So, for no obvious reason, I continued with Stargirl. It’s a weird show.
I can’t tell if it’s so bad it’s good. Or just bad. Or maybe good.
It’s weird now that my complaint after watching the first half of the first episode was that it was too slow, because from that point on it’s been breakneck speed. I was expecting it to build up to introducing the big bad guys, or some of the new good guys, but it’s just chucking them all in there.
I was expecting a buffy style build up of school friends and discovering her secret… but it’s literally. “I need some hero mates, I’ll check in the yearbook and see who looks like they could be a hero, and then just go and tell them and give them a super suit. Oh, with a flashback to establish who the hell they are, since they’ve only had 2 words up to now”.
Everything is sketched in at super speed, and I’m not sure if it’s good or not.
There’s something kinda charming about the main character’s insanely gung ho attitude and cheerful dismissal of any kind of risk or danger or possible downside.
Oh, and I forgot to mention last time, that despite starting with a flashback to the ‘golden age Justice Society’ who all look, dress and act like their characters from the comics in the 50s/60s, all that apparently happened ten years ago!
So the golden age was apparently 2010, and it was apparently very like the 1950s. 10 years ago is also apparently so long ago that the young characters treat it as the distant past, and no-one remembers the old superheroes, but also none of the surviving adults seem to have aged much in the meantime.
It’s so odd.
It also, possibly, seems to be setting up it’s bad guys as being the ‘make america great again’ crowd.