Gotham: first screening reactions overwhelmingly postitive

News Louisa Mellor
16 Jun 2014 - 07:05

Some lucky people have had a sneak preview of the Gotham pilot, and they're singing its praises...

A few early reactions to a US screening of the Gotham pilot have emerged, and all told, Fox should be feeling pretty chuffed with themselves. The vast majority of responses were positive, with Collider's Christina Radish Tweeting, "Rest assured, Gotham is everything that you want Gotham to be", before adding particular praise for Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin.

Give Me My Remote's Marisa Roffman called Gotham a "gorgeous show", while TV Equals' Sandrine Sahakians called it "fantastic", explaining that "the trailers don't do it justice" and adding that it was "definitely top of my list this fall"

Hitfix's Daniel Fienberg was slightly more circumspect writing on Twitter, "I can't shake the feeling there are a lot of unfulfillable promises in Gotham. But... good pilot", adding "It's well-cast, top to bottom, and the production values play higher in context than they do in the trailer".

More praise for "superb and transfixing" Robin Lord Taylor as Cobblepot came from MTV, who suggest the show should be renamed "Penguin: Origins" judging by the pilot, and warned viewers to prepare for an Alfred (Sean Pertwee) straight out of Geoff Johns' Batman: Earth One. According to MTV, Gotham "isn't a superhero show. If anything, it's closer to a police procedural with some comic book trappings".

We'll bring you our own thoughts on the pilot as soon as we're able.

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