Gotham, a must-watch series for Batman fans

James Gordon and Harvey Bullock (FOX)

There was life in Gotham City even before Bruce Wayne became Batman. And these adventures are told in the FOX TV series Gotham. James Gordon is the newest recruit in the Gotham City Police Department and he has to solve one of the most difficult cases in the recent years of the police force: the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne, the parents of Bruce.

Even though Bruce Wayne is still a kid, in Gotham we can see some of the future Batman villains such as The Penguin, The Riddler or Catwoman. Although Batman doesn’t appear in this TV series, if you are a fan of the Dark Knight you should watch Gotham.

In the first season of the series, James Gordon and his partner, detective Harvey Bullock, have to deal with some of the most feared gangsters of the city: Don Carmine Falcone, Don Salvatore Maroni and Fish Mooney. Gordon and Bullock don’t have to work only against crime, but also against some crazy villains such as Stan Potolsky, Jack “The Electrocutioner” Buchinsky or Jason “The Don Juan Killer” Skolmiski.

The TV series, developed by Bruno Heller, mixes perfectly different adventures of Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock with their duty as police officers, Bruce Wayne with his persistently work to find the murderers of his parents, and the gangsters with their internal war to rule the city.

Apart from the main idea of the TV series –to find who murdered Thomas and Martha Wayne–, Gotham has in every episode different stories very attractive and with an impressive variety of characters. One of the strengths of the series is the depth of the storylines and of the different protagonists.

Gotham is currently in its second season after an excellent first year at the TV. Every season tends to have a pretty good number of episodes, but you don’t get tired of watching it. If you have Netflix, you can watch the first season there.

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