Ok, I need to have some people to talk about this, because this show has my head spinning right now. For those of you unaware of Gotham, it is a prequel series on Fox TV, Set before the events of Bruce Wayne becoming batman, an basically showing the origins of some of Gotham's most heinous villains. I'll spoiler my thoughts of the current episodes for those waiting to catch up to the series and I'll separate my opinions of every episode by spoiler. episode1 Ok so this wasn't a terrible start to the series. Introducing and setting up the somewhat shallow characters (what even is Detective Harvey's archetype supposed to be other than horribly orchestrated "bad cop" vibe?) and setting up some of the bad guys. But let's face it, some of the set ups were ridiculous. Enigma's "I HAZ RIDDLE FOR YOU." Made my eyes roll. Fish Mooney has been overacting every line in her dialogue and made me annoyed to continue watching her. That being said, Cobblepots setup felt appropriate. It was a nice take on his younger life and I was interested to see where he would be going. Selina Kyle's introduction was decent, a little silly but Catwoman does give off a silly and mischievous vibe anyway. Bruce's character wasn't horrible either, but Alfred... Don't get me started on the portrayal of Alfred Butler. I don't even know where to begin with the complete Incharacterization that's been done on Alfred Butler. As for Side Detectives A&B, the whole tough New York vibe was laughable to the end of the episode. Nothing these characters did was interesting in the least way, other than watching them overact their lines like everyone else on the show. Don Falcone had a great portrayal of a typical don, nothing really wowing, just your average mobster. All in all, this episode was okay setup for the events to follow, what with Penguins Fake death, and the setup capture of the Wayne's murderer. I had decent hopes for the series after this episode. episode2 Okay, here's where things started getting Batty (Sorry Gahars, I had too.) First of all, The Main Bad Guys of this episode were just ridiculous. I mean, it's not abnormal for Gotham villains to be silly and Over the top, but i didn't know what to make of these people. Their end goal barely made any sense in the whole harvesting of homeless kids, and I found myself not really caring about the end at any point of the episode just as long as these characters went away. Not that there was anything else going on to be remotely of interest. The Selina Kyle segments were forced and didn't really add anything to the Investigation of the Wayne's other than "oh yea. I was there. I saw things." The rest f her setup only served to show that she had an attitude, and we already could see that from the first episode. Any time Fish Mooney and Don Falcone were on screen made me groan and want to change the channel. The prolific "Who called the hit? Hey who do you love so I can beat em and hurt you? Hey let's talk like we don't know what we are saying too each other even though we know exactly what we are sayin to each other." Typical Crimelord drama, moving on. Penguins venture towards Gotham was interesting. There's a level of Insanity that he portrays that's actually serving to turn me off to his character a tad. It almost seems like an archetype that would be better suited for the joker. That being said, I doin myself enjoying following his little trade back to Gotham, even liking the bits of his failed ransoming of the teen boy that go to show he doesn't quite have that CobblePot authority yet. Meanwhile, actually focusing on James Gordon for a second, I started to feel more and more empathy for the character at this point. He suits the role of a hero as well, but his dry acting continues to turn me off to the character. Other than that, while skeptical of the whole episode, I still wanted to tune into episode 3. And then Episode 3 happened... Episode3 Okay what the fuck. Just what the fuck even was this episode. A guy that kills people with Balloons that is also a Vigalante? Bruce still being Emo and Alfred still being a pain in the ass welsh guy that isn't actually Alfred? Fish Mooney and Don Falcone still being prolific assholes? Seljna Kyle contributing Nothing to anything at this point? Detectives AandB still being ridiculous tough cops, except the Female cop also dated Barbara Gordon in the past? At this point, I became so done with every character that I've invested all my interest into Penguin now. But even that went dry quick as he has already sped his way back into Gotham and is still going on a murder tirade to make his way to the top. I feel as though all of his escalation is way to rushed right now. His character isn't takin that large of a direction other than "DID YOU CALL ME PENGUIN?! STAB STAB STAB." There's no real cunning to him right now. There's no development other than he's rushing back ready to stab people. I don't even know what I want to see from this show anymore. At this point, I'm ready for them to just timeskip everything and have batman start punching dudes. I'll still probably tune in to the 4th episode out of slight interest in if It can go any further down the rabbit hole, but it's lost me plot wise by now. Please discuss below what you think of the show and if I'm being too critical of everything, I'm honesty interested in seeing if I'm alone here.