Supergirl is a series my seven-year-old and I enjoy together. Kara Danvers (Supergirl’s alter-ego, heartfully portrayed by Mellissa Benoist) navigates the complexities of being both a superhero and millennial who’s landed her first job. I’m drawn to the themes of acceptance, perseverance, and anti-xenophobia. My kid enjoys the aliens and frequent but not-too-scary action. We both delight in regular zingers from Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart).
Mindhunter recreates the story of FBI agent Ford (Jonathan Groff) as he interviews serial killers to determine what makes them tick. His partner, Tench (Holt McCallany), balances Ford’s occasional recklessness, though both are relentless in their groundbreaking pursuit of profiling madness. What could be a routine cop procedural produces binge-compelling fare, thanks to engaging characters, compelling relationships, and believable-if-bizarre situations. Cameron Britton gives a scene-stealing, chilling portrayal of real-life serial “co-ed killer” Edmund Kemper.
- Supergirl (USA)
- Available on TheCW
- Mindhunter (USA) 2017, Netflix
- Available on Netflix