|Scene from Supergirl|
When Supergirl first premiered, it seemed like a novelty show geared towards female comic book fans. Large portions of the first season even felt like the familiar sentimental and upbeat stories that balance action and angst in a way fitting for the modern superhero TV show. It's only shining light that it was usually fun. Cut to a season and network later, and Supergirl has done the unthinkable. It has managed to become one of the most relevant comic book properties on the small screen. Even with stunt casting in former Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter as the president, the show became socially conscious and borrowed a lot of its jargon and plots from current events. There's no denying that the arching plot line regarding the extermination of aliens wasn't in some ways pulled from events premiering alongside the episodes. Supergirl may remain a show full of heart and whimsy, but it has become so much more and in the process became one of the best shows on TV.