The premiere of the new show Gotham is upon us. As a San Diego resident, I keep seeing trolleys plastered with advertising left over from SDCC. I think it’s great. There are still Agents of SHIELD trolleys from last year. It feels like SDCC never ended.
What I like about Gotham is that it is a series and not a movie. It will allow for character development over time. After all, these are stories worth waiting for.
I’m starting to think that DC Comics is better off with television shows, leaving Marvel to the movies. Just a thought, of course. However it makes sense given that Warner Bros and DC are loathe to allow humor in their films, which makes their blockbusters dark. Television has some great dramas, and Gotham will no doubt join them. And while Guardians of the Galaxy would no doubt provide as many laughs per half hour as Big Bang Theory, the Marvel movies demonstrate ability to pack in action, drama, humor, and good storytelling into a two hour feature film.
DC can stay dark and gritty in the small screen world, and is fine. Play to your strengths.
So welcome, Gotham. We’re ready for a long relationship with you.