Supergirl Twenty-four-year-old Kara Zor-El, who was taken in by the Danvers family when she was 13
after being sent away from Krypton, must learn to embrace her powers after previously hiding them.
The Danvers teach her to be careful with her powers, until she has to reveal them during an unexpected
disaster, setting her on her journey of heroism.
nitially, I would have been ready to vote this one star, just like so many others here; I thought it was trashy. But episodes four and five have completely redeemed it, and given us a glimpse of what this show could be.
There has been some mishandling in general here. Thanks to the incredibly iffy pilot, a lot of the live audience has already been lost.
I would say that this can be regained, if the right cards are played. There is a huge disparity between the quality of the more recent episodes and the first few,
which suggested a vapid show that didn’t seem to be about anything at all. No central focus, Supergirl appearing out of nowhere suddenly, villains getting thrown in and tossed off one by one etc, random conversations that seemed to go nowhere.
All that’s gone now. We have great dialogue, a cast that’s working well together. Melissa is fantastic, getting better as the show goes on. Supergirl as a character hasn’t been presented this strongly before. The 1984 version certainly had some good moments, but this show is really outdoing it now.
Helen Slater is great. The rest of the cast is working well too, and Peter Facinelli is being built up to be a great villain. The growing dynamic between Cat and Supergirl is surprising, intelligently written and interesting. Again, what once seemed simple and insipid, has expanded quickly into new dimensions.