The Complete First Season

DVD - 2015
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The good. The evil. The beginning. When rookie Gotham City detective James Gordon, dedicated to restoring his crime-ridden metropolis back to its decent and illustrious past, catches the case of a murdered socialite couple, he promises their shattered, surviving son Bruce Wayne he'll find their killer. It is an obligation and an obsession that will cost him dearly, and set the stage for the gritty and exciting world of Gotham.


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alburke47 Oct 08, 2019

As a lifelong Batman fan, I have to say I loved and hated this show in almost equal measures. It's basically about how Gotham changed over a period of time, giving rise to the lunatic villains we all know, and some extra thrown in. The sets look amazing, a heady mix of noir and modernity, while the casting for the most part is excellent. However, sometimes the plot goes off the rails, which could potentially scare people off, but it'sall worth it in the end. That being said, it's way better than the fluff DC have been churning out in thr cinema lately.

ArapahoeTiegan Dec 15, 2016

What an amazing show! It is great to get a background on Commissioner Gordon - or Detective Gordon, as he is in this show. =) Because of that, we also get to see the rise of all our favorite villains - there have been beginnings to Joker, Riddler, most notoriously and prominently Penguin!

Nov 12, 2016

Awesome show !!!! 420

May 31, 2016

love the series. fish and penguin stole the show. looking forward to season two.

May 18, 2016

Highly entertaining anthropology of Batman's world when Bruce Wayne was still a little boy. Season one introduced the origin of good guys, those at the margins and many franchise villains, including the Penguin, the Riddler, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Two-Face, the Scarecrow, Mr. Freeze, the Joker, Hugo Strange and more, as Fish Mooney, Don Carmine Falcone, and Don Salvatore Maroni. Love the color and actions that reminded me of Dick Tracy 1990. The dialogue was full of zingers in the spirit of crime noir comics. Lastly, excellent cast, even the characters with two-bit cameo roles were wonderful.

exegete2 Feb 09, 2016

blown away...I was hooked right away (watched all 22 episodes over the course of a long weekend). It's hard for a TV series to do justice to the city's crime noir gritty edge, but they nailed it.

Jan 02, 2016

I was thinking this was going to be a boring drama but as a 40 year old woman the first episode completely hooked me. I love how the characters start as children and even I figured out what heros/villians some of them are going to become. I am now on the 6th episode and still a great series that is not cheesy for an adult to even enjoy.

LPL_FisherA Oct 14, 2015

Set prior to the beginning of the caped crusader Batman taking up his mantel, Gotham follows new recruit James Gordon and his partner Harvey Bullock as they attempt to solve the brutal murder of the Waynes. After finishing Season 1 of Gotham, I can honestly say that I have mixed feelings about the series as a whole mostly due to tonal inconsistencies. Some episodes feel like a gritty, noir crime thriller (reminiscent of the awesome Batman: The Animated Series) while others verge into full-on Disney villain camp territory that can be a bit cringe-worthy at times - I’m talking about you Jada Pinkett Smith. Each episode focuses on a specific case while tying all of these classic Batman characters into a singular universe. As one would expect, there are plenty of easter eggs that hint at what’s to come, such as Edward Nygma drinking out of a coffee mug with a question mark alluding to his future transformation into the Riddler. With a whopping 22 episodes, there is quite a bit of filler, and Gotham would have benefited from a tighter story and less episodes in my opinion. However, this does not mean that the show is all bad. I love Robin Lord Taylor’s portrayal of The Penguin and seeing him evolve from a lowly henchman to the villain we know and love. His performance is so much fun to watch, and I often found myself saying Gotham needs more Penguin. So, is Gotham worth a watch? If you are an avid fan of Batman, like myself, or want to see a unique take on police procedurals then I highly recommend giving it a shot. Despite my own criticisms and reservations, I enjoyed the show and am excited to see what Season 2 has in store.

Sep 28, 2015

Introducing so many villains in the very first episode had a desperate feel, like the writers didn't think the story could stand on its own without throwing candy to Batman fans. Still enjoyable enough to keep watching for now. Alright, show, I'll give you a chance because you aren't terrible.


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May 18, 2016

Tons of gems already posted at wikiquote (including Second Season,) and no doubt personal favorites from the SubRip caption ( SRT) or script files :

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