Stargirl – Season 2 Episode 9

“Summer School: Chapter Nine”

Stargirl progresses character development with its darkest episode yet, discussing the finer points of morality and obligation while playing with both audience perception and the nature of objective reality.

Stargirl – Season 2 Episode 7

“Summer School: Chapter Seven” Stargirl slows the pace of its development to allow its characters to take stock of their current situation, the breathing room not being as helpful to everyone as might have been hoped. As I made clear in last week’s gushing review, “Chapter Six” was a truly spectacular episode of action and…

Stargirl – Season 2 Episode 6

“Summer School: Chapter Six”

Stargirl takes a huge leap forwards as the current plotline comes to a head, revealing to the heroes what they’re up against, while every one of the new villains demonstrates exactly what they’re capable of.

Stargirl – Season 2 Episode 1

“Summer School: Chapter One”

Stargirl returns strong with an episode light on action but heavy on character. Checking back in with the new JSA we get a strong sense of where everyone now is following the ISA’s defeat, and get a glimpse of the new dangers the young superteam will face this time around.

Stargirl – Season 1 Episode 9

“Brainwave” Stargirl continues its focus on the villainous characters, revealing what turned Brainwave into a psychotic killer and teasing whether that legacy will be inherited by his son. Origin stories are certainly nothing new in comic book TV series, but most often they are that of a protagonist whose growth from nobody to hero forms…

Stargirl – Season 1 Episode 7

“Shiv (Part 1)” Stargirl shifts its focus from young superheroes to their teenage criminal-in-waiting counterparts by spotlighting the first of several second-generation villains, someone who is already evil enough on her own. Heroes and villains are more interesting when they function as a mirror of one another, or at least operate on a comparable level….

Stargirl – Season 1 Episode 6

“The Justice Society” Stargirl reaches its midway point and sees the teenage superteam assemble for their inaugural mission, learning for the first time what they’re capable of. The premise of Stargirl has so far been Courtney’s decision to recruit for a new generation of the Justice Society, but rather than make that the end goal…

Stargirl – Season 1 Episode 4

“Wildcat” Stargirl begins Courtney’s recruitment drive for a new generation of the Justice Society, learns that people have issues to get over before becoming as enthusiastic as her, and the brief backstory of an important supporting character is revealed. The episode begins with a three-months-past flashback relating what happened to Yolanda to turn her into…