SUPERGIRL: THE SIXTH AND FINAL 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.
One of the things I have realized after watching many full seasons of the Warner Bros DC TV series is that they are packed with what at first may appear to be chaos. This is due to the large number of subplots and secondary storylines the showrunners write into many of the episodes.
For most TV series, this would obscure the primary storyline, creating a visual miasma that would lose viewers immediately. For viewers who enjoy shows taken from the pages of comic books, this is just the way these things work.
Supergirl: The Sixth and Final Season is even more chaotic than the show’s first five seasons. This makes sense with the number of major characters involved in the show. The showrunners have a lot to do to bring the series to a good finale in 20 episodes.
The season has so many things that I want to talk about, but I refuse to take one iota of viewing pleasure from you! There are great endings and a few new beginnings. There are people sent far away and others who come back from their journeys to distant lands. There are revelations that will take you by surprise (like they did for me)! And there are some good one-liner comebacks that only the dedicated will catch!
The finale of this series was one I didn’t expect but I loved it. The showrunners managed to bring Zara Zor-El to a place where she can truly be herself and be happy. And the others around her, those who deserved it, also had their wishes granted to find the lives they wished to live. Needless to say, I had a great time bingeing Supergirl: The Sixth and Final Season!
The first of the bonus extras, “A Farewell Tribute to Supergirl”, with the excellent talent who appeared in season six is an ode to a season and a series where the talent became family. It is a fun watch with some really good anecdotes.
And then there are the deleted scenes to sit through. Normally I would be lamenting here about how forgettable they are. Most of them are. One deleted scene is special. It is between young Esme and her “Aunt” Kara and is especially poignant. It is an amazing scene with lots of heart and soul. But it would have messed with the flow of the episode. Thank you for giving it to us! Scenes like this are the only reason I willingly watch the scenes which didn’t make the cut to appear in their episodes.
My rating for the bonus extras was lowered due to the low audio level on all of them, regardless of which disk they reside on. My rating for the feature is a strong 5-stars.
- Based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel family, Supergirl is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Robert Rovner, Jessica Queller, and Rob Wright.
- Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Katie McGrath, Jesse Rath, Nicole Maines, Azie Tesfai, Julie Gonzalo, Staz Nair, David Harewood
- A Few Good Women
- Phantom Menaces
- Lost Souls
- Prom Night
- Prom Again!
- Fear Knot
- Welcome Back, Kara!
- Dream Weaver
- Still I Rise
- Mxy in the Middle
- Blind Spots
- The Gauntlet
- Magical Thinking
- Hope for Tomorrow
- Nightmare in National City
- I Believe in a Thing Called Love
- Truth or Consequences
- The Last Gauntlet
- Deleted Scenes
- “A Farewell Tribute to Supergirl”
- 846 Minutes
- 44 Minutes
- Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
- A/1 (U.S. and Canada only)
- 5 Stars
Bonus Features Rating:
- 4 Stars
Picture Quality Rating:
- 5 Stars
Audio Quality Rating:
- Feature: 5 Stars
- Bonus: 3 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