When girls save the galaxy

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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

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