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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 2014
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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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: 83 out of 142
  2. Negative: 31 out of 142
  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. Nov 3, 2017
    10
    best show i have ever watched! i love the GOTHAM, the city, the characters good and evil, the actors and their acting, the make up, thebest show i have ever watched! i love the GOTHAM, the city, the characters good and evil, the actors and their acting, the make up, the stories, the whole Batman universe is so great!
    Best time of the week is to see another episode of this show! dont miss it its the best!
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  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. Nov 11, 2015
    8
    The show is definitely worth a watch with interesting characters, interesting story, and lack of major filming mistakes. Also, I find theThe show is definitely worth a watch with interesting characters, interesting story, and lack of major filming mistakes. Also, I find the multiple storylines idea incredibly well done and interesting. There are very few cop show cliches. Some of our favorite characters are made believable through means not possible in film or comics. This is one of the few shows I can find myself invested in. Expand
  5. Nov 23, 2014
    6
    Edit: It is actually picking up a little and getting better with some character developement, some characters are actually interesting toEdit: It is actually picking up a little and getting better with some character developement, some characters are actually interesting to watch now, we'll have to see where ti goes.

    Original: Gotham without Batman is like... Batman without Batman. Don't really see the point of watching the Universe of a Super Hero... without the Super hero. I'm calling this series Dull... It's kind of like a crappier and unrealistic version of other detective shows such as "True Detective" or "CSI", etc.
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  6. Sep 30, 2014
    5
    A really good and interesting start to the only new show I was really going to watch. The second episode was good and better than the pilot.A really good and interesting start to the only new show I was really going to watch. The second episode was good and better than the pilot. Definitely can't wait for the rest of the season. 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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