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So Gotham looks AWESOME...

Postby Bane Of Kings » Tue May 06, 2014 8:02 am

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Re: So Gotham looks AWESOME...

Postby Lord of the Night » Tue May 06, 2014 11:33 am

That does look damn good. I'd be interested in the origins of the Penguin, the Riddler and Poison Ivy. Plus Jim Gordon before the Batman would be interesting to see I suppose.


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Re: So Gotham looks AWESOME...

Postby schaferwhat‽ » Tue May 06, 2014 1:11 pm

It had me until it said they'd be doing the befores of all the super-villains.

Youngsters having storys that foreshadow their eventual fates seems a tad boring especially when they seem to be keen on doing pretty much everyone.
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Re: So Gotham looks AWESOME...

Postby Therion » Tue May 06, 2014 8:17 pm

Needs moar gothic and art deco.
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Re: So Gotham looks AWESOME...

Postby Xisor » Tue May 06, 2014 9:31 pm

Therion wrote:Needs moar gothic and art deco.


I do agree, you and Schafe both. Elements of it look like it could be great - I'd like to believe most of the 'before they were famous' bits are things they feel they need to reassure execs that it has enough 'hook' to secure it's audience. If the production team find their feet well enough, hopefully those elements will be generally reduced from the trailer and the show itself will be good enough to, err, carry it.

It's style and tone seems to be a bit more intriguing, for my tastes, especially compared to the very lacklustre Agents of Shield (I caught an episode last Friday night - felt like a less engaging, less memorable Alias) and Arrow which I've not really even felt compelled to watch at all. (Smallville, on the otherhand, usually entertained me enough when I caught it, especially when it edged out of kryptonite-monster-of-the-week territory.)

Maybe I just like the idea of it being a bit of an American Poirot...
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Re: So Gotham looks AWESOME...

Postby schaferwhat‽ » Tue May 06, 2014 10:42 pm

the sad thing is that you watched an episode of SHIELD that people are lauding as good, that is how dire the series has been. That was an uplift.

Arrow is well worth checking out if you have the time and inclination, a bit uneven first season, but genre shows especially tend to be but it trumps Smallville in most ways.

The thing that makes me hold out hope is that the show runner for the Mentalist is running Gotham. The Mentalist vies with elementary as my favourite "formulaic cop show featuring one maverick cop with a quirk and his long suffering fellow police people as they keep things legal in their wake" type shows now that Monk is no more.

When it was being sold as Jim Gordon's origin story I was really in love with the very premise but boy Bruce Wayne doesn't interest me really but I accepted having him in the background to please execs and fans and what not but they're layering on too many child things. They won't surpass either the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles or James Bond Jr so I'm not sure why they are even bothering.
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Re: So Gotham looks AWESOME...

Postby Bane Of Kings » Wed May 07, 2014 8:08 am

Yeah, I was in the camp of not liking Agents of Shield until Yes Men, the episode with Lady Sif, which was awesome, but some of the early episodes really were terrible. Arrow had a shaky start as well but was at least entertaining for the most part mainly due to the flashbacks, but is must-watch TV from The Odyssey on, - and they love to have genre cast actors in there, John Barrowman, Alex Kingston, James Callis etc have all shown up) and we're well into its second season and it's only getting better.

Haven't seen Smallville though.
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