14 May

The trailer for FOX’s Gotham reminds me of the fan-made ones on YouTube for some imaginary superhero series.

Let’s compare and contrast.

Wouldn’t you rather watch Nightwing? Sure, you’d miss out on whatever Jada Pinkett Smith is trying to do, but that’s a price I’m willing to pay.

I suppose the theory behind Gotham is that the Superman “prequel” Smallville lasted 10 years. But Smallville was basically an updated version of the Superboy comic. It was an established concept. There really is no precursor for Gotham or reason why I would care about a pre-teen Bruce Wayne. No matter how good Ben McKenzie might be as Gordon, it still has the feel of Star Wars: Episode One.

The only “pre-Batman” series I could possibly see working would be an extension of Batman 404: Year One, Part One ). Gordon and a young Bruce Wayne arriving in Gotham and navigating the corrupt police department and seedy underworld.

Granted, your best case scenario there is a replay of Smallville seasons 5 through 10 when there’s no logical reason why he’s not public as Superman yet other than that it would mean the end of the series.

And it still would be about as good as Riverdale.


Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Pop Life


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4 responses to “Gotham…

  1. observeratlarge

    May 14, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    So who’s your favorite Batman?

    • Stephen Robinson

      May 14, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman for more than two decades, and Adam West in live action.

  2. observeratlarge

    May 15, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Good choices. I like Michael Keaton and Val Kilmer, and I don’t like anyone else. In fact there are people playing Batman that I have an aversion to and won’t watch anything they’re in. “Nuff said.

  3. Crystal

    May 15, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Kevin Conroy will always be my Batman.


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