Review: Gotham (S2 E22/22), Monday 13th June, Channel 5

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It has been a bumpy-old ride; from the urban gloom of series one to the cartoonish capers of series two, Gotham has steered an uneven course, veering from absurdity to brilliance, sometimes in the same episode – hell, in the same scene.

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Review: Gotham (S2 E21/22), Monday 6th June, Channel 5

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GOTHAM: Guest star Jada Pinkett Smith in the "Wrath of the Villains: A Legion of Horribles" episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, May 16 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX

As Gotham gallops with foam-flecked lips towards its season finale, the temptation must be to work towards one big climax, preferably with a cliff-hanger ending and a taste of something to come next season. But no – in typical over-the-top fashion, we’re being bombarded with new characters, new plot lines, deaths, reversals and forebodings. Continue reading

Review: Gotham (S2 E19/22), Monday 23rd May, Channel 5

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GOTHAM:  James Frain in the "Wrath of the Villains: Azrael" episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, April, 25 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX

 ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX

On most crime shows, people who are dead stay dead. But Gotham  is prepared to break all the rules – that’s surely part of its charm – so we weren’t that surprised when Hugo Strange managed to resurrect one of the corpses in his Indian Hill facility. Continue reading

Review: Gotham (S2 E18/22), Monday 16th May, Channel 5

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jdfklsfafsfsEvents in Gotham are coming to a head; Jim Gordon’s out of jail, pardoned, and has nailed his persecutor Ed Nygma; Bruce Wayne has found the killer of his parents, ‘Matches’ Malone.  But the question of who commissioned the killing of the Waynes remains, and only one person knows the answer to that – The Lady. Continue reading