Remember that five minute Supergirl Trailer that did the impossible and had men and feminist going nuts? Before that trailer Saturday Night Live did a sketch of the kind of movie Marvel might make out of Black Widow, and the Supergirl trailer seemed to be exactly that. (Actually it wasn’t but no one could deny there were certain similarities.) Then the pilot was “leaked’ online and reviewers had to pretend they did not see it even though we all watched it but the “leak” was supposedly illegal and no one wants to admit they are bit torrenting anything despite the fact that bit torrent ant illegal TV/Movie sites are reporting millions of viewers. (I’m not kidding, they are even counted as part of the rating these days, though it’s the worse kept secret in the world consider entertainment channel report these numbers all the time.)
On the first day of Comic Con they showed the pilot so now everyone can stop pretending they didn’t see it, and it completely turned around everyone’s fears about what the show would be. Fans and critics took to Twitter and did something completely foreign to the Internet, they gave it nothing but positive reviews. I’m sure there were negative reviews but this time the vocal majority of those determined to bitch about everything were shouted down by the universal praise. Most of the positive fan reaction was focused on the attractive black version of Jimmy (James) Olsen, played by Mehcad Brooks, who is more of an award winning photographer than the skinny white guy who has to be saved by Superman every time he walks out his door in every version of Superman up to now.
There’s no word on if Supergirl will connect to DC’s other TV properties, Flash and Arrow, but it’s clear that it’s very connected to Superman as they drop his name throughout the pilot. We might have to wait until next year for DC/Warner’s movie universe to actually get rolling but DC has a lock on TV and Marvel had better do something about that because the problems with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. becomes even more glaring with those DC shows.