“The Trial Of Jim Gordon” marks Erin Richards’ debut as a director, with a script written by Ben McKenzie. They created pure gold. The episode is loaded with so many of the things I love about Gotham: Favorite characters and heartfelt conversations, mixed with life-threatening crises. It was a little lessRead More →


“Ace Chemicals” is loaded with chemistry. There’s the sizzling kind between fan-favorite couples, the soothing kind between friends who have become family, plus the explosive kind between deadly enemies. And then there was the big explosion that leveled Wayne Manor! Continuing their “pull out all the stops” approach for thisRead More →

Well, that was quick! “Ruin” brought us the long-awaited return of Jeremiah, but he didn’t get to stick around long. Selina succeeds in her quest for revenge. But you know the drill. This is Gotham. Better check for a pulse! “Ruin” mixes solid procedural with the insanity we expect fromRead More →

This episode of Gotham gives us Penguin as a hero, Selina transforming into a villain, and a much lighter Jim Gordon than we’ve seen – ever. We also get some lovely BatCat moments and a nifty tribute to the Frank Miller Batman, plus  the usual mayhem and a shocker ofRead More →

“Trespassers” gives us more of the weirdness we love in Gotham, while advancing the stories of two of Batman’s future adversaries. We also get more of Jim Gordon’s heroism, Harvey Bullock’s faithful support and Barbara Kean’s quest for revenge against the Penguin. We don’t get any Penguin in this episode,Read More →

“Year Zero” is one hell of a start to Gotham’s final season. It’s a perfect mix of everything we love about the show. We get some mysteries (the main one in the opening flash-forward sequence), plus the emotional ties between the characters, the machinations of the villains, and the dedicationRead More →

Gotham returns to FOX for its final season in four weeks. The network has released a teaser video to whet our appetites. It gives us a quick recap of the end of Season 4, and a taste of the no man’s land Gotham has become since being cut off from theRead More →

I’ve said before that Gotham is not and never will be Mayberry. It’s no shining city on a hill. It’s an urban hellscape, a waking nightmare, a long tall glass of absinthe with an LSD chaser. But it’s still the setting of my DCTV happy place. While a few episodesRead More →

Just about four years ago, I sat in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con with thousands of other fans to watch the world premiere of Gotham. At the time it was pitched as the gritty origin story of both Bruce Wayne and his ally, James Gordon. The pilot was fascinating,Read More →

Just hours before FOX holds its UpFront presentation in New York, Variety is reporting that Gotham has been renewed for a fifth and final season. Season Five will focus on Bruce Wayne’s transformation into Batman, paying off the long and winding origin story that started with the murder of ThomasRead More →

“One Bad Day.” Three words that are the foundation of the Joker’s philosophy, that just one bad day can drive a person insane. In the comics universe, the idea is also the foundation of “The Killing Joke,” one of the most shocking Batman stories ever told. With the title “OneRead More →

Three very cool things in this episode of Gotham, and none of them are the title soups (although one of those was cool in the temperature sense): Jerome is on the loose, along with a lot of Gotham’s Most Dangerous. We’re finally learning what’s been going on with Barbara, andRead More →

“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold.” W.B. Yeats was talking about Europe after World War One when he penned that line in “The Second Coming,” but it certainly applies to the city of Gotham. …Wait, what? You didn’t come here for an English lesson but for a Gotham review?Read More →