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Gotham: What the Little Bird Told Him | S1-E12

By Dave Defino / 4 years ago

Continuing on with the story in Gotham: The Soap Opera, What the Little Bird Told Him starts with Jim Gordon making his way tentatively back to the GCPD by convincing the current police commissioner that he is the only person who can catch the escaped Aaron Helzinger, and Jack Gruber (now being referred to as […]

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Gotham: Rogues Gallery | S1-E11

By Dave Defino / 4 years ago

Gotham has officially fallen into soap opera territory. If you are a reader of this blog, you might have picked up on the fact that I do not generally like this type of show. I had high hopes that Gotham would be a police procedural that happens to take place in the Batman universe. A […]

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Gotham: Lovecraft | S1-E10

By Dave Defino / 4 years ago

Well it looks like Gotham (at least for this episode) has completely given up on being a police procedural episodic show, and gone into Batman backstory soap opera territory. Not that there is anything wrong with it. Lots of shows do it. Sons of Anarchy, Rome, Game of Thrones, American Horror Story… They are all […]

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Gotham: Harvey Dent | S1 – E9

By Dave Defino / 4 years ago

Gotham has been hit or miss all season. Some episodes are brilliant, and some are sub par. The problem seems to be trying to walk the line between an episodic police procedural, a continuous story, and a Batman backstory. Trying to do all three is usually the problem, especially with all the characters involved. Now […]

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Gotham: The mask | S1-E8

By Dave Defino / 4 years ago

In the world of Gotham, how do you follow up an episode that is as good as Penguin’s Umbrella? With a horrible episode like The Mask. I have often said that the problem with shows like this is that they spend to much time on their subplots. This episode does exactly that. The “monster of […]

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Gotham – Penguins Umbrella | S1-E7

By Dave Defino / 4 years ago

I have a problem with modern televisions need to make every series a concurrent storyline. I miss the days when I could miss an episode of a show, and still know what is going on for the rest of the season. I gave up on many modern TV series because I missed an episode and […]

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Gotham: Spirit of the Goat | S1-E6

By Dave Defino / 4 years ago

The first season of Gotham has had an identity problem. It has teetered on the thin line of making a cop show vs making a Batman back story. Many times it has failed at the balance and made a lousy cop show that was a good Batman back story. This episode was different. The Spirit […]

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Gotham: Viper – S1-E5 – Review

By Dave Defino / 4 years ago

This show has me a bit torn. As a fan of just plain television I want this to be a police procedural that just happens to take place in Gotham. As a fan of Batman, I want this to be a prequel to the Batman stories I grew up loving. The 5th episode of season […]

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Gotham – Arkham – S1-E4

By Dave Defino / 4 years ago

In the fourth episode of the first season of Gotham, we get more backstory for the future Batman universe. Apparently, there are two rival proposals for what to do with the old Arkham section of Gotham (including what to do with the abandoned asylum). One plan is backed by mob boss Falcone, and the other […]

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Gotham: The Balloonman – S1-E3

By Dave Defino / 4 years ago

This was my favorite episode so far this season. Sure, we had a segment for every sidestory that is being brought in, but for the most part, this episode felt like it was about the Balloonman case. Previous episodes felt like the main story for the episode was being overshadowed by the season arc. Almost […]

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