We’re now eight episodes into Gotham, the “Gotham Begins” show that’s been airing on Fox, and I think I’ve realized that I’m not going to like this show. Granted it’s still pretty early to feel this way, but by now we’ve gotten a pretty good idea of where the show runners are taking this series, and it’s just not something I’m all that interested in.
These feeling comes after watching the episode “The Mask”, which features the Gotham spin on Batman rogue Black Mask. In that episode, we meet Richard Sionis, the father of Roman Sionis, who ALSO has an affinity for masks. Which means that in this universe, Roman’s fascination with masks is apparently genetic, and not tied with how he views his parents, who’s constant talking behind the backs of their friends warps his view of people. Read the rest of this entry
So Fox revealed the first trailer for Gotham this week, and it looks pretty cool! Not “ohmygodneedtowatchimmediately” cool, but “I’ll definitely check this out” cool. For those of you who have either forgotten about the New Batman-less Batman show or weren’t aware of it before now, Gotham is the new WB produced show that follows rookie cop Jim Gordon as he navigates his way through Gotham City’s dark alleys, crime families, and other aspects that will make the city your top spot to visit through Travelocity. It’s also serving as a quasi-Smallville take on the Batman, if early reports are to be believed.
The trailer has plenty of images that should make Batman fans feel right at home. There’s the dark moody imagery from the Nolan films, the ominous music, and the classic shot of young Bruce Wayne kneeling over his parent’s bodies (an image that gave me chills when I first saw it in the trailer). There’s a lot to like here, or at least enough to make me tune in for the first few episodes to see if I like it. Read the rest of this entry