Stargirl, Season 3, episode 12 [short review]

After a break, Stargirl did return this week with episode 12.

This means that next week’s episode 13 will be the last one of the season and the show.

Episode 12 is really a good one as it has quite some nice twists and reveals.

But…..

….you may know what comes next…..

….. NO masked women ….again!

It’s hilarious (and sad) that in a show with the title Stargirl… the titular heroine hasn’t appeared for the last 4-5 episodes…and before she was also only in for some minutes this season!

Luckily, the whole season was building up toward a big action finale, and that is what we gonna get next week.

Checked the trailer and at least the masked ladies will be finally showing up again!

Easily possible that they will have more screentime in episode 13 than in all the 12 previous episodes combined… which isn’t that hard 😉

Stargirl, Season 3, episode 10 [short review]

Post 2 of 2 for today!

All in all a good episode with a dramatic ending…. but after we got some minutes of Wildcat in the last episode, the masked ladies got …another… break!

So we have another episode of Courtney and friends…. in this show that has this mysterious “Stargirl” in the title.

Well, I guess some of the audience already forgot who that is by now 😉

Finally, we (seemingly?) see who the big villain is, even if that has to be confirmed in the last episodes of the season/show.

It was rather weird that he appeared in that mask which he then took off after some seconds.

I mean, why was he wearing it in the first place? We never saw him in that mask…if I remember correctly.

For a dramatic revealing the masked killer should have had more than 5 seconds of screentime prior 😉

There are only 3 episodes left now and I wanna see some ACTION in the last episodes of the show! But I think it’s a safe bet that the team finally will be in action against the bad guys.

It was very nice of Courtney that she said that she killed Cameroon’s father and protected *EDIT* Rick with it. But well, that won’t make a difference now after we know that he is still alive.

It will be interesting to see if Rick will maybe temporarily join the bad guys after he is under the constant influence of his hourglass. Right now he is no help at all for the JSA.

Stargirl, Season 3, episode 9 [short review]

After last week’s episode was my least favorite one of the season, episode 9 was MUCH more interesting!

Finally, we have a pretty long scene with Wildcat and Dr. Mid-Nite.

And also with good action in it!

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Not exactly the hottest match as Wildcat was fighting against “Grandma Freeze” as I call her, but with some nice perilous moments included.

Ironically Stargirl is again missing from her own show as “only” Courtney is in that house as the action unfolds.

I am very curious to see how the show is going on forward after this episode, there are 4 episodes left and it’s time that we can see the plan of the bad guy.

And what will happen to Snakegirl aka Cindy?

Also, Rick is out of control right now, and that has to be fixed.

It was nice that Dr. Mid-Nite finally had her first real fight after she discovered the combat mode of her goggles.

 

The end of this season will also be the end of the show as it was revealed that there won’t be a season 4.

During season 1 this news would have been very sad, but by now it doesn’t have much of an impact on me.

I hope that shows with a masked female lead will be done in the future on another network (and studio).

The Arrowverse is on a decline for a while now and will end with the last season of the Flash.

So I hope for more masked ladies on TV and in the movies in the future 😉

 

Stargirl, Season 3, episode 8 [short review]

Well, I’m not a comic expert and don’t know these Infinity characters, I didn’t care about them.

So, episode 8 was …. actually…. the worst Stargirl episode so far. Quite boring with way too much fantasy.

Wanna guess how long Stargirl and co were in this episode? 😉

ARGGGHHHHH!

The good news is that they will be in episode 9, judging from the trailer. At least something.

Stargirl, Season 3, episode 7 [short review]

Oh boy….

After the last episode had FINALLY a decent fight scene with Wildcat…  this episode has nothing to offer again in that department.

Again, Stargirl and Wildcat aren’t in the episode at all.

I mean this was episode 7 of this season. If I count all the minutes where Stargirl and Wildcat are on screen…. I probably end up around 10 or 12 minutes in TOTAL.

Plus the episode was actually quite… boring. I don’t care about all the Green Lantern stuff and stopped paying full attention as the whole thing was explained.

Too much fantasy with folks I don’t care about.

The next episode will be part 2 (of 2) of this “Infinity” arc.

So, I don’t have much hope for some superheroine action there as well.

This season really stretches my patience big time.

Stargirl, Season 3, episode 6 [short review]

Finally, we have a decent fight scene with Wildcat and Cindy in this one!

Well, to be more precise….more like Wildcat VS Cindy in this one 🙂

Quite odd how seemingly no one calls the cops in this town, no matter what happens in the neighborhood 😆

Again all the vigilante VS villain action happens without any civilians noticing it.

But ok, that’s just an odd habit of this show.

What is important is that Wildcat had a nice screen time and a good fight scene!

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The mysterious big villain still is in the shadows and you can only guess what he/she is up to.

It’s time for some action with him/her! I hope the villain will show up really soon so the heroes can battle him/her.

But back to the fight scene in this one. I really enjoyed the fight between Wildcat and Cindy.

A was rooting for Cindy a little bit as I was hoping she would unmask Wildcat… or at least try to unmask her.

Yes, she knows who Wildcat is… but it would show her dominance, and more importantly, it would leave Yolanda rather helpless since the Wildcat mask gives her her power.

Hopefully, some villain will go for it in the future 😉

7 more episodes to go this season, hopefully, the season will now move on with more action.

Episode 6 was promising in that regard.

Stargirl, Season 3, episode 5 [short review]

Well, this season is pretttttty slow so far and this episode is a good example of it.

I somehow have the feeling they created the storyline and then someone mentioned that they have to stretch it to make a full season out of it.

The main plot is moving ahead very slowly and all sorts of side stories are going on.

Yeah, all that is interesting and I still enjoy watching the show…. but… the title of the show gets more and more unfitting.

Stargirl isn’t in this episode at all as Courtney is fully occupied with being in love…

At least Wildcat has two short scenes but without action. 🙁

The trailer promised more than the episode had.

Starman and his anger management issues are more annoying by now than entertaining.

The big bad should show up really soon now as the whole mystery gets a little overdone by now.

Come on Stargirl producers!

I wanna see some action, some bad guys, and Stargirl, Wildcat & Co in ACTION!

This season is MUCH more a teenie drama than a superhero show.

Yeah, I know the CW likes it that way… but come on, just a couple of minutes of action per episode isn’t asked too much.

I hope the rest of the season will deliver more….

So far it’s not known if there will be a season 4 of this show, but I guess we will know soon.

Stargirl, Season 3, episode 4 [short review]

Stargirl is finally back in her own TV show!

A rather short scene without action, but at least something.

The story gets rolling a little faster and the episode had some good moments for sure.

We get some clues on a certain big bad villain and Cindy seems to be in for some major changes.

The trailer for the next episode promises some interesting action scenes with the masked heroines, so it seems like the season finally takes off after the start was rather….slow.

I am wondering what the big villain is up to, so far you can only guess.

Also, it will be interesting how that villain can fight against all those heroes and heroines.

Somehow I think that former villains like Crusher and his family will follow their dark sides again soon enough 😉

“Courtney and Friends” (aka Stargirl), Season 3, episode 3 [short review]

Yeah, I couldn’t help myself regarding the title of this post 😉

Basically, you could re-read most of the parts I wrote last week.

Stargirl, Wildcat, and Co don’t appear in this episode either. 🙁

Yeah, the “who is the murder” hunt is enjoyable, but again…I would like to see the title heroine in some action scenes.

The big action scene of the episode with (former) Starman VS Paula and Lawrence was really good as they fight their way through a grocery store.

Will be interesting if that will have any consequences, after all the fight was in public (at least until everyone else fled) and in such a store you might have some cameras.

Also, they continued the fight in the parking lot, there must be witnesses or footage of it.

But I guess it will have no consequences…. and the public gets a weird explanation of what happened there.

Looking forward to know more about what Cindy is up to. Clearly, she has some sinister plan after all and was setting up Sylvester in this one.

I hope the big evil mastermind is soon to be revealed.

 

And Stargirl should finally get a decent screen time in the next one.

Stargirl, Season 3, episode 2 [short review]

Well, let’s start with a picture that illustrates all the Stargirl scenes (or other masked women) in this episode:

Yeah, that was all the Stargirl action in this episode 😉

In other words, there are no appearances of the JSA in this one besides some mini flashbacks from episode 1.

Quite frustrating for me. Especially since the first episode already had only just about 2-3 minutes to offer.

The story is interesting as I like the murder mystery they have here.

Obviously, this is only the beginning and there is a large big bad at work here that hasn’t shown himself/herself so far.

The original Starman (with his anger management issues…among other stuff) is rather annoying for me, and I hope he will rather leave the season sooner than later.

In a way, this episode had some secret identity aspects.

I mean it’s already really odd that Cindy runs around in her Shiv uniform without a mask, seemingly hoping that no one ever sees her in the costume and would ask some questions.

Courtney was training with Starman and the staff at a water tower. Well, it seemed like a rather remote place… but she was flying around with the staff in broad daylight and started some magic fireworks as she tested her powers.

Wouldn’t that attract someone’s attention? And later on, she was running around with that large glowing(!) staff in the neighborhood (still in broad daylight).

I mean the chances are just HUGE that some folks are seeing her and might wonder why that girl is carrying such a strange staff that is glowing for most of the time 😉

I mean Bruce Wayne isn’t running around during the day while using all the Batman gadgets…

Again the public seems completely blind toward all the heroes and villains in their small city.

I hope there will be some lengthy action scenes in the next one WITH Stargirl and her team.

Stargirl, Season 3, episode 1 [short review]

Stargirl is finally back!

Episode 1 of season 3 was a classic season opener for me. Much story to tell, little action.

And that means that Stargirl and co only had VERY limited screen time in this one. Two relatively short scenes with little action.

Certainly an interesting episode, but regarding material for this blog…. there was very little there.

On the good side, there were up to 4(!) masked women in these two short scenes! 🙂

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Minor Spoilers ahead…

Storywise, I am not sure about the idea that all the JSA and Injustice League are now working together.

Not surprisingly characters like hourglass and Wildcat are not happy about working together with former villains and villainesses.

It’s a rather safe bet that it won’t work for too long 😉

Sadly, they all know each other’s …not so secret…secret identities so it would be SO easy for the bad guys to get the upper hand, but I think they won’t exploit that at all :-(.

Interestingly there were newspaper reports in this one about strange sightings that were caused by Stargirl.

Perhaps the public will FINALLY be aware that there are masked heroes and villains running around their city.

Then the masks would actually be really useful again as …so far… the heroes and villains only battled each other… while the normal people were not aware that these folks even exist.

And that would open some interesting possibilities….

Looking forward to the new episodes and ….hopefully…. there will be much more action with the many masked ladies of this show!

Season 3 of Stargirl has a teaser and (finally!) a starting date

Just a quick post about season 3 of Stargirl!

*EDIT* July 13: The longer trailer is now available:

Well, nothing much… but way more important is this:

The season has finally a starting date!

And that starting date isn’t far away…

On August 31 the first episode of the new season will be aired 🙂

Looking forward to it, especially since it’s the only ongoing TV show now with a masked heroine in the lead (plus all the other masked ladies).

Updates: Gotham Knights, Stargirl, Batgirl movie

Some news for upcoming TV shows and the Batgirl movie!

Yesterday the CW had its “Upfronts” day where they presented the schedule for the upcoming TV seasons.

 

Stargirl

The 3rd season of Stargirl will debut in the fall, on Wednesdays at 8 PM.

So far it was supposed to be aired in the Summer, but as it is May already I already thought that that might not happen.

Ok, a little more waiting time on this season….

No news on a possible 4th season yet.

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Gotham Knights

Yeah, as I mentioned season 1 was ordered…but…. it won’t be shown this year…but in 2023.

Quite a bummer and I don’t get it. The pilot is already filmed and until a fall release they would still have enough time to film more episodes… but for some reason…that won’t happen.

However, is a picture of the cast from the Upfronts event:

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Yeah, some beauties in that picture. And somebody is freezing a little or quite a lot excited 😉

And here is the first official poster:

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Wow, that is really…. lame… as it shows nothing.

Oddly enough Stephanie Brown isn’t even on it. And no costumes, just some young folks in lame clothes.

I hope the next promo material is a LOT more interesting.

Seemingly a teaser was shown at the event, but so far it isn’t available to the public.

 

Also, a synopsis with spoilers was released, if you wanna read it:

https://www.gothamsite.net/gotham-knights-premieres-in-2023-new-spoiler-description-released/

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Batgirl movie

The original plan was to make a “less expensive” movie to release it to HBO Max directly.

Now there are rumors that it might get a cinema release after the budget was upgraded.

Well, I hope that this movie will be good and that they make enough money with it so that more DC movies with a masked heroine in the lead will be made in the future!

Stargirl – Season 2, episode 13 + Armageddon poster with Batwoman

Watched the last episode of season 2 of Stargirl, and it’s time for a little review!

If you have read my other Stargirl reviews here (on season 2), you should get that I was quite disappointed how little Stargirl and Wildcat actually were in the episodes of this season, even the episodes were entertaining and interesting.

Well, for episodes 8-12 they weren’t in it all, and only one episode of the season had a lot of screentime with them.

Now, in the season finale, I got “compensated” quite a lot as there is quite a LOT of screentime with these two…. and also quite a LOT of good scenes as well 🙂

Finally, there is an episode with a lot of action again and I really enjoyed the whole showdown with Eclipso!

SPOILERS ahead! I recommend strongly watching the episode before you continue!

SPOILERS ahead! I recommend strongly watching the episode before you continue!

SPOILERS ahead! I recommend strongly watching the episode before you continue!

My favorite part was the Wildcat VS Wildcat fight, even I did curse at my TV after it was over for some special reason 😆

I just love this matchup as Eclipso let Wildcat imagine the original (male) Wildcat would fight her. And the original kicked her ass quite well for most of the fight as this was her nightmarish vision.

BUT…….it was SUCH a wasted opportunity to UNMASK Wildcat! Why? Well, they fight about who would be the better Wildcat. He even says something like “You don’t deserve to be Wildcat!” to her. So…..what would be better than to unmask her and thereby show her how much better he is (in this vision) and also to strip her of her powers at the same time? She would have been beaten if he had unmasked her. As she got the costume in season 1, it was totally not fitting to her, but as she completed the outfit by putting the mask on, the costume adjusted to her body and she got her Wildcat powers.

So, my guess would be that she only has her powers as long she is wearing the mask. It would have been really great if he had reached for her mask and yanked at it while she is desperately trying to keep the mask on. Well…..no luck 🙁

But nevertheless, I loved all the scenes with Stargirl and Wildcat fighting Eclipso and his visions! So great to see them in action, especially after their long absence.

Some pictures:

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There were quite a lot of peril scenes with Stargirl as well, in the whole showdown with Eclipso she was beaten, choked, and tossed around. I think it looked a little cheap the way she looked as she was possessed by Eclipso, but ok, no big thing.

It was great seeing all these characters coming together to defeat Eclipso. I was surprised that The Shade was still alive and that even all the three “evil” Crooks showed up.

Season 3 will be aired next year and I’m very curious to see which characters will still be around then and what roles they will play. Looks like Cindy really will be one of the good guys then, hopefully, then she will get a mask to her costume as all the other women are wearing one to protect their “secret” identities.

Seems like the Shade will be still around then, I guess Grundy might show up again, even he is “indisposed” for now.

Will Jade be still there? So far, her role was quite small.

And what about Starman and Rick? Will they play a role without powers?

And what about the bad guys? In the end scene, Mister Bones was shown for the first time.

But there are also the three Crooks, who now live next door to the Whitmores 😆 and Cameron might join the bad guys as well.

Well, looking forward to the new season….until then I might re-watch episodes 6 and 13 of this season once or twice 😉

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And now some news on Batwoman!

The Flash will start his new season (8) on November 16 with the big “Armageddon” 5 episodes event as I mentioned in the past.

Now we have a poster for this:

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Looking forward to this, especially…..you may guess….because of Batwoman and Mia/(the new) Green Arrow.

I will post about these Flash episodes here!