TV Review: Warrior Nun Season 1 🗡️

Warrior Nun is an all-female powered series that doesn’t shy away from badassery.


Alba Baptista stars as Ava in Warrior Nun. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for Warrior Nun Season 1 is spoiler-free.

Warrior Nun (2020, created by Simon Barry) is based on manga-style comic books by Ben Dunn, and its TV adaptation centres on Ava (Alba Baptista), a quadriplegic orphan who died in a Catholic orphanage, but is suddenly revived by a holy relic known as the Halo.

The reason why I enjoyed watching the first season of Warrior Nun was probably because of the badassery sisterhood vibe depicted in the series. Admittedly, the show is imperfect in its writing, as certain subplots such as Ava’s love interest and so-called friends are shunned away in the later part of the season with no explanation to their whereabouts—but I can look past that as they are not the central focus of the series. Additionally, secondary characters in the show like Shotgun Mary (Toya Turner), Sister Beatrice (Kristina Tonteri-Young), Sister Lilith (Lorena Andrea) and Sister Camila (Olivia Delcán) are also given minimal space for development and much of their backstories, if any, are purely exposition.

Warrior Nun is well-paced throughout the season and doesn’t stick to a strict hour-long schedule for each of its episodes. I enjoyed the stylishly executed fight scenes, where the sisters are fighting their foes, and one of the best parts of the show is also its gorgeous setting, which is set in Spain.

Although there isn’t anything particularly unique about Warrior Nun’s narrative which is built on religion, demons and science, I was still able to thoroughly enjoy watching the series all thanks to the talented pool of actors helming the show.

With the announcement of teen occult series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina coming to an end later this year, perhaps the newly arrived Warrior Nun can score a second season renewal, seeing that the first season ended abruptly.

Rating: 4/5

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