Gotham : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 2014
Season #: 1, 2, 3
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 625 Ratings

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  • Summary: Before he was Commissioner James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), he was a young detective partnered with the legendary policeman Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue). Their first case together is the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne, where Gordon first meets young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) and AlfredBefore he was Commissioner James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), he was a young detective partnered with the legendary policeman Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue). Their first case together is the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne, where Gordon first meets young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) and Alfred (Sean Pertwee). Other Gotham characters set to appear include Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith), Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova), and Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor). Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Reviewed by: Vicki Hyman
    Sep 22, 2014
    91
    The city--neon-washed, Chanderlesque, somewhat anachronistic--is itself also a character, and it turns what could be "Law & Order: Gotham" into something infinitely more layered and watchable.
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Sep 18, 2014
    83
    Gotham feels like a larger-than-life event. The challenge will be to build on that--or at the very least hold steady.
  3. Reviewed by: Kristi Turnquist
    Sep 19, 2014
    80
    The mood and writing mix splashy comic book pulpiness with brooding film noir menace, sparked with bits of dark humor.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Sep 18, 2014
    70
    This is solid, confidently made television, the kind of programming that has me interested in where it’s going next thanks to high production values and an expertly assembled cast.
  5. Reviewed by: Marisa LaScala
    Sep 22, 2014
    70
    Some of the characters aren’t able to achieve the same balance between fantasy and realism as the rest of the show.... Thankfully, Mooney isn’t as central a figure here as Bullock or Gordon, who together are fully capable of carrying the series, even without young Bruce. Logue gives an especially strong performance as Bullock, an exhausted, veteran crime-fighter who remains likable and charismatic even as his various failings seem inevitable.
  6. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Sep 22, 2014
    70
    Gotham features some intriguing performances. But just because it's on at 8 and derived from a comic-book franchise doesn't mean it's kid stuff.
  7. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Sep 17, 2014
    50
    While other comic book shows try to replicate the fantasy of the source material at every level, Gotham tries to walk a thin line between realism and fantasy. It seems to work--for now, at least. But you have to wonder about the challenges the series will face once those larvae become full-fledged, whackadoodle villains. Trying to have it both ways is courageous, but courage doesn’t guarantee success.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 138
  2. Negative: 30 out of 138
  1. Sep 23, 2014
    10
    I thought that a lack of the Bruce Wayne/Batman character would ruin it, but "Gotham" proved me wrong thanks to its interesting prequelI thought that a lack of the Bruce Wayne/Batman character would ruin it, but "Gotham" proved me wrong thanks to its interesting prequel events, slew of well known actors and pot of memorable characters. Expand
  2. Aug 2, 2016
    10
    Incredible show, i'm amazed with the incredible talent of the whole cast and the script, it really is worth a watch..i don't usually follow tvIncredible show, i'm amazed with the incredible talent of the whole cast and the script, it really is worth a watch..i don't usually follow tv shows but this ones just blew me away, it does not stick to all the original versions of dc we know but it sticks out due to its originality , 10/10 a true masterpiece Expand
  3. Oct 18, 2014
    9
    Before he was Commissioner James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), he was a young detective partnered with the legendary policeman Harvey Bullock (DonalBefore he was Commissioner James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), he was a young detective partnered with the legendary policeman Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue). Their first case together is the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne, where Gordon first meets young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) and Alfrd (Sean Pertwee). Other Gotham characters set to appear include Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith), Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova), and Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor). Expand
  4. Sep 23, 2014
    7
    The Gotham opener had a surprisingly enjoyable case-of-the-week, which moved at rapid pace and was full of interesting characters. At it'sThe Gotham opener had a surprisingly enjoyable case-of-the-week, which moved at rapid pace and was full of interesting characters. At it's heart it is basically a cop show. A cop show about partners. Something you don't see very much any more. Plus: one of them is corrupt! Even better. Expand
  5. Oct 5, 2014
    6
    It seems a good start for this series. The city is very well built and you can sense it from the beginning. Sometimes the acting is not soIt seems a good start for this series. The city is very well built and you can sense it from the beginning. Sometimes the acting is not so good. Hope to see the real batman in the future of the show. Expand
  6. Sep 29, 2014
    4
    wtf its in the 1 episode and already got thousands of plot holes and man , where is the gotham gothic style ,where is the characters spirit ,wtf its in the 1 episode and already got thousands of plot holes and man , where is the gotham gothic style ,where is the characters spirit , and what an awful alfred , what an out of character penguin what an horrible writing , i´ve tried to like it but its just too bad Expand
  7. Dec 31, 2016
    0
    Meeerde... 3 saisons ? déjà ?... j'arrive pas à finir la première. Et puis quoi... 22 épisodes ? sérieusement ?... meeeerde.

    J'en suis au
    Meeerde... 3 saisons ? déjà ?... j'arrive pas à finir la première. Et puis quoi... 22 épisodes ? sérieusement ?... meeeerde.

    J'en suis au troisième et déjà... j'en peux plus. Oui, le putain de troisième épisode. Et de de toute façon, je l'ai même pas fini.

    Pourtant, je vois bien un peu ce qu'ils ont essayé de faire avec ce pré-prologue de Batman, ce temps où Batman n'était pas encore Batman mais un môme de 10 ans. Pareil pour Catwoman. Et pour les autres vilains ou déjantés qui roulent plus ou moins (déjà) leur bosse dans la ville du crime, c'est le même principe : "regarde un peu avant comment j'étais sans collants. Et sans mon costume violet ni mes chaussons verts. Regarde comme j'étais plus jeune et plus petit."

    D'accord mais est-ce intéressant ? les détraqués sans leurs costumes ? j'ai un gros doute. Et qu'est-ce qu'on a à la place ? cette andouille molle de Jim Gordon... qui c'est çui-là déjà ? ah le flic idiot dans les films, le faire-valoir crétin, le demeuré de service, le constipé du règlement. Eh ben il a une série rien qu'à lui et pour lui maintenant. Et sa blondasse de bonne femme, une grue sortie d'on ne sait où.

    A part ça, rien à signaler : il ne se passe rien. Rien du tout, que dalle. Juste des meubles plus ou moins parlants. Des dialogues écrits avec le fion récités par des acteurs à la masse. Je passe.
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