Warrior Nun – Seriously, Don’t Watch

Rating (1.5 out of 5)

Summary: I trudged through all 10 episodes, of what should have only been 6 episodes. This attempt at a heroine supernatural series is a huge miss. I have watched shows by Simon Barry (producer) before, and the other shows are better (but not by much). This show takes 4 or 5 episodes before the main character starts to use her powers, or even try. A quicker introduction would have been great.

Plot: Ava (Alba Baptista) who is quadriplegic dies but a religious artifact is inserted into her corpse. She is reborn and has the halo of an angel that bestows her with superpowers to fight wraiths and demons.

Detail: We, as an audience, want to see the superpower used, the training, and the discovery of each new power. There were 3 episodes dedicated to Ava having a love affair with a boy she met. He tries to help her escape. OMG, how boring. She needs to be learning how to focus and use her powers because she injures the poor lad. The whole love slowed the show.

There is a drama between the nuns. Lilith (Lorena Andrea) expected to be the next halo bearer. A total Power Rangers storyline here. Shotgun Mary (Toya Turner), goes on and on about Shannon, the previous Warrior Nun. That gets old as well.

They failed to establish chemistry or camaraderie between the group of nuns. It wasn’t that the characters weren’t likable. I was not interested in them. The most interesting character was the Mother Superion (Sylvia De Fanti), who is the nun’s trainer. Just as she is training Ava, she runs away again. So close.

I typically enjoy Season 1 of shows like this, but this was hard work to finish.