First of all, YES. That’s probably the best elevator pitch for a Batman movie anyone could make. In fact, it’s such a good approach that someone might want to watch something like that every Sunday, say for an hour or so, around nine-ish.
Of course, Warner Bros. wants to reserve one its most popular characters for movies, because it's profitable. And yes, there’s Gotham, but that’s diet Batman. We the people deserve the opportunity to tune in to a fully caped-and-cowled, crime-solving, batarang-hurling Dark Knight serving up hot knuckle sandwiches to Gotham’s underworld every single week.
It's been almost three decades since the crazy-how-well-it-holds-up Batman: The Animated Series and more than half a century since the delightfully camptastic Adam West series. It's time for Batman to return to TV.
David Bailey is a creative advertising professional who moonlights as a Private Investigative Journalist. He currently resides in Los Angeles and enjoys receiving haircuts and eating sandwiches. You may find him on twitter @TheRingaDingKid.