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Gotham, Season One in Review

Batman fans are loving this show!

November 16, 2016

Batman is one of the most classic and recognizable superheroes in the DC comic lore, and an often featured character in the world of cinema. Through all eight live action movies, the character has always stayed fresh and interesting, though his motives of justice have remained the same. Although, his childhood has always been a blank area in the Batman franchise. What happened after his parents were gunned down? Who taught him to fight? Who murdered his parents? Gotham tackles

all these problems and leaves no plot holes as it follows detective Gordon, the younger version of Commissioner Gordon, as he fights crime, and attempts to clean the streets of Gotham.

After Jim Gordon comes home from war to become a detective, he meets a young Bruce Wayne moments after the murder of both his parents, and he makes a brave promise to Young Bruce and his butler and now legDetectives Gordon and Bullock are told to investigate with discretion.al guardian, Alfred Pennyworth.

 Gotham is filled with intense action, developed characters with clear motives, and gives a necessary look into the dark underbelly of the city, that many Batman fans will appreciate. It adds in new characters, and has many classic villains mixed in, such as Catwoman (Selina Kyle), Oswald Copplepot (The Penguin), Ed Nygma (The Riddler), and Harvey Dent (Two Face). The only problem that can be seen with the show is Poison Ivy, an often forgotten character, that doesn’t do much for the plot. Although they don’t tell you who these characters are out right, if you know the Batman story, they seem like great Easter eggs.

The story fits itself seamlessly into a part of the Batman lore that fans often question. The drama is gripping enough to compete with TV classics. The action is fast paced, and the characters abilities to portray these iconic characters perfectly is mind boggling. This show deserves endless praise, and should be watched by fans of  the Batman cartoons, comic books, and movies. It airs on FOX  Mondays at 8 pm, but it’s also on Netflix with Three seasons  already posted. As a Batman fan, it is sacrilege to not watch this show.

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