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


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User Ratings: 5045
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Air date: Oct 6, 2019
Air date: Oct 13, 2019
Air date: Oct 19, 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

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…

The whole show is very, very interested in being diverse, and it's so obvious it's cringe-worthy.

Oct 8, 2019 | Full Review…

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 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…

Audience Reviews for Batwoman: Season 1

  • 54m ago
    This show is surprisingly good after watching the first two episodes. Is it the best? No, but it has a lot of potential and I really like the actress playing Alice. She's definitely the MVP of this show. I'm actually looking forward to the next episodes hopefully it can improve as time goes on.
  • 1h ago
    This show is actually better than I thought it would be. I went into the show expecting to hate it and be done with it, but after seeing the first 2 episodes, I'm actually really liking it. I'm interested to see where it goes. I think it definitely has potential to get so much better. And I hope it does get better.
  • 2h ago
    Fun setup so far, and Ruby Rose is a compelling presence!
  • 2h ago
    Unfortunately, I can't find any redeeming qualities in this one. Bad acting, plot and dialog, tacky music, stereotypical characters with zero depth, and a protagonist that comes across very arrogant and unlikeable (and no, NOT for being a lesbian or whatever).
  • 2h ago
    I think that Rose and other actors did a fantastic job with this first episode, I like the story so far, and look forward to more episodes. I also believe that I noticed a bit of homage to Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman, and loved that.
  • 3h ago
    Acting was awful, the story was not interesting.
  • 3h ago
    Borderline painful to watch
  • 3h ago
    This series is an utter insult to Batman fans. Not because it has a lesbian lead but because it deliberately rips on Batman and changes the story of Katherine Kane Katherine Kane DIDN'T lose her family in a car accident, they were killed after being taken hostage by terrorists. This series is literally nothing more than an attack on the Batman fandom.
  • 3h ago
    I like DC's ArrowVerse shows, But Batwoman is one of the least ArrowVerse of all time, Arrow is so much better then Batwoman.
  • 4h ago
    Terrible acting from Ruby and shoddy film editing effects. I doubt even the unimaginative batman knockoff from the comics would think to stoop this low in poor plot design.

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