On Gotham, Gordon’s a Villain, Bruce Wayne Is Jesus, and Everything Else Is Also Insane

If you were at all worried that Gotham would somehow have run out of complete and total insanity prior to its fall finale, “Worse Than a Crime” must have been quite a comfort to you. For instance, James Gordon became a straight-up villain, and that wasn’t even close to the craziest thing that happened last night.

On Gotham, a Show Ostensibly About Batman, a Bunch of Killer Monks Invaded an Erotic Massage Parlor

This is not a joke. It’s not a metaphor. This is me not obliquely trying to tell you how ridiculous this show is. This is something that actually occurred on last night’s episode of Gotham, and I can’t think of anything that better conveys the show’s total insanity that simply stating what happened.

Last Night’s Gotham Was So Dumb I Can Barely—Wait, Oh God, I’ve Used This Headline Before, Haven’t I?

I’m sorry. This show keeps getting dumber, but against all odds, it somehow hasn’t gotten less entertaining. Meanwhile, last night’s episode somehow raised the bar for the show just not giving a shit. Let us begin by me giving you my very favorite example:

The Secret of Gotham’s New Villain Is More Absurd Than I Could Have Possibly Imagined

Look. I know the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer dropped last night, and the last thing any of us want to think about is a new episode of Gotham right now. But we finally learned the true identity of Theo Galavan, and we need to take a minute to discuss how Gotham has lost what little remnants of sanity it…

Gotham Is Still Bizarre, Still Extremely Silly, and Somehow Much Better

Welcome back to Gotham City, my friends. I’m surprised as you are that I’m happy to be here, what with its crime-ridden streets, its incompetent police force, its cartoonish villains, its maddening dialogue, and its general insanity. But “Damned If You Do…”, Gotham’s second season premiere, is a definite improvement…