Critic Consensus: While "LoveCraft" struggles with the balance of campy thrills and deliberate plotting, Alfred and Wayne's characters elevate Gotham to Batman-worthy heights.
as James Gordon
as Harvey Bullock
as Bruce Wayne
as Capt. Sarah Essen
as Alfred Pennyworth
as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
as Barbara Kean
as Selina Kyle
as Edward Nigma
as Fish Mooney
as Renee Montoya
as Crispus Allen
as Carmine Falcone
as Mayor James
as Butch Gilzean
as Harvey Dent
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.
Overall, the series has turned itself around. At this point, tweaking a few awful characters seems like small potatoes.
Tonight was Gotham's big chance to leave the fall television season with a bang, and convince us that this is a show worth returning to after the winter break.
Forget waiting a decade-plus for Lil Wayne to grow into Batman: Gotham should just fit Sean Pertwee for the cape and cowl right now, he was so much fun to watch tonight.
The fall finale of Gotham, "LoveCraft," wasn't the best episode of the series yet, but it did set up a very promising second half of Season 1.
This is a show that could use a little deliberation from time to time -- but if "Lovecraft," the midseason finale, is any indication of what a stretched out story looks like on Gotham, then we're in for a tedious back-half of the show's first season.
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