I admit that I haven’t been the biggest fan of Fox’s Gotham. Of the four major DC Comics series airing on television this fall, it’s definitely my least favorite. Perhaps that’s the challenge they took on when deciding to use established characters in a prequel series. We know the Batman mythos well, and the show seems to be ignoring most of it for their own little pocket universe.
Following the introduction of Harvey Dent in the show (and the puzzling age of him, who should be the same age as Bruce) the series seems to be taking a different approach to Scarecrow according to Zap2It:
“We’re breaking the story now,” Cannon says. On “Gotham,” the villain will be seen as a child, before he takes on the Scarecrow moniker. In fact, it’s something that will be passed on to him from his father, which will create an eventual enemy for Batman while still having a possible adversary for Jim Gordon.
I don’t have a huge problem with this twist, and if that “Penguin is really the Joker” theory plays out I may end up giving the series a second chance…