Stargirl:
The Complete Second Season                      review by Bobby Blakey

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When the CW premiered the new series DC’s Stargirl in 2020 starring Brec Bassinger, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Cameron Gellman, Trae Romano, Hunter Sansone, Meg DeLacy, Nick Tarabay, Amy Smart and Luke Wilson. I admit that while I love all things comic related I wasn’t overly interested in this one. I dived in with little expectations and came out of the first season fan. Now the gang is back for a new season and you can bring it home with DC’s Stargirl: The Complete Second Season.

 

DC’s Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore and her stepfather Pat Dugan as she leads an unlikely group of young heroes to take on the legacy of DC’s very first Super Hero team, the Justice Society of America. In the thrilling second season, Courtney and her friends take on one of the most frightening adversaries in DC’s mythology – the dark entity of corruption known as Eclipso.

 

After the fun of the first season I was excited to get back to this new season and happy to say it was more of the same. I really dig this show and its themed seasons with this one referred to Summer School. This season not only deals with the aftermath of their fight from the first season dives into a new issue with Eclipso, a villain I have never been a big fan of but actually liked how they dealt with him here.

 

The show keeps the family and friends dynamic intact as the forefront which often time can make it feel all over the place and then crowbar in the superhero elements, but this show balances it out. They deal with the teenage issues, but never forget that it’s a superhero show and get to the fun of it all. The revolving door of familiar characters from last seasons and new additions really bring the comic element home.

Some of the effects are hit and miss especially those dealing with Grundy, but I applaud them going all in on it for the story. For the most part it works well and there is plenty of fun action featuring not only the regular heroes of the series, but also some classics from the past further advancing the legacy of the JSA. 

 

I had a lot of fun this season and was left eager for more. I would have never thought this would be a show that I was into, but here we are. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out or just ready to dive into the new season then check out Stargirl. In addition to all the episodes of the season this release also includes a gag reel and featurette. Grab your copy of Stargirl: The Complete Second Season when it hits Blu-ray and DVD on February 8th.