I knew that whatever I watched after Dark would hit me the wrong way. It’s like having a 7 course meal then following it up with anything else… it just doesn’t work.
Warrior Nun is a Netflix series based on a Canadian comic book. Maybe inspired is the better term. Concept is interesting, there’s a single nun who’s given a halo which provide immortality, quick, healing, added strength, and some extra host-specific abilities. The lead character here can levitate. The kick here is that the person chosen for this is more happenstance, and they are reluctant to take on the mantle. Fish out of water I guess.
The challenges I have with this is that every trope you can think of is used here. And the first 6 episodes don’t actually do anything. Sorry, they do, but it’s the same story beats – girl avoids her role and runs away. At 45m per episode, it’s a massive waste of time.
Episode 7 actually has progress, and feels more like the Flash series by then, at least in terms of team/story building. Episode 8 somehow has an epiphany moment – a moment which seems like the only reasonable approach. It isn’t egregious here. Game of Thrones is a recent example of just mind blowingly poor character decisions. That’s refreshing.
The lore/world building has a tad too much Dan Brown for me. Where there’s exposition for the sake of exposition. It doesn’t appear to serve a purpose. There are exceptions – in particular one see that advances the persecution of individuals deemed different. It also, very briefly, touches on the curse of immortality.
There’s no reading between the lines, every card is on the table and you can see the chain of events well before they occur. You may be impatient waiting for it to occur, but it will.
In that sense, Warrior Nun’s major challenge is managing pace of story. Once things get moving, it’s good. One of those shows you can put on while you’re doing something else.