When girls save the galaxy
Supergirl Vuzu Amp (DStv channel 114) Thursday, 7.30pm The DC comic-book character Supergirl or Kara Zor-El – dates back to 1969. Originally, she was Superman’s cousin and he was supposed to take care of her when she was sent to Earth in her pod. But he had too much to handle, so he sent her to an orphanage. Go figure.
Luckily, the Supergirl character has received a reboot, and Kara has a great deal more agency in this one. Played by Melissa Benoist (who you might remember as Marley from Glee), Kara lives in National City and must put her superpowers to use when secret-agency head Hank Henshaw asks her to help protect the city’s citizens.
The series is all about how much women can do and how powerful they can be. Kara works for Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart), who owns CatCo, a multimedia company, and her adoptive sister, Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh), works for the Department of Extranormal Operations and she kicks alien tush like nobody’s business.
When I watch Supergirl, I see how Kara strikes a balance in all aspects of her life, which makes me feel like I can go out there, take on the world and still have fun.
Does this show embrace and encourage feminism, or what?
Supergirl is a series that has a bit of everything. It is fun and full of action, and does not focus on the usual cheesy romance. I make sure never to miss an episode. – Lebogang Seloto