Supergirl Season 1 on Blu-Ray Isn't Just For the Girl Who Has Everything

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I know what you're thinking: Oh, look at that disclaimer in bold lettering, he's totally going to suck up to WB; this reviewer is in their back pocket!

Well if you've been paying attention to this site over the course of the past year, you'd know that we've been excited about season 1 of SUPERGIRL since the very beginning. And we've been covering it all along with high ratings. So feel free to continue reading, knowing that we loved it before we had it.

When Supergirl was announced as a new series on CBS, it wasn't expected to run for a whole season. Eventually, they ordered additional episodes and turned in a complete 20 episode season that culminated with a cliffhanger guaranteeing we'd see more.

Now, as we gear-up for season 2 on The CW, the Blu-Ray is dropping at the ideal time for fans to get re-acquainted with the show that defied critics and exceeded expectations.

The first season of Supergirl explored who Kara Danvers is and what she means to this world. Just like her more famous cousin, Superman, Kara was orphaned when her home planet of Krypton exploded. Having been sent to Earth to keep an eye on her younger cousin, it wasn't until he was much older that she was released from her pod.

Raised by the Danvers, Kara developed a sisterly bond with Alex (Chyler Leigh) as she grew up on Earth. Learning to control her abilities and blend in with society, she found herself working toward a normal life.

Until disaster struck.

Compelled to help people and save her sister, she exposed herself as she rescued a plane and became the center of attention. Her sister, an agent of the DEO (Department of Extra-Terrestial Operations), began working with Hank Henshaw (David Harewood) to give Kara the proper training needed to combat future alien threats.

Primarily, her Aunt Astra (Laura Benanti), who is determined to save Earth from itself, much like she failed to do with Krypton.

Guided by her friends James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) and Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan), Kara's journey from the first episode to the last is full of ups and downs. But her smile and message of hope always shine through. Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) serves as a mentor for Kara in both her personal life and her life as Supergirl. While she's hard-nosed and has no filter, Cat's advice and direction never steer Kara in the wrong direction.

The characters in the series all have an important role to play, including the enigmatic Maxwell Lord (Peter Facinelli). Throughout the series it's hard to tell whose side he's on, but one thing is clear: the safety and security of Earth is his primary goal. And he won't let anything or anyone get in his way.

With 20 episodes in-all, Season 1 of SUPERGIRL is a fun, action packed, and heart-warming television series. Melissa Benoist's portrayal of Supergirl is so dedicated and true, you can't imagine anyone else playing the part. Her passion for the character jumps off the screen and into your home.

Melissa Benoist is the very definition of 'adorkable' as her playful innocence dances about the fictional world of National City. You'll fall more in love with her as each episode progresses and you'll find yourself smiling and cheering at her success and you'll hurt inside when she fails.

It's hard not to feel empathy for a performance as genuine as hers.

And guys shouldn't consider SUPERGIRL as a 'just a show for girls', because between Hank Henshaw, Maxwell Lord, and James Olsen, there's plenty of strong and charismatic performances to draw you in.

And hey, maybe the show will surprise and have you feeling something. SUPERGIRL is for the entire family and should be enjoyed by all.

The third disc in the set is the crown jewel, as it features the highly popular WORLD'S FINEST episode that has Supergirl teaming up with Grant Gustin's Flash. Two of television's most positive and charismatic characters joining forces to take down evil in an episode that is extremely fun to watch.

It's a preview for the upcoming season of shows on The CW, as a crossover of all their DC properties has already been planned.

The WORLD'S FINEST episode alone is worth the SRP for the DVD ($49.99) or the Blu-ray including Digital HD ($54.97), but fortunately there's so much more to go along with it! The Blu-ray offers 3 discs, featuring all 20 episodes to season 1, including cut scenes. You also get exclusive footage of the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con panel discussion. A bio of Jon J'onzz. An exploration of Krypton and what role it plays in the series. And you can't forget, the gag reel which features so many great moments!

The special features offer interviews with the cast and crew as they discuss the different aspects of the show. I can't begin to describe the feeling you get when Melissa Benoist talks about Supergirl. It truly is something special. Maybe she's a generational talent, or maybe she was born to play the part. Whatever it is...everything just feels right and you will want to see it for yourself.

I don't want to leave out a small feature, that really is nice to have. When you have one of the three discs in your player, as you scan through the menu, you can see what's on the other two discs. It's a nice luxury to have all that info in one place, rather than having to go back to the case and look it up on the insert. Speaking of which, the tri-fold insert does have high quality images of Supergirl on the front and back flaps, along with the cast of characters listed in the middle. On the inside, the episode list and contents of all three discs are listed as a nice resource.

Also included in the Blu-ray, as is the case with many high profile releases these days, is a code that allows you to add Season 1 of SUPERGIRL to your Ultra-Violet account. This provides access across all of your mobile devices so you can watch SUPERGIRL on the go.

There are a multitude of reasons why Season 1 of SUPERGIRL on Blu-Ray should find itself on your shelf. Fans of the character shouldn't miss out on this perfect portrayal of the maid of might. And if you missed out on the first season and want to get caught up buying the Blu-Ray is the perfect way to do it, so you can get all the extras. Maybe you've watched and enjoyed every minute of it and want to add it to your collection.

Whatever your reason, Season 1 of SUPERGIRL on Blu-Ray is a must own.

Episode List

  1. Pilot
  2. Stronger Together
  3. Fight or Flight
  4. How Does She Do It?
  5. Livewire
  6. Red Faced
  7. Human for a Day
  8. Hostile Takeover
  9. Blood Bonds
  10. Childish Things
  11. Strange Visitor from Another Planet
  12. Bizarro
  13. For the Girl Who Has Everything
  14. Truth, Justice and The American Way
  15. Solitude
  16. Falling
  17. Manhunter
  18. Worlds Finest
  19. Myriad
  20. Better Angels


  • 2015 Comic-Con Panel: Warner Bros. Television Presents a Night of DC Entertainment at Comic-Con 2015: Supergirl
  • The Man From Mars: Superman once described J'onn J'onzz as "the most powerful being on the face of the Earth." This documentary will explore J’onn J’onzz’s current circumstances on Supergirl as the alien who swore an oath to a dying father to protect his daughters.
  • A World Left Behind: Krypton: Kara Zor-El's home planet of Krypton was destroyed in the opening minutes of the pilot. It was a spectacular, futuristic society filled with mystery and intrigue! This documentary will explore the history of this famous planet and its role and depiction in Supergirl.
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes
5.0 / 5.0