The downfall to living on the West Coast (aside from the occasional earthquake) is that we have to wait to see television shows while our East Coast counterparts are already watching them. This means no Twitter for me until 9pm Pacific Time. Waiting for Gotham tonight is going to be rough. Of the shows I watch (and recap), Gotham is the one that I look forward to the most. It has captured my attention in ways that The Walking Dead does, and how American Horror Story kinda does. (I’m on the fence about AHS, only because Twisty was such a powerful character)
For now we know that Fox has ordered a full season of Gotham but still no word on a second season renewal. Of course, stopping the show midseason always helps to build ratings…or does it?
In this case, I think fans will tune in next year for the second half of the season given that the show has seen such strong ratings so far. The writing is solid and the cast is superb, so it stands to reason that Fox executives will do the right thing and renew the show. That said, they don’t always do reasonable things.
With Gotham, a star has been born with Robin Lord Taylor, aka Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin. He has brought such vitality to a character that we all know…but he has done it in a way that makes The Penguin more interesting than ever before.
Are you looking forward to Gotham’s midseason finale? Will you watch it when it returns in the spring?