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.
Speaking of it….here is the trailer: