"Pennyworth" is the story of Bruce Wayne's future butler and father figure, from the people who brought us "Gotham." So this is a tale of an alternate "Swinging London" period of the 60s--when Alfred was much younger. While there are NO superpowers in the story, there are some exotic and over the top villains to be found. Only one of them gets anything like a costume, however. In this timeline, London is torn between rich fascists and poor "progressive" workers. Those two factions, much like in the video game Bioshock Infinite, are preparing for war. Alfred, himself, is basically a gangster. He comes home from war with PTSD, puts on a good suit, and takes up a violent trade as a problem solver. He finds himself working with all manner of shady characters--like spies and actual gangsters. This show is an interesting prequel to "Gotham," and it shows how their more "butt-kicking butler" came to be who he was.
A great origin story of the man who would be Batman's confidant. The story line, including the side story with Alfred's dad culminates in a mind blowing ending episode.
Loved the swinging costumes and music! The actors are authentic and amazing! A great addition to my superhero collection.
I am fan of DC comics and a must watch anything as o show or movie. The Pennyworth show was enjoyable but I believe the writers really miiss opportunity to do something great. Once again they stray away from the traditional origin of a character to put their own spin on it. If I had the opportunity to borrow the DVD I would have watch it but not have the desire to own it.
An original twist on Batman’s Butler in an alterna
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
Very well done. With a bit of a cliff hanger there will hopefully be a season 2. While occurring prior to the birth of Batman, it brings in several characters from Batman including his parents. However, it is an alternative universe with interesting characters and a suspenseful and action driven plot. It is definitely for adults.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Batman's Alfred's Origin Story
This is a great show showing one version of Alfred's beginnings in England. The Blu-ray has excellent video quality and while the audio is not extremely active in action scenes, it doesn't sound flat. Worth getting and thanks to Warner for still supporting Blu-ray.