In 1960s London, Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce’s billionaire father.
This, of course, occurs before Batman and the birth of Bruce Wayne. Thomas Wayne and Martha Kane have met but are not romantically involved yet. But we get to see the beginnings of the Bat computer and all the side characters involved in Bruce Wayne's life.
First, I'd like to say that the gallery and live streaming on the epix website is wonderful. Go here to watch it on the internet webz: https://www.epix.com/series/pennyworth.
My first impression of the show was the language.
I love the accents and the words they use for the everyday language. I have no idea if it's accurate for 1960, but I love it all the same. It's very different and yet completely understandable─not just "getting the jest of it" speech but presents new words and a new way of speaking (at least to me).
What did make my noodle twirl was the setting. I couldn't tell if this was after WWII, before, or if there ever had been one. There were horse drawn carriages AND cars (not horseless carriages but actual 1930's type cars) so I didn't know this was supposed to be the 1960s until I found the blurb.
Still, I carried on and enjoyed the action, adventure and the ♥ story!
Arguably, Batman is the only successful show and movies D.C. knows how to do.
Smallville was an exception.
Don't think so? Fuming and naming off shows that you love from D.C.? Well, in light of the cancellation of Swamp Thing, I'm going to stand by my argument that Batman is the only successful superhero D.C. can do.
Mind I say successful as it seems more movies and shows in the D.C. world are not as successful as Marvel.
Aquaman you say?
You have to be a hardcore bun-hating blind man not to love that guy. Srsly. D.C. done good when they cast him. He's perfect.
As The Dark Knight is what D.C. does best, Pennyworth came up on my radar and I said, "Batman? Hell yeah!"
But I reserved dissatisfaction because─D.C.
After watching the first episode, I knew they had a winner. Each hour of Pennyworth is a mini movie. Jammed with hardcore fighting, brutal realism, death-defying rescues, gruesome torture, all surrounding a love story makes every breath with Pennyworth swoon worthy.
Seeing the life of Bruce Wayne's loyal butler, Alfred Pennyworth, with the kind of heart-wrenching action makes one forget there is romance within the story.
So yes, D.C. still "gets" Batman.
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