Gotham premiered last night and has been doing pretty well. If you didn't already know, it follows the rise of Detective James Gordon through the ranks of Gotham's PD following the death of Bruce Wayne's parents.
Want to know if it's for you? Here's the best and worst of FOX's Gotham premiere.
Selina Kyle Is Basically a Cat
You know when you go to a friend's house, and their cat just sits in the corner and stares at you all night long? Yeah, that's all Selina Kyle did the entire episode. We've never seen such a literal interpretation of Catwoman.
Robin Lord Taylor's Nose Makes Him The Best Penguin
It's still years before Oswald Cobblepot will become The Penguin, a crime boss in his own right, so he's not yet fat and just recently got his hobble. Good thing he's got that beak, or we wouldn't get the reference at all.
Gotham is best when it took cues from The Dark Knight, i.e. let's explain highly complicated moral ambiguity to a 12-year-old, because you know, he'll get it.
Gordon becomes the hero Gotham doesn't deserve, but what it needs right now, when he tells a traumatized, pre-pubescent Bruce Wayne all about the city's corruption. It's like he's trying to make Batman.
No jokes here, Donal Logue is just great as Harvey Bullock, Gotham's resident dirty cop. In all of Batman lore, Bullock has never been as nuanced and sympathetic as he is here. Unfortunately, he outshines Ben McKenzie's more cliched portrayal of the goody-two-shoes, Jim Gordon.
They jumped the shark in the first episode. Either this little girl will learn to manipulate plants and kill Jim Gordon by the third season (of this hyper realistic crime drama), or this is just a throw away Easter Egg that makes no sense. Both options are horrible.
Seriously, they even got the name wrong. Poison Ivy isn't actually named Ivy, she's Lillian Isley, get your stupid reference right, Gotham.