Did You Watch “Gotham” Last Night?

It was visually beautiful, imperfect, but worth watching. Live-action superhero shows have always had a place on our TV sets, there’s just never been this many. This fall you can watch “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Constantine,” and of course, “Gotham,” and each one is vying for your weekly viewing allegiance. Luckily, they all offer something different. The CW delivers your traditional super-powered fix with a side of eye candy, “S.H.I.E.L.D.” acts as the narrative glue among Marvel’s blockbuster films, and “Constantine” is all tied up in the occult. “Gotham” is none of those things. Yes, it’s filled with familiar characters and locations intimately tied with one of DC’s finest, but this opening scene makes a statement. This is Jim Gordon’s story. The time for superheroes is coming.

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