Hello there! Did you do something different with your hair? Not that you needed to, but it looks great.
Welcome back to The Dan Cave! This week, the fall TV season kicked off in earnest and with it came the premiere of two of the most anticipated superhero TV shows of the season: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Gotham. While Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is entering its sophomore season after a rocky freshman year in which it eventually found its footing and morphed into something seriously entertaining, Gotham made its debut this past Monday. You can read Joe McCabe’s review right here on Nerdist.com, but it’s also the subject of today’s show.
When I first read the pilot script over the summer, I was disheartened by some trite, ham-fisted dialogue, and improbable characters names (Fish Mooney?), but I really wanted to like the series, so I gave it a shot. Admittedly, when I first saw the pilot, I wasn’t wild about it and let that negativity take control, but after rewatching it and mulling it over a bit, I believe in Gotham. There is a good show in there, and I think it’s only going to get better from here. At least I hope it does.
So, in todays show, I break down what worked, what didn’t, and what Gotham needs to work on if it wants to see season two. Whether or not you dug the pilot aside, it’s critical remember that a pilot is not the barometer for the entire series. Good things take time to develop, so here’s hoping that Gotham is like a nice wine that just needs to open up a bit before we consume it in earnest.
What did you think of Gotham? What does the show need to work on? What do you hope to see happen? Let me know in the comments below or tell me on Twitter (@osteoferocious) using the hashtag #TheDanCave!
Want even more The Dan Cave? Check out last week’s episode in which I break down the Star Wars spin-offs we want most.