Something that always bothers me when I see supergirl being compared to the flopdred is that the flopdred was always a shit show. It’s not just about lexa dying—they’ve been racist af, both in content and how they treated their cast as well (hello Ricky, and Lindsey living out of a hotel room the entire first season bc she didn’t know if she would be killed yet) and plenty of other shady and problematic shit that either the fandom didn’t care about and overlooked until after lexa died, or it came out after lexa died.
I am not saying that season 1 of supergirl was perfect. I’m not. But it was a good show, who stayed in its lane and didn’t try to do more than it could but still tried, like having conversations about consent and anger and having the main romantic couple talk to each other, about found families and sisters. Unlike the flopdred, they treated both the actors of color and their characters well—Jenna (who’s Lebanese), David, and Mehcad. Again, there were issues but it was a good show—“don’t let the perfect get in the way of the good.”
I don’t even remember the last space fam scene. Or when Kara and Alex had a Sister’s night. Or when the Superfriends all hung out together. Or how Mehcad barely had any screen time, and how David’s talked about how horrible Cyborg Hank Henshaw is. They haven’t even mentioned wtf happened to Lucy, hasn’t said her name or Astra’s and constantly straight up saying that the child of a really fucked up family just has to be like them because of genetics. Which they did the opposite of in season 1—with Winn, the son of the Toymaker, the guy who killed children, and with Kara, who’s Astra’s niece and was the one created Myriad.
The flopdred was the same show it always was, from the very beginning.
Just some of it people didn’t know or care about. It was the same show
throughout every season.People knew what they were getting into–it never changed.
But this? This is not the same show.