Gotham: Not to bat an eye at

The Fox hit show this fall is Gotham, and it has all of its newly-acquired viewers on the edge of their seats Monday after Monday.


The showed premiered on Sept. 22, and a few episodes into the season, it is evident that the story line is packed with countless twists.


The plot centers around a young James Gordon, who is new to the police force. As we all know, Gordon later becomes Commissioner Gordon and works side by side with Batman.


But in the Gotham television series, Gordon is trying to figure out who killed Bruce Wayne’s parents. Wayne is still a child in the show, so if you were expecting to see Batman, you will be disappointed. But producers do a great job of laying out the back story of how and why Wayne became Batman.


Bruce Wayne, played by the young actor David Mazouz, is 13 at the time of the show and is already showing signs of being a hero.


He is amazed at the amount of effort Gordon gives in order to bring justice and safety to Gotham.

Jada Pinkett Smith plays Fish Mooney, a character created specifically for the TV show, who is looking to become top dog in Gotham’s underworld. TNS

Jada Pinkett Smith plays Fish Mooney, a character created specifically for the TV show, who is looking to become top dog in Gotham’s underworld. TNS


Viewers can see the light go off in the young Wayne’s mind when he asks Officer Gordon if there is even a chance that Gotham could be saved from the dangerous people running the city.


Gordon responds, “However dark and scary the world might be right now, there will be light.”


This show gives Batman enthusiasts a glimpse of how Gordon and Wayne came to be such loyal friends.


Officer Gordon seems to be the only law enforcement person who isn’t crooked or part of the mob that controls the city.


He promises Bruce that he will find his parents’ killer, and Wayne trusts Gordon, seeing him as almost a father figure.


The show is packed full of all the old players in the Batman movies.


For example, Penguin has already played a major role in the first three episodes. He continually causes problems for Gordon in the early stages.


To begin with, Gordon is faced with a tough decision: Kill Penguin or be killed himself.


Gordon decides to keep Penguin alive but forces him to leave Gotham.


Penguin is now back though, creating more problems for Gordon.


What makes this show stand out from the others is the detail that went into filming the. The producers did an excellent job portraying Gotham as a dark and dangerous city, run by criminals.


The show is casted perfectly, as well. Jada Pinkett Smith plays a dark, sadistic and manipulative mob boss who will stop at nothing to rise to power in the city.


Overall, Gotham is a show worth an hour of your time on Mondays at 7 p.m.


If you haven’t started watching, there is still time to catch up. With 21 episodes in the lineup, there is surely more to see in Gotham.

Author: Leif Johnston

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