It's a bird! It's a plane! It's another show a bunch of nerds will complain that the director didn't get right.
Melissa Benoist can't wait to hear the complaints from the perpetually un-pleasable mob of geeks. (image via Getty)
In the same week we saw SNL parody what a female superhero movie made by Hollywood would probably look like, and the same week we read a Marvel executive explain why female superhero entertainment sucks, CBS had the gall to officially greenlight Supergirl, a TV show that will be great but please no one.
Melissa Benoist, an actress from Glee (where a group of misfit students find out their shared superpower is harmony), will play the title role of Supergirl. It is a role, much like hosting the Oscars, that is great and terrible for a person's career in entertainment. On the one hand, people will definitely tune in. On the other, everyone is ready to play monday morning quarterback (if you're a geek reading this, that's sports-talk for the meanest redditor on the r/scifi subreddit).
I can't wait to see Melissa's reaction to the fans at conventions doing a hover-hand over her shoulder while asking why she didn't spend any time in space near the site of what was once the planet Krypton to prepare for the role.
Anyway, big congratulations to everyone involved. Can't wait to watch it.