The Dangers of Marketing Supergirl as a Romantic Comedy

CBS released the first trailer for Supergirl this week and it feels all too similar to the Black Widow SNL skit. The trailer has all the trappings of a romantic comedy. Kara (Supergirl) gets coffee for her boss, has a hot best friend who’s affection she doesn’t notice, is speechless around hunk Jimmy Olsen and has a giant apartment she could never afford. The trailer becomes more serious at the end but is undercut by a cheesy pop ballad.

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