Supergirl (2015– )
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Supergirl is forced to do battle with an unexpected enemy as she risks everything - including her life - to stop Non and Indigo from destroying everyone on Earth.

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Larry Teng

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Jerry Siegel (based on characters created by), Joe Shuster (based on characters created by) | 8 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Benoist ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
Mehcad Brooks ... James Olsen
Chyler Leigh ... Alex Danvers
Jeremy Jordan ... Winn Schott
David Harewood ... Hank Henshaw / J'onn J'onzz
Calista Flockhart ... Cat Grant
Peter Facinelli ... Maxwell Lord
Laura Benanti ... Alura Zor-El
Jenna Dewan ... Lucy Lane (as Jenna Dewan Tatum)
Helen Slater ... Eliza Danvers
Chris Vance ... Non
Laura Vandervoort ... Indigo
Glenn Morshower ... General Sam Lane
Malina Weissman ... Young Kara Zor-El
Briana Venskus ... Agent Vasquez
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Supergirl is forced to do battle with an unexpected enemy as she risks everything - including her life - to stop Non and Indigo from destroying everyone on Earth.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The "Champagne Trick" that Kara does at the end of the episode is a reference to the same trick that Superman does in Superman II (1980) when he invites Lois to the Fortress of Solitude. See more »

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Supergirl struggled greatly to lift Fort Rozz, which was said to weigh 1 million tons. This really shouldn't have been a problem, considering that she nearly effortlessly lifted "a million tons of condensed dwarf star matter" at the Fortress of Solitude in a previous episode. See more »

Quotes

J'onn J'onzz: You didn't say goodbye to your sister.
Supergirl: If I say goodbye, I'm never leaving.
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Features Supergirl: Worlds Finest (2016) See more »

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One Call Away (feat. Tyga) [Remix]
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Performed by Charlie Puth
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Season One
30 June 2019 | by zkonedogSee all my reviews

As a huge fan of "Smallville" and everything Superman, I was obviously intrigued by this show. However, I was worried that it was going to be little more than a "girl power" show and be rather vapid. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happen. It only took me two episodes to determine this will not continue to be on my DVR schedule each week.

For a basic plot summary, "Supergirl" tells the story of Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist), a Kryptonian sent to Earth just after her super-powered cousin. Kara ends up in National City, where she doesn't choose to cultivate her super-abilities and instead works as basically a gopher for media mogul Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart). Finally fed up with being pushed-around, Kara decides to don the infamous read and blue skirt/cape and begin her superhero existence. She is helped in this task by James (not Jimmy) Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) and sister Alex (Chyler Leigh).

There are three specific reasons why "Supergirl" is doomed to fail:

1. The "girl power" theme will get CBS a lot of nice press, but it can't carry a show. Developed characters and interesting plots carry shows, and "Supergirl" has neither. Through two episodes, there seems to be no compelling core to the show, and the acting (besides Benoist) is terrible Flockhart and David Harewood (who had a great turn on Homeland a few years ago) must be embarrassed to be put into their strange roles.

2. Every celluloid iteration of Supergirl has failed because she is a "second fiddle" character to Superman. There is very little original about her story. She has the same character arc and powers as her super-cousin, and he is always first, so to speak. The Supergirl movie failed after the Christopher Reeve Superman films, and this show will fail because "Smallville" was just so much better. This has nothing new or interesting to offer.

3. Finally, CBS is a procedural machine right now (besides "Person of Interest", and even that show had to "trick" the network into believing in it). The "eye" network could care less about taking chances on long-term or interesting-concept shows. Instead, everything must fit into their slick, technology-heavily, flashy-looking formula. That's exactly what "Supergirl" is too: shallow plot, hollow characters, all with a veneer of slickness that will quickly wear off.

Simply put, I'm disappointed that CBS is taking such a generic, short-sighted approach to this property, but I wonder if this was doomed to failure from the beginning. There just isn't enough "oomph" in the Supergirl storyline to sustain any sort of storytelling convention...serialized, procedural, or what have you. This will be one of those shows that gets a lot of buzz...and then is quietly cancelled after its initial 13 episode order.


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