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GateWorld
March 5th, 2016, 07:55 PM
<DIV ALIGN="center"><TABLE WIDTH="450" BORDER="0" CELLSPACING="0" CELLPADDING="7"><TR><TD STYLE="border: none;"><DIV ALIGN="left"><FONT FACE="Verdana, Arial, san-serif" SIZE="2" COLOR="#000000"><A HREF="http://www.scifistream.com/supergirl/s1/worlds-finest/"><IMG SRC="http://www.scifistream.com/wp-content/uploads/worlds-finest-160x120.jpg" WIDTH="160" HEIGHT="120" ALIGN="right" HSPACE="10" VSPACE="2" BORDER="0" STYLE="border: 1px black solid;" ALT="Visit the Episode Guide"></A><FONT SIZE="1" COLOR="#888888">SUPERGIRL - SEASON ONE</FONT>
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<FONT SIZE="1">EPISODE NUMBER - 118</FONT>
<DIV STYLE="margin-top:10px; padding:0;">Kara gains a new ally when The Flash, a super-fast speedster from a parallel universe, arrives and asks for her help getting home. But first the two must team up to stop Siobhan -- a.k.a. "Silver Banshee" -- when she breaks Livewire out of the D.E.O. and goes after Cat.</DIV>
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garhkal
March 29th, 2016, 01:08 AM
I loved this ep. I hope to heck they at least have barry mentioning it in later Flash episodes.

Loved Kat's snipe at the CW, and how she nonshalantly put 2 and 2 together on Barry-flash..
I loved his bromancing with both Win and Kara, though hated that Olsen had to get jealous to realize what he was missing with Kara..

And i loved the reaction from the people in the Anti-alien task force...

Annoyed
March 29th, 2016, 03:14 AM
Yeah, this was one of if not the best ep. they've done yet.

aretood2
March 29th, 2016, 06:04 PM
This episode made me realize just how vital Gran Gustin is to The Flash. For me, he kinda stole the episode. I felt the love side plot between Olsen and Kara was a bit...out of place. I blame Gustin's magnetic performance for that.

I really liked this episode. I liked the Flash's entrance and Supergirl's interaction with him. I found it interesting how he was kinda confused as to the lack of a plan and Supergirl's comment of "Eighty percent chance of punching." I've been reading Supergirl stuff lately, and it really did fit with the comics version of her. But...I really wish they had Hank and Alex in this episode. I think it was a bad choice to make them go their separate path.

Overall, this was a fun episode.

epg20
March 29th, 2016, 09:46 PM
I totally agree, this was one of the best so far, not to mention it really was fun.

garhkal
March 29th, 2016, 10:41 PM
But...I really wish they had Hank and Alex in this episode. I think it was a bad choice to make them go their separate path.

Overall, this was a fun episode.

Since they are currently 'persona non grata' they had to stay absent..

ninjacookies
March 30th, 2016, 07:08 AM
Hmm, if the Flash can routinely run between dimensions I hope he can come back to Supergirl's Earth, it would also be interesting to see what other shows he could sneak into.

garhkal
March 30th, 2016, 02:05 PM
Wonder what NCIS or Criminal minds would think having him on it!

P-90_177
March 30th, 2016, 03:27 PM
I did like how Flash just seemed to handle the whole episode like he was on Holiday. Just like "Hey this isn't my Earth, I don't really care what happens here but there's aliens and crap, this is awesome!"

epg20
March 30th, 2016, 10:01 PM
I did like how Flash just seemed to handle the whole episode like he was on Holiday. Just like "Hey this isn't my Earth, I don't really care what happens here but there's aliens and crap, this is awesome!"

yeah, that was just funny how they both just calmly exposed their secret identities and didn't give it a second thought. I bet he didn't mind the fact that super girl was cute too.

garhkal
March 30th, 2016, 11:26 PM
yeah, that was just funny how they both just calmly exposed their secret identities and didn't give it a second thought. I bet he didn't mind the fact that super girl was cute too.

Maybe its a budding romance??
But it's gonna ahve to be REAL long distance!!

Annoyed
March 31st, 2016, 06:36 AM
They might as well just post everyone secret identities on billboards for this show.

Ian-S
April 1st, 2016, 08:46 PM
First episode of Supergirl I've watched, I'm afraid to say only because Grant Gustin was in it, I don't know if the show is generally so pun filled, but it was good to see they kept the same writing style for Flash.

I may well watch some more, but are they sure this show is aimed at a young female audience? There's so many female leads you'd be forgiven for thinking it was aimed at teenage boys...

aretood2
April 2nd, 2016, 12:38 PM
First episode of Supergirl I've watched, I'm afraid to say only because Grant Gustin was in it, I don't know if the show is generally so pun filled, but it was good to see they kept the same writing style for Flash.

I may well watch some more, but are they sure this show is aimed at a young female audience? There's so many female leads you'd be forgiven for thinking it was aimed at teenage boys...

Trust me, it is aimed at a young female audience. Don't forget that Star Wars: A New Hope was aimed at a young male audience and had only one woman on screen.

But since you mentioned the target audience, does that hurt ratings? I mean, women have been subjected to entertainment aimed at men for like ever. So their viewership tends to be taken for granted. Women would just watch that sausage fest of a Star Wars movie. But what about men? Would more watch Supergirl if it was was more balanced between the female cast and male cast as well as elements of the story? Would it even make a difference?

I mean, there is a clear difference between The Flash and Supergirl that doesn't just include the ability of the cast, directing, and writing of the shows. I like both, but I can see how The Flash would attract more men than Supergirl. Just random thoughts....don't mind me...

P-90_177
April 2nd, 2016, 05:37 PM
Trust me, it is aimed at a young female audience. Don't forget that Star Wars: A New Hope was aimed at a young male audience and had only one woman on screen.

But since you mentioned the target audience, does that hurt ratings? I mean, women have been subjected to entertainment aimed at men for like ever. So their viewership tends to be taken for granted. Women would just watch that sausage fest of a Star Wars movie. But what about men? Would more watch Supergirl if it was was more balanced between the female cast and male cast as well as elements of the story? Would it even make a difference?

I mean, there is a clear difference between The Flash and Supergirl that doesn't just include the ability of the cast, directing, and writing of the shows. I like both, but I can see how The Flash would attract more men than Supergirl. Just random thoughts....don't mind me...

Does it matter if it deals mainly with female issues in the first place? I mean men and women are still human whichever way round you are. Personally I don't even look at supergirl as a female orientated show. I simply see it as a good, fun superhero show.

garhkal
April 3rd, 2016, 10:09 PM
Same here. I don't see it as in any trying to focus on womens issues.. Not mens. Nor catered towards just women/men/teens/adults etc.. I see it as a somewhat comedic, action based superhero show..

LtColCarter
April 4th, 2016, 10:43 AM
Does it matter if it deals mainly with female issues in the first place? I mean men and women are still human whichever way round you are. Personally I don't even look at supergirl as a female orientated show. I simply see it as a good, fun superhero show.

Same here. I find it enjoyable. I did really enjoy the episode with The Flash!

aretood2
April 4th, 2016, 07:14 PM
Does it matter if it deals mainly with female issues in the first place? I mean men and women are still human whichever way round you are. Personally I don't even look at supergirl as a female orientated show. I simply see it as a good, fun superhero show.

Don't get me wrong, I am enjoying the show. I watch a youtuber reviewer who seems to bring that up every now and then in her reviews. Not entirely sure what to make out of it, thus the questions I asked.

Ian-S
April 5th, 2016, 07:09 AM
I wasn't complaining, just commenting, I'm far too old to be a demographic target audience member, if it's a good story, I'll watch it regardless.

Annoyed
September 28th, 2016, 07:29 PM
Rewatched this tonight...
This show is definitely targeting a female audience. If the target were male, they wouldn't have so much screen time spent on personal relationship issues, who likes who and such.

The bit at the end that sets up next week is a clincher. Kara/Supergirl kisses Olsen, and before she can get any feedback at all, his mind is taken over and he starts walking.
If that point of suspense isn't targeting females, I don't know what is.

aretood2
October 1st, 2016, 09:10 AM
I probably wouldn't have noticed if it wasn't brought up elsewhere. Probably. I wonder if they'll keep that aspect at the CW? Either way, the CW has enough cred in my book for me to think that even if they do keep slanting towards targeting a female audience, they'll do it well and I will continue to enjoy it (maybe even more so than season 1).

Annoyed
October 2nd, 2016, 07:51 AM
Oh, I'm not saying I don't like the series, I do. I just noted that it's targeted.

Falcon Horus
November 30th, 2016, 02:59 AM
LOL @ the notion that romantic material in a show means the show must be aimed at a female audience. *snort*

How about, it's just a fun superhero show with a lot of content, diverse and fantastic (in every sense of the word). Its target audience, people who love comics, comedy, awesome characters, and well told stories.

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Anyhow... World's Finest

One of the minor reasons I considered checking out Supergirl was this crossover with The Flash. I love that other show to pieces so of course, I would have watched this episode in the end anyway.

It starts off with Smythe being poked and prodded to find out how she's able to produce that earpiercing scream. The result is disappointing at best, so instead she goes to family and finds out she's cursed by a banshee. Okay... that's interesting.

The only way to master the curse is to kill the object of her anger -- darn it, Kara is done for.

Smythe blasts the "blond twig" out of the building and as she falls down, there's the Flash speeding into the picture and plucking her out of the air, running halfway the state to drop her off in the middle of nowhere. Not his intention, but it happened.

"Oh, you're on fire..." -- "Oh, no! Nope." :p

At which point they each discover the other's secret.
Several confusing questions later, we have Kara introduce Barry to James and Winn, and that has to be the geekiest we've seen Winn and Kara ever be in a scene. :lol:
Kara's face though when Barry runs out for icecream. :lol: Like a kid in a candystore. And the "You like donuts?" -- "I know a place." :p

But Cat has to stop them with the best line of the show:

"You look like the racially diverse, non-threatening cast of a CW show."

:lol: -- I SO LOVE CAT GRANT! Calista Flockhart is brilliant!

Anyway, back to the trouble at hand, Silver Banshee has found a partner in crime, Lifewire, and together they decide to kill Cat, Kara, Supergirl and the new hero in town, the Blur. Notwithstanding that at least two of those are the same person and are a little harder to get down. Cat has faith in Supergirl, something the rest of National City no longer has after her trip to the dark side.

Anyhow, the Flash and Supergirl battle together. They get beaten without the plan. Barry has a good point about having a good plan at hand, although 85% of punching is also fun if you go for brute force.

"Let's settle this as women!" -- "There are more of you." :p

In the end Silver Banshee and Lifewire are defeated, by the people of National City. Faith in Supergirl is restored. Barry finds a way to go home and all is well in the world again. Except, it isn't... Myriad commences! Makes for an awkward moment between Kara and James. :p Cause she's all about consent.

Missed Alex (she is my favorite) and Hank a little though.

aretood2
December 5th, 2016, 07:01 PM
LOL @ the notion that romantic material in a show means the show must be aimed at a female audience. *snort*

How about, it's just a fun superhero show with a lot of content, diverse and fantastic (in every sense of the word). Its target audience, people who love comics, comedy, awesome characters, and well told stories.



Shows tend to target specific demographics by appealing to specific things. That's just a fact. That doesn't mean anything else beyond that. I mean, unless you want to claim that Vampyre Diaries is meant to attract both men and women equally? Or Gilmore Girls? For example, the animated show Young Justice was aimed at young boys (like 8-12 years old) but it ended up attracting older boys, adults, teenagers and girls. They weren't their target so the show was cancelled. It was an amazing show though, and it has recently been renewed for a new season :D.

Clone Wars would have also been cancelled a lot earlier for similar reasons (more teens and adults were watching it than the target audience, young boys) but it was part of a pop cultural giant therefore it lasted by sheer force of will. But yes, it's more than the relationships that made me think it's female oriented. I mean, Arrow has relationships in it too.

Falcon Horus
December 6th, 2016, 07:18 AM
Shows tend to target specific demographics by appealing to specific things. That's just a fact.

That is indeed true, but I think the lines are being rewritten constantly. It's up to the companies to innovate and follow.