This thread is to talk about the Gotham Knights show. Chat Watch and Enjoy
First commercial break check-in!
I heard about half of that. Batman famously growls, but apparently Turner Hayes will be mumbling his dramatic promises of vengeance into the night.
At least I didn’t hook up with Olive Silverlock
Ooh, Shazam! ad!
Also, apparently the same person as Supergirl decides how far in the opening credits come. The cold open was literally longer than an episode of Amphibia.
I don’t wanna sugarcoat anything about this. The show looks trash. I am totally fine on see where it goes but I’m definitely going to make fun of it occasionally throughout. This is still a show where they only had a league of Robins but chose to make the lead a new one and hope people will like him.
Third commercial break check-in!
I will admit I’m not super-familiar with Harper and Cullen in the comics, but I will say this much: From what I’ve seen, there’s a lot of Cullen being victimized for being gay, less of Harper’s bisexuality as also being something people will be d*cks to her about and more just a thing, which certainly has its place in certain stories, but in tangentially Earth-based series such as these, it’s nice to acknowledge that her dad was an assh**e to her about it too.
You go Cullen for calling out the performative allyship.
Fourth commercial break check-in!
I think Cullen might be my favorite character.
I’m under 20, so I can say this… Why is everyone so hot?
Fifth commercial break check-in!
Well, someone’s taken a big step down from slingshots.
Ok, I just watched this and it wasn’t as terrible as I was expecting? I mean, I was going to watch it either way, but this isn’t terrible. There was a ton of set-up which makes sense for a pilot episode, and it is weird to have a different kid as Bruce’s son but I do like everything else they have going on.
I mean, Steph’s first instinct in seeing that the Batcomputer hacks into all banks is “I can do some real damage with this.” Carrie Kelley is just blowing up police cars out of the back of her Mom’s car. Harper is doing everything she can to save Cullen. Cullen is doing everything he can to prove he can save himself and Duela is just crazy. All of these characters are great. I am very interested to see how this goes.
I somehow missed that this was going to be a Court of Owls show. But I am excited about that. This rag-tag group taking them on? Gonna be weird and fun.
At first I was upset at no Alfred, but then at the end I was happy. I couldn’t deal with an evil Alfred. Though, I do like that character.
Anyway, I am going to continue watching. I am curious to see how it continues.
Agreed, most of these characters made no sense when they first announced the cast, but they’re all so interesting! Still a little unclear on why they went with “Turner”, though. I mean, he’s been due for a new name for give-or-take 83 years, but “Turner”?
Not that there’s anything wrong with that name! Just that it doesn’t seem to be related to any of his past names/aliases.
I’ve been thinking about this all day, and this is officially my second-favorite pop-culture line of the year so far, after Darren Cross’s anguished “But… Look at me. I’m such a d*ck!”
Pretty much agree w/ @Row.Harper. I didn’t have high expectations and this was decent enough. Probably not something I’d watch if it wasn’t Batman-related, but I know that’s usually all it takes to get me invested
I think the biggest weakness of the pilot is ultimately Turner himself, which is gonna make this season a drag if he doesn’t get better soon. While most of the other main characters had at least a decent enough personality, I just feel like Turner really had none. It also didn’t help that Oscar Morgan really didn’t give a good performance, especially during Bruce’s eulogy, though I’m not sure if it’s because he’s not a good actor or he was given bad direction. I’m ultimately just left pondering why he’s even here in the first place. I get the writers wanting to do something different w/ a new character, but since he’s just another straight (presumably) white guy, what does he even bring to the table that Dick, Jason, Tim, Damian or any other existing Batfam member wouldn’t? I certainly hope I end up being wrong about him and I’m gonna try not to be too judgmental after just 1 episode, but it’s definitely more of a concern now
I don’t think that was advertised beforehand, though I guess I should’ve seen it coming considering they already took the name of the video game, so why not take the villains as well?
I will admit I haven’t done any deep dives into the development history of either one, but I think that maybe either the show or the video game started as disgruntled former employees who had creative differences with the other one.
Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched. I wouldn’t be completely surprised if we found out the reason they changed his name was because DC wouldn’t let them have a queer Dick Grayson. I’m not saying probably, but given the pilot and all of DC’s history, I wouldn’t be surprised.
And that’s what killed it for me. They would have been better off eliminating him and making Carrie the lead as Robin/ Police target. Batman didn’t give him a reason as to why he was adopted and the only reason he seems to be on the show is to give the CW’s usual demo something to look at.
I gave it an episode, and it was better than feared, but that will be it.
(Looks down at feet guiltily)
Y’know, I thought I knew what you were talking about… I didn’t
CW has been bought by Nexstar which will reportedly change the CW into a news network in the fall. Look at the cable channel “NewsNation” for what its likely to look like. Therefore the CW will go from a young diverse demo that its had for decades to an old white one as shown in the picture.
Ohhhh. Well, that’s weird. Does that mean every The CW show is on its last season?