‘Supergirl’ Breakdown: “Triggers”

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Kara Danvers is still sad. ugh.

It’s time once again for the breakdown of this week’s episode of “Supergirl.” It’s your one of many stops to find out the deets on what occurred over in National City this week. What makes this stop different from the rest? I’m little more blunt and sarcastic.

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This week, Kara Danvers’ world are colliding as a psychic villain named Psi paralyzes her and the citizen’s with the greatest fears. Originally, she thought it had something to do her trauma from being in that pod from Krypton. She was so traumatized by relieving this, she actually had panic attacks from it. It turns out her fear was that Mon-El would be going through the same things she did in the pod…or he might be dead.

Samantha and her daughter Ruby returned for something that I spent the most part of the episode going “Why should I care about this?” The subplot for them wasn’t any spectacular because it was just lame to a certain degree. She was trying to move on with her life but her daughter wanted to talk about it. It could have been done better. The subplot doesn’t really tell me why I should care until the end when it’s revealed that she’s helping Lena run her companies.

It also seems that they were going for some metaphorical shit in this episode as Psi looks a lot like Kara. I think it was intentional on how similar both look to each other. It’s kind of like that Psi is the physical manifestation of her fears about Mon-El. When she lets her fear control her, Psi is running free and doing whatever she want because Supergirl can’t stop her. It wasn’t until she stopped worrying about the consequence to sending Mon-El away that Psi was stopped. She stopped letting the fear run and control her both sides of her life. Don’t worry though, because she did the same thing last week. Next week, she’s be back to depressed Kara. She has every right to be but if you are going to have it be a common theme, then don’t have it come across as being resolved.

This episode is pretty much is a continuation of last week’s episode. The week theme was “moving on.” I like that the whole “Kara misses Mon-El” is continuing but it would have been better to air with the premiere as a two-hour premiere. While it did build a lot of the story for the season, it felt like something we’ve already seen. Having Samantha be in charge while Lena (Is it just me or does Lena occasionally have a British accent?) is running Catco is actually genius. It puts her in the mix more because I have a feeling that she will be having a bigger part as the season progresses.

The dumbest move of the night was the fact that Kara was planning on changing in an elevator. Does she not realize that those have cameras in them and that anyone could open it up and see that Kara Danvers is really Supergirl? It also didn’t help when she was having a panic attack and was in there for what was probably a couple of minutes.

“Triggers” was definitely better than the premiere but should have been with it instead of a week later. It progresses the story but not until the last five minutes. It pretty much spends most of the episodes tying loose ends from the premiere.

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‘Supergirl’ Breakdown: “Girl of Steel”

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Kara Danvers is sad

Welcome to the first breakdown of the CW show “Supergirl.” Since the sharing of my thoughts on “Big Brother” was such a popular thing, I thought I would do it/bring it back for shows that I’m going to watch anyways. This will contain spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the newest episode, you really need to get on that shit.

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The episode follows the aftermath of what occurred last season. It’s pretty much an episode where Kara is just depressed, moody, and grieving the fact she had to send her boyfriend Mon El into space in order to save his life and the entire city. She pretty much just turns off being Kara Danvers and becomes Kara Zor-El/Supergirl the entire episode. Because she’s turned off Kara Danvers, she becomes distant from her friends and is just really a bitch. Melissa Benoist’s performance in this episode was rather good. She plays a much more pissed and jaded Kara. You can tell that she is just over it all due to she had to sacrifice her boyfriend.

This was very reminiscent to what Buffy Summers experience when she had to sacrifice her boyfriend Angel to save the world in “Buffy The Vampire Slayer.” Buffy left town for months and became disconnected with her friends and family. It took two episodes to finally get back emotionally and not cut out her friends. “Supergirl” rushed this into just one episode. By the end of the episode, she’s back to being Kara Danvers like nothing happened. There was no really resolution to it besides her almost drowning. It was just anticlimactic.

“Girl of Steel” isn’t a bad episode, but it isn’t the way that I would have opened the season. I get that they have to deal with the events that occurred in the finale, but they way they did it made it drag. This episode dragged A LOT. I am glad that they returned to the Kara is trying to balance the issues of her personal life and her life as Supergirl.

This episode really doesn’t raise my hope that this season will be better than the one before it. “Supergirl” is still the weakest out of the entire DC Universe on the CW and it feels like it doesn’t want to change that. It needs to grow and it doesn’t seem to be doing that. I really hope the this improves over the course of the season, if it doesn’t, it will be a shame. So much potential.

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Importance of Media Representation

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I’ve been noticing a lot that people are complaining/not understanding about how it’s important for characters to represent people who usually don’t get represented. It’s time that to explain a media concept, with sass and tea, and explain why you should care.

For starters, what is Media Representation? It’s how groups/communities and ideas are portrayed by a media in a certain perspective. This impacts how someone sees themselves or another group. A perfect example of this is how some people see Islam as terrorism. Because of the media representation and the emphasis on radical Islam in new stories, people assume that all people who practice Islam are terrorist. While it’s not entirely the news fault because they are just doing their job to report top stories that will get those ratings. The news isn’t showing people practicing Islam in a positive light.  Because there’s no positive image of Islam, that’s how people get a negative opinion on it.

If there was a positive image of Islam being portrayed in the media, then we wouldn’t have people assuming racist shit. Yes, I said it because it is racist. Just like it’s racist to assume that people from Mexico are working as “the help” illegal. Now, I’m not here to assign racist or homophobe to people, but rather just explain why you should care about media representation. But I’ll give you a slight hint though if it’s one of those things because #icare.

Now, the main thing I’m here people complaining about is about media representation of the LGBTQA. It’s nothing bad like using slurs, there was still some but they aren’t worth mentioning. It was more along the lines of “why does [insertcharactername] have to be gay? I don’t care about his/her/their love life.” To that question, I respond with “Will you still watch the show? If not, then why do you really care because it’s not affecting you enjoying the show?”

Having characters that are LGBTQA portrayed in the media is a big thing. A couple of years ago, there wasn’t any. If there was, they were stereotyped as a flamboyant man who loves glitter or overly masculine “butch” lesbian. They were mainly just a comedy punchline. They weren’t showing people, who don’t identify as LGBTQA, that they were just like them. The only thing different was their sexual preference. Now, LGBTQA is portrayed in a way that shows that. They aren’t just a punchline but rather standout characters. It shows people that it’s okay to be LGBTQA.

Media representation helps with societal acceptance and understanding of groups that wouldn’t normally get it. Positive representation is something that impacts perception. Especially, if you are in that group. Like if you are in the closet and your family is against it, positive acceptance of it in the media lets them know that it will get better and that there are people to support you. You never know how media representation will impact people. The most positive portrayal, the better impact it will have.

I can literally go on about this but I’m going to leave you with this: it’s not all about you. Just because you don’t like the fact a character is getting more detail (i.e. love life in which no longer has them being straight), isn’t going to stop you from watching nor hurt your soul. It could change some people perspective and impact people’s lives. Representation in the media of anything in a positive light helps make the world better. Media Representation in general just introduces things and helps open the door for conversations that normally wouldn’t happen.

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#WeCareWednesday: Hatred towards societial standards

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I fucking hate society sometimes. It doesn’t make any sense and constantly contradicts itself. I’ve tried rather hard not to understand it as a whole and just make comments on aspects. But sometimes I just have to raise my hands in the air and go “Holy Shit, what the  actual fuck.” Yes, the f-word will probably in here from time to time.

Let’s look at the latest celebrity that society has made: the “cash me ousside” girl. For those are lucky enough to not know about her, her name is Danielle Bregoli and she and her mother appeared on “Dr.Phil.” They were on the show because Danielle and her mother weren’t getting along because Danielle was a little hell beast that was extremely disrespectful towards her mother and thought she was what is viewed as “ghetto,” or “hood.” She even threatens the audience and delivered the line that doesn’t help societies view on the younger generation being “uneducated due to technology slowly killing their brains.” Danielle then says “Cashme ousside, how bow dah.” So what does society do with this horrible and quite frankly disturbing behavior? Turned her into an overnight celebrity.  Because that makes fucking sense. Now, this girl, who is blatantly disrespectful is a role model because society gave her a platform.  This doesn’t make any sense but then again, we gave someone who a total and complete douche the highest leadership position in the United States.

It’s things like this that grinds my gears and grows my hatred for societal standards. Why is it so easy to get notoriety by being a train wreck yet it’s hard to get it when you actually have talent? Why are rewarding for people like this? I mean, it’s not a new occurrence. It’s been going on since MTV gave us “Jackass.” And yes, Danielle will get her fifteen minutes of fame and then it will be gone like it has in the past. It shouldn’t have happened to begin with. She should have when on the show and that was it.

Do we make them famous because they make us feel better about ourselves? Does people famous like that make us go “I’m so glad I am not like that?” That could be just me trying to rationalize why we make people famous when it’s not deserved. Because, there isn’t any rationalize reason behind.

My point is that we need to look at the people we are putting into the spotlight. Instead of taking in enjoyment and putting them into the spotlight because of bad behavior or stupid students, stop. Also, quit being a fucking hypocrite about too. Don’t make them famous and then bitch about them being famous. Take responsibly for it and then move on. Let’s celebrate talent and not stupid stunts.

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