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Gotham 

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The story behind Detective James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival.

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Bruno Heller
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Ben McKenzie ...  James Gordon 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Donal Logue ...  Harvey Bullock 100 episodes, 2014-2019
David Mazouz ...  Bruce Wayne / ... 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Robin Lord Taylor ...  Oswald Cobblepot / ... 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Camren Bicondova ...  Selina Kyle 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Cory Michael Smith ...  Edward Nygma / ... 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Sean Pertwee ...  Alfred Pennyworth 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Erin Richards ...  Barbara Kean 99 episodes, 2014-2019
Morena Baccarin ...  Leslie Thompkins 82 episodes, 2015-2019
Chris Chalk ...  Lucius Fox 78 episodes, 2015-2019
Drew Powell ...  Butch Gilzean / ... 74 episodes, 2014-2018
Jessica Lucas ...  Tabitha Galavan 67 episodes, 2015-2019
Michael Chiklis ...  Nathaniel Barnes 41 episodes, 2015-2017
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In crime ridden Gotham City, Thomas and Martha Wayne are murdered before young Bruce Wayne's eyes. Although Gotham City Police Department detectives, James Gordon, and his cynical partner, Harvey Bullock, seem to solace's the case quickly, things are not so simple. Inspired by Bruce's traumatized desire for justice, Gordon vows to find it amid Gotham's corruption. Thus begins Gordon's lonely quest that would set him against his own comrades and the underworld with their own deadly rivalries and mysteries. In the coming wars, innocence will be lost and compromises will be made as some criminals will fall as casualties while others will rise as super villains. All the while, young Bruce observes this war with a growing obsession that would one day drive him to seek his own justice against the evil of Gotham as The Batman. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Witness the Birth of a Legend. See more »


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Cameron Monaghan stated that "there's something serpent-like, snake-like about Jerome in the case that he could be looking away one second and then the next he's striking you and he's at your throat." See more »

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James Gordon: G.C.P.D.
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The DC Comics logo (2014-2015) features a comic-book image of Gotham City. See more »

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A different take on the Batman universe - but a very good one
25 January 2016 | by hgdybeckerSee all my reviews

As a pretty engaged Batman fan (I read the comics, played the heck out of the Arkham games, saw all the movies, the first Animated Series and I even play the tabletop miniature game) I was apprehensive about this show.

After all, what could be good about a Batman show without Batman? Not to mention the fact that all the rumors mentioned different takes on characters, etc?

I tried it anyway... and I'm glad I did!

There is an awful lot to like here. First of all, the characters are interesting: interesting enough to make you forget all about Batman! You root for Gordon, you're annoyed at Bullock, Fish gives you the creeps and Penguin... let's just say he's moved up in my favorite villains list (and he was near the bottom, let me tell you!).

The acting is great (again I must mention Penguin) and while some have said it's over the top... maybe it is, but it's never distracting and fits within the universe that we're presented with.

As I mentioned above, the series has its own take on the universe - you'll soon recognize certain characters, even though they're introduced in ways that are different than what you knew from the comics - and yet, even as a seasoned Batman fan, I was never bothered by the differences and enjoyed the fresh perspectives on familiar characters.

Also, don't worry about the writers shoe-horning in characters, just to get them on screen. Every character I've seen makes sense within the series.

The first season (which I'm basing this review on) has overarching plot lines, but occasionally has "freak of the week" episodes. I was never bored, though (as I regularly was when watching Flash or Arrow) and it's obvious the writing went towards longer plots when it was clear the show was doing well. It never steeps to "cop show" levels, which is an achievement.

Finally, I must commend the "atmosphere" of the series. It all feels very "Gotham", including the shots of the city skyline, the sets, the extras... it all comes together feeling very Batman, without actually having Batman in the mix...

Do I have any criticism? Not really, no. I would love it if they do a Batman series to tie into this one... there's so much they could work with.

Go see it and enjoy it!


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22 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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Gotham: Heroes Rise See more »

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