The Complete Fourth Season review by Bobby Blakey
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When Supergirl first hit the air, it took a bit to find its footing, but ended up being a pretty good take on the character. Since then it has moved to the CW where it rightfully should have been from the beginning and upped its game. Now fans of the show can bring home the latest season with Supergirl: The Complete Fourth Season.
Supergirl follows Kara, the cousin of Superman who was intended to accompany the infant as his protector. Unfortunately, Kara was accidentally diverted into the timeless Phantom Zone for years before finally arriving on Earth decades later and found by her cousin who had grown into Superman. Years later, Kara Danvers is a young professional adrift in a thankless job until a fateful crisis ignites a sense of purpose using Kryptonian powers she had long hidden. In this latest season, Supergirl faces a bigger threat than she’s ever faced before – a new wave of anti-alien sentiment, spreading across National City that’s fomented by Agent Liberty. As Kara mentors a new reporter at CatCo, Nia Nal, and tries to use the power of the press to shine a light on the issues threatening to tear the city apart, Supergirl takes to the skies to battle the many villains who rise up in this era of divisiveness. But how does Supergirl battle a movement when she, herself an alien, represents one of the main things people are fearful of?
Benoist still looks to be having a great time in the title role and is great in the part. As this show has continued to evolve it has really stepped up its game to feel even bigger this season. While there is the romance drama and nonsense outside of the realm of the superhero story it keeps its feet firmly planted on that focus. Let’s be honest most comics are filled with this same drama whether people want to acknowledge it or not so these shows are just telling similar stories that are in the books in their own way. I was so glad to see this show try to have a more accurate depiction of its villains and not only have Supergirl but still the best live action version of Martian Manhunter to date who gets more great arcs this season.
The action continues to get better this season with some great epic battles. They bring in some real life drama with the alien twist to it that makes the show feel grounded at times while still being big. As with the Arrow and The Flash this season was part of the big series cross over that was a ton of fun. During the normal part of the season they introduce not only more villains, but also some other new characters that bring new elements to the story in an interesting way. Sure there are some elements that stumble a little here and there, but as a whole it keeps working better than I ever thought it would. They still have the big twists and turns all leading up to some big changes for next season that could be the best thing to happen to this series, but we will have to wait until it flies onto the airwaves.
In addition to all 22 episodes of the series this collection also features bonus content including a gag reel, deleted scenes, and featurettes taking you behind bringing the super to this series. Be there when the maid of might takes flight once again when Supergirl: The Complete Fourth Season comes to Blu-ray and DVD on September 17th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.