SHOW REVIEW: GOTHAM

I watched the whole first season of Gotham and am currently watching the second season. The show is a unique explanation to not only the origins of Batman, but also his entire rogue gallery. I enjoyed how the Penguin was portrayed as an apex predator who started from nothing and then swiftly rose through the underworld hierarchy. With Bruce Wayne, I was interested in his transformation as a character that resulted from the murder of his parents. In a way, the boy died with his parents and the man rose to take his place, paving the way to becoming Batman. One of my favorite characters in the show is Bruce’s butler Alfred Pennyworth. Since Alfred is ex-military, when the situation requires it, don’t mess with the butler! Now that the new season has started, I am eager to see the rise of supervillains such as the Riddler and the Joker as well as how Penguin consolidates his power over the underworld. Overall, the show depicts how Gotham City was before Batman emerged to protect it. I would recommend this show to anyone who is a fan of the Batman franchise.

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4 thoughts on “SHOW REVIEW: GOTHAM”

  1. I think the transformations are much slower than your post seems to suggest. They are still in progress, in my opinion.
    Although we know the Penguin ends up as an apex predator, we aren’t quite sure if he’s a brilliant planner or an opportunist in season one. He definitely has his fumbles and subordinate moments, too. It’s very entertaining watching him climb the ladder.
    Likewise, Bruce is by no means even remotely a man. The mature facade we see in Bruce is clearly a forced one. Although he does get into some grown-up situations, he does not respond in an adult manner. He does fit rather well into the rich, bratty child stereotype; it’s just more subtle than we usually see it.

    Other than those two things, I definitely agree.

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