TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Dark, violent drama tells compelling Batman backstory.

Fox Drama 2014

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 29 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 120 reviews

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age 14+

I very love this series!!!

"Gotham is a cursed land where corruption has devoured every sector that the series tells not only superficially but also conditions the birth of the villain." The main theme of the story, it's about fighting with influential groups. And investigating in various cases. But as the season progresses through season 2 onwards, we'll find characters with more quirky abilities, more comics. I like about the plot of this story is that not bringing back Batman and focusing on the main character, Batman. The audience will get nothing unless they know more about the story of Batman's childhood. But this series intentionally focuses on the other characters more. And that's what makes this series so different and interesting. If talking about the atmosphere of the city. It felt that Gotham City in this series, it's gloomier and feels like a hopeless city than in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy. There were a lot of crimes, gangs of influential people filled the city. Whatever you did, you had to be afraid of tripping over someone's feet. So many influences that even the police department can't do anything to these groups. And where are the psychopaths who are ready to commit murder at any time again, can be called the city of filth. Each of the characters are interesting. Although most of the chapter focuses on James Gordon as the main character of the story. But other characters have some roles as well. The characters that appear are all familiar: The Joker, Mr. Riddler, Penguin and many more. Have you ever wondered who Penguin is, and why he is the enemy of Batman? In the movie, is he really the bad guy? Catwoman, the image we follow from the cartoon or movie. She always has a pretty, sexy image. Who is she? Why did she become Catwoman? I appreciate all of series team they can find very good actor, the role and character match with the actors. The components make your imaginary city come true.This series will make you fall in love with Batman even more. It's more fun to watch Batman's next movie, it has insights into life, love, and a good perspective on Gotham's society. "The Batman disciples will be completely satisfied. Especially the familiar characters presented in a way we have never seen before." Overall, I give 4 stars because there are still some plot holes in the story. I won't mention it because that would be a spoiler.

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age 16+

one of my favorite shows

this is a great show i just don’t think it’s very suitable for most kids. I let my 12 year old watch this when he was 11 years old and it was just fine for him but he is mature for his age. This show is very graphic and it aired as a TV-14 show. which i agree with to an extent i just think that the violence and gore is very extreme for a TV-14 show. This show earned a TV-MA (17+) rating on Netflix only for the violence and gore. I recommend this show for kids 16+ or if they are mature like 11+ but only if they are mature. but i think it would be completely fine for the average viewer 13-16 is the limit in my opinion the absolute bare minimum is 11+.

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