Spoilers I'm late and I just started Supergirl

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  1. theenglish

    theenglish Vice Admiral Admiral

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    COVID really hurt this show a lot. The first four seasons are really good--although some people don't like the message of the first half of season four which deals with the theme of immigration. The second half of season 4 has John Cryer who is fantastic as Luthor. The final two seasons are definitely a drop in quality and a drop in fun, but I still found things to like about the series up until the end.
     
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  2. Guy Gardener

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    In the lap of squalor I assure you.
    Knowing that 6 was the end helped me make it to the end of 6.
     
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  3. TREK_GOD_1

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    That was born of two problems: Benoist and the "writers" lacking the sense to know that a character being pleasant & hopeful does not mean they need to act like someone hosting a seminar for "Extra Bright, Strawberry-flavored" toothpaste. No one said Supergirl and/or Kara needed to behave that way in order to give the impression that she's hopeful--or inspires the belief / emotional state in others.

    Yeah, that exaggerated portrayal has its live-action roots with the Reeve portrayal, which in turn, was carried over to Hoechlin's performance.
     
  4. Owain Taggart

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    One thing that I've appreciated about Supergirl, especially in the first few seasons, is that it harkens back to the feel of goodnaturedness from the Christopher Reeve movies. I honestly found that refreshing at a time when a lot of Sci-fi and TV shows in general were trending towards making dark dramas. I liked the fact that it had a light and fun feel to it. But later seasons got darker.
     
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  5. The Realist

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    Indeed. :beer:
    I thought the excellent fourth season did a fine job of dealing with some dark and timely themes without abandoning the show’s fundamental tone and spirit.
     
  6. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Generally yeah, they've done a great job of balancing it. It's when it got to the later seasons, ie 5th and beyond, that it started to get away from what I liked about it.