Who knew a teenage heroine could make such an impact in the DC universe? Stargirl, written and produced by Geoff Johns, is a story about adventure, fun and hope. Its premiere in May of 2020 jumpstarted an entire season of endless adventures and the storyline of Courtney Whitmore and how her life got turned upside down.
With a pretty impressive tomatometer from Rotten Tomatoes for the first season, Stargirl is expected to have yet another successful season. But what makes this show so entertaining and endearing? Here are three themes that the audience has liked most about this exciting TV show.
Stargirl is a lovable character. Her desire to help, kindness and passion stand out in this series. Perhaps one of the reasons why her character is so powerful and viewed in a golden light is the fact that the character is based on Geoff Johns’ sister. She passed away at a young age, and this series is, in a way, a tribute to her life.
Unlike some stories, this series is really focused on kindness and morality. This can be hard to obtain, especially for characters the age of Stargirl. One of the most endearing parts of the show is Courtney’s unfaltering sincerity and acceptance of those she meets. Even some of the villains get a fistful of kindness from Stargirl. If you’re looking for a show that is positive yet fun, this is definitely a good pick.
Like many of the shows that came out in 2020 and ones that are coming out in the next few years, diversity plays a role. This is a celebrated endeavor, especially during a time of tumult and distress when it comes to equal rights and fair representation of gender, race and sexuality. Stargirl highlights the good of diversity. Being a young female as the main lead is rare, and exciting to see how strong and powerful she is. Along with this, multiple leads are of different ethnicities, thus incorporating a variety of perspectives and more accurately representing U.S. citizens.
This brings a lot of hope and inspiration to those watching. As a trailblazer in the industry, more diversity is bound to appear in cinema.
Another exciting highlight about Stargirl is the family values it presents. Not every family is the same, and this is shown by the complex family that Courtney Whitmore has. This is a great way for audience members to relate and see the complexity of family even in a superhero’s life. When things start to escalate, Courtney learns to bond with her family. Values of forgiveness, fun, understanding and love are shown throughout the series. Even a study of the family lives of villains is part of the show.
While there are many themes of this exciting show, it’s up to you to find out what stands out to you. Many critics agree on the quality of the show. Although it’s a superhero series, the warm-hearted feeling of the show combined with its diversity and family morals, makes it a great choice for your family.