'Naomi' Review: A promising start to DC's newest superhero series
Naomi McDuffie may seem like your ordinary teenager, but her past might just change her future.
For all you DC fans that have been waiting patiently while Marvel runs rampant with its series, you're now in luck! Enter 'Naomi', which tells the story of DC's hero -- Powerhouse. As a massive Superman fan herself, Naomi's life turns upside down when she soon discovers that her own origins aren't too far off from The Man of Steel.
Naomi McDuffie (Kaci Walfall) comes off as a teen making the most of her youth -- a model student, skateboarder and Superman-stan who runs a fansite. Combined with the fact that a great support system of friends surrounds her, Naomi's life is on the right track. However, when an incident occurs regarding a military base, Naomi finds herself making a few startling discoveries, including finding a suspicious-looking disc with foreign inscriptions in the woods. Just when she thinks she is close to piecing together the puzzle, she is confronted by Zumbado (Cranston Johnson), a local used car dealership owner who engages her head-on. When she notices that things around her are moving telepathically, Naomi uncovers that there is a lot more to this mystery disc that she has found. Determined to retrieve it from Zumbado, she breaks into his office. She later confronts Dee (Alexander Wraith), another local business owner who seems to be aware of military incident and the origins of the disc. When Dee reveals his true form to Naomi, she is left asking, who is she, really?
'Naomi' sets up the context for what might be DC's next big superhero series, after the Arrowverse. Kaci Walfall slips into the role of Naomi with ease and certainly seems to have the potential to pull the series through. Cranston Johnson makes quite the compelling villain as Zumbado, bringing a sinister energy to the role. Alexander Wraith performance as Dee does come off as a little dry in a sense; however, seeing that it is just the premiere, there is certainly a lot to look forward to when it comes to this series. So if you've been waiting for the next compelling watch by DC in terms of TV series, this might just be it.
You can watch 'Naomi' on The CW, on Tuesday at 9pm ET/PT. Viewers can download The CW app from Google Play Store and Apple's App Store. Apart from that, The CW is also available on devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Vizio Smart TV, Chromecast, Android TV, AirPlay, Apple TV, and Xbox One.