Review of Supergirl

Sundays, 8:00 PM ET on The CW

60 minutes

SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.
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Dec 15, 2015 8:15PM EST
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Supergirl, for all its high-budget CG and effects is actually the most Retro modern drama I've seen in the past ... decade.
While the vast majority of hero shows, Gotham, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Arrow, to name a few try to differ from previous formats by embracing a more dark, gritty, semi-realistic format, Supergirl is actually more like Ash vs Evil Dead in the sense that it embraces its roots and its campyness. Its a feel-good uplifting superhero show that aside from its fresh cast and reverse gender protagonist, is almost the exact same show as Dean Cain's Superman from the 90s. Kara Danvers isn't afraid to speak her mind, including lines that no modern superhero would ever say. Corny things. Things that Cisco would facepalm himself if the Flash ever said. But this isn't bad. It actually works for Supergirl and its made for a truly fun little Monday show.
You've also got the return of some Iconic DC characters whom who haven't seen gracing live-action TV yet. Definitely would recommend Supergirl if you like Hero shows.

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