Supergirl: Season 1 Reviews

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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.
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 26, 2015
The series looks like good, clean fun, with a dollop of today's confused feminism thrown in.
October 26, 2015
Supergirl is just great television.
October 26, 2015
This version of Supergirl is a champion and you're gonna hear her roar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 26, 2015
What is refreshing is that this is a hero who operates mostly in the daylight and brings that sunshine along with her.
October 26, 2015
I'm glad Supergirl exists and I want it to succeed. If it never becomes anything more than a solid superhero genre show with a female lead, that's more than fine, especially since that lead is fantastic.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 26, 2015
But for his latest glorification of the genre, executive producer Greg Berlanti has moved to CBS, the galaxy ruled by Mark Harmon and Jim Parsons - the stoic and the geek - to give its viewers a featherweight tale of female empowerment called Supergirl.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 26, 2015
Kara's alter-ego is also a total Superman fangirl, which makes little sense if she's he's cousin. What also makes little sense is the stunned reaction of the citizens of National City to a superhero, as this is a world where Superman is already a thing.
October 26, 2015
The superproblem with Supergirl, though, isn't logic. It's focus. Shouldn't the most interesting character in Supergirl be ... Supergirl?
October 26, 2015
But for now, you can sum up the series' start in one, obvious word. Super.
October 23, 2015
Benoist makes an appealing heroine, and there's definite chemistry in her scenes with Brooks. Flockhart has fun chewing scenery, even if her character seems more Devil Wears Prada than the Cat Grant of the Supergirl comic books.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 23, 2015
It's a testament to Benoist's charm in the central role that the dogpile nature of the pilot can't be held against her.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 23, 2015
What's onscreen here is intelligent, sensitive, and sure-footed, and altogether promising.
Top Critic
October 23, 2015
Move past the word, and images (fortunately fleeting in the pilot), and Supergirl obviously has a major plus: Benoist. The former Glee star eschews mystery and melancholy -- done to death by Spidey -- and instead embraces wonder and innocence.
October 23, 2015
It's a competent and cute drama that benefits from being served up after a fall of horse meat.
October 22, 2015
Supergirl... offers a delightful star, special-effects thrills and a big dose of girl power to broaden the superhero genre.
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