Supergirl - Season 1, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: Fun, fresh, and full of energy, Supergirl soars right out of the gate thanks to the charming Melissa Benoist.

Episode Info

At 24, Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, decides the time has come to embrace her superhuman abilities and fulfill her destiny as a hero in the series premiere of this drama based on the DC Comics character Supergirl.


Melissa Benoist
as Supergirl/Kara Zor-El
Mehcad Brooks
as James Olsen
Laura Benanti
as Alura Zor-El
Chyler Leigh
as Alex Danvers
David Harewood
as Hank Henshaw
Jeremy Jordan
as Winslow Schott
Derek Mio
as Hayashi
Malina Weissman
as Young Kara
Peter Facinelli
as Maxwell Lord
Faran Tahir
as The Commander
Dean Cain
as Dr. Jeremiah Danvers
Helen Slater
as Dr. Eliza Danvers
Jordan Mazarati
as Young Alex
Nick Jaine
as Another Staffer
Glenn Morshower
as General Sam Lane
Chris Wood
as Mon-El
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Critic reviews for Pilot

Even though a new iteration of Supergirl might not be needed, it's a damn good time that we should feel grateful to have.

July 26, 2018 | Full Review…

On the other hand, it's refreshing to see that there is no "deconstruction" of the mythos on display in Supergirl, and I found its earnestness (like that of The Flash) endearing.

July 24, 2018 | Full Review…

"Supergirl" is here, and she's great. So is the actress playing her.

July 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Melissa Benoist's charm is enough to make the episode soar.

July 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite it's shortcomings, Supergirl is a winsome show with a delightfully charismatic lead.

August 1, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

It's when Supergirl isn't desperately trying to prove its feminist credentials, that it effortlessly paints a portrait of female strength and solidarity.

July 19, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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