5 reasons you need to check out Stargirl

DC's Stargirl -- "Pilot" -- Image Number: STG101b_0111b.jpg -- Pictured: Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore -- Photo: Annette Brown/The CW -- © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
DC's Stargirl -- "Pilot" -- Image Number: STG101b_0111b.jpg -- Pictured: Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore -- Photo: Annette Brown/The CW -- © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /
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DC’s Stargirl — “Pilot” — Image Number: STG101i_0365Ab.jpg — Pictured: Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore — Photo: Quantrell Colbert/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
DC’s Stargirl — “Pilot” — Image Number: STG101i_0365Ab.jpg — Pictured: Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore — Photo: Quantrell Colbert/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /

2. There’s plenty of development potential

A pilot episode can usually be clunky. Stargirl wasn’t perfect but it was better than pilots that I’ve seen in the past. I mean, Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s pilot had to be completely reshot for various reasons. So did the original Charmed‘s pilot. And the changes weren’t just for a change of actress for specific roles.

Stargirl did a great job of introducing the main characters. It offered us a look at the main villain, why Courtney is the chosen one, and the type of guide Luke Wilson’s Pat is set to be.

There is plenty of growth potential. We have characters that have just been seen once but it’s clear they will become far more important as the show continues. The dialogue could have been a little better, but again, it’s a pilot. I give pilots a lot of leeway when it comes to clunkiness because they’re not created for the viewers but to encourage networks to support a show.

1. Courtney isn’t your typical angsty teenage girl

Something I always worry about when it comes to a teenage girl lead character is the angst. So many TV shows seem to think that angsty teenager girls can only really have one feeling: anger. Just look at Claire on Supernatural or Jenny on Gossip Girl. Eventually, the angst gets too much.

Courtney clearly has some teenage angst. She’s annoyed that she’s moving to a new town and leaving her friends behind—and it looks like this is all for one man that she hasn’t really connected with. She hates that everyone else seemed to have a great start and she can’t fit in. And of course, there are all the natural hormones and those questions of where she fits in.

Yet, we also got to see her try to make friends. We saw her laugh and enjoy finding a place in the world when the staff worked for her. She is one of those characters who will let people in but they have to deserve it. And I can completely relate to that.

She’s not the stereotypical angsty teenage girl based on the pilot episode. I have a lot of hope for the character development in the future.

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Stargirl airs on DC Universe and The CW on Tuesdays.