Batwoman: Season 1 - spoilers for aired episodes

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  1. getbak

    getbak Well-Known Member

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    Spartacus is one recent show that survived being forced to recast its title character after one season.
     
  2. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    Hmmm. And they just happen to have a villain who can give a person a new face...

    I think it's pretty lame for the star of a tv show to quit with no explanation for the show's fans.
     
  3. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Well, it's only been 24 hours. Less. I suspect there will be exit interviews coming, since the split seems amiable (which is really rare; usually, when a contracted actor leaves a show it's because somebody on one side or the other got REALLY pissed!).
     
  4. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    But I want to know why NOW. :)
     
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  6. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    So basically, she wasn't happy being there, and they weren't happy having her there.
     
  7. gossamer88

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    Ruby Rose Leaving 'Batwoman' After One Season, Will Be Replaced for Season 2

     
  8. David Platt

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    I may be in the minority here, but I'm kind of excited about the news. Ruby Rose was easily the worst part of the show IMO. While she definitely looks the part, she can't act her way out of a paper bag. The supporting cast was enough to keep me involved with the show, so I'm looking forward to see who they come up with to replace her.
     
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    Agreed, I watched like 3 episodes and I think she made it hard for me to watch. Might catch up now that I know she's being recast
     
  10. JYoung

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    While I'm not as harsh in my opinion as you, it did seem to me that her acting was on the weak side.
    But I thought that "her attitude" might be able to overcome it.

    The situation reminds me of when they initially cast Genevieve Bujold as Captain Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager.
    She's a great film actress but it turns out she couldn't handle the schedule of a weekly TV show and was making everyone around her unhappy.
     
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  11. KungFuCow

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    Not sad to see Ruby go. I hope they are able to find a better replacement. I stuck out the first season just because it was a DC show and I watch them all (Except Black Lightning, made it through the first season and just never picked it back up) and BW was the worst of the bunch although Supergirl with the new SJW vibe isnt far behind.
     
  12. justen_m

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    Too bad for you, I think Black Lightning got awesome as it ended. Best of the bunch, IMO. Ok, maybe not the best, but equal to Legends. More enjoyable than the others. Ruby Rose was just so pretty to look at, but she couldn't pull off being the young person her character was. Maybe just because I've seen here in more mature roles in movies, where she also kicks ass.
     
  13. KungFuCow

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    Im sure Ill pick it up. A lot of shows fall off my radar and then I catch up. Just finished catching up on 2 seasons of Good Girls. BL is on my radar. With the COVID and remote working, I dont seem to have as much time to catch up as I did before (Sounds weird, I know). I used to watch an episode at lunch when at the office, I just dont do that at home.

    Legends is pretty awesome. I think I like that one more than The Flash.
     
  14. getbak

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    Was Kate supposed to be younger than Rose? The actresses who played Kate, Alice/Beth, and Sophie were all born in 1985/86. Kate and Beth are twins and Kate and Sophie were in the same class at school, so it makes sense that they'd all be the same age.

    I never got the sense that any of them were supposed to be playing younger than their true ages. Given Sophie's high-ranking position with the Crows, mid-30s seems pretty realistic for her.
     
  15. cbrrider

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    The only interesting character is Alice. Losing Ruby Rose is probably a good thing.
     
  16. cheesesteak

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    Sly and the Family Stone said it best: "Different strokes for different folks." To me, Alice is the 2nd worst character in CW superhero show history behind only Mona from Legends.
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

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    Mona I liked. Alice, not so much.
     
  18. cbrrider

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    Haven't watched Legends. I'll give it a try, and see.
     
  19. morac

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    Just a note, Legends from season 3 onward is very, very different from seasons 1 and 2. Keep that in mind if you feel like you can’t manage to make your way through season 1.
     
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  20. Rob Helmerichs

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    Yeah, eventually it gives in to its own insanity, and becomes a much better show (IMO)...
     
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