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Superhero series and films have been a mainstay in our lives for decades. Whether it’s Marvel, DC, or another entity entirely, comic books and graphic novels have offered up a well-spring of material that creatives in Hollywood have adapted into both huge blockbusters and popular series. The vast majority of these properties have revolved around male superheroes; their female counterparts relegated to supporting roles as helpers or mere love interests.
In 2015, Supergirl premiered on TV and suddenly a strong female superhero was on the radar in their own series and saving the world just the guys. The original Wonder Woman (1976-1979) series starring Lynda Carter and 1984’s Supergirl were the last female-driven superhero TV shows prior to 2015’s Supergirl’s debut.
So what took so long?
The huge success of DC’s Wonder Woman at the box office (it’s the second highest-grossing movie domestically for 2017 with $405 million as of this writing), the popularity of the animated DC Superhero Girls franchise, and the increasing popularity of Supergirl show that there is a need for strong female superheroes in film and TV.
I hope this trend continues.
With season two of Supergirl, the adventures of Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) become even more complicated and dangerous as she and her fellow metahumans encounter a whole new host of problems and villainous ne’er do wells that make her life in National City all the more difficult. Throw in her job at CatCo Worldwide media, her search for her father, a new love interest, and teaming up with her cousin (a guy named Superman) and there’s a lot for this Girl of Steel to grapple with.
This is a fun season of Supergirl. Along with all the action and solid effects, there are plenty of cameos from actors who are no strangers to the world of superheroes. Look for Lynda Carter (TV’s Wonder Woman), Teri Hatcher (Lois Lane in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules), and Grant Gustin (The Flash), along with series regular Dean Cain (Clark Kent/Superman in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman).
There’s no limits to what Supergirl can do. She’s a strong and independent woman who is an excellent role model for women of all ages. And while she does face challenges that are much more daunting than what we mere mortals may face, her persistence and strength of character make her a shining example of integrity and courage for all who see her in action.
The Season Two Blu-ray includes the following special features:
Supergirl: Alien Fight Night
Dive into Survivors, where Supergirl and other downtrodden metahumans are forced to compete in Roulette’s Octagon.
Supergirl: 2016 Comic-Con Panel
Cast and executive producers talk up Season Two!
“Supergirl: Did You Know?” Facts for Fans
The cast and executive producers reveal some of the show’s most fascinating secrets!
Supergirl: Aliens Among Us
Examine the outsiders from beyond the stars and the visual effects that bring them to life.
A Conversation with Andrew Kreisberg and Kevin Smith
Discover the director’s unique approaches to directing The Flash and Supergirl.
For more high-flying, superheroine excitement, I highly recommend Supergirl: The Complete Second Season!
Supergirl: The Complete Second Season is available NOW on Blu-ray!
What’s your favorite Supergirl moment? Leave a comment and let us know!