Premiered: October 26, 2015
Starring: Melissa Benoist, Mechad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan, David Harewood, Calista Flockhart, Laura Benanti, Helen Slater, Dean Cain, Briana Venskus, Chris Vance, Peter Facinelli, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Brit Morgan, Glenn Morshower, Italia Ricci & Laura Vandervoort
It’s about time we got a female superhero on the television roster.
Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) is an ordinary girl working at CatCo Media as the assistant to media powerhouse Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart). However, Kara secretly has superpowers. When an unforeseen accident causes her to reveal her powers to the world, she takes on the name “Supergirl.”
Benoist is such a joy to watch in this show. She has incredible energy and plays the dual roles of assistant and superhero well. Her “secret identity” of a ponytail and glasses is laughably unbelievable, but can somewhat be overlooked.
Another cast member to watch is Jeremy Jordan, who plays Kara’s love-stricken tech friend Winn Schott. He’s incredibly zany and brings great comedy to the show.
The over-the-top plot unfortunately shadows some great potential.
Final say: Super if not the best. ★★★☆☆