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Comic Con Trailers for Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, Gotham, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow New Seasons

While Marvel kicks DC’s tail in the movie theater, it’s pretty much even with the quality of the TV shows the publishers put out (much to the benefit of fans).  DC doesn’t have a mature show line like Marvel does on Netflix, but their usurpation of The CW with Arrow still fantastic into its fifth year, Flash just as good into its third, Supergirl moving over from CBS for season two, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow taking on The Legion of Doom in season 2, and Gotham getting ready for The Court of Owls in season three, that’s a pretty solid line-up for fans to look forward to this fall.  Comic Con had trailers for all five series for you to check out below.

 

 

 

 

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FOX Releases 14 Gotham Season 2 Character Photos

Robin Lord Taylor, Penguin, Gotham

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?

Catwoman, Selina Kyle, Gotham

Gotham is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome), Gotham follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.

Bruce Wayne, Gotham

The series stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Zabryna Guevara, Cory Michael Smith, Victoria Cartagena, Andrew Stewart Jones, and John Doman. Some of the newcomers include James Frain andJessica Lucas as Theo and Tabitha Galavan, and Michael Chiklis as Captain Nathaniel Barnes.

Donal Logue, Harvey Bullock, Gotham

Gotham Season 2 is set to premiere on September 21st.

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Trailer Time: Gotham Season 2 “The Villains Want Mass Panic”

I recently binge-watched my way through Gotham Season One.  There’s a lot about it I loved, but it was frustratingly uneven.  Robin Lord Taylor’s Penguin may be the best live-action adaptation of the character and Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue are great as Gordon and Bullock.  However, I thought Jada Pinkett-Smith’s character was irritating and there were a lot of episodes that skated along the average mark.

The second season has promised the villains will be unleashed, and if we get more Jerome/Joker then that’s fantastic.  The best moment of the entire season was his revelation in the interview room.   Also joining the GCPD will be Michael Chiklis as Capt. Nathaniel Barnes. Gotham is back September 21, 2015 at 8 p.m. on FOX.

Michael Chiklis, Captain Nathaniel Barnes, Gotham, Gotham Season 2

FOX Announces Primetime Schedule for 2015-2016 TV Season *The X-Files Return and American Idol Goes One Last Round*

The X-FilesThe theme of the fall season so far seems to be that “everything old is new again”.  After NBC resurrected Coach and Heroes, FOX is bringing back The X-Files with the original cast for a six-episode event.  This will be the final year for American Idol, there’s a new animated comedy from Seth McFarlane, a TV adaptation of Minority Report, and DC Comics’ Lucifer makes an unlikely landing on broadcast TV (don’t really know how that can be done justice under those restrictions).  Coming Soon has the most thorough rundown on the network’s plan for the fall and you can check it out below. Continue reading FOX Announces Primetime Schedule for 2015-2016 TV Season *The X-Files Return and American Idol Goes One Last Round*

TV Review: Gotham 1.01 “Pilot” (FOX)

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The first of four new super hero shows this season (Flash, Gotham, Constantine and Peggy Carter Agent of SHIELD) premiered and, while it wasn’t the instant home run that I was hoping for, I have a feeling Gotham is going to build into something quite special.  I, for one, will be along for the ride in what is an origin story for a city, really.  How did the Gotham City that needed a Batman become to be?  That seems to be the show’s guiding principal question.

The protagonists for the show are very much the members of the GCPD.  Drawing ideas and characters from Rucka and Brubaker’s Gotham Central run is never going to be a mistake and we get Renee Montoya and Crispus Allen a bit in the pilot, but the main focus is on the two lead characters in the show: Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock.  It’s an interesting juxtaposition that Bullock is the savvy negotiator of the Gotham streets and Gordon is the greenhorn.  Most depictions of Bullock have him with a donut crammed down his throat half of the time, while Donal Logue’s Bullock is more than walking the borderline of being a dirty cop .  I think his being dragged up, against his will, by Gordon’s stubborn do-gooding is going to be one of the more interesting storylines of the season (series).  The show opens with the iconic murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne.  The camera and set-up is more interested with who was there and who witnessed it before snapping to a horrified Bruce’s scream. Continue reading TV Review: Gotham 1.01 “Pilot” (FOX)