that doesn't matter.  Their live+7 ratings (includes dvr and streaming services for the week following the broadcast) have run from the mid 2s to 3.

ABC at least has figured out that most people no longer watch live and that the targeted demographic is the audience that is most likely going to dvr or stream the shows.
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« Reply #65 on: May 25, 2015, 03:02:01 AM »
We DVR almost everything we watch in the house because not all of us work the same schedule and we have a limited time that we can watch the shows together.

Anyone remember the good old days before VCRS and on demand that if you couldn't watch a TV show when it was broadcast, you had to wait until they showed it again to see it?
Or maybe not see it at all if it was a one off special or something.

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« Reply #66 on: May 25, 2015, 05:08:03 AM »
Anyone remember the good old days before VCRS and on demand that if you couldn't watch a TV show when it was broadcast, you had to wait until they showed it again to see it?
Or maybe not see it at all if it was a one off special or something.

Oh yeah.  But that was also a time when stores closed by 7pm and all day Sunday.  You planned you life around what was going to on TV.  And back then Primetime started at 7:30p on Sunday so the kids can catch Wonderful World of Disney and be able to get ready for bed at 8:30p for school on Monday.

It helped that TV series were entirely episodic in nature so play order was mostly irrelevant.
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« Reply #67 on: May 25, 2015, 01:07:42 PM »
Hmm, are we entirely certain Supergirl isn't going to be a procedural? CBS isn't exactly known for their continuing stories. That alone could turn it into a Constantine-sized disaster.

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« Reply #68 on: May 25, 2015, 04:24:44 PM »
Hmm, are we entirely certain Supergirl isn't going to be a procedural? CBS isn't exactly known for their continuing stories. That alone could turn it into a Constantine-sized disaster.

Well, I don't think that all those escaped alien convicts will report to their nearest police station to register themselves as a threat - someone's going to need to track them down :P
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« Reply #69 on: May 25, 2015, 05:19:15 PM »
Well yeah, but that could just be alien of the week mode, which is what I was worried about.

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« Reply #70 on: May 25, 2015, 08:14:07 PM »
For this kind of show, the alien of the week is a safe, accepted way of establishing all the rues of the world for the audience.  As well as provide easy "watch her develop" moments.  Not necessarily the best way, mind you, but it is he safe way for the writers

But I'm just surprised that no one has mentioned who the head of the DEO was
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« Reply #71 on: May 25, 2015, 10:44:37 PM »
Supernatural
Grimm
X-Files
Buffy

All of them monster of the week shows for at least the first couple seasons.  Nothing wrong with that as long as it's done right.

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« Reply #72 on: May 25, 2015, 11:44:21 PM »
But I'm just surprised that no one has mentioned who the head of the DEO was
Spoiler for Hidden:
He's Hank Henshaw aka Cyborg Superman

I think that I know how his character development is going to play out too :P
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« Reply #73 on: May 26, 2015, 12:44:52 AM »
Supernatural
Grimm
X-Files
Buffy

All of them monster of the week shows for at least the first couple seasons.  Nothing wrong with that as long as it's done right.

Wait, did Grimm get better? I gave up after about 6 episodes. And I've made it through some truly awful shows in my time.

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« Reply #74 on: May 27, 2015, 12:06:09 AM »
Wait, did Grimm get better? I gave up after about 6 episodes. And I've made it through some truly awful shows in my time.

Most of the time it was good.  However recently it turned down a path I'm not happy with but could simplify things in the future.  At times it's quite formulistic but those episodes worked best for me.  The Royal family troubles and super baby I could live without.
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« Reply #75 on: May 27, 2015, 02:42:19 AM »
Most of the time it was good.  However recently it turned down a path I'm not happy with but could simplify things in the future.  At times it's quite formulistic but those episodes worked best for me.  The Royal family troubles and super baby I could live without.

I don't mind the Royal family troubles.  But the super baby yeah.  I hate when shows go that route.  I haven't watched for a while.  Has she turned into a teenager overnight and tried to start a new religion?  After all that's what super babies inevitably do.

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« Reply #76 on: May 27, 2015, 03:27:00 AM »
I showed my wife the pilot.
Her response as soon as she saw Jimmy Olsen: 

"Sorry Jimmy but you need to learn a lesson!  For the next week you're just going to have to live as a tall, hot, black guy!"
"Aww jeepers, Superman!"
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« Reply #77 on: May 27, 2015, 04:56:13 AM »
Ah, yes, Superman's oft forgotten Minority Vision.  As I recall, he used it when he fought the KKK who turned out to be alien androids after Earth's supply of Hostess Cupcakes.
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« Reply #78 on: May 27, 2015, 03:22:37 PM »
James could definitely be a product of the Plastimold machine.

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« Reply #79 on: May 27, 2015, 08:30:53 PM »
I showed my wife the pilot.
Her response as soon as she saw Jimmy Olsen: 

"Sorry Jimmy but you need to learn a lesson!  For the next week you're just going to have to live as a tall, hot, black guy!"
"Aww jeepers, Superman!"

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