The following Blu-ray was provided to me by Warner Brother for review. Thoughts and opinions are my own.
I’m going to say this right off the bat. Stargirl is a great series. Its fun, fresh, action packed, warm, you name it. It began as a DC Direct show but quickly made its way onto the CW. In fact as of this writing all first run shows from DC have moved to CW and HBO respectfully. Stargirl, actually appeared before her show during the mega Crisis crossover. We only got a quick glimpse but it was enough to show she was going to be a part of the giant universe that DC has created on the small screen.
Stargirl opens hot with the Justice Society of American doing battle with there evil counterparts the Injustice Society of America. This time the Injustice society has the upper hand and they manage to kill all of the heroes. Before Starman, their leader dies he gives his sidekick Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson) his cosmic staff. He wants him to keep it until the staff finds a worthy replacement who can rebuild the Justice Society of America. No in a twist we encounter a little girl named Courtney Whitmore who has just been told her father will not be home for Christmas.
Stargirl then cuts 10 years later where Pat has married Courtney’s mom Barbara and they are all moving back home to where the battle took place, Blue Valley. Courtney is less than thrilled with a new stepdad, a new school, and a new life in general. When she is going through old crates in the basement she stumbles upon the Cosmic Staff that comes to life for her. She immediately bonds with it flying over town and even blowing up a high school jerks car. She asks Pat what it is and he tells her the story of the Justice Society. She becomes convinced that her father was Starman and this staff has chosen her to battle evil. Problem is some of the Injustice Society is still around town and when they hear of the staff one of the members, Brainwave attacks Courtney. Luckily she is saved by Patrick who is inside a giant robot.
The series progresses at a great pace. Courtney becomes Stargirl and with Patrick’s help begins to recruit members for the new Justice Society, all while battling the Injustice Society in the typical villain of the week style, but with the main story continuing for the entire season. The progression of the plot is fantastic. It never once drags for a single episode and the entire cast is incredibly likeable. Brec Bassinger, who plays Courtney / Stargirl is outstanding. She and Wilson have a great chemistry between them. While not as goofy as Legends of Tomorrow, but much more lighter than Flash or Arrow this is a fantastic show for top to bottom.
Warner Brother has released this on Blu-ray and it looks stunning. This really and truly is a comic book come to life. Everything is bright and colorful, even the night scenes come alive especially when showing off the cosmic staff. The score for this is very well done as well. It’s a great superhero score, but with a much lighter tone. Everything bellows from your surround sound and comes to life before your eyes.
This is one of my new favorite DC shows to say the least. It’s a fun ride from beginning to end. Sadly it’s a short season consisting of only 13 episodes, but don’t worry, CW has already picked it up for Season 2. DO yourself a favor and pick this one up right away.
Overall 4 out of 5 Stars!