Airing Tonight: “Gotham” S2 Premiere (9/21/2015)

Fans of the Batman mythology will be excited to know that “Gotham” will get its second season premiere this evening. Let’s check out the promo poster and official premise and then we can chit chat.

Photo - Gotham - S2

The Premise:
“The good. The evil. The beginning. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker? ”

Cast and Characters:
Ben McKenzie as James Gordon
Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock
Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne
Erin Richards as Barbara Kean
Zabryna Guevara as Sarah Essen
Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth
Camren Bicondova as Selina “Cat” Kyle
Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma
Victoria Cartagena as Renee Montoya
Andrew Stewart-Jones as Crispus Allen
John Doman as Carmine Falcone
Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney
Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins
Nicholas D’Agosto as Harvey Dent
Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox
James Frain as Theo Galavan
Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan
Michael Chiklis as Nathaniel Barnes
Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean

PiercingMetal Thoughts: While I admit to enjoying most of what “Gotham” was about since almost every episode had its resolution outside of the occasional two part storyline I must say that I am a little weary about what seems to be every single villain that Batman will eventually face being represented or showcased in their early life as well. This is not a high school where they all grew up together and followed different career paths after all. That being said it looks like a lot more of that will come with the premise of “Rise Of The Villains” that we shall see with Season Two. No offense to Jada but I don’t care if Fish Mooney comes back at all and hope that the apparent demise we saw of her actually takes. There was too much of this character across Season One and she was created for the show so I doubt if she shows up in S2 that people will be cheering “Yay Fish is back”. Develop Nygma and Cobblepot all the more since they were fantastic and don’t give us too much young Bruce Wayne as Batman before he even decides to take up the cowl. Am I wrong here? I mean I do enjoy it but had these concerns. Since so much of Batman’s mythology stems from him actually being Batman when it comes to certain villains it makes no damn sense to show us the beginnings of everyone. Let me know what you think of the show and if you are watching it still or have given up on it already. It airs at 8pm on Fox so check your local listings and timezones or set the DVR via your mobile device. That is what I did.

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