They totally Smallville’d us…
I love the show, it’s odd, quirky, funny, dark and sometimes just flat out weird, but I really do enjoy it. The actors have all been amazing, even when the writing was uneven. I’ve watched Ben since the O.C. and after his run on Southland I was ecstatic when I heard the announcement that he was going to play Gordon in GOTHAM. Donal and the rest of the cast are fantastic, and play their roles perfectly.
Tonight’s episode though, kinda bummed me out. The first 30 minutes were great, but after the bomb scene it just started falling flat. The scene with Gordon and Joker at ACE Chemicals you see 2 batarangs and not much else. The rest gets worse after that. It kept building up this anticipation that you were going to see Bruce\Batman, and then you just don’t .
I think the biggest disappointment was that you don’t see any action from Batman. Absolutely none at all.
The Gordon/Joker scene would have been a perfect place to have a stunt double drop in after the first batarang, a smoke bomb, a few punches maybe a kick or two, Joker is taken out, Gordon saves Barbara Lee and Batman zips away. There’s some voice over from behind, maybe? I dunno. I really was expecting some action. This episode was an okay ending to a great show, I just wish that we’d gotten just a little bit more.
I love the show and have totally enjoyed the last 5+ years with the fantastic cast and crew. I wish I could thank them personally but I just hope they know we appreciate all the hard work, even when we complain a little.