Unlike the recent huge hit feature film, Wonder Woman, The DC Comics/CW series Supergirl is not about female power. Instead, after the promise of season one, the sophomore season went downhill.
Superman’s cousin SupergirlKara Danvers (played by Melissa Benoist) left her home planet before it is destroyed. She is to be her younger cousin’s bodyguard on Earth. Something happened that caused her to be rerouted to the timeless Phantom Zone. Her cousin Superman made it to Earth and grows up there.
She arrives on Earth decades later. Begins to work as a professional in mundane job. One day something occurs that causes her to use her powers that she has kept hidden. Once revealed she begins to model herself on her cousin becoming Supergirl.
Supergirl begins to work for the secret organization, Department of Extra-Normal Operations, which wages battle against alien menaces to Earth.
All the potential in the story is sabotaged by the poor writing. It also feels like those behind the series are not really fans of the comic books. Season two has become like a soap opera. Very cheesy. Plus it is rather sexist at times. Plot holes pop up everywhere and are not dealt with. Too bad as this had plenty of potential to be strong female character that young women everywhere could look up to.
The episodes on this set are:
01 The Adventures of Supergirl
02 The Last Children of Krypton
03 Welcome to Earth
07 The Darkest Places
09 Supergirl Lives
10 We Can Be Heroes
11 The Martian Chronicles
13 Mr and Mrs Mxyzptlk
17 Distant Sun
18 Ace Reporter
20 City of Lost Children
22 Nevertheless, She Persisted
- Supergirl: 2016 Comic-Con Panel
- Supergirl: Alien Fight Night
- Aliens Among Us
- A Conversation with Andrew Kreisberg and Kevin Smith
- Supergirl Lives Audio Commentary featuring Andrew Kreisberg and Kevin Smith
- Did You Know facts for fans
- Digital Copy