DC’S STARGIRL: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON – A Blu-ray/DVD and Digital HD Review by John Strange

DC’S STARGIRL: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON – A Blu-ray/DVD and Digital HD Review by John Strange

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-raytm I reviewed in this Blog Post.  The opinions I share are my own.

In season one, Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) inherited Starman’s staff and reconstituted the Justice Society of America (JSA) from her friends and schoolmates.  They went up against the Injustice League of America (ISA), the people who destroyed the old JSA members, and defeated them.

Season two brings new opponents to bedevil the kids.  First are the kids of the ISA villains led by Cindy Burman (Meg DeLacy).  Cindy is using a mystic jewel that holds an evil entity called Eclipso (Nick E. Tarabay).  The creature pretends to be under Cindy’s control until the time is right to hatch his master plan.  In the meantime, Cindy and Eclipso pull every psychological trick in the book to break the wills and spirits of the current JSA, one team member at a time.  As the team is ripped asunder, Courtney and her family must shoulder the load. 

The Shade (Jonathan Cake), a one-time member of the old ISA, pops in and out of the season, sometimes of the side of good and others on his own side for whatever reason.  His value to the series, other than some humorous lines, was his knowledge of Eclipso.  He feeds his info to the team in dribbles and drabs leading them through the fight at his speed, which throws the team’s reactions off.  This adds greatly to their peril.

The writing for this season is excellent.  The writers treat us to the perils of Summer School.  They added fight scenes to reduce that stress and then brought in some very good family scenes to bring us balance.  In the end, the team is family and that gives them what they need to persevere.

The storyline is enriched as the writers and showrunners give us more history and background on the original JSA in flashbacks related to each step of the battle.

And now to the bonus extras!  On disc one, we find the featurette “Thank You, Georgia: Stargirl”.  The featurette is a love letter from the production to the state where they shoot the series. 

“Never Alone: Heroes and Allies” talks about the heroes of the DC Universe and their allies with an emphasis on their sidekicks.  It’s a story that has been told before, but it is well worth watching.

Finally, we have the “Gag Reel”.  Most of you know the low regard with which I hold most of these attempts at humor.  The version in this group of bonus extras is one of the better reels I have seen in a while.  It’s not perfect, but it’s not bad.

I was impressed by the quality of DC’s Stargirl: The Complete First Season.  DC’s Stargirl: The Complete Second Season is just as good!  I am looking forward to seeing if the writers can keep up this level of storytelling or not.  We’ll see when the next season airs later this year!

 

Created By:

  • Geoff Johns

Cast:

  • Brec Bassinger, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Cameron Gellman, Trae Romano, Hunter Sansone, Meg DeLacy, Nick Tarabay, Amy Smart, Luke Wilson, Jonathan Cake

Episodes:

  1. Summer School: Chapter One
  2. Summer School: Chapter Two
  3. Summer School: Chapter Three
  4. Summer School: Chapter Four
  5. Summer School: Chapter Five
  6. Summer School: Chapter Six
  7. Summer School: Chapter Seven
  8. Summer School: Chapter Eight
  9. Summer School: Chapter Nine
  10. Summer School: Chapter Ten
  11. Summer School: Chapter Eleven
  12. Summer School: Chapter Twelve

Extras:

Digital:

  • None

Blu-ray/DVD:

  • Thank You, Georgia: Stargirl
  • Never Alone: Heroes and Allies
  • Gag Reel (Exclusive to Blu-ray and DVD)

Specifications:

Runtime:

Feature:

  • 572 Minutes

Enhanced Content:

  • 28 Minutes

Number of Discs:

  • 3

Studio:

  • Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.

Release Date:

  • 02/08/2022

Region:

  • A/1 (U.S. and Canada only)

MPAA Rating:

  • NR

Selig Rating:

Film Rating:

  • 5 Stars

Bonus Features Rating:

  • 4 Stars

Picture Quality Rating:

  • 5 Stars

Audio Quality Rating:

  • 5 Stars

 

Selig Rating Scale:

5 Stars: Should add to your DVD collection at any cost

4 Stars: Worth owning, but try to catch it a sale

3 Stars: Plan to get it, but wait to buy it used

2 Stars: Worth taking a look at, but not owning

1 Star: Pick it up at a garage sale and use it for drinks

0 Stars: Makes a great Trap Shooting target

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