Gotham – The Complete Third Season: Blu-ray Review











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Season Overview:

With the Indian Hill fugitives on the loose, Jim Gordon takes matters into his own hands as a bounty hunter in order to save the city that he loves…but will he accomplish his mission to find deranged mastermind Hugo Strange and Fish Mooney, one of Strange’s villainous subjects? While Gordon plays bounty hunter, Gotham City Police Department’s Bullock and Barnes remain on the frontline in Gotham, fighting against crime and destruction in the monster-ridden city. The city seems to be descending further and further into chaos and darkness as Penguin, Edward Nygma/The Riddler and more are joined by the future Poison Ivy, now transformed into a young woman who’s harnessed the full power of her charms, and Jervis Tetch aka Mad Hatter, a talented hypnotist teetering on the edge of madness. All the while, a young Bruce Wayne discovers that there are still more secrets behind his parents’ murder, as he peels back the curtain on the infamous criminal organization known as the Court of Owls.

Gotham is one of those shows that I initially thought that I wouldn’t like. I just couldn’t understand or get behind the idea of a show named Gotham that didn’t include Batman. Surprisingly, they managed to do it quite well and the main reason being is that they found a way to make the origin of certain villains extremely interesting. This season in particular introduced another slew of them and my favorite being The Mad Hatter. He had this dangerous playfulness about him that reminded me a bit of who The Riddler evolves into in the future. Speaking of The Riddler, I thought that the storyline between him and The Penguin was a fantastic. There was a great dramatic yet sad element to their relationship and seeing it unfold the way it did made for some really intriguing episodes. This season also had a lot of great character development for Bruce Wayne. There were plenty of moments that lead him down the path of becoming The Dark Knight and it’s pretty exciting to see. The main thing that I was pumped to see was the Court Of Owls and how they were going to shake things up on the show and they did just that……in a very quiet way. I loved it! I’m hoping that they continue to do things like this in the upcoming seasons. I thoroughly enjoyed this season and I’m definitely looking forward to what’s coming next. 8/10

Special Features:

Deleted Scenes – A handful of scenes that are scattered throughout all four discs.

Madness Rising: The New Villains of Gotham – This feature looks at The Mad Hatter, Poison Ivy and The Court Of Owls.

Gotham: 2016 Comic-Con Panel – Stars Ben McKenzie, Robin Lord Taylor, Cory Michael Smith, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Erin Richards, Carmen Bicondova, Drew Powell, Jessica Lucas, Morena Baccarin, Chris Chalk, and Michael Chiklis, and Executive Producers Danny Cannon and John Stephen join in on the SDCC panel in the months leading up before the season three premiere.

Ben McKenzie’s Directorial Debut – A look at the star’s experience on set while directing the episode “Those Delicate and Dark Obsessions”.

The Dark Within the Dark: The Court of Owls – This feature focuses on the secret group that pulls the puppet strings in Gotham.

Gotham: The Complete Third Season is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros Home Entertainment


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