Based on the DC Comics it is about time that Supergirl, who has the same powers as her more famous cousin Superman, gets some attention and screen time. It is filled with positive messages and role models. Surprisingly the season is filled with emotional moments that will have you tearing up on occasion. Another difference is that the superpowers of the lead character are not hidden. They are divulged right from the beginning.
Acting is fairly strong with some known entities in the cast. Newcomer Melissa Benoist has been tasked with portraying Supergirl and does well with a character that demands of her to be a believable superhero while at the same time a socially awkward human. A nice update of the classic character.
There is a lot of action. But that is not necessarily the focal point of the series. It is more about the human element with all the characters having issues and as a result being quite relatable. An equal amount of joy and pain (light and dark) in the series with an occasional addressing of some rather heavy topics.
With their home planet of Krypton on the verge of total destruction cousins Superman and Kara Zor-El escape. They get separated and Kara Zor-El (played by Melissa Benoist) finds herself lost for two years in the Phantom Zone whereas Superman gets to Earth immediately. Once on Earth she is raised by her adoptive family, the Danvers. Growing up she learned to hide her superpowers.
Now she is twenty-four and lives in National City. She is working as an assistant to Cat Grant (played by Calista Flockhart), a bigwig at Catgo Worldwide Media. Now a little older and wiser she decides to instead of hiding her powers to embrace them. Kara is going to use them to make the world a safer place. With the help of her sister Alex (played by Chyler Leigh), Daily Planet photographer James Olsen (played by Mehcad Brooks) and top secret government department tasked with protecting Earth from aliens, Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO) she is going to be the hero she was meant to be.
-2015 Comic-Con Panel: Warner Bros
-The Man From Mars: Superman once described J’onn J’onzz as “the most powerful being on the face of the Earth.”
-A World Left Behind: Krypton