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SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure about Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always meant to be. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound powers with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies to fight crime.
Starring
Melissa BenoistMelissa BenoistMehcad Brooks
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Science FictionDramaActionAdventure
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Pilot
    July 10, 2015
    45min
    TV-PG
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    In the series premiere, Superman’s cousin, Kara (MELISSA BENOIST) finally embraces her superhuman abilities to become the hero she was always meant to be.
  2. 2. Stronger Together
    November 1, 2015
    44min
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    Kara’s confidence as a super hero is off to a shaky start until a new threat forces her to push her doubts aside. Also Cat pressures James to get her an interview with Supergirl.
  3. 3. Fight or Flight
    November 8, 2015
    44min
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    Supergirl’s powers are tested when Reactron (CHRIS BROWNING), one of Superman’s formidable enemies, arrives in National City and targets the young hero. Also, Cat plans to run an expose on Supergirl.
  4. 4. Livewire
    November 15, 2015
    44min
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    Kara’s Thanksgiving may be ruined when her foster mother comes for a tense visit and a volatile CatCo employee (BRIT MORGAN) is transformed into the villainous Livewire.
  5. 5. How Does She Do It?
    November 22, 2015
    44min
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    Kara is pulled in opposite directions when she babysits Cat’s son, Carter (LEVI MILLER), while trying to stop a series of bombings. And Lucy Lane (JENNA DEWANT TATUM) appears.
  6. 6. Red Faced
    November 29, 2015
    44min
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    Anger gets the better of Kara when she goes too far during a training exercise with Red Tornado (IDDO GOLDBERG), a military cyborg commissioned by Lucy Lane’s father.
  7. 7. Human for a Day
    December 6, 2015
    44min
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    Kara must rely on their inner strength and courage when an earthquake strikes and she’s lost her powers. Also, Alex’s mistrust of Hank reaches a breaking point.
  8. 8. Hostile Takeover
    December 13, 2015
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    Kara goes head-to-head with her aunt Astra (LAURA BENANTI) when she challenges Kara’s beliefs about her mother. Also Cat’s CEO position is threatened by a hacker at CatCo.
  9. 9. Blood Bonds
    January 3, 2016
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    Kara must find a way to rescue Hank from Astra’s husband, Non (CHRIS VANCE), as she tries to refute Cat’s allegations that she’s Supergirl.
  10. 10. Childish Things
    January 17, 2016
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    Kara does her best to support Winn when his father, the Supervillain Toyman (HENRY CZERNY), breaks out of prison and seeks out his son for unknown reasons.
  11. 11. Strange Visitor from Another Planet
    January 24, 2016
    44min
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    Kara must help Hank face his painful past when a White Martian – a member of the alien race that wiped out his people – shows up to cause trouble.
  12. 12. Bizarro
    January 31, 2016
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    Kara Kara faces off against her mirror image when Bizarro (HOPE LAUREN), a twisted version of Supergirl, sets out to destroy her. Also, Kara grows closer with Cat’s son, Adam.
  13. 13. For the Girl Who Has Everything
    February 7, 2016
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    While Alex, Hank and the DEO must fend off a Kryptonian attack, Kara is trapped by a parasitic alien in a dream world where her home planet was never destroyed.
  14. 14. Truth, Justice and The American Way
    February 21, 2016
    44min
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    Cat hires a second assistant, Siobhan Smythe (ITALIA RICCI), who becomes Kara’s workplace nemesis, while Supergirl battles the Master Jailer, who’s hunting Fort Rozz escapees.
  15. 15. Solitude
    February 28, 2016
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    Kara travels to Superman’s Fortress of Solitude in hopes of learning how to defeat Indigo (LAURA VANDERVOORT), a dangerous being with a connection to Kara’s past.
  16. 16. Falling
    March 13, 2016
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    Kara turns on her friends and the citizens of national City after being exposed to Red Kryptonite makes her malicious and dangerous.
  17. 17. Manhunter
    March 20, 2016
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    J’onn J’onzz reveals the details of meeting Kara and Alex’s father, Dr. Jeremiah Danvers (DEAN CAIN), and assuming Hank Henshaw’s identity.
  18. 18. World's Finest
    March 27, 2016
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    Supergirl gains a new ally when The Flash (GRANT GUSTIN) crosses over from an alternate universe to help her battle Livewire and Silver Banshee.
  19. 19. Myriad
    April 10, 2016
    42min
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    Kara must find a way to free her friends when Non and Indigo use mind control to turn National City’s citizens into their own army.
  20. 20. Better Angels
    April 17, 2016
    42min
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    Supergirl must battle with an unexpected foe and risk everything – including her life – to prevent Non and Indigo from destroying every person on the planet in the season finale.

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Directors
Jesse WarnGlen WinterTawnia McKiernanLarry TengDavid McWhirterDermott DownsArmen V. KevorkianKevin SmithDavid HarewoodShannon Kohli
Supporting actors
Mehcad BrooksChyler LeighJeremy Jordan
Producers
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Season year
2016
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4.6 out of 5 stars

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TheBoogerManReviewed in the United States on December 16, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Has gotten better with each episode.
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I'll admit to feeling a little buyer's regret when I first bought the season pass for Supergirl: Season 1... but I certainly don't feel that way now.

The show has gotten progressively better with each episode and I've been delighted to see that they're FINALLY connecting a kryptonian to the wider DC Universe - even a version that's different from the comics; neither Supergirl nor Superman should exist in a world where they're the ONLY metahumans/super-powered people around (a flaw in some earlier television shows and film).

But not only that, the cast and their characters have gotten better too, becoming more and more three-dimensional as the season goes on; I particularly like how they've shown Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) to be an actual human being with both virtues and flaws; ambitious and driven, but ultimately a decent person - not just the ice queen/business-woman-tyrant stock character I was expecting.

Melissa Benoist was cast perfectly. I was a little unsure of her at first... but naw - she's Supergirl; she's a genuine superhero. She and the writers have given the character many of the same core qualities that make Superman great - and I don't mean his powers. Superman remains one of the greatest characters in comics because of WHO he is, not what he can do. And Benoist's Kara has it too: she's a moral, ethical person who has genuine concern and empathy for others. And she has shown a real warmth toward those around her on the show. But at the same time, she's not "perfect" either; she's not one-dimensional. She feels unsure sometimes and gets frustrated and upset like the rest of us. What can I say - Benoist can act and I find myself looking forward to seeing her Supergirl each episode.

If you haven't given this show a chance, you should.
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HMS WarspiteReviewed in the United States on June 14, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
The new girl in town...
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Supergirl gets her own television series in this entertaining reboot of the DC comic by CBS. Kara Zor-El, sent from Krypton by her parents to watch over her cousin (Superman), ends up getting to Earth after her cousin has discovered his powers and is doing just fine. Kara is adopted by an earth family and grows up to young womanhood. Living in National City, she works as a much put-upon executive assistant to Cat Grant, ambitious head of the local media empire. Kara is finally ready to test her own powers; using them will require a significant amount of trial and error.

Kara's secret identity as Supergirl is known to her human step-sister Alex, who turns out to have a secret identity of her own. Also in on Kara's secret are reporter James Olsen (friend of Superman) and office mate Winslow Schott. She is also known to a mysterious network of secret agents, who are dealing with the presence of (surprise) multiple aliens on Earth. Kara must learn to work with the network and function at her day job while learning the superhero ropes. Those duties get complicated; it turns out an unsuspecting Earth is already home to a number of nasty aliens who will be opponents for Supergirl.

Melissa Benoist is endearing as Supergirl, an earnest but slightly goofy do-gooder who is easy to root for. She has a complicated emotional life, with a reluctant crush on the handsome James Olsen, who has his own (shaky) relationship with another woman. Her work partner Winslow has his own crush on Kara. Her earth family turns out to have its own secrets. This show was bold in pushing its storylines through an adventurous first season. A highlight was a crossover episode with The Flash. The show did well enough with viewers to earn a second season, on the CW network. Recommended as good entertainment.
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Donald J. WurzelbacherReviewed in the United States on December 1, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good series
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supergirl is a good attempt to start bringing the female superheroes out into the open. Kara Danvers/ Supergirl is a good supehero for DC to try out. Overall the show is a good one, but it really didn't belong on CBS as it did on this freshman season. For the second season it is now on the CW where it really does belong.
The biggest problems I have with the show is that, as a male, I feel like only the female characters are really in charge of anything and most of the males are arrogant and wrong or the bad guys. I know it's a 'girl power' show but it is truly very OVERLY feminist to the point of just being very insulting to males. However, the stories are still pretty good and definitely entertaining. Melissa Benoist is perfect for the lead role, too. It's kind of cool also to see Helen Slater make an appearance as Kara's mother (She was the original Supergirl in the film from 1984). Dean Cain is mentioned as her father but he does not make an actual appearance on this season unless you count the introduction where you see them looking up at the sky in the beginning of most of the episodes. You do see him briefly in the second season (at least so far as of this writing). Although they often give reference to her cousin Superman, you don't actually see his face at any time when he makes very quick appearances on a few episodes or Clark's emails going to Kara.
However, the second season has been a better season overall so this show is progressively improving. Even Superman finally makes a real and actual appearance in the first two episodes of the series) It is still a lot of girl power (Lynda Carter is the president) but the storylines are definitely better in the second season on the CW. Hopefully this series will continue to fly for a while on the airwaves. It's worth taking a look.
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CyberstrikeReviewed in the United States on August 7, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
The BEST superhero TV show on air!
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Supergirl gets everything right that awful Man of Steel and it's even worst sequel Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice gets wrong about Supergirl and by extension Superman. The characters are hopeful but not naive, they are flawed but overcome those flaws and most importantly that Supergirl and Superman are symbols of hope and not fear and they inspire us to be better than we think can be.

The show is fun without being stupid, the characters are well written and acted, the superheroes look like they stepped out of the comics and most importantly they act like superheroes not those sick depressing violent sociopaths from the god awful DCEU movies.

This is easily my favorite live action DC TV show in the universe that also includes Arrow, The Flash, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

For those that don't know Supergirl (aka Kara Zor-El aka Kara Danvers) is the first cousin of Superman. In this series she and baby Kal-El were sent to Earth but the Krypton's explosion blew Kara's escape pod off course into the Phantom Zone a region where time doesn't exist and where the Krytonains built Fort Rozz a maximum security prison that houses some of the galaxy's most dangerous criminals. When Indigo (a blue female version Brainaic) uses her powers to use Kara's rocket to escape the Phantom Zone and both Kara's pod and Fort Rozz crashed landed on Earth. The now adult Superman (who is shown only in silhouette and body parts) finds his 12 year cousin and sets her up with Danvers Jeremiah, Eliza (played by former Superman Dean Cain and former Supergirl Helen Slater) and their daughter Alex.

Believing that the world doesn't need another superhero Kara goes to work as an assistant for Cat Grant a powerful woman who has built a multimedia empire whose new art director is James Olsen who Kara develops a crush on. When the engine of a plane with Alex on it explodes and crashes Kara rescues the plane and exposes herself. Alex tells her not to be a superhero, but Kara feeling that she is meant for this tells Winn, best friend at work (and he is a super hacker and the son of Superman's enemy Toyman) that she is Supergirl. Winn helps her design her costume and then she shot by DEO a secret government agency that is charged with protecting the world against aliens namely the ones that have escaped from Fort Rozz all under the leadership of Astra the twin sister of Supergirl's mother determined to rule the Earth. The second-in-command of the DEO is Alex. Eventually Supergirl reluctantly teams up with the DEO and is put through training by Hank Henshaw the head of the DEO, who tuns out to be another superhero.

Melissa Benosit is perfect as Supergirl/Kara Danvers she looks like an adorable dork as Kara and like an angel as Supergirl. Claista Flockheart steals every scene she's in as Cat Grant a character whose storyline shows how Supergirl and Superman should be presented. This series is the perfect rebuttal to those piece of shit abominations known as Man of Steel and Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

This series has been picked up for a season 2 on the CW joining the network's other superhero shows: DC's Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, and Arrow and like them there are plenty of Easter eggs and shout outs to various creators. I often believe that first seasons are like rough drafts they tend to be hit-and-miss but there are a few that nail it and this is one of those few that absolutely nails it. I LOVE this show. I honestly can't think anything that it does wrong. The writing is top notch and the music is basically an homage to John Williams iconic score to Superman: The Movie.

If Superman: The Movie made you believe that a man can fly then Supergirl: The Complete First Season will make you believe in hope again. I can't recommend this series high enough I'm giving Supergirl: Season One an ultra rare 5 out of 5.
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Kid KyotoReviewed in the United States on September 12, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Pleasantly mediocre
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The cliches and the familiar tropes run strong in this superhero show but the great cast and pleasantly familiar premise make is a comfortable, pleasant show to watch. It isn't great but it is fun and nice thing to watch in that hour before going to bed.

First the cliches, and there are a lot of them. Kara Danvers an 'adorkable' overworked secretary with an overbearing boss and caught in a love triangle between the nerdy Winn and the studly James (not Jimmy!) Olsen. But she's secretly SUPERGIRL! Superman's younger cousin. Each week she has to chase after alien escaped from a space prison, a space prison her mother ran! And did I mention her mother has an evil twin too? And then there's the shadowy, secret government agency she sometimes works for, and sometimes against. With a director hiding a mysterious secret. And then there's Kara's adopted sister Alex who is not only a butt-kicking agent decked out in tacti-cool gear, but also a brilliant scientist.

None of these tropes really stand up to any scrutiny. It's hard to sympathize with Kara's work woes when she can crush coal into diamonds. Why is she putting up with this? It's not like she's helping sick children or caring for rescue dogs, she's getting lattes for her boss. And if her boss is so overbearing, how is she able to slip away to save the world every week? How much time off does she have? How come her coworker a lowly IT guy can produce any information she requires through the power of 'hacking'? You get the idea. The show makes some effort to paper over these problems, but really they're unashamed cliches.

On paper this pile of cliches should have imploded into a pile of cheese right after the pilot introduced the characters and the monster-of-the-week premise.

But somehow it works. A lot of credit has to go to star Melissa Benoist who plays Kara/Supergirl as an optimistic, hard-working hero. You see she really believes in doing what she can and finding the best in everyone. Calista Flockhart as her boss Cat Grant is a real pleasure and provides the snark to counterbalance Melissa's sunny personality.

The stunt casting and Easter eggs are also a treat. Former Superman Dean Cain and former Supergirl Helen Slater play Kara's adoptive parents. Another former Supergirl, Laura Vandervoort, shows up as a villain. Although the monsters of the week are fairly dull and one-dimensional, they're generally patterned after classic comic characters. Whoever thought the Ten-Eyed Man would make a TV appearance!

It is not a great show. A bit more care in writing and less reliance on cliches would help a lot. But it is a pleasant one to watch, and I think I'll be back for season two.
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Lodewijk BouteReviewed in the United States on January 26, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great series!
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I have always been a great fan of Supergirl and always had a tinge of sadness that she did not got the same affluence in movies as her Kryptonion male cousin. The movie with Helen Slater was fun to watch and I liked what they did with her in "Smallville". Now, the "Girl of Steel" has her own show and I love it!
The fun thing with CW-productions are the crossover events, as well as the individual episodes on the many CW shows where the different characters get a chance to meet each other and so make small winks of the eye to the larger fandom of the DC Comics world and its many, many multiverses...

As for the handling of the item, the sending and all the rest: impeccable service! I got it even earlier than estimated! Very good work!
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Where is my content anyway?Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wapow
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Bottom Line: That awkward moment when you ask the person you are in love with to help you be in an intimate relationship with someone you care about by sharing the second biggest secret you (consciously) share which will (probably) end very, very badly for everyone. Plus super powers, shadow wars and humor.

I have gone back and forth on this series but with "Truth, Justice and the American Way" it really lived up to all my expectations. They are swinging for the fences here. The characters are fully realized people especially Supergirl who struggles to do the right thing in both senses: its hard and sometimes she really wants to do the wrong thing - and actually does until called back. One of my favorite parts of Batman Begins was seeing that Bruce Wayne could easily have ended up a very different person, maybe a villain, if not for Rachel. It was so cool seeing that moment with Supergirl in this episode. There is plenty of action but I love the err...human aspect of the show the most. Not just Karames, though I did buy the ticket to see the Superman/Lois Lane thing turned inside out and I love watching that, but when the trio gets together and you add Winn their dynamic is also a treat. And Cat Grant is really growing on me. I also love the dynamic with Kara, Alex and Hank and Hank and Alex. Its so funny that badass Alex is sort of the spoiled daughter in that. Ive never seen an unknown character like Alex grow into a hero (uh more or less) before and I like it a lot. I also love the little inside references to culture and the DC universe.

I could go on but just check it out. Supergirl has a bit of everything without too much or too little of anything. Here's hoping they can keep up that balancing act for a long time to come.
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AlexisCurbeloReviewed in the United States on June 10, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Very Watchable Yet Can Stand a Little Improvement
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One of my favorite actors is Calista Flockhart. She plays a very strong character, even stronger than the Supergirl role. I find her interactions with "Kira" quite humorous but interesting because there is some depth to Calista's character rather than her superficial mean boss routine. Move aside, Perry White!

Kara's character needs more development and a bit more maturity, but it may take her a while to gain her full confidence and emotional strength. Heck, the series is about her and the writers can take all the time they want to grow her as a person.

The effects are very good, as good or better than Heroes. Given the short amount of time the SG CG animators are given to create sequences of buildings being damaged during a fight scene, I find that accomplishment pretty impressive. For a feature film, all they would need is more time to add more polish and wreckage. I think the flying scenes are one of the best ever made so far. The interpretation of the heat rays coming off of Super Girl's eyes is the best one so far, quite exciting to see.

I'm a little conflicted with the casting and behavior of Jimmy Olsen. He's far from the skinny ambitious yet shy photojournalist as he's portrait in comic books, rather in this series he's a large muscular lady's man who doesn't appear to be very driven as the canonical character. But I can see that the writers want to create a love interest for Super Girl and they don't want to match her up with someone too weak for her. I find his nerdy yet attractive competitor, Winn, far more interesting than James. Winn has this unrequited love for Supergirl. I think he'd be a better match for Kara/Supergirl.

To wrap up, I bought the series after watching the first episode and continued watching. I plan on purchasing the second season when it becomes available. I admit that at first I had my doubts about the series but I'm happy to report that I was wrong.
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