On October 26, CBS aired the first episode of one of DC’s beloved heroins, Kara Danvers, also known as Supergirl. Following in her male counterpart, Superman’s footsteps, Supergirl has learned to use her Krypton given abilities to fight what plagues National City.
Ratings for the debut episode were at a record high 12.94 million, placing Supergirl at the highest viewed superhero show, placing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in second with 12.13 million (from their debut in 2013).
“You’re doing things that Superman couldn’t even do,” is a noted line from the season trailer, raising the bar for both the story and its viewers.
Critics from the Boston Herald, USA Today, and the New York times have notable reviews for this debut show, specifically about its stars, Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks and David Harewood.
“Benoist is just so winning in this role…. As he did with CW’s “Arrow” and “Flash,” executive producer Greg Berlanti has managed to take a familiar superhero story and spin it into a TV show readers and newcomers can love. ” -Mark A. Perigard from Boston Herald.