Supergirl: Season 5 (Blu-ray) – Series Review
Follow Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Distributor: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Episodes: 19
Duration: 42 min (per episode)

Supergirl: Season 5 (Blu-ray) – Series Review

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5.2
Good: Better flow due to shorter season, Overall acting
Bad: Is turning into a soap rather than a superheroes series
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5.0
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The addition of the Supergirl series to the other running DC shows once was a massive beacon of light and hope but has turned into a political and social justice warrior platform over the last few seasons. Once again, we are very much open to important topics, but it’s sad to see a piece of entertainment being swallowed whole by these things. While the show still has some hints of its initial entertainment value, we hope things correct themselves in the sixth season.

In this fifth season of Supergirl, it’s basically all about betrayal and reconciliation, albeit with the latter seeming to be an impossible task. Kara (Melissa Benoist) is in shambles, as she wants to tell Lena (Katie McGrath) that she is in fact Supergirl. Lena has already found out the truth and feels that Kara has betrayed her. This steers her towards a path of revenge, where she wants to destroy Kara’s life. When she sets her plan(s) in motion, Kara actually talks to Lena, to let her know that she is Supergirl. Lena changes her initial plan of solely targeting Kara, into a crusade to make ‘everyone’ more honest and better.

At the same time, we see relational progress and issues between Brainy (Jesse Rath) and Nia (Nicole Mains). While this all should normally be enough, things do get hectic and even more dangerous when J’onn J’onnz’s (David Harewood) brother arrives on stage, for his own plans of revenge.

Overall the flow is basically the same as the previous season, but due to COVID-19, the recording was cut short. This is why this season is only 19 episodes in length, which actually helps with the progression of the different storylines. We do feel, however, that the plot is getting a bit too convoluted, where it’s more Supergirl and friends, rather than just a Supergirl series anymore. It’s nice to have some depth with the addition of the other characters, but the soap opera feel is getting a bit too much for the series.

The cast is well cemented after their acting performances in the previous seasons, with every character still evolving properly. Nonetheless, there’s a heavy focus on friendships and relationships, that it’s clear to see that the focus of the show has been shifting to a more soap-ish approach, rather than fully revolve around the villains at large. While this is certainly appealing for a certain audience, it does shift the atmosphere. Some may dislike the ‘acting’ because of this, but in general, the cast does a very good job at portraying their respective characters.

For this Blu-ray edition of the fifth season of Supergirl, the special features are somewhat slim in nature. You will only have the traditional deleted scenes, a gag reel, and the Comic-Con Panel we also saw on the last Arrow release. This makes it nothing special for those who collect all the different DC series. Nonetheless, it’s still nice to have a little bit of extra content.

Conclusion

Arguably, those who enjoyed Season 4, will still enjoy Season 5, but the series has come a long way from being an authentic superhero series. The entire structure has been watered down, becoming a soap opera, rather than an enjoyable DC series. We’ve seen this also happen with the other series, but not to this extent. Nonetheless, the shorter season, even if it was due to the pandemic, actually helps to flow and does make it so that there is less filler content. All sentiments aside, we do love the new suit Kara has received in this season.

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