If you’re like me, then you probably spent last night plopped in front of the television enjoying the newest superhero series pilot—Supergirl! (Okay, if you’re really like me, then you downloaded the leaked version and watched it months ago… but regardless). Supergirl is a fun – if formulaic – superhero drama with an absolutely delightful lead actress. Melissa Benoist truly brings Kara and her alter-ego to life, adding a sense of joy and optimism that we all want to see in a Superman-inspired world.
Being the first female superhero series of its kind, Supergirl is heavy on the girl. From Kara’s no-nonsense boss Cat Grant, to the mysterious villainess pulling all the strings, and, of course, Supergirl herself—all of the strong powerful roles are played by women. Supergirl reminds us that super-women can save the day just as well as super-men!