I am not a nerd. I swear to you, I am not a nerd. But if you were to look at my Netflix profile, you would think the exact opposite. My list shows episodes of The Flash, Bones, The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel and so many others. So as I say I am not, underneath I probably am, and within all of those shows, I think Supergirl would have to be one of my favorites.
The storyline focuses around six characters. The first and foremost being Kara Danvers. She is the main focus of the entire series. She is Supergirl, but she cannot save National City alone. Therefore, she was in need of some “sidekicks”. That is when her sister, Alex Danvers, and Agent Hank Henshaw enter the picture. They are two of the most integral characters in the series besides Supergirl herself. They are two of the higher up agents in something they call the DEO, or the Department of Extranormal Operations. These two are the most serious characters on the show. Because of that, there has to be some people to keep the balance throughout the show. Enter Cat Grant, James Olsen, and Winn Schott. These three are the characters that keep the comical balance. They provide the hilarity and the petty problems that add to the drama of the show.
The beginning was a slap in the face. Not in a negative way, but in a larger more ‘oh my goodness’ way. It began with flashing back to the young life of Kara Danvers while she was still on Krypton. She seemed to be around 9 or 10 years old and was sent to Earth to protect her cousin, Kal-El, and to stay alive. When the two of them launched off of Krypton, Kal-El made it through the galaxy to Earth, but Kara got hit by a meteor and pushed into “The Phantom zone.” She stayed there for decades, only to be pushed out by an unknown object. She then set the coordinates for Earth and landed safely. She was taken in by the Danvers family and set up for life. Throughout her life, she had to learn to control her powers to live a normal human life. but that was never the case for her.
Kara works for Cat Grant, the headpin of the media in National City, and Kara was her personal assistant.
Now, I’m going to end here because I feel like I have already given too much away, but this show is one of the best. Although it is based on a comic book, it relates to reality with such clarity. This show is one of the best out there and, I highly recommend for nerds, like me, and normal people as well.
Be sure to check out Supergirl every Monday on the CW at 8 p.m.