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
TV's most insane drama is back! After a finale that introduced the world to Zombie George Washington, somehow Sleepy Hollow has found a way to up the ante even more for its sophomore season.
While there are certain things we won't give away — like what's next for Irving (Orlando Jones) now that he's locked up — check out what stars Tom Mison,Nicole Beharie, Katia Winters, John Noble and executive producers Len Wiseman and Mark Goffman revealed about the impending apocalypse, whose relationship is on the outs and who might be falling for Headless!read more
Sleepy Hollow stars Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, John Noble, Orlando Jones, Lyndie Greenwood and Katia Winter joined executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Len Wiseman, Mark Goffman and Heather Kadin at Comic-Con on Friday for a panel moderated by TV Guide Magazine's Rob Moynihan. They hit San Diego to look back at the show's crazy first season and tease what's next.read more