I like Supergirl
There I said it.
Supergirl has pushed above and beyond the other CW shows.
Kara is so full of sunshine that even
Barry Allen (the Flash) can seem grim in comparison.
Still, there are serious elements
that tackle real life issues,
ranging from immigration to gender inequality to even genocide.
The above scene was so much fun because at the time Supergirl was airing on CBS.
Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) returned to the show Monday evening in time to face off
invading alien queen (Terry Hatcher),
a female U.S. President (Lynda Carter),
and an evil genius (Brenda Strong).
More importantly she provided the nurturing Kara needed
... and the sarcastic wit I've missed.
But the core of the show is
the loving relationship between two sisters.
It is stressed that powers do not make a hero.
It is what you do with what you have.
Chyler Leigh and Floriana Lima
in their romance
something healing to viewers
struggling with their own sexuality
in the real world.
It is beautifully, sensitively portrayed,
giving lesbian viewers
heroes to identify with.
Braving attacks from critics,
Supergirl might be the most
politically courageous superhero show on TV..
Show-runner Andrew Kresiberg acknowledged that
“Our desire is to reflect back not just the world that we live in, but the world that we could live in.”
Supergirl’s second season has focused heavily on the rights of undocumented aliens like Kara,
a not-so-subtle allegory for the country’s contentious immigration debate.
The pilot featured Kara’s boss,
Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart), discussing the feminist implications of branding the new superhero “Supergirl” instead of “Superwoman.”
When asked if the series is political, Kreisberg retorted,
“Is it political to say that we believe all people should be treated fairly,
that people who are different from us deserve
the same respect and rights and privileges we have?”
“The primary directive is to tell stories about characters that people care about,” he continued.
“If you just wanted to be political and you didn’t have that, nobody would care.”
Lastly, the Supergirl show is not afraid to have fun with itself!