Spoilers DC's Stargirl: Season 3

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  1. Morpheus 02

    Morpheus 02 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Sorry for this generic post with no graphics or anything... I haven't had a chance to watch the season 3 premiere of Stargirl yet.

    But we are looking forward to "Frenemies" and what will happen.

    It might be a minute before I read this thread again.

    Bur if it is like previous seasons, which I felt were fairly family friendly , and something my 11 year old loves watching with me...I am looking forward to it.

    Lance Ausfresser on Facebook has dropped some hints... as a fan of Infinity Inc (at least the Early days), I look forward to what we might get
     
  2. Greg Cox

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    Fun episode. It seems like forever since last season so I was a little worried I wouldn't remember enough of where we left off, but the show did a good job of updating us.

    And, yes, I guessed who the murder victim would be, but am still intrigued to find out whodunnit.
     
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  3. Kai "the spy"

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    Liked this episode, and the whole theme of second chances they are apparently going with.

    There was a lot of set-up in this one. There's something going on with Shade's powers. Pretty sure we'll meet the Gambler's daughter. Rick is trying and so far failing to resurrect Solomon Grundy. Cindy is trying to be a better person, but struggling with old habits and ways of thinking. There's a conflict within the JSA about direction. Artemis wants to join and is not at all subtle about it. Jakeem ... was there for a moment. So was Mike.
    I liked how the episode showed how worried Courtney was the whole time about losing the staff to Sylvester, but ultimately choosing to share the staff and hero-duties with him.

    There was certainly a lot going on. Looking forward to this season, which I have to admit, totally snuck up on me. I was not aware the new season was already starting.
     
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  4. Greg Cox

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    Enjoyed Episode 2: "The Suspects."

    I confess: For the first time, I didn't recognize the titles on the movie theater's marquee. I assume they were deep cuts into DC lore, but they flew over my head.
     
  5. thribs

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    I finally got round to watching it. Courtney really needs a new pair of jeans. :)
     
  6. Ovation

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    Budget cuts. :shifty:
     
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  7. Kai "the spy"

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    Enjoyed episode 2, as well. A Sylvester-heavy episode, and I think Joel McHale did a good job showing the hero's frustrations, his survivor's guilt and lack of any life outside of his superhero identity. Looking forward to how Sylvester's arc progresses.
    Shade is also obviously going through something, though it's not clear yet what is going on with him. But I like the character, as well as Jonathan Cake's protrayal of him, so I'm glad he gets something to do this season and won't be sidelined (though, thinking about it, the immediate future might very well sideline him, since he's left Blue Valley to deal with his issue).
    Mike and Jakeem did get something to do, after barely being in the season opener. Should be fun to see them trying to prove themselves and the hijinks ensuing from their investigation.
    And Sportsmaster and Tigress are hiding something they're afraid of being revealed.

    Oh, and we learned that Jay Garrick was among the fallen JSA members. Shame, I would have hoped he'd be revealed to only have semi-retired and coming back for the occasional guest appearance. Would have given us a potential future for John Wesley Shipp as Flash now that The Flash is ending.
    Then again, this is superheroes, and death rarely is permanent in this genre. I mean, we already have Sylvester and McNider back among the living.
     
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    Glad they gave some depth to his behaviour as I was feeling that Starman was just and utter dick and not worthy of Pat's time with him but The Shade talking about his funeral must have really been a knife twist.
     
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  9. CaptainWacky

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    Still no UK airdate...we got season two I think a day after the US on Amazon Prime.
     
  10. Guy Gardener

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    You used to have friends who would mail you US TV on VHS tapes.

    And they were the wrong type of VHS, so you had to go on a special mission to find a another friend with a usable NTSC video player...

    Where did those people go?
     
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    I used to tape The X-Files for my friend in school because his familydidn't have satellite tv.
     
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  12. thribs

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    Yeah. I don’t know what happened to it in the uk. Had to use the CW app to see it
     
  13. thribs

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    I think Starman should go back to school. A community college would be good.
     
  14. theenglish

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    They're on The P***** B** now.
     
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  15. thribs

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    I would delete that response before a moderator sees that. :)
     
  16. theenglish

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    That was obviously a joke. I will delete just in case---???

    EDIT: How's that?
     
  17. Guy Gardener

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    Did Beth think she was adopted last season?
     
  18. LaxScrutiny

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    Wow!! Just noticed three eps were online, ignoring comments so far and diving in to it. Excited! Talk to y'all later.

    ETA: Holy Shit! This was GOOD!!

    Every character had their moment. I'm actually liking Cindy. Rolled her eyes but did the right thing when no one was watching. Nowhere near the perfect friend, but really I'm not hating at all.

    Sylvester is dodgy. Part of him means well and he's saying all the right things but what he's doing belies those sayings...

    The Shade is still basically my fave character in this show, and maybe kinda probably any series. Worried that he's losing some power each time he summons? Require more data...

    Gambler? No, not reformed, but maybe trying, for the right reasons. Me, only one episode in: great ending, can't wait. Thankfully the next episode is only a few clicks away.

    Love this show.
     
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  19. Kai "the spy"

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    Episode three is keeping up the trend of really good episodes. Sylvester is really going through things, and when he confronted the Crocks, it felt like he was about to turn into a villainous vigilante, had Pat not showed up to stop him. But he does show remorse and remindeyd himself to stick to the rules later on. Not that this helps the Crocks, or all those innocent bystanders who went through a traumatizing event, or all the property damage Sylvester himself caused. But then, I don't really expect the show to adress any of that.

    By the way, does Blue Valley have actual law inforcement? I mean, there have to be, there was a police cordon at the Gambler's trailer. But somehow, they never show up, even when there's a situation like in the shop. But, seriously, do people even know about the new JSA? I mean, S.T.R.I.P.E. is kinda hard to miss.

    But, honestly, I think that, as well as all those issues I mentioned earlier, won't really be adressed, because the show has a hell of a lot of characters with their own arcs to follow. We barely see all the heroes in each episode (I think Jakeem was missing entirely this week), they probably just don't have the time to show these side elements.


    Oh, also, little nod to the themes of this season, the movie posters at the theater are for Nathaniel Dusk, a noir-ish PI character DC published in the 80s and referrenced in Geoff John's Doomsday Clock.
     
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  20. LaxScrutiny

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    Caught up and wondering when the next ep is?

    I agree, Sylvester should be in jail for assault and property damage. He's not just close to turning into what he claims to hate, he's already there. He can grovel all he wants to the team, there are still store owners and car owners who are out thousands for lost property, and employees that will be out of work until the damage is repaired. But yeah, I get that this show is a comic book about a fantasy world and I can run with it since it's been pretty compelling so far.

    Pat is as great as I've come to expect. Zeek is wonderful. Cindy is growing, gradually but steadily. Suspicious that Grundy isn't quite as dead as everyone is assuming, but we still haven't seen the big bads that were presented at the end of last season.

    If I have a (minor) complaint, the show hasn't really been about the title character much. She's been the level-headed leader, but she's also been stuck in one place, a place she isn't holding the staff very often.

    Liking the Barbara/Tigress subplot/relationship. Reminding me of Barbara/Shade last season. Barbara has a strong role in the show.
     
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