Just watched the final episode of Gotham, or as I like to call it, Got Ham. Normally I can't stand superhero TV shows since they're corny and nonsensical, but somehow I ended up watching Gotham (perhaps because it's Batman) despite the fact that it too shares these universal qualities. The show is bizarre and twisted, closer to the Tim Burton bat-verse than more recent adaptations, but that's not even what's bad about it. The worst part is the story is just a whole heap of "whatever the writers felt like doing at the time," with no rhyme or reason. I think every single character died and came back to life at least once, and that's not an exaggeration. And nearly all of them turn evil and then turn back again and everyone just forgives them. It all gets frightfully confusing, but somehow the biggest question left unanswered is: just why in the hell would anyone live in Gotham? It's the worst place on earth!
Anyway, I missed most of the last season since I lost interest in the lame rehash of Dark Knight Rises they were doing, but I tuned in for the final episode just because Batman was finally gonna show up. But it was a big letdown after the epic-scale-war "Escape from Gotham" arc they just wrapped up. It just felt tame in comparison. Gordon's wife Barbara is somehow still alive and now has red hair (but her daughter Batgirl doesn't??), and they got a new actress for Catwoman since the girl who played her in the beginning wasn't cute anymore, but Batman seemed to be the same dweeby kid for some reason (weird, since we never see his face). The only thing that happens in the whole episode is: the all-time worst portrayal of the Joker comes back to life, murders his apparently-not-Harley-Qunn after Barbara stabs her, and then kidnaps baby Batgirl and takes her back to the chemical plant where he fell in. Then Batman comes and throws some stuff at Joker's head from the shadows (that's seriously all he does - it's comical) while Gordon saves his daughter. Then Batman stands up in a spotlight right after they had been talking about Bruce Wayne's strange absence, Bullock goes "OMG who is he I wonder??", and the show's over.
What a silly show. Lots of incredibly good-looking actresses in it though, so it wasn't all a waste.