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Not going to lie, when I first heard that Ruby Rose was going to take on the Batwoman mantel, I was hesitant. She’d only been in a couple things with The Meg starring Jason Statham being the latest. And don’t get me wrong, she did well in The Meg but she was also there for a handful of scenes. We really didn’t get to see what Ruby Rose was made of and if she had the acting chops to actually put something grand as Batwoman off.
Now we know.
Well, I know.
I was one of the fortunate ones that got to see the Batwoman premiere during this year’s San Diego Comic Con Preview Night, and let me tell you….Ruby killed ittttt! She blew me away and in one episode I was invested in her journey, her relationships with those around her, and the enemies that she’d have to take on along the way. Everything worked for me and I can’t wait for everyone to sip the tea and know the truth of Ruby Rose as Batwoman.
The suit worked for me. Batman’s presence is around and a clear influence in her suit. But Kate made it her own and looked even more badass for it because she doesn’t forget where she came from or the influence the Bat has had in her life.
The family worked for me. Kate is aloof from the first second you meet her and it follows through in her relationships that she has with her family. But even then, it all worked for me. Her father clearly cares for her and so does her step sister, despite the fact that TV always make step siblings antagonistic rivals. There’s none of that here and I’m proud of it because Kate needs those connections in life.
The fight scenes worked for me. Kate isn’t the best of the best but she has put her body through the ringer and more to be skilled for whatever came towards her since her dismissal from the military. It translates over into the fight scenes and like Kate Kane in general, you become invested in Batwoman taking down every bad guy or girl that comes her way.
Even the romantic scenes worked for me. Acting opposite of Ruby Rose is Meagan Tandy who plays Sophie Moore aka the love that got away. Personally, I need to see more of them and what drew them to each other. I also need to see who else comes into Kate’s life, particularly Renee Montoya, especially if she’s played by a Latina.
All of it works for me and I can’t wait for fans of Batwoman, fans of Ruby Rose, fans of DCTV to get their hands on this new series on The CW.
Because Ruby Rose killed it on Batwoman and that’s the tea.
Batwoman premieres Sunday, October 6th at 8/7c on The CW.
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