Gotham: Season 1 (2014 - 2015)


Season 1

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High production values, a talented cast, and an appealingly stylized approach to the Batman mythos help Gotham overcome its occasionally familiar themes.



Critic Ratings: 91


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Air date: Sep 22, 2014

Gordon and his world-weary partner Harvey Bullock investigate the killings of billionaire philanthropist Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha. The only witness to their shootings is the couple's young son Bruce. Ep. 1

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Air date: Sep 29, 2014

A child-trafficking ring is investigated, and one of the victims is Selina Kyle. Elsewhere, Penguin blazes a bloody trail back to Gotham.

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Air date: Oct 6, 2014

A vigilante goes after corrupt Gotham citizens and kills them by hooking them up to weather balloons. Elsewhere, Oswald Cobblepot returns to the city and aligns himself with a powerful ally.

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Air date: Oct 13, 2014

In this episode, as the mayor is about to announce the council's decision over who has the right to develop a valuable swathe of land occupied by the decaying Arkham Asylum, James and Bullock go on the search of a hitman who has been hired to influence the vote. Meanwhile, a career opportunity presents itself to Oswald Cobblepot on a plate.

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Air date: Oct 20, 2014

Action-packed drama series based on DC Comics characters featuring the adventures of rookie detective James Gordon in corrupt, pre-Batman Gotham City. In this episode, Gordon and Bullock try to clean up the streets after a demonic chemist infects the city with drug that kills after the infected have caused chaos. Meanwhile, young Bruce Wayne starts to piece together the whole picture behind Wayne Enterprises and Oswald Cobblepot cements his place within the Maroni crime family.

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Air date: Oct 27, 2014

A killer targets Gotham elite's firstborn children, and the case brings back painful memories for Bullock. Elsewhere, Gordon is forced to deal with the consequences of his past decisions.

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Air date: Nov 3, 2014

Gordon comes face-to-face with the consequences of his decision to spare Penguin's life. Meanwhile, tensions between Maroni and Falcone grow more violent.

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Air date: Nov 10, 2014

Gordon and Bullock check out a brutal fight club that features bouts between candidates applying for work at a financial firm. Meanwhile, upon his return to school, Bruce makes a new friend.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2014

Harvey Dent encourages Gordon to team up with Mayor James in an attempt to close the Wayne murder case. Meanwhile, Penguin makes contact with Mooney's secret weapon.

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Air date: Nov 24, 2014

Gordon is reassigned to duty at Arkham Asylum, following a misstep. Meanwhile, Selina takes a new friend on a dangerous journey through Gotham to evade some assassins who are trying to kill her.

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An action-drama series following rookie detective James Gordon as he battles villains and corruption in pre-Batman Gotham City.

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Critic Reviews for Gotham Season 1

All Critics (91) | Top Critics (47)

Fox should be commended for making a Big 4 broadcast network series seem big, special and distinctive.

Sep 18, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

This is solid, confidently made television, the kind of programming that has me interested in where it's going next thanks to high production values and an expertly assembled cast.

Sep 18, 2014 | Full Review…

Here's where Gotham surprised me. Going by tonight's well-crafted pilot alone, there does appear to be a spark of original thought flickering beneath all those draggy origins.

Sep 17, 2014 | Full Review…

Anyone who loves Batman, naturally, will be watching Gotham, and knowing the Batman world makes the show more fun. But it's also surprisingly accessible to viewers who just like a good action-packed cop drama with a dry sense of humor.

Sep 17, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The strong cast could make this one fly.

Sep 15, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Most viewers will be content to let young Bruce mature off-screen. Although it would seem foolish to make a Batman series in which he is a relatively minor character, Gotham starts off fine without him.

Sep 11, 2014 | Full Review…

There's a fine line between campy goodness and cartoonish badness, and Gotham clearly has no idea where that line is drawn.

Feb 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Gotham may not be horror, but it is dark, it is well done, and it should be on your fall TV schedule.

Aug 22, 2018 | Full Review…

All told, this was a vivid, entertaining start.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Not all of Gotham is as successful... but this dark (and cinematically shot) series will feel right at home as the lead-in to Fox's similarly toned Sleepy Hollow.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

There is indeed vast potential in a Batman-less Gotham, with enough vibrant, interesting, and creepy personalities to easily fill a few episodes. Whether or not it can sustain itself remains to be seen.

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Technically, Gotham is very well made. Good photography, assembly, production, shooting outdoors (in New York) and a soundtrack that goes further. But it has to deepen better in other aspects... [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Gotham: Season 1

  • Dec 07, 2020
    Amazing there's nothing wrong about it
  • Sep 03, 2020
    I love this show. A lot of good and memorable things. The performances, production values, writing, villains, character development and the respect for the physical appearance of the important and popular characters it's a beautiful thing to see.
  • Aug 31, 2020
    Esta es la mejor adaptación de todas. No se admiten discusiones.
  • Aug 12, 2020
    Fish is annoying and over acted, but the rest of the cast is perfect and the story is a blast.
  • Apr 29, 2020
    The plot of the story is very clear. Gotham City is always dark, but the characters of the villagers are always there to show the way the characters are drawn to the light. The curiosity and flavor of the story is maximized. Jim, Harvey, Penguin, Falcone,and babara plays a memorable performance.
  • Apr 23, 2020
    Completely unrealastic show in every way. The main villains stay alive no matter what, especially Penguin who scoffs and kills right infront of police face and they do nothing. Cops can't shoot or wont shoot, bad guys rule all day and night. I wonder how Gotham never ran out of people to kill who arent viallains. I wish they followed their own story instead of being so predictable to who lives or dies.
  • Apr 12, 2020
    Gotham season one is good but it Takes a while to understand the source material My grade: B
  • Feb 22, 2020
    This season started this magneficent show with amazing character build up and a glimpse at what these characters will become
  • Feb 05, 2020
    Extremely good show.
  • Jan 26, 2020
    I love this show. The shots, the actors, the storytelling- everything is just so well done! And I like how they don't force feed us with details but rather subtly put them in it so that at some point the audience has a moment like '..wait' and it just blows your mind sometimes. The character development so far is really interesting and I enjoy to see the story revolve around so many characters and how each of the things they do influences the whole story.

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