Mar 062015
 

As it’s been working out the bugs during its first season, one of the things Gotham has been wrestling with is its matter of tone. Some episodes feel completely at home in any general crime procedural while others swing to the other extreme, embracing the more comic book elements of the series’ origin.

That these two styles would eventually find overlap in an episode was all but inevitable. The result is better than I was expecting.
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Feb 252015
 

Well, I’m now heaving a sigh of relief.

After feeling disappointed by last week’s episode, this was a step back in the right direction. Some interesting twists in continuing stories paired with an interesting case of the week add up to a solid episode this time around.

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Feb 172015
 

So, I’ll admit that last week’s preview had me bracing for a bad episode. Maybe not ‘jump the shark’ bad, but still a downturn that would be hard to recover from.

The good news is, it wasn’t as bad as I was expecting. The bad news is, it’s still a definite step down from the last few weeks.

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Feb 102015
 

Well, it was natural the show’s momentum would eventually have to ease off. You can’t be all acceleration all the time, especially in your first season.

Fortunately, even as a slow down episode, this does pretty well with at least keeping everything and everyone interesting.

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Feb 032015
 

Cautious side of optimism fading…fading…

Okay, so it’s not gone yet, but all the same, I get the sense Gotham has finally found its voice. It still seems to be deciding what to do with some of the stories it set up and has left hanging, but by and large, it’s lost a lot of the clumsier, dead fumbling of the earlier episodes and feels more focused now. Even the overt nods to future Batman characters are blending in better.

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Jan 282015
 

Okay, I think we might finally be getting out of the first season slump.

I could be wrong- I was let down after Penguin’s Umbrella in the first half. At the same time, the last two weeks of this have actually been strong material for Gotham. If we can keep this up, I think this show may make it after all.

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