So many shows to watch on Monday. So little to say about them. Which is why I won’t be covering any of them in any regular manner.
I continue to watch Gotham, but in general have little to say about it. What I enjoy most about the show is what critics seem to dislike, the inclusion of young Bruce Wayne. But this is what gives the story its heart.
We’re told Jim Gordon is a decorated combat veteran, and the son of the city’s one-time District Attorney who was killed before his time, yet these haven’t been addressed since the pilot. Nor has there been much effort to portray him as a lone policeman fighting corruption. The only depth of character we’ve seen is his relationship with his fiance Barbara Kean, and that’s not only boring, it’s currently on the outs. (And will hopefully remain so.) I’d love the writers to explore the history of Gordon’s father. Was it really a random car accident that killed him?
Gordon’s partner Harvey Bullock is an enigma. He may not be on the take, but he’s not a do-gooder like Gordon. We’ll likely learn more about him as the series progresses, which might add some depth to him. Supposedly the next episode, “Spirit of the Goat” (106), explores some of Harvey’s history.