I just caught last night’s season premiere of Supergirl on the CW. I had watched a couple of episodes prior to last night’s season two beginning, but I never found it compelling enough to follow. If Arrow was too dark and The Flash was just right, Supergirl was always just a bit too light. So I was pretty curious to see how things would change when the show moved from CBS to the CW.
The most obvious shift in the show is the introduction of Superman, a character that was only mentioned and seen in shadow in season one.
Beyond that, other characters have been shifted around, in vocation on the show or in status as a cast member. Two particular characters were brought into the story with strong comic book/mythology connections. The first was Lena Luthor, adopted sister of Lex. She’s on a quest to clean up her family’s name. The other new character hasn’t’t been named yet, at least not in the show (though it’s been stated the he is a character known as Mon-el).
So: are these three new elements enough to get this viewer’s investment? Maybe. For a few more episodes, at least.
Here’s the “extended” trailer for next week’s episode, which picks up on a story thread introduced in the premiere. Nothing about Luthor or Mon-el, but maybe from each character will sneak in.