I have to be completely honest, I wasn’t looking forward to begin watching Supergirl, not being a DC fan, was one of the main reasons why. I always thought that Superman was a bit too powerful, too good to be liked, if that makes any sense.
But I’m glad that I watched, Supergirl Season 1 was a lot of fun, maybe not as solid as The Flash or Arrow ( which I’ll cover in the future), but with tons of great moments and action scenes.
In the first episode, we meet Kara Danvers or Kara Zor-El, that will be known as Supergirl, working for Cat Grant at Catco, Kara is a shy assistant, trying to appease her ever so angry boss.
The relationship of Kara and Cat Grant was great, the actress that plays Cat Grant, Calista Flockhart, did an amazing job with the character, she is witty, mean, funny and has the right dose of emotions in her scenes with Kara/Supergirl.
She is the cousin of Superman, but when he escape pod from Krypton was traveling through the galaxy, it was hit by asteroids and sent off course, that delayed her getting to Earth by 24 years.
When she finally gets to Earth, she gets adopted by the Danvers family, consisted of Alex, and her parents Jeremiah and Eliza. The very cool part is that Jeremiah Danvers is played by Dean Cain, the actor who played Superman in the 90’s TV Show.
Supergirl in the first couple episodes, catches the eye of the DEO and her adoptive sister, Alex Danvers, is a member of the DEO, an agency tasked to protect Earth from alien threats, and after finding out that her adoptive sister works there, mainly to protect her too, she meets the Director of the DEO, Hank Henshaw, that it is in fact the Martian Manhunter, a shapeshifter alien that was being hunted by the DEO in the past, and after the death of the real Hank Henshaw, takes over his life.
The first couple of episodes are full of introductions, at the DEO and more importantly at Catco, where Kara meets Winn and Jimmy Olsen, both who will cause a bit of love triangle in the first half of the Season.
Jimmy Olsen becomes a very important character in the show, his relationship with Supergirl grows in every episode, and with Winn, they make the show a lot more diverse, when Supergirl has to be Kara Danvers and not just fly towards a threat all the time.
I don’t hate the romance aspect of the show, can’t say that I love it too, it is there and with the superheroes TV shows nowadays ( The Flash, Arrow, Black Lightning ,etc), it is to be expected.
But after the first 2 or 3 episodes, we get to see more action in the show, and Supergirl in action against some super powered villains, the special effects in the show were great, the fight scenes are very cool and not for one moment they looked cheap or not well acted.
The main villains of Season are Astra and her husband’s Non, Astra is Kara Zor-El’s aunt and wants to implement a program called Myriad, which it would turn humans into mindless people that will act on verbal command.
I won’t spoil the ending of Season 1 but I can say that Astra and her husband were very good, menacing antagonists with clear goals, and that helps in the enjoyment of the show, before watching, I was reluctant because Supergirl had a chance to be “too vanilla”of a show, but a good villain always makes for a good show, and that happens to Supergirl Season 1, the show has his “vanilla” moments but the action scenes and the grow of Kara Danvers/Supergirl is very enjoyable to watch.
7.5 out of 10. Strong first Season, interesting charactres plus a great ending.