Gotham (2014–2019)
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Wrath of the Villains: Transference 

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While Gordon, Bruce and Lucius remain at Indian Hill, the city of Gotham will be met with a new threat as Hugo Strange's inmates devise a plan to escape and start their new lives in Gotham.

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Eagle Egilsson

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Bruno Heller (developed by), Bruno Heller | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ben McKenzie ... James Gordon
Donal Logue ... Harvey Bullock
David Mazouz ... Bruce Wayne
Morena Baccarin ... Leslie Thompkins (credit only)
Sean Pertwee ... Alfred Pennyworth
Robin Lord Taylor ... Oswald Cobblepot / Penguin
Erin Richards ... Barbara Kean
Camren Bicondova ... Selina Kyle
Cory Michael Smith ... Edward Nygma
James Frain ... Theo Galavan (credit only)
Jessica Lucas ... Tabitha Galavan (credit only)
Chris Chalk ... Lucius Fox
Drew Powell ... Butch Gilzean
Nicholas D'Agosto ... Harvey Dent (credit only)
Michael Chiklis ... Nathaniel Barnes (credit only)
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While Gordon, Bruce and Lucius remain at Indian Hill, the city of Gotham will be met with a new threat as Hugo Strange's inmates devise a plan to escape and start their new lives in Gotham.

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Dedicated to production designer Doug Kraner, who passed away in April 2016. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Strike Force Lieutenant: [the GCPD arrive at Arkham Asylum ready to raid the building in search of Jim Gordon] No sign of Gordon. How long do you want us to wait?
Harvey Bullock: Give him ten seconds. If you don't see Jim, bust that joint open and find him.
Strike Force Lieutenant: Ready, entry team. We go on one!
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Connections

Features Gotham: Pilot (2014) See more »

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Gotham Theme
Written by Danny Cannon, Graeme Revell and David E. Russo
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Season Two
3 July 2019 | by zkonedogSee all my reviews

The first season of "Gotham" was torn between being an origin story and an action/adventure romp. This second campaign staunchly places itself in the latter camp, forgoing any semblance of coherent storytelling and just charging full steam ahead at all times. While that approach makes for some fun/exciting moments, it also makes the whole effort seem kind of pointless in the long run.

This is probably where I will take my leave of "Gotham", and here is why: It just doesn't want to commit to any plot or character for too long. I prefer deeper, more thoughtful dramas, and this ain't it, so to speak. There is no tact at all in this show, as it barrels along from one episode to the next. I wonder if the creators even know what "the plan" is, or if they are just making it up as they go along. I honestly don't think I've ever seen a network TV show that plays so fast and loose with characters and plots from episode to episode.

All that being said, this Second Season of "Gotham" actually turns out to be BETTER than the first. Why? Because in its rush to get so many things done, it does stumble upon some really interesting material, including:

-The "Joker" arc, where Cameron Monaghan gives the performance of a lifetime as the mysterious smiling Jerome. I didn't know if I would continue with "Gotham" after a very disappointing first campaign, but his early-season turn sucked me back in. -The episodes featuring Theo Galavan (James Frain), whose mysterious nature is intriguing, and Tabitha (Jessica Lucas), because lets face it...she is stunningly gorgeous. Some of the best episodes of the entire season are when those two interact with the young Silver St. Cloud (Natalie Alyn Lind) in order to try and seduce Bruce (David Mazouz). -Victor Fries (Nathan Darrow) is fun...until about halfway into the first episode, when he is quickly turned into just another "one of the bad guys".

Plus, I've always thought (and still do) that Ben McKenzie is an excellent lead in James Gordon. The characterization may be shoddy from episode to episode (like everything else in the show), but his portrayal of the detective is impressive.

Other than that, this season of "Gotham" features a few too many similarities to the freshman year: Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) and Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) have a few good scenes, Alfred (Sean Pertwee) chews the scenery, Selina (Camren Bicondova) just kind of hangs around, and Harvey (Donal Logue) gets in a zinger from time to time.

So, my experience with the second season of "Gotham" was an odd one: Though overall I enjoyed it a bit more than the first campaign, I also now realize what kind of a show it is going to be, and that's a type of show that doesn't really appeal to me. If you are looking for high character development and established, over-arcing plots, you need not apply any further. If you are more open to madcap shenanigans and shaky character "development", then you will be more impressed/entertained than I.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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