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: 40


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User Ratings: 6040
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Air date: Oct 6, 2019
Air date: Oct 13, 2019
Air date: Oct 20, 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 (40) | 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 first villain of the week appears, and unfortunately, Tommy Elliot doesn't really work...Part of the lack of intrigue is because there's not really any mystery.

Oct 7, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

What can be as satisfying as a superhero in step with the times?

Oct 17, 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

  • 13h ago
    Terrible, it's boring and a mess. If there was a 0-star rating possible, that's what it would deserve.
  • 14h ago
    Not good. Bad. Very.
  • 16h ago
    How is this on tv? A herd of cats could make a better show.
  • 16h ago
    Characters are so poorly written. Ruby Rose is better than this show.
  • 17h ago
    Watched 1.5 episodes.... yes, only half of the second episode as it wasn't worth the rest of the hour. I was disappointed. Thought that maybe the negativity towards it was just social media hating on it. Maybe it was hating, but it's not misplaced. Pilots are rarely amazing for any new shows so I gave it a pass, but now its a fail. Maybe Disney+ will launch better marvel shows and out compete this junk (just like superwoman, which had promise at the start) - pick up the mantle like most of the Netflix superhero shows were (minus iron fist - god that was bad). In fact, this is a slight notch below iron fist - at least that had a few good action sequences and led to some good cameos in other shows in the universe. This was just... bad.
  • 17h ago
    It's simply a hot mess. Garbage. Don't watch it it's really bad
  • 17h ago
    After I saw the pilot my first impression was "how to ruin a good character in one episode ".
  • 17h ago
    Dude... ? Why is it so bad?
  • 18h ago
    Just plain boring. Why can't we get good writing for female superhero characters?
  • 19h ago
    just yuk - I want those minutes back!!!

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