‘Gotham’ first look: all set-up and no substance

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In the opening moments of Fox’s new series Gotham, you follow a young, strangely mute Selina Kyle as she leaps up and down fire escapes, picking pockets and making mischief. You guess she’s supposed to be “young Catwoman” because of her signature goggles and her cat-like agility, but you never get a glimpse into her inner life.

A few minutes later she comes across a particularly iconic murder scene. The Wayne family is on their way home after a night out, and have taken Selina’s alley as a shortcut to a cab. A masked gunman appears. A gun fires. Pearls fall to the pavement. And Bruce Wayne is left with the cold bodies of his parents as the murderer vanishes into the night. The drama is palpable in this scene — the score swells, the…

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