Friday, November 27, 2015
JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Supergirl Season 1 Episode 4 - "How Does She Do It?"
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 ageny 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 4 - How Does She Do It?
Kara's two identities are stretched thin when Supergirl must protect National City from a series of bombings and Kara is tasked with babysitting Cat's son, Carter. Also, James is conflicted when his ex-girlfriend Lucy Lane seeks to rekindle their relationship.
Note: This review contains NO spoilers
What a mind bend! Someone is watching Supergirl! The question is... "who?" Hmmm... With the influx of villains for Supergirl to tackle, we have learned that these villains could either be alien and/or human. But, boy, does Kara have a lot on her "plate"...haha! Although Kara has established herself as to being Supergirl, she feel that she has to take on "everything." However, the people in her life tell her otherwise. Yup, Kara is still learning as she "comes" into her own as a superhero and as Kara Danvers...Cat's assistant.
As more bomb threats appear, Supergirl finds herself "spread out too thin." She learns that she can't do everything or save everyone. In the end, Kara learns that Supergirl needs help from time to time. However, Supergirl has to determine which danger to tackle first and hand off to those who can help, such as the DEO.
On the other side, Kara's feelings for James keeps growing...It's also apparent that James does have some feelings developing for Kara as well. But, Lucy Lane (Jenna Dewan Tatum) is still in town trying to win James back. With all the dangers appearing, will James and Lucy's romance be rekindled!?! Well, how cliché would that be...haha! But, it worked, especially when it comes to matters of the heart.
Supergirl figures out who is behind these bombings...another villain, maybe!?! Hmmm...why?
The casting for this show is great! Love how Calista Flockhart and Peter Facinelli portrays their characters...on top of the rest of the cast. The casting for these characters is perfect! The show is compelling, yet funny; dramatic, yet light-hearted. It is definitely a family show that is worth watching.
'Til the next episode!
Well, for now, let's get a sneak peek at Episode 6 - "Red Faced"
Monday Nights 8/7c on CBS