Gotham GOTHAM Gets Full Season Order From Fox written by Robert Reineke October 14, 2014 For those who were worried that Fox would pull the plug on GOTHAM too soon, you can relax now. GOTHAM is Fox’s lone bright spot in the ratings for comedies and dramas and just got picked up for the full season (courtesy of Deadline) That’s no guarantee of renewal, there’s a long ways to go in the season and we don’t know where the ratings will ultimately settle. GOTHAM has some growing pains to work through to find its focus and footing and only the Penguin storyline seems to be fully clicking. But, it will get the time to work through those issues. From where I’m sitting, Fox has been very supportive of the show, promoting it well, making sure that the production is well supported financially, and generally wanting to see it succeed. The show’s problems seem to be interior not exterior. Certainly Fox would like to renew the show, now it’s up to the showrunners to make the viewers want to see the show renewed. GOTHAM Gets Full Season Order From Fox was last modified: February 20th, 2016 by Robert Reineke Related Gotham 4 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Robert Reineke previous post Marvel Studios To Declare CIVIL WAR In CAPTAIN AMERICA 3! next post DC Officially Enters The Shared Universe Arena In A Big Way You may also like GOTHAM vs. The Universe of Batman October 20, 2015 First Official GOTHAM Character Profiles March 22, 2014 Full-Length Trailer For GOTHAM Released May 5, 2014 Weekly Ratings Roundup: May 1 to 7,... May 8, 2016 Weekly Ratings Roundup: March 6 to 12,... March 12, 2016 GOTHAM To Introduce The Joker By Season’s... February 4, 2015 GOTHAM ‘Villains’ Teaser June 19, 2014 Ben McKenzie Is Gordon In GOTHAM February 8, 2014 Weekly Ratings Roundup: March 13 to 19,... March 20, 2016 Gordon Called Back To Television For GOTHAM September 25, 2013 MrDean245 . I’m a Batman guy, so when I heard this show was coming, along with The Flash, Arrow S3, Shield S2, and Constantine i couldn’t have been happier, but out of all of them, it was Gotham I was most excited about. With so many variations of Batman having already been told, some people can get tied to a very particular look, feel or iteration of Batman and his huge supporting cast of allies and rogues. I believe I am pretty open to most if not all the TV and Film versions we have seen from Batman 66, Tim Burton’s Batman, BTAS, all the DC animated movies and of course TDK Trilogy. I even got a little kick out of the Schumacher movies. So I would consider myself open minded on the subject. Gotham however is just a huge disappointment. Having now seen the first 4 episodes, I am finding it hard to think of one thing about the show that I like, and the fault for this must be laid at the feet of the show runners. We’ve all seen many of these actors in other shows doing great work, but here they are made to look like day time soap opera actors, because the writing is so bad. True Batman fans will find disappointing niggles after disappointing niggles at every turn. The only people that say they like it, are people that don’t really understand this sandbox, they are casual fans who like to spot the characters I can imagine them saying “I bet that’s the riddler guy” whilst all of us DC fans are watching through our fingers having been smacked around the face with yet another crow barred in character. To summerise, this show I would let out a big huff and say it’s just bad. It’s hard to believe it will ever be much better than that, when the gulf between what it is and really good are so wide. My advice is, if you want a really good show with some Batman Rogues in, watch Arrow which just gets better and better. Robert Reineke Hopefully it gets better. They’ll have time to see if they can get it right, anyways. If it doesn’t, then we’re at a point where it’s simply viewed as an individual disappointment and not a referendum on television based on comic books. That’s a fundamentally healthy place for the genre to be in, IMO. Darren James Seeley Good! This gives them time to clean the house and get rid of the stuff that is bogging down the show so far.: the Barbra/Montoya thing (although it seems that problem might be solved for now), Pinkett-Smith’s over the top Fish Mooney (Copplepot should kill adopted “mother” with poisoned food) , Riddler-Nygma should be “fired” and the annoying on the nose “foreshadowing” with young Wayne. Stop with the Selina Kyle “cat” thing, or at least give the part a better arc. Solve the Wayne murders. If there is a new vigilante type before the Bat, may it be someone from the comics at least and not a Balloon Man. type. Bring on the Dollmaker. And by all means, focus on the coming mob war/takeover by Cobblepot! T.J. I liked episode 4 a lot more than #3 for this reason – the Moroni / Falcone feud intrigues me, especially with Penguin playing both sides effectively. If the show runs with that plot line, it will get better and be more interesting. THAT SAID… It’s such a contrast watching Flash & Arrow (which I love) if you also watch SHIELD & Gotham (I am souring on both). Flash & Arrow are superhero shows; SHIELD & Gotham are superhero-adjacent. I want superhero shows and I think if you take the numbers *the CW* is pulling from both Arrow & Flash, I think people in general want superhero shows.