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Gotham - season 1

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Sean Bryan, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. Sean Bryan

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    Could be good; could be "meh," depending on how this is executed. Huge fan of Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker's run on Gotham Central, which this premise strongly resembles, so it all comes down to the particulars. If they try to "CW" this, forget it.

    A gritty, realistic, grounded police procedural set in Gotham City? Yes, please. Another Birds of Prey? No thanks.
     
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    Yeah I agree. I think I'd like it better if it was set during Bruce's reign as Batman rather than before it. Both so that Gordon and his team could grapple with the famous rogues gallery, and so that you could have Batman in the shadows as this sort of urban legend that could be touched upon from time to time.
     
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    TVLine: Fox president Kevin Reilly confirms "Gotham" has rights to all major Batman characters including his entire rogues gallery

    Based on the article, it sounds like the show will open with the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne with Bruce approximately age 12 and conclude with Batman putting on the cape for the first time. While James Gordon will be the protagonist and foreground character, the show will play out Batman's origin story in the background.

    It'll all come down to the execution, but so far it sounds exciting.
     
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    Robin Lord Taylor has been cast as politely sinister and fiendishly clever Oswald Cobblepot, a low-level criminal.Sean Pertwee has been cast as Alfred Pennyworth, ex-marine and fiercely protective guardian to the recently orphaned young heir to a major corporate empire.Zabryna Guevara has been cast as Gordon's boss at the GCPD.Erin Richards has been cast as Gordon's fiancee, Barbara Kean​.
     
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    More casting per TVLine:
    [*]David Mazouz ("Touch") has been cast as the newly orphaned young Bruce Wayne
    [*]The dancer Camren Bicondova has been cast as young pickpocket Selina Kyle
    [/list]Mazouz was fantastic on "Touch". Look forward to seeing what he can do with a role that offers a broader range.
     
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    New logo and synopsis for 'Gotham' image.jpg
     
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    Promotional photo of Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock:
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    This show certainly has a great look to it already with the cast. As with all things, much will depend on the writing.
     
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    Gordon image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    Official Extended Trailer -- FOX has picked up the show for "at least" 13 episodes.
     
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    I will admit I had some major doubts about this and was going to take a pass because I have so many other shows I watch.
    But, after watching that trailer, I'm going to give it a chance. Not bad.
     
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    At the very least, he's not lacking confidence -- saying that his actor is the best to ever play Bruce Wayne, that his television show will be better photographed than Nolan's IMAX movies, etc. -- he at least believes in his show.
     
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    He made The Mentalist very entertaining for most of its six season run, so I'll definitely be giving this one a chance.
     
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    I think this looks quite good.
     
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    One thing that sort of annoyed me is that lack of super powered beings. Why do these superhero show always seem to shy away. Its based on a comic book world where super powers exist. That being said. I am not saying they need to use super powered heroes/villains all the time or even in the first season or so. But, to completely ignore them like the Batman trilogy kind of irks me. Even some kind of brief mention or news report about something would be ok.
     
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    From left to right: Robin Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma, Clare Foley as Ivy, Donal Logue as Det. Harvey Bullock, Ben McKenzie as Det. James Gordon, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth.
     
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    Variety predicted that Fox would likely place this on Monday nights at 8 leading into Sleepy Hollow.
     

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