Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Got Ham

It has begun! The great new series based in the universe of Batman but featuring young Bruce and Jim Gordan and subtly hinting at all the villains to come... or not so subtly in some cases.

We start with the death of the Waynes (with a rather surprising witness), and Jim and Harvey Bullock are assigned. And everyone is corrupt except Jim, so they quickly come to a solution of who is behind this... but is that more convenience than reality? And with questions being asked how long before the real power speaks up and lays down their own law?

As a crime drama this is run of the mill. "The one good cop in a corrupt city" has been done before, and done better. I can't say I'm that interested in seeing it play out here.

As a Batman universe series... it isn't any better. We get some set up for upcoming villains, but it is very obvious so that people can pick up on it. The series doesn't seem to be wanting to hang around too long with mysteries, so here they all are!

But this is only the pilot, so hopefully it will settle down... and hopefully I'll put up with it long enough to find out.


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