My name is Chiara and I am a bookworm, though today, not so much.
Those of you who read my stuff regularly will know that I am starting to talk about my favourite film and tv more often and deviate a little more away from books.
This fine Saturday I want to talk about Stargirl. About a week ago it came up on my recommended on Amazon Prime and I immediately started watching it. Ten minutes in my dad found out what I was watching and insisted I wait for him. (Thanks, Dad) we have watched all the episodes together which is why it has taken me a week to watch it till the mid season finale which is only eight episodes.
Now, I don’t claim to be any sort of expert on superhero comics and tv series but I like what I know and know what I like which makes me an avid watcher of MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) and Arrowverse (A group of DC comic tv series which all link into each other and began with Arrow)
But enough about that, let’s talk about Stargirl.
I went into this series hoping it would be a lot light (physically and metaphorically) than other arrowverse tv series I watch which can really dark and not the light in the darkness that superhero comics were made to be … but this I hoped to be different.
And it was but still, I think not different enough. There are still dark elements in this series which aren’t balanced out by the happy high school in the adorable town.
But let me move on to the characters before I start a rant. Courtney, our wonderful Stargirl is a happy-go-lucky teenager, gymnast star who is moving to a new town with her mother, new step-father and step-brother.
Except her step-father isn’t someone random her mother met on the street, he’s her dead father’s (who she barely knew) sidekick and he own her father’s staff which has lain dormant since his death ten years ago and chooses her to be its next owner and wielder.
I was beyond excited for a new female superhero tv series because, lets be honest , we don’t see enough female representation in this art form. Beyond that, you may even be able to tell from the poster that two of the other people in the group appear to be female. I won’t confirm this because I think that is part of the joy of watching the program … finding out.
Overall, I would say there was a lot of things to be excited about going into it, and apart from its occasional darkness, so far I have, to be honest found it a little slow going. There is a lot of setting up and I just want to be in the thick of the action already!
Also there is a lot of secret identity knowing which, I think, bodes badly for someone.
I hope I’ve intrigued you enough to begin watching it and if you have already completed it, don’t leave any spoilers for anyone else.
I’ll keep you updated on my watching and I’ll be back with another when I’ve finished this series.