Review: Gotham (S2 E10/22), Monday 14th March, Channel 5

A woman is threatened by a gun-toting mugger; a dark figure emerges from the night and puts him down; a new force has arrived to cleanse the streets of Gotham. But this is no Dark Knight – this is a barmy assassin monk of the Order of St Dumas, out to conquer the city. Theo…

Review: Gotham (S2 E9/22), Monday 7th March, Channel 5

Gotham has always been a violent series – and sometimes the violence does seem gratuitous – but it rarely reaches the gag-making proportions of this episode, A Bitter Pill to Swallow. If you have eaten lunch, prepare to lose it now.

Review: Gotham (S2 E8/22), Monday 29th February, Channel 5

Gotham’s going through a great period now, tying up long-developing plot strands satisfactorily, yet keeping the surprises coming. If anyone claimed they could have predicted the events of this ep, we’d have called them a liar. 

Review: Gotham (S2 E7/22), Monday 22nd February, Channel 5

Theo Galavan’s villainy is finally exposed in this episode – it’s taken a long time, and when it’s been so obvious to the viewer, it’s been a painful period. At last Jim knows the truth as well as Penguin does, and we can get on with a little mayhem.

Review: Gotham (S2 E6/22), Monday 15th February, Channel 5

One thing you have to give Gotham is that it gives plenty of screen time to its female protagonists, even if most of them seem to end up dead or demented. Certainly this episode brings closure to two female plot strands, and neither of them are happy endings.

Review: Gotham (S2 E5/22), Monday 8th February, Channel 5

With Penguin firmly in the grip of sinister Theo Galavan, and Jim Gordon not yet aware of his villainy, Gotham City seems set for a takeover – but there’s a new criminal on the block in the form of arsonist Firefly, and she (yes, she) presents a more immediate danger.

Review: Gotham (S2 E4/22), Monday 1st February, Channel 5

While the first three episodes of this season concentrated on the reign of terror of The Maniax, and ended with the surprise death of proto-Joker Jerome, we now move on to the real mover behind this wave of evil – the enigmatic Theo Galavan (James Frain). Frain proves the adage that if US dramas want a…

Review: Gotham (S2 E3/22), Monday 25th January, Channel 5

With Essen dead and the Maniax on the rampage, Jim and Harvey do what they do best – beating suspects – in an attempt to find crazy Jerome, and equally crazy Barbara. If the first two episodes of the season set a high standard, this one passes it, certainly in terms of shocks, violence and action.

Review: Gotham (S2 2/22), Tuesday 19th January, Channel 5

If the essence of the Batman legend has always been the narrow line between sanity and madness, this episode of Gotham – Knock, Knock – crosses over the line. Here, the lunatics don’t so much take over the asylum, as escape and take over the city.

Review: Gotham (S2 E1/22), Monday 11th January, Channel 5

The first season of Gotham gave us practically everything any fan of gothic detective fiction could have wanted; a tortured hero, bizarre villains, a complex plot, and gruesome action. The fact that all this takes place in the fantastical world of DC Comics’ Batman doesn’t alter the fact that Jim Gordon (Ben Mackenzie) is essentially the…

Review: Gotham (S1 E22/22), Monday 25th May, Channel 5

Last we saw, Barbara Keane had been saved from serial killer The Ogre, but probably lost her marbles in the process; Penguin had kicked off a gang war between Maroni and Falcone, with his own elevation in mind; Ed Nygma had gone seriously tonto, and Fish Mooney, escaped from Dr Dulmacher’s island, was nowhere to…