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The story behind Detective James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival.

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 James Gordon (67 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Harvey Bullock (67 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Bruce Wayne / ... (66 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Alfred Pennyworth (66 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Oswald Cobblepot / ... (66 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Barbara Kean (66 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Selina Kyle (66 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Edward Nygma / ... (66 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Butch Gilzean (56 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Leslie Thompkins (53 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Tabitha Galavan (44 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Lucius Fox (44 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Nathaniel Barnes (41 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Carmine Falcone (29 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Fish Mooney (28 episodes, 2014-2017)
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In crime ridden Gotham City, Thomas and Martha Wayne are murdered before young Bruce Wayne's eyes. Although the idealistic Gotham City Police Dept. detective James Gordon, and his cynical partner, Harvey Bullock, seem to solve the case quickly, things are not so simple. Inspired by Bruce's traumatized desire for justice, Gordon vows to find it amid Gotham's corruption. Thus begins Gordon's lonely quest that would set him against his own comrades and the underworld with their own deadly rivalries and mysteries. In the coming wars, innocence will be lost and compromises will be made as some criminals will fall as casualties while others will rise as supervillains. All the while, young Bruce observes this war with a growing obsession that would one day drive him to seek his own revenge as The Batman. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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The first Batman-related TV show to appear on the Fox Network since Batman: The Animated Series (1992), which also featured Harvey Bullock and Renee Montoya, and whose opening title sequence featured the blimps over the city that were featured in the show's early promotional material. See more »

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James Gordon: G.C.P.D.
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The Warner Bros and DC Comics logos are gray and grimy and set amidst rain and mist. See more »

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Detailed plot, Stunning cinematography, Thrilling experience!
23 September 2014 | by (Bangladesh) – See all my reviews

Just watched the pilot and I daresay I've got a feeling it's gonna be a great success for the production and a treat for the viewers! Pre-Batman era never seemed so awesome! :D The plot seems elaborate and the way the story is spreading and building up suspenses, we can definitely expect a pretty epic ending. And I really don't want the ending to come anytime soon! The cinematography was absolutely awesome. Though it has a distinctive Dark Knight feeling, it also differentiates itself from any other Gotham city. The simultaneous filthy and sophisticated city is given a perfect amalgam of all other Gothams, picking the finest features! The series also has a subtle dark tone in it that really gives you a chill. The score was pretty good even for a movie, and definitely out-stands almost any TV series. The acting was well out of the league. I liked Jim Gordon's cast (Ben McKenzie). Robin Taylor (cast by Oswald Cobblepot) seemed promising too. The large chunk of antagonists would make for a great rivalry. And Falcone might as well turn out to be another mastermind villain like Jim Moriarty! And boy, wouldn't that be something! It's a Batman series without the Batman! Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. For now, Gotham can do with Jim Gordon! :D


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