TV Review

Published on July 6th, 2017 | by Richard Boom


Review: Supergirl Flies Solo with S01

As we follow the twenty-four-year-old Kara Danvers, who seems to lead a normal life at first glance, but comes from the planet Krypton, we notice there is something brewing… Kara has come to a point in her life that she needs to embrace her powers which she was forced to repress for years, to now save her city.

Synopsis Supergirl – Season 1:
At the age of twelve, Kara, Supergirl, escapes from the planet Krypton. On earth, she is received lovingly by the Danvers family, who take her in as part of the family. Kara grows up in the company of her foster sister, Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh, Taxi Brooklyn, Gray’s Anatomy) and keeps her powers hidden all the time. She is sure that the world does not need any other hero like her big nephew. At the age of twenty four, Kara lives in National City and works for media grate Cat Grant (Calista Flockheart, Ally McBeal, The Birdcage). Her help is invoked by Hank Henshaw (David Harewood; Homeland, Blood Diamond). He appears to be the topman of a super secret agency where her sister is also active. Henshaw needs both Alex and Kara to protect the city from dangerous threats. Kara is forced to expose her secret and decides to use her powers in the name of the city and its inhabitants.

There is no way back after that!!

As we are taking that small peek into the secret life of Kara, we also get a peek at her family (especially her sister, who has her own secrets) and friends and even get to know Kara’s boss, Cat Grant, who is constantly reveling her own ego and setting out to be thé media-outlet with all the ins and outs on Supergirl.

So with Kara developing a backbane, her own persona and upon releasing her Supergirl-persona also ‘creating’ her own band of supervillains, this first season feels refreshing and revitalizing. Even the Flash-crossover feels as fresh as the first time you get to meet your teenage friends.

This also sparks the ONLY negative vibe I can find in that this feels like it is targeted mainly on teenagers, with their own set of feelings like teenangst, teen spirit and teen problems. And this is odd since Kara is a a mature woman or at least SHOULD be based on her age. So why act like a 16-year-old, I have no idea!

Other then that, it is fun to see all the little secrets come out and play and even shed a tad more light on why Kara is younger then Superman and why she is lying low, while Superman is out doing all the superhero-stuff.

All in all: fun first season and it is great to have a light-hearted show with Arrow and Gotham being too dark and well… Flash is too time-confusing!

Release date: July 12, 2017
Play Duration: 20 episodes of 42 minutes
Kijkwijzer: 12 years, violence

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About the Author

Richard is the driving force behind Comics for Sinners. His love and admiration for female comic book characters is virtually unparalleled, which immediately explains his biggest 'sin': his Hot Mummy fetish. This sketchbook theme is philogynistic in nature and even the source of his WIP comic book series "The Sisterhood".

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