Blu-ray Review “Supergirl: The Complete First Season”

supergirlStarring: Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan, David Harewood, Calista Flockhart
Studio: Warner Home Video
Release Date: August 9, 2016
Run Time: 880 minutes

Season: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Blu-ray: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3 out of 5 stars

The first season of “Supergirl” was a failure on a lot of level. But that doesn’t mean though that it doesn’t have potential. The show was essentially cancelled from CBS and moved to The CW, which is where it originally belonged. I actually stopped watching this show on two different occasions since I was just fed up with it going nowhere in the season. After deciding to finish it since I was wanted to see “The Flash” crossover, I do see that it might having a better chance in it second season now that it established itself a bit. Time will tell but I only see them able to improve after this lackluster season.

“Supergirl” stars Melissa Benoist (“Glee”), Chyler Leigh (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Mehcad Brooks (“About Last Night”) and Jeremy Jordan (“Smash”), with David Harewood (“Homeland”) and Calista Flockhart (“Brothers and Sisters”). Season One features some great guest stars including former Superman himself Dean Cain, Peter Facinelli, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Laura Benanti and Helen Slater from the 1984 “Supergirl” movie.

Official Premise: Born on the doomed planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped at the same time as her cousin, Superman, but didn’t arrive on Earth until years later after being lost. Raised by her adopted family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to hide the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin. Years later, at age 24, living in National City and working as an assistant for Catco Worldwide Media mogul Cat Grant, Kara has spent so many years trying to fit in that she forgot to ever stand out. All that changes when she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always destined to be. With the help of Daily Planet photographer James Olsen, her bioengineer sister Alex, and the research of the super-secret, off-the-grid Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), who are tasked with keeping the Earth safe from aliens, Kara takes to the skies to protect her world.

The Blu-ray presentation is solid like most Warner TV Blu-ray releases. The 1080p transfer worked well with the shows visual effects, nothing major since it was a lower budget TV but still solid. The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 tracks showcased the shows few action scenes well. The special features include the “2015 Comic-Con Panel” as well as a gag reel and some deleted scenes. Lastly there are two documentaries, the first “The Man From Mars” which focuses on J’onn J’onzz and Supergirl. The second “A World Left Behind: Krypton” is based on Kara Zor-El’s home planet of Krypton.

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