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Supergirl 

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The adventures of Superman's cousin in her own superhero career.
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Series cast summary:
Melissa Benoist ...  Kara Danvers / ... 79 episodes, 2015-2019
Mehcad Brooks ...  James Olsen / ... 79 episodes, 2015-2019
Chyler Leigh ...  Alex Danvers 79 episodes, 2015-2019
David Harewood ...  J'onn J'onzz / ... 79 episodes, 2015-2019
Jeremy Jordan ...  Winn Schott 65 episodes, 2015-2018
Katie McGrath ...  Lena Luthor 49 episodes, 2016-2019
Chris Wood ...  Mon-El 45 episodes, 2016-2018
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Storyline

Years ago, Krypton was about to explode and Kal-El was sent to Earth to escape that fate. However, his older cousin, Kara, was also intended to accompany the infant as his protector. Unfortunately, Kara was accidentally diverted into the timeless Phantom Zone for years before finally arriving on Earth decades later and found by her cousin who had grown into Superman. Years later, Kara Danvers is a young professional adrift in a thankless job until a fateful crisis ignites a sense of purpose using Kryptonian powers she had long hidden. Inspired, Kara decides to emulate her cousin's superheroic ways, only to find her foster sister introducing her to the secret Department of Extra-Normal Operations, dedicated to fighting alien menaces including those Kara inadvertently led to Earth. Now with such help, the Maid of Might takes her place as Earth's newest champion with new friends and enemies challenging her world. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Worlds clash. Heroes unite. See more »


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Supergirl See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Melissa Benoist dyed her natural brunette hair blond before she was cast, and reportedly when she was not really expecting to get the part. This is the opposite of Christopher Reeve, who dyed his natural blonde to be brunette for Superman (1978). See more »

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Melissa Benoist's tattoos can be seen in adult Kara, when it has been clearly shown that needles cannot penetrate her skin. See more »

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Kara Danvers: [Season 1 Opening] When I was a child, my planet Krypton was dying. I was sent to Earth to protect my cousin. But my pod got knocked off-course and by time I got here, my cousin had already grown up and become Superman. And so I hid my powers until recently when an accident forced me to reveal myself to the world. To most people I'm assistant at Catco Worldwide Media. But in secret, I work with my adoptive sister for the DEO to protect my city from alien life and anyone else that means to cause ...
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Supergirl Still Misses the Mark (and males)
31 December 2018 | by wbradley621See all my reviews

CW continues down this miserable path, despite what we repeatedly say, of functionally and even outright replacing male characters with females, instead of writing new character origins and arcs for new female character ls. If there were a lack of women in the source material, this is the logical thing to do. Emasculating a fantasy world we all know and love won't solve the issue of Inbalance; male and female characters with realistic conflicts who learn to work in sync to complement each other, now thayd make sense as a 2018 moral-of-the-story type of superhero drama. Maybe we need better men, and more women in our stories, not TRANSPLANTING women into roles at the expense of the preexisting strong males. I tune in for the crossover and maybe one other episode to see if they have learned, but alas, season 4 is the worst of all so far. And frankly, making Superman overly gentle, passive and all "I dunno Kara I trust your judgement more than mine even though I'm older, wiser, and have been Superman way longer than you've been out of high school".... Is lame. Makes no sense. And it's an affront to fans of Superman from the past 3 eras, TV and comics included. Even Brandon Roth seems tough compared to the Yahoo the Supergirl casting crew picked. Superman can be gentle and compassionate, and still be a decisive, type A man; still be a warrior and see life as precious. Supergirl could have been great if it we're more balanced (like the real world is) with men of both personality types, more of them, and women and men both learning from each other or how to work together. Or don't! No social justice lesson at all, and just tell a story like Smallville did and let good stories inspire and speak.for themselves. Either way , this Suoergirl is super painful drivel and should be canceleld. 4 seasons is more than enough time to course correct. Someone stop them. Darkseids antilife equation, or maybe Thanos can just wipe out the show from his universe.


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