Why I Gave Up on ‘Gotham’

Why I Gave Up on ‘Gotham’

It’s Patronizing

In the first two episodes the audience was talked down to by the show as if we know nothing of the Batman lore. Sure, I’m a comic book geek, but the show is even condescending to the general audience. When I first heard the line “call me ‘Cat'” I pictured Danny Cannon and Bruno Heller in the writer’s room distinctively saying: “There’s not enough context clues for them to know who the character is! More hints at their comic book counterparts! More!” Pamela Isley became “Ivy,” the cat-loving Selina Kyle had to be called “Cat,” and Oswald Cobblepot got injured to purposely call him out on his penguin-like walk.

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In The Dark Knight Rises, Selina Kyle was never once referred to as “Catwoman,” yet we all knew who she was. Yet, having a name like Edward Nygma is not foreshadowing enough, the character also needs to speak in riddles.

Originality is Limited

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Geo Peña is Features writer at GeekFeed. He's also a Sign Language Interpreter who moonlights as a storyteller on the internet. Get to know him better at his website: geowashere.com
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