G is for Cat Grant

cat grantI’m seriously behind with watching Supergirl but Cat Grant was one of the first characters I fell in love with on the show. She’s a working mother who is also CEO of her own company, CatCo Worldwide Media, which she built from scratch – in many ways she’s like white feminist goals.

Cat may seem brash and dismissive of her employees, especially her assistant Kara Danvers aka Supergirl, but she’s shown to have a softer side and when people show they are capable and do a good job she notice’s and give credit where it’s due.

I like Cat Grant so much because she’s a smart business woman who has had to work her way up through the ranks in order to really make her mark on the industry. I admire her for that and especially because she’s a high-ranking person in a male dominated industry. She stands by Supergirl and often give Kara pep-talks that may seem a bit mean but are also motivational. The scene in Red Faced where Cat takes Kara out for drinks after Kara shouted at her is great because she talks to Kara like a person and explains why you can’t get angry at work, and that especially a woman can’t get angry, and you have to figure out what’s making you angry and then deal with it. It’s a great scene and a really important moment.

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15 comments

  1. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge – where I am part of Arlee Bird’s A to Z Ambassador Team.
    How has the first week of the challenge been for you so far? Are you meeting your goals of posting and hopping to other blogs?
    My blog has a giveaway with bonus a to z challenges to encourage people to visit more stops.
    http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com
    I’ve followed your listed social media.
    Cat has been a great role model for people thus far. I hope the writers stay true to her character. She’s the wise one for Supergirl– the Gandolf, the Dumbledore, etc.

    1. Hey! Sorry it’s taken me a while to reply, it turns out your comment got sent to the spam folder – thought I’d fixed that. Anywho! The first week has been great! I’ve scheduled nearly all my posts so I’ve been able to spend my time commenting on other peoples blogs rather than worrying about my own posts 🙂

      That’s a great way to describe Cat Grant! She’ll be there to give Kara her wisdom and help in her own way but she still has her own story and flaws 😀

  2. I fell behind on Supergirl too.
    I can’t seem to catch it on cable, because I don’t watch TV. It’s all about the Netflix and Dramafever and whatever else I can watch in bed on my phone. 🙂

    And yes, Cat is one of those hate-to-love characters for me. She definitely balances out Kara whose usually ‘hunt and punch first, talk after…maybe’ types.

    1. I hate falling behind on shows when there’s no easy way to catch up! I might just wait for the boxset at this rate 🙂
      That’s right! They make a good team and they both learn from and help each other which is awesome because I’m all about female friendship in media and real life.

    1. Yeah it definitely gets better after the pilot! It’s a fun show and has some great character moments – Cat Grant is the sort of character who you might not like to start with but as the series progresses and you learn more about her she becomes more layered and even more awesome 🙂

  3. I am a little behind which is sad because I went to a fabulous Supergirl launch party. What a great character. I’ve worked with managers like her:)

    1. I hate it when I get behind on a show, no matter how much I enjoy it it’s such a struggle to catch up. Cat Grant is definitely the kind of boss I’d love though I’d probably also be a bit scared of her.

    1. That’s the problem isn’t it? There’s so many great shows and movies out there but it’s hard to watch them if you don’t have the right TV package or streaming service!
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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