Stargirl – Season 1, episode 8 – Stargirl VS Cindy [+bonus video]

Time to talk about episode 8 of Stargirl!

For starters I have a scene without any masked women. Why do I post it? Well, watch for yourself and you will know:

 

 

Bonus video:

(Of course it helps a LOT if you have seen the previous episodes to fully understand the scene)

I love the suspense in the whole scene! I was waiting the whole time that Cindy would expose Courtney as being Stargirl…but it doesn’t happen.

It seems that Courtney’s secret is still safe, but at the last moment Cindy does reveal that she knows that it is Courtney who masked herself as Stargirl. And she immediately threatens Courtney’s friends. Cindy’s behavior with these chocolates perfectly presents how evil she is, maybe a little over the top 😉

Now to the scenes with masked women!

Preview:

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And here is the video:

Beth…..you did it again! This time she called Wildcat by her real name. Cindy could have heard that as she was already on her way to that room.

A very dangerous habit….They really have to do better than that!

Luckily Yolanda changed into Wildcat and saved her from being found by Cindy.

The fight between Cindy (as she wasn’t in costume) and Stargirl was pretty intense, good action! And this time Stargirl didn’t loose, it was more like a tie as Cindy was grabbed by these…..snake-people. Guess we will get a third fight between these two pretty soon.

At the end…Brainwave Junior aka Henry also finds out that Stargirl is Courtney (just like his father) which endangers her and her friends even more.

The question is now, how the three who know who Stargirl is will deal with it.

– Brainwave senior is in a coma, but could awake in every episode and would use that knowledge I think

– Cindy/Shiv told that that secret would be safe with her….but that can change if she sees any advantage in telling her dad or someone else

 – Henry isn’t a villain so far, and his reaction leaves every option open…. the synopsis and the trailer for the next episode show a certain…possible direction for him

It will be interesting to see what happens to Cindy, what plans has her father with her?

And also what will Stargirl and her team do next?

The trailer for the next episode shows it:

What do you think about the episode and these scenes?

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Stargirl – Season 1, episode 7 – Stargirl VS Shiv

A new villainess enters the stage in episode 7 of Stargirl….Shiv!

And she proves to be a worthy opponent….at least.

Preview:

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And here is the video:

[Spoilers ahead! Watch the episode before you continue!]

That was a good episode! Basically the origin episode for Shiv. Or one of them since the next episode is called “Shiv: Part Two”.

I think it’s a little weird that Courtney chooses to get friends with Cindy, who is the meanest girl in school. OK, she doesn’t have much friends so far, and perhaps she wants to see the good in her, but it seems a little off.

A shame that Shiv doesn’t have a mask for her costume, but seemingly the villains aren’t really much into protecting their “civilian” identities so much with some exceptions (Sportsmaster, Tigress(?- face paint).

The fight between these two is really well done! Great action 🙂

I am wondering: Does Stargirl know what damage the staff can do to others? She send Brainwave into a coma and now completely burned Shiv’s face what might have killed her if she wouldn’t have super powers. Was it Stargirl’s intention to kill her? Hard to say….I guess not.

Stargirl was lucky as she was rescued by the….janitor! Will be interesting to see, as I don’t know the Stargirl comics, who he actually is or was. Is he a survivor of the old JSA team?

Also Stargirl was lucky (again) that Shiv decided to leave rather then to stay and to finish her…and/or unmask her! Seemingly she was hurt and/or afraid that the sword wielding Janitor might return. 😉

Pat should be more careful with shouting her real name, even he couldn’t know the whole time that she was in costume.

Here is the trailer for episode 8:

Well, it seems that Stargirl’s secret identity is in big danger….at least. Clearly seems that Shiv figures out who she is.

With that all their secret identities are in big danger. I am afraid that soon all villains will knows who is behind their masks 🙁

And even worse, I think they wont even need to really unmask them…in the only “right” way 😉

Really curious to see how the story goes on! And of course I hope to see Wildcat in action as well…

If her secret gets exposed, she should deal with all the villains who know…so that her secret is safe again.

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Stargirl – Season 1, episode 6 – The team VS Tigress and Sportsmaster

In the latest episode we finally get long action scenes with some nice perilous moments!

The new hero team gets their first mission and runs into some serious trouble!

Preview:

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And here are the videos:

Well, as I was hoping after the trailer for this episode…..we finally get some great action scenes with Stargirl and co.!

My favorite fights were Wildcat VS Tigress and Stargirl VS Tigress/Sportsmaster.

Wildcat VS Tigress …..that already sounds like a CATfight! And it was very entertaining to see them use their skills to battle each other.

 

Little fun fact: In some shots you can cleary see some sort of pads(?) on tigress knees. I guess they were there to protect the stuntwoman/actress.

I guess they thought no one might notice….but here it is:

(you can see who weird her right knee locks – click to enlarge)

Another thing about Tigress is her secret identity “cover”. Sportsmaster is perfectly masked, but Tigress has only some face paint around one eye….not really a mask in my opinion.

The heroes should figure out pretty easily who she is. And thereby they might also suspect Sportsmaster to be her husband….

Dr. Mid-Nite isn’t a real fighter (so far), but she helped out in some critical moments and her goggles are very helpful so far.

Hourman still needs to find out how he can use his powers, but all the team members have to learn….and they will during the season.

His “Jason Voorhees” one liner was a nice reference.

Off course I hoped someone would try to unmask one of the heroes, but no luck so far.

The end of the episode gave me quite some hope for the future though as the villains agreed upon finding out who their oponents are.

I am a little afraid that they find in a wrong way…..which would be any way besides an actual (physical) unmasking.

The heroes have a lot to loose when the villains would find out….so I hope they try everything to keep their secret identities.

 

Overall this was my favorite episode so far! Some great action scenes and the heroes were really challenged! 🙂

Here is the trailer for the next episode:

 

What do you think of that episode?

Feel welcome to leave a comment!

 

Stargirl – Season 1, episode 5 – Stargirl, Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite

In the last episode Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite get introduced.

Preview:

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And here is the video (all scenes with masked women from the episode):

[SPOILERS, watch the episode first!]

On the one hand this episode is interesting and important as it introduces Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite into the show.

The episode takes a lot of time in showing backstory to the characters and that is needed to really “get” the characters.

On the other hand this episode offers only barely 5 minutes of Stargirl in costume and NONE(!) action at all. Like in the last episode Stargirl doesn’t have to fight against anyone.

And that is so far my biggest problem with the show.

In episode 1 Courtney had a short fight with some punks while wearing a bandana to mask herself. A nice scene, but short.

In episode 2 Stargirl fought Brainwave in a really good action scene. So far the best action we got.

In episode 3 Stargirl had a very short fight with Icicle. Nice, but not enough.

In episodes 4 and 5 there was NONE action as she was in costume (in regards of fights against someone).

The show really need to improve on that and I’m sure it will.

Because now all the characters of the hero side have been introduced.

And the trailer for episode 6 shows that they will get into some serious action! 🙂

Looks like the team get into a fight VS some experienced villains.

And the mini trailer already offers more action and peril then the last 3 episodes togetgher 🙂

Looking forward to this one!

Perhaps the villains are curious to peek under the masks of Stargirl and Wildcat…. 😉

What do you think of the latest episode?

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Stargirl – Season 1, episode 4 – Stargirl and Wildcat

In this new episode Stargirl starts to recruit Wildcat for the Justice Society.

And there are quite a lot of scenes with both of them, I made 3 videos as they each can’t be too long!

Preview (for all 3 videos):

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And here are the videos:

Quite a nice amount of masked women screentime! 😉

[SPOILERS ahead, I recommend to watch the episode first!]

The episode worked well as an introduction episode for Wildcat. We get to know her background story with the incident that lead to the “slut shaming” from which Yolanda still suffers every day.

Her cowl not only hides her identity, it empowers her, the suit suddenly fits and she has all skills of a cat! Which would make an unmasking even more interesting!

I hope that some villain wants to take a look at her face that is hidden behind that mask one day.

There is little action in this episode and no fights at all. But I’m sure Wildcat will have to prove her skills in combat soon enough.

And Stargirl needs to learn an important lesson: NEVER call another (masked) vigilante by her/his real name! When the mask is on…she is Wildcat, dammit!

I really hate such scenes as it here unmasks Wildcat in the worst way possible.

Ok, lucky for them it’s a future teammate, but nonetheless I don’t like secret identity reveals like that one.

Can’t wait to see those two in battle against some villains!

 

Trailer for episode 5:

 

Feel welcome to leave a comment!

What do you think about this episode?

Stargirl – Season 1, episode 3 – Stargirl VS Icicle

In the newest episode Stargirl has to face Icicle!

Preview:

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Here is the video:

[SPOILERS ahead, watch the episode before you continue!]

[SPOILERS ahead, watch the episode before you continue!]

The episode was pretty good. Not much of Stargirl in it, but I really liked how they introduced Icicle as a villain.

A great mixture between a caring father, charming buisiness man ….and psycho-maniac!

He is true evil, trying to kill a bus full of kids and as that failed he took care of another accident to happen in which a kid was actually killed.

Again the show switches from light comedy scenes to pretty dark ones. An interesting mixture.

And of course I hope that Icicle will get what he deserves!

Even I’m not a big fan of big team-ups in such movies/TV shows…..it will be interesting to see all the heroes that Stargirl will recruit over the next episodes.

Honestly I don’t know much about these characters so it will be a “surprise” for me to see them in action for the first time.

Especially I’m looking forward to see Wildcat in action! Two masked women battling some villains…..a really good scenario!

It was a little strange to see that her mask has a black elastic strap to keep it on her face as it “disturbs” the look in my opinion.

In some scenes like this you can see it:

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Normally these smaller masks are fixated with some sort of glue, perhaps her mask is too heavy for that?

Kind of odd, because in most scenes you don’t see this strap…

Here is the preview for the next episode where Wildcat gets recruited by Stargirl:

Yeah, pretty thrilled for that one!

Stargirl – Season 1, episode 2 – Stargirl VS Brainwave

The 2nd episode of Stargirl has aired and we do see her in the costume and mask for the first time!

Also she does have a nice, perilous fight against Brainwave!

Preview:

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And here is the video:

A good episode in my eyes.

Ok, I have my usual problems with these teenagers issues and all the fantasy stuff. But that are rather minor problems.

[SPOILERS ahead! Watch the episode first!]

[SPOILERS ahead! Watch the episode first!]

[SPOILERS ahead! Watch the episode first!]

The scenes with her trying to find Brainwave in her school while he was looking for her at the same time, was a nice secret identity peril scene.

Especially as he discovered her, saw her face and knew her name.

The fight against Brainwave was very good and you can see that they have a bigger (CGI-)budget as many shows from the Arrowverse for example.

For a moment I thought he would even go for her mask, even he already knew who she is. Luckily he is out of the game for now, so her secret identity is safe for now.

So her mask really provides her with a secret identity and isn’t just decoration. I do hope the the next villains will be interested in finding out who is under that mask.

And here are two promo pictures for episode 4, which will be aired on June 8:

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Well, I must say, a pretty cool mask that really hides her face!

And it hides her so well, that from what I can see on these pictures….I thought the actress would be a teenager, but actually the actress is 27! 😆

But ok, Brec Bassinger who plays Stargirl is 21 and her character is 15. So will Wildcat be 15 in the show as well while Yvette Monreal is 27? Would be kind of….bizarre.

Well, I am very much looking forward to this one! On IMDB she is listed for all 13 episodes but no mention that she is Wildcat as well.

Hopefully she will be around for the rest of the season!

I wonder how these two will meet in costume. Surely they will fight together VS the villains. With two masked women I really hope for some unmasking action/peril in the season!

Have you seen the episode already?

How did you like it?

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Stargirl – Season 1, episode 1 – Stargirl VS some punks

This is post 2 of 2 for today!

Another TV show with a masked heroine in the lead has started this week!

Stargirl debuted earlier this week and I wanna present the scene where she first puts on a mask and fights some punks.

She hasn’t her costume yet, so she has to improvise to save some kids from being bullied by some low lifes.

Preview:

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And here is the video:

Yeah, a nice first scene with her.

I like that she realises that she should mask herself before getting into a fight with these punks.

In the near future she should have her iconic costume and regular mask as well.

Looking forward to see more of her!

So far the show is promising and well made, even I have my issues with it. The lead character is 15, so a teenager with all the usual problems that mostly annoy me on screen.

I hope that she will have a real secret identity (unlike Catwoman for example), even I have my doubts from some clues so far.

Looking forward to her masked allies as well.

I will post more scenes in the future!

What do you think of the show and this scene?

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