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The adventures of Superman's cousin in her own superhero career.
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 Kara Danvers / ... (43 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 James Olsen / ... (43 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Alex Danvers (43 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Winn Schott (43 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 J'onn J'onzz / ... (43 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Cat Grant (24 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Mon-El (23 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Maggie Sawyer (20 episodes, 2016-2017)

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Years ago, Krypton was about to explode and Kal-El was sent to Earth to escape that fate. However, his older cousin, Kara, was also intended to accompany the infant as his protector. Unfortunately, Kara was accidentally diverted into the timeless Phantom Zone for years before finally arriving on Earth decades later and found by her cousin who had grown into Superman. Years later, Kara Danvers is a young professional adrift in a thankless job until a fateful crisis ignites a sense of purpose using Kryptonian powers she had long hidden. Inspired, Kara decides to emulate her cousin's superheroic ways, only to find her foster sister introducing her to the secret Department of Extra-Normal Operations, dedicated to fighting alien menaces including those Kara inadvertently led to Earth. Now with such help, the Maid of Might takes her place as Earth's newest champion with new friends and enemies challenging her world. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Colleen Atwood designed the House of El coat of arms to be looked at "in flight". Melissa Benoist lay on a table during costume tests "to make sure that it looks good horizontally". See more »

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Multiple references are made by the Kryptonians to Earth's "Yellow" sun. The sun is very close to being white, but the term "yellow" does not refer to the color but rather to the photosphere temperature, which is between 4,500 and 6,000 K. Cooler stars are redder, and hotter stars are bluer. See more »

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Kara Danvers: [Season 1 Opening] When I was a child, my planet Krypton was dying. I was sent to Earth to protect my cousin. But my pod got knocked off-course and by time I got here, my cousin had already grown up and become Superman. And so I hid my powers until recently when an accident forced me to reveal myself to the world. To most people I'm assistant at Catco Worldwide Media. But in secret, I work with my adoptive sister for the DEO to protect my city from alien life and anyone else that means to cause ...
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The Warner Bros shield is colored red and blue; it is also set against the sky and a red cape brushes by it. See more »

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11 April 2016 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

Keep in mind that some shows take a while to find themselves. Arrow had the same problem during its first season. Just give the show some time before making any drastic judgements.

If there's one things that the pilot has shown us, it's that the CW should handle all DC related TV. They clearly know what they're doing, what with Arrow, Flash and iZombie. CBS already failed with the 1990 version of the Flash, and if they don't do something they're going to kill Supergirl before the show gets a chance to get off the ground.

The pilot is cheesy, and ya there are plenty of screw ups, but the overall feel for the show is good. Again, just give the show some time. It may get better, it may get worse. The only way to find out is to watch and hope for the best. And at the end of the day, this still wasn't as bad as Man of Steel.

I know this is a rare female lead in a superhero show; but does female empowerment need to be referenced continually? Why can we not have a Ripley or a Sarah Connor where gender is secondary to a character fulfilling a role? 6/10


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