First episode impressions: ‘Gotham’ Season 5 (TV review)

“Gotham” (8 p.m. Eastern Thursdays on Fox) starts its fifth and final season in bats**t-crazy fashion (pun intended). In a way, that’s par for the course with this show, but it intends to go out in an especially big way. It’s doing the same risky thing “iZombie” did last year: expanding the scope beyond the city to a national scale (even though the events are contained in the city).

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First episode impressions: ‘Gotham’ (TV review)

“Gotham” (7 p.m. Central Mondays on Fox), by far the new fall series I was most looking forward to, gets off to a great start with its pilot episode. I see the series, executive-produced by Bruno Heller (“Rome,” “The Mentalist”) and with its pilot directed by TV veteran Danny Cannon, as a live-action version of “Batman: The Animated Series” from the 1990s, only set 10 to 20 years earlier on the timeline.

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