Gotham – Season 4 – A Dark Knight

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…

Gotham – Season 3 Episodes 21 & 22

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

“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 17

“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 14

“Mad City: The Gentle Art of Making Enemies” Gotham’s second mid-season finale this winter presents a villain-off between Jerome and Nygma. In a competition of scheming, both have emotional issues to resolve, Adam-West-era kill devices and an image to sell. All in all I thought this delivered a very good episode but almost entirely through Jerome, who…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 11

“Mad City: Beware the Green-Eyed Monster” I wonder if the Gotham mid-season finale has split its audience’s opinion based on people’s preferred character. If you don’t think Gotham should have a Batman then you’re never going to like the amount of time given over to Bruce and Selina this week. Thing is, I thought theirs’…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 10

“Mad City: Time Bomb” Gotham begins the climb to its mid-season finale by linking all plots into the Court of Owls. I was expecting this with Bruce’s plot, though I’ll admit I’d assumed the Whisper Gang were in the Court’s employ rather than being a potential ally for Bruce. The man in the chair wearing…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 7

“Mad City: Red Queen” Gotham’s season 3 plan for Jim comes to a head in ‘Red Queen’, forcing him to consider both his past and future actions. This is something I’ve been waiting to see for a while now. I’d thought it would come mostly through Barnes originally, then maybe through a villain and some…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 6

“Mad City: Follow the White Rabbit” Love is still very much the theme in Gotham this week but whereas last week was virtually a Valentine’s Day episode, with everyone’s love life getting some screen time, this week it’s focused onto Jim and Oswald. Part of me is slightly glad of this as I feel I…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 5

“Mad City: Anything for You” Love is in the air in Gotham this week. Bruce declares his feelings for Selina. Jim and Valerie are threatening to be more than just a hook up. Lee’s lost between two lovers. Even Tabitha’s showing her fondness for Butch again perhaps? It could easily have been a Valentine’s Day episode, twisted…