I haven’t seen Gotham yet. I’m about to sit down and watch it. This is a running commentary! Spoilers ahead!
Before the show: I was 100% sold on a show about Jim Gordon in a pre-Batman Gotham. fighting corruption, becoming the man we would all know… Then they started casting kids as villains.
Let’s see how this goes!
Oh looks it’s Catwoman (girl?) doing Catwoman things.
To be fair the kid actor here is pretty good. It’s obvious that this is Catwoman even before we see the cat.
2 minutes ish
No mucking around! Let’s murder some Waynes!
Eh. I get that they were trying to show the whole “he killed them for no reason” thing, survivors guilt etc, however the fact that he left Bruce alive shows some morality. I would have preferred that he has a reason not to kill Bruce.
“It’s seems, in your anger, you killed her”
4 minutes ish
Jim saves the day!
*Protecting a prisoner cliche*
I’M MORE COCKNEY THAN YOUUUUUU
Sean Pertwee will always be “that dude in Dog Soldiers” to me.
Apparently they could solve Gothams crime problems by waiting until Disturbed play a show and just arresting everyone at the gig?
14 minutes ish
Oh hi Riddler! This is painful.
Oh hi Penguin!! Eurgh
…okay I do like him though.
Bullshit is that a cops apartment! What the hell does Barbara work as?
…okay so it is her apartment. Fair enough.
…nope I’m confused. So he’s new in Gotham, but has a girlfriend here serious enough that they are talking about marriage?
Goddamn it, for a minute there I thought we were going to meet someone who doesn’t grow up to be a villian.
Random Peep-Show-camera-in-the-face moment?
Jesus Barbara, offer your friend a drink or something.
Oh for fucks sake why the hell does Barbara have a Dark Secret?!
I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t lose your jobs. Self defence and all?
What’s this? A villain not being a total idiot? Approve.
Frankie-the-stereotypical-executioner is my favourite Batman villain.
Oh hi Falcone! Are we really going to meet everyone in Episode 1?
*insert war analogy here*
You can’t build tension here, we know that he won’t do it.
MORE COCKNEY THAN YOOOOUUUUUU
And that just about wraps it up! Overall I’m not overly keen on the idea of kid-villains. Mainly because I’m a huge fan of the “Batman creates his villains” school of thought. The fact that they start to exist before him removes all of the doubt surrounding Batmans methods.
That being said, I’m enjoying Gordon/Bullock team, Penguin, and Mooney, and the characterisations of the various villains have been really very good. It’s definitely something that I’ll give a shot, though they need to abandon the kids. Bruce included.
What did you think? Let us know in the comments! No Spoilers for other episodes please!