Gotham: Season 2 [Blu-ray]
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The darkness grows on GOTHAM, as super villains more ambitious and depraved are introduced, and a realignment of alliances shakes up the fight for power in Gotham City. With Detectives Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock at the forefront of the fight against crime in this dangerously corrupt city, Season Two witnesses Gordon’s moral compass wavering, as he confronts Gotham’s most notorious criminals. At the same time, he continues his quest to gain the trust of the young Bruce Wayne, who is now on a clear path towards the man he is destined to become, after discovering his father’s deepest secrets. In the epic turf war that occurred at the conclusion of season one, The Penguin battled his way into power over Gotham’s underworld. In Season Two, GOTHAM follows the evolving stories of Edward Nygma/The Riddler, and Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman as well as the origins of new villains, including The Joker and Mr. Freeze.]]>
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He has to make some morally questionable decisions, his captain is killed, the bad guys have their hooks in almost every facet of government, and their influence is so great that Gordon winds up as little more than a security guard at the Arkham Asylum. It gets worse: He later winds up in jail, his girlfriend tells him she is pregnant, and his partner quits the police force to work as a bartender.
This is not a season without hope, however. It arrives in the form of a new captain: Nathaniel Barnes (played with perfection by Michael Chiklis) is a straight arrow who cannot be corrupted and he is just as determined as Gordon to clean up the streets.
This season marks a departure from the first in that it has a lengthy storyline involving billionaire Theo Galavan, who appears (on the surface) to be someone that can save the city because he is too rich to be bribed and is too powerful to bow to pressure. Played nicely by James Frain (who "Orphan Black" fans will recognize as the evil Ferdinand Chevalier), Galavan is not the savior he appears to be, however, but a man with his own twisted agenda.
The tone of "Gotham" remains dark and moody: It seems as though there is never a sunny day in the city. In my opinion that's necessary to help tell the story although I recognize that many people will find it depressing. The acting is sometimes over the top but this is a series about comic book heroes and villains so I'm prepared to forgive that fact.
The final verdict: I like the Galavan storyline and some of the new villains and I like the situations that the writers have thrust Gordon into so I give this season 5 stars with one proviso - at some point, things have to start going right for Gordon and his allies.