Fried Gold wrote:This type stuff:
- "Hey look she likes cats, do you see?"
- "Hey look how much like the Riddler he is? Do you get it?"
- "Hey look how she keeps feeding her plants, look at that huh?"
Which, to me, suggests someone along the chain of command didn't have much faith in the basic "Jim Gordon: Gotham PD" premise, got worried and then tacked on all that stuff. It's too much in one go.
(Incidentally, I think all they really needed was Cobblepot. He's quite effective.)
And I could deal with it, in terms of the show finding its feet and working itself out, if the actual "Jim Gordon: Gotham PD" part was that riveting. Police prodedural shows can be done really well and this could have been the same, with that added edge of being in a Batless Gotham.
aahh, I see, you watched the first episode, where they did go a little overboard with the "easter eggs" scattered everywhere. I think you are correct in that they probably worried that just Gordon alone wouldn't garner the numbers they need to justify the budget for the show, so in the pilot they tried too hard to show that this all takes place in the reality of Batman. plus, this is tv, they have to try to accommodate an audience that isn't as fluent in the Batman canon and need things spelled out a little more clearly than those who do. fortunately, the easter-egg overstuffing doesn't continue like that after the first episode and Cobblepot does get his due screen time and continuous plot thread. which I am enjoying
the kid playing young Bruce Wayne is doing a pretty good job, too.