Supergirl is one of the latest in a long string of superhero shows. This one focuses on the technically older cousin of Superman, and her plight as she defends National City and makes a name for herself outside the shadow of her cousin. It also shows her balancing human relationships and finding love.
Official Summary: At 12 years old, Kara Zor-El escapes doom on planet Krypton to find protection on Earth with the Danver family, where she grows up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learns to hide the extraordinary powers she shares with her cousin, Superman. Now an adult living in National City and working for media mogul Cat Grant, Kara finds her days of keeping her abilities a secret are over when super-secret agency head Hank Henshaw enlists her to help protect the city’s citizens from threats. Finally coming into her own, Kara must juggle her new responsibilities with her very human relationships.
There’s like some tension between Kara, James, and Winn, but really not that much. I mean, there’s a bit about her dating life, and family drama, and business drama, but not a ton. Maybe there will be more in the next season and/or later episodes, but there’s only a bit now.
This show is SO MUCH ACTION. It’s not the best action, but there’s a lot. For example, there was this scene I just watched where Supergirl fights this alien *gasp* and she, like, punches and hits and lasers and all that shit. I mean, it’s cool. But it’s not high-quality action. Know what I mean?
Whew, no shortage of cheese here. A lot of overly dramatic lines and scenes, things that could have been avoided, and things that are not very logical or likely to happen. Ex. She would have stopped sending out electricity when she got wet. The first few episodes were heavier on the cheese factor, but it seems to be getting better.
In the very first episode, they introduced something that perfectly sets them up for individual storylines with a big overarching plot. It’s not very creative, i.e. Revenge, Spite, Aliens with abs. However, they’ve done some of these things in a pretty good way that makes the show fun and entertaining.
I think this is overall a good show. It’s certainly not great, it’s very cheesy at times and the action is low-quality. Also, not everybody is that hot in real life. Like, if I worked at CatCo, where Supergirl has her day job, I would be so happy. I really like Kara, also. She’s awkward and goofy at times and v confused on how to be a superhero, but her heart is in the right place and she has a good head on her shoulders.
Should you watch/read this?
If you have free time and wanna just entertain yourself, go ahead! It’s fun! You’ll laugh, smile, and cringe. If you’re looking for deep and fulfilling content, this is not where you’ll find it. If you want that, ask below and I can give you some recommendations.
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