In Season Two, Gotham follows the evolving stories of Edward Nygma/The Riddler, and Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman as well as the origins of new villains, including The Joker and Mr. Freeze. With Detectives Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock at the forefront of the fight against crime in this dangerously corrupt city, Season Two witnesses Gordon’s moral compass wavering, as he confronts Gotham’s most notorious criminals. At the same time, he continues his quest to gain the trust of the young Bruce Wayne, who is now on a clear path towards the man he is destined to become, after discovering his father’s deepest secrets. In the epic turf war that occurred at the conclusion of season one, The Penguin battled his way into power over Gotham’s underworld.
The viewers who can't get over the changes are missing out on a treat. Gotham might change the Batman mythos, but few shows have captured the comic book aesthetic as well as the pulpy, cartoonishly violent Gotham.
Gotham comes back for its second season even better than before. Featuring an ever-expanding cast of fascinating characters, the story arcs contained in this latest season are even more compelling than what we got from the show's onset.
The flawed drama, the tired perspective and the derivative nature of Gotham do nothing but provide proofs to those who argue that pop culture needs to curb its enthusiasm for superhero stories and anti-hero wallowing.