Gotham: Season 1 (2014 - 2015)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

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


Audience Score

User Ratings: 3683
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Air date: Sep 22, 2014
Air date: Sep 29, 2014
Air date: Oct 6, 2014
Air date: Oct 13, 2014
Air date: Oct 20, 2014
Air date: Oct 27, 2014
Air date: Nov 3, 2014
Air date: Nov 10, 2014
Air date: Nov 17, 2014
Air date: Nov 24, 2014
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An action-drama series following rookie detective James Gordon as he battles villains and corruption in pre-Batman Gotham City.


Benjamin McKenzie
as James Gordon
Donal Logue
as Harvey Bullock
David Mazouz
as Bruce Wayne
Zabryna Guevara
as Capt. Sarah Essen
Sean Pertwee
as Alfred Pennyworth
Robin Lord Taylor
as Oswald Cobblepot
Erin Richards
as Barbara Kean
Danny Mastrogiorgio
as Frankie Carbone
Victoria Cartagena
as Renee Montoya
John Doman
as Carmine Falcone
Carol Kane
as Gertrud Kapelput
Drew Powell
as Butch Gilzean
Morena Baccarin
as Dr. Leslie Thompkins
Richard Kind
as Mayor Aubrey James
Nick D'Agosto
as Harvey Dent
Peter Scolari
as Commissioner Loeb
Anthony Carrigan
as Victor Zsaszs
Chelsea Spack
as Kristin Kringle
Milo Ventimiglia
as Jason Lennon
Grayson McCouch
as Dr. Thomas Wayne
Colm Feore
as Dr. Francis Dulmacher
Dash Mihok
as Det. Arnold Flass
Richard Poe
as Mr. Kean
Jeffrey Combs
as Office Manager
Zachary Spicer
as Tom Dougherty
Barbara Rosenblat
as Lidia Bicchieri
Michael Potts
as Sid Bunderslaw
Dan Bakkedahl
as Davis Lamond
Daniel London
as Stan Potolsky
Dan Hedaya
as Detective Dix
James Colby
as Lt. Bill Cranston
Michael Chiklis
as Capt. Nathaniel Barnes
Lillias White
as Bible Woman
Kim Director
as Lacey White
Sharon Washington
as Molly Mathis
Michael J. Burg
as Charlie Griggs
Allyce Beasley
as Dorothy Duncan
Eisa Davis
as Judith Barthel
Jack Koenig
as Arnold Danzer
Evander Duck
as Councilman Kenkins
Mekia Cox
as Dr. Leslie
Leslie Odom Jr.
as Ian Hargrove
Susan Misner
as Dr. Marks
Christopher Baker
as The Goat/Raymond Earl
Niko Nicotera
as Derek Delaware
Luke Forbes
as John Hargrove
Jenna Gavigan
as Manager's Secretary
Robert Gorrie
as John Grayson
Robert Gorrie
as John Grayson
Willa Fitzgerald
as Grace Fairchild
Kevin McCormack
as Aaron Helzinger
Abbi Snee
as Mary Lloyd
Daniel Mastrogiorgio
as Frankie Carbone
PJ. Griffith
as The Catcher
Laurence Mason
as Det. Ben Mueller
Brendan Griffin
as Officer Len Moore
Nicholle Tom
as Miriam Loeb
Michael McCormick
as Dr. Darren Cushman
Daniel Davis
as Jacob Skolimski
Chris Chalk
as Lucius Fox
Elliot Villar
as Thomas Schmidt
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News & Interviews for Gotham: Season 1

Critic Reviews for Gotham Season 1

All Critics (91) | Top Critics (39)

How long before we're asked to accept a Metropolis without Superman or a Sunnydale without Buffy? But even as I write those words I'm thinking, "I would totally watch that". Fan fiction makes suckers of us all.

Jul 16, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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

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

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…

Audience Reviews for Gotham: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    It's a great show. I like the villains like penguin and Fish, but something is still missing from this season
  • Sep 08, 2019
    Season 1 is good, it's a shame that it turns a lot of people away from the show though. But overall solid.
  • Sep 01, 2019
    TBH I was expecting Batman however really enjoyed this first season. Good stories and strong characters
  • Sep 01, 2019
    To start I think the whole show is amazing. The show pictures what Gotham was like during the time of the wayne murders and they do it amazing. After they were shot the tention was high. Shadows and all dark scenery made it amazing ,I will admit during Season 1 I felt there were parts that felt they ruined the story, great to see penguin and famous characters. I recommend to people that are a big fan of Batman!
  • Aug 18, 2019
    With an excellent cast and great story line, this is a must see for both fans of the comics and non fans of the comics.
  • Jul 10, 2019
    i love this show so much watched it as soon as it aired and watched every episode as soon as they came out you dont want to miss this batman fan or not
  • Jun 19, 2019
    A great first season and introduces us to the characters
  • May 20, 2019
    While it's a brilliant show, the first season is hard to grip onto at first especially since it is setting up for the rest of the episodes. Definitely needed!
  • Apr 21, 2019
    Amazing first season the show gets better and better
  • Apr 19, 2019
    Although it's not what I've expected, it's a great start of a universe filled with all the Batman characters.

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