There seems to be a lot of love-hate for Gotham out there – most of my friends who watch a bunch of the super-hero shows (like Flash and Arrow) have all given up on it. I found myself enjoying the first season though, especially for the Penguin character, who I felt was the true standout. Season 2 has kicked off, and the first episode is pretty iffy and kinda all over the place. It feels like they’re embracing camp much more than they did in the first season (i.e. pretty much all the scenes in the prison). We’ll see where things go though.
I think the reason I ended up enjoying the first episode of this is because I came in with such low expectations. The buzz I was hearing wasn’t very good, and to be honest, the concept didn’t really sound that interesting to me – just give me a fucking Batman show. But based on what I saw, it has the potential to be a fun procedural, especially if what the showrunner says is true, and that regular episodes won’t include a cavalcade of villains-to-be like there is in the pilot. I really liked the character of Bullock, as well as the the pithy take on Alfred. I’ll give it at least a few episodes.