“Gotham’s” Catwoman…

I’m always glad to see portrayed the character of Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman.  In the new series Gotham airing on the Fox network, we are introduced to a young version of the character, depicted as a street urchin and thief with impressive gymnastic skills and of course, cat-like moves.  Played by 15-year-old San Diego native and dancer Camren Bicondova, the young Selina Kyle is a witness to the murder of young Bruce Wayne’s parents and kind of shadows the action during Gotham’s first episode, equally at home on a rooftop, observing undetected at the funeral of Bruce Wayne’s parents, or perched on the wall of stately Wayne Manor. Although she is not yet costumed and speaks not a word during the series premier (cat got her tongue?), we are promised that the teenage Catwoman will have plenty of dialogue during the second episode.  Her appearance is even similar to that of a young Michelle Pfeiffer, my personal favorite in the catsuit. 

Gotham itself is an impressive prequel to the Batman franchise.  Suitably dark, the series introduces us to the pre-teen Bruce Wayne, a surprisingly vital and agile Jim (later Commissioner) Gordon, and classic Batman villains in their early formative stages.  Featured in early episodes will be the Penguin, and we’re also introduced briefly to the Riddler and even Poison Ivy!  The writing appears credible and true to the franchise, and the actors likewise while playing it seriously create believable and three-dimensional characters.

Gotham gets it right, and is likely to be a hit!  Just bring Catwoman more to the foreground, please!

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4 Comments on ““Gotham’s” Catwoman…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    I’m also pleasantly surprised at how innovative the series premiere was, while still being mostly faithful to the Bat-movie canon of the last 25 years. So, I will definitely be tuning in for Episode 2. I just hope that I’m not jinxing things by hoping it’ll have the longevity of SMALLVILLE. But, even more hopefully, without the game of time-slot chess that kept me from watching the last three seasons of same!

  2. vulpesffb Says:

    I hope that they further present the character of the Riddler, too, although it will be hard to fill Frank Gorshin’s shoes. The villains have always been the draw for me. If they can maintain the quality, “Gotham” should be good for a long run!

  3. carycomic Says:

    You must’ve loved last night’s episode. It was Cat-centric!


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