Gotham: “The Mask”

Gotham‘s “The Mask” highlights yet again the strength of the show in terms of the ensemble cast and the overall character and story arcs. “The Mask” also managed to illuminate something for me in terms of the plans for the show. This isn’t some small, short-lived single-story arc (or at least, those involved have not created it to be so), kids. This is the creation of a universe. Before, we could only

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Gotham: “Penguin’s Umbrella”

Gotham’s last few episodes have been high-powered, hardcore fun, and “Penguin’s Umbrella” is no exception. We’ve nearly reached the midpoint of the season, and it’s becoming all too clear that the villains are in the lead. With three mob bosses grappling for the upper hand, a snitch intent on taking all of them down, and a detective attempting to solve a murder and escape from being murdered, Gotham’s a little

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Gotham: “Spirit of the Goat”

“Spirit of the Goat” follows up Gotham’s turning point episode, “The Viper” and proves my belief in the fact that this is not a procedural crime drama. It’s a serialized whodunit, full of red herrings, murky intentions, and a growing sense of foreboding. I think “Spirit of the Goat” is my favorite episode yet, which is probably due in part to my love of Ben Edlund’s writing (he and I share

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Gotham: “Viper”

“Viper” is a turning point for FOX’s Gotham. I wouldn’t go so far as to say ‘the’ turning point, as we aren’t as near to the middle of the series as we should be for such a statement, but this is most certainly a turning point for Gotham. “Viper” addressed some things I was concerned about in my last review. I thought about the show quite a bit this week

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