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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 (66 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Harvey Bullock (66 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 / ... (34 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Carmine Falcone (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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Ben McKenzie has voiced Batman in the animated movie Batman: Year One (2011). Ironically, just like the show, the main focus of this movie revolves around the origin of how James Gordon joined the Gotham police force and ultimately became Commisioner. See more »

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James Gordon: G.C.P.D.
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The DC Comics logo features a comic-book image of Gotham City. See more »

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Featured in Gotham: The Legend Reborn (2014) See more »

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This truly amazed me!
28 September 2014 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

At first I didn't know what to make of this... a TV series that's basically a prequel to Batman... no wait... a prequel to Commissioner Gordon with Batman as a side character?! How is that going to work? But, as I watched, the story began to unfold and make sense. The production values are top notch... this looks like another Batman film you'd see in theaters... and the mix of too many bad guys in one movie reminded me a bit of Spiderman 3, but it just worked here. The plot is set up. Everyone is kind of interrelated in this whole mess called Gotham City and we're all waiting with some baited breath not for Batman to arrive, but to see how the bad guys develop around Jim Gordon, who is masterfully played by Ben Mackenzie (who is kind of hot, by the way). One can only guess that, as the series develops, that the mess that is Gotham keeps escalating to a boiling point whereby the caped crusader is truly needed to help Gordon keep Gotham stable.

The bad guys are truly vicious. Many of the scenes are cringeworthy and the story flows nicely. I hope they can keep it up for the remainder of the season.


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