Gotham Season 1



Critic Ratings: 26
Critics Consensus

While "LoveCraft" struggles with the balance of campy thrills and deliberate plotting, Alfred and Wayne's characters elevate Gotham to Batman-worthy heights.

Episode Info

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.


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/The Penguin
Erin Richards
as Barbara Kean
Victoria Cartagena
as Renee Montoya
John Doman
as Carmine Falcone
Richard Kind
as Mayor James
Drew Powell
as Butch Gilzean
Nick D'Agosto
as Harvey Dent
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Critic Reviews for Lovecraft

At the very best, it was actually really... right? Like, right for the characters these two become eventually. I enjoy the fact that Selina just can't get rid of Bruce, even though there is no conceivable reason why she wouldn't.

Dec 30, 2014 | Full Review…

The fact that Barbara wasn't in it sure helped a lot, but it was also the interactions between Bruce and Selina. I like the two of them together, and they seem far more genuine than any of the other actors in the series.

Aug 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Anyway, Gotham is continuing to be more fun than anyone could have hoped - and now, the show is spreading its wings a bit more, giving us two really odd couples in last night's "Lovecraft."

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

For a midseason finale, "LoveCraft" is remarkably pedestrian.

Jul 18, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The writers of Gotham apparently have no idea how to make children sound convincing, and "LoveCraft" had some of the worst dialogue of the series to date.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite lacking the big shock, the episode was one of Gotham's stronger efforts, providing another tightly controlled story, which is how this show thrives.

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

Action Alfred is just one of whole list of reasons why "Lovecraft" is one of Gotham's best episodes yet. Tellingly, it's yet another in which Gordon takes a back seat.

Jul 17, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

It was fitting that the show dispensed with the crime of the week to, if not exactly tie up the various loose ends of the overarching narrative, then at least line them up for further twisting...

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Let's not mince words: Gotham is still a series trying to find itself, and it's not doing a terrific job with that.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

All in all, a pretty solid mid-season finale, after an admittedly lackluster previous episode.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…