Ryan and I are big fans of Gotham. (Tom Kelly should be, I keep trying to convince him to give it another shot.) If you’re somehow not familiar with the concept, season one starts with the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents and continues from there instead of jumping ahead 20+ years when Bruce returns as Batman. They stick within the Batman mythos to a degree, but also put their own spin and things. It is a good ride. Even the non-geek Ms. Impossible loves it.
My biggest issue with the show is that the “killer of the week” aspects were always incredibly weak. The interweaving stories around Bruce’s investigation into his parents death, the inner workings of the GCPD and the mob wars between Carmine Falcone, Sal Maroni, Fish Mooney and stand out The Penguin where always the highlights of the show.
Given that, showrunner Bruno Heller announced at Comic-con that Gotham will be moving away from the weekly procedural format and focusing on serialized storytelling. Executive producer John Stephens says the decision was inspired by the success of serialized and binge watched shows like Game of Thrones. One of the bigger obstacles though is that Gotham will have almost twice as many episodes as something like Daredevil, so they need to create a lot of story.
Season Two of Gotham begins on Fox on September 21st.