Gotham: The Series Finale Season 5

Gotham is an American crime television series based upon the characters found in the Batman franchise from DC comics. The show focuses on the roles of James Gordon, police commissioner of Gotham, and Bruce Wayne, more commonly known as Batman.

The creators of this series had initially planned for the show to center around the early days of Gordon’s involvement with the police department, but as time went on it began to involve the Bruce Wayne character more as well as the stories of several notable villains from the Batman comics. These include Penguin, Riddler, Catwoman and Mr. Freeze, among others.

Gotham Plot

As mentioned above, this series is about Gordon and his rise in Gotham City before the arrival of Batman. He begins as a rookie detective and makes his rise to the police commissioner.

Gordon is given the seemingly impossible task of cleaning up one of the most morally bankrupt cities on earth, fighting corruption, wild criminals and absolute lunatics. As Gordon is working on his responsibilities as police commissioner, the show follows Bruce Wayne as he transforms the ever-feared vigilante that Gotham City needs.

What sets Gotham apart from other similar superhero television series is that it gives a lot of background information to some of the smaller characters in the Batman series.

Gotham is an origin story through and through, providing old fans and new ones the chance to learn the background of some of the most memorable characters and villains in the series.

Series History

Gotham first aired on Fox in the fall of 2014. At the same time, the series was sold worldwide to Netflix so that streamers all over the globe can access the show whenever they like from wherever they want.

Season one of Gotham received very generous praise, and with over 8 million viewers, this was no simple task. The series played like a mood with incredible visuals that are often unheard of in television series. Winning the award of Most Exciting New Series in 2014 at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards helped boost the reach of the show and allowed it to continue for four more seasons.

Final Season

The final season of Gotham was ordered in the spring of 2018 and premiered at the beginning of January in 2019. It will have 12 episodes total with an end date of April 25. At just 12 episodes, the final season is about half as long as all of the previous seasons which all consisted of 22 episodes.

This final season is based on two DC Comic storylines. Batman: No Man’s Land, where Gotham City is cut off from the rest of the plant and Batman: Zero Year where the viewer will be able to watch Bruce Wayne’s transition to the costumed vigilante we all know and love as Batman as he attempts to stop the Riddler from taking over the city.

Regular views of the show will see some familiar faces this time around with characters like Jervis Tetch (the Mad Hatter) and Arthur Penn returning in some capacity.

The final episode of the series is said to include a time jump, where viewers will be transported ten years into the future as Wayne is finally established as Batman.

Gotham The Series Finale Season (2)

Binge Gotham?

There are several television series out there that has universally been accepted as binge-worthy. Does Gotham make the cut? While people who may not be fans of DC Comics might be turned off by the prospect of a series being based on them, we still consider Gotham to be a very binge-worthy series.

Do you need to have a basic understanding of Batman and the comics to be able to enjoy the show? Not at all. The producers and writers do a very good job of introducing the characters in a way that doesn’t require viewers to have prior knowledge at all.

Of course, the DC Comic books fans might be able to fangirl over their favorite comic book characters and villains in ways that viewers who aren’t familiar with the comics cannot. But that only adds to the excitement for viewers who are already fans and doesn’t take away from the experience for people who aren’t well-versed in the Gotham universe.

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Marko Jankovic
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