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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 (68 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Harvey Bullock (67 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Oswald Cobblepot / ... (67 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Edward Nygma / ... (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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 Barbara Kean (66 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Selina Kyle (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 justice against the evil of Gotham as The Batman. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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The good. The evil. The beginning. See more »


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A fresh prospective
11 October 2014 | by (Kent, England) – See all my reviews

I went in with a flexible mind set. I knew it wasn't 100% DC Universe, but it was a solid show. The first episode was the weakest (I've watched the first 3) but it did get better - now i'm hooked. The characters are relatable and the actors give off solid performances (Donal Logue is good as Harvey Bullock). Its actually quite witty and the characters almost 'bounce' off each other - if that makes sense to you, you know what i mean. I just hope it doesn't drag on too long at becomes dry and recycled.

Good through out and slightly addictive. Watch if you like DCU and/or Batman. J


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