Batwoman: Season 1 (2019 - 2020)


Season 1

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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: 50


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Air date: Oct 6, 2019

In the series premiere, Kate Kane returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm by kidnapping his best officer and Kate's ex-girlfriend Sophie Moore.

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Air date: Oct 13, 2019

Kate battles Alice and the Wonderland Gang from the shadows while continuing to be haunted by her sister's death 15 years earlier. Meanwhile, the city holds on to hope that Batman has returned; and Jacob Kane and the Crows up the stakes trying to take down the villainous crew. Kate continues to look to Bruce Wayne's legacy for guidance as Luke Fox inadvertently gets pulled into Batwoman's vigilante heroics.

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Air date: Oct 20, 2019

Alice continues to taunt Kate with a secret but also sets her sights on Jacob and Catherine. Kate is visited by Tommy Elliot, a childhood friend of her cousin who has finally realized his lifelong dream of being wealthier than Bruce Wayne and throws a party so all of Gotham can celebrate his success. Mary gets an unexpected new bestie when Sophie is assigned to protect her. Luke and Kate work together to uncover who may have taken a valuable weapon from Batman's arsenal.

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Air date: Oct 27, 2019

A new villain with an eye for all things that sparkle drops in on the city. Kate attempts to find a balance between her personal life and her new role as Gotham's guardian. Catherine has an uncomfortable encounter with Alice, who always seems to be one step ahead of the Kane family. Batwoman pays fangirl Mary a visit to ask for a favor. Meanwhile, Jacob and Sophie try to piece together who was after their prisoner. Luke continues to finetune Batwoman's arsenal of weapons.

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Air date: Nov 3, 2019

Alice takes Kate down the sad, winding road of her life in the days after the accident as Jacob and Sophie attempt to track them. Mary has an argument with Catherine, which sends her looking for Kate at Wayne Tower, but instead she becomes unwelcome company for Luke.

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Air date: Nov 10, 2019

A disturbing death has Gotham reeling and the city reaches out for their new vigilante hero. Luke confides in Kate, while Sophie asks Jacob for a special assignment. Alice continues her nefarious plot against the Kanes, with Catherine being a conduit to part of her plan. Batwoman pays another visit to Mary.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2019

Kate and Sophie must reconcile with their past as Kate questions just how much she can trust her former lover. Kate and Luke have an encounter with an old friend.

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Air date: Dec 1, 2019

Kate and Alice continue their sister/nemesis dance, while Alice and Mouse construct their most evil plan yet. Mary invites Kate to a special event honoring Catherine and Jacob makes a decision that leaves Kate perplexed.

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Air date: Dec 9, 2019

The group uses Ray's invention to track new recruits to help save the universe.

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Air date: Jan 19, 2020

While Gotham busies itself reacting to Batwoman's awkward encounter, Alice celebrates her ultimate act of vengeance with Mouse. A devastated Mary focuses on Jacob Kane's trial, while Sophie seeks advice about her love life from someone unexpected. As they tackle the newest threat to Gotham, Luke prioritizes protecting Batwoman's secret, and Kate must decide what she is willing to do to honor Batwoman's identity...and her own.

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Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) is Bruce Wayne's cousin: three years after his disappearance, she decides to take up the mantle and protect Gotham while Batman is gone. With the help of Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), she adapts Bruce's batsuit and assumes the identity of Batwoman. In the first season, she has to face the Wonderland Gang, a terrorist group led by the mysterious Alice (Rachel Skarsten) whose mission is to turn Gotham into a nightmare. Kate's fight against crime also sees the help of her ex-girlfriend Sophie (Maegan Tandy), a military trained agent, and he stepsister Mary (Nicole Kang), a medical student trying to help marginalized communities.

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Critic Reviews for Batwoman Season 1

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (14)

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…

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…

Batwoman's second episode doesn't do much to fix the issues that emerged in the pilot, but its willingness to throw caution to the wind with plot feels in line with the other Arrowverse shows. I'm still not hooked, but I'll stick around for more.

May 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Maybe when things improve a bit, or we get used to a new normal, it will be possible to care about the fact that Batwoman's plot is ridiculously slight, that her character is woefully underdeveloped and overtly presented as the real Batman's stand-in.

Mar 31, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Overall, the show isn't too bad and has a similar look and feel of many of the other shows in the Arrowverse so it's not a complete departure of the tried and true.

Aug 28, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Batwoman is more a patchwork of influences than a series with its own identity, but a late twist suggests it might yet find its feet.

May 15, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's a unique offering that has so much more to say than its trailers suggested and, with a little room to grow, all that potential could carry it to greatness.

May 11, 2020 | Full Review…

It's not as good as like Arrow and Flash pilots, but it's a solid pilot. It's not bad, I wouldn't even say it's average, I'd say it's fairly solid.

May 11, 2020 | Full Review…

In the long run, I'm concerned Batwoman won't have enough unique elements to make for compelling TV week in and week out, but this was a decent start.

May 11, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Batwoman desperately needs to figure out the Kane family dynamic, which drowns out practically everything else the show tries to do.

May 9, 2020 | Full Review…

The action scenes were suitably pacy, though hardly revolutionary, while Dougray Scott does a persuasive line in fascistic authoritarianism. The jury's still out on Rose's Batwoman, but she looks capable of springing a few surprises.

Mar 30, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It will take a few more episodes for Batwoman to truly take flight - and she's yet to find the definitive look promised in the promo shots - but for now she's just fine to hang out with.

Mar 30, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Batwoman: Season 1

  • Feb 16, 2021
    Its not that the lead character has no sex appeal or screen presence or appeal at all. Its not that the acting and storylines were B rated hack jobs. Its not that the supporting cast was an ankle bracelet you barely notice. Its not that the fighting sequences were painful to watch. I could not get past episode 1 for one simple, show breaking reason. The bat suit is hideous. If I cant stand to see you, I wont listen to you nor give you my time.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    The first season was not good but compared to season 2 it's a masterpiece what a load of crap
  • Sep 27, 2020
    I tried to return the DVD to jb-hifi it was so bad. Jb are great guys, they asked whether there was something wrong with the DVD. Yes, I said, my kids said this was absolute rubbish and lost interest after 15 minutes and started chasing the cat around the house they were so bored. Unfortunately they could not refund me, so the kids used the DVD's as frisbees. Much more fun.
  • Sep 25, 2020
    As a very liberal person, it's sad to see people commenting on negative reviews as homophobic and concerted attacks. Do you really think the low ratings and ALL of those reviews were illegitimate? The fact is the show sucks. I couldn't care less about anyone's sexuality, I love superhero entertainment, unfortunately steely this show was only half that. Superhero yes, entertainment, no. It was boring and slow.
  • Sep 25, 2020
    Worst thing I've ever seen and not just on TV.
  • Sep 14, 2020
    Not a Half-star show, but pretty darn bad:/ got through the first four before I couldn't handlar the cringeworthy dialogue and lackning choreography anymore:( Not Bat-verse worth in any way:(
  • Sep 06, 2020
    this tv series is not really my thing. to me is trash
  • Aug 27, 2020
    Well what can I say, Ruby Rose is absolutely shockingly bad. I'm surprised she got the role. However she isn't the only bad thing about this show, it's just bad story telling and terrible cheese. The villains are awful to say the least this show dosnt bring a feel of what Gotham city should be. I'm not sure I can find a positive from this show other than the news Ruby Rose left after one season.
  • Aug 26, 2020
    Mediocre in almost every aspect.
  • Aug 17, 2020
    Overall I liked it, though it wasn't as good as arrow or flash. Batwoman herself was the best part about the show. It was disappointing that there weren't more batman villains, but alice and mouse were enjoyable, keeping the show from becoming dull. The dad did nothing for me though, they needed a better actor. I hope season 2 will continue to improve, though I am worried how it can keep going without kate kane, as the whole show revolved around her. Hopefully she can return, if only now and again.

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