- Feb 6, 2006
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I'm STRONGLY against any comic book related television shows at this point.
I don't find it frustrating. There wont be hints at "batman" so who cares?I hate these types of shows. It's so frustrating to have hints of a character that is never seen. Gotham only works and is of interest because of Batman. Smallville was only watched because it hinted ever so slightly that Superman was in there somewhere. It's like star wars without Jedi, dumb.
Frankly, i think a Batman detective show would be the best way to go. Make it a crime drama and there you have it.
What feels weird about it is how they intend to have the rogues gallery in there without the existence of Batman. I'm not against trying out new ideas in different continuities, but the villains have always been reflections of who Batman is or could be, so to take him out of the equation seems strange. Or maybe they are going to leave the heavy hitters out of it and focus on small time crooks, who knows.
My biggest fear is it turning into a mediocre CBS procedural type show, just a bland cop drama with comic characters.
I don't find it frustrating. There wont be hints at "batman" so who cares?
Gotham has more history than just Batman. Sorry but there's a lot of fascinating stories to tell before Bruce Wayne was born, when he's alive but before he becomes Batman, when Bruce is dead and gone + Gordon's career.
The only thing that makes me worry about this, is the casting and what kind of direction will it be. If it's cheesy like SHIELD then I don't want it to happen at all. If it's done with at least a Person of Interest tone, then it should be fine.
That sounds fine. I don't think that will happen though since I see WB wanting to use Riddler as the first villain for a movie. They may do it with Oswald though.
But there's just something about using Riddler for a tv series or movie that just rubs me the wrong way.....since ive never been the biggest fan of Nygma.
I like the idea of a Gotham PD inspired show, I don't like the idea of villains before they are villains. A seasoned Jim Gordon going up against the Joker and company after Batman has disappeared is more intriguing. "A World Without Batman".