Gotham: The Complete First Season


On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Batman has always been at the heart of ridding Gotham City of its crime, but before Bruce Wayne became the Dark Knight there was police officer Jim Gordon. Fox’s Gotham had its debut season last year and was mostly received positively.


What I like about the show is that it’s truly an origin story for the franchise’s iconic characters. Watching Batman, Catwoman, Penguin, the Riddler, and many more become the heroes and villains we’re familiar with is exciting, and Gotham puts them at the forefront. In fact, I get the feeling that the show might be coming on too strong. It’s only been one season but, it seems like all the major players have been revealed and there’s not much left to reveal for future seasons.


Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, the only original character created exclusively for the series, is great, which makes it all the more disappointing she won’t be returning for Season 2. Thankfully, Robin Lord Taylor’s Oswald Cobblepot is just as fantastic. If anyone can carry the series, it’s him.


The Blu-ray looks fantastic. Gotham City has never looked this good before. The skyline shots look good, but it’s when we get down in the dirty alleyways and corrupt businesses that it truly shines. High quality TV isn’t just reserved for cable and premium channels. Gotham is a prime example.



  • Gotham Invented
  • Gotham: Designing the Fiction
  • The Game of Cobblepot
  • Gotham: The Legend Reborn
  • DC Comics Night at Comic-Con 2014 - Presenting Gotham, The Flash, Constantine and Arrow
  • Character Profiles
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes

As you can see above, there are a good amount of special features included on the Gotham: The Complete First Season Blu-ray. It’s nice to see some love given to DC’s other properties including The Flash, Arrow, and the unfortunately cancelled Constantine, too. The Blu-ray really does cover the whole gamut of content relating to the show. All other Blu-ray releases should look to mirror it.

Matt Rodriguez
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