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Supergirl Season 6 Blu-ray Review

“Supergirl” ends in a messy fashion.

The 20 episode sixth and final season of “Supergirl” is nothing if not eventful. Kara Zor-El (AKA the titular character) ends up in the Phantom Zone, a Phantom escapes the zone, time travel occurs, the villainous Nyxly is the season’s big bad alongside Lex Luthor (naturally), Poachers pop up, characters perish, Lena Luthor learns about what she is, Totems become a plot point, a wedding takes place, and Kara comes to terms with who she is.

The DC CW series “Supergirl” certainly had its ups and downs over its 6 year run. The series started off promising in its first 2 (and best) seasons, but lost its way after that (although the introduction of Lex Luthor helped). Season 6 encapsulated everything wrong with “Supergirl” as a series- it’s a cluttered mess. There’s too many characters, everyone seemingly becomes a hero, Kara often takes a backseat in her own series, the jokes are eye-rolling, and even the season finale (“Kara”) felt like one big cheesy group hug (I mean, “We Are Family” even plays during it). It became an overstuffed series with numerous cast changes and feels so far removed from what it started out as.

Even though the ensemble cast may be way too big, the Superfriends angle is at least fun to see on screen. The team (which contains Supergirl, Brainiac 5, Martian Manhunter, Dreamer, Sentinel, Guardian and Lena) ultimately does bring a different dynamic and vibe to the series. Perhaps “Supergirl” should have morphed into a “Superfriends” series as it would have been more involving and focused that way. 

Cast wise, Melissa Benoist as Supergirl remains the best part of the series. You can tell how much the character means to her. Jon Cryer as Lex is also a fantastic scene stealer. Whenever he’s on screen the show is better for it. 

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.78:1 1080p. Grade: A-

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. Grade: A-

Extras include a Digital copy, deleted scenes for episodes 7, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19 and 20 and a sweet and moving featurette titled “A Farewell Tribute To Supergirl” which is a touching roundtable cast discussion.

March 4, 2022 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , ,

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