Batwoman: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Though it needs more time to develop its own identity to truly soar, Batwoman's fun and stylish first season is a step in the right direction for representation and superhero shows alike.



Critic Ratings: 39


Audience Score

User Ratings: 5270
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Air date: Oct 6, 2019
Air date: Oct 13, 2019
Air date: Oct 19, 2019
Air date: Oct 27, 2019

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Ruby Rose
as Kate Kane/Batwoman
Meagan Tandy
as Sophie Moore
Dougray Scott
as Jacob Kane
Camrus Johnson
as Luke Fox
Nicole Kang
as Mary Hamilton
Elizabeth Anweis
as Catherine Hamilton-Kane
Gabriel Mann
as Tommy Elliot
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Critic Reviews for Batwoman Season 1

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (8)

Producer Greg Berlanti is to comic book superheroes what Donald Trump is to tweeting. They just can't stop themselves.

Oct 7, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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The best part of the new series is that unfussy, effortless way of getting Kate's sexual orientation out of the way, and also Kate herself.

Oct 4, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The CW Arrowverse show twists the classic superhero tropes to make for a deliciously promising tale of a young woman struggling to find her path. It's relatable until she just ultimately chooses vigilantism instead of community college.

Oct 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The show still has much to prove, and could get much better or worse from here, but as far as pilots go, this is a decent beginning.

Oct 8, 2019 | Full Review…

With Arrow fast approaching its end, Batwoman can easily pick up its grimdark mantle within the Arrowverse and run with it.

Oct 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Batwoman...continues to rely on tricks of the Arrowverse trade, which will be its detriment...It is making the show feel a bit stale when it should be giving us a brand new, interesting superhero origin story.

Oct 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Batwoman is ultimately painful to watch and a struggle to get through, lacking finesse, emotional depth, and a sense of direction.

Oct 7, 2019 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

This premiere ticks all the boxes of a good intro episode with clear "Who"s, "What"s, and "Why"s laid out for even the most casual viewer while setting up some good long-arc momentum.

Oct 7, 2019 | Rating: 4.0/5.0 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, a little dramatic coaching might have been helpful as well, because she delivers every line with the same monotonous flatness. Moody is one thing, but numb isn't a particularly engaging vibe.

Oct 7, 2019 | Full Review…

A great set-up for what's to come as we watch Kate Kane's (Ruby Rose) journey unfold.

Oct 7, 2019 | Full Review…

It sure takes a while to drop the conventions... and to go truly "Dark Knight."

Oct 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Batwoman is a solid entrant into the Arrowverse universe and will likely make quick work of finding an audience on the network that has hosted the best live-action DC content for the better part of the 2010s.

Oct 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Batwoman: Season 1

  • 9h ago
    Horrible writing, some of the actors should think of something else to do in their lives, character development was where exactly?
  • 9h ago
    The pilot is god awful but if you stick with it, the second episode was amazing and a complete 180.
  • 10h ago
    I love the story writing. Almost every DC hero show has had a great intro and stayed true to the comics. This show changed Batwoman in show many ways. Here are just a few: how her parents were killed, her relationship with Bruce Wayne, her choice of a career. These changes and the writing itself changed a great hero into a different character.
  • 10h ago
    Bad, Politically unnecessary.
  • 10h ago
    This could have been amazing. Such a disappointment.
  • 12h ago
    This is bad. I mean, on a technical level it's as competent as any other of the cw drama junk but it fails in every other aspect.
  • 12h ago
    Not a show that is fun to watch.
  • 12h ago
    This is the worst show to come out of the CW in a while!
  • 13h ago
    It's a good show set in the Arrowverse.
  • 13h ago
    Ooof. I paid nothing to see this commercial free and I feel ripped off. Point blank range and the rabbit shoots her in the chest? And she is all like, "coooool?" Was this written by a 4th grader?

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