Nuns, guns, and superpowers–Warrior Nun has it all. While it’s not this generation’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Netflix’s latest comic adaptation, Warrior Nun, does pack a punch and provides enough story to keep viewers engaged. Based off of Ben Dunn’s Warrior Nun Areala, the series follows Ava (Alba Baptista), a former quadriplegic who after dying is brought back to life and given superpowers from an angel’s halo implanted in her back.
The first half of the season starts several different story-lines, like the battle between good and evil, religion and science, as well as problems within the church, that had me worried that the season would get messy. However, the latter half of the series did a good job of tying it all together. Ava is a very frustrating lead character who is defiant and reckless. But this is deliberate because Ava is a person who has lived her life in an orphanage, and winds up with an angel’s halo in her back and is expected to be the savior in a world plagued by demons, all while she wants to live her life for the first time. Alba Baptista is great in the series, but my favorite character of the is Shotgun Mary played by Toya Turner.
Sometimes when a series has so many fresh faces the quality of the content suffers, but with Warrior Nun that’s not the case. Baptista and Turner put out great performances while Kristina Tonteri-Young and Lorena Andrea, who play sisters Beatrice and Lilith respectively, steal the scene almost every time.
The best part of this season had to be the action and the fight scenes. The fight choreography is clean, while the action incorporates some of the best sequences and stunts that I’ve seen in a while. The season ends on a cliffhanger which sets up a potential second season which it definitely deserves.
You can add this ten episode series to your summer binge list as it is packed with enough action and stories to keep you intrigued. The season didn’t drag on like other bingeable series and made for a quick binge. Let’s just hope that Netflix doesn’t cancel it early and is able to finish the story.