Villainous tendencies work best with an agenda especially when wealthy patrons, over consumption and flagrant symbolism are included in the mix. Comic Strip did it best when alternative comedy was personified by Ben Elton, The Young Ones and Rik Mayall. These days socio-political commentary feels less raw and unchecked due to people with rules and a conscience getting in the way. For a comic book series to try something quite so subversive though still requires guts, which Gotham thankfully displays in buckets this week.
Working in quotes from satirist Jonathan Swift this episode mixes theatrical zeal with show tunes to create something off kilter. Professor Pyg still remains the most engaging villain this series has produced, veering just the right side of camp with a butcher’s apron, steak knives and handstitched animal masks. Both single-minded of purpose and methodical Pyg