Spoilers Batwoman - Season 1

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  1. JD

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    Ooops your right, It was one of their other regular writers, Jesse Shedeen.
     
  2. DigificWriter

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    The article's writer is clearly "burned out" by the Arrowverse's narrative formula, which makes me wonder why they bothered writing a review for the pilot instead of someone else on the site's staff who isn't feeling that way.
     
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    Eh. Reviews are what they are, but I'm still hoping this series is its own force among the DC/CW shows (like the excellent Black Lightning), so all one can do is give it a chance.
     
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    Is WB seriously still doing the character embargo thing? You'd think after nearly 20 years of this nonsense they'd realise it only serves to damage their products, not protect them.
     
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    We Got This Covered isn't a reliable source of information, but even if Batwoman really did want to use Renee and were told that they couldn't, it's not an embargo; it's a "temporary situational restriction" and could eventually change.
     
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    Regardless of what you think of what we got this covered, I seriously doubt they would fabricate a quote from the show's showrunner. But then, you always believe what you choose to believe anyway. In other words, I would consider them a more reliable source of information than I ever would you.
     
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    ^ I acknowledged the possibility of Batwoman having wanted to use Renee and being told that they couldn't, but what I disagree with is using the word "embargo" to describe that potential denial.

    And I personally wouldn't bank on We Got This Covered not having fabricated a quote from Caroline Dries because they're not above posting proveable nonsense just to drive clicks to their site.
     
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  10. dodge

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    We'll see how they do, I haven't been crazy about most of the Looking Glass-type characters in the past.
     
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    Only like 6 or 7 weeks and still nothing on wether or not it's going to stream on Netflix in the Netherlands.
    I know that for the US it's a given it won't, but for Europe it was up for the highest bidder, and Netflix could still bid.
     
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    According to Dries, Elseworlds takes place between episodes 3 and 4 of the show, no word if it will catch up to the rest of the Arrowverse before Crisis.
     
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    So is this going to be her "My name is Oliver Queen..." bit?
     
  18. Reverend

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    Am I seriously the only one getting a distinct dissonance of intent with the whole "freedom to be myself/immediately adopts someone else's identity" shtick?
    I mean I genuinely do hate to harp on about this, but they seem intent on doubling down to the point it's kinda hard to ignore.

    To be clear since I know the kind of company not being 100% down for this show puts me in (much to my distaste): I'm not opposed to the character on principle, but this particular approach just feels to me very ill suited and awkward. It's like what they actually wanted to do was tell a Huntress story, but also really wanted "bat" in the title. It'd even kinda make sense for a Nightwing or Oracle story since they are legacy characters that did indeed forge their own unique identities.
     
  19. dodge

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    She's not adopting an identity, she's adopting a symbol.

    Kara did basically the same thing, she "found herself" in adopting the S("it's not an S"), so I don't get why this is such a problem all of a sudden. :shrug:

    History of feminism is basically society saying "this is only for men" and women saying "no, we can do this too" so I see no dissonance between "being yourself" and taking something that was only for men and making it your own.
     
  20. Tuskin38

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    I'm still not a fan of the design of her cowl. The rest of the outfit is fine, but there's something off with the cowl.