ISA Reviews: Supergirl (ISA Sponsored)

Posted: Oct 19, 2016 Hosted By: Jeff York Guest: Colin Costello

Supergirl flies with fan boys and girls alike.


What did the TV series Supergirl get right in its transfer from comic book to small screen? Plenty. It faithfully honors the 1959 source material. The sincerity and sass Warner Bros. incorporated into the character when they animated her in the 1990's is still present. And there are even bits of feminist icons like Wonder Woman and Ally McBeal baked into the present day character. In Melissa Benoist they have found the perfect ingénue to play both the superhero who soars, as well as her more down-to-earth alter ego Kara Danvers. Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg created the ebullient show for CBS in 2015, but it's even better after moving to the CW for season two. Supergirl satisfies fan boys and fan girls alike, with an earnest approach that today's dark and dour big screen DC adaptations could learn a lot from.