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SUPERGIRL: Stronger Together

Supergirl’s second episode (“The Last Child of Krypton”) doesn’t leave anything to the imagination. Its overarching theme is clear: family’s family—even those who are chosen and not blood—and no one gets anywhere or accomplishes anything alone. (You hear that, Trump?) Rifts are not in short supply: Cat’s leaving CatCo. Alex and Kara have a fight. […]

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SUPERGIRL’s Fresh Start

The first episode (“The Adventures of Supergirl”) of Supergirl on the CW—to borrow a metaphor from Cat Grant—dove right in. A couple of quick changes: the DEO is no longer underground and Winn (Jeremy Jordan) fulfills his Geek potential as a new employee of the DEO (“Challenge accepted”—how perfectly Barney Stinson.). Clark Kent/Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) […]

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Hope and Heart Save the Day on SUPERGIRL

Supergirl’s 20th episode (its season finale, “Better Angels”) did what this show does best: pulled at heartstrings and inspired. Time and again, the message is that good can triumph over evil and that darkness doesn’t win, no matter the odds. The bond between all of the characters is strong. And in the end, it’s that […]

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SUPERGIRL: Choosing Hope Over Fear

Supergirl’s nineteenth episode (“Myriad”) did an excellent job of focusing on the human issues behind Non’s mind-control weapon. It throws together an unlikely team: Supergirl, Cat, and Maxwell. On the surface, it seems like an odd mix, but they work together surprisingly well. When Myriad starts, Kara fights Maxima (who is bitter about Kal-El) and […]

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SUPERGIRL: The Past Is Always Present

Supergirl’s 17th episode (“Manhunter”) is all about assumptions and revelations. It is also about picking sides, and there’s a clear-cut good side and bad side—although, everyone has their reasons. Lucy Lane and a Colonel James Harper show up at the DEO to interrogate Hank, whose powers are conveniently kept in check by a nifty little […]

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SUPERGIRL: Good Girl Goes Bad

Episode 16 of Supergirl (“Falling”) was interesting in terms of revelation and character development. After being exposed to Red Kryptonite, Kara turns malicious, mean, snarky, and wild. But what’s most interesting is how she unleashes her inner Mean Girl. The change starts off gradually. Kara shows up to CatCo, dressed like a sexier version of […]

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Secrets Come Out on SUPERGIRL

Episode 15 of Supergirl (“Solitude”) is rife with connections, quips, and revelations. There were some hilarious lines, and I am now fully on board the Winn train—and not just because he mentioned Doctor Who. Alex is carrying around an entire universe of guilt still over Astra’s death. Kara refuses to return to the DEO, since […]

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Truth and Chains on SUPERGIRL

Supergirl’s 14th episode (“Truth, Justice and the American Way”) draws attention to how a person’s truth affects their actions. For Non, his truth is simple: to honor his deceased wife Astra, he includes Kara in her funeral rites. The sky burial is swift and yet heart-wrenching, purposefully airborne to symbolize that the Kryptonians may live […]

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Choices and Family on SUPERGIRL

Supergirl’s 13th episode (“For the Girl Who Has Everything”) had a surprising amount of emotional weight for a story about a symbiotic plant monster. (Maxwell Lord called it a “messed-up daffodil,” but it looked more like an evil rose octopus to me.) Kara, in a sort of coma, wakes up on Krypton—with everything she ever […]

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Opposite Day on SUPERGIRL

Supergirl’s episode 12 (“Bizarro”) was chockful of complicated relationships, beginning with Maxwell Lord (doing a decent approximation of Dr. Frankenstein) creating Bizarro. This raises the question: is evil born or made? Certainly, Lord mercilessly pumped at least seven people full of concentrated Supergirl DNA, before succeeding. And yes, he went a bit A Clockwork Orange […]

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Blood Bonds and Bond-esque Villains on SUPERGIRL

Episode nine of Supergirl (“Blood Bonds”) is a subtler episode with more emotional weight than the previous ones. The season, so far, has built up a solid foundation of characters and curiosity, yielding enough growth and development to teach veteran shows a thing or do. We pick up where we left off: Supergirl and Non […]

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A Look Back at SUPERGIRL: The Movie

Apparently, when I was a kid I was totally obsessed with the Supergirl movie from 1984. But before I sat down to watch it recently, I had no recollection of the movie. Turns out, it is a delightful cheesefest that’s not big on logic. The cast, truly, is what makes the film amazing. Peter O’Toole. […]

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Welcoming the Future, Treasuring the Past.