New Critics TV Spot For Fox's GOTHAM

A lot of fans aren't fully on board with Fox's upcoming Batman prequel series, but it has certainly gone over pretty well with most critics. After the jump you can see a few pull-quotes, as well as some new footage of Det. Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) being a total badass.

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By Mark Cassidy - 8/19/2014

The series follows one cop, destined for greatness, as he navigates a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, and chronicles the rise of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes. The entirely new, untold chapter comes from executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”) and stars Ben McKenzie (“Southland,” “The O.C.”), Donal Logue (“Vikings,” “Sons of Anarchy”) and Jada Pinkett Smith (“Hawthorne,” “Collateral”).

Gotham kicks off Monday, September 22.
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Doopie - 8/19/2014, 1:49 AM
too many damn shows to watch man. Don't care what anyone says about 'butchering' characters - this looks very interesting to me
feedonatreefrog - 8/19/2014, 2:01 AM
^Those people seem to forget that every superhero adaptation ever changes things up.

I gladly take this show at all.
Doopie - 8/19/2014, 2:12 AM
Exactly! Comics and characters have changed considerably over the years and will continue to. Some new versions work, some don't - let's see how it pans out
MPambassador - 8/19/2014, 2:16 AM
Jim Gordon from Gotham: "I promise you. No matter how dark and scary the world might be right now. There will be light."

Harvey Dent from The Dark Knight: "I promise you the night is darkest just before the dawn. But the dawn is coming!"
Alien - 8/19/2014, 2:18 AM
Preach, Doopie, preach!
Doopie - 8/19/2014, 2:21 AM
Like Ludacris I just spit the truth
NovaCorpsFan - 8/19/2014, 2:37 AM
That would imply you're not a gentleman, but a man who spits.
DCGuy - 8/19/2014, 2:39 AM
Amen @Doopie I am also watching this!
Doopie - 8/19/2014, 2:41 AM
sorry I was using 'street' vernacular - as in spit lyrics. I am a gentleman and I want a lady in the street but a freak in the bed.
DCGuy - 8/19/2014, 2:41 AM
>Article says fans hate show
>fans furiously lead by drawing artist state that they will poison water supplies, tip over cows and not flush the toilet to prove how much they love and want to see this show.

this is why I come here
Doopie - 8/19/2014, 2:43 AM
To be fair to Ror, there has been a lot of people not liking the premise of the show and see it as a waste or whatever. I just hope they at least give it a chance
BenjiWest - 8/19/2014, 2:46 AM
My only hope is that someway, somehow...Adam West cameos!!!
BenjiWest - 8/19/2014, 2:48 AM
For real do, luda could spit and throw Dem bows!!! Move bitch get out the way, get out the way!!
Doopie - 8/19/2014, 2:49 AM
Adam West as the Gray Ghost just like in the cahtoon (cahn't stop with the boston accent now)
Alien - 8/19/2014, 3:03 AM
SKOne - 8/19/2014, 3:15 AM
I'm very excited for this, even if it isn't perfect at first. Only about a month now until the Fall TV season starts. Can't Wait!
SuperCat - 8/19/2014, 3:41 AM
I'm with @ Doopie. Looking forward to this show.

SuperCat - 8/19/2014, 3:42 AM
DCGuy - 8/19/2014, 3:43 AM
BTW who's the chick he kisses? is it his wife or the cop he goes out with and cheats on his wife with like in year one??
blkyank - 8/19/2014, 3:57 AM
Looking forward to a comic book show that isn't beholden to serving some greater universe.

This show is giving me a vibe of it being an Elseworlds version of the Nolan TDK trilogy and I'm starting to really dig the trailers.

I hope it stays its own thing,the CW stays its own thing and the Snyder verse stays its own thing.

Constantine can lead to Justice League Dark as long as Del Toro continues to believe he could adapt his vision to what happens on the show.
Doopie - 8/19/2014, 4:03 AM
@SuperCat - awesome gifs.

@DCGuy - Sarah Essen is normally depicted as blonde but it could be. That red hair leads me to think this is the lady who'll mother Batgirl though. That's if they go down the route of Barbara being his daughter and not his niece
blkyank - 8/19/2014, 4:04 AM

My first instinct is to say that is Det.Sarah Essen his partner he ends up in an affair with, but the woman's red hair suggests she is his wife Barbara the future mother of Batgirl.
blkyank - 8/19/2014, 4:05 AM

You beat me to the answer.
Doopie - 8/19/2014, 4:07 AM
lol sorry. Of course it could be neither of them too. We'll have to wait and find out!
Battabing - 8/19/2014, 4:10 AM

Actually Gordon's fiance is having an affair with Rene Montoya. Rene loves her some redheads.

At least I think that's what I remember reading.
Battabing - 8/19/2014, 4:12 AM
Nice try @TankD, but we've been getting positive reviews of Gotham for awhile now.
DrKinsolving - 8/19/2014, 4:52 AM
If it gets really solid reviews than I might give it a chance, but as for now this show is not for me, but to each his own.... I don't mind different takes on characters but I need Batman in Gotham, I don't like the idea of Batman's villains existing in a "Gotham with no Batman" and having Gotham still capable of functioning and surviving without Batman....
vPuik - 8/19/2014, 5:45 AM
This show isn't bad. I was a little hesitant at first, but after watching the pilot I'll give it a chance.
McGee - 8/19/2014, 6:27 AM
BatManiac is gonna go WarMachine on the pilot episode when it airs!
Nomis - 8/19/2014, 6:30 AM
I've been on board with this from the start. But I love Prequels.
DCGuy - 8/19/2014, 6:36 AM
Thanks it was a brief glimpse and I got confused!
TheSoulEater - 8/19/2014, 6:47 AM

See more on Know Your Meme
MercwithMouth - 8/19/2014, 6:55 AM Still, every second is terrible.

I'll wait for Flash and Constantine. Fox will cancel this mess after one season anyway, it's what they do.
ibravosp5 - 8/19/2014, 7:23 AM
I wish I understood the purpose of some of the posted random gifs
DrunkenNukem - 8/19/2014, 7:31 AM
ALmazing - 8/19/2014, 7:57 AM
Bu but the mustache, what about the stache?
DoubleD - 8/19/2014, 10:10 AM
They need a Batman Begins movie. IT WOULD BE HUGE if they did it.
SuperSpiderMan5778 - 8/19/2014, 10:53 AM
fawk all the anal retentive critiquing. i'm still watching it. if it sux it sux and i will stop. besides my opinion is the only one that matters haha
jimdotbeep - 8/19/2014, 10:57 AM
They had several "critic spots" for Michael Bay's last shitfest. They always say critics love their show or movie even if it's not the least bit true.
SigmaCenturion - 8/19/2014, 2:01 PM
LOL at that bitch scream. XD
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