Thursday, November 12, 2015
MY THOUGHTS: Supergirl Season 1 Episode 3 "Fight or Flight"
About the Show
Supergirl is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El, 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.
Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents' help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret.
Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant. She works alongside her friend and IT technician Winn Schott and famous photgrapher James Olsen, who Grant just hired away from the Daily Planet to serve as her new art director. However, Kara's days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw, head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.
Melissa Benoist, Calista Flockhart, Chyler Leigh, Mehcad Brooks, Jeremy Jordan, David Harewood
Episode 3 - "Fight or Flight"
Supergirl's powers are tested when Reactron, one of Superman's formidable enemies, arrives in National City and targets the young hero. Also, Cat plans to run an on exposé Supergirl.
Note: This review contains NO spoilers
Well... We continue to love this show! Now into the third episode, Kara continues to establish herself as Supergirl, all the while figuring out what that means to everyone and herself. Of course, the dangers and villains continue to come out causing quite a bit of chaos. Kara soon learns that danger is not all alien-related, but that doesn't stop Supergirl from "saving the day."
What I like about this show is that Supergirl is not just a hero, she also is a person with heart. But, yet, she also wants to be her own hero, not Superman's cousin. In each episode, we witness Kara's growth in becoming Supergirl... even when Superman makes his brief appearance. But, hey, what about that hint of romance that may or may not be present and developing. Hmmm...
So far, each episode starts off where the previous episode ended...keeping a cohesive and steady flow in the unraveling of Supergirl's story from the beginning.
I don't know... I guess I just can't help but gush over this new series. I really enjoy that Kara/Supergirl is such a down-to-earth person...be it human or alien... She is a superhero with a big heart. I look forward to seeing this character develop even more into becoming a great superhero on her own volition.
'Til the next episode!
For now, here's a sneak peek at the next episode - "Livewire"
Monday Nights 8/7c on CBS