Patchy is not ready to say goodbye to this show.
Patchy HATES goodbyes.
When Gotham first came on people made fun of the idea of a show about Batman that didn’t have Batman. Bruce Wayne was just a 12-year-old kid and the villains of Gotham were just ambitious bad guys… BUT… here’s the crazy thing… after five seasons, Gotham has become an odd fixture in Patchy’s TV watching life.
Gotham is dark but colorful, scary but funny, bleak but optimistic… it is all the things Patchy remembers from comic books. If you take it too seriously you miss the point!!!!
When Fox announced that this would be the last season of Gotham, Patchy didn’t think it would be so sad to say goodbye. THEN THEY SHOWED A PREVIEW FOR THE FINAL EPISODE AND PATCHY STARTED CRYING!!!!!
When Gotham started, Bruce Wayne was just a baby… they said he was 12 years old but he looked younger. The show opened with his parents’ murder in front of him and he’s spend the entire series looking for answers… why were they murdered, what secrets they had uncovered, who is trying to destroy Gotham… and now Bruce is all grown up and will be BATMAN!!!!!
The genius of Gotham is the way they took us DEEP inside the lives of all the characters. Jim Gordon, the war-hero cop whose dad was a lawyer — in the first episode he’s called the last good man left in Gotham. Oswald Cobblepot, the umbrella-holder and general servant of mob underboss Fish Mooney, who methodically manipulated his way through bloody mob wars to become the self-professed “King of Gotham”. Edward Nygma, a criminal analyst for the Gotham Police who loves riddles and succumbs to his schizophrenic multiple personality to become a demented killer. Selina Kyle, a homeless cat burgler who witnesses the Wyane murder and takes Bruce under her wing to show him how to survive on the streets of Gotham while he searches for the truth. And Barbara Keane, who was engaged to Jim at the beginning of the show but then lost her ever loving mind after being kidnapped by a serial killer who watched 50 Shades of Gray too many times… for every major recurring villain, there’s a backstory — and we don’t want to see anything bad happen to any of them, even though they’re the bad guys!!!!
Perhaps the greatest transformation on this show isn’t a character so much as it is the awesome transformation of Jim Gordon’s hair… from a basic buzz cut to a glorious (and high-maintenance) pompadour with close cut sides that would make Don Draper jealous!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Maybe the best thing about Gotham is how unpredictable the story is. Even rewatching the show on Netty-Flixy, it’s hard to predict what will happen next. A lot of stuff that happens MAKES NO SENSE!!!! Except when you binge watch, it starts to make sense. It’s just the world of Gotham is so crazy you pretty much have to give up trying to make sense of it before it makes any sense… KINDA LIKE LIFE!!!!!
But the ratings dropped off and Fox decided to pull the plug… and so, once again, Patchy is losing TV friends.
See you on Thursday at 8/7c for one long cry, Gotham!!!!!!!!!!!!