The DC Nation block on Cartoon Network has been a revelation and 'must-see' television on Saturday mornings. And while Young Justice has been knocking it out of the park this season, the jewel of the block for me has been Super Best Friends Forever. It has just been a fun and fantastic biweekly short fusing the joy of Lauren Faust with some of my favorite characters.
The premise seems simple. Supergirl has been grounded and can't join Wonder Girl or Batgirl in fighting crime. Awww ... look at how sad she is!
But, in what seems to be a recurring theme, Supergirl is convinced to bend the rules a bit. Wonder Girl has the best line here, something I will save for the review of the complete episode.
But just when Supergirl dons her fighting togs and tries to join the fight, she runs face to face with Superman, I assume the person who has grounded her. I love the look of terror on Donna and Babs when they see Superman arrive to stop Kara.
Faust said that the Supergirl in this show has a bit of a chip on her shoulder, upset that Superman gets recognized for all his accomplishment while she is left in his shadow. Making him be her de facto parent, punishing her, can only add to that feel.
In fact, it feels like the earliest relationship of the super-cousins when Superman was always harsh to Supergirl, keeping her hidden in an orphanage or threatening to banish her from Earth, or basically snubbing her.
This show has just been a dream come true! I can't wait to see the rest of this episode and hope that we ended up getting more of Super Best Friends Forever.