Batwoman, season 2, episode 5 “Gore on Canvas” [Review]

*EDIT February 23*

Pictures and videos were added!

Check out the very short review on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episodes 1-6!

Check out the detailed review incl. pictures and my Batwoman cuts on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episode 5!

You can watch the episodes LIVE on the CW (Sundays at 8 PM) or watch it also for FREE on the CW website (link) and on the CW app, starting Mondays after an episode has been aired on Sunday!

Some screenshots:

 

(click to enlarge – more pictures on the page of episode 5, link above)

Have you seen it already?

What do you think about it?

Leave a comment here or on the page of the episode!

Batwoman, season 2, episode 4 “Fair Skin, Blue Eyes” [Review]

Check out the very short review on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episodes 1-6!

Check out the detailed review incl. pictures and my Batwoman cuts on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episode 4!

You can watch the episodes LIVE on the CW (Sundays at 8 PM) or watch it also for FREE on the CW website (link) and on the CW app, starting Mondays after an episode has been aired on Sunday!

Some screenshots:

(click to enlarge – more pictures on the page of episode 4, link above)

Have you seen it already?

What do you think about it?

Leave a comment here or on the page of the episode!

The post is a little later as usual, but I had a rather unusual thing to do yesterday, so I didn’t have enough time to write the review on Monday evening as usual.

Batwoman got RENEWED for season 3!!!!

I’m am verrrrry HAPPY right now! Fantastic news!

It is so great that any doubt of a season 3 is gone so early on!

The CW renewed 12 of their shows very early on, love how they handle their shows, in contrast to “cancel-Netflix”

Now I will have my special Batwoman shot….or two….. 😉

The article:

https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/walker-renewed-season-2-cw-flash-riverdale-legends-of-tomorrow-1234899745/

*EDIT, February 4*:

A good overview of the renewed shows on the CW:

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UPDATES:

I updated my page about the timeline of the Batwoman TV show and my page about the cowls/masks of the show!

Feel welcome to check them out!

 

I also used my new browser extension to correct quite many (grammar/spelling) mistakes I made in the 20 reviews of season 1.

Should have got such a useful tool way earlier!

Batwoman, season 2, episode 2 “Prior Criminal History” [Review]

Check out the very short review on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episodes 1-6!

Check out the detailed review incl. pictures and my Batwoman cuts on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episode 2!

You can watch the episodes LIVE on the CW (Sundays at 8 PM) or watch it also for FREE on the CW website (link) and on the CW app, starting Mondays after an episode has been air on Sunday!

Some screenshots:

(click to enlarge – more pictures on the page of episode 2, link above)

Have you seen it already?

What do you think about it?

Leave a comment here or on the page of the episode!

*EDIT, January 26:*

Added some more thoughts to the article.

Batwoman, season 2, episode 1 “Whatever happened to Kate Kane?” [Review]

Check out the very short review on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episodes 1-6!

Check out the detailed review incl. pictures and my Batwoman cuts on Batwoman – Season 2 – Episode 1!

You can watch the episodes LIVE on the CW (Sundays at 8 PM) or watch it also for FREE on the CW website (link) and on the CW app, starting Mondays after an episode has been air on Sunday!

Some screenshots:

(click to enlarge – more pictures on the page of episode 1, link above)

Have you seen it already?

What do you think about it?

Leave a comment here or on the page of the episode!

*EDIT* Update, January 19:

Added some more thoughts to the review and finally installed a browser spell-checker 😉

An AWESOME Batwoman promo poster! + The snyopsis of episode 1 of season 2

One last post for 2020.

Yesterday I felt like a child on christmas as a late christmas gift appeared on the CW social media accounts. 🙂

It was THIS season 2 promo poster:

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Oh…..my …..GOD!!!!

Love how her cowl is presented by her, while her face stays in the shadows 🙂

My mouth was wide open as I found the twitter post with this one.

As soon as I find a real big version of this one I will order a poster with this asap.

*EDIT*

Here is the synopsis for episode 1 of season 2:

Spoiler title
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN – Kate’s friends and family hold on to hope that Kate may still be found, a homeless 25-year-old named Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie) stumbles upon Kate’s Batsuit.  Focused on no longer being a victim, Ryan takes the suit to use as armor and goes rogue in the streets of Gotham, taking out various members of a new gang called the False Face Society.  Meanwhile, both Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson) launch searches for Kate, Mary Hamilton (Nicole Kang) grapples with losing yet another family member, Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy) struggles with things left unsaid to her first love, and Alice (Rachel Skarsten) is furious that someone got to Kate before she could exact her revenge.  At the same time, “Bruce Wayne” (guest star Warren Christie) returns under the pretense of searching for Kate, but the truth is he wants his suit back and it becomes the clash of imposters as “Batwoman” and “Bruce” square off in the action-packed season premiere. Holly Dale directed the episode written by Caroline Dries (#201).  Original airdate 1/17/2021.  Every episode of BATWOMAN will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required. 

Just 17 more days to the start of season 2!

Batwoman: Promo pictures for episode 1 of season 2

The Batwoman Promo machine is coming to speed after we finally got the trailer last week!

Now Entertainment Weekly published 9 pictures today.

Here you can see all 9 of them in one place:

Quite a lot of question can be asked about these pictures:

Will be very interesting to see how Elliot disguised as Bruce Wayne will act in the early episodes.

What is his goal? How will they find out that it isn’t Bruce Wayne after all?

What does he have in picture number 4 in his hands. I guess a weapon….but what kind?

And Kate Kane disappears and Ryan Wilder surfaces…..will be interesting to see how all of the characters will handle that.

Where does the new car is coming from? The red colored section and the bat symbol aren’t on it at that point.

Who is poiting that gun at Alice? And why?

Oh, the first episode will have to answer a LOT of questions!

Season start on January 17, just one month to go!

Batwoman: Season 2 TRAILER!

Finally!

A trailer!

A real trailer!

A REAL TRAILER!!!!!

Excited as hell right now!

Love the creepy start in the trailer with Alice doing what she can do best 😉

Wonder what her beef with Julia here is?

Ryan will have a rough start she will need to persuade Mary and Luke that she can be the new heroine the city need.

Sophie and Jacob should now finally realise that Batwoman was Kate the whole time….

38 days to go! 🙂

Official promo pictures of the NEW Javicia Leslie Batwoman costume!

FINALLY!

The CW released these two promo pictures of Javicia Leslie in her NEW Batwoman costume (will debut in episode 3 of season 2):

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DAMN!
I am (positively) surprised!
Love these new shiny, smooth panels on her costume! Very sexy :thumbup:
Also the red gauntlets are awesome. Thanks god the cowl didn’t get smaller/less concealing like I feared.
The cowl has a chin strap again! :thumbup:

This really fuels my anticipation for season 2 after we got practically nothing in regards of promo pictures and no teaser or trailers so far!

Right now I have a big smile on my face 🙂

DC Fandome – August 22/23 + September 12/13

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The DC Fandome is on the next weekend (August 22 and 23), time to make another post about it!

*EDIT* News came in yesterday that most of the TV shows and everything besides the movie panels are moved to a second date: September 12th!

What is the DC Fandome?

2… 24 hours virtual cons, entry free, watchable across the globe with lots of panels on upcoming DC shows and movies….and much more…

Here you can fix your own schedule so you know when to watch something you are interested in:
https://schedule.dcfandome.com/

Regular website:
https://dcfandome.com/

Of course the Batwoman panel in the Watchverse is THE main attraction for me, no doubt!
It will have 40 minutes and the cast will discuss season 1 and give a sneak peek into season 2. I also expect that we see promo material of Javicia in the costume for the first time!

Besides that I am thrilled about the Wonder Woman 1984 panel and the “The Batman” panel (hope to finally see the Catwoman costume)!
And of course the other Arrowverse shows will have interesting panels as well!
I am hoping for some juicy trailers, interesting talks and great promo material!

I already made a schedule for the event…..well, I am sure I won’t get much sleep in these 24 hours….

 Which panels do you wanna watch?

Leave your comment below!

P.S.:

Batwoman, Season 1 on Blu-ray and DVD

Stargirl – Season 1, episode 13 – Stargirl and Wildcat in the final battle (of the season)

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So, this will be my last Stargirl post about an episode in 2020.

A little late this time, but there wasn’t much interest in it so far (on my youtube channel and Blog) so I guess it’s no so bad.

So, let’s start with some pictures of the final episode of season 1!

Preview (for both videos):

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And here are the videos:

HEAVY SPOILERS ahead, I would recommend to watch the whole episode first!

That was a good finale for the season in my opinion.

Will be interesting to see which ISA members are really dead besides Brainwave.

No clue what happened to tigress. Sportsmaster may still be alive as well.

Dragon King have cheated death before, but I do think he is dead after all.

Icicle….well, he was crashed to bits…but maybe he can melt the single parts and put himself together like the the T-1000, even I doubt it.

Cindy is still there, Solomon Grundy and the Gambler too. Plus two new bad guys that are shown or mentioned. Need to do some background work on them.

I’m glad that Wildcat killed Brainwave, that was the right move, he deserved it big time.

I’m not happy that there are still some folks who know who Stargirl is, her secret identity isn’t really secret. Somehow I have the feeling that there will be always bad guys who know her secret

which makes her mask more decorative then concealing.

Also that there was no unmasking action at all in the whole season. Not even a self unmasking or unmasking attempt.

I had feared it would be like that since Brainwave found out that Courtney could use the staff and its powers in episode 1. Luckily he was silenced for a while but no one from the JSA took an effort to go for her mask in any situation.

Don’t get me wrong I relly enjoyed the whole season and the finale too as it delivered a lot of intense action and a lot of screentime for the masked heroines.

So far the public didn’t really took notice of the whole ISA and JSA, they fight their battle in the shadows pretty much. I wonder how that will develop in the future.

Blue Valley is such a picture perfect community with seemingly no crime to fight at all…. pretty much the exact opposite to Gotham.

So, I don’t think the JSA will really have to fight common criminals in season 2. Ok, it would be an unfair fight with their super powers, but Supergirl does it all the time, even you can’t compare the situation.

The end of the episode was a little too much….Stargirl and Stripe sitting on that surprisingly strong tower, the american flag was waving in the wind…..

Will be interesting too see how Starman will fit into the team in season 2. Will more heroes join the JSA?

What plans and members the new ISA will have? Who will be in it?

I do hope that there will be some unmasking action or secret identity struggle in season 2. That would be really great!

Also, how many episode will season 2 have? This one had 13, but now the show has moved to the CW, it may get more in season 2. Hard to say as it isn’t even clear when the second season will start.

P.S.:

Am I the only one who thought the big satelitte dishes and the gigantic undergorund base was worthy of a 60’s/70’s Bond villain?

Reminded me of it….especially as Gambler also had a cat as he was working on his evil plan 😆

You are welcome to leave a comment!

What do you think about season 1 in general and the final episode?

What do you hope to see in season 2?

Batwoman, season 1 on Blu-ray/DVD

Since the release of the Blu-ray/DVD sets in the USA (August 18) and the UK (August 17) is only some days away….I dedcided to make some promotion! 😉

I pre-ordered the UK Blu-ray set and I am looking forward to watch the whole season once again!

I am curious about the bonus material on those discs, espceially the deleted scenes from the episodes are verrrry interesting for me!

If you are interested in buying the season 1 on Blu-ray or DVD, here are the links for you:

>>> Amazon.com <<< (USA):

(click on the image or the text-link above)

>>> Amazon.co.uk <<< (UK/GB):

(click on the image or the text-link above)

By using the links on this site you will also support this Blog without any costs for you. THANKS a lot!

P.S.:

Regarding season 2 of Batwoman there wasn’t anything to post about in the last weeks.

But that will change pretty soon since the DC Fandome is around the corner (August 22)!

I expect some major announcements for season 2 and also some promo images of Javicia Leslie in her new costume! 🙂

New Batwoman page (Season 2 preview)

I just made a new page for season 2 of Batwoman!

On that I wanna presents all facts, (some of the) rumors and my expectations towards season 2.

I will update that site on a regular base.

Check it out! You can access it via the menu above or with the direct link here:

Batwoman – Season 2 (preview)

 

Batwoman news/rumors: Caroline Dries talks about why Kate Kane is replaced in the show

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Ok, not really much of an explanation, but she shares some insights about the process:

https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/batwoman-kate-kane-exit-explained-caroline-dries-showrunner-cw/

Well, as she mentions that the scripts for several episodes WITH Kate Kane were already finished, I still hope there is a slim chance for them to reconsider that decision.

Perhaps the reactions from the fanbase might change that decision. Even it doesn’t really looks like it as Caroline Dries talks about the decision in public….

The situation right now is pretty …uncool.

Nearly no one likes the fact that Kate Kane won’t be Batwoman anymore. And at the same time we have not the slightest clue on how the show will continue. When I think about season 2 and how the story may continue….my head starts spinning.

I really hope there is a great masterplan behind all that……

 

As you may have read in my many long reviews on the episodes, I’m pretty happy about how season 1 has turned out.

Kate was THE crucial part in her role as herself and as Batwoman. Her connections with Alice, Mary and Jacob were the main foundation of the show.

– What will happen to Kate? Will she disappear like Bruce did? Or will Batwoman be killed in the first episode of season 2? Which they couldn’t really show in detail as Ruby won’t be in the costume. IF she gets killed….that would be the biggest possible earthquake for the show and its characters. I hope that she “just” disappears as this would leave the door open for a return later in the show.

– Kate got into the costume in the first episode. But with this new character, I think that it could take quite some time that we see her in the costume and ready to take over for Kate. I am pretty sure that Luke and Mary will stay on the show and will look out for a new candidate. When Batwoman is missing/dead the crime rate will certainly increase big time. So they can’t take too long to grief.

– With a new Batwoman it feels like a sort of reboot of the whole show as many developments from the first season gets completely shattered. I enjoyed how Kate and most of the other characters evolved during the season.

 

Again….I really hope there is a great masterplan behind all that…

I WANT to believe it!

Batwoman news: A new character seems to become the Batwoman for season 2!?

This post represent the knowledge on June 3, 2020.
Not so accurate anymore….
It strongly seems that not only Ruby Rose isn’t returning to the show, her whole character will be exchanged by some reports!
Which means that Kate Kane wouldn’t be the Batwoman anymore!
Instead the casting call for the new Batwoman character reads like this:
“….he new character is named “Ryan Wilder” (whether that’s a placeholder name is unclear) and is described as a woman in her mid-20s who “is about to become Batwoman.”
“She’s likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed. She’s also nothing like Kate Kane, the woman who wore the batsuit before her,” the notice reads, according to Decider. “With no one in her life to keep her on track, Ryan spent years as a drug-runner, dodging the GCPD and masking her pain with bad habits. A girl who would steal milk for an alley cat could also kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly undisciplined. An out lesbian. Athletic. Raw. Passionate. Fallible. And very much not your stereotypical All-American hero.”
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I thought it would be some very quiet months after season 1 has ended and it was announced that season 2 won’t start until january.
How wrong I was!
First the news with Ruby ….and now this!!!!
Which now brings up so much more questions!
How will Kate Kane exit the show?
I mean, if Ruby isn’t there they can’t have any more scenes with Kate…only some scenes with Batwoman, where she is only shown from certain angles so it wouldn’t be 100% clear that it isn’t Ruby under that cowl.
So does Kate just leaves without any scenes at all in the first episode?
Or will Batwoman (the Kate Kane version) be killed in the very first episode of season 2?
I don’t think they can make this drastic change look any “good” in that first episode….
And having a completely new Batwoman would really make look season 1 ….bad. All these storyline would be ended so abruptly, that it would feel weird at least…
With the introduction of a new character the whole Kate/Alice/Mary/Jacob relationsships collapse. And the new Bruce Wayne storyline would make way less sense.
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I hope that somehow that isn’t true and WB/CW will make an official announcement that this news is “fake”.
I was somehow ok with Ruby leaving, even I thought she did make a good job.
But this now…..brings up some many question marks!
Will Kate Kane return at some point?
On Twitter I read the theory that this new Batwoman would be a temporary replacement and that Kate Kane would return at some point.
Well, ok, this could work, but why would they do it?
Right now they have enough time to re-cast Kate before they start filming….
*EDIT* …..UNLESS….they already have a Kate Kane/Batwoman! But that actress is bound to other projects for the next months/year and will join the show at a later point. Of course then Kate can’t be killed in the first episode of season 2….she would need to disapear.
The character would then return to the show and lead the team afterwards. (ok, just my wishful thinking 😉 )

 

Hopefully there will be more news on this very soon!!!