Happens all the time in the Bat-verse: The bad guys get all the best material. And so it was in the beginning, or at least in the origin story as presented by Fox's stylish, vividly hardboiled Gotham (8/7c), an exercise in pulp-noir chic that, to be enjoyed properly, should be considered more Dick Tracy than Batman in approach.
As Robin might proclaim, if he were around (which he isn't): Holy corruption! The sordid Gotham City on display here reflects executive producer Bruno Heller's time spent on HBO's Rome rather than his sunnier stint with The Mentalist. This city of menace boasts a retro sheen cluttered with jarring contemporary details, projecting what's intended as an out-of-time (or timeless) quality to frame this iconic story. You know how it goes: Young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz of Touch) is orphaned when his wealthy parents are murdered in a back-alley robbery, inspiring a lifetime devoted to vanquishing Gotham's most-wanted goons.
But that's another tale for another time, because the focus of Gotham is on clench-jawed, strait-arrow Detective (future Commissioner) James Gordon, played with a pugnacious dour solemnity by Ben McKenzie. read more
Dexter alum David Zayas has landed a recurring role on Fox's new drama Gotham, Deadline.com reports.
Based on DC Comics characters, Gotham explores...read more
Maura's father, mob boss Paddy Doyle, will finally head to trial next week on Rizzoli & Isles, but it looks like he has a lot more to answer to than murder charges.
In this exclusive first look at Tuesday's episode (9/8c, TNT), Maura (Sasha Alexander), Jane (Angie Harmon) and Korsak (Bruce McGill) find ...