Day: October 4, 2019

CW: Too much of a good (usually) thing?

If consistency is a virtue, then … well, the CW is our most virtuous TV network.
But if variety is the spice of life? This spice rack is almost empty.
The mini-network is in its premiere week now, two weeks after the big guys started. It has two new shows – the impressive “Batwoman” and the not-bad “Nancy Drew” — and lots of same-old.
Many of those shows have followed “Arrow” (shown here), which is starting its final, 10-episode season, “Who would have thought it would spawn six shows, a whole universe?” asked Mark Pedowitz, the CW’s programming chief. Read more…

Best-bets for Oct. 6: Women save the city, country and planet

1) “Batwoman” debut, 8 p.m., CW. TV’s next great hero is a lot like the previous ones – strong and silent and smart and terribly telegenic, someone who’s smashing tough men one moment and loving a beautiful woman the next. But this hero happens to be female, played potently by Australian actress Ruby Rose (shown here). This show isn’t for everyone for many reasons, including the fact that it’s dark, angry, violent and heavily serialized. Still, it’s skillfully executed, delivering movie-quality visuals. Read more…