Gotham – Season 4 – A Dark Knight

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A Dark Knight arc I still very much struggle with the Gotham’s choice of style. The MCU TV connections are mostly going for the gritty angle, the Arrowverse has its various levels of  fun to play with, and then Gotham takes… soap opera? I mean action-soap as a theme is unclaimed by any other superhero…

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – Season 1 Episode 4

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“Crazy Diamond” ‘Crazy Diamond’ seemed to have completely different purpose to ‘The Commuter’, the other Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams offering I reviewed last week. Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams‘ ‘The Commuter’ had a completely different plot focus to Philip K Dick’s short story, replacing the consequences of altering history with a moral debate over the…

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – Season 1 Episode 3

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“The Commuter” ‘The Commuter’ adapts Philip K Dick’s short story of the same name by adding some moral purpose to the plot. Now, personally, I’m always up for a little of this but I recognise that it might not be what everyone’s looking for, particularly if you were interested in seeing a greater investigation of…

Gotham – Season 3 Episodes 21 & 22

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Heroes Rise finale: “Destiny Calling” and “HeavyDirtySoul” Gotham ends season 3 with many characters questioning their identity: those having been infected with the virus supposedly seeing their real selves; those caught up in the chaos seeing what they’re made of in the face of it. Some of these questions definitely had a greater effect on…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 20

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“Heroes Rise: Pretty Hate Machine” I’m hoping that this week’s Gotham is the setup for the double-episode season finale plot in the same way that ‘Light the Wick’ felt like the painful setup for ‘All Will Be Judged’. Not that I disliked this week’s fare as much as ‘Light the Wick’ but a large majority…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 19

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“Heroes Rise: All Will Be Judged” It feels like last week’s episode of Gotham was more of a setup for this week’s rather than something I could enjoy on its own merits. This week the strength of The Plot Force (the force that makes characters make out-of-character or silly decisions to suit the needs of the…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 18

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“Heroes Rise: Light the Wick” Gotham returns this week to the too-many-characters problem of season 1 but worse, manages to undermine most of the episode’s plot by removing all purpose and meaning from character interactions. As we sometimes still see with this show the needs of the plot can seem to outweigh the needs of…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 17

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“Heroes Rise: The Primal Riddle” I do like to understand the episode and arc titles Gotham uses, if only because it helps overcome my concern I might be missing something important in an episode. I confess to being slightly unsure what ‘The Primal Riddle’ is though. Is the prime question one of who we are…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 16

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“Heroes Rise: These Delicate and Dark Obsessions” The rise of heroes in Gotham season 3’s final arc still seems more of a future promise than a present event. Certainly Bruce is moving into his training in earnest but it’s difficult to see how Jim’s upcoming dance with the Court of Owls will make him a…