I’m a huge Batman fan but I barely touched on Fox’s new show Gotham. I always wanted a live action version of Batman that was more focused on him being a detective. A live action TV show of that sounds even better. Gotham, though, has Bruce Wayne as a child and Jim Gordon as the main character.
I lost interest because of just that. I know, I know — it’s a silly reason.
But things changed. Thanks, Comic-Con.
We saw the screening of the first episode of Gotham at Comic-Con. It quickly reminded me of Batman: The Animated Series. There was a timeless quality to the set design. And with Gordon was his antagonistic partner, Harvey Bullock.
I was sold.
Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Bullock (Donal Logue) have that familiar chemistry — at odds with each other while on the job; Gordon wanting to clean the city up properly, and Bullock, whose heart is in the right place, but has a tendency to play dirty. It’s survival thing for him really, in a city overtaken by corruption.
The episode was intriguing and fun. A lot of the characters were established and their connection to each other — if there is one. The city is dangerous. And you can already see some of the damage done to Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) after his parents’ murder.
But there’s still comedic moments; it’s not entirely dreary.
Gotham debuts on Fox, September 22.
If you need to know more and see more, check out more Gotham HERE.
I really cannot wait for the show.