Gotham has finally *clicked* with me. I dutifully plodded through season 1 because my housemate likes it and because Batman is my favourite superhero and because I loved Gary Oldman's version of Jim Gordon (and shipped him with Bruce Wayne SO hard) And I like Ben McKenzie from Southland, so a show about Jim Gordon pre-Batman days, I was SO ready to love this.
And then it just didn't do much for me, probably because it is as much about the origin stories of the villains as it is about Jim Gordon and boring earnest teenager Bruce Wayne. Last week we'd got about up to 2.3, maybe and I actually said to my housemate, I'm just not interested in villains...(and then we went to see Suicide Squad and about a third of the way in after they'd introduced the characters and send them on the mission it occurred to me I was watching a film about villains and was worried I'd be bored, but then they started bonding and supporting each other so I enjoyed the film, yay).
So my take away from s1 was, I liked Jim. I liked Harvey (once he started supporting Jim and on the path to redemption) and I liked Alfred, for his care for Bruce and because Sean Pertwee is a sexy mofo. And everyone else bored me. Because I don't care about the villains shenanigans.
I did go looking for Jim/Harvey fic and discovered that the main pairing in this fandom is Jim/Oswald Cobblepot aka the Penguin. Which made me boggle a bit, but I figured we'd be seeing more of them interacting, and that has indeed been the case, but i still had NO interest in the Penguin as a character.
Then s2 started. Jim got darker and more interesting and he and Harvey are close and that makes me happy *sigh*
BUT then Alfred fucking slapped a teenage girl hard across the face WTF (and was then verbally cruel to her) so has earned my contempt and I no longer find him attractive *sorry*
BUT THEN THE PENGUIN. Got more interesting. As did Ed Nygma (aka the Riddler at some point probably), previously utterly repulsive and creepy AF, at some point has turned into a HOT AF creepy villain...
AND THEN THEY MET AND I AM LIKE HELLO WHAT HAVE WE HERESO MANY ADORABLE PHOTOS OF THE ACTORS TOGETHER( Read more... )
Robin Lord Taylor, who plays the Penguin, has a cool twitter
Apparently I CAN LIKE AND SHIP AND BE INVESTED IN VILLAINS.
Hannibal ruined me( Specific plot development thing I really didn't like )
(So i think I'm about up to 2.11 now, but am not bothered about spoilers, fyi)