Posts tagged "james olsen"

Will The Real James Olsen Please Come Back

Or, Why The Guardian Leaves Me Cold. And Frustrated.

When the news first leaked that James Olsen would be taking up a superhero mantle, I was excited. There was so much narrative potential. Kara and James teaming up as a way to work through any lingering frustration over the breakup, or a renewed kindling of their relationship seemed likely trajectories. That and James getting a chance to be more than a sidekick while also keeping his day job at CatCo. He and Kara could talk about work-life balance; they would use their superhero identities to fight crime both the streets and in the media. Epic Team Up. A literal Super-Power(ed) Couple. I was so ready. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="186"] Pictured: me right now.[/caption] But what we got paled in comparison to my expectations. James hid his identity from the one person who might understand. He lies to her face and roped in one of her best friends to aid him. He is more concerned with his own ego than using his new job at CatCo for good. And somehow we're supposed to be cheering for him. At least I think we are. But why?

Supergirl 2.07 “Darkest Place” Review

Supergirl 2.07 Review, “Darkest Place” Elizabeth and Gretchen are back for more Supergirl! Unfortunately, “The Darkest Place” had nothing to do with Thanksgiving dinner and Alex needing to drink lots of wine,…

Supergirl 2.05 “Crossfire” Review

Supergirl 2.05 Review, “Crossfire” My friend Elizabeth and I tackle last night’s episode of Supergirl ‘ Crossfire ‘, including Alex’s coming out scene (OMG!!!!), Lena’s mother being head of Cadmus,…