Supergirl: Season 1 Reviews

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January 30, 2019
There are some things that are over-the-top, but it's obvious that with such a high-powered hero at the heart of the show, they had to go big or go home.
July 20, 2018
I'd advise everyone to get down with Supergirl.
June 27, 2018
Cat is the mouthpiece that proves Supergirl's creative team is perpetually having a conversation with each other about what it means to write a female-fronted superhero series on broadcast network television.
June 21, 2018
Supergirl isn't a perfect show by any means, and this first episode had more than its share of slightly awkward moments. But was it fun? HELL YES.
March 6, 2018
Supergirl brings it on the entertainment front. Most of the credit rests on the shoulders of lead Melissa Benoist.
November 21, 2016
Its essential nerdiness-the preferred PC synonym for "juvenile stupidity"-becomes overwhelming.
October 24, 2016
Superhero television is a competitive field these days, but Supergirl cuts through the crowd with a double dose of charm and sheer enthusiasm.
October 6, 2016
It's a well-made series with a likable hero, a solid supporting cast, and a sense of optimism that is refreshing next to such dark shows as Gotham, but it has yet to carve out its own distinctive approach and defining identity.
October 4, 2016
It's tough sitting in the shadow of the Man of Steel, and Supergirl's comic life always carried baggage in that regard. This Supergirl shakes it off nicely in the first episode and soars into the sky.
July 25, 2016
All in all, it's a solid first outing for Supergirl, and with the series' future now in the hands of The CW, the future looks suitably optimistic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 8, 2016
It's not enough to be a pretty good comic adaptation when you're surrounded by stellar adaptations, and Supergirl fails to stand out.
January 2, 2016
I need a show in my life that's about hope. Supergirl provides just enough sugar in an otherwise bleak diet. People used to dark and grim, need not bother, it's not for you. The rest of us will enjoy it for the pure, blissful fun that it is.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 18, 2015
Like Kara herself, Supergirl's not quite there yet. But given time, it could grow into something quite special.
November 17, 2015
In short, Supergirl is winning by being unapologetically hopeful, confidently feminist and mixing in some solid action beats.
October 28, 2015
There's a galaxy to save - and Benoist does it with believable inner and outer strength without ever abandoning the plucky, wholesome nature of a grown-up Laura Ingalls.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 28, 2015
Supergirl manages to capture the comic book spirit of the characters without becoming either too unbelievable or overly ironic.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 27, 2015
Supergirl is incredibly earnest, but it doesn't really matter. It's the kind of show that provides welcome, light escapism, relying on neatly wrapped-up narratives and endearing, if clichéd, characters.
October 27, 2015
It's a fun action show. It's like the fun action shows I used to watch as a kid, with the minor difference that the majority of the main characters are women and none of them are "love interests."
October 27, 2015
Melissa Benoist really fits the role, pulling off both the slightly goofy side of Kara as well as the determined-to-be-a-hero aspects of Supergirl.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 27, 2015
At the very least, it's a nice dose of girl power to an environment that's too often drenched in testosterone.
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