Just in time for the third episode, I thought I’d let you know that my review for the second episode of Supergirl, called The Last Children of Krypton, is now online over at Cultfix. It wasn’t the second part of a two-parter in the traditional sense, but it does clearly serve as the second half of the new season re-establishing itself and its status quo.
As always there are lots of flaws but also lots of good stuff, with a sense of grandeur that is outpacing everything else we’re seeing on superhero TV.
More than anything, what the episode makes me feel is how great it would be to see the Justice League on TV. This came through especially as Superman and Martian Manhunter flew to the Fortress of Solitude together and discussed their shared history. The tone that’s established in this show, which is different even from the similarly upbeat Flash series, works so well for this sort of thing.
I know with Supergirl being the latecomer to the CW’s lineup, there is a sense that she’s in the outlier universe, while the other shows (Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow) are in the “main” world. But really, there’s no reason that has to be the case. So my vote would be the cancel Legends of Tomorrow and replace it with the Justice League, set on the Supergirl world.
It could feature a rotating cast, and for simplicity’s sake, we can keep primarily to the characters who haven’t already been strongly established over in the “Arrow-verse”: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, a reformed Red Tornado, Elongated Man (come on, that would be awesome), Blue Beetle, Captain Atom and most excitingly, Green Lantern. And Flash could come and visit from his world from time to time.
I know that’s not very likely, but hey, it’s way more likely than I’d have guessed a TV series about Rip Hunter, Heat Wave, and the Atom traveling through time and fighting Vandal Savage would have been a few years ago.
Anyway, all that to say, go and have a look at the write up about Supergirl episode 2 and let me know (here or there) what you think.