I updated the “Hall of Fame” with a new entry (15). If you checked the blog the last weekend it won’t be a new one for you, but it certainly deserves to be there.
Now, here is my short review of episode 8 of Stargirl (season 2):
Another interesting and thrilling episode….BUT….and you know what comes now…….with NO scenes at all with the masked ladies.
Ok, well, Courtney is holding Wildcat’s cowl in her hands after Yolanda dropped her costume and cowl at Courtney’s place…but well, that doesn’t fully count.
After so much Stargirl and Wildcat in episode 6, we got practically no scenes with the masked ladies in the 2 episodes after that.
So, I really would like to see more of Stargirl in a TV show that is called “Stargirl” 😉
I want more Stargirl in “Stargirl”.
Sometimes it feels like a Batman movie where Batman has two scenes in it.
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But enough of that for now.
The episode focuses on Rick and Beth. They are both heavily influenced by Eclipso in different ways.
I like how he tries to manipulate them with their worst fears, that is really well played.
And that brat from hell is quite terrifying! I love the dark atmosphere and the horror elements of the episode.
The odds aren’t very good for team Stargirl at the moment.
Stargirl’s staff is still recovering, Courtney is really frustrated. Yolanda quit being Wildcat. Rick destroyed the hourglass beyond repair(?).
Beth won her “battle” with Eclipso for the moment, that was a victory much needed for the team and especially for her.
There are 5 more episodes in this season. At the moment my prediction/guess is that there will be very little or no scenes with Stargirl and her team in the next 2 episodes and that they then finally team up again to fight Eclipso in the last 3 episodes.
Last week’s episode was already a really good one with finally real screentime with Stargirl, Wildcat, and co.
Episode 6 is even better and certainly has a big gamechanger!
Due to problems with Youtube, I won’t upload any Stargirl videos anymore, so some pictures and this text has to be enough.
I increased the brightness of these pictures a little….
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Ok, I liked a lot of things in this one!
A new masked villainess! Of course, every one of the good guys already knows who she is…..but well, it’s a nice addition! And I like her full face mask…just like an improved version of the one her father was/is wearing.
It’s soo odd that many of the bad and good guys wear masks….but for the most time, they all know who is under which mask. And the show NEVER shows any interactions of the masked folks with any civilians who seemingly don’t know about both teams.
It’s like there are two worlds in this show, the civilians and the unmasked alter egos of the heroes and villains…… and another one where there are the bad guys and the heroes.
But ok, enough of that, back to the episode.
The fight scene in the school is well-done and pretty long….I really enjoyed that one BIG time! Good stunt work and pretty creative as well 🙂
And damn, I know Eclipso would show up sooner or later…but what a debut!
Killing off two of the bad guys! Ok, perhaps there is some chance that Cindy may show up again….but it certainly doesn’t look like that!
His appearance now changes everything! It’s no longer some teenager in masks fighting some also young villains.
Now they have to face an incredible powerful……..well……monster that is seemingly so much stronger than everything they have encountered so far.
I wonder what Artemis will do now? Will Solomon Grundy show up again? Will they all team up with The Shade and the heroes to fight Eclipso?
After the pretty slow first 4 episodes….the last one and this one have me now fully “hyped up” for the rest of the season! 😉
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 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.
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.
Regular website: https://dcfandome.com/
Of course the Batwoman panel in the Watchverse is THE main attraction for me, no doubt!
It will have 40 minutes and the cast will discuss season 1 and give a sneak peek into season 2. I also expect that we see promo material of Javicia in the costume for the first time!
Besides that I am thrilled about the Wonder Woman 1984 panel and the “The Batman” panel (hope to finally see the Catwoman costume)!
And of course the other Arrowverse shows will have interesting panels as well!
I am hoping for some juicy trailers, interesting talks and great promo material!
I already made a schedule for the event…..well, I am sure I won’t get much sleep in these 24 hours….
So, this will be my last Stargirl post about an episode in 2020.
A little late this time, but there wasn’t much interest in it so far (on my youtube channel and Blog) so I guess it’s no so bad.
So, let’s start with some pictures of the final episode of season 1!
Preview (for both videos):
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And here are the videos:
HEAVY SPOILERS ahead, I would recommend to watch the whole episode first!
That was a good finale for the season in my opinion.
Will be interesting to see which ISA members are really dead besides Brainwave.
No clue what happened to tigress. Sportsmaster may still be alive as well.
Dragon King have cheated death before, but I do think he is dead after all.
Icicle….well, he was crashed to bits…but maybe he can melt the single parts and put himself together like the the T-1000, even I doubt it.
Cindy is still there, Solomon Grundy and the Gambler too. Plus two new bad guys that are shown or mentioned. Need to do some background work on them.
I’m glad that Wildcat killed Brainwave, that was the right move, he deserved it big time.
I’m not happy that there are still some folks who know who Stargirl is, her secret identity isn’t really secret. Somehow I have the feeling that there will be always bad guys who know her secret
which makes her mask more decorative then concealing.
Also that there was no unmasking action at all in the whole season. Not even a self unmasking or unmasking attempt.
I had feared it would be like that since Brainwave found out that Courtney could use the staff and its powers in episode 1. Luckily he was silenced for a while but no one from the JSA took an effort to go for her mask in any situation.
Don’t get me wrong I relly enjoyed the whole season and the finale too as it delivered a lot of intense action and a lot of screentime for the masked heroines.
So far the public didn’t really took notice of the whole ISA and JSA, they fight their battle in the shadows pretty much. I wonder how that will develop in the future.
Blue Valley is such a picture perfect community with seemingly no crime to fight at all…. pretty much the exact opposite to Gotham.
So, I don’t think the JSA will really have to fight common criminals in season 2. Ok, it would be an unfair fight with their super powers, but Supergirl does it all the time, even you can’t compare the situation.
The end of the episode was a little too much….Stargirl and Stripe sitting on that surprisingly strong tower, the american flag was waving in the wind…..
Will be interesting too see how Starman will fit into the team in season 2. Will more heroes join the JSA?
What plans and members the new ISA will have? Who will be in it?
I do hope that there will be some unmasking action or secret identity struggle in season 2. That would be really great!
Also, how many episode will season 2 have? This one had 13, but now the show has moved to the CW, it may get more in season 2. Hard to say as it isn’t even clear when the second season will start.
Am I the only one who thought the big satelitte dishes and the gigantic undergorund base was worthy of a 60’s/70’s Bond villain?
Reminded me of it….especially as Gambler also had a cat as he was working on his evil plan 😆
You are welcome to leave a comment!
What do you think about season 1 in general and the final episode?
After the interesting, but actionless last episode we get a good episode with some action and a nice build-up for the final episode of the season.
It is the official first part to the two parted finale. It would make sense to watch both episodes in sequence on the same day….but I just couldn’t wait another week to do that.
The start of the episode is my favorite part. Lawrence moves on Pat with his favorite weapon and Tigress shows up to “play” with Courtney and Barbara.
Here the video, even there is no masked women in it (unless you count tigress as masked):
(only on the Blog – not on my Youtube channel)
Ok, hard to say with Lawrence wasn’t in his villain outfit as Sportsmaster….but I bet he was way too confident. He thought that beating Pat wouldn’t be any problem and didn’t get into his outfit that might have protected him from that little back-stabber 😉
I did enjoy how he started rather friendly, but his sinister character showed more and more. Tigress had some great fight scenes with Courtney and Barbara. Of course I would have rather seen her in her costume…..but that happens if your secret identity gets exposed….
The last minutes were nice as the team was finally in costume again and was just getting into action as the credits started to roll….
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And here is the video:
I yelled at my TV, but I guess that’s a good sign….as I am eager to see how the season will end!
Of course they will somehow stop the ISA with that evil plan….but what will happen with the bad guys? Will they all show up in season 2 again? Will some end up in prison or get killed?
Will all the good guys survive the season finale? I guess yes….but not 100% sure about it.
And now all the action scenes from episode 11 of Stargirl:
… well that’s all the action there was in episode 11.
It wasn’t a bad episode, but there was no action at all. No scenes with the masked heroines.
Pretty much an episode to tell some background stories. We get to know much more about Courtney’s father who gets into town, also the Shining Knight is a big topic.
We get some scenes with the bad guys that actually move the storyline forward. Especially with Brainwave who tells Icicle that Courtney is Stargirl…. #exposed!
All this prepares us for the two final episodes of the season.
I’m looking forward to these and hope that Stargirl and her team get a lot of screentime there!
I really hope that season 2 will deal a bit more with the actual storyline, and I think it will since there won’t be the need to introduce all these characters anymore, besides the new ones from season 2.
I hope that Stargirl will take care of every bad guy who knows her secret.
I wonder what they will do in season 2…will there be a bunch of new villains? Will Stargirl and her team fight “normal” criminals as well?