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‘gotham’ finally gives us the hero we need (and it’s not batman)

‘Gotham’ Finally Gives Us the Hero We Need (And It’s Not Batman)

In its penultimate episode, Gotham finally reveals the one person with the strength, courage, and skill to save the city and protect its residents from certain doom. In other words, to paraphrase Jim Gordon from another version of the Batman universe, we witness the rise of a hero—probably not the hero Gotham wants, but definitely the…

‘gotham’ lacks a sense of urgency, which is inexcusable at this point

‘Gotham’ Lacks a Sense of Urgency, Which Is Inexcusable at This Point

Even by Gotham standards, “Nothing’s Shocking” is a disappointing hour of television. And that’s really frustrating because, quite frankly, there’s just no excuse for it at this point. And let’s be clear—as I’ve said all season, I’m fine with the craziness. Mild-mannered guy who channels his rage through a ventriloquist’s dummy who happens to be…

Tensions run high as an old flame returns to ‘gotham’

Tensions Run High as an Old Flame Returns to ‘Gotham’

We’re halfway through Gotham’s final run, and, if you’ve been following along with me, you know I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how nicely things have progressed thus far. Aside from a few minor stumbles (and one really boring installment), it’s been pretty fun to watch. Gotham is at its best when it doesn’t take itself…

‘gotham’ reminds us that women don’t need superheroes to rescue them

‘Gotham’ Reminds Us That Women Don’t Need Superheroes to Rescue Them

If you’ve been following along, you’ve probably noticed that this last stretch of Gotham episodes has been pretty solid thus far (at least by Gotham standards). And while this week’s installment is a bit slower than the previous couple (only one near-explosion), it’s still not a bad hour of television. It sets the table nicely…

‘gotham’ is back to its wild, unpredictable self (and it’s fantastic)

‘Gotham’ Is Back to Its Wild, Unpredictable Self (And It’s Fantastic)

After a promising season premiere, Gotham took its foot off the gas last week and coasted through a lackluster episode that just wasn’t much fun. So, in this shortened final run,  “Penguin, Our Hero” becomes a pretty important episode. Gotham can’t afford too many boring weeks, and two in a row this early might kill…

Things are still crazy in gotham–just not quite as interesting

Things Are Still Crazy in Gotham–Just Not Quite as Interesting

Gotham kicked off its final season last week with a fairly strong premiere, at least by Gotham standards. Cutting a major American city off from the outside world and leaving its citizens to fend for themselves may be a fairly ridiculous concept in and of itself, but it’s at least fascinating enough to keep our…