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Gotham 

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The story behind Detective James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival.

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Bruno Heller
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2019   2018   2017   2016   2015   2014  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Ben McKenzie ...  James Gordon 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Donal Logue ...  Harvey Bullock 100 episodes, 2014-2019
David Mazouz ...  Bruce Wayne / ... 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Robin Lord Taylor ...  Oswald Cobblepot / ... 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Camren Bicondova ...  Selina Kyle 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Cory Michael Smith ...  Edward Nygma / ... 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Sean Pertwee ...  Alfred Pennyworth 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Erin Richards ...  Barbara Kean 99 episodes, 2014-2019
Morena Baccarin ...  Leslie Thompkins 82 episodes, 2015-2019
Chris Chalk ...  Lucius Fox 78 episodes, 2015-2019
Drew Powell ...  Butch Gilzean / ... 74 episodes, 2014-2018
Jessica Lucas ...  Tabitha Galavan 67 episodes, 2015-2019
Michael Chiklis ...  Nathaniel Barnes 41 episodes, 2015-2017
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In crime ridden Gotham City, Thomas and Martha Wayne are murdered before young Bruce Wayne's eyes. Although Gotham City Police Department detectives, James Gordon, and his cynical partner, Harvey Bullock, seem to solace's the case quickly, things are not so simple. Inspired by Bruce's traumatized desire for justice, Gordon vows to find it amid Gotham's corruption. Thus begins Gordon's lonely quest that would set him against his own comrades and the underworld with their own deadly rivalries and mysteries. In the coming wars, innocence will be lost and compromises will be made as some criminals will fall as casualties while others will rise as super villains. All the while, young Bruce observes this war with a growing obsession that would one day drive him to seek his own justice against the evil of Gotham as The Batman. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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From Madness comes Clarity. From Love comes Hatred. From Darkness comes Light. See more »


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Trivia

The Joker's real name and backstory is never fully explained in any form of media. The only exceptions are for Tim Burton's "Batman" (1989), and "The Killing Joke" graphic novel, written by Alan Moore, in which the man who will become The Joker is an unnamed engineer who quits his job at a chemical company to become a stand-up comedian, only to fail miserably. He then helps several men break into the chemical company, only to trip into a vat of chemicals after seeing Batman. The Joker says that even this is probably fake due to him always forgetting his past. See more »

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Crazy Credits

The DC Comics logo (2014-2015) features a comic-book image of Gotham City. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Halloween H20 (2017) See more »

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A TRUE MASTERPIECE
15 March 2019 | by sspc-68699See all my reviews

The only thing preventing this masterfully crafted series from getting a perfect rating is the fact that its virtually impossible to have a flawless show over the phase of 100 total episodes. However to call Gotham underrated would be an massive understatement. The brooding, yet lively aesthetics, the multi dimensional characters, the exciting action sequences, and the engaging storytelling make Gotham an must watch television series. Robin Lord Taylor's portrayal of Penguin in particular is the standout performance, however virtually every villain, the riddler, joker, poison ivy, scarecrow etc, are perfectly portrayed, and certainly stand as the highlights of the series as a whole. However there is a strong philosophical message inherent within the show, beyond the action and flare, about law and order, justice, moral lines, and the greater good. The storytelling is another aspect the show perfectly nails. It isn't easy to nail an amalgamation of different narratives to create coherent television, however Gotham succeeds, engrossing the audience with its emotional resonance, and creativity. However, despite being one of my favorite shows of all time, Gotham isn't without its flaws. There is sometimes an excessive reliance on filler and "too much" substance which prevents the narrative of the series to flow more smoothly, and occasionally bogs down the pacing of the series as a whole. Furthermore there are sometimes one too many plot elements which slow down the series resolution, and prevents the series from spending more time on critical and more intriguing story elements. However despite the flaws inherent within Gotham, the series has all the elements which make engrossing television. Interesting characters, an engrossing narrative, and a central element which always pulls the audience to watch more, the city of Gotham, which in and of itself, with its enigma, visual beauty, and dilemas, stands as a character in and of itself.


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22 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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Gotham: Heroes Rise See more »

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