ByManuel Castellanos, writer at
I love both Marvel and DC equally. Superhero Movie Theorist. Follow me on Twitter @MannyCastell
Manuel Castellanos

Batman is my favorite DC hero, as he is with most people. I remember watching Batman: The Animated Series everyday after school. My mom told me I would wear my batman shirt and even the costume cowl every chance I could get. So Batman (and Spider-Man) were a big part of my childhood and when I was watching Gotham I couldn't find my inner-child.

Now I'm not saying it was bad. It was enjoyable and fun to watch. I know it's not like the Animated Series or even the movies, the show isn't even about Bruce Wayne, which is fine. Aside from the death of Bruce Wayne's parent (which was very well done) I didn't feel like I was watching a comic book show. Yes, I know it's meant to be more of a detective show but I still want that comic book feel, like Arrow. Arrow has several comic book elements, mainly with the characters, but is still grounded in a realistic way. That's what I want more in Gotham and it's only the first episode so it might get better.

Some characters were good like everyones new favorite Detective, James Gordon.

James Gordon
James Gordon

Now he was fun to watch. What's great about him is that he's the sole good cop in a city corrupted by organized crime that even the police department is bought by the crime family. So it will be interesting to see a morally challenged Gordon as the series progresses.

Detective Harvey Bullock. This guy was just fun. I prefer this character over Gordon so far in the series.

Harvey Bullock
Harvey Bullock

A corrupt cop who has close relations with the mob, Harvey Bullock is a corrupted man who is being challenged by Gordon to do what is morally right. IT might be that Harvey will adopt some traits that Gordon has and vice versa. Bullock was just a fun douche cop to watch on screen.

Let's move on to my favorite character so far: Oswald Cobblepot a.k.a. The Penguin.

First off, Robin Lord Taylor is a perfect for this role. Every time I saw this character, I was excited. Though only a henchman for Fish Mooney, he has plans of his very own to take over Mooney's place whether that be through lying, cheating, or killing. I don't know why but I felt a bit of sympathy for the character, he seems to be a tormented guy. This guy was just amazing to watch and he looks great for the penguin because look at that nose. That's a penguin nose right there.

Fish Mooney, the liaison to crime boss Falcone, a feisty and menacing woman. When Bullock threatens her, she sends her men to gut him like a fish, the tone she gave was scary, menacing, and proves that she's a character that will not be stepped on. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

Now to discuss the things i didn't like about the show and that was the unnecessary characters they brought up. Catwoman was just climbing around, stalking Bruce Wayne every couple of scenes. I really hope she says a couple of lines and actually does something that will contribute to the show.

Another character that they showed only once was Edward Nygma or better known as the Riddler who is a forensic scientist for the GCPD. Now that's fine, but he contributed nothing to the episode. Hopefully we will see this character transform like the penguin but for now he's just there.

Ivy Pepper or better known as Poison Ivy is a simple child, in the series with an abusive father. Now I too would like to dwell into Ivy's past with her abusive father, but they just killed the father off and any other scene involving Ivy, in my opinion, is useless. Again, she was just thrown in their to please fans and I wasn't really pleased.

To conclude, I enjoyed watching Gotham, but was thrilled by anything. Maybe I hyped it a little too much but that's my thought on the episode. Let me know what you think.


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