A lot of people feel watching Gotham is like watching your little sister play put a Ken shirt on your Action Man. Sometimes it's like looking at your old Facebook posts and realizing how much cooler you are now, other times its good old campy fun with some surprisingly dark moments thrown in. I mean, its not like Bruce Wayne isnt there, hes just at an age where hes more preoccupied with pimples. Im of the opinion that any Batman is good Batman, even if there isnt any Batman. Its interesting to see how the writers tweak continuity to incorporate characters in different points in their lives and it must be both freeing and challenging. There is, however, a certain parliament of owls that are perfect for a prequel to Batman. Bruno Heller, the showrunner, has acknowledged that the Court of Owls will have their live action debut in Gotham (eventually). A secret organization that is deep, deep, deep Gotham mythology, the Court of Owls are going to make a murder of crows look like a gaggle of geese. Its too early to tell, but new antagonist Theo Galavan may have already signified the Court's presence, and their inclusion would open up a lot of storytelling possibilities for numerous characters.