The Reveal of Gotham’s Solomon Grundy

It’s becoming a little easier to keep my once a week posting schedule as I’ve mentioned before. There are things to talk about that are not just related to my writing but just in things I’m interested in.

As you know, I’m a big superhero fan and all things related to superheroic topics. Which is why I have a love-hate relationship with the television show Gotham.

For one, there are many things which absolutely hate about the program. The fact that Barbara Kean is a crazed, whacked out, bisexual criminal does not appeal to me whatsoever. The fact that Fish Mooney seems to be the token black person on the show for the sake of political correctness also bothers me. I can’t say that I am an avid follower of the program but I do watch the show and I eventually get through all of the episodes. So when Netflix came out with the third season, I made my way through it slowly and there were some highlights.

I am highly fascinated with Corey Michael Smith in his portrayal of The Riddler. I believe that he is the shining star of this whole series. It is a part that works perfect for him and we see the unsettled thinking of a man obsessed with verbal enigmas. In addition, I would be remiss that I did not enjoy Robin Lord Taylors portrayal of The Ping when. He genuinely makes me laugh.

Cory Michael Smith - Gotham's RiddlerThere has been a new addition to the iconic DC cast in a reveal that was written in quite cleverly. Drew Powell plays the character Butch Gillzean who was a henchman, the right-hand man of The Penguin. Butch falls in love with Tabatha Gallavan (played by Jessica Lucas) and they have a weird romantic relationship. In the high climax of the season, it was revealed that Butch’s real name was Cyrus Gold who, if you know anything about comics, is the DC character Solomon Grundy. I was impressed with the writing. Those kinds of twists which make sense and also surprises are marks of good storytelling. For me, it helps in my writing when putting all of these different plot elements together, especially at the beginning stages when you’re working on an outline.

I haven’t seen any of the episodes of season four but I have seen a clip of Gotham’s Solomon Grundy origin over at Cinema Blend. The verdict? Not bad. Not bad at all. It doesn’t make me want to rush out and start binging on Gotham episodes, but it’s good to know that I have something to look forward to when season four hits Netflix.

Like I said, I have a love-hate relationship with the television program. I’ll watch an episode here and I’ll watch an episode there and eventually I’ll get through the whole season. It’s not like Netflix’s Stranger Things were all watch the whole thing overnight because it’s that good. But it’s good enough to keep me intrigued and I can still learn from it.

Did you see that episode? Let me know what you thought of it.

Until next time my friends, see you in the Tapestry?

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