I recently watched the Supergirl/Flash musical crossover and wanted to give my thoughts on it… because Supergirl.
The musical crossover takes place near the end of the Supergirl episode (in a similar way to the DC 4-way crossover) when Music Meister attacks Supergirl, putting her into a dream state, where she lives in a musical. Let me first start off my saying Melissa Benoist looks absolutely stunning in both the dresses she wears throughout this musical episode (and the supergirl suit, but I already mentioned that earlier).
I have never watched a single episode of Glee, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I have heard a lot of people praise her singing ability. But never really searched for a clip of her singing. But I was very pleasantly surprised when I watched the musical. She has a lovely voice and near-perfect pitch.
The musical episode had a lot of light-hearted humour. But what I didn’t like about it was how the musical was justified. The writers used this episode as a way to justify Kara and Barry’s relationships. I felt that was somewhat unnucessary. I feel that they could have done a lot better to fit the musical episode in. Additionally, her sister, Alex Danvers, was completely missing from this episode. The writers had developed her relationship with Kara to much acclaim in Season 1. I just thought it was odd that she wasn’t there in the episode.
But the on-screen chemistry between Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin was just extraordinary. A lot of people have mentioned it during the Superflash/Flash crossover in Season 1 and the 4-way crossover of Season 2, and this episode was no different. There’s just something very natural about the way they interact with each other as just good friends that never fails to put a smile on my face.
I was also very surprised to find that it wasn’t only Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin that could sing. It turns out that a number of members of the case from Supergirl and The Flash can sing too. They are all incredibly talented individuals with great voices.
I wasn’t a fan of the music they sang in the episode. It was a significantly older style of music (from the 60’s). However, I do recognize talent when I see it and the cast certainly had plenty of that to go round. Great voices, and just an overall fun episode to watch. I just wish there was a better preface to this episode.
I’m not much of a fan of musicals. But this one is definitely worth a watch, especially if you follow some of the DCTV shows. The episode was definitely different, and will probably be one of the most memorable episodes this year.