Ben McKenzie is Detective Gordon, who reminds me a lot of Gary Oldman's version (at least a younger, less experienced one) and the talented Donal Logue plays Harvey Bullockin the first live-action portrayal of the Detective. Jada Pinkett Smith plays sassy Fish Mooney, in a TV comeback after 3 years, Robin Lord Tayor is amazing as future Penguin Oswald Cobblepot and the junior league features young talents David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Catwoman and Clare Foley as Poison Ivy.
- Great atmosphere: Gotham is as dark as it should be
- The story starts with the origins: The Waynes murder
- There is just enough action: Despite the fact that this is a super hero show, we don't have super heroes (yet) so the pace and action climaxes in a way that allows us to take the journey of the human hero and understand the story
- Characters are smoothly presented: we see glimpses of (future) catwoman, we get to know Oswald (future penguin) and we see Poison Ivy's teenage temper
- Fish Mooney: I have to admit that I don't like Jada Pinkett Smith, but I loved her performance! She gave a different vibe to the show and balanced the testosterone
- Oswald's costumes: No wonder why I liked them; Penguin's costumes are made by tailor Martin Greenfield, who has had U.S. presidents as clients
- The fact that it is a Batman related show: Do I need to say more?