Batwoman Season 2.1 Review

TV Review | Batwoman Season 2.1 “Whatever Happened to Kate Kane?”

A random person found the Bat-suit and just decides to become Batwoman? Steve reviews the debut of Gotham’s new caped crusader.

I have to admit that I was not excited for the second season of Batwoman.  First of all, the debut season was subpar television in the first place.  It had its moments and I wouldn’t say that I disliked the show.  Quite the opposite.  I just felt that, as far as CW’s DC Universe was concerned, it was not quite up to the same standard as shows such as Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl.

On top of that, the show had lost its lead actor.  With Ruby Rose out of the picture. And then hearing that Kate Kane (aka Batwoman) was not going to be re-cast and the character of Batwoman would go to a completely new character. I seriously had my doubts that this show was going to get any better.

Batwoman Season 2

SEASON 2

Despite these reservations, I decided to go ahead and give the first episode of the new season a try. I’m not crazy about the premise that some random person found the Bat-suit and just decides to become Batwoman.  To me, it feels like they are forcing this new persona on us.  I did find it interesting how the writers coincidentally link this new character, whose name is Ryan Wilder, and her motivation to the Alice in Wonderland gang.  Without this connection, the entire basis of this new season would not make any sense in my opinion.

Batwoman Season 2

RYAN WILDER

Another thing I wasn’t thrilled with was the way that Ryan took out Tommy Elliot. (Who, if you remember from the final episode of last season, is masquerading as Bruce Wayne).  I felt like Elliott in this configuration would have made for a good central antagonist for the season. But it looks like the show is going to continue with Alice as the main baddie.  A tad on the lazy writing side if you ask me.

VERDICT

All that being said, the last 30 seconds of the episode did get me interested enough to see what is going to happen next.

Batwoman Season 2 is available to watch on The CW app now. UK fans will have to wait until the Spring for your first look.

 

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