What defines us? What turns us into what we become? Fox’s Gotham is a show to answer these question for the Detective Comic’s most famous dark knight’s town. Gotham is the origin story of Batman seen through the eyes of new detective James Gordon(Ben McKenzie). If you are in the know of Batman lore, Gordon becomes the commissioner of Gotham and Batman’s biggest allie. I am a big Batman fan since the mid 80’s having read many of the comics growing up and keeping up from time to time as an adult. I know the origins of most of the character’s from all of the Batman comics and variations from each as well. I think it will be fun to see it from this vantage point so young in Batman’s life.
The show’s pilot starts with the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents after attending a movie. The director of the pilot episode, Danny Cannon, captured many iconic images straight from the comics. For example the pearls that fall to the ground during the death and robbery of the Waynes along with the image of Bruce kneeling in the middle of his fallen parents are classic to the comics and were almost identical in the pilot episode of Gotham.
I am excited to see where all this leads and the routes that each character takes to become who they become. I will not miss an episode of this fantastic show.