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Supergirl 

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The adventures of Superman's cousin in her own superhero career.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Melissa Benoist ...  Kara Danvers / ... 89 episodes, 2015-2019
Mehcad Brooks ...  James Olsen / ... 87 episodes, 2015-2019
Chyler Leigh ...  Alex Danvers 87 episodes, 2015-2019
David Harewood ...  J'onn J'onzz / ... 87 episodes, 2015-2019
Jeremy Jordan ...  Winn Schott 65 episodes, 2015-2018
Katie McGrath ...  Lena Luthor 57 episodes, 2016-2019
Chris Wood ...  Mon-El 45 episodes, 2016-2018
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Storyline

Years ago, Krypton was about to explode and Kal-El was sent to Earth to escape that fate. However, his older cousin, Kara, was also intended to accompany the infant as his protector. Unfortunately, Kara was accidentally diverted into the timeless Phantom Zone for years before finally arriving on Earth decades later and found by her cousin who had grown into Superman. Years later, Kara Danvers is a young professional adrift in a thankless job until a fateful crisis ignites a sense of purpose using Kryptonian powers she had long hidden. Inspired, Kara decides to emulate her cousin's superheroic ways, only to find her foster sister introducing her to the secret Department of Extra-Normal Operations, dedicated to fighting alien menaces including those Kara inadvertently led to Earth. Now with such help, the Maid of Might takes her place as Earth's newest champion with new friends and enemies challenging her world. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Stand up. Fight Back. See more »


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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Supergirl See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The series makes occasional indirect references to Batman, including the mentioning of Gotham City, and Kara, James and Winn talking about a scary masked vigilante "with a lot of gadgets and a lot of issues" that works with Superman. See more »

Goofs

Melissa Benoist's tattoos can be seen in adult Kara, when it has been clearly shown that needles cannot penetrate her skin. See more »

Quotes

[once The Flash is revealed to be in National City]
Cat Grant: There's a new superhero in National City. This is huge; direct competition for Supergirl.
Kara Danvers: He doesn't have to be... competition.
Cat Grant: Would you prefer... a sidekick?
Barry Allen: No, not a sidekick. More like an equal, or an ally...
[Winn pats Barry's shoulder]
Barry Allen: ... a new partner, maybe?
[Cat stares stoically; Barry nods]
Barry Allen: Speaking was the wrong choice. I see that now.
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Crazy Credits

The DC Comics logo (2015) features a comic-book image of Supergirl.

An updated DC Comics logo was introduced in 2016 that was colored red and blue. See more »

Connections

Version of Superman in Scotland Yard (1954) See more »

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Becoming more like a soap
14 October 2017 | by ken-1273See all my reviews

Season 1 was quite good and held well to the superhero genre. Season 2 started well but drifted deeply into interpersonal drama. Season 3 started the way season 2 ended, with less emphasis on the superhero and deeply into character emotions/relationships and social issues. These are important discussions, to be sure, but I watch superhero shows to see action and fun, not for deep emotion or for a critical societal exposé.

Frankly I don't care who's straight, gay, engaged, in love, depressed, happy or psychotic unless it directly relates to the villain:heroine story line. Supergirl has, seemingly, fallen to influences (pressures?) far from the original comic book universe. It has become a soap opera.


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