‘Supergirl’ pilot soars


It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope, it’s just Supergirl?

“Supergirl” premiered last Monday, October 26, with a zapping average of 13 million viewers. Melissa Benoist surely was super.

The hit show “The Flash” was created by the same producer, Greg Berlanti, who’s now producing “Supergirl.” I had no doubt about this series being in good hands.  

No offence to “Arrow”, “The Flash” or “Gotham” but I was desperately waiting for a female superhero from the DC universe to take off in her series. The testosterone was becoming exhausting. “Supergirl” definitely delivered.

At the age of 13, Kara Zor-El was sent to Earth to protect her younger cousin Kal-El, also known as Superman, to escape their decimating home planet, Krypton. Their plan wasn’t precisely executed when Kara’s transportation was misrouted in the galaxy, causing her to arrive at Earth 24 years after Kal-El did.

After deciding that Earth doesn’t need two superheroes, she decides to fit in as Kara Danvers, working as an assistant for a female CEO.

It’s a feminist driven show. While it’s obvious that the show is trying to reach out to younger girls, it’s also intended for everyone and anyone.

After all, Kara does have the same superpowers that her well known cousin has.

Danvers wants to make a difference in the world and she’s yet to accomplish that with this new secret.Benoist brings the big-hearted, quirky, aspiring superheroine to life every time she’s on the television screen. She has dreams and accepts her flaws.

Now, I must admit it, as a debuting show it had its cons. The dialogue was a bit corny, and the scenes were going out too quickly. The pilot needed to preview the potential it has, and for it’s intended audience.

The good definitely outweighs the bad.

Throughout the first episode, there were several iconic Supergirl moments that symbolized a whole message to inspire females to be brave, to be strong and to be themselves.

It’s great to see scenes of Supergirl roughly ripping her blouse open to reveal the Superman symbol underneath. There’s a scene of her charging into gunfire, deflecting bullets without blinking and it’s inspiring.

The amount of female leads that there was 30 years ago has definitely increased in numbers compared to the female leads now. It’s refreshing to finally see a change.
It’s more than satisfying to see a superheroine fighting evil with her own strength and powers, it feels right.

It’s well balanced with action, love, humor, and for the nerds out there, plenty beloved comic book characters and superhero characteristics.

The show is truly fit for the family audience.