5 Reasons to Start Watching ‘Stargirl’ before Season 2 Starts Streaming
While Marvel has taken over the movies, DC comics have dominated the world of series and TV for some time now. One of the most famous TV series in the DC extended universe is Stargirl.
Season 1 of Stargirl premiered on May 18, 2020, with 13 episodes on The CW. The series was critically acclaimed with 89% Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes.
As a result, it was renewed for the second season on July 2020 and the third season on May 2021. Season 2 of Stargirl will premiere on August 10, 2021, making it the perfect time to binge-watch the first season.
If you have doubts about watching Stargirl, here are five reasons to pique your interest in the show.
Plot For Season One Is Phenomenal
The show revolves around a high school girl, Courtney Whitmore, who discovers the Cosmic Staff of Starman. It happens a decade after nearly all the Justice Society of America (JSA) were killed in a battle against the Injustice Society of America (ISA).
After learning that her stepfather Pat Dugan used to be Starman's sidekick, Whitmore becomes the inspiration for a whole new generation of superheroes.
Although the narrative is just 13 episodes long, the tale flows along nicely, without being forced on the spectator. Each episode is crucial to the narrative and contains its own plot twists contributing to its appeal.
Visual Effects Are Exceptional
The CGI's used in Stargirl feels like a blessing to the eyes because of how well it is done. Apart from Stargirl, many shows aired by The CW use CGI like The Flash, The Vampire Diaries, Smallville, Riverdale, and The Messengers.
Unlike Stargirl, the other shows lack the same quality of effects used, perhaps due to budget or poor production. However, Stargirl is produced by DC Universe, so the special effects are considerably higher than the vast bulk of CGI on a typical network television show.
The Injustice Society
Stargirl has an array of villains like Brainwave, Icicle, Dragon King, Sportsmaster, and Tigress, who belong to the Injustice Society.
Stargirl does not follow the typical TV shows where there are new villains every new episode like in Smallville and Charmed or where the antagonists make a comeback now and then, like in Supernatural and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
While there are a couple of villains in the Injustice Society, it does not typically follow the format of "villain of the week."
Fight Scenes = Wow!
What is a superhero show without a series of fights between the protagonists and antagonists? For over 70 years, the Injustice Society has terrorized the DC Universe's heroes. It's now up to Stargirl and her crew to flush them out of the universe.
The fight sequences are flawlessly orchestrated, showcasing each character's strengths and flaws. The fights are believable, CGI adds to the realism, and cinematography elevates them above expectations.
The battles between Stargirl and the Injustice Society put the spectators at the edge of their seats, waiting to see who eventually comes out as the winner.
The Cast of 'Stargirl'
With just one glance at Brec Bassinger, it's clear why she was chosen to play Whitmore / Stargirl. Bassinger gives the series credit with her youthful and naive character as Whitmore and her forceful and confident nature as Stargirl.
Similarly, Amy Smart as Whitmore's kind mother, Barbara, and Trae Romano as Whitmore's stepbrother Mike excel at making us laugh with their quirky nature. Similarly, as the main villains, Christopher James Baker and Neil Jackson are terrifying.
Yvette Monreal as Yolanda Montez / Wildcat II, Anjelika Washington as Beth Chapel / Doctor Mid-Nite II, and Cameron Gellman as Rick Tyler / Hourman II play a considerable role as Stargirl's subordinates for the new Justice Society of America.