In this week's series opener of Gotham
, we meet Detective James Gordon in his early days with the Gotham City Police Department. Gordon and his partner, Harvey Bullock, stumble upon a high-profile murder case that plunges Jim into the seedy, dangerous world of Gotham. In a city so steeped in corruption, is there anyone James can trust?
Before we get into the recap, I thought I should mention that I am not familiar with the mythology behind this series -- I never read the comics and have only seen a few of the movies -- so if I miss a moment of foreshadowing or overlook a character who will become important later on, please let me know. Now let's see if Gotham
stands up to all the buzz created by that excellent promotional campaign.