Being stuck at home (especially during a pandemic) can be really hard. Finding new and engaging things to do around the house can make you feel like you’ve been wandering the halls like a Victorian-era ghost.
But take heart: the nation’s most entertaining program creators are unveiling top notch new content during this endless quarantine. Especially noteworthy is DC’s Stargirl which originally aired on May 18, 2020, and currently has 10 episodes up and ready to be watched. There will be 13 episodes overall in the first season.
So what makes Stargirl worthy of your time?
If you are a fan of the Justice Society of America and past work of Geoff Johns, the executive producer of Stargirl, you’ll find this a fresh and interesting new take on the superhero world.
The series revolves around Courtney Whitmore, a high schooler who finds a magic-imbued staff that once belonged to the famed Starman of the original Justice Society of America (JSA). After harnessing its powers, Whitmore realizes she needs to bring together a team of her peers and reestablish the decade-old JSA.
There’s one small problem though. The Injustice Society of America, which caused the downfall of JSA, is still out there and wants to stop the new Justice Society of America from being formed at all costs. Whitmore and her peers must master their powers, learn how to make hard decisions, and protect the U.S.A. from the Injustice Society of America. On top of all that, Whitmore is uncovering secrets about her family and their past, secrets that could change everything.
Fun for the whole family!
One of the best parts of Stargirl is that it appeals to a wide range of age groups. The main characters are teenagers, exploring young adulthood and how to make mature and sometimes uncomfortable decisions. The show is also peppered with characters from the older generation of JSA, characters which will grab the attention of parents and set the stage for family-bonding memories in front of the TV.
Best of all, you don’t have to be a past fan because the story of the first Justice Society of America is told alongside the story of the new generation.
Stargirl is a hopeful story that teaches about renewal, responsibility and the unbreakable determination of good to prevail over evil.
Find it on DC Universe, grab a bowl of popcorn, and delve into a brand new world of teen superheroes.