I am very excited for this! My comic book nerd friends – not so much. Well, that’s only because, apparently, they don’t like girls. They’d much rather watch Superman. Or Batman. Or Iron Man. Or Captain America… man. I’d rather watch girls. Really super girls, in fact. Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El/Kara Danvers, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, and the lovely Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers. It kind of looks like Smallville meets The Devil Wears Prada.
Chyler Leigh, by the way, played punk rocker June Tuesday (here) on the short-lived Fox TV series That ’80s Show (2002). I didn’t like that show much, but I loved that character a lot. The first time I saw Leigh as Dr. Lexie Grey on Grey’s Anatomy, I said, “Hey, that’s June Tuesday!”
Anyway, Supergirl premieres on CBS in November 2015, and I can’t wait!
The title of this post is taken from the song of the same name by English new wave band XTC. It is featured on their brilliant 1986 album Skylarking. Listen to “That’s Really Super, Supergirl” (here). The song isn’t really about the DC comic book character, despite all the clever references. They’re all just metaphors.