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: 3847
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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

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…

A pretty solid introduction...Batwoman quickly proves that it's worth your time.

Oct 7, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | 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…

Audience Reviews for Batwoman: Season 1

  • 1h ago
    Not good in any way
  • 2h ago
    If this came out in the early 90's this would be 4 stars but following Smallville, Arrowverse and streaming hero shows this was not exciting at all.
  • 2h ago
    Big disappointment!!! ??
  • 2h ago
    Bland acting, story is weak, effects are already dated and it lacks heart.
  • 2h ago
    Too political for my taste. Acting was bland.
  • 2h ago
    Absolutely horrible. Even .5 of a star is more than it should be ranked
  • 2h ago
    I was truly excited to see another addition to the TV DC lineup but was soon disappointed. The acting was not real well at all. I felt like a lot of the story line was repeated from other shows. There were really no surprises in the show like what's been seen in predecessor shows. The writing seemed more like it was a struggle to just get the show on the air. Ruby Rose seemed more like a very angry vigilante than an up and coming superhero while Rachel Skarsten's part seemed like there was something missing in her as a villainess. It was all barely enough to keep my attention. Maybe the show will pick up the pace and become more engrossing.
  • 2h ago
    I goto admit, after watching the 1st episode, i was very underwhelmed and not at all enthused to want to continue watching the series at all. The story line was rather weak and un-eventful, the acting wasnt overly thrilling and was predictable to what was happening.
  • 2h ago
    Cringe fest! And poorly written.
  • 2h ago
    Lazy writing, bad acting...oh yea and put some damn respect on BATMAN's name!!

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