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Supergirl 

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The adventures of Superman's cousin in her own superhero career.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Melissa Benoist ...  Kara Danvers / ... 81 episodes, 2015-2019
Mehcad Brooks ...  James Olsen / ... 80 episodes, 2015-2019
Chyler Leigh ...  Alex Danvers 80 episodes, 2015-2019
David Harewood ...  J'onn J'onzz / ... 80 episodes, 2015-2019
Jeremy Jordan ...  Winn Schott 65 episodes, 2015-2018
Katie McGrath ...  Lena Luthor 50 episodes, 2016-2019
Chris Wood ...  Mon-El 45 episodes, 2016-2018
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Storyline

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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Worlds clash. Heroes unite. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Supergirl See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)

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16:9 HD
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Melissa Benoist cited Susan Sontag and Gloria Steinem as inspirations for her portrayal of Supergirl. A feminist, Steinem was notably a huge fan of Wonder Woman. See more »

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Flashbacks set on Krypton and the opening credits show that Kara Zor-el does not have pierced ears. The adult, invulnerable Supergirl does. See more »

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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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Becoming more like a soap
14 October 2017 | by ken-1273See all my reviews

Season 1 was quite good and held well to the superhero genre. Season 2 started well but drifted deeply into interpersonal drama. Season 3 started the way season 2 ended, with less emphasis on the superhero and deeply into character emotions/relationships and social issues. These are important discussions, to be sure, but I watch superhero shows to see action and fun, not for deep emotion or for a critical societal exposé.

Frankly I don't care who's straight, gay, engaged, in love, depressed, happy or psychotic unless it directly relates to the villain:heroine story line. Supergirl has, seemingly, fallen to influences (pressures?) far from the original comic book universe. It has become a soap opera.


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