TV Recap: Gotham, Marvel’s Agents of S.h.i.e.l.d., and Scorpion

What an absolute pleasure it is to review Gotham, which I truly and sincerely believe is the next great network drama.  May it run for six seasons!

Gotham is not That Batman Show, it is an origin story set approximately a decade before Batman begins (pun intended, this is not the Christopher Nolan universe).  Consequently, the show opens with the murder of 11 year old Bruce Wayne’s parents and moves forward from there.  Wayne (David Mazouz) is not the main character, although it is a brilliant touch that the Bruce Wayne we get to see on this show is a really screwed up kid who does messed up shit like putting his hand in a candle flame and leaving it there, much to the dismay of Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee) who’s been left to raise him.


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