The TV show Stargirl is about to broadcast season 3, and the fans can’t wait. While the superhero market is flooded with options on TV and film, Stargirl’s teenage dynamic is unique and exciting. The series offers a more grounded take on the superhero genre, with relatable high school characters.
As season 3 approaches, let’s look at why Stargirl’s high school setting is unique and changes the superhero game.
Stargirl is Human
Sure, there is Supergirl (Superman’s relative), but in Stargirl, the titular character is a regular human. This scenario offers a more relatable experience for viewers. Fans get to see someone just like them trying to balance school and being a superhero.
It also means that the costumes and gadgets are not as flashy as some of the other superhero shows out there.
Can Compare To Spider-man
This grounded approach has led some to compare Stargirl to Spider-Man, in that they are both teen superheroes juggling school and their superhero duties. Like Spiderman, she is a human who acquired her abilities by accident and must learn to use them for good. But unlike Spider-Man, Stargirl does not have the benefit of a team of super friends from the Avengers to help her out. She is very much alone in her journey, which makes for a more compelling story.
High School Setting
The show does a good job of depicting the trials and tribulations of high school life. The characters feel like real people with real problems. From relationship drama to academic pressure, the show hits on all the major issues that teens face But it also offers a more optimistic take on high school, with characters that are supportive and have each other’s backs. High school is not always the easiest time in a kid’s life. So a show that offers a more balanced view is refreshing.
Female Role Model
Girls have a lot of male superheroes to look up to but not many females. That is why Stargirl is such an important show. It offers a female role model for girls to look up to. Stargirl is strong, independent, and intelligent. She knows her own mind and isn’t afraid to stand up for what she believes in. She is also a great friend and always puts others before herself. These are all qualities that we should all aspire to. Sure, Wonder woman ( an adult) is the prototype for female superheroines, but she is also an immortal Amazon.
Help Stargirl Get To Season 4
In conclusion, if you are looking for a superhero show with a difference, be sure to check out Geoff Johns‘ amazing show Stargirl. A season 4 renewal would help to cement its place as one of the best superhero shows on TV and continue to give teens a much-needed role model.