In Review: Supergirl – Event Horizon

Kara is surprised to find that CatCo has a new owner who had brought in a star reporter.

Synopsis: Kara is surprised to find that CatCo has a new owner who had brought in a star reporter. New couples emerge and explore their budding relationships while J’onn J’onzz receives an unexpected visitor.

Review: Season 5 picks up by dealing with some of the fallout from the tail end of the last series, but it also deals with some of the new developing relationships.

The Story

After having broken the story of a lifetime and exposed the President as being in league with Lex Luther. Kara is flying high and is days away from receiving a Pulitzer for her services to journalism, but all of that is overshadowed by a mysterious shapeshifter and the new editor in chief of CatCo wanting to have all of Kara’s work rewritten so that it fits with the tabloid direction that she wants the magazine to go in. Added to all of that is the fact that Lena Luther knows Kara’s secret and is making plans to expose her to the world. Unless Kara reveals herself first.

The villain this week is Midnight who is released by J’onn J’onzz’s brother, which is somewhat complicated because as far as J’onn was aware. He didn’t have a brother. This is somewhat interesting given that J’onn’s brother was released into the world by The Monitor, which can only mean that this particular plot thread may well tie into the Crisis storyline, which we’ll see toward the end of November or beginning of December

The Acting

Julie Gonzalo makes an immediate impression as the new boss of CatCo Andrea Rojas who has purchased the media company from her old friend Lena Luther. We can only assume that this is all a part of Lena’s plans to hurt Kara. Jennifer Cheon Garcia is mighty fierce as Midnight, which takes some doing when you are given precious little dialogue.

Jesse Rath and Nicole Maines are definite contenders for the cute, but awkward couple award as they argue over the best movie villain and get a bit hesitant about their first kiss, which comes a little later in the episode.

Overall

A fairly solid opening episode, which thankfully did not carry on with the blatant politicking that we had last season. Although there was a not very subtle reminder in the show from Kara to remind people to register to vote.

I loved the idea of Lena using small VR contact lenses to act out her revenge against Kara and the whole notion of her having a more truthful relationship with a computer A.I, which isn’t hindered by human emotion. Although I wish we could have VR headsets that fit in contact lenses or even eyeglasses because my VR set weighs quite heavy on the old cheekbones. Maybe in another 20 years.

I also really enjoyed seeing Supergirl’s new suit, which took absolutely ages to come out of her glasses. I could have eaten a kebab and downed a full pint of beer in the amount of time that costume change took. It has pants by the way. It must have been the pants. They were tight. I should imagine most blokes would have trouble getting those on.

The best though was the fight between Supergirl and the Dinosaur. I want more of this sort of thing, please. Give me a hair metal band made up of Raptors wearing big wigs, spandex, guyliner and chugging on guitars. The madder the better.

Overall. Joking aside this is a pretty strong start.

 

9.5
Supergirl - Event Horizon
  • Story
    9.3
  • Acting
    9.6
  • CGI
    9.8
  • Incidental Music
    9.3

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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