Gotham Season 1

Gotham season 2 is almost upon us so it’s a good time to revisit season 1 and reflect on it as a whole before the second season starts doing its thing. This is a very tough show to talk about because there was so much going on while there was so little going on so…

Gotham – Season 1 Episode 22

“All Happy Families Are Alike” It’s finally done, Gotham season 1 comes to an end after several torturous months of missed opportunities. The gang war comes to a serious head as Fish Mooney returns to take advantage of the situation. It’s been known for a while that Jada Pinkett Smith would not be returning for…

Gotham – Season 1 Episode 21

“The Anvil or the Hammer” Only one more Gotham episode after this one for season 1 and the Ogre/Barbara plot is brought to a definitive close. It appears that I was a little too kind on Gotham last week when I expressed how impressed I was by how the show was handling the Ogre and…

Gotham – Season 1 Episode 20

“Under the Knife” A mere 2 episodes left of the first season of Gotham after this one and I’m still no closer to figuring out what the point of this season has been. This show has tossed a lot of things into the mix but never really capitalised on any of them. Some promise existed…

Gotham – Season 1 Episode 19

“Beasts of Prey” Gotham returns from having a few weeks off and I can honestly say I didn’t really miss it. It’s no secret that I have been incredibly underwhelmed by this show on the whole. It has good elements but is really missing out on some obvious potential. This episode is no real exception…

On the D/L – Gotham

Season 1 Episode 18 – “Everyone has a Cobblepot” Gotham builds on the GCPD corruption in a way that compromises Gordon’s principles as well as putting Bullock’s career and reputation at risk. The title is a clever reference to Gordon being ordered to kill Penguin in the pilot episode. Of course Gordon found a way…

On the D/L – Gotham

Season 1 Episode 17 – “Red Hood” Gotham continues to try to shoehorn every piece of Batman lore into the first season as humanly possible. This episode sees the beginning of the Red Hood gang to set up the inevitable presence they will one day have. I actually didn’t mind this introduction as much as…

On the D/L – Gotham

Season 1 Episode 16 – “The Blind Fortune Teller” The flying Graysons and potentially The Joker turn up this week in Gotham and things are as overblown as they normally are. Kicking off the story this week is Gordon’s date with Leslie at the circus. They’re having a good time and acting all coupley when…

On the D/L – Gotham

Season 1 Episode 15 – “The Scarecrow” Gotham delivers an origin story for one of Batman’s deadliest villains as Dr. Thompkins starts work at the GCPD. First off, I really liked the story that set up The Scarecrow. I actually thought it was really well done and a clever take on it to make Jonathan’s…

On the D/L – Gotham

Season 1 Episode 14 – “The Fearsome Dr. Crane” Gotham fully resumes the status quo but continues to have the Penguin’s exploits bubble away in the background as a Proto-Scarecrow terrorises people who are afraid of things. The titular plot of this episode was really weak stuff. I was actually looking forward to a proper…