By now, you’ve seen the pilot episode of Gotham. A show that is so heavy on the foreshadowing, that I’m expecting the second episode to introduce a chiropracter by the name of Benjamin Ainsley who happens to have a knack for breaking spines. Only with less medical quackery and more lethal results than your usual fly by night bone adjustment specialist. But that’s not all that you can expect in Gotham!
UPDATE: The video has been pulled from circulation for most of the world, because DUUH I guess. Dammit.
I eventually got around to watching the first episode of Gotham. Basically, it’s campy, heavy-handed on the villain setup and impossible to take seriously. And that’s a good thing. I kind of like that the show is a bit ridiculous. I like that Gotham City itself has some of the best set design that I’ve seen in quite a long time and that there happens to be great buddy-cop relationship forming between James Gordon and Bullock. The show has some great actors, moments and ideas lined up. Hell, the idea of a Fish Mooney employee having several shades of crap beaten out of him, only for everyone to give Gordon the thumbs up when he confronts the gangsters, made me smile. Eeeeey!
And that’s why the good far outweighs the bad so far. And it’s that attitude, which is going to see Gotham carve a niche for itself on television, so that it doesn’t feel like a redundant version of Arrow or Smallville. Episode 2 airs soon, here’s the synopsis for it:
A child-trafficking ring is investigated, and one of the victims is Selina Kyle. Elsewhere, Penguin blazes a bloody trail back to Gotham.
More Penguin? I’m down with that!
Last Updated: September 30, 2014