Please note that the following article contains spoilers for the Stargirl series. If you haven’t seen the program yet, we invite you to read our presentation or watch the trailer below.
We eventually made up our minds to watch the Stargirl series that airs on CW in the US, like the other series on the Arrowverse, and the DC Universe service. If the series is part of the same universe as Batgirl, Supergirl, Arrow or The Flash, it is characterized by a much more ambitious budget. But is the quality there for all of that?
Stargirl, Ambitions and Results?
It’s a recurring review of other series. With the budget comes a realization that is a bit cheap at times, a lack of visual ambition and scenes on the phone. Where the other programs are rather dark, we are definitely with Stargirl on a series that is meant for younger audiences as the tone is light and youthful.
We therefore follow the story of Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger), a young woman who discovers that she is the heiress of a Justice League superhero. With her adoptive father, a former side-kicker (played by Luke Wilson), she meets the Injustice League, a group of superheroes. She gradually builds up a team of young and old around her.
If we like the general idea, and more generally the series, it suffers from real weaknesses. Where a series should allow you to develop your character, everything goes fast, too fast. Paradoxically, some of the supporting characters, especially on the villain side, are being developed a lot. One would almost love the wicked plan if it did not risk causing the death of a quarter of the population.
Above all, the series pays homage to the golden age of heroes, which until then had been approached too lightly in many series. What can you say for the future when Stargirl learns to take her time?