The Complete Sixth & Final Season review by Bobby Blakey
“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.”
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. I was pretty against the show fully expecting it to suck before it debuted and was pleasantly surprised. When it moved to the CW it found its footing even more and embraced the rest of the Arrowverse of the time. Now it is all coming to an end with the sixth and final season of the series, but does it go out on top or will it fail to live up to the legacy of Krypton?
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 the sixth and final season, Supergirl is thrust into the greatest challenge of her life — forced to confront her own mortality, and the prospect of losing all hope. As her friends rally to help her in this difficult fight, a new Super-Villain arrives in National City and tests her resolve.
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 each season. Throughout the series there was the romance drama and nonsense outside of the realm of the superhero story, but it managed to keep 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. While things worked it kind of ran its course leading into this season and I am sad to report completely dropped the ball leading to its finale.
There is plenty of action and even some great villains, but it gets so caught up in the personal drama and trying to shoehorn every social situation into the story it just started being a forced parody of itself. Don’t get me wrong I am all for all of these situations and dealing with them in stories like these are important, but it stopped feeling like good writing and depth to evolve the characters and move the story and more just to throw it in.
The finale was fine, as it wrapped up what was left of the story, but then jumped into the personal stuff to attempt to wrap all that up to. There is an event which I won’t spoil for those fans looking forward to checking out that kind of serves as the end point for it all, but there are so many questions and werid decisions that I was yelling at the TV in irritation. In the end the show is really good for most of its six season run, but this last one much like Black Lightning just missed the mark and sadly kind of made me glad that it was over.
In addition to all 20 episodes of the final season and also features bonus content including deleted scenes and a featurette bidding farewell to the series. Be there when the maid of might takes flight once last time when Supergirl: The Complete Six and Final Season comes to Blu-ray and DVD on March 8th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
In addition they are also releasing Supergirl: The Complete Series on Blu-ray and DVD on the same day for those looking to catch up.