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Supergirl 2x21 + Black Widow (2010 - ?) 1x01 Reviewed

Rhea (Teri Hatcher) used Lena to build a stargate to invite the Daxamite fleet to invade National City. They really are a planet of jerks. Where is Max Lord? Lena will be a regular next season so I’m sure we’ll see Kara/Lena moments. This has no great intensity. Just fighting, dangerous consequences, emotional rhetoric and a toxic legacy. TPTB rip-off ‘V’. ’Arrow’ and ‘Avengers Assemble’. Mon-El is mean looking and shouting. Rhea is uncompromising. Lena and Mon-El are to marry.

James shows up and fake Hank is out cold. Where is Jeremiah? Kara whines about Mon-El. This was not of huge significance. Lillian Luthor (Brenda Strong) shows up as does the alien POTUS (Lynda Carter). People are smug. Kara needs a slap for being insufferable. Cat shows up. There is flat acting and stupid dialogue. The show’s tonal tightrope doesn’t work. I can’t stand Kara and her whining. Real Hank growls. The Phantom Zone is mentioned. Lena has to know who Kara is. Mon-El and Lena dress up. Cat makes false claims. Superman shows up. Alex is moronic, Maggie is useless and this was inane.

Best Lines:
“Everything I warned against has come to pass.”

“Sea of stars.”

“Setting up your rebel headquarters in a dive bar. It’s very French Resistance.”

“I thought it was the pot brownies, but now I’m realising it was actually ET.”

“I moved into a yurt.”

“Tiara woman.”

Black Widow (2010 - ?) 1x01
This okay Dutch drama centres on Carmen, a harassed wife and mother and sister who sees her gangster family not as a hindrance but as an annoyance. Her youngest son, Boris, steals his father’s gun to get some marble stealing bullies to give him back his marbles. The father, Frans, his brother in law and some others are crime bosses. Frans absolutely fails to appear friendly or competent. Carmen’s father has a bimbo girlfriend but his bitter ex-wife wants him back. Carmen wears deeply unflattering lipstick.

Carmen is not overly horrified by Boris’ acts and wants Frans to stop being a gangster. Her sisters and brother shrug. There is no position of stability. There is shooting, stolen cocaine and it’s always the unassuming ones. There is violence and smug confidence by insincere sounding men. Frans RAGES. There is purposeful brutality, blunt naked aggressions and a fist-fight between gangsters at a wedding. Frans offers to go, Carmen won’t go. Frans done fall down dead. So it seems Carmen will have to take his place in the family,

Best Lines:
“What you want is not possible.”

“For how long?”
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