DC Power Hour: Gotham and Supergirl

Ever since the upfronts and the revelation that Gotham and Supergirl would be airing in the same time slot as Gotham (8pm on Mondays thank you very much) people have been in an uproar.

Who is going to win?

Gotham versus Supergirl.

Why does everything have to be a competition? Shouldn’t comic fans be THRILLED that another comic based show is in primetime?

One article from Entertainment Weekly caught my attention (and not in a good way):

Biggest time period catfight this fallSupergirl vs. Gotham at Mondays at 8 p.m. DC Comics critics have always said the company is its own worst enemy, but this fall it’s literally true! –  “Upfronts 2015: The Best & Worst Fall TV Decisions.”

These Shows? Enemies? NO! I whole-heartedly DISAGREE! They are aimed at two very different audiences. That is BRILLIANT. Both shows are doing something that the comic industry wants…bringing in fans who have never cared about comics.

Supergirl is bright, shiny, fun, and being led by a Glee star. It’s aimed at tween and teenage girls (Heck, 20-somethings) as a showcase for the comic-tinged girl power they’ve been looking for. This is a strategic move to increase the female comic fan base.

However, this is not Gotham’s agenda. Gotham doesn’t hide the fact that it is dark, bloody, and twisted.  This is a show about the dark underbelly of a city that necessitates the vigilante superhero Batman, while serving the police procedural crowd. This show got people LIKE ME to watch a comic show because it starts before the capes come out.

 Let’s do a little comparison.

First – The Gotham trailer from May 2014

Blood. Storyline teases. Guns. The Wayne Murder. Evil laughs. People being hit with baseball bats. 4 classic (and 1 new) villains introduced. Darkness (but there will be light). Ominous music and sound effects. All in 30 seconds.

Next – The Supergirl trailer from May 2015

A quick background on Superman. Poppy music. Young professionals. Jimmy (excuse me, James) Olsen. A flight lesson. A feminist lecture. Chinese takeout. Dress up. A bulletproof discovery. Another Superman lesson. An emotional smackdown. The shirt rip. A girl-power theme song. Explosion. Up, up and away. All in six and a half minutes.

These two shows aren’t on the same planet, let alone aimed at the same demo.

While I’m not saying the audiences for these 2 shows can’t crossover (hello DVR!), I don’t see them as direct competition fighting to “win the hour”.

Oh, and ladies? If you’re looking for girl power try these Gotham City Sirens on for size:

Selina. A teenage runaway who works both sides of the law.

Selina Kyle - Gotham vs. Supergirl - www.legendsofgotham.com

Lee. Or Dr. Thompkins who has helped Jim Gordon solve some major crimes.

Dr. Leslie Thompkins - Gotham vs. Supergirl - www.legendsofgotham.com

Barbara. Don’t be fooled, she’s a pitbull in a ball gown.

Barbara Kean - Gotham vs. Supergirl - www.legendsofgotham.com

Fish. This is one mob boss you do NOT want to cross.

Fish Mooney - Gotham vs. Supergirl - www.legendsofgotham.com

There really is no comparison. This fall on Mondays when you sit down to get your comic fix on the small screen remember there is room for everyone.

-Anne Marie

#33 – Season 1 Listener Roundtable (DCTV Podcasts Fundraiser for the Winship Cancer Institute)

We’re joined by constant listeners Rebecca Johnson (of Supergirl Radio) and Bobby Hawke to talk Season 1 of GOTHAM. Listen to our marathon 2-hour marathon to raise money for the Winship Cancer Institute with our partners/friends from the DCTV Podcasts megafeed.

Show Notes



What is Winship?

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is located in Atlanta, Georgia. Its history dates back to 1937 and since then, it has earned a reputation of not only being a state-of-the-art facility for cancer treatment, it is also a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, allowing for research in the areas of bone marrow transplantation, breast cancer, head and neck cancer, lung cancer, brain cancer, and many others. For more information, please visit winshipcancer.emory.edu

What is the DC TV Podcasts: Cancer Research Fundraiser?

On Friday, May 8, 2015, DC TV Podcasts made the formal announcement about the podcast circle’s 1st fundraiser for cancer research with hosts of Quiver: The Green Arrow Podcast, The Flash Podcast, Legends of Gotham and Supergirl RadioThe event will be hosted atmixlr.com/dctvpodcasts and will kick off at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST on Saturday, May 16 with all four shows running into the evening that will be concluded with the first ever DC TV Podcasts Assemble show featuring hosts from all the four podcasts. For more information, click here to read the press release.

How to Donate:

Go to the DC TV Podcasts’ fundraising page for the Winship 5K.


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Greetings Gothamites! How is everyone doing during the hiatus? We are handling it okay over here. To help us get through it we are participating in a DC TV Podcasts Fundraiser this weekend to benefit the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University!

What and When

This event will be a marathon of podcasts on Saturday May 16th starting at 2pm EST. Each of the podcasts (Legends of Gotham, The Flash Podcast, Supergirl Radio, and Quiver: The Green Arrow Podcast) will stream for 2 hours before coming together to wrap it up.

The reason we have chosen to raise money for Winship Cancer Institute is because our friend and fellow podcaster Rebecca Johnson (Supergirl Radio). Over the past year and a half Rebecca has spent a lot of time at Winship through her treatments for breast cancer.  Check out a glimpse into her story and Winship below.

How you can help

1) DONATE! No donation is too small to help us reach our goal of $500 for this weekend. http://www.dctvpodcasts.com/Fundraiser/

2) Spread the word! We understand that you may not have the money to help right now, but please consider sharing this information so that someone else can.

#32 – The King of Gotham

(S01E22) Did you ever notice Fishes love water? She lands bolted and ready (with surrogate daughter). Does Barbara need mental help from Jim’s gal? She’s got too much crazy for Lee to corral. What men have secrets? Usually dads. Does Ed Nygma’s secret make him feel bad? When will the new king of Gotham strike? In the season finale “All Happy Families Are Alike”.

Show Notes

“All Happy Families are Alike” Ratings

Bruno Heller talks Season 2

Gotham Speed Painting

Robin Lord Taylor on The Nerdist

Cory Michael Smith for Critic’s Choice Award


Thomas Wayne as the original Batman:

Thomas Wayne as the original Batman
Thomas Wayne as the original Batman

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