For years, fans and writers have said that the city of Gotham is its own unique character in the Batman mythos. After all, it is the setting that created several masked vigilantes and even more costumed villains. From the overly corrupt police force to the seemingly endless supply of criminals, Gotham has always been a city in crisis. Having just come out of the amazing Dark Knight trilogy and with a new Batman debuting in the upcoming Batman V Superman film, the Caped Crusader has never been more popular. DC and Fox decided to cash in on this popularity by creating an new take on the origin story that was also about the city that gave birth to the legend. Done correctly, an origin story (i.e. Batman Begins in serial format) would be vastly entertaining and would draw millions of viewers each week. Instead, fans were given a show that revolved around an up-and-coming Jim Gordon, a sadly predictable sub-plot involving mob warfare, and a pre-teen Bruce Wayne who is nothing like the man that he is supposed to become. What was supposed to be the story of a young man becoming everyone's favorite vigilante has turned into a slow-paced drama where old, beloved characters are given unflattering makeovers and poor dialogue. Because it is linked to Batman, the show will be given at least 2 seasons to succeed. Can it be saved before it outlives this leeway? Only time will tell, but the signs aren't good.