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We’ve got plenty to say about episode 12 on Gotham Tonight! One of us goes off the rails and finally owns up to not liking the show.
- Gotham gets a second season. Will Gotham Tonight?
What We Enjoyed:
- Unfortunately, very little. Adam liked the Johnny Cash opening. Tom didn’t. Arguing ensued.
- Victor Zsasz made another memorable appearance. Is Zsasz the only interesting character left in Gotham?
- An overhead project makes its debut on the show. Adam immediately awards the projector with the “Best Actor on Gotham” award.
- So much!
- Adam does his best to convince Tom the show is being campy on purpose.
- Lots of comic book themed television shows out there. Why doesn’t Gotham follow their formula for success?
I’d like to see Gotham Tonight! sallie forth, especially if Gotham only gets worse, because I do enjoy a good skewering. Though really, I hope the show finds solid ground soon. It’s failing on several levels, even just as a police procedural. Knowing that the show is going to have another season, do you think there’s any hope for it? (Or is it too soon to tell?) What would you change now to make for a better 2nd season?
Thanks for the comment! Believe it or not, my opinion shifted (slightly) after watching this week’s episode. Tune in to this week’s podcast and we’ll answer your fantastic questions. Thanks for listening!
Caitlin Duncan said:
As I’ve sat alongside Adam watching Gotham every week, I too have felt that the show is a bit lack luster. And he’ll tell you, I have a high tolerance for bad TV. It wasn’t until I listened to the two of you yammer on about the show that I realized something. Basically, FOX is essentially writing a soap opera. Think about how much actually happens in one season on a soap opera . . . not much. They draw everything out because there just isn’t a lot of story line. That’s what’s happening with Gotham. FOX is trying to tell the origin story of every single Batman character. They could choose one character at a time and spend a few episodes telling that story, helping us learn about the pivotal moments that made each character who he will become. That might actually be more interesting. To see character’s interact in different settings, on different time lines would be kind of cool. Instead, they’ve manufactured all of these relationships just to get each character some air time. So instead of developing each character and learning about his/her haunting past, we get a poorly woven together story line that is boring, doesn’t make sense and is hard to care about. I don’t really understand the point of the show. It’s called Gotham and it seems to be about Gordon’s rise from the headstrong and loner detective to commissioner. Wouldn’t telling each character’s story and giving attention where attention is due justify the title? It’s not Gordon who made Gotham what it is. It’s all of the players. They each had their part in shaping the city.
So that’s where I think Gotham got it wrong. I want to see 3 or 4 episodes about that strange little Ivy girl. I wan’t to know what makes her tic, literally. Selena can still cross over and Bruce can be pestering both of them, but these anecdotal meetings and glimpses into what each character is doing on a day to day basis is bad tv.