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#1 Posted on 9.10.14 1520.12
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Son of a fucking bitch! I actually liked this episode and I must hate myself.

This episode was still shitty, but it was a good shitty. Gordon and Bullock are starting to settle into a decent, though totally generic, action movie cop team. Even though he's a hardened war veteran, Gordon makes a perfect fish out of water. He has no clue what he's doing, surrounded by all these terrible people who should all be in prison for the crimes they do on the job. Bullock is a perfect example of a veteran cop who seemingly just wants to just collect his paycheck and wait out his time til retirement. I'm expecting him to bust out with "I'm too old for this shit." at any moment. I'm using the word 'seemingly' because I'm holding out hope that his criminal-leaning ways is just an act and he's really good. I got my fingers crossed.

This weeks villain was goofy and fits perfectly with the setting. There needs to be more good people going fucking nuts and killing bad people. Build up the idea of vigilantes in the city.

I also like how they've had each episode tie into the last one. It's like a comic book series with each episode being a monthly issue.

Cobblepot is also growing on me. If they slow it down with him, I think it could work out well. Don't rush him into a position of power.

Yet again, the worst part of the show was Selina Kyle. That girl is worse than Jake Lloyd in Phantom Menace. They need to recast her quickly.

Something that I just finally noticed this week was that Bruno Heller is writing/producing the series. I now feel obligated to give the show a chance because I like his other stuff. The Mentalist, Rome, Touching Evil... the guy generally does good shows and There's a chance this can continue getting better.

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#2 Posted on 9.10.14 1920.08
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I know it's just three episodes in, but everyone just seems way too one-dimensional. Gordon is nothing but a seething combination of righteousness and disenchantment. Bullock is a caricature of a lousy cop. Penguin will kill anyone who looks at him cross-eyed. It's just not a very good show thus far, and I'm only sticking with it due to the Batman tie-ins...without improvement after a few more eps, I'm out.
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#3 Posted on 10.10.14 0939.29
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I don't know. The show's kind of growing on me. Not sure why.

Still, if it got canceled tomorrow (which isn't happening...it's become Fox's number one show with the 18-49 audience in prime time), I wouldn't care.

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#4 Posted on 10.10.14 1047.24
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I liked the episode for the character interactions. I think we saw Gordon is willing to stand aside for certain things. Penguins has always been a pyschopath, its just in the Batman universe, he has other people do the killing for him. Donald Logue is a joy to watch.

If anything, I like the grit a bit more than Arrow's forced grittiness.
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#5 Posted on 10.10.14 2234.01
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    Originally posted by Cerebus
    I'm using the word 'seemingly' because I'm holding out hope that his criminal-leaning ways is just an act and he's really good. I got my fingers crossed.


Compared to the rest of the GCPD, he's a regular saint. I think that's where they're trying to go - Bullock's the kind of guy who could be a good cop, but he's in an environment where he doesn't get the opportunity.

    Originally posted by Cerebus
    Yet again, the worst part of the show was Selina Kyle. That girl is worse than Jake Lloyd in Phantom Menace.


I...disagree.
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