In the face of all naysayers, excitement for CBS' Supergirl has seemingly boiled over during the summer, partially because of the excitement built this past month at San Diego Comic-Con. As the October 26th premiere date draws ever closer, fans have been given quick looks (and a very controversial pilot leak) at the upcoming series, and the latest TV spot gives us a look at how Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) got her name, despite any protests from the heroine herself.
In the TV spot, Kara's boss (and Catco World Media CEO) Cat Grant sets the record straight on the moniker that she's chosen for Kara's secret alter ego with a confident, biting, and hilarious explanation:
What do you think is so bad about 'girl'? I’m a girl, and your boss, and powerful, and rich, and hot, and smart. So if you perceive 'Supergirl' as anything less than excellent, isn’t the real problem… you?
The shade Ms. Grant just threw may well have been faster than a speeding bullet, but it won't be the worst of Kara's problems when the series launches and she begins her journey to embrace her 'super' side.
What's more, the line seems to poke fun directly at the previously mentioned series naysayers, who decided that the show being about a young female superhero would get it instantly cancelled. Time will tell whether or not the 'girl' will succeed, but so far, the series looks like it's on the right track.