Batwoman: Season 1 Reviews

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October 8, 2019
The whole show is very, very interested in being diverse, and it's so obvious it's cringe-worthy.
October 8, 2019
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.
October 8, 2019
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.
October 8, 2019
With Arrow fast approaching its end, Batwoman can easily pick up its grimdark mantle within the Arrowverse and run with it.
October 7, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 7, 2019
Batwoman is ultimately painful to watch and a struggle to get through, lacking finesse, emotional depth, and a sense of direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
October 7, 2019
Producer Greg Berlanti is to comic book superheroes what Donald Trump is to tweeting. They just can't stop themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 7, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5.0
October 7, 2019
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.
October 7, 2019
A great set-up for what's to come as we watch Kate Kane's (Ruby Rose) journey unfold.
October 7, 2019
It sure takes a while to drop the conventions... and to go truly "Dark Knight."
October 7, 2019
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.
October 7, 2019
Batwoman's teeming writers' room is spectacularly inept at exposition. Or practically anything else; everything in Batwoman -- the plots, the dialogue, the characterizations -- is very comic-booky, in the worst sense of the term.
October 7, 2019
It's easy enough to watch that I'll stick around to see if it blossoms into something more.
October 7, 2019
We like seeing Rose kicking butt in and out of her Batsuit. And it feels like, as we dive into Kate's story a bit more, the show will get some depth.
October 7, 2019
Batwoman may need to up the ante in terms of action but a combination of some compelling mysteries and a great performance from Ruby Rose ensures you'll want to keep coming back to what appears to be one of the Fall's best new TV shows.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 7, 2019
Batwoman is off to a promising start but this series is going to need some more time to find its identity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 4, 2019
Batwoman has a flawed start in a defining moment for the character's future. While Ruby Rose plays Batwoman with stoicism, it's in the moments that show Kate Kane's vulnerability where Rose excels and highlights her range.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 4, 2019
Batwoman is shaping up to be the queer, boundary breaking superhero television deserves.
Top Critic
October 4, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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