Before the bat... the cat... the bird... and the clown... there was the cop...
Gotham has been making headlines with some strange casting choices (why is the Penguin so skinny?) but overall I am looking forward to a story set in Gotham BEFORE Batman made it his playground. Starring Ben McKenzie (Southland, the O.C.) as Det. Jim Gordon, this looks to be an intense cop thriller that I will be looking forward to watching every week.
The comics have shown how Gotham became a corrupted hell-hole before the Bat started cleaning the streets, but with this series set over a decade before Bruce will ever don the cape and cowl... it'll be interesting to see what the writers can do with the tale of Gotham's past before the Bat.
Comic book based TV shows have been pretty good in recent years and with the continued success of CW's Arrow and ABC's Agents of Shield along with the optimistic debut of Constantine (coming to NBC) and a new take on the Flash (set in the universe of CW's Arrow)... it looks like the geeks have inherited primetime.