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The CW’s Gotham Knights Looks Absolutely Terrible

I’m all for giving things a chance. I really am. Even after Naomi’s horrific trailers which I pointed out the show would not be good, I was scolded. It turned out, it was trash. It was a complete waste of time, the time I will never ever get back.

Gotham Knights just doesn’t look good. I’m going to say it bluntly. It looks awful. People are rightfully pissed when you consider the fact that established shows such as Stargirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Batgirl were all canceled yet somehow this is given the go-ahead.

I’ve seen comments saying “give it a chance”. It’s the trailer’s job and duty to create hype around the project. This needs to happen with any movie or series in order to bring better numbers to it. The trailers so far have done everything but that.

Let’s start. Gotham Knights is meant to be about the Bat-family. Robin, Red Hood, Batgirl, Nightwing, and others. We’ve got next to none of that. We have a Robin. The most underwhelming Robin when you look at the popular 4 of Tim, Dick, Jason, and Damian (I will get onto Damian in a moment). All this does is scream that Warner Bros. didn’t allow The CW to use the original characters, so why bother?

Now I’d like to talk about the Damian situation. Bruce is dead. It makes sense that the Bat-family take over because Gotham is always a mess. However, they’re using a guy called “Turner Hayes” according to IMDB. Turner Hayes is Bruce’s adopted son created solely for the show. This isn’t a character that’s ever been seen before in the comics.

So again, I ask the same question, why bother? Nobody has heard of him. Bruce adopted all of his Robin’s and also had a biological son in Damian. So they decide to completely skip all of that and head to a character none of us have heard of or care about?

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It makes completely no sense. It seems to me they’re just riding on the Gotham Knights name for the sake of it and doing whatever they want with it.

Misha Collins looks great as Harvey but why is he acting like a Police Detective in the show? We know Dent is the District Attorney. Also, why isn’t he Two-Face at this point if Batman has been Batmaning for years?

The CW was brilliant in the early years with Arrow and The Flash but this just isn’t it. I’m sorry but it’s just not. None of the marketing so far has piqued my interest nor made me interested in the product. It looks awful. They failed with Naomi and this is destined to fail as well already before it’s even been released. I know people say to give it a chance, but this isn’t good.

The vast majority of comments online are all extremely negative towards the show with the odd comment liking what they’ve seen. A lot of these negative comments are absolutely correct. They’re giving us seriously low-grade Gotham Knights when the potential to use the actual characters could have given the show a much further boost. They won’t though. Why? Because we already have Titans which is easily levels above what we’ve seen with this so far.

It’s not Gotham Knights. I’ll be happy to see this show canceled after 1 season because it should not have been made and should have been canceled when everybody thought it had.

As always, I’ll give the Pilot a chance and I seriously HOPE it blows me away but so far, based on what I’ve seen, and what I’ve read, I highly doubt this will be the case.

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Daniel Lewandowski

29 years old. Founder, and co-owner of Comic Universe. Journalist specializing in the Arrowverse shows, and the MCU. Creator of the Comic Universe website.

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