CW’s newest series, Batwoman, has just arrived. And is it worth it?
Batwoman is placed on Batman’s universe, but in a Gotham City where the Dark Knight has been missing for at least 3 years.
Unlike Arrow’s universe where we are introduced to a darker Starling City, with mists coming out of the sewer and a real-life population, the Batwoman series is a bit like another old series, Birds of Prey. Why? Because here nothing is shown, leaving with close scenes and more in scenarios.
Gotham is not presented to the public, much less miss Batman in this universe, even if this is commented on. Everyone, even the smallest fan, knows that a city without the hooded hero, the villains would turn everything into a war stage.
Even with “something” to protect the city, this Gotham is more towards Metropolis. Another downside is the cliché story that is easy to understand. Kate’s motivations are weak and when she discovers the “Batcave”, everything is very cold just being in a “wow”. There are no surprises. The script leads the viewer to know everything that will happen.
Another downside is the villain. A mixture of Harley Quinn with Joker and Two Face turns out to be totally caricatured. If it is to create a new villain, which is more than right, let it be a totally new one.
One of the good points is the supporting characters Camrus Johnson, who plays Lucius Fox’s son Luke Fox and Mary Hamilton, who plays Kate’s half sister, lived by Ruby Rose.
Ruby doesn’t deliver a Batwoman like that of comics. Not even close to being a really strong character, as was expected of the actress’s interpretation, especially because it is giving life to one of the most challenging characters in the Batman universe.
Even so, it is early to negate the series. Batwoman still has a long way to go, and even Flash and Arrow, other CW series, had their problems. Perhaps Batwoman because of Arrow, as the production drank so much from Batman that it eventually eroded and exhausted the possibility of newcomers for the debut series. DC comic book fans know that this Oliver has nothing to do with what is seen in comics. He is much more to Bruce Wayne than the other way around.
Even so is waiting for the next episodes.