Supergirl Is Straight-Up a Show about Women Tearing Each Other Down

When Supergirl isn’t about competing with the absentee Superman (whose dreamlike cameos represent a vision of heroism that is so iconic, it can only be seen via abstraction, or synecdoche), it seems to be a show about women who show affection by criticizing and belittling each other. And weirdly, the show makes this… »11/17/15 8:45pm11/17/15 8:45pm


CBS Swaps Out Television Episodes With 'Terrorism-Related Plotlines' 

On Monday, November 16, CBS originally planned to air episodes of Supergirl and NCIS: Los Angeles that tackled terrorist-related subject matter. Seeing as this material would be jarring, to say the least, after the attacks in Paris and Beirut, the episodes have been swapped for more innocuous ones. »11/15/15 10:15pm11/15/15 10:15pm

Supergirl Proves That Dorky Cuteness Can Still Pack One Hell of a Punch

It’s hard not to read Supergirl in the context of our ongoing culture war over what kind of heroes we’re allowed to value. And no, I’m not referring to gender issues (although Supergirl has plenty to say about them too) but the all-important grimdark-vs-fun schism in hero narratives. »10/27/15 11:30am10/27/15 11:30am

Jeb Bush Isn't Afraid to Speak the Truth: Supergirl Is 'Pretty Hot'

Fatigued presidential candidate Jeb Bush was being interviewed at the LIBRE Forum at the College of Southern Nevada on Wednesday evening when he was asked who his favorite superhero was. Apparently, he is into Supergirl, the protagonist in the CBS series for tweens who aren’t afraid to lean in. »10/21/15 11:20pm10/21/15 11:20pm

I Saw The Supergirl Pilot, And It’s Actually Pretty Super

The pilot for this fall’s Supergirl TV series has appeared online, and here’s our spoiler-free review! If you were put off by the show’s six-minute preview from last week, I can assure you the show is significantly better than that. It still some of the same issues, but it’s far more charming than problematic. »5/22/15 1:25pm5/22/15 1:25pm

A Definitive Guide to All the Best and Worst New Fall TV Shows

It’s mad early in the year to be thinking about fall TV, I know. But the whole point of May Upfronts—where networks preview their upcoming programs—is for advertisers and critics (and all you lowly viewers) to get a taste of the best and trashiest shows guaranteed to be on television for decades. »5/20/15 11:50am5/20/15 11:50am

Looks Like ​We're Getting a Female Superhero TV Show. Finally.

Okay folks. Marvel's superhero/unlikely heroes movie game on point. DC has taken their dark-ish reboot game to television with shows like Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, and Constantine. And while we all await the announcement of a super heroine movie, DC has just announced that their next TV adaptation of a comic book… »9/06/14 3:40pm9/06/14 3:40pm