Last watched Feb 2016


En route to Earth, Kara’s spacecraft was diverted by a shock wave from Krypton’s explosion and forced into the Phantom Zone, where it stayed for 24 years. During this period, time stopped for Kara so, when the spacecraft eventually escaped the Phantom Zone, she still appeared to be a 13-year-old girl. By the time the spacecraft crash landed on Earth, Kal-El had grown up and become Superman. After helping her out of the craft, Superman took Kara to be adopted by his friends, the Danvers family. The main series begins more than a decade later when the now 24-year-old Kara is learning to embrace her powers after previously hiding them.


Supergirl is a right romp. The characters are all well rounded, the leads are women. Calista Flockhart is ace. The love interest is a man of colour. If there was a queer plotline it would have made my heart sing.

It’s basically really light and fluffy and easy to watch. Like Ugly Betty but with superhero stuff in it.

Pros: women lead, man of colour as love interest
Cons: could be queerer
Genre: US Drama / comedy

Light/heavy rating: 3
Approach carefully if: you have difficulty with the death of parents

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If you liked, I recommend: Jessica Jones, Daredevil


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