SmuttyCat would like to introduce you to his new love: Gotham. A beautifully scripted and acted drama on Fox TV by DC and Warner.
The story centers on the time immediately following Thomas and Martha Wayne’s murder. The development of heroes and villans is shown up close and in gritty color. Gotham does a wonderful job of showing how a simmering cesspool of greed and apathy explodes into super freaks. It becomes clear that if Batman had not come along to save this city, it may have been nuked off the planet by neighbors.
Ah, yes the DC TV comics machine rolls on. Marvel may be the massive behemoth of the big screen, but DC has become the undisputed champ of the weekly series in comics.
Following on the strong response to Arrow and Flash, Gotham shows that good stories and compelling characters will still bring in viewers. The only question SmuttyCat has is why DC would farm this show out to a different network. CW has been doing such a great job, did Fox out bid them? Something to ponder during nap time. Enjoy the clip, then be hooked.
Smutty is a TV connoisseur, and only stays awake for the finest entertainment. Arrow from CWTV is worth missing a couple of naps.
A re-boot of the Green Arrow backstory, in this iteration, only one of Oliver Queen’s parents dies, his father. This is sets up the entire framework of the show as the father’s dying wish leads Oliver to his mission to clean up Starling City. There are secrets, betrayals, changing loyalties and even some teenage angst. And action, action, action.
Although many DC characters are introduced in the storyline, none is supernatural or alien. Their powers are all “reality” based and explainable. The writers are kept on their toes maintaining this premise. The lack of paranormal based story is very refreshing. But the best part of Arrow is the great interaction of characters and layers of motivation cleverly peeled back each week. The flashbacks to Oliver’s time on the island add spice to the current activities.
If you haven’t been watching, Smutty says set your smartphone alarm for Wednesdays at 8:00 pm EST and join in. Arrow is the most TV fun since Smallville left the screen.
Here are some links to get you started on your latest guilty pleasure;