Gotham (season 1)

{5/5} “However dark and scary the world might be right now, there will be light.”

Gotham season 1, aired in 2014-15

When Bruce Wayne’s parents are killed, Detective Jim Gordon promises to find their killer. But he only later realizes that the man he thought was the killer was really framed by the mob and the police. He intends on cleaning up the city of Gotham, but he’s treading a very thin line — his own partner is part of the corruption.

The story takes place in approximately the present day — the characters have cell phones. The show has a great look to it — more realistic than Tim Burton’s Batman but still dark and menacing.

Each episode shows a case that Gordon and his partner are investigating, but we also get to see what’s happening with our other friends. All the great characters you want to see show up — such as Selina Kyle, Edward Nygma, Oswald Cobblepot, Harvey Dent, Alfred Pennyworth, Barbara Kean, and Lucius Fox.

As for the Joker, I’m betting we’ll meet him at some point in the series.

The idea of a show about Gotham before Batman seemed like an odd one, but I was still intrigued enough to check it out. The writers are very smart — you’ll be hooked from the first or second episode.

My favourite character is Jim’s partner Harvey Bullock, who’s very funny.

There are some disturbing parts.

The last few episodes of the season lead from one into the next — you won’t be able to stop watching.

Stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Morena Baccarin, Peter Scolari, and Richard Kind all show up as guest stars.

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