I really like season 2 of Stargirl so far….but in terms of the screentime of the masked heroines….we got pretty little in the first 4 episodes.
Luckily there is plenty of Stargirl, Wildcat, and Dr. Midnite in this one! 🙂
In this post, you will find 2 videos with over 7 minutes of the masked ladies.
There is even a 2-minute scene with the unmasked Stargirl where she talks to her dad.
And when she isn’t wearing her mask…the scene doesn’t fully qualify for this blog 😉
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I really like the dark horror atmosphere that is building up this season.
And from what I heard….there is much more to come 😉
It’s very interesting how Eclipso lets them face their worst fears to manipulate them. I wonder how they will deal with that in the future!
I expected Wildcat to unmask herself as the loud noise was tormenting her but I’m glad that she had enough self-discipline to NOT take her mask off as that would be quite dangerous even at night in the school, someone could show up or cameras could be in place.
It still annoys me that basically everyone they encounter does know who they are under these masks….but well, hopefully, some folks will show up that don’t know their secret.
And still, even the bad guys know….I hope for a scene in which someone would unmask Stargirl or Wildcat…just to show them that they are “superior” or because they wanna see the unmasked face.
The storyline with Cindy wanna recruit Mike for the bad guys is promising, that could become potential pretty…..disastrous….. for the Whitmore family.
What is also interesting is that you now have basically 3 “camps” of villains right now:
Eclipso, the big, all-powerful force.
Then we have the Shade, who seems very much afraid of Eclipso.
And there is also Cindy and her new recruits.
I have the feeling that these 5 episodes of the season were only the foreplay and now things will really come in motion 😉
Here is the trailer for episode 6:
What do you think of this episode and the season so far?
Well, I could pretty much copy and paste my words from the review of episode 2.
In episode 1 we got less than 3 minutes of Stargirl and her team, without any action.
In episode 2 we got no masked woman on screen at all.
In episode 3 we got over 6 minutes with the team and at least action for half a minute.
In episode 4…..there are….23….seconds(!!) of Stargirl in it as she is prepping to leave her home. Yeah, that’s right, 23 seconds. 🙁
So far season 2 of STARGIRL had very, very, very little Stargirl (or Wildcat) in it.
Again the episode is interesting and I really like how the story is going in general.
What I don’t like is again that Stargirl and her team basically don’t have secret identities.
The Shade knows immediately who Stargirl is, most likely to the brilliant move that her father showed up with the team as they meet.
The Tigress and Crusher escape from prison and they know since the end of season 1 who is under these masks.
Sometimes I don’t know why they even are wearing these masks. So far we saw no interactions at all with any civilians who basically don’t know that they exist(?).
And all the villains learn their “not so secret”-secret identities really quick. 🙁
I wish that Stargirl and Co would have some random bad guys to beat up who at least wouldn’t know who they are.
I do like how Cindy is building up a team of villains, a new Injustice Society. Will be interesting to see how the different evil parties will interact with each other. Hard to say what the plan of the Shade really is.
The trailer for the next episode is actually really promising and shows only scenes with Stargirl and the others!
….so as I am a little disappointed so far….I’m pretty hyped for the next episode!
Things finally seem to start rolling in the action department. 🙂
Marshall Virtue posted this video, he is a/the stunt coordinator of the Batwoman show.
In this great video, you can see the pre-visualization of some stunts from seasons 1 and 2:
I really like this scene big time! By this time I care about her in the show a lot and really rooting for her. She gets trapped in that room, the evil Guy of Gisborne is just outside the door, breaking it down pretty quickly. With the axe and the damaged doors he somehow reminds me a lot of a certain Jack N. in “The Shining” 😉 , especially as he is watching her through the damaged door.
You can see the fear on her face, she is breathing heavily through the cloth cover above her mouth. She now she can’t escape….he is outside the door and there are plenty of guards there as well.
A great setting!
As soon they rush in they would overpower her sooner or later and then would UNMASK her! Her life as well as her father’s life would be in grave danger as the Nightwatchman is a big enemy of the Sheriff. He would also find the woman that he loves under the mask….but she is in love with someone else…..
The way he sneakily attacks her with that dagger….wow….worthy of a real villain.
Of course, she survives that in the end, even she actually seemingly dies.
But that was revealed one episode later….providing a major cliffhanger.
As I already knew she would be in season 2….I wasn’t surprised….but imagining watching the show back then when it first aired….they surely tortured the audience quite well. 😉
I made an update on the Batwoman post below this one, check it out!
So, time to talk about episode 3 of Stargirl (season 2)!
After very little of Stargirl and her team in episode 1 and no scenes with them at all in episode 2….we FINALLY get a solid screentime with the masked ladies!
And we get some action and peril as well….but check out my 2 videos first!
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I really like The Shade as a villain so far….we know not much about him yet, but I like his style. And he surely seems to be pretty powerful that he could easily defeat the whole team.
They will have to find ways to defeat him…..and he won’t be the only villain they have to face.
The episode was pretty good, I could go without the whole magic pen and the Thunderbolt figure….but ok, I guess that might be an important factor later on when the bad guys wanna win him over to the dark side 😉
I read that this season will get pretty dark and I’m excited about it. I want the team to get tested to their limits and I prefer the dark(er) shows anyhow.
Of course, if I would be him and would have pinned them down like that….I might use these powers to yank their masks off as I am verrrry curious 😉
But on the other hand, it’s good to have a villain here that doesn’t know their secret identities from the start, I do hope that it stays like that for a while.
Perhaps later on he wants to find out who is behind these masks….and then PLEASE…..by removing their masks and not by some silly discovery as it happens WAY too often.
Or how about he attempting to unmask Stargirl or Wildcat? That would be quite awesome as well 😉
Looking forward to seeing how the plot unfolds. So far, we practically can only guess what the evil plan of the villains will be and how it all connects.
But with this episode…the season has really started for me!
Finally, season 2 of Stargirl has now started and I wanna make my short review of episode 1!
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The bad guys have been defeated at the end of season 1 and are either dead, in prison, or missing.
Much like this entire episode, things are rather quiet now in Blue Valley.
Stargirl, Wildcat, Hourman, and Dr. Midnite are still patrolling the streets at night but there is nothing to do at all and all (except Stargirl) wanna take a break from superhero life.
The episode focuses on building around the personal problem of each of them.
Courtney (Stargirl) is so focused on being Stargirl and finding other ISA members that she fails at school.
Yolanda (Wildcat) is haunted by the death of Brainwave who she killed in the season 1 finale. But she can’t speak to anyone (outside the JSA) about it as that would endanger her secret identity.
Beth (Dr. Midnite) finds out that her parents are seeking a divorce and is troubled by not being able to interact with Charles, the AI from her goggles.
Rick (Hourman) is occupied with providing food to Solomon Grundy who is living in the woods now.
Building these backstories to the characters is important and I liked them except the one with Rick as I don’t understand why he is now caring about the monster that killed his parents. Yeah, he saw a “good” site on Solomon in the season 1 finale…but it’s still hard to believe how he changed from wanting to kill him to now providing buckets of chicken for him.
I love how passionate Courtney is about being Stargirl. She fully embraces her role.
Maybe a little too much…. as her school and social life comes too short.
There is very little action in this one….but well, it’s a typical first episode to a season.
Green Lantern’s daughter Jade has her first appearance in the only real action scene. So far hard to tell, how big her role will be.
I hope she will be a good addition to the good side. Of course, I also hope that her costume will include a mask….but we will see.
So, in terms of action or peril, the episode delivers very, very little. But it was an important one for the storyline.
And this connects me to the characters and is very important for the “immersion” (in my opinion).
If I don’t care about the characters…it’s a massive minus for a movie or TV show.
This episode was a good start, but certainly not one of my favorites.
Hopefully, the action will start rolling in episode 2.
I have prepared another 2 videos for you folks, and this time it gets pretty violent, I used age restrictions for both videos as these surely aren’t suited for kids.
In the first scene, 4 of Scarlett’s classmates arrive at her home. These 4 terrorized her BIG time and now it’s time for some ….rather drastic….revenge!
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And here is the video:
Watch the video before you continue!
I just love how the score is so “opposite” to what is happening in that scene. You hear that happy kids song and you see such violence on screen. A great contrast, works really well for me!
Also, I love how she unmasks herself and then finishes the last of these evil girls off. Well, killing them off isn’t exactly justice, no matter what they did, but if you have seen what they did to her……you are rooting for the Rubberwoman ;-).
I have another short scene, I could have made the video a lot longer, but it’s “just” her in the suit without her mask and without action.
In this short one we do have more nice elements….check it out!
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And here is the video:
Watch the video before you continue!
I’m happy and a little sad about this scene at the same time.
It’s great that we get another unmasking and masking in it. But it’s also a wasted “opportunity” for me.
She is in her suit and fully masked, the girls are there and now have a chance against Rubberwoman as they are outside the house.
But Rubberwoman runs away immediately (makes sense) and unmasks herself (damn it!).
And I cut the video there as nothing more is happening, she hides….and they don’t find her.
It would have been great to see these 4 girls battling her. In my version that would render her helpless and then would slowly tear her mask apart as they enjoy humiliating her and also wanna expose Scarlett’s face.
But ok, in the end, these two episodes had around 17 minutes of a woman in a latex catsuit! So, nothing much to complain about, especially as she is also (fully) masked in several scenes.
Two EPIC episodes for sure!
By now episodes 3 to 5 were also shown and I learned on the “Behind the mask” forum that the actress that played Rubberwoman will return in episode 7!
That doesn’t mean for sure that Rubberwoman will return…as this is an Anthology series where actors play different parts…..but there IS a chance!
As the filming of season 3 of Batwoman is already underway, we get more casting news!
Creegan will play Marquis Jet. A sexy playboy who grew up in a lavish lifestyle, Marquis is too charming for his own good and wields his power with a ne’er do well attitude. He views life as one big joke and that sense of recklessness has a tendency to clash horribly with his no-nonsense mother Jada Jet. When he meets Ryan (Leslie), he sees in her a like-minded young go-getter who like him is just waiting for the right opportunity to make his mark on Gotham.
I somehow totally missed this TV show and in the end, the recommendation lead to me buying every three seasons of it on Blu-ray.
Each season has “only” 13 episodes but they greedily split each season into 2 blu-ray boxes with just 2 discs each. So I had to buy 6 Blu-ray boxes to get all 3 seasons.
But since the show isn’t new anymore…it wasn’t very expensive (besides the very last box).
This one is another perfect example while I love such characters in (long) TV shows. You really get connected to these characters and every scene has much more intensity for me than it would have if the character would just appear in some minutes during a random video. The character has much more depth and I am much more interested in what will happen to him/her throughout the show.
Yeah, it costs a lot of time to watch all these episodes, but it was more than worth it in the end. And not only for the Nightwatchman scenes, I enjoyed the whole show quite a lot…especially seasons 1 and 2.
In total, I have not fewer than 7 scenes with the Nightwatchman, today I wanna present the first two.
Let’s start with the costume: At that time only very few sexy fabrics were invented/in use.
I think they make a LOT out of the available materials. I like her leather top that….if you get a good look…. clearly gives away that the Nightwatchman is a woman ;-), even she tries her best that no one notices that with her costume.
I LOVE that she really takes a great effort to hide her identity. Actually, her whole masquerade has 3 items! The hood hides her hair, the rather big eye mask is concealing her face alongside the scarf that covers the lower part of her face.
She has so much to lose if someone would figure out who she is, and she does everything she can to protect her secret identity. A+
If you have seen at least one of the 3652 (or so) Robin Hood movies…you know that Marian is his big love. And that makes his reaction to the unmasking so pleasing to me.
He thinks the Nightwatchman is some kind of murderer (“he” is not) and finds Marian under these masks…. I love such a constellation!
The unmasking is filmed quite….odd. He pulls back her hood …but then she quickly decides to unmask herself completely. Well, it makes sense as they know and love each other (most of the time). As she realizes that there is no escape for her, she rather unmasks herself than letting him do it.
I would have rather preferred her to defend her mask and to put up a fight in a scene before he pins her to the ground, but well she will have some thrilling fights with others ;-).
And this was only the beginning…soon the evil “Guy of Gisborne” will try everything to stop the Nightwatchman.
Guy is also in love with Marian….. and really HATES the Nightwatchman at the same time.
Again…I LOVE such constellations! 😉
Wanna know from which episode of which show this is?