Stargirl - Full season thread *spoilers*

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  1. Jul 7, 2020 #121 of 248
    mr.unnatural

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    Why would you assume that? I can't imagine the budget for Stargirl is any more extravagant than any of the other DC shows on The CW. I'd bet that The CW has more revenue from advertising than the DCU since they rely on subscriptions only, but that's just a WAG on my part.

    I would assume that one of the other streaming services will pick up Stargirl at some point. Netflix currently airs the bulk of all CW shows while other shows air on HBO Max, The CW streaming service, and CBS All Access. Since it was just announced that Stargil will be moving to The CW and away from the DCU streaming service I figure it's just a matter of time before one of the other services picks it up.
     
  2. Jul 7, 2020 #122 of 248
    morac

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    I’m just going based on how the FX shots look as well as the filming locations. The FX look better than they do on other CW DC shows and Stargirl was filmed in multiple cities in mutiple states, while most of the other shows with the exception of Black Lightning are filmed in Vancouver.

    Before I posted I did a quick Internet search and my assumptions were correct. Stargirl did have a bigger budget than other CW shows.

    Stargirl: The CW's Newest Series Could Be Its Best Yet

     
  3. Jul 8, 2020 #123 of 248
    JYoung

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    Not sure where you're getting this but Stargirl is filmed in and around Atlanta, GA (as is Black Lightning).
    There's no multiple citles in multiple states filming for this show.

    (Granted, the FX do look better.)
     
  4. Jul 8, 2020 #124 of 248
    morac

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    I saw it was filmed in Dallas and Atlanta and assumed that meant Texas and Georgia. I didn’t realize there is a Dallas, Georgia.

    DC's Stargirl Locations

    Still as my other link shows, Stargirl has a larger budget than the CW shows.
     
  5. Jul 9, 2020 #125 of 248
    Shakhari

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    Supergirl was great its first season on CBS and clearly suffered from moving to the CW. That said, Stargirl is likely to continue having 13-episode seasons, so maybe the quality won't decline that much.
     
  6. Jul 9, 2020 #126 of 248
    cheesesteak

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    Atlanta? Anything to do with Tyler Perry's giant studio area?
     
  7. Jul 9, 2020 #127 of 248
    trainman

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    Today I learned morac has me on ignore.

     
  8. Jul 9, 2020 #128 of 248
    JYoung

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    I don't know. I haven't researched that to find out.

    That said, Georgia has been offering a number of tax breaks for production companies to shoot in the state for a number of years now.

    (Also, I suspect that one other reason that Black Lightning shoots in Atlanta is that it's easier to get a number of African American actors and extras than it is in Vancouver.)
     
  9. Jul 9, 2020 #129 of 248
    Johncv

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    You do realize that when Netflix contract end with CW everything on CW will stream on HBOmax.
     
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    Is the budget bigger because it's a first season? Pilot episodes are expensive as wardrobe, sets, etc.. all need to be created. I'm not interested enough to research first season budgets myself, more of a question if you took that into consideration.
     
  11. mr.unnatural

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    I wasn't aware of that, but OK. I was just indicating what shows are currently being streamed on the existing services.
     
  12. trainman

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    Speaking of extras, a few "Stargirl" episodes back, I couldn't help notice that the Blue Valley High cheerleading squad seemed a bit more diverse than one would normally expect for small-town Nebraska. (Not a complaint on my part... just another sign that the show films in the Atlanta area.)
     
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  13. LoREvanescence

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    I wouldn't say the casting has anything to do with where the show is filmed. My guess would be they purposely casted extras for diversity. Which is a good thing.
     
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  14. JYoung

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    It can depending on the story they're trying to tell.
    There aren't as many Black Canadian actors in Vancouver as they make up about 0.9% of the population of the Vancouver area and about 1% of Canadians in general.
    So less of a pool to cast from for secondary roles and extras.
    (A certain percentage of the actors have to be Canadian citizens or residents plus it costs more to bring in actors from the States.)

    Which can make it an issue if you're trying to to do a drama about an African American Superhero and his African American neighborhood.
    Where as filming in Atlanta makes this far less an issue.

    Now if you want to film an Asian neighborhood, far less of a problem as Vancouver's about 30% Asian.
     
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    Today's episode ended with not one but two cliff hangers.

    Next weeks episode is going to leave some people with some serious explaining to do.

    Not much for fighting action. We got to see Brainwaves origin story and Courtney trying to recruit Henry.

    Also, can anyone explain to me what happened with the Janitor and the Cosmic Staff.
     
  16. JYoung

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    "Justin the Janitor" is not all there and is conflating the Cosmic Staff with something else.

    We also got the full Seven Soldiers of Victory (at least their photograph) in this episode although I couldn't help but notice that Green Arrow and Speedy weren't identified as well as the Shining Knight.

    Yolanda has very good reason to distrust Henry and her reaction was quite believable.

    Call me crazy, but I don't think Junior killed the lawyer. I think Dad did.
     
  17. LoREvanescence

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    Is Justin the Janitor the Shining Night?

    Also, what was the trigger that finally woke up Henry Sr.
     
  18. cheesesteak

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    I thought this episode was mostly a snooze fest other than for the two surprises at the end. Baby Brainwave isn't all that interesting.
     
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    Really? Didn't he dig a little deeper is his last altercation with Yolanda after the conversation with Courtney? Seems like he's on a path where he may recognize Courtney is not the bad guy, and maybe that it really is gray and not black and white. That's probably more character development than we usually see in these sorts of shows, if true.
     
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    Prediction: Baby Brainwave and baby Icicle will join the JSA to fight their fathers.
     

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