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January 11th, 2022 under The CW

The CW has a new Superhero tonight at 9p, and her name is Naomi. She is unlike all of the other ones on the network, and that is why I like her and the show so much.

Naomi (Kaci Walfall) is a 17-year-old high school student who is obsessed with Superman. So much so, she has a site dedicated to him. Like him, she was adopted when she was a baby. And that is not the only thing she has in common with him.

However, something that differentiates the two of them is that she is a military brat who traveled the world with her adoptive parents (Barry Watson and Mouzam Makkar). The family has finally settled down in Port Oswego, and she has friends that have her back. They are Annabelle (Mary-Charles Jones) and Anthony (Will Myers), who share her interest in Superman. She is going to need them, and she is just about to find out how much she needs them.

One day when she is in class, someone tells her there is a Superman sighting at the town’s square. So, she gets on her skateboard to capture the moment. But on the way, she hears a buzzing noise and passes out. When she comes to, she realizes she missed him.

When she watches the video back, she realizes she recognizes someone in it. That person is Dee (Alexander Wraith), a local tattoo artist. She starts asking him questions, but he tells her she is asking the wrong questions.

She doesn’t understand what that means until she meets Zumbado (Cranston Johnson). He starts to tell her stuff, but she is not listening to what he has to say. Mostly because she is not ready to comprehend what he is saying.

Basically, he is trying to let her know she is like Superman. Meaning, we are about to watch a Superhero be born with very little guidance. Unlike The Flash, this did not happen to her during an accident. She is also isn’t rich like Batman and Arrow, so she can’t give herself superpowers. She is just an ordinary girl, or should I say she was a normal girl.

This is Naomi’s origin story that starts out on the day she became a Superhero. Well, she still doesn’t know who she is, but she will have her friends to help her discover who she really is.

And don’t forget, she might be a budding Superhero, but she is still a teenage girl trying to navigate everything that comes along with being one. In that way, she is like the Clark Kent we got to know in Smallville. And like Smallville, I am eagerly awaiting to see her grow into the hero she is meant to be.

Creator Ava DuVernay gives us something The CW has been craving, a DC Universe character with teenage angst. It is a throwback to The WB days as compared to the same show with a different character. Plus, after one episode, I was invested in all of the characters because they are written with such heart, and they are also interesting. You want to know all about them. And we will learn more about them as the series goes on.

When it comes to the show’s lead, this is Walfall’s first lead role. But it will not be her last. This is just the beginning of her long future career. The same can be said about her teenage co-stars, Jones and Myers. I also think we are going to see Wraith in a lot of movies because he has the look and the chops to back them up.

I honestly think the last time I was so pumped about a Superhero show on The CW was Smallville. I stayed with that show until the end, and I will be doing the same with this one for many years to come.

I have a feeling I will not be alone. I can see many girls looking up to her. I hate to say it; I think she will be what Supergirl wasn’t. Plus, for a lot of young girls, she is their age and going through the awkwardness that we all did when we were that age. To me, that is what Superheroes should be. Inspiring and like them, but with a greatness, we all hope to achieve.


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