“Supergirl” is not the female hero we deserve
The show brought in more viewers than any other new series this fall, and was the highest-scoring series among ever-important young adult demographics. Overall, Supergirl impressed its critical audience too.
I wanted to like Supergirl. I really did. Since the barrage of dudes in capes began to flood our screens several years ago, there have been depressingly few female-fronted stripped series with Agent Carter being a notable exception.
The FlashGothamand Arrow feature plenty of interesting female characters, but all of them occupy supporting roles. The small lesbian girls effects are middling, the plot holes are gaping, and the dialogue is relentlessly supergirl. Kara Zor-El, a.
Kara Danvers tells a skeptical character: The world does need you!