As it’s been working out the bugs during its first season, one of the things Gotham has been wrestling with is its matter of tone. Some episodes feel completely at home in any general crime procedural while others swing to the other extreme, embracing the more comic book elements of the series’ origin.
Cautious side of optimism fading…fading…
Okay, so it’s not gone yet, but all the same, I get the sense Gotham has finally found its voice. It still seems to be deciding what to do with some of the stories it set up and has left hanging, but by and large, it’s lost a lot of the clumsier, dead fumbling of the earlier episodes and feels more focused now. Even the overt nods to future Batman characters are blending in better.
Okay, I think we might finally be getting out of the first season slump.
I could be wrong- I was let down after Penguin’s Umbrella in the first half. At the same time, the last two weeks of this have actually been strong material for Gotham. If we can keep this up, I think this show may make it after all.