The adventures of Superman's cousin in her own superhero career.
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Melissa Benoist ...  Kara Danvers / ... 126 episodes, 2015-2021
Chyler Leigh ...  Alex Danvers / ... 109 episodes, 2015-2021
David Harewood ...  J'onn J'onzz / ... 109 episodes, 2015-2021
Mehcad Brooks ...  James Olsen / ... 91 episodes, 2015-2019
Katie McGrath ...  Lena Luthor 79 episodes, 2016-2021
Jeremy Jordan ...  Winn Schott / ... 68 episodes, 2015-2020
Jesse Rath ...  Querl Dox / ... 51 episodes, 2018-2021

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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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For the exterior shots of Lord Technologies headquarters, a shot of Berlin/Germany's Central Station with a mounted Lord logo is used. See more »

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Sometimes a green light can be seen in the reflection of Kara's glasses. This is due to the anti-reflective coating on the glasses and it's not a reflection of a green screen. See more »

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[season 3 intro]
Kara Danvers: My name is Kara Zor-El. I'm from Krypton. I'm a refugee on this planet. I was sent to Earth to protect my cousin. But my pod got knocked off course, and by the time I got here, my cousin had already grown up and become Superman. I hid who I really was, until one day when an accident forced me to reveal myself to the world. To most people, I'm a reporter at CatCo Worldwide Media, but in secret, I work with my adopted sister for the DEO to protect my city from alien life and ...
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Crazy Credits

A few episodes which majorly involve the Red Daughter (a clone of Supergirl raised in the Russian region of Kaznia), have a different title card for her appear briefly ("Red Daughter" in Russian with her shield symbol) before changing back to Supergirl's original title card. See more »

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Version of Superman vs. The Elite (2012) See more »

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Supergirl has a lot of potential and a lot of promise, but that's all it has.
23 April 2016 | by lnvictaSee all my reviews

For what it's trying to be, Supergirl is a great show. It's family-friendly and PC in every possible way (to the point of shoving it down our throats) and it's actually a lot of fun... sometimes. In between the cheesy dialogue and grating pop singles, there are some very cool moments in Supergirl. There's a potentially great antihero in Maxwell Lord, a promising cast altogether, oh, and J'onn freakin' J'onzz - far and away the best thing about the show. There is clever dialogue sprinkled around and a few character beats do pay off in the finale, but the best episodes are the oddballs. The White Martian versus The Green Martian, The Flash crossover (I do hope they do more because their chemistry was phenomenal), creepy freak-of-the-weeks like Toyman, threatening villains like Non - that's the kind of badass comic book hero stuff I want to see. Not awkward banter between a love triangle (or rectangle) or them degrading Superman in every possible respect (it's funny when they instant message but literally every other reference to Clark puts him in a negative light).

It's a show with potential, and if it is to continue, some things need to go. Tone down the overtly PC writing, get rid of the pop songs, give the effects department a bigger budget, overall more action, less talking, and this could be a winner. But as of right now, Supergirl has all the potential in the world. And that's all it has.


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