Supergirl: The Complete Fourth Season (2018) (Blu-ray Review)
Starring: Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan
Rated: UR/Region A/1:78/1080p/Number of Discs 4
Available from Warner Bros.
In season four, Supergirl faces a bigger threat than she’s ever faced before – a new wave of anti-alien sentiment, spreading across National City that’s fomented by Agent Liberty. As Kara mentors a new reporter at CatCo, Nia Nal, and tries to use the power of the press to shine a light on the issues threatening to tear the city apart, Supergirl takes to the skies to battle the many villains who rise up in this era of divisiveness. But how does Supergirl battle a movement when she, herself an alien, represents one of the main things people are fearful of?
Supergirl Season 4 isn’t the best superhero show you’ve ever seen and it really never has been. But season 4 makes a case for making the show at least more watchable by being the best season the show has ever had and even then things are still just good and not “great”. Or at least not until the very end of the season. Leading up to that point we have a whole list of alien politics episodes with people seemingly just now having issues with aliens despite the world’s best hero being an alien and aliens having been there long before now. We have also tossed in a mix of villains one of which wasn’t a villain in the comics (Agent Liberty) and a couple of others. Some are better than others but I feel the biggest fail is the use of The Red Daughter, who we’ve been building since the end of season 3.
While we might still have to wait for a true showdown between her and Supergirl, the main course for this season comes in the form of another very popular villain here that I won’t mention in case you aren’t aware of it. They aren’t here but just in a few episodes, but they make this thing end very well and makes us look forward more to another season to come. I have said this before and I’ll say it again, Melissa Benoist is great as Supergirl, but she is often given stuff that doesn’t come across as that interesting to do and she seems to be used at her best when she’s on other shows. None the less, the season ends better than it starts and is at least watchable up until then.
– ALL 22 ONE-HOUR EPISODES
– TWO CROSSOVER EPISODES
– The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panel San Diego 2018
– Inside the Crossover: Elseworlds
– Villains: Modes of Persuasion
– Gag Reel
– Deleted Scenes
QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 98%