GOTHAM

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Everyone knows the name of Commissioner Gordon. But what did it take for him to navigate the layers of corruption in Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? GOTHAM is the origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM.
Starring
Ben McKenzieDonal LogueRobin Lord Taylor
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Pilot: Extended Version
    September 21, 2014
    50min
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    In the series premiere, GOTHAM follows Jim Gordon as he navigates a dangerously corrupt city, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.
  2. 2. Selina Kyle
    September 28, 2014
    44min
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    Detectives Gordon (BEN McKENZIE) and Bullock (DONAL LOGUE) investigate a child trafficking ring preying on Gotham’s street kids, including Selina Kyle (CAMREN BICONDOVA).
  3. 3. The Balloonman
    October 5, 2014
    44min
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    Gordon and Bullock track down a vigilante who is killing corrupt Gotham citizens with weather balloons. Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin (ROBIN LORD TAYLOR) returns to Gotham.
  4. 4. Arkham
    October 12, 2014
    44min
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    Gordon and Bullock must protect the City Council as a contentious Council vote on the future of the Arkham District approaches and politicians on both sides are in danger.
  5. 5. Viper
    October 19, 2014
    44min
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    While Gordon and Bullock search for the source of a new street drug storming the streets of Gotham, Oswald Cobblepot works his way deeper into Maroni’s inner circle.
  6. 6. Spirit of the Goat
    October 26, 2014
    44min
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    When a killer begins targeting the first born of Gotham’s elite, Bullock is forced to confront traumatic memories from a nearly identical case he worked in the past.
  7. 7. Penguin's Umbrella
    November 2, 2014
    44min
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    As violence between Maroni and Falcone escalates, Penguin reveals a new element of his manipulative strategy, forcing Gordon to deal with the consequences of his earlier decision.
  8. 8. The Mask
    November 9, 2014
    44min
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    When a Gothamite is found beaten to death, Gordon and Bullock are intrigued by the motive and take on the case. Meanwhile, Bruce returns to school and has trouble making friends.
  9. 9. Harvey Dent
    November 16, 2014
    44min
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    Trying to close the Wayne murder case, a young Harvey Dent encourages Gordon to team up with Mayor James. Meanwhile, Penguin makes contact with Mooney’s secret weapon, Liza.
  10. 10. Lovecraft
    November 23, 2014
    44min
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    Selina leads a new friend on a perilous journey through Gotham to evade the assassins on her trail. And Gordon is reassigned to duty at Arkham Asylum following a misstep.
  11. 11. Rogue's Gallery
    January 4, 2015
    44min
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    Det. Gordon’s assignment at Arkham Asylum gets off to a rocky start when the murder of a guard ignites an investigation, leading him to meet Dr. Leslie Tompkins (MORENA BACCARIN).
  12. 12. What the Little Bird Told Him
    January 18, 2015
    44min
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    Gordon seeks to capture Jack Gruber, a deranged electrical genius who escapes Arkham. Meanwhile, Falcone struggles to hold on to his empire after Fish Mooney makes her next move.
  13. 13. Welcome Back, Jim Gordon
    January 25, 2015
    44min
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    When a key witness in a homicide ends up dead in police custody, Gordon suspects it was an inside job. Meanwhile, Penguin gives Fish a taste of her own medicine.
  14. 14. Fearsome Dr. Crane
    February 1, 2015
    44min
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    While Gordon and Bullock hunt down a killer who targets victims with severe phobias, Fish Mooney reveals a secret of Oswald’s, prompting Maroni (DAVID ZAYAS) to test his loyalty.
  15. 15. The Scarecrow
    February 8, 2015
    44min
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    Gordon and Bullock set out to stop Dr. Crane, who has been harvesting the glands of his murder victims. Meanwhile, Falcone attempts to change Maroni’s plan for the Penguin.
  16. 16. The Blind Fortune Teller
    February 15, 2015
    44min
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    Gordon takes Dr. Thompkins to the circus, but the day turns quickly when the circus comes under attack. Then, Falcone enlists Butch Gilzean to help Penguin with the nightclub.
  17. 17. The Red Hood
    February 22, 2015
    44min
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    Gordon & Bullock investigate the Red Hood gang after several robberies. Selina Kyle continues to bond with Barbara; and Fish Mooney tries to reclaim her position in the underworld.
  18. 18. Everyone Has A Cobblepot
    March 1, 2015
    44min
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    After the attack, Bruce deals with the aftermath. Meanwhile, Fish’s allegiance with the prisoners is questioned when she appears to join forces with Dr. Dulmacher (COLM FEORE).
  19. 19. Beasts of Prey
    April 12, 2015
    43min
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    As Fish plots her escape from the Dollmaker, Gordon and Bullock investigate a cold case involving the Ogre, a serial killer who targets young women in Gotham City.
  20. 20. Under the Knife
    April 19, 2015
    44min
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    While Gordon and Bullock continue to investigate the Ogre, Bruce and Selina team up to expose corruption in Wayne Enterprises and Nygma comes to Ms. Kingle’s defense.
  21. 21. The Anvil or the Hammer
    April 26, 2015
    44min
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    The Ogre breaks down Barbara’s emotions, while Gordon & Bullock track him down. Meanwhile, Penguin leads a massacre, and Bruce learns the truth about Wayne Enterprises.
  22. 22. All Happy Families Are Alike
    May 3, 2015
    44min
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    In the season finale, Gotham City’s gang war reaches its boiling point, as Fish Mooney goes head-to-head with Maroni and Penguin in an attempt to restake her claim on the city.

Bonus (2)

  1. Bonus: GOTHAM: The Legend Reborn
    August 27, 2014
    22min
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    From its comic book origins to cutting edge production, go behind the scenes of the highly anticipated TV show, Gotham with creator Bruno Heller and star Ben McKenzie.
  2. Bonus: Gotham: Trailer
    August 27, 2014
    2min
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    Trailer of the upcoming series Gotham.

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Supporting actors
Erin RichardsDavid MazouzCamren BicondovaZabryna Guevara
Producers
Not Specified
Season year
2015
Network
FOX
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

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Mike Billington author of Murder in the Rainy SeasonReviewed in the United States on October 6, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
A fresh interpretation of the city and the people Batman is sworn to protect: 4.5 stars
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The "purists" really don't like "Gotham."
That's too bad, in my opinion, because this is a pretty good show with some interesting plot devices, some nice special effects, and some refreshingly new interpretations of longtime characters from the comic books about the Caped Crusader.
Before I get into that, however, a few words for the "purists."
Batman has undergone many, many changes over the years. Those who read the first issues - say from 1939 through 1950 - wouldn't recognize the Batman from the Fifties and early Sixties and those who read the comic books about The World's Greatest Detective during those years certainly would not recognize the campy Caped Crusader of the late Sixties and Seventies. My point is that there is NO one version of Batman. The character has changed repeatedly from the days when Bob Kane and Bill Finger first started drawing and writing him. At various times over his long history he has been in alternate universes, fathered children with two different women (neither of whom he was married to), his appearance has changed (often), he once had a crime-fighting canine, for a while he even had a partner who was an inter-dimensional imp that idolized him, and... well, you get the point.
That said, I personally do not see why some people hate this retelling of the early days when Jim Gordon was a young detective trying to clean up Gotham's crime-ridden streets. Frankly, I think some of the casting and writing is inspired. Having Sean Pertwee play Alfred, for example, as a tough former Royal Marine who helps train young Bruce Wayne is brilliant. Without his guidance and training, we are forced to believe that Bruce - a privileged son of wealth with no background in martial arts - magically transforms into a street-smart guy who can more than hold his own in a fight with some truly vicious people. That lack of early training is such a huge hole in the Batman canon that Christopher Nolan's film trilogy has him disappear for a few years to be trained in how to be a fighter in a far-off land. Simpler, by far, to have Alfred begin his training AND instill in him the need to temper his thirst for revenge with the need for justice.
(As an aside, this is not the first time Alfred has been portrayed as a badass. In the "Earth One" graphic novels, he is the head of security for Wayne Enterprises so the "Gotham" version of the butler who raises young Bruce Wayne is not without precedent.)
Similarly, I like the casting of Camren Bicondova as the young Selina Kyle because she bears a striking resemblance to Michelle Pfeiffer, the best of all the women who've ever played Catwoman.
One of the major criticisms of the series seems to be that the stories tend to be over the top in many instances.
Is that actually a problem?
Not really.
The reason: Come on guys, these are stories about comic book heroes and villains. They are SUPPOSED to be over the top. If they weren't, "Gotham" would be just another in a long, long line of police procedural dramas and Lord only knows we've got more than enough of them already.
I could go on but this series has already been reviewed a thousand times (at least) so I won't. Suffice it to see it is, in my opinion, worth 4.5 stars and I hope it lasts a few years because I very much enjoy it.
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Dean L. KaufmanReviewed in the United States on October 3, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Long Road to the Dark Knight
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Despite what networks offer viewers, life gets in the way of seeing episodes every week. At about six episodes into first season of Gotham, it became impossible to see new episodes. While there are options with OnDemand & Hulu, after awhile those episodes you miss there is no viable option to see missed episodes. Unless you can see things in proper order, there was no point tuning into newer episodes. When Gotham Season 1 was recently released, I bought the season even though I had only seen first six episodes.
Although Bruce Wayne is a kid, I need to see way more character development to invest.
The show chronicles the rise of several well-known Batman villains.
The biggest one is Oswald Cobblepot (aka Penguin) played by Robin Lord Taylor. This is a fantastic performance of a man who goes from being low-level stooge to female crime boss Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) to being the crime boss of Gotham. The big problem I have is that Penguin is killing people willy-nilly like no life matters to him. I do like the give and take relationship / friendship with Detective Jim Gordon.
Other villains are Selena Kyle, Edward Nygma & a kid named Jerome who might one day become Joker.
This is a very good & intricate show worth sticking with.
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Uncle MickeyReviewed in the United States on October 11, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
a pre-Batman "Gotham" delivers thrills and chills, as well as the unexpected, in every episode
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Without question, this is the best show on television. When you think it's going to zig, it zags. Forget your preconceived notions about Batman. Just as Christopher Nolan made the character seem new and refreshing with the "Dark Knight" movies, so the creative team behind "Gotham" has set its "birth of Batman" saga in wholly unmined territory. The acting is superb. The writing never ceases to surprise. Just as "The Sopranos" reinvented the crime family saga, so this tale focusing on police officer Jim Gordon and the Gotham Police Department uses the contributions of Ed Brubaker and Greg Ruka to the comic books to create a television show that is a genre unto itself. You might as well buy it, as every viewing reveals something new about the characters and the city of horrors!
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ZReviewed in the United States on September 29, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
I knew it was a blockbuster. You did too, right?
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5/14/15 : Episode 22 has convinced me "Gotham" is alongside "Battlescar Galactica" (new cut) as my favorite drama TV shows ever. So much fun, so many things going on, twisting, changing.
Also a great new moment as the Wayne Manor opens a new door in a new way. Makes me wonder if this Batmans' father was of the famous old "Phantom" lineage? Stoic indeed. Future episodes will tell. Geez, wouldn't THAT be fun?

"Gotham" has lifted above all the competition on the shadow of the Bat for that night, now that the 3-day DVR ratings are all in.
Fans are slavering for more. The possibilities are delicious and endless. Could Cat girl and Poison Ivy be cuter? The casting is as good as it needed to be. You don't mess with the best story, our favorite hero.
It looks like Gotham. It feels like Gotham. The old and the new are mixed like a great chef is in the kitchen. The '80s Chrysler unmarked cruiser was a nice touch since that's when we saw the 1st Tim Burton version Batman movie hit the streets. Watching this ungainly Bruce Wayne kid grow into his ears and feet and agility will be fun.He's already moody looking enough for it.
I fail to agree with the naysayers saying "no Batman" will sink it. Bruce Wayne is always Batman, that's the point. He never changes his identity, he just hides in plain sight every day.He is always there, we know he is learning, growing. Like the Hobbit/LOTR, we can never get enough filler. It's that good.
You expect to see a black cape cross the shadows any second. Keep it that way.

Update 10/28
I actually PAID for a 2nd episode. I'm addicted, but not ashamed. I say I don't do this sort of thing. I refuse to pay for cable TV even. But even the WB logo at the very end is spot on, wrapped in a thunderstorm. I am happy to eat crow for this show. I suppose I'll just buy the whole season since I don't seem to be able to wait on the DVD. The actors seem to be enjoying their characters. I hope so. This is after all the history of an all-time favorite parallel universe. Only suggestion is a little more action. I think we would have loved to actually see Selina kick some kidnapper grass.
May your darkest Knight be the shadow of the Batman.
Update 11/29
Still addicted. The show has maintained high production standards, engrossing story lines, quality acting. Action has increased. Looking forward to more. Only suggestion more is for Gordon to have more vocalizations than a growl. You can scare bad guys, win friends, and influence people with a grin sometimes too.
Update 3/8/2015
Still lovin' it. Very sad to hear Jada may not be coming back as "Fish". I find her very entertaining in that role. I know the Batman universe has many characters. It is hard to keep quality face time in small time parcels I suppose. But then again a gig is good to have.
Eager ReaderReviewed in the United States on October 8, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
A dark but compelling and original take on the Barman saga.
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Dark but gripping new take on the Batman saga, focusing on Detective Gordon as a young man but also including a compelling look at how the young orphan Bruce Wayne was guided by his own courage and determination --and with the guidance and support if his guardian and butler, Alfred -- to become the adult masked avenger known as Batman. Definitely not for kids, though, despite its 8 pm broadcast time and the presence of a young adolescent main character--the show contains many scenes of shocking violence and brutality, including off-screen but unmistakably suggested sexual violence. I gave the show 4 stars instead of 5 because sometimes it is just too dark and creepy to be enjoyable to watch (although I always end up watching every episode because I hate to miss out on developments in the story). Well worth watching.
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B W ParkerReviewed in the United States on September 7, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Gotham Season One
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The "feel" of season 1 is sort of like big city crime drama meets the Godfather with the center of it's story-line being the city of Gotham and the death of Bruce Wayne's parents. This series looks into the past of the superheros/villains of DC Comics and shows what made them into the characters we all know and love or love to hate - an origins story is how it was described in the special features. Some of the characters you will see are Bruce Wayne and Alfred, Oswald Cobblepot, James Gordon, Harvey Dent and Salina Kyle, to name a few. It is somewhat dark and there is violent content so probably not something for the kids, but IMO well worth the time. A interesting series that is well written and well acted. Would buy again.
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Frances DodsonReviewed in the United States on March 26, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
GOTHAM-the backstory BEFORE Batman
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I hesitated before I decided to start watching the TV show 'Gotham". I could not wrap my mind around the concept of a show about Batman and Gotham City without Batman being the actual star. However, after watching the entire first season of 'Gotham' on Amazon Video On Demand, I was pleasantly surprised. The show has a STELLAR cast! Ben Mackenzie as the would-be Commissioner Gordon is spot on. The young actor (Robin Lord Taylor) playing Oswald Cobblepot or as we know him, Penguin, is one of the BEST and most dimensional characters on the show! You cannot speak of the other cast members without mentioning Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, she is perfection in this role! But there are stars galore on this show. David Zayas of 'Dexter' fame is terrific as Don Sal Maroni, Morena Baccarin of 'Homeland' is also great as Dr.Leslie Thompkins, the wonderful Carol Kane as Gertrude Kapelput (Penguin's mother), Julian Sands of 'Boxing Helena' and 'Arachnophobia', John Enos III of 'The Young & the Restless', Lili Taylor of 'Insidious' and 'Ransom', Allyce Beasley of 'Moonlighting' fame, Dan Hedaya, John Doman as Carmine Falcone, Donal Logue, Richard Kind, Dash Mihok, Peter Scolari.........wow, I could go on and on! This show is very well written/scripted, and gives a very good perspective on how things might have actually played out in Gotham City BEFORE there was a Batman or Commissioner Gordon. If you are a DC Comics or Batman fan, you will thoroughly enjoy watching the backstory that plays out in Gotham City. They really pulled out all the stops when they cast this show, I can't get enough. Take my word for it, you will not regret checking this fresh show out. Finally something worth watching on TV since 'The Sopranos' went off of television!
TimothyReviewed in the United States on March 24, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
dark brilliance
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DC is doing a great job of issuing Blu-Ray collections of their various television series, including 'Gotham'. While this series exists in a different, and earlier, realm than the 'Arrowverse' shows, it is not one to be missed. This is an inventive and captivating program that peers into a frightening city of Gotham in the days before the Dark Knight is hunting baddies in the alleys. Great characters and casting, great writing, and amazing visuals.
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