ByEmily Van Natter, writer at
Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny. Consume you it will.
Emily Van Natter

Gotham. Scorned by some, but loved by me. While season 1 in some peoples opinions started out rocky, it quickly got better and turned into one of my new favorite shows on television. That being said, i understand completely why people don't like it. It's almost in it's own genera. Not quite fitting into the cop show mold, or the Superhero category either. It's very much it's own thing.

That being said, in my mind Gotham is somewhat a blend of the best and worst parts of each of the before mentioned categories. The campyness of a Cop drama. The cheesy elements of older Superhero movies before the 2000s. But at the same time that's what makes it so good and different from other shows. Making it seem fresh when in fact it's actually old.

"Damned if you do" managed to stay consistent with last season, and was, in my opinion, a perfect season opener. Standouts from the cast start (and almost end) with Cameron Monaghan portrayal of Jerome. (The Joker?)

Look at this face. <3
Look at this face. <3

He manages to portray insane completely believably and adds a few needed laughs. As for if he's actually the joker, well, we can only wait to see.

Another highlight is, as always, Robin Taylor as the Penguin.

Side note: Where does he get his clothes? I want them.
Side note: Where does he get his clothes? I want them.

He manages to pull off some of the more campy lines in the show quite well and is a joy to watch on screen.

And last but not least, Erin Richards' Barbra Keen.

Side note: She got a dress??
Side note: She got a dress??

She's a character I hated from the beginning. And apparently i had good reason as she is one of the most disgusting and psychotic characters on the show. Its's honestly a joy to hate her.

So in conclusion, Gotham is a really unique show that deserves to be watched. Whether you like it or not is up to you. Yes, it has it's obvious not so subtle foreshadowing, but I personally think that's one of the beauty's of it. Hopefully this season will just get better and better.


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