Gotham Season 1



Critic Ratings: 26
Critics Consensus

While "Viper" adds some much-appreciated Batman mythology to its origin story, Gotham struggles to figure out what kind of show it's going to be.

Episode Info

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.


Benjamin McKenzie
as James Gordon
Danny Mastrogiorgio
as Frankie Carbone
Donal Logue
as Harvey Bullock
David Mazouz
as Bruce Wayne
Zabryna Guevara
as Capt. Sarah Essen
Robin Lord Taylor
as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
Sean Pertwee
as Alfred Pennyworth
Erin Richards
as Barbara Kean
Victoria Cartagena
as Renee Montoya
John Doman
as Carmine Falcone
Daniel London
as Stan Potolsky
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Critic Reviews for Viper

Gotham finally felt like a complete comic book puzzle with no soggy pieces that didn't fit. Except for maybe like one of those Fish Mooney/Liza the Streetfighting Lounge Singer scenes.

Dec 22, 2014 | Full Review…

Five episodes in and I still feel like Gotham is treading water, trying to figure out where it wants to go.=

Aug 22, 2018 | Full Review…

This show is still incredibly goofy and silly... The good news in last night's episode was that the goofiness was funnier than it's been thus far, with significantly less melodrama in the mix.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

This episode struck the best balance between the procedural tone, seeding the Batman mythology, and actually telling a story that matters on its own terms.

Jul 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

What a weird and strange show. A lot of Gotham's sins could be forgiven if it was also a good show. But for now, it's just sad to watch.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The downfall of Gotham has primarily been congestion... But in the fifth episode, those distractions were kept in check, though not without problems.

Jul 17, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Good stuff all around, even with the inherent ridiculousness of the main Viper storyline.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

There's no spark this week. No scene or storyline that grabs you. The script just takes various characters from A to B via the most predicable routes imaginable.

Jul 17, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

"Viper" is an okay episode of television... It is average and that is okay, but I am ready to see more.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

This week felt better than average, by the show's own standards... Even better, the plot, hatched by a damaged crusader of a chemist, deepened the larger story.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…