Move over, Arrow. Take a seat, The Flash. Excuse her, all Legends of Tomorrow.
But Supergirl would like a seat at the superhero table on the small screen.
After months of hype, CBS debuted Melissa Benoist in the title role of this eagerly-awaited drama on Monday night, airing Supergirl Season 1 Episode 1 and introducing viewers to Kara Zor-El in the process.
She’s the cousin of Superman and she was sent to Earth by her parents when she was 12 years old.
Raised by her human foster sister, Kara spent the next 12 years of her life concealing her impressive powers… but we saw on the premiere that she’s now ready to make like her very famous other relative.
When we meet Kara, she’s living in National City and working as an assistant to Calista Flockhart’s Cat Grant.
She’s also working alongside photographer James Olden (yes, James), who Grant just hired away from The Daily Planet.
Soon enough, Kara gets enlisted by the head of a secret agency that would like her assistance in saving the world. So much for keeping those super powers at bay, huh?
There’s work to be done… but there’s also work to be done.
So Kara must find a way to balance her destiny of crime-fighting with her menial daily jobs at the office, along with her very human relationships.
Is she up to all these tasks?
And are you up to finding out?
What did you think of Supergirl? Of Benoist in the main role? Of its mix of action, drama and humor?
Will you be tuning in to next week’s follow-up? Sound off below and grade the Supergirl premiere now: