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A boy sees crime:GOTHAM TV Series

In a couple of days, we will finally have the start of the new series which will open up the origins of the world of the young Dark Knight and the things and characters which would influence his adult life.
This is of course the new tv series GOTHAM, which may or may not be a good idea.
There are so many reboots, adaptations, and series influenced or inspired by books, old films, and comics currently but this particular one could turn out to be much more controversial and challenging or provocative than most.
It does seem that it will focus much more on the younger James Gordon, a long time before he will ever meet Batman. In some ways this could be a very fascinating thing, it could show us many interesting tales and sides to a deeper, darker Gotham than we have ever known.
As you may have seen from the various tv traliers and online, we will also see a good few of the very famous and well-known DC Batman villains such as Penguin, Riddler, Poison Ivy and others and they will have their own origins explored and observed.
There have of course been a number of other successful and less so comic-book inspired tv serie over the last decade or more, one very similar and very popular being Smallville based on a young Superman. There will certainly no doubt be a good few comparisons and similarities between these two shows, but Gotham is very probably going to be more of an adult, late-night detective drama-or is it?
Just what exact path will this show take?
Another similar comic-book inspired show would be Agents of Shield from Marvel, which has mostly successfully run alongside the many various hugely successful Hollywood Marvel comicbook movies. While that series has had some ups and downs, not always being as good as hoped for or satisfying, but also it connected with and played off the movies in some well timed ways. Could DC Comics hope to do similar things with this show or would it even be possible?
The current Hollywood success battle between the massive worlds and characters from Marvel and DC comics and their studios is regularly offering us a new movie project and hoping to put out the biggest and best movie after the last with their own comic characters and series.
DC comics of course have finally given many hope of the long anticipated Justice League movie/project now with the new Batman/Superman/Wonderwoman movie due in over a year or so, and finally possibly looking ready to stand strong against the might of big-screen Marvel output.
Should DC really go along in a more different approach? Many of the Batman and other DC titles have often had much more cerebral, thoughtful element to them compared to Marvel, and so should a tv adaptation not reflect this also?
Of course we had the famous super-camp 60’s Batman show, but as great as that was, it did not show other sides of DC comics and characters and no tv adaptation ever has since, with probably only the Tim Burton movies really getting very close previously.
Could this new grim show possibly then be more like a Tim Burton late-night DC comic adaptation? Would that be a fantastic thing and something which should have happened long ago?
In the next few days we will see Gotham, we will meet the ones who will meet the Dark Knight down the line.

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About JAMES E PARSONS

Author of science fiction novels Orbital Kin and Minerva Century-also horror, literary fiction, many short stories and screenplays. Always reading, writing, watching films, playing guitar/bass, and am a husband with a coffee addiction. New horror novel due for 2017. This is my blog, offshoot from my website. It will be where I post current thoughts, opinions, views, reviews, or discussions about contemporary film, movies, books, video games, television series mostly in the horror, science fiction, fantasy and their sub-genre offshoots. The entertainment not in the mainstream (for the most part) and proud of it. Also follow me on twitter- @ParsonsFiction, and facebook - James E Parsons

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