Why We Can’t Take Gotham Seriously

thenerdsofcolor

Okay, I give up.

I tried to like Gotham, honest, I did. Despite my previous reservations, I tuned into the firsttwo episodes like everyone else in the geek-o-sphere did. And you know what, I didn’t hate it. At least not as much as I was anticipating. In fact, some of what I saw was quite good. But the problems I had remained. Namely, that the whole conceit of the show is that it exists in the Batman universe. Also, the acting is pretty horrible. I’m looking at you, Ben and Jada!

If this were just a typical police procedural, I’d find it pretty entertaining (even though I’m not a fan of the genre). Where the show loses me, though, is that it fundamentally misunderstands the universe it has chosen to partake in. Case in point? They’ve just cast 34-year old actor Nicholas D’Agosto to play Harvey Dent

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