xyzzy September 23, 2014 Share September 23, 2014 I must be a weirdo because I thought this episode was generally poorly acted, vaguely campy, and badly written. That doesn't mean I'm giving up. I always give genre shows a generous five episodes to straighten themselves out, and I think most of the problems with Gotham can be resolved by not doing so much in an episode and giving the actors some time to get used to their roles. I thought Fish, Nygma, Oswald Copperpot, and Harvey were all either wrestling with the scenery or strangely stilted. The conversation between Major Crimes and the regular detectives in the diner was particularly cringeworthy. Cat-tween was mostly a non-entity, but I really enjoyed Lil' Poison Ivy's performance. Loved the apartment full of plants and the poor girl's unbrushed hair and whispery countenance. Those plants were the only thing getting love in that dirtheap of a home. I found Alfred's "Head up, don't let them see you cry" admonishment to young Wayne to be interesting. He's always been portrayed as being a bit soft-hearted in most of the films. The costuming, make-up, and set design were fantastic with the exception of E. Nygma. He basically looked like Copperpot's twin. I agree with everyone who said that this first season will probably chart Penguin's rise to prominence while documenting the development of other villains and heroes. 4 Link to comment
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